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Tags results for 'clean energy'

Google makes huge investment in clean energy

Posted in Online on 18th Feb, 2014 03:38 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is the most aggressive in advancing a clean energy agenda, analysts say. Google has made 15 wind and solar investments totaling more than $1 billion.

Scottish universities given funding for low carbon projects

Posted in Science on 28th Apr, 2014 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Three Scottish universities are to receive £20m as part of a scheme to help Scotland meet its carbon emission reduction targets.

Solar Power Grows 400 Percent in Only 4 Years

Posted in Business on 28th Apr, 2014 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
More than half of the added capacity comes from home and business owners.

The Quest To Harness Wind Energy At 2,000 Feet

Posted in Science on 7th Oct, 2014 12:41 AM
by AlexMuller
High-altitude wind contains enough energy to power the planet. A Boston start-up wants to be the first to bring it down to Earth.

Solar energy to be at grid parity in most of the world within 2 years

Posted in Science on 13th Jan, 2015 07:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Deutsche Bank is predicting that solar systems will cost is lower or equal to that of electricity from the electrical grid in up to 80 per cent of the global market within 2 years.

Renewable energy at a turning point

Posted in Business on 28th Apr, 2015 08:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Forming over half of the new energy capacity added in the world in the past 3 years, renewables have reached critical mass, lowering costs through technological innovation.

Massive solar expansion by 2050 may be necessary for climate, MIT reports

Posted in Hardware on 10th May, 2015 10:29 PM
by AlexMuller
Solar's easy of use, efficiency and abundance may make it the clean energy source best suited to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Biofuels may put unsustainable demands on water use

Posted in Science on 28th May, 2015 11:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Transition away from fossil fuels is underway, but without assessing demands on land and water resources we put the future health of our planet at risk.

Solar panels to reach grid parity or better for 80% of the globe by 2017

Posted in Hardware on 7th Jun, 2015 08:46 PM
by AlexMuller
The rapidly falling cost of solar is making clean energy more economical than many people expected.

Solar power passes 1 percent of global electricity threshold

Posted in Business on 12th Jun, 2015 01:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Solar now covers more than 1% of global electricity demand. In three countries in Europe, Italy, Germany and Greece, solar PV supplies more than 7% of electricity demand.

Europe's energy revolution marches on:

Posted in Science on 23rd Jun, 2015 12:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Fully one-third of electricity produced in Europe last year came from renewable energy, reports ENTSO-E.

What Happens When A State Seriously Invests In Clean Energy?

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Jun, 2015 12:09 AM
by AlexMuller
A clean energy rush is transforming California so quickly that nearly a quarter of its electricity now comes from renewable sources.

Japan’s Softbank to Invest $20 Billion in Solar-Energy Projects in India

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jun, 2015 12:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Indian government targets a massive expansion in the country’s solar output from some 3 gigawatts today to 100 gigawatts by 2022.

Gates to invest $2bn in breakthrough renewable energy projects

Posted in Business on 30th Jun, 2015 01:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Gates said that he would double his current investments in renewables over the next five years in a bid to tackle climate change.

Wave generator supplies US electrical grid for the first time

Posted in Science on 7th Jul, 2015 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Though it can only produce 20 kilowatts, the DoE said that similar devices could eventually provide large amounts of clean power to coastal cities.

Oil Giant To Build World's Largest Solar Project

Posted in Hardware on 9th Jul, 2015 11:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Today the state oil company of Oman announced a landmark deal with California-based solar developer GlassPoint to build the world’s largest solar project.

Solar company Sunrun sets terms to raise up to $309 million in IPO

Posted in Business on 23rd Jul, 2015 12:08 AM
by AlexMuller
The Silicon Valley born and backed solar installer is raising money to compete in a quickly consolidating market.

Germany Just Got 78 Percent Of Its Electricity From Renewable Sources

Posted in Science on 30th Jul, 2015 11:46 PM
by AlexMuller
A stormy day across northern Europe combined with sunny conditions in southern Germany led to the new record.

Obama's clean energy plan expected to boost renewables and switch away from coal

Posted in Business on 1st Aug, 2015 11:12 PM
by AlexMuller
After a year of consultations and over 4 million public comments, President Obama's Clean Power Plan will be finalized early next week.

China is building a massive solar plant in the Gobi desert

Posted in Business on 3rd Aug, 2015 07:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Construction has begun on China’s first large-scale commercial solar plant, designed to eventually supply electricity for approximately one million households.

Study claims perovskite solar cells can recoup their energy cost within three months

Posted in Hardware on 7th Aug, 2015 11:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Perovskite cells could rise to take the lion's share of the solar landscape in the near future.

