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6 solar roads shaking up infrastructure around the world

Roads aren’t just for walking or driving anymore. Solar road or pathway projects around the world are showing that streets can both provide firm …

Clean Energy

Energy Storage Wars: 3 Products Going Head to Head With Tesla's Powerwall

Three of the biggest residential solar companies in the U.S. are adding energy storage to the mix.<p>When <b>Tesla</b>'s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Powerwall was introduced …

Wind and solar could supply 80 percent of U.S. energy needs

If the United States were to focus its energy on renewable sources, it could reliably supply 80 percent of its electricity demand through solar …

Renewable Energy

How Bill Gates aims to clean up the planet

It’s a simple idea: strip CO2 from the air and use it to produce carbon-neutral fuel. But can it work on an industrial scale?<p>It’s nothing much to look at, but the tangle of pipes, pumps, tanks, reactors, chimneys and ducts on a messy industrial estate outside the logging town of Squamish in western …

Fossil Fuels

Europe breaks own renewables record — but can't keep up with China

It's a new milestone: Europe got more of its power from solar, wind and biomass than coal last year. But when it comes to investment, the European …

Nearly all new US electricity capacity was renewable in 2017

Renewable energy played an important role in the US last year... although you might not want to cheer too loudly. Data from both the Rhodium Group and the Energy Information Administration shows that solar and wind power represented 94.7 percent of the net new electricity capacity (15.8GW out of …

Fossil Fuels

Electric Vehicles Cost Less Than Half As Much To Drive

Electric vehicles cost less than half as much to operate as their gasoline-powered counterparts, according to a study of fuel costs released Thursday by the University of Michigan.<p>The average cost to operate an EV in the United States is $485 per year, while the average for a gasoline-powered …

Electric Vehicles

Tesla's giant battery farm is now live in South Australia

With a little lot of help from Tesla, Australia is now home to the world's largest lithium-ion battery. Back in March, Elon Musk told Atlassian CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes that he could create a 100MWh battery storage farm within 100 days -- otherwise, his company would do the job for free. The Twitter …

Four new solar panel technologies in pictures

The newest solar panel technology was on display at Solar Power International in Las Vegas. The biggest attention getters were higher efficiencies and bifacial – but there are other technologies- cut cells, string ribbons, anti-soiling coatings, and solar tiles – that also deserve some time in the …

The world’s first “negative emissions” plant has begun operation—turning carbon dioxide into stone

There’s a colorless, odorless, and largely benign gas that humanity just can’t get enough of. We produce 40 trillion kg of carbon dioxide each year, and we’re on track to cross a crucial emissions threshold that will cause global temperature rise to pass the dangerous 2°C limit set by the Paris …

Fossil Fuels

EGEB: UK’s 1st coal-free day since Industrial Revolution, 50GW US of utility solar, largest ever 4GWh battery system, more

Major Solar Projects List from the SEIA – The USA has about 45GW of solar power running currently. This report looks specifically at projects larger than 1MW – and they’ve got about 20GW worth in the database. More interesting is that there is another 50GW of solar power in the development stages. …

Solar Power

New Japanese solar cell is closest to reaching maximum efficiency

Solar energy is the hottest thing in eco-living, and everybody wants in on it. People are installing solar panels in their homes, governments are creating smart grids and companies like Google want to run completely on renewable energy and help people do the same.<p>However, the more we start to …

Tesla's massive batteries are powering everything from exotic islands to breweries

Tesla has had an energy division committed to selling its at-home battery, the Powerwall, and commercial battery pack, the Powerpack since 2015. But after acquiring SolarCity in a deal worth $2.1 billion in November, Tesla has doubled down on its renewable energy efforts.<p>The company released …

Tesla

Ampd Energy hopes to make pollution-prone diesel generators obsolete

Under normal circumstances, I would have assumed the gleaming white, person-sized box standing next to me was some kind of high-end appliance. Things are rarely so straightforward at CES's Eureka Park, though. It was actually what Hong Kong startup Ampd Energy calls a "silo." Turns out, the thing …

'This is possible. We did it': the week Portugal ran on renewables

Campaigners say the 107 hours when the country was powered by wind, sun and water show they can replace fossil fuels<p>If you can keep your gaze off the hilltops, imagine away the pylons and forget the occasional tractor of an uncertain vintage coughing along the narrow roads, little appears to have …

Renewable Energy

Tesla's Powerwall 2 can pay for itself in six years, then its electricity is free

Michael Vorstermans ran the numbers on Tesla's Powerwall home battery when it hit the market last year, and it didn't add up.<p>The 6kWh battery could …

Electric Cars Are About to Dent Global Gasoline Consumption - MIT Technology Review

Gasoline is like some kind of drug: we know it’s bad for the planet, but we just can’t give it up. Now a number of voices from the energy industry …

Fossil Fuels

We Have Less Than 20 Years to Abandon Gasoline Engines

The last gasoline-powered car will have to be sold by about 2035 to put the world on track to limit global warming to the most stringent goal set by …

Fossil Fuels

The largest wind farm in US history just got the green light

Called Wind XI, the $3.6 billion project will include 1,000 turbines and is expected to be completed in 2019. Once it's up and running, the wind farm will have the capacity to generate up to 2,000 megawatts of electricity — enough to power roughly 800,000 homes in the state.<p>On August 29, the Iowa …

Renewable Energy

How Much Do Solar Panels Cost -- and How Much Money Do They Save?

Much like electric cars, solar panels once seemed "alternative," even fanciful -- but are now soaring into the mainstream with ear-popping speed. There have been a lot of recent changes in the technology, bringing the price way down. And with the promise of lower energy bills, it's no wonder that …

Solar Power

California bill would require more zero-emissions cars

California's tougher-than-usual climate change policy might become more stringent before long. Assemblywoman Autumn Burke tells the <i>Associate Press</i> that she's introducing a bill requiring that car manufacturers sell at least 15 percent zero-emissions free vehicles within a decade. Companies …

Will Connecting California's Power Grid with Western States Help Fight Climate Change?

(TNS) -- In three years, California’s largest utilities could be slashing their use of fossil fuels by swapping homegrown solar energy for Rocky …

The new green grid: utilities deploy ‘virtual power plants’

Yale Environment 360: By linking together networks of energy-efficient buildings, solar installations, and batteries, a growing number of companies in the US and Europe are helping utilities reduce energy demand at peak hours and supply targeted areas with renewably generated electricity<p>The tens of …

Energy

Bacterial Wind Turbines Could Power The Nanobots Of The Future

Computer model suggests a way to generate tiny amounts of power for tiny machines<p>Wind farms are getting bigger and bigger, producing more and more power as they grow. But sometimes, bigger isn't always better.<p>In a paper published in <i>Science Advances</i> researchers describe a mathematical simulation of …

Space-based solar power: the energy of the future?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In space there's no atmosphere, it's never cloudy, and in geosynchronous orbits it's never night: a perfect place for a solar power station to harvest uninterrupted power 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.<p>The concept has been around since the 1940s when science fiction writer Isaac Asimov …

91% of residential solar panels face the wrong way at peak hours

Does your roof face south?<p>That's one of the first questions you'll be asked if you're considering installing solar panels on your home.<p>For good …

How Electric Superchargers Went from Fantasy to Feasibility

Until recently, electric superchargers may as well have been perpetual motion machines. Thanks to motorsport and advancement in power storage technologies, they're now close to hitting the road.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Chris Philpot)</i><p>Until recently, electric superchargers might as well have been perpetual …