Solar Panels

EGEB: Utility burning Massachusetts for $3.6B and new gas pipe, 60% of economic growth since 2008 in energy, more

<i>Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news. Featured Image Source</i><p>How Local Utilities Gamed the Natural-Gas Market – <i>On 37 cold days, when demand was high, unused pipeline space resulting from the scheduling changes</i> …

Energy

Biolite's SolarHome 620 provides power for everyday essentials

BioLite has been leading a dual existence. While the Brooklyn-based company's been delivering off-the-grid accessories to your average camper, hiker and explorer, it's also been serving emerging markets where power may be scarce and clean cooking tools are life-saving essentials. Now, for the first …

Gear & Gadgets

Advanture Van Conversions

It doesn't matter the model or year of your van — if you'd like to get more out of it, Advanture Van Conversions can help. Their base package …

Shopping

Butterfly wings inspire solar cell efficiency

<b>The nanostructure of the wings of a black butterfly could be the key to boosting the efficiency of a promising type of lower cost photovoltaic</b> …

Clean Energy

For Solar Energy, Magenta Is the New Black

Magenta-tinted roof panes on greenhouses can capture enough solar energy to power the structure’s equipment while allowing enough sunlight to pass to …

Clean Energy

Solar manufacturers – along with Apple, Samsung, and Nintendo – are under siege from component shortages

The solar power manufacturing industry is having to deal with two component shortages that are affecting margins today and possibly influencing volume availability.<p>Solar panel manufacturers are seeing a shortage of polysilicon that has driven solar cell pricing up, even while panel pricing is …

Clean Energy

Transparent Solar Cells: The Future of Energy Production

<i>This is a solar energy cell (source)</i><p>The news about solar energy has been getting better and better for a decade or more. As storage schemes improve, …

Clean Energy

Researchers have devised a way to charge smartphones with ambient light

Light-Powered<p>These days, we use our cell phones for a lot more than just making calls. Smartphones have become essential tools for monitoring our …

Clean Energy

Energy bills set to rise for one million houses with solar panels

Around one million households with solar panels installed could see their energy bills rise under new plans by the regulator to reform the …

Renewable Energy

Flexible Rollup Solar Panels Bring Electricity To Remote British Island

<b>Published on</b> November 9th, 2017 | <i>by Steve Hanley</i><p>0<p>November 9th, 2017 by <b>Steve Hanley</b><p>Flat Holm island is an uninhabited rocky outcropping in the Bristol …

Clean Energy

Charge your phone using ambient light and printed solar cells

Ambient light may be all you need to charge your phone. Small, thin and flexible panels created with an inkjet printer can harvest energy from …

Clean Energy

Natural and engineered perovskites

Perovskite is an unremarkable calcium titanium oxide mineral discovered in 1839 with an extremely versatile crystal structure. The compact crystal …

Perovskite

Perovskite in Earth’s deep interior

Silicate perovskite-type phases are the most abundant constituent inside our planet and are the predominant minerals in Earth’s lower mantle more …

Geology

Daily Headlines: News from the Internet for November 10, 2017

Toronto council supports making Park Lawn GO station a priority; TTC plans to buy first electric buses, wants emissions-free fleet by 2040; …

Renewable Energy

Promises and challenges of perovskite solar cells

The efficiencies of perovskite solar cells have gone from single digits to a certified 22.1% in a few years’ time. At this stage of their …

Clean Energy

Perovskites in catalysis and electrocatalysis

Catalysts for chemical and electrochemical reactions underpin many aspects of modern technology and industry, from energy storage and conversion to …

Chemistry

Get the facts about solar power

True or false?<p>Our experts help you separate the solar power fiction from the solar power facts.<p>Solar power only works if I live in a hot, sunny</i> …

Renewable Energy

Is First Solar About to Go Into Growth Mode?

The rapid pace of bookings would indicate that First Solar should expand its manufacturing capacity, but that may not be a good idea yet.<p><b>First Solar</b> …

Renewable Energy

StratoAirNet Solar-Electric Aircraft Hits Major Development Milestone

SolAero solar cells were successfully installed on “StratoAirNet,” Bye Aerospace’s prototype unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). It was ground tested on …

Aerospace

Solar powered offgrid greenhouse grows food faster using less water

A pilot structure built in California has shown that ‘wavelength selective’ greenhouses can be designed with solar panels that feed crops enough sunlight, while also powering the structure. In the greenhouse, 20% of crops actually grew better – while overall, plants used about 5% less water.<p>The …

Clean Energy

JinkoSolar lighting up solar efficiency record scoreboard

JinkoSolar has announced three solar cell efficiency records since early October. This most recent record is an extension of the one-upmanship of October 24th-25th when LONGi announced a monoPERC record at 22.71% and JinkoSolar followed up with a 22.78% record.<p>Today’s efficiency announcement of …

Clean Energy

Let There Be Light: Massachusetts Synagogue Gets Power From Solar Panels

A synagogue in Massachusetts has installed 265 solar panels on its roof, ensuring that 92% of its power needs are met with renewable resources.<p>Temple …

Jewish Culture

i-d’s music class of 2018: shogun

“I’ve got squinty eyes and a massive head with a big double crown. I’m a white kid that raps, and I’m a bit chubby. But no one ever says anything about that. It’s always fried Mars bars!” -- meet Scotland’s Shogun, next up in i-D’s Class of 2018.<p>"'You're Scottish. You should have bagpipes and fried …

Renewable Energy

A generic interface to reduce the efficiency-stability-cost gap of perovskite solar cells

A major bottleneck delaying the further commercialization of thin-film solar cells based on hybrid organohalide lead perovskites is the interface …

Clean Energy

Here's How Solar Panels Work

<b>Video:</b> Earlier this month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to offer his help to rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid, damaged by Hurricane Maria. …

Clean Energy

Could this 'miracle' mineral make the internet 1000-times faster?

A “miracle material” found deep within the Earth’s mantle could hold the key to ultra-high-speed communications and computing, researchers …

Engineering

How India’s battle with climate change could determine all of our fates

India’s population and emissions are rising fast, and its ability to tackle poverty without massive fossil fuel use will decide the fate of the planet<p>“It’s a lucky charm,” says Rajesh, pointing to the solar-powered battery in his window that he has smeared with turmeric as a blessing. “It has …

Climate

Researchers develop milestone for ultra-fast communications and computing

A mineral discovered in Russia in the 1830s known as a perovskite holds a key to the next step in ultra-high-speed communications and …

Quantum Mechanics

Delhi metro to cover pedestrian bridges, install solar panels to generate power

Delhi Metro will install solar panels on the roof of pedestrian overbridges to generate clean and cheaper energy for use at stations.<p>The first …

Clean Energy

Winter Preparation Checklist For Putting Greens

As the days get shorter and daylight saving time ends, an extra hour of sleep is welcomed. Here are a few things to ponder as you reset your …

Golf