renewable energy

Solar panels of Swiss Insolight achieve efficiency of 29%

Posted in Hardware on 31st Mar, 2019
by Alex Muller

While today’s rooftop standard modules typically show an efficiency of 17-19%, Insolight’s pre-production module has been validated at an impressive 29% by IES-UPM

California may reach 50% power from renewables 10 years early

Posted in Business on 15th Nov, 2017
by Alex Muller

Gov. Jerry Brown signed an ambitious law ordering California utility companies to get 50 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2030.

Paris accord: US and Syria alone as Nicaragua signs

Posted in Science on 24th Oct, 2017
by Alex Muller

Nicaragua has signed the Paris climate agreement, meaning that the US and Syria are the only two countries not to be giving the accord their support.

Is harvesting energy from evaporating water a serious renewable energy prospect?