Booming Wind and Solar Power Has Slashed Europe’s CO2 Emissions

Posted in Hardware on 16th Aug, 2015 08:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Renewables slashed CO2 emissions by 8.8% each year from 2010 through 2012, the most recent year for which UN numbers are available.

World’s Largest Solar Power Station To Come Up In Madhya Pradesh, India

Posted in Science on 23rd Aug, 2015 07:17 PM
by AlexMuller
If all goes well, the world's largest solar power station will start generating energy by March 2017.

Principal Solar Teams with Entropy to Build 100MW Generating Facility

Posted in Science on 27th Aug, 2015 11:32 PM
by AlexMuller
The 100MW facility, located in Cumberland County, North Carolina, will produce enough electricity to power approximately 20,000 average American homes.

Q2 2015 an impressive quarter for the US solar PV market

Posted in Hardware on 11th Sep, 2015 01:55 AM
by AlexMuller
The residential solar market registered another quarterly record in the second quarter, with 70 percent growth year-over-year.

New Coating Radiates Heat to Keep Solar Cells Cool, and More Efficient

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Sep, 2015 03:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Solar cells have a problem: the hotter they get as the sun pours down on them, the less efficient they become at converting light into electricity.

Renewable energy outstrips coal for first time in UK electricity mix

Posted in Science on 27th Sep, 2015 08:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Wind, solar and bioenergy surge to supply a record 25% of the country’s electricity for a whole quarter.

SolarCity Creates A 22% Module-Level Efficient Solar Panel

Posted in Business on 2nd Oct, 2015 05:47 PM
by AlexMuller
SolarCity announced that it has created the world’s most efficient solar panel, with a 22 percent module-level efficiency.

Solar Cheaper Than Natural Gas? It's Happening

Posted in Hardware on 7th Oct, 2015 01:33 PM
by AlexMuller
So what’s it mean? Solar will be cheaper than traditional grid power in at least some locations in a few years, so any utility looking to keep control of pricing will look more and more at solar.

The world is on target to get 26 percent of energy from renewables by 2020

Posted in Business on 9th Oct, 2015 10:34 AM
by AlexMuller
With the more affordable technology and political pressure, it’s no surprise that renewable energy is on the rise on a global scale.

Morocco to become a solar superpower with launch of mega-project

Posted in Hardware on 27th Oct, 2015 05:22 PM
by AlexMuller
The world’s largest concentrated solar power plant is set to help renewables provide almost half the country’s energy by 2020.

PV Solar & Batteries Could Hit Grid Parity In Japan By 2018

Posted in Hardware on 4th Nov, 2015 10:56 AM
by AlexMuller
'We believe we can provide residential systems that are competitive with and soon-to-be cheaper than electricity from the grid'

By 2020, solar will be price-competitive with fossil fuels on an unsubsidized basis in most parts of the world

Posted in Hardware on 6th Nov, 2015 01:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Germany, China, and Japan are leading the charge in the adoption of clean energy.

Renewable energy investment predicted to surge

Posted in Business on 11th Nov, 2015 06:48 PM
by AlexMuller
The result, says the IEA, could limit the demand for oil and keep the price relatively low for the rest of the decade.

Leading energy firms to support 'near doubling' of renewable capacity

Posted in Business on 20th Nov, 2015 11:54 PM
by AlexMuller
16 energy firms pledge to remove regulatory, financial, and technical barriers to support 1.5TW of additional renewable capacity.

The price of solar in India could fall below that of coal within 5 years

Posted in Science on 23rd Nov, 2015 08:38 PM
by AlexMuller
In India currently, the price of solar is within 15% of coal process on a levelised basis.

Bill Gates will invest as much as $2 billion in new clean energy partnership

Posted in Science on 28th Nov, 2015 10:18 PM
by AlexMuller
"This is the single biggest cooperative research and development partnership in history."

Zuckerberg, Gates and Bezos Launch Massive Clean Energy Fund

Posted in Business on 1st Dec, 2015 05:43 AM
by AlexMuller
The new coalition will focus on 'early stage companies with the potential of an energy future that produces near zero carbon emissions'

Google makes 'largest purchase' of renewable energy for data centers: 842 MW

Posted in Business on 4th Dec, 2015 04:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Google moves to meet its commitment to power 100 percent of its business from green energy.

Uruguay makes dramatic shift to nearly 95% electricity from clean energy

Posted in Business on 6th Dec, 2015 01:23 PM
by AlexMuller
The country has slashed its carbon footprint and lowered electricity costs, without subsidies. The Paris summit can learn much from its success.

