Clean Energy

Beautiful Northcote Solar Home shows off modern energy-efficient family living

Sustainable design principles are embedded throughout the Northcote Solar Home, a beautiful Melbourne home that shows how energy efficiency can go …

Renewable Energy

Storms, Sun Brightness Raise Germany’s Production of Clean Energy

Germany has set a record for clean energy production this year due to storms and periods of sunrise.<p>According to the calculations of the German …

Middle East

Report finds it’s cheaper to close Liddell

A second report released on Monday also believes Australia has the potential to lead the world in developing large and home scale energy storage …

Energy

China, Ukraine agree to deepen cooperation in renewable energy

China, Ukraine agree to deepen cooperation in renewable energy<p>A worker walks past the CGN 50MW Solar Thermal Power project in Delingha City, …

Renewable Energy

Durable canvas cloth with embedded solar cells generates 120 watts per square meter

Tents, sun shades, and canopies could generate renewable energy with Norway-based company Tarpon Solar’s solar canvas. They created flexible …

Renewable Energy

MIT researchers develop a system that can store thermal energy for hours

Canned Heat<p>Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have produced a battery-like system capable of storing thermal energy and …

Environment

World’s largest building integrated ‘organic’ solar power installation completed

Heliatek installed the ‘world’s largest building integrated organic photovoltaic’ (BIOPV) system on top of a school in La Rochelle, France. 22kW of their ‘HeliaSol’ product was installed in one day by six people.<p>The ultra-environmentalist solar installation is seemingly 7-8% efficient, weighs …

Renewable Energy

High-Efficiency Monocrystalline Solar Surges in 2017. Here’s Why Bifacial Is Next

The photovoltaic (PV) industry is experiencing rapid change, with high-efficiency modules seizing market share and setting the stage for even higher …

Renewable Energy

Scientists Have Printed Bio-Solar Cells Onto Paper With An Inkjet Printer

Yes, you read that title correctly. A team of scientists from Imperial College London, University of Cambridge and Central Saint Martins have created a two-in-one solar bio-battery and solar panel by printing circuitry and living cyanobateria onto paper.<p>Cyanobacteria are micro-organisms that gain …

Renewable Energy

Bright Idea: This Lamp Harvests Its Own Energy From Plants

Now that's green energy. Dutch product designer Ermi van Oers and her team are working on the first atmospheric lamp powered by living plants.<p>The …

Environment

The Best Ways To Get 10 Times More Potatoes

Americans love potatoes, eating about 125 pounds, per person, per year. Although potatoes are easy to grow, many off-gridders on small plots of land …

Gardening

Yes, Even Millennial Households Can Afford Solar Energy

Between 2010 and 2016, the cost to install solar has dropped by more than 70%. So why hasn’t solar reached more households?<p>While there has been plenty of innovation on the hardware side of the solar industry, with ever more efficient panels generating more energy at cheaper prices, solar companies …

Renewable Energy

This Living Light is powered by a houseplant

Imagine a lamp that doesn’t need to be plugged in – and that you have to water once a week. Ermi van Oers is making it happen with this incredible …

Home

Clean energy companies will destroy our land for a profit

What is the price clean of energy? Recently, we were told that wind and solar renewables were providing nearly a third of the UK’s energy, a record …

Renewable Energy

World’s first solar panel mural unveiled in San Antonio

In a world where solar farms are shaped like giant pandas, there’s certainly room for some solar butterflies. Determined to beautify our cities by …

Renewable Energy

NIR-driven H2 evolution from water: Expanding wavelength range for solar energy conversion

Hydrogen gas is a promising "green" fuel. The lightest chemical element, hydrogen is an efficient energy store and could potentially replace gasoline …

Renewable Energy

This solar-powered floating farm combines agriculture and dining under one roof

As urban farming becomes increasingly popular, people are finding new, unexpected ways of incorporating agriculture into cities. From rooftops and …

Farming

A new material could help us use solar energy just as efficiently as plants

Researchers are one step closer to creating glass or textiles from manmade DNA that can absorb light—which could improve our use of solar energy …

Renewable Energy

The Ultimate Guide to Asphalt Shingles Roofing: Costs, Pros and Cons

Asphalt shingles still dominate the US roofing industry, accounting for more than 70% of all residential, sloped roofs including new construction and …

Home Improvement

Keep the lights on and your phone charged off the grid with the SolarHome 620

Your phone’s dead and the power’s out? No problem! Ideal for vans, campervans, or during power outages in any modern home, BioLite brings you …

Off-grid

EGEB: 40% of broadband households want solar from utility, Yingli bifacial panels 17% more output, more

<i>Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news.</i><p>40% of U.S. Homeowners Interested in Bundling Solar Power With Electric Utility Bill – <i>“Bundling solar with energy services received the most consumer interest—40% of U.S.</i> …

Renewable Energy

Burnt wood used to purify water

In some parts of the world, one of the main ways of obtaining drinking water involves using the heat of the sun to boil salty or tainted water. That …

Science

Technique uses solar thermal energy to split H2O and CO2 for jet fuel

Solar jet fuel could become a major industrial growth opportunity in regions with a good solar resource like Australia, China, Chile, the US …

Energy

The Simple Reason Why I Won't Buy Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Stock

The days of natural gas as a potential transportation fuel may be over.<p>A few years ago, <b>Clean Energy Fuels Corp</b> (NASDAQ:CLNE) was leading the charge …

Investing

Solar-powered Edison Light Is a Bright Idea - Technabob

Celebrate one of the world’s greatest inventors with Kikkerland’s desktop sculpture of Thomas Alva Edison. Not only does it look like man behind some …

Nikola Tesla

From Paris to Bonn to Iowa, we must keep America’s clean energy economy on track

CLOSE<p>Twenty countries and two U.S. states have joined an international alliance to phase out coal from power generation before 2030.<p>Nearly two years …

Climate

Science imitates nature to improve solar cells - Blog | Quirks & Quarks with Bob McDonald

The black wings of a butterfly have provided a simple way to improve the light gathering abilities of solar cells. It is the latest example of how …

Renewable Energy

APS to Arizona solar customers: We messed up — your rate plans won't change

Arizona Public Service Co. inadvertently sent confusing information to many of its 77,000 solar customers that could prompt them to change rate plans …

Renewable Energy

Indian government planning ‘rent a roof’ policy for solar rooftop

Anand Kumar, Secretary in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), has said that the government is planning a ‘rent a roof’ policy to push …

Renewable Energy

Largest solar panel installation in province sits atop Fredericton school

Project at Fredericton High School expected to generate 118,000 kilowatts of power a year<p>Talk about higher learning.<p>The province is using the roof of …

Renewable Energy