Clean Energy

Portable SolSource Sport solar stove heats up 5X faster than a charcoal grill

Imagine visiting your favorite local park with a portable stove that’s 100 percent powered by the sun and heats up five times faster than a charcoal …


New method improves stability of perovskite quantum dots

EPFL scientists have built a new type of inorganic nanocomposite that makes perovskite quantum dot exceptionally stable against air exposure, …

Quantum Mechanics

5% GST on solar panels not to hurt renewable energy sector: report

<b>New Delhi:</b> A likely decision by the powerful federal indirect tax body, the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Council, to levy 5% tax on solar panels …

Renewable Energy

Israeli ‘Solar-Power’ Tree Is Charging up a Small French Town

The Sologic eTree was 'planted' in the small French town of Nevers on Sunday.

Renewable Energy

Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus Solar Panel | Preview

We’ve always like Goal Zero’s portable power range including the venerable Nomad 7 solar panel, which has proven to be a reliable way of recharging …

Gear & Gadgets

A 100-Ton Kitesurfer

Not a typical sailboat, <i>Race for Water</i>’s wind power is generated by an avant-guarde, automated traction kite, developed by Skysails Yacht of Hamburg, Germany, a leader in Kite and wind technologies. A 30m2 (323 sq ft) Kite can fully power our 100-ton boat in 20 knots winds. Consequently, while the …

Renewable Energy

India Clarifies Tax On Solar Power Equipment, Parts at 5%

India will levy a 5 per cent tax on all equipment required for generating solar power compared with nil duty now, a government official clarified, …

Renewable Energy

Florida's Amendment 1: A cautionary tale for 2018?

<b>As the US deals with a president who tweets stories his own staff don't believe, and an environmental chief who denies carbon emissions are the primary driver of climate change, a Florida election fight shows the ups and downs of dealing with the politics of confusion around climate and energy</b> …

Renewable Energy

In Brooklyn, you can now sell solar power to your neighbors

Brooklyn startup LO3 Energy is revolutionizing the way homeowners buy and sell electricity<p>In Brooklyn, you can buy honey collected from an urban bee hive. You can buy lettuce grown atop an old bowling alley.<p>And now, you can purchase free range, gluten-free, fresh, organic solar power right off your …

Renewable Energy

3 Stocks with Resolute-Energy-like Return Potential

Resolute Energy has had a great run over the past 12 months. Can Hi-Crush Partners, Whiting Petroleum, or Clean Energy Fuels replicate that success …


This week’s top stories: Model 3 configurations & sightings, Bolt vs Model S, Tesla solar roof sales, Daimler battery factory & more

<b>In this week’s top stories:</b> The latest Model 3 configurations and sightings, Chevy Bolt vs Tesla Model S, Tesla’s solar roof tile sales, Daimler‘s new EV battery factory, and more.<p>This week we get Model 3 configuration details with approximately 100 configs planned compared to Model S’ more than …


Forward Labs' new solar roof is 33% cheaper than Tesla's - and it can be installed in half the time

Tesla gets all the attention lately when it comes to solar roofs, but start-up Forward Labs has been hammering away at their own solar roof …

Renewable Energy

Crunching The Numbers On Tesla's Solar Roof, And Trying Not To Get Too Excited

In October 2016 Elon Musk unveiled Tesla's solar roof product, marking a new paradigm for the residential solar industry, deliveries begin for US …


Solar Energy Smashes U.K. Record, Supplying 24% of the Nation’s Electricity Demand

Here Comes the Sun<p>The Beatles may have well predicted the future for their mother country as the Sun now shines bright in the United Kingdom. …

Renewable Energy

Modern Efficiency and Affordability Don’t Have to Come at the Expense of Style

By creatively manipulating the angles and levels of exterior surfaces on this modest Polish country house, architect Peter Kuczia achieved exceptionally high solar exposure, increasing its capacity to gain energy from the sun.<p>Architect Peter Kuczia built his second home on the edge of Lake Laka in …

Renewable Energy

Tesla solar roofs can now be preordered; CA installations start in June

Elon Musk, habitually behind schedule, announced on May 10 that anyone can now preorder a Tesla Solar Roof—a roof made of shingles with built-in …


Atelier Space turn a 1925 nursery into a daylit solar-powered residence in the Netherlands

Smart adaptive reuse can do wonders with old, abandoned and disused buildings. Dutch firm Atelier Space breathed new life into this 1925 nursery in …


Connecticut lawmakers target successful energy efficiency program in effort to plug budget hole

Legislators want to plunder efficiency programs to close a budget gap.<p>Wesson Energy started life in the oil business 90 years ago. But a decade ago, …


Plan to light up Auckland Harbour Bridge using solar power

An impression of how the harbour bridge could be lit.<p>A major Auckland landmark will soon be casting its light far and wide, thanks to a world-first …

New Zealand News

Energy Harvesting Wristwatch Uses a Versatile Photodiode

There’s some interesting technology bundled into this energy harvesting wristwatch. While energy harvesting timepieces (called automatic watches) …

Renewable Energy

Clean Energy wins LA Metro contract to fuel transit bus fleet

Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ:CLNE) +4.6% premarket on news it was awarded a renewable natural gas contract to fuel the Los Angeles County Metropolitan …


Under Trump energy security is running on empty

The Trump Administration has put forward a budget proposal for the 2018 fiscal year that would, if enacted, erode U.S. energy security, diminish our …


Tesla’s solar roof tiles are already sold out ‘well into 2018’

After first unveiling the product last year, Tesla started taking orders with a $1,000 deposit for the first versions of its solar roof tiles earlier this month.<p>Electrek has learned that demand exceeded expectations and that its solar roof tiles are now sold out ‘well into 2018’.<p>Earlier this week, …

Renewable Energy

Where rivers meet the sea: Harnessing energy generated when freshwater meets saltwater

A new hybrid technology has been created that produces unprecedented amounts of electrical power where seawater and freshwater combine at the coast.

Renewable Energy

Scientists found a way to turn ordinary clothes into power generators using body movement

Movement is energy. Anytime you move an object, including your arms or legs, you’re transferring energy to it. That kinetic energy can be turned into other types of energy, which means you could potentially harvest it and turn it into a power source—a dream scientists have been working on for some …


This Zero-Energy Passive Mobile Prefab Was Partially 3D Printed

A Ukranian company has recently launched the world's first autonomous mobile prefabricated homes.<p>PassivDom, a new prefab startup based in the Ukraine, recently revealed modulOne, a mobile prefab that acts as a completely self-sufficient Autonomous Unit.<p>The module comes equipped with furniture, …


World’s largest floating solar farm is now generating energy in China

A 40-megawatt solar farm in the South Anhui province of China is finally online and generating renewable energy. Larger than floating farms in …

Renewable Energy

From energy efficiency to clean energy: 10 years of EDF Climate Corps

Ten years ago, EDF found itself head-on with a challenge: how to effectively jump-start corporate energy efficiency initiatives. We started EDF …


SolarWorld Joins Case Seeking U.S. Duties on Cheap Solar Imports - Bloomberg

SolarWorld AG’s U.S. unit joined a trade case asking the federal government to impose duties on low-cost imports that have fueled a nationwide boom …

United States

GaAs Nanowires Boost Solar

Gallium arsenide (GaAs) has always beat silicon at a higher price, but new formulation boost existing panels on-the-cheap.

Renewable Energy