New glass coating could lead to omnidirectional solar panels

Posted in Business on 17th Dec, 2015 04:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a special glass coating to enable panels to soak up light from multiple angles, significantly boosting the efficiency and energy yields.

U.S. lawmakers agreed to extend tax credits for solar and wind for another five years

Posted in Hardware on 18th Dec, 2015 04:31 PM
by AlexMuller
This will give an unprecedented boost to the industry and change the course of deployment in the U.S.

Solar energy from discarded car batteries

Posted in Science on 23rd Dec, 2015 08:36 PM
by AlexMuller
MIT researchers have developed a simple procedure for making a promising type of solar cell using lead recovered from discarded lead-acid car batteries.

Our ongoing energy transformation in 2015

Posted in Science on 25th Dec, 2015 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
In 2015 a series of events combined to drive what may well to be profound shifts, even turning points, in the history of the energy sector.

US lawmakers support the goal of 50% renewable energy by 2030 and 100% by 2050

Posted in Hardware on 26th Dec, 2015 09:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Big states like California and New York have already ordered their respective administrative body's to draft mandates for clean energy.

China to Increase Wind, Solar Power Capacity by 21 Percent in 2016

Posted in Business on 2nd Jan, 2016 05:18 PM
by AlexMuller
The nation is targeting at least 20 GW of new wind power installations and 15 GW of additional solar PV capacity.

Clean power soaring even in spite of bargain prices for fossil fuels

Posted in Business on 3rd Jan, 2016 10:36 PM
by AlexMuller
In 2015 utility companies went on a worldwide building binge, taking advantage of falling prices for clean technology as well as an improving regulatory and investment climate.

Why renewable energy keeps growing despite low fossil fuel prices

Posted in Business on 16th Jan, 2016 06:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Growth in renewable energy shows no signs of slowing, even though fossil fuel prices have plummeted. Here’s why:

Solar panel costs set to fall 10% a year, on course to meet 20% of global energy needs by 2027

Posted in Hardware on 27th Jan, 2016 01:12 PM
by AlexMuller
Power from the sun could supply 20% of energy worldwide by 2027 on current technology trends, say UK researchers.

Morocco to switch on first phase of world's largest solar plant

Posted in Science on 6th Feb, 2016 08:28 PM
by AlexMuller
The desert complex will provide electricity for more than 1 million people when complete, helping the country to supply most of its energy from renewables by 2030.

US Solar capacity hits 20,000 MW, with almost half in California

Posted in Business on 11th Feb, 2016 01:23 PM
by AlexMuller
The U.S. had just over 20,000 MW of solar capacity at the end of November 2015, making up about 1.9% of total electricity generating capacity nationwide.

North American countries sign first-ever climate accord

Posted in Business on 14th Feb, 2016 03:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Canada, the United States and Mexico broke new ground Friday, signing the first-ever climate change and clean energy agreement in North American history.

US Solar Market Sets New Record, Installing 7.3GW of Solar PV in 2015

Posted in Science on 23rd Feb, 2016 08:58 PM
by AlexMuller
For the first time ever, solar beat out natural-gas capacity additions.

Clean power could save the US billions of dollars each year

Posted in Science on 25th Feb, 2016 10:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Concerns are abound that implementing measures to reduce harmful fossil fuel emissions would create more cost than benefit.

The U.S. solar industry just had a week of record-breaking announcements

Posted in Hardware on 29th Feb, 2016 11:43 AM
by AlexMuller
The solar industry is now on an unstoppable growth path that could make it the most important energy source of the next century.

The top UK energy lobbying group backs green energy in historic U-turn

Posted in Business on 1st Mar, 2016 12:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Energy UK, representing big six providers, says it now supports phasing out coal, after years of defending use of fossil fuels.

UK to unveil largest floating solar array in the world

Posted in Hardware on 4th Mar, 2016 03:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Workers with Ennoviga Solar and Lightsource Renewable Energy are set to unveil the largest floating solar array in the world, later this month.

How a Moth Means a Solar Panel Can Work Inside

Posted in Science on 6th Mar, 2016 01:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Nocturnal animals, such as the moth, have microscopic patterns in their eyes. These patterns gather the small amount of light and concentrate it to the center of their eye.

India's big move into solar is already paying off

Posted in Business on 7th Mar, 2016 03:12 PM
by AlexMuller
As the price of solar power keeps plummeting, India's massive bet on solar power is paying off far earlier than anticipated.

Solar is heading for giant boom times in the US

Posted in Business on 11th Mar, 2016 06:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Big solar power plants still provide a measly 0.6 percent of overall US electricity. But they are headed up a steep growth curve.

