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Tags results for 'solar panels'

Roll out solar provides 10 times the mobile power

Posted in Science on 5th Oct, 2017 06:37 PM
by Alex Muller
Roll-up solar panels are being used to help power an island off the coast of Cardiff.

5 Reasons Solar Power is an Energy of the Future

Posted in Hardware on 14th Oct, 2017 04:09 PM
by Alex Muller
As of recently, solar power has started to gain momentum in becoming a potential energy technology that could help make gas, oil, and other types of energy nonexistent.

SunPower Signs $140 Million Agreement To Fund US Commercial Solar Projects

Posted in Business on 15th Oct, 2017 03:08 PM
by Alex Muller
SunPower is to establish a $140 million portfolio of solar energy systems.

Transparent solar technology represents 'wave of the future'

Posted in Science on 25th Oct, 2017 05:12 PM
by Alex Muller
See-through solar-harvesting applications, such as this module pioneered at Michigan State University, could potentially produce 40 percent of U.S. electricity demand.

Global Solar Market Demand Expected To Reach 100 Gigawatts In 2017, Says SolarPower Europe

Posted in Hardware on 29th Oct, 2017 07:22 PM
by Alex Muller
SolarPower predicts that global solar market demand will reach 100 gigawatts for the first time ever this year.

China on Pace for Record Solar-Power Installations

Posted in Hardware on 20th Nov, 2017 05:05 PM
by Alex Muller
China is poised to install a record amount of solar-power capacity this year, prompting researchers to boost forecasts as much as 80 percent.

China solar must increase 600% to displace coal, gas and nuclear new annual additions

Posted in Hardware on 24th Nov, 2017 09:18 AM
by Alex Muller
China will install about 54 gw of solar capacity in 2017 which is about 80% more than most forecasters had predicted.

Smart Solar Panel Windows That Can Generate Electricity

Posted in Hardware on 27th Nov, 2017 02:13 AM
by Alex Muller
“Smart windows” with the ability to generate electricity are the way of the future, and scientists are another step closer to making it a widespread reality.

Solar panel prices plunge by a shocking 26 percent in one year

Posted in Science on 29th Nov, 2017 06:54 AM
by Alex Muller
Wind power keeps getting cheaper, too.

Solar powered smart windows break 11% efficiency; enough to generate more than 80% of US electricity

Posted in Hardware on 1st Dec, 2017 04:08 PM
by Alex Muller
The solar cell is based on the favourite material perovskite.

California Poised To Hit 50% Renewable Target A Full Decade Ahead Of Schedule

Posted in Business on 22nd Dec, 2017 07:23 AM
by Alex Muller
Now that the 50% goal is within reach, California is looking ahead to its next milestone — 80% renewables by 2050.

UK enjoyed 'greenest year for electricity ever' in 2017

Posted in Science on 28th Dec, 2017 09:35 AM
by Alex Muller
The UK has achieved its greenest year ever in terms of how the nation's electricity is generated, National Grid figures reveal.

More than 94% of net new electricity capacity in the USA from renewables in 2017

Posted in Business on 14th Jan, 2018 05:14 PM
by Alex Muller
In 2017, the United States built about 28.5GW of electricity generating infrastructure.

Renewable energy set to be cheaper than fossil fuels by 2020

Posted in Hardware on 16th Jan, 2018 07:21 PM
by Alex Muller
Turning to renewables for new power generation is not simply an environmentally conscious decision, it is now, overwhelmingly – a smart economic one

European Union moves to strengthen renewable-energy goals

Posted in Science on 18th Jan, 2018 10:02 PM
by Alex Muller
European Parliament says that 35% of energy should be clean by 2030, but target is not yet legally binding.

Solar developer proposes new uses for old landfills

Posted in Business on 20th Jan, 2018 09:47 PM
by Alex Muller
'One good thing about landfills is we don’t have to dig', Meima said. 'We’re not going to have to penetrate frozen grounds. We’re basically laying rows of panels with bollards.'

