David Shimberg

273 Flips | 9 Magazines | 34 Likes | 16 Following | 9 Followers | @dshimberg | Internal communications expert and venture adviser.   ""The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." - George Bernard Shaw  

China says U.S. solar tariffs violate trade rules, lodges WTO complaint

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China's commerce ministry said a U.S. decision to subsidize renewable energy firms and impose tariffs on imported products has seriously distorted the global market and harmed China's interests, firing the latest shot in a broader trade conflict.<p>China has lodged a …

China

Trump Tariffs Help Investors See Rooftop Solar's Bright Side

Residential-solar companies have been on a tear this year, thanks in part to renewable-energy critic Donald Trump.<p>Shares of panel makers and the …

Solar Power

Analyst: Renewable energy will be 'effectively free' by 2030

Analysts at Swiss investment bank UBS believe that by 2030, we could all be living without much of a carbon footprint — at least at home. The analysts believe that the cost of renewable energy will continue to dive heading into the next decade, and that by 2030, costs will be so low they will …

Renewable Energy

Why solar is likely to power the Home of the Future

It’s growing cheaper and more popular each year<p>Right now in America, there are about 2 million homes with solar panels. Considering there are about 90 million single-family homes, that doesn’t seem like a lot. But consider this: we’re now on track to start adding a million new solar-powered systems …

Solar Power

How to Build a Homemade Windmill for Alternative Energy

Build a Homemade Windmill for Alternative Energy<p>Step 1<p>Order your windmill building plans as well as the DC motor. See the Resources section for a …

Windmill

Organic solar cells set 'remarkable' energy record

<b>Chinese researchers have taken what they say is a major step forward for the development of a new generation of solar cells.</b><p>Manufacturers have long used silicon to make solar panels because the material was the most efficient at converting sunlight into electricity.<p>But organic photovoltaics, made …

Clean Energy

Tesla Shines With High Solar Roof Sales in Company's Earnings Call

The product is making waves in the market.<p>The Tesla Solar Roof is flourishing in the sunshine. During the company’s second-quarter earnings call on …

Tesla

These ‘Solar Tarps’ Could Be the Future of Solar Panels

A small piece of a prototype solar tarp. University of California, San Diego, CC BY-ND<p><b>The energy-generating potential of solar panels – and a key</b> …

Clean Energy

Solar prices are dropping so fast it is ‘muting the impact’ of Trump tariffs, CEO says

Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs also undermine effort to build up domestic solar production.<p>A huge glut of global solar panels has led to sharp …

Solar Power

Tesla Solar Roof Owner Reveals the Cost and Surprising Savings in New Video

Tri Huynh is impressed.<p>One of the first owners of a Tesla Solar Roof says he’s “amazed” by the product, revealing the surprising usage statistics …

Tesla

Homeowners are eligible for Solar Panel Program with Great Savings - Home Saving

CAN I REALLY SAVE THOUSANDS A YEAR ON ENERGY BILLS?<p>The answer is yes, but only if you act now.<p>Solar programs are so popular that people throughout …

Solar Power

Alaska Is Offering Entrepreneurs a Huge Renewable Energy Opportunity

The widely scattered residents of the largest state are looking for alternatives to reduce their onerous energy costs.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s crazy that Alaska is more than twice the size of Texas but its largest city has only 304,000 people. It’s isolated …

Renewable Energy

Canada hits back at Trump’s ‘illegal’ solar panel tariffs with NAFTA challenge

OTTAWA – The Trudeau government has asked for a NAFTA review of a Trump administration tariff on solar panels, saying the 30 per cent charge is …

Donald Trump

Russian Gas Doesn't Power Germany - Renewable Energy Does

Earlier this month, during a testy public exchange at a NATO summit, Donald Trump accused Germany of being “controlled” by Russia because of its dependence on Russian gas – a dependency Trump said was 70%.<p>In fact, Germany only gets 34% of its natural gas from Russia, roughly equal to the amount it …