Solar to nearly triple by 2020 to about 450 GW and Wind to be about 750 GW

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Mar, 2016 07:39 PM
by AlexMuller
In 2015, China added more than 15 gigawatts of solar capacity, surpassing Germany as the largest solar market.

2015 record year for global renewables investment

Posted in Science on 25th Mar, 2016 04:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Global investment in renewable energy hit a record US$285.9bn (£202.3bn) in 2015, beating the previous high of $278.5bn set in 2011, a study shows.

ARPA-E funding a Xerox Machine to print super solar panels

Posted in Hardware on 28th Mar, 2016 02:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers at PARC say they’re developing a new digital printing process that could make it much cheaper to mass-produce concentrated solar photovoltaic systems.

Solar Is a Booming Business, but It’s Still Not Generating Much of Our Power

Posted in Hardware on 28th Mar, 2016 02:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Solar capacity is on the rise, but it still accounts for only about 1 percent of the world’s electricity.

Study: California could get 74% of power from rooftop solar

Posted in Hardware on 31st Mar, 2016 09:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Rooftop solar panels could meet three-quarters of California's electricity needs and about 40 percent of the country's electricity needs, according to a new study.

Future solar panels could also generate energy from raindrops

Posted in Science on 9th Apr, 2016 03:48 PM
by AlexMuller
A new solar cell prototype developed by a team of scientists in China may change the way we use solar panels in the not so distant future.

Fossil fuels could be phased out worldwide in a decade, says new study

Posted in Business on 16th Apr, 2016 07:07 AM
by AlexMuller
The next great energy revolution might take place in a fraction of the time of major changes in the past.

Watching SunEdison's Collapse, Solar Industry Resets

Posted in Business on 17th Apr, 2016 07:32 AM
by AlexMuller
The collapse of SunEdison has made clear the perils of too-rapid growth.

US: New standardization initiative could save billions for solar users

Posted in Hardware on 19th Apr, 2016 11:49 AM
by AlexMuller
Improved access to solar data, would lower risks and result in savings of nearly $9 billion over the next 10 years.

San Francisco just became the first big US city to require solar panels on new buildings

Posted in Business on 22nd Apr, 2016 02:49 AM
by AlexMuller
All new buildings with 10 floors or less must have at least 15% of their rooftops designated as solar ready.

Solar cell mystery solved, expected to greatly increase efficiency

Posted in Science on 25th Apr, 2016 01:34 PM
by AlexMuller
'These astonishing findings open a new direction for the development of perovskite solar cells and dye-sensitized solar cells'

India Adds 7.1 GW Renewable Energy Capacity In FY2015–16, Beats Target

Posted in Hardware on 2nd May, 2016 03:37 PM
by AlexMuller
This is one and a half times more than the target of 4,460 MW set at the start of the financial year.

There will be more new jobs in solar than oil by the end of 2016

Posted in Business on 4th May, 2016 04:18 PM
by AlexMuller
The decline in oil prices has not just rocked that industry, but jobs linked to both fossil fuels and renewable energy.

Tesla's chief Elon Musk: 'We need a revolt against the fossil fuel industry'

Posted in Business on 7th May, 2016 05:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Musk claimed that traditional energy sources will continue to hold a competitive edge due to the vast subsidies they receive.

Record 34.5% normal sunlight to electricity conversion efficiency which beats the old 24% record

Posted in Science on 19th May, 2016 11:51 AM
by AlexMuller
'What’s remarkable is that this level of efficiency had not been expected for many years'

Renewable energy surges to record levels around the world

Posted in Business on 1st Jun, 2016 11:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Investments in renewables during the year were more than double the amount spent on new coal and gas-fired power plants.

Solar generation grew 33% in 2015 as coal records largest fall

Posted in Business on 10th Jun, 2016 08:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Solar generation increased by 33% in 2015, officially becoming the world’s fastest growing source of energy.

We may be reaching the end stage of the fossil fuel era as we know it

Posted in Hardware on 16th Jun, 2016 12:49 AM
by AlexMuller
A report says we'll reach a tipping point in 2027, when new wind and solar power actually become cheaper than running existing coal and gas generators in much of the world.

Solar Power to Grow Sixfold as Sun Becoming Cheapest Resource

Posted in Business on 26th Jun, 2016 12:16 PM
by AlexMuller
The amount of electricity generated using solar panels stands to expand as much as sixfold by 2030 as the cost of production falls below competing natural gas and coal.

North America Is Set to Announce Its Most Ambitious Clean Energy Target Yet

Posted in Business on 29th Jun, 2016 04:07 PM
by AlexMuller
US, Canada, and Mexico poised to announce an ambitious energy pledge; 50% of North American electricity drawn from clean sources by 2025.