Trump's new solar tariff to protect US manufacturers will hurt installers

Posted in Business on 25th Jan, 2018 07:05 PM
by Alex Muller
The 30 percent duty will undermine the business case for new solar power development in the United States.

China’s latest energy megaproject shows that coal really is on the way out

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jan, 2018 02:17 AM
by Alex Muller
Chinese government vows to spend at least $360 billion on clean energy projects and create 13 million new renewable energy jobs by 2020.

India Coal Power Is About To Crash: 65% Of Existing Coal Costs More Than New Wind And Solar

Posted in Science on 31st Jan, 2018 04:36 AM
by Alex Muller
Increasingly expensive coal generation will fall further from profitability.

Trump could open California desert to more solar and wind farms

Posted in Business on 3rd Feb, 2018 12:59 AM
by Alex Muller
The Trump administration said it will reconsider an Obama-era conservation plan that blocks energy development across millions of acres.

Australia's solar power boom could almost double capacity in a year, analysts say

Posted in Hardware on 11th Feb, 2018 11:22 PM
by Alex Muller
Solar farm approvals and record rooftop installations expected to 'turbo-boost' production.

Clean energy is growing the economy and driving down emissions

Posted in Business on 16th Feb, 2018 02:56 AM
by Alex Muller
The economic expansion since 2009 is historic for the role the energy sector had in creating jobs and reducing emissions.

100% Renewable Electricity Worldwide Is A New Cost-Effective Reality

Posted in Science on 18th Feb, 2018 06:52 AM
by Alex Muller
Renewable energy is increasingly a success story in emerging and developing markets.

World’s largest solar park under development in Egypt

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Feb, 2018 03:44 PM
by Alex Muller
The Benban Solar Park aims to reach somewhere between 1.6-2.0GW of solar power by the middle of 2019.

How Will Solar Be Used in 20 Years?

Posted in Hardware on 24th Feb, 2018 10:47 PM
by Alex Muller
The story of solar power is one of progress. We have made great strides since the inception of this technology back in the 1970's.

SoftBank, China's GCL team up for $930 million Indian solar venture

Posted in Business on 3rd Apr, 2018 06:25 AM
by Alex Muller
The venture will work on photovoltaic technology, which is used in solar panels.

SoftBank and Saudi Arabia to build world's biggest solar farm

Posted in Hardware on 4th Apr, 2018 02:34 PM
by Alex Muller
The project could cost an eye-watering $200 billion.

Solar PV and wind are on track to replace fossil within two decades

Posted in Hardware on 7th Apr, 2018 08:53 AM
by Alex Muller
The reality is that the rising tide of solar photovoltaics (PV) and wind energy offers our only realistic chance of avoiding dangerous climate change.

India’s Gujarat approves 5GW solar park

Posted in Science on 11th Apr, 2018 02:46 PM
by Alex Muller
The Indian state of Gujarat has approved what could be the world’s largest solar park once completed, standing at 5GW capacity, according to chief minister Vijay Rupani.

Sunshine State Is Set to Get More Solar After Florida Ruling

Posted in Business on 22nd Apr, 2018 11:43 PM
by Alex Muller
Florida is removing what solar installer Sunrun Inc. has seen as a roadblock to consumer panel leasing.

Wind, solar deliver stunning 98 percent of new U.S. power capacity in January, February

Posted in Business on 25th Apr, 2018 01:10 AM
by Alex Muller
The stunning and ongoing price drops in solar and wind have shifted the economics of new generation away from fossil fuels.

First Solar to build the biggest solar factory in the Western Hemisphere, in Ohio

Posted in Hardware on 29th Apr, 2018 07:50 AM
by Alex Muller
The 1.2 GW factory will employ 500 workers. The new facility is expected to First Solar’s total capacity to 7.6 GW by the end of 2020.

California to become first U.S. state mandating solar on new homes

Posted in Business on 6th May, 2018 11:11 AM
by Alex Muller
If approved as expected, solar installations on new homes will skyrocket.

