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New 3 in 1 Roof solar tiles power your house for half the price of a Tesla roof

Tesla is getting all the attention when it comes to solar roofs, but some competitors out there are innovating in ways that even Elon Musk hasn’t …

Tesla

Africa's pioneer in renewable energy

JOHANNESBURG - It's a well documented fact that power and energy are crucial drivers of economic growth and development in Africa.<p>However, out of the …

Renewable Energy

Hanergy's thin solar panels break multiple world records for efficiency

China-based Hanergy just launched the highest efficiency single-junction solar panel ever created. Hanergy’s US-based subsidiary Alta Devices …

Tesla’s massive battery in Australia was paid up to $1000/MWh to charge itself

Yesterday, Saturday 13th, in South Australia the Tesla battery at Hornsdale Power Reserve was paid AU$1,000/MWh (USD$790/MWh) to absorb excess electricity from the power grid. The battery owners will later be able to sell this energy also.<p>The battery has become famous for coming online in under 100 …

Clean Energy

Solar + batteries prepping to take over 10GW of US natural gas peaker power plant market

Solar power and energy storage (batteries) have fallen in price enough that they’re now competing with the cost of natural gas peaker plants in specific markets. New analysis is suggesting 10GW of natural gas peaker plants are at risk through 2027 in the USA specifically.<p>Other, more aggressive …

Solar powered smart windows break 11% efficiency – enough to generate more than 80% of US electricity

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, (NREL), has demonstrated a prototype of a solar powered smart window. The smart window lowers building temperatures by shifting from clear to opaque under strong sunlight. When the shift to opaque occurs, the solar prototype begins electricity …

Renewable Energy

Why Tesla Solar Roof Is Unlike Any Previous Tech

Tesla wants to redefine solar panels.<p>Elon Musk has big plans to change the future of solar. The Tesla solar roof, fully unveiled in August, combines …

Solar Power

A Long Overdue Solar Cell Competitor Just Smashed a Critical Record

This could be how we reach 30% efficiency.<p>Silicon-based solar cells might soon have had their day in the sun, as researchers find a way to make an …

Clean Energy

Elon’s mega battery is ‘50 per cent done’

A $5 trillion transition is taking place in the electric vehicle market

Every week, the assumptions about the future of transportation, and the energy systems that turn our wheels, are becoming more Jetson-esque.<p>The excitement is palpable and as a technology junkie I love it. Auto shows are rolling out new electric vehicle (EV) models; China says it's planning on …

Top 10

4 Utilities Betting Billions on Renewable Energy

Utilities are shifting quickly from coal to renewable energy and four utilities are putting billions into building the clean side of their …

Solar Power Is Getting Cheaper—But How Do We Overcome Its Limits?

The price of silicon-based solar cells has been falling off a cliff for years now. In 1977, each watt of capacity for a silicon solar panel would …

Clean Energy

Mapped: How much space would it take to sustain the world's largest cities by solar energy?

The world's fossil fuel resources are only becoming more limited. With our increasingly large global footprint, the need for renewable energy is amplifying.<p>But the impact of renewables might be less than once thought - with new research from RS Components revealing how little land is needed to …

New York City

Wind power costs could drop 50%. Solar PV could provide up to 50% of global power. Damn.

New reports suggest a renewables revolution is imminent.<p>Solar and wind energy have been underestimated by analysts and politicians again and again and again. They have gotten cheaper and scaled up faster than even the most optimistic forecasts of a decade ago, or even a few years ago.<p>And there’s …

Renewable Energy

More renewable power is entering our grids, making clean driving even cleaner

Clean Driving Records<p>The landscape of personal transportation is changing dramatically. We’re beginning to see the cars of the future taking to the …

Renewable Energy

India's first solar-powered train makes its debut

India's diesel-powered train network has a new kid on the block. The gas-guzzling Indian Railway system has just debuted its first solar-powered train, called the Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU). It will operate in the city of New Delhi.<p>Placement of the solar panels on the train car was …

Indian Railways

These Transparent, Solar Power-Generating Windows Are the World's First

Energy-Neutral<p>A tech startup on a mission to make modern commercial and housing estates energy neutral has outfitted the headquarters of a Dutch bank …

Clean Energy

Fusion Breakthrough Puts Us One Step Closer to Limitless Clean Energy

Taking It Slow<p>Scientists consider nuclear fusion the “holy grail” of energy production for good reason. Not only could it provide a virtually …

Energy

These Ultra-Stable, Printable Solar Cells Can Last For More Than 10,000 Hours

The next big thing in solar.<p>A team of scientists has created a low cost, fully printable solar cell that has remained stable in real world conditions …

Researchers made a battery out of trash

Pursuing more efficient sources of renewable energy has led to many iterations of the battery. But researchers just brought a really interesting new version to the table, one made from potassium ions and trash.<p>The scientists started with rusty, recycled stainless steel mesh and used a potassium …

Solar paint turns air moisture into hydrogen fuel

Hydrogen itself is seen as a key part of our clean-energy future, but even better would be hydrogen produced using the power of the sun, rather than …

Energy

New "Instantly Rechargeable" Battery Deals a Fatal Blow to Fossil Fuels

Go With The Flow<p>Purdue researchers have developed technology for an “instantly rechargeable” battery that is affordable, environmentally friendly, …

Electric Vehicles

One chart shows how solar energy growth is skyrocketing compared to predictions

But as one clean energy researcher points out, the IEA may have gotten it wrong about solar's potential for growth — not just this year, but every year since 2002.<p>The IEA publishes annual projections about the growth rate of solar energy in its World Energy Outlook. Auke Hoekstra, a head researcher …

Renewable Energy

Solar Energy’s Potential $2.8 Trillion Prize

A new projection put the opportunity in solar at $2.8 trillion and there's plenty of money to go around.<p>We are just beginning to scratch the surface …

Solar Power

California Grid Smashes Record - Getting 67% of Energy From Renewables

That doesn't even count hydro and rooftop solar.<p>On 13 May 2017, California smashed through another renewable energy milestone as its largest grid, …

Renewable Energy

This Israeli startup has a battery that can charge an electric car in 5 minutes

Israel’s StoreDot has done a lot of interesting stuff with battery technology, but what it’s demonstrating today at CUBE Tech Fair in Berlin is for the history books.<p>The company is launching its new FlashBattery technology, which promises to allow you to charge an electric car in just five …

Incredible battery uses light to charge itself, but without solar panels

Scientists are working on a battery that may recharge itself, without any input from you at all. While it sounds unbelievable, it actually uses an …

Clean Energy