The world's first solar airport no longer pays for electricity

Posted in Business on 3rd Jul, 2016 07:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Fed up with their hefty electricity bill, managers at Cochin International Airport in southern India took matters into their own hands.

Renewable energy: UK expected to miss 2020 targets

Posted in Science on 6th Jul, 2016 04:04 PM
by AlexMuller
The Climate Change Act mandates emissions cuts of 80% by 2050.

World's largest solar power plant planned for Chernobyl nuclear wasteland

Posted in Science on 30th Jul, 2016 12:10 AM
by AlexMuller
The proposed 1GW solar plant, if built today, would be the world’s largest.

Apple given all-clear to sell energy from solar farm

Posted in Business on 7th Aug, 2016 01:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple said renewable energy generated at the site could power 60,000 California homes.

Cheaper hybrid concentrated solar power plant design put to the test

Posted in Science on 8th Aug, 2016 02:03 PM
by AlexMuller
MHPS is testing out a hybrid concentrated solar power system that combines a a solar power tower with a low-temperature, low-cost Fresnel evaporator.

The Price of Solar Is Declining to Unprecedented Lows

Posted in Business on 28th Aug, 2016 11:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Despite already low costs, the installed price of solar fell by 5 to 12 percent in 2015.

By 2025, The Eastern US Could Get 1/3 of Its Energy From Renewables

Posted in Science on 5th Sep, 2016 05:37 AM
by AlexMuller
One of the largest power systems in the world can integrate over 30% wind and solar power into its systems.

Solar power cost down 25% in five months

Posted in Business on 28th Sep, 2016 06:34 PM
by AlexMuller
'There’s no reason why the cost of solar will ever increase again'

Solar panels surpass coal-fired electricity in previously 'unthinkable' feat

Posted in Science on 5th Oct, 2016 09:24 AM
by AlexMuller
In the UK, for six months until September, more electricity came from sunlight than coal-fired power stations.

Argonne Labs makes solar thermal energy storage 20X better, enables solar to provide power at night

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Oct, 2016 12:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Solar power on demand, even with no sunlight, through the use of thermal storage.

U.S. Energy Shakeup Continues as Solar Capacity Triples

Posted in Business on 23rd Oct, 2016 05:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Solar will have nearly tripled in less than three years by 2017, natural gas is the country's chief source of electricity and coal power continues to fade.

Renewables made up half of net electricity capacity added last year

Posted in Science on 26th Oct, 2016 02:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Experts hail rapid transformation that will see clean energy outgrow fossil fuels in the next five years, but warn UK is failing to exploit huge potential.

Major advance in solar cells made from cheap, easy-to-use perovskite

Posted in Science on 12th Nov, 2016 04:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Cells made from inexpensive and increasingly popular perovskite can more efficiently turn sunlight into electricity using a new technique.

World Energy Outlook 2016 sees renewables and natural gas transforming global energy through 2040

Posted in Business on 17th Nov, 2016 02:25 PM
by AlexMuller
The era of fossil fuels appears far from over.

US Renewable Electricity Generation Reached 13.8% In 2015

Posted in Hardware on 26th Nov, 2016 07:47 PM
by AlexMuller
National Renewable Energy Laboratory says that US renewable electricity grew to 16.7% of total installed capacity and 13.8% of generation.

Solar Capacity In India Tops 10 Gigawatts

Posted in Business on 29th Nov, 2016 04:23 PM
by AlexMuller
India will soon become the third-largest solar power market in the world, after China and the United States.

Germany's Aggressive Switch to Renewables Will Save €149 Billion

Posted in Business on 6th Dec, 2016 02:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Germany’s goal is to lower its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2020.

Solar Fabric Could Let You Charge Your Phone With Your Shirt

Posted in Hardware on 11th Dec, 2016 02:13 PM
by AlexMuller
The latest advancement in solar technology will put solar energy on another new and somewhat unexpected surface.

Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

Posted in Business on 12th Dec, 2016 02:47 PM
by AlexMuller
A fund led by Microsoft-co-founder Bill Gates that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to almost zero by financing emerging clean energy.

US Solar Market Experiences Record Quarter, Installing 2 Megawatts Per Hour

Posted in Hardware on 14th Dec, 2016 03:33 PM
by AlexMuller
US solar shattered all records this past quarter, installing a massive 4.1 gigawatts (GW) at an average of 2 megawatts of solar PV per hour.

Solar Power Is Now The World's Cheapest Energy

Posted in Business on 18th Dec, 2016 05:56 PM
by AlexMuller
The drop in price is driven by investments from developing nations.

Trump's coal revival plan probably won’t work; clean energy tech is already cheaper

Posted in Hardware on 20th Dec, 2016 05:56 PM
by AlexMuller
The cost of solar power systems has dropped 30% this year alone.