104 Gigawatts of New Global Solar Installations Expected in 2018

Posted in Business on 7th May, 2018 08:43 PM
by Alex Muller
After an impressive 98.9 GW worth of solar were installed in 2017, most analysts are expecting 2018 to see the global solar sector exceed the 100 GW mark for the first time.

Solar Now Third Most Generated Renewable Energy In The U.S.

Posted in Science on 13th May, 2018 12:57 AM
by Alex Muller
Solar generation surpassed biomass in 2017 to become the third most generated renewable resource in the U.S., according to a new report.

9.42GW: UK solar fleet sets another new generation record

Posted in Business on 20th May, 2018 10:58 AM
by Alex Muller
The UK’s solar capacity set a new generation record earlier this week, almost a year to the day it achieved the same feat in 2017.

30% Efficiency Solar Cell

Posted in Hardware on 24th May, 2018 04:45 AM
by Alex Muller
This design originated through ESA’s Technology Research Programme with further development through the Agency’s ARTES, Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems, programme.

Solar Has Overtaken Gas and Wind as Biggest Source of New U.S. Power

Posted in Hardware on 14th Jun, 2018 02:15 AM
by Alex Muller
Despite tariffs imposed on imported panels, the U.S. installed more solar energy than any other source of electricity in the first quarter.

India eyeing a new monster 100GW solar-capacity goal

Posted in Hardware on 25th Jun, 2018 07:38 AM
by Alex Muller
India's energy minister R.K. Singh suggested that the country is considering issuing a tender for 100 gigawatts of solar energy.

UK heatwave helps solar power to record weekly highs

Posted in Science on 2nd Jul, 2018 04:58 PM
by Alex Muller
Hot weather saw solar briefly take over from gas as the number one energy source.

Plastic solves a problem with next-gen solar cells

Posted in Science on 3rd Jul, 2018 06:28 PM
by Alex Muller
Polymer plastic solar cells can be more efficient and have more stability, according to new research.

A voltage breakthrough with perovskite solar edges closer to commercialisation

Posted in Hardware on 5th Jul, 2018 08:37 PM
by Alex Muller
A new technique has produced the highest performing inverted perovskite solar cell ever recorded.

U.S. Solar Has Grown 39-Fold In Last Decade

Posted in Business on 18th Jul, 2018 06:05 AM
by Alex Muller
An increase of 75,123 GWh, according to a new report from Environment America.

Semi-transparent Organic Solar Cells will add power generation to windows

Posted in Hardware on 11th Aug, 2018 02:30 AM
by Alex Muller
A new study pushes organic solar cell efficiency beyond 17% with the authors saying that up to 25% is possible.

Solar and Wind has to increase 5 times to provide all of annual increase in electricity

Posted in Hardware on 17th Aug, 2018 03:24 AM
by Alex Muller
The power that is added in Asia will determine the energy production mix for new power for the world.

Texas is going green: 86% of future capacity solar or wind, zero coal

Posted in Science on 24th Aug, 2018 02:51 AM
by Alex Muller
The Texas power grid is going green, and at an increasing rate.

By 2023, the World Will Have 1 Trillion Watts of Installed Solar PV Capacity

Posted in Hardware on 26th Aug, 2018 02:12 AM
by Alex Muller
It's time for our check-in on where solar PV installations are headed: Prices are still going down and capacity is going up around the world.

Cheap perovskite boosts commercial solar cell energy conversion by 20%

Posted in Science on 2nd Sep, 2018 11:18 AM
by Alex Muller
UCLA created a double layer solar cell by spraying a thin layer of perovskite onto a commercially available solar cell.

New Jersey Utility Plans $4.1 Billion in Clean Energy Investment

Posted in Business on 2nd Oct, 2018 01:34 AM
by Alex Muller
Utilities across the country are moving to invest in grid upgrades and new technologies designed to help states achieve green-energy mandates.

The Chernobyl area fires back up to produce power as a new solar power plant

Posted in Science on 8th Oct, 2018 06:36 PM
by Alex Muller
More than 30 years after the worst nuclear disaster in history, the Chernobyl area is once again producing power.

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