Evan A. Weiss

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New "Bionic" Leaf Is Roughly 10 Times More Efficient Than Natural Photosynthesis

A tree's leaf, a blade of grass, a single algal cell: all make fuel from the simple combination of water, sunlight and carbon dioxide through …

IBM creates world’s first artificial phase-change neurons

IBM Research in Zurich has created the world's first artificial nanoscale stochastic phase-change neurons. IBM has already created a population of …

The eBay Of Secondhand Solar Components Coming To US

<b>Published on</b> July 11th, 2016 | <i>by Derek Markham</i><p>4<p>July 11th, 2016 by <b>Derek Markham</b><p>In what appears to be a sign of the maturing solar PV market, an online …

Solar Power

Perovskite Solar Cells Supercharge Electricity Production

<i>Editor's Note: This article is part of a special report on the Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2016 produced by the World Economic Forum. The list,</i> …

Clean Energy

This ultrasonic dryer will dry your clothes in half the time

The clothes dryer is a staple in the majority of American households, but the heat-it-up-and-tumble method is sorely inefficient and extremely expensive.<p>A new ultrasonic dryer concept forgoes the heat, instead using high-pitched vibrations to wick moisture from clothes in a method that's cheaper, …

CNN

Dual axis solar tracker with online energy monitor

This project was one of my final projects I did on my exchange studies in Finland.For this project I worked together with Fatbardh.This is a much …

Arduino

GE Renewable Energy Integration | Renewable Overview

EXPLORE THE CASE STUDIES BELOW<p>Renewable Overview<p>Renewable Integration Overview<p>Amid growing electricity demand, volatile fuel costs and climate …

Renewable Energy

Apple has just become an energy company, looks to sell excess electricity into the grid and maybe more

<i>Update: John Weaver did a deeper dive on this over at Electrek</i><p>Apple has quietly created an energy subsidiary, ‘Apple Energy’ LLC, registered in Delaware but run from its Cupertino headquarters. The company was seemingly formed to allow it to sell excess electricity generated by its solar farms in …

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

What I Learned Installing Solar Panels

It was easier than I thought.<p>Over the past year, I’ve written about barriers to accessing solar power, states thwarting solar growth, and the boom in solar jobs, but I’d never witnessed the physical labor needed to start drawing energy from the sun.<p>To remedy this, I tagged along with a nonprofit …

The Art of Solar Energy

Photographer Jamey Stillings takes to the air to capture new perspectives of the Crescent Dunes solar project in Nevada.<p>This story appears in the June 2016 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.<p>Our environmental problems are easy to see. But what do the solutions look like? This project—a series of …

Renewable Energy

Harvard Scientist Engineers Bacterium That Inhales CO2, Produces Energy -- A 'Bionic Leaf'

The chemist who gave us the artificial leaf has genetically engineered bacteria to absorb hydrogen and carbon dioxide and convert them into alcohol fuel.<p>When Harvard Professor of Energy Daniel G. Nocera announced he was working with bacteria last year, other scientists cautioned it would be …

Harvard Medical School

Solar Energy News: MIT’s Latest Breakthrough Doubles Solar’s Sustainability, Touch Screen Cell Phones a New Solar Product, Clean Energy Industry Creating More Jobs Than Oil Drilling

Solar sustainability and innovation made for big headlines this week thanks to new research and development in the world of solar tech. MIT’s major …

Clean Energy

Scientists create ‘rewritable magnetic charge ice’

A team of scientists working at the <b>U.S. Department of Energy</b>’s (DOE) <b>Argonne National Laboratory</b> and led by Northern Illinois University physicist</b> …

Nanotech

Xiaomi unveils the Mi Drone, costing $460 for 4K video or $380 for 1080p

The price is way lower than DJI, but the quality remains to be seen<p>One of China's most popular consumer electronics brands today launches its own take on one of the hottest categories in consumer tech: drones. Xiaomi's Mi Drone is a quadcopter with a three-axis gimbal, 4K camera, and a remote …

How PACE financing creates new opportunities for solar contractors

Louis-Philippe Lalonde, CMO Ygrene Energy Fund<p><i>By Louis-Philippe Lalonde, CMO Ygrene Energy Fund</i><p>As renewable energy surges into the mainstream, solar …

Trina Solar Sets News Conversion Efficiency Record For Large-Area Interdigitated Back Contact Silicon Solar Cells — 23.5%

<b>Published on</b> May 23rd, 2016 | <i>by James Ayre</i><p>4<p>Trina Solar Sets News Conversion Efficiency Record For Large-Area Interdigitated Back Contact Silicon …

Solar Power

Ex-Nasa man to plant one billion trees a year using drones

A drone start-up is going to counter industrial scale deforestation using industrial scale reforestation.<p>BioCarbon Engineering wants to use drones …

Why Utility-Owned Solar is Good for the Solar Industry

<b>Utility-Owned Solar: Averting the “death spiral”?</b><p>A war has been declared between the upstart solar industry and the older electricity suppliers.<p>The …

Solar Power

SunShot Initiative releases eight research papers offering progress reports and pathways to reaching 2020 goals

Experts from the SunShot Initiative outlined for reporters yesterday the state of the U.S. solar industry and the progress it has made toward the …

Household solar + storage to meet most of peak demand, and keep grids stable

Australian households will not just be supplying much of their own electricity consumption in the future. The combined capacity of their storage and …

Renewable Energy

The math, and evidence all around you, that shows shared autonomous vehicles powered by solar power and batteries are inevitable

In the above image in 1900, we see that there is a single car out of many horse drawn carriages in New York City. Within thirteen years it transformed into one of many cars and one horse. Technology disruptions made this happen – and the evidence from the past several decades seems to show that …

Argentina to auction 1 GW of renewable energy

The government of Argentina will open the first auction for the acquisition of electricity from renewable energy. President Mauricio Macri has …

Renewable Energy

Daffodils inspire improved structural stability

SEOUL, May 10 (UPI) -- New research proves the shape of a daffodil stem reduces drag and oscillating sideways forces -- forces that can prove …

Engineering

3D-printed wheelchair promises more comfortable rides

Wheelchairs are rarely as comfortable as you'd like. You either have to settle for a generic design or wait ages for a custom model that might still be a little awkward. However, London design firm Layer might have a better way: it's unveiling Go, a prototype wheelchair that could be easier to live …

Going beyond one million solar installations

The United States is celebrating a major milestone that has been 40 years in the making: one million solar installations nationwide.<p>Thanks to the …

Scientists invent silk food wrap that's biodegradable and could replace plastic cling film

Scientists have invented a cling film-like food wrap made from silk that can preserve fruit for more than a week, as a natural, biodegradeable …

So, something interesting happens to weed after it’s legal

Two years ago, the Washington state began an unprecedented policy experiment by allowing large-scale production and sale of recreational marijuana to the public. The effects on public health and safety and on the relationship of law enforcement to minority communities will take years to manifest …

Cannabis

Potential New And Improved Protective Material Invented Thanks to Adaptive Protein Crystal Discovery

<i>UC San Diego chemists recently built what is being called an “adaptive protein crystal” that fascinatingly is able to thicken upon being stretched in</i> …

UC San Diego

World’s largest coal supplier building one of world’s largest solar power plants

It is with great pleasure that we see SolarReserve has signed an agreement with the Shenhua Group of China to build one of the world’s largest Solar Thermal 24-Hour a Day Power plants. This contract is part of the 13th Plan of Five-year National Development by China that outlines installing …