Solar power is now the cheapest form of energy in almost 60 countries

Posted in Business on 24th Dec, 2016 06:54 PM
by AlexMuller
The average price of solar energy in almost 60 countries dropped to US$1.65 million per megawatt during 2016.

Progress towards next-generation solar cells

Posted in Science on 26th Dec, 2016 09:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have identified an unexpected cause of poor performance in a new class of flexible and cheap solar cells, bringing them closer to market.

Fully transparent solar cell could make every window in your house a power source

Posted in Hardware on 28th Dec, 2016 10:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Soon windows, panes of glass, and even entire buildings could be used to generate solar energy.

Will Solar and Wind Surpass Hydro by early 2020s?

Posted in Business on 30th Dec, 2016 05:42 PM
by AlexMuller
The pro-solar case is based upon massive scaling of lower cost solar and low cost batteries.

Solar Panels Now So Cheap Manufacturers Probably Selling at Loss

Posted in Hardware on 1st Jan, 2017 07:25 PM
by AlexMuller
The current price is also lower than cost estimates.

India's double first in battle against climate change

Posted in Hardware on 4th Jan, 2017 06:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Two world-leading clean energy projects have opened in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

China to invest £292bn in renewable power by 2020

Posted in Science on 5th Jan, 2017 06:55 PM
by AlexMuller
World’s largest energy market looks to move from coal towards cleaner fuels.

Morocco unveils Noor I power plant, a massive solar power plant in the Sahara

Posted in Hardware on 6th Jan, 2017 10:05 AM
by AlexMuller
It's capable of generating up to 160 megawatts of power and covers thousands of acres of desert.

Elon Musk: 'I think we may see some surprising things from the next administration on renewables'

Posted in Business on 7th Jan, 2017 03:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Musk described his takeaway from the meeting and it looks encouraging for the clean tech industry.

China kept on smashing renewables records in 2016

Posted in Business on 9th Jan, 2017 05:40 PM
by AlexMuller
The 2020 solar power capacity installation target is likely to be met next year, two years ahead of schedule.

Obama says shift to green energy is 'irreversible'

Posted in Business on 10th Jan, 2017 05:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Renewable energy sources will continue to grow in the US despite the antipathy of the incoming Trump administration, says President Obama.

Solar Looks to Outpace Natural Gas and Wind

Posted in Business on 12th Jan, 2017 05:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Although final totals are not quite in, estimates indicate more solar capacity was added in 2016 than for its rivals.

Tesla will power its Gigafactory with a 70-megawatt solar farm

Posted in Business on 16th Jan, 2017 12:35 PM
by AlexMuller
It will be the world’s largest roof-mounted solar installation.

Renewable Energy Jobs Will Likely Grow By More Than 170% in the Next 10 Years

Posted in Business on 17th Jan, 2017 04:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Energy-related positions make up about 8% of the U.S. workforce, but many sectors of the industry are seeing reductions in job numbers.

Solar Is Finally Moving Beyond Boom and Bust

Posted in Business on 23rd Jan, 2017 11:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Solar no longer driven by subsidies.

Massachusetts lawmakers float aggressive bill mandating 100% renewables by 2035

Posted in Science on 26th Jan, 2017 04:02 PM
by AlexMuller
If successful, the Massachusetts bill would launch the state into the company of states with similar aggressive decarbonization goals.

Ireland votes to be world’s first country to fully divest from fossil fuels

Posted in Science on 27th Jan, 2017 06:05 PM
by AlexMuller
The country’s parliament just passed “first-of-its-kind fossil fuel divestment legislation” with a majority vote.

Renewable Energy Is Creating Jobs 12 Times Faster Than the Rest of the Economy

Posted in Business on 28th Jan, 2017 05:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Solar and wind jobs have grown at rates of about 20% annually in recent years.

China becomes the world's largest solar power producer

Posted in Hardware on 6th Feb, 2017 04:05 PM
by Alex Muller
As it stands, solar energy represents only one percent of the country’s energy output.

China will go from 1% solar power in 2016 to possibly 2.5% power generation from solar in 2020

Posted in Business on 8th Feb, 2017 05:59 PM
by Alex Muller
China aims to boost the mix of non-fossil fuel generated power to 20 percent by 2030 from 11 percent today.

Japan is building the world’s largest floating solar power plant

Posted in Hardware on 12th Feb, 2017 12:47 PM
by Alex Muller
Japan doesn't have much land to spare. Tokyo Leasing Corporation along with Kyocera Corporation have announced a project to built the World’s Largest Floating Solar Plant.

