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Science Daily

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Researchers have demonstrated how a non-toxic alternative to lead could form the basis of next-generation solar cells. [...]
Tue, Jul 18, 2017
Source: Science Daily
A concentrating photovoltaic system with embedded microtracking can produce over 50 percent more energy per day than standard silicon solar cells in a head-to-head competition, according to a team of engineers who field tested a prototype unit over two sunny days last fall. [...]
Mon, Jul 17, 2017
Source: Science Daily
Since solar and wind energy is not always available, it will only contribute significantly to meeting energy demands once a reliable storage method has been developed. Now a new catalyst material for electrolysers is proving to be reliable, shows new field trials. [...]
Mon, Jul 17, 2017
Source: Science Daily
If European countries cooperated better in the field of wind energy, wind power output would fluctuate less. This is the conclusion reached by a group of energy and climate researchers who, for the first time, have combined a long-term analysis of predominant weather patterns with Europe-wide wind electricity generation. [...]
Mon, Jul 17, 2017
Source: Science Daily

 

Renewable Energy World

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Going solar isn’t as simple as having panels installed on your roof. After you select an installer, the project needs to be permitted, installed, inspected, and interconnected to the grid. Most of these steps depend on local governments and utility companies, which means the process varies based on where you [...]
Tue, Jul 25, 2017
Source: Renewable Energy World
India opened a probe into whether Chinese solar-equipment makers are hurting its domestic industry by dumping inventories and driving down prices to unfair levels. [...]
Tue, Jul 25, 2017
Source: Renewable Energy World
In a move aimed at powering its transition to a low-carbon economy with energy storage, the UK is set to fund battery technology research to the tune of £246m ($320m). [...]
Tue, Jul 25, 2017
Source: Renewable Energy World
Earlier
India set out plans to step up the pace of issuing contracts for electricity from wind farms, triggering a surge in the shares of one of the nation’s biggest maker of turbines. [...]
Mon, Jul 24, 2017
Source: Renewable Energy World

Solar Power News

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Battery Technology | Electric Cars | Solar Power | TransportationSolar Team Great Britain has started a kickstarter page to help fund their design for entry in the 2017 World Solar Challenge. Founder Steven Heape leads a team of volunteers from many different disciplines, companies and universities working on a family-sized [...]
Wed, Jan 25, 2017
Source: Solar Power News
Energy Inventions | Future Technology | Solar PowerGerman Architect Andre Broessel believes he has a solution that can “squeeze more juice out of the sun”, even during the night hours and in low-light regions. His company Rawlemon has created a spherical sun power generator prototype called the beta.ray. His technology [...]
Mon, Apr 13, 2015
Source: Solar Power News
Environment and Sustainability | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerDesigned by renowned Italian architect Giancarlo Zema and produced by EcoFloLife, the WaterNest 100 is an eco-friendly floating housing unit. The 100 square meter residential units are made of up to 98% recycled materials; including the laminate timber and aluminum hull. Skylights, [...]
Thu, Apr 02, 2015
Source: Solar Power News
Hydro Power | Photovoltaic Cells | Solar PowerSince 2011, French Company Ciel & Terre has been developing large-scale floating solar solutions. Their innovative Hydrelio Floating PV system allows standard PV panels to be installed on large bodies of water such as: drinking water reservoirs, quarry lakes, irrigation canals, remediation and [...]
Wed, Apr 01, 2015
Source: Solar Power News