Renewable Energy

Liquid metal battery could lower cost of storing renewable energy

As dreamy as it might be to combine renewable energy sources with storage batteries, there's a problem: those batteries are expensive. It might take you years to recoup the costs. You'll be glad to hear, then, that Stanford scientists have a way to make those batteries more cost-effective. They've …

Clean Energy

3 Wild Solar Power Technologies That Could Secure the Industry's Future

New technology could boost solar efficiency and drive down costs in the next few years. Future materials could even generate electricity at night.<p>The …

Clean Energy

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Residential Solar Panels?

<i>What are the pros and cons of residential energy customers switching to solar? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Yogi Goswami, Director, Clean Energy Research Center, USF, on …

Sweden Hits Its 2030 Clean Energy Target This Year

They just went nuts installing wind turbines, according to an industry group report (paraphrasing).<p>Sweden will claim 3,681 wind turbines by December …

Renewable Energy

Bacteria-packed solar cell soaks up the Sun even behind clouds

Microscopic organisms were some of the first things to tap into the Sun for energy, so it follows to use them to make better solar cells. Now, …

Meet The Woman Revolutionizing Renewable Energy In The Caribbean

<b>Energy Personality: Hannah Olmberg-Soesman</b><p>Today I interview Hannah Olmberg-Soesman, winner of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Energy Personality Award. Olmberg-Soesman received the inaugural award for her exceptional contribution to a sustainable energy future in the region. A dynamic …

Renewable Energy

Exclusive: Tesla to close a dozen solar facilities in nine states -...

LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Electric car maker Tesla Inc's move last week to cut 9 percent of its workforce will sharply downsize the residential solar business it bought two years ago in a controversial $2.6 billion deal, according to three internal company documents and seven current …

The Nix Mini Sensor lets you capture colors from the real world

popsci shop<p>This useful design tool is now 30 percent off.<p>Color makes a big difference in our lives—whether it's for a work project or designing your living room. When you find the perfect shade for your project, the Nix Mini Color Sensor will let you capture the color so you never forget it. This …

Solar Just Hit a Record Low Price In the U.S.

Even Donald Trump’s solar tariffs and desire to prop up the coal industry can’t stop renewable energy. A solar auction in Nevada just yielded the …

How solar power could become a victim of its own success

Solar is the world’s fastest growing source of new energy, outpacing growth in all other forms of renewable energy, according to research by the …

Solar Cell Breakthrough Could Make Panels Far More Efficient, Study Says

The material transforms photons from the sun into a totally different quasiparticle, a plasmon.<p>One hurdle for solar energy proponents and the …

Energy Storage Could Be Residential Solar's Next Growth Product

Energy storage could make rooftop solar more viable across the country and be an added revenue source for solar installers.<p>Residential solar …

India is beating China in the race to build massive solar power projects

Since its big entry a decade ago, China has led the global solar energy industry. A massive manufacturing sector that has driven down costs, coupled with supportive government policies, have helped it commission multiple large-scale projects and become the world’s largest producer of solar …

Renewable Energy

One simple chart shows why an energy revolution is coming — and who is likely to come out on top

The cost of solar power is decreasing so rapidly, it's now cheaper than coal, based on a new analysis.<p>A recent report from Lazard shows how the costs of producing electricity from various sources are changing. Energy from utility-scale solar plants — plants that produce electricity that feeds into …

Renewable Energy

The World's Fifth Largest Economy Is About to Require Solar Panels for All New Homes

California is about to become the first state in the U.S.—and possibly the first government in the world—to require solar power installations on all …

California expected to mandate solar panels for new homes

California is expected next week to mandate that most newly constructed homes include solar panels starting in 2020.<p>The California Energy Commission will vote on the new solar energy standard Wednesday, Southern California News Group reported.<p>“California is about to take a quantum leap in energy …

Solar Power