Solar can already generate more energy than oil, says scientific review

Posted in Business on 13th Feb, 2017 10:16 AM
by Alex Muller
While the world has been going crazy, solar has quietly tipped over the edge and kicked oil and gas off the cliff of history.

US Solar Market Grows 95% in 2016, Smashes Records

Posted in Science on 16th Feb, 2017 03:41 PM
by Alex Muller
The United States solar market nearly doubled its annual record, topping out at 14,626 megawatts of solar PV installed in 2016.

Hurdle cleared on road to printable, low-cost perovskite solar cells

Posted in Hardware on 18th Feb, 2017 02:56 PM
by Alex Muller
A manufacturing breakthrough that allows for lower cost and higher efficiency perovskite solar cells to move forward.

New York sees almost 800 percent growth in solar over 5 years

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Feb, 2017 04:35 PM
by Alex Muller
New York's Clean Energy Standard requires 50 percent of electricity to come from renewables by 2030.

Solar reached 1.4% of U.S. electricity in 2016

Posted in Business on 5th Mar, 2017 08:01 PM
by Alex Muller
The latest figures from the U.S. Department of Energy show that all renewables together made up 15.3% of U.S. generation.

Solar power growth leaps by 50% worldwide thanks to US and China

Posted in Business on 8th Mar, 2017 11:52 PM
by Alex Muller
The amount of solar power added worldwide soared by some 50% last year because of a sun rush in the US and China, new figures show.

Solar industry facing devastating 800% tax increase

Posted in Business on 9th Mar, 2017 07:44 PM
by Alex Muller
Some businesses and schools that generate electricity from rooftop solar panels will have to pay rates for the first time, while others will face a massive tax rise.

Google’s Project Sunroof now shows solar potential in all 50 states

Posted in Online on 15th Mar, 2017 09:38 PM
by Alex Muller
Another expansion of Project Sunroof, a web app for showing how much money you can save by installing solar panels at home.

Solar has become America’s fastest-growing, nonpartisan energy source

Posted in Science on 19th Mar, 2017 09:53 AM
by Alex Muller
The U.S. added 9.5 gigawatts of utility-scale solar power last year alone. That’s more than the previous three years combined.

One Powerful Way the U.S. Could Boost Solar Adoption

Posted in Business on 23rd Mar, 2017 09:17 PM
by Alex Muller
A new report suggests that playing nice with China could be the key to success.

Elon Musk says Tesla will start taking orders for Solar Roofs in April

Posted in Business on 26th Mar, 2017 07:49 PM
by Alex Muller
A key pillar in Elon Musk’s vision for Tesla and SolarCity is becoming a reality next month.

Chemical energy storage with water heating solar panels enables a conversion of more than 80 percent of the incoming sunlight

Posted in Science on 27th Mar, 2017 07:37 PM
by Alex Muller
The stored energy can be transported and then released as heat whenever needed.

Copper oxide solar cells on top of regular silicon solar cells cold boost energy conversion up to 40% from 25%

Posted in Hardware on 30th Mar, 2017 03:39 PM
by Alex Muller
Combine two different types of solar cells in order to utilize a greater portion of the sunlight.

Solar breaks 50% of California electricity for first time

Posted in Business on 8th Apr, 2017 08:33 PM
by Alex Muller
The increase in utility-scale solar power , which grew 50% in the state in 2016, is quickly changing the landscape.

Clean Energy UN report: Clean power is up, costs are down

Posted in Business on 9th Apr, 2017 10:29 AM
by Alex Muller
The world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2016, according to the UN.

China solar, wind to attract $780 billion investment by 2030

Posted in Business on 12th Apr, 2017 01:37 PM
by Alex Muller
China has pledged to increase non-fossil fuel energy to at least 20 percent of total consumption by the end of the next decade.

Chicago Says It Will Make All City Buildings 100 Percent Renewable By 2025

Posted in Hardware on 14th Apr, 2017 11:35 AM
by Alex Muller
The Windy City wants to switch its municipal buildings entirely to clean energy in eight years.

Solar energy has plunged in price, where does it go from here?

Posted in Business on 15th Apr, 2017 03:41 PM
by Alex Muller
A look forward to how we get to Terawatts of solar power capacity.

Stunning drops in solar and wind costs turn global power market upside down

Posted in Science on 18th Apr, 2017 10:47 AM
by Alex Muller
Unsubsidized renewables have become the cheapest source of new power ,  by far ,  in more and more countries.

China to boost non-fossil fuel use to 20 percent by 2030

Posted in Business on 26th Apr, 2017 07:39 PM
by Alex Muller
China aims for non-fossil fuels to account for about 20 percent of total energy consumption by 2030, increasing to more than half of demand by 2050.

