Renewable Energy

Researchers Found They Could Hack Entire Wind Farms

On a sunny day last summer, in the middle of a vast cornfield somewhere in the large, windy middle of America, two researchers from the University of …

Wind Farm

Pollution might be blocking 25% of potential solar power, study finds

The buildup of dust and grime on solar panels do their efficiencies no good, indeed we've seen some creative maintenance solutions such as using …

Solar Power

Trump just helped make China great again

By pulling out of the Paris climate agreement, US president Donald Trump has gifted China with the opportunity of a lifetime: to save the planet from climate change—and make lots and lots of money in the process. This bizarre turn of events might not turn out to be such bad news for the planet …

Green Energy

The world's most efficient 5-seater car is powered entirely by the sun

A team of students at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) just unveiled an electric car that seats five and is completely powered by the sun. …

Clean Energy

Researchers have developed a paint which can absorb sunlight and produce hydrogen

As technology and innovation open up new ways of generating energy, some advances seem to come straight out of the science fiction playbook.<p>Now, …

Clean Energy

Watch Scotland's first floating wind turbines 'mate' in the North Sea (set to dramatic music)

The Hywind Project is the world's first floating wind farm, set up off the coast of Peterhead<p>Where do wind turbines come from? A little bit of Norway …

Wind Power

India Has Shut Down 37 of the World's Biggest Coal Company's Mines

On its Way Out<p>Things are not looking good for the coal industry. In the latest blow to this fossil fuel, the world biggest coal company is closing a …

Energy

EGEB: Scummy politicians caught conspiring (again), solar *family* car, more

<i>Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news.</i><p>Hot mic records troubling conversation about solar regulations – <b>First –</b> <i>States are required to set a price and contract lengths to promote alternative energy resources under the</i> …

Energy

GE Is Quietly Building Energy-Storage Innovations

The biggest name in electricity could be the future of energy storage as well.<p>When most people think of energy storage, they probably think of Elon …

First Solar Inc.

Renewable Gains Offset Coal's Decline In 2016

Earlier this month BP released its Statistical Review of World Energy 2017. Overall world primary energy consumption hit a new record, increasing by 171 million metric tons of oil equivalent (MTOE) from 2015 to 2016. The largest share of that increase came from new oil consumption, which accounted …

Energy

Eco startups in Trump's America: 'Fake news could hit investment'

After the US’s exit from the Paris climate accord, renewable energy entrepreneurs fear their industry will suffer from misinformation about climate change<p>Following the decision made by president Donald Trump to pull the US out of the Paris climate agreement, entrepreneurs working in the renewable …

Energy Storage

China may have achieved a seemingly impossible renewable energy goal, putting the US to shame

President Trump may not be interested in renewable energy or the Paris Agreement, but that's not stopping other parts of the world from …

Energy

Philly wants to make solar energy affordable for every homeowner

Open enrollment for Solarize Philly starts July 1<p>Open enrollment for a city-wide initiative to make solarizing Philly’s home more affordable begins Saturday, July 1, and already more than 500 homeowners plan to sign up.<p>That’s promising for the program known as Solarize Philly, which is banking on …

Solar Power

Lesson for California: Before expanding solar energy, figure out a way to store it.

<b>To the editor:</b> Your article correctly reports that California generates and pays for more electricity than it currently needs. But the “why” is dim by more than a few watts. (“California invested heavily in solar power. Now there's so much that other states are sometimes paid to take it,” June …

Energy

Attack on Mark Jacobson's 100% Renewable Energy Plan Is Misguided

The last week has seen a flood of stories on clean energy's prospects—stories that make your head spin with their conflicting tales of renewable …

Energy

Gas Under Pressure: Renewables Take A Toll

How will increasing buildout of renewables impact the US natural gas market?<p>Renewables are set to eat away at fossil fuel demand all across the …

Energy

A Clean Energy’s Dirty Little Secret

Discarded solar panels are piling up all over the world, and they represent a major threat to the environment.<p>Clean energy may not be so clean after …

Clean Energy

OPINION: Trump's energy plan will make America the new Saudi Arabia

This past week, President Trump renewed his promise of an era of American global energy dominance. It’s an achievable goal and a quintessential …

Green Energy

Trump touts solar-panelled Mexico border wall as cost-saving solution

US President Donald Trump has suggested that his controversial wall proposed for the country's border with Mexico could be covered with solar panels, …

Clean Energy

Dear Rick Perry: Stop pushing dirty energy and undermining clean energy (+ consult some scientists)

Dear Rick Perry,<p>Coal, Gas and Nuclear all pose extreme threats to the health of our families and our planet. Stop trying to undermine real clean …

Climate

First Solar: Too Many Problems?

First Solar, Inc. reported a significant drop in net income in 1Q17.<p>The warning shot for the company is also the fact that in 2016 prices in the …

First Solar Inc.

SA power prices rise to 'highest in the world' on Saturday

South Australia will overtake Denmark as having the world's most expensive electricity when the country's major energy retailers jack up their prices …

Energy

Your Yearly Facebook Usage Has A Lower Carbon Footprint Than A Latte

The company is aiming to serve its 2 billion users with 50% renewable energy by 2018.<p>When Facebook announced yesterday that it had passed 2 billion active users, it was a watershed moment for the world’s largest social network. With a global population of 7.51 billion people, that means 26.6% of …

Sustainability

Tesla, Inc. Starts Selling Tesla-Branded Solar Panels in Its Stores

Tesla hopes its rebranded solar products will drive revenue and cost synergies.<p>Since <b>Tesla</b> (NASDAQ:TSLA) announced it would acquire SolarCity last …

Solar Panels

So Long, Rollable Solar Array, and Thanks for All the Photons

After a week of soaking up the Sun's rays, the first rollable solar panel to be deployed in space has been kicked off its perch outside the International Space Station (ISS). Watch on as the Roll-Out Solar Array (ROSA), a novel compact architecture that can be stored and unfurled like a yoga mat, …

Clean Energy

Countries and Sectors That Will Benefit Most From the Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement represents the first comprehensive climate change agreement in the world with nearly 200 countries signing onboard. While the …

Climate

The Robust Cooling System of a NASA Spacecraft Flying Into the Sun's Atmosphere

The Parker Solar Probe requires some clever engineering to keep the systems cool.<p>To better understand solar physics, NASA is sending the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft into orbit around our host star. The probe will fly into the sun's atmosphere, marking the first time in history that a spacecraft …

Clean Energy

Rick Perry worries about grid reliability, though regulator sees no reason for alarm

Energy secretary also gets schooled on oceans and climate change.<p>According to Energy Secretary Rick Perry, the Obama administration demonstrated a …

Climate

Renewable Energy Chipping Away At Fossil Fuel Power

Stawell Nectar Farms source 196MW wind and 20MW battery power to go 100% renewable for its $A565 million vegetable farm expansion: gas was too …

Energy

Is energy 'dominance' the right goal for US policy?

In recent weeks, a new energy buzzword has taken flight from Washington, D.C., making stops in Alaska, North Dakota, Texas, Utah and more: “American …

Oil