Solar could provide 30% of Australia’s power needs by 2030

Posted in Science on 3rd May, 2017 08:06 PM
by Alex Muller
Solar photovoltaics (PV) could provide 30 per cent of Australia’s electricity needs by 2030, according to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

Google expands Project Sunroof 'solar power potential' program beyond the U.S. and into Germany

Posted in Science on 4th May, 2017 01:49 PM
by Alex Muller
Google is expanding its Project Sunroof program beyond the U.S. for the first time.

China increases solar power output by 80% in three months

Posted in Science on 5th May, 2017 07:22 PM
by Alex Muller
The power-generation increase comes even as more solar plants stand idle because of congested transmission infrastructure.

U.S. will lose jobs if it quits Paris climate deal: U.N.

Posted in Science on 6th May, 2017 06:35 PM
by Alex Muller
The United States will shoot itself in the foot if it quits the Paris climate accord because China, India and Europe will snap up the best power sector jobs in future.

Warren Buffett says he's got a 'big appetite' for a solar or wind project

Posted in Business on 8th May, 2017 05:27 PM
by Alex Muller
Warren Buffett told shareholders Saturday he is ready to invest in a solar project.

India is embracing solar power

Posted in Science on 10th May, 2017 01:01 PM
by Alex Muller
India unveiled the world's biggest solar farm earlier this year and has quadrupled its solar capacity in the last three years, bringing electricity to millions of off-grid households.

Tesla releases details of its solar roof tiles:

Posted in Business on 12th May, 2017 05:16 PM
by Alex Muller
Cheaper than regular roof with infinity warranty and 30 yrs of solar power.

California Grid Smashes Record, Gets 67% of Energy From Renewables

Posted in Science on 23rd May, 2017 03:52 PM
by Alex Muller
The state is still leading the U.S., but the entire country is making progress with renewable energy.

India cancels plans for huge coal power stations as solar energy prices hit record low

Posted in Business on 25th May, 2017 03:26 PM
by Alex Muller
'India's solar tariffs have literally been free falling in recent months'

Solar jobs growing 17 times faster than US economy

Posted in Business on 26th May, 2017 03:00 PM
by Alex Muller
Overall, more than 260,000 people work in the solar industry, up by 24% from 2015.

Largest floating solar plant begins operations in China

Posted in Business on 28th May, 2017 10:11 AM
by Alex Muller
China has announced that the World’s largest floating solar farm has finally been completed and connected to the local power grid.

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

Posted in Business on 29th May, 2017 01:49 PM
by Alex Muller
Monocrystalline solar cells with a higher density that other solar roofing options.

Renewable energy generation in the US dramatically exceeds 2012 predictions

Posted in Business on 31st May, 2017 05:55 PM
by Alex Muller
It’s a testament to falling prices, incentives but also reflects conservative estimates.

California plan for 100% renewable energy by 2045 clears key hurdle

Posted in Science on 1st Jun, 2017 02:15 PM
by Alex Muller
California will receive all of its power from renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, by 2045.

Lives saved by replacing coal with solar photovoltaic

Posted in Business on 3rd Jun, 2017 02:02 PM
by Alex Muller
Poor air quality from coal combustion adversely impacts human health.

China just switched on the world's largest floating solar power plant

Posted in Science on 5th Jun, 2017 05:12 PM
by Alex Muller
It wasn’t too long ago that China had a reputation as a coal-guzzling, smog-blanketed polluter.

World renewable energy production increases by record levels in 2016, enough to power half of Western Europe

Posted in Hardware on 7th Jun, 2017 04:10 PM
by Alex Muller
Huge amounts of renewable energy added last year.

Europe's Weather Boosts Renewables to Record Highs

Posted in Business on 9th Jun, 2017 04:56 AM
by Alex Muller
The U.K., Germany, and Denmark have seen clean energy blow past fossil fuels this month.

Germany, California to tackle climate change together

Posted in Science on 12th Jun, 2017 04:41 PM
by Alex Muller
Germany is teaming up with California to cooperate on tackling climate change following the U.S. government's decision to withdraw from the 2015 Paris agreement.

Clean Energy Is About to Become Cheaper Than Coal

Posted in Business on 16th Jun, 2017 04:42 PM
by Alex Muller
The inflection point has already been reached in the West, and by 2021 solar will be cheaper than coal in China.

For First Time in History, Solar Jobs Outnumber Coal Jobs in Virginia

Posted in Business on 18th Jun, 2017 12:49 PM
by Alex Muller
Virginia has long been coal country, but the solar power industry has been increasing its foothold in the Commonwealth over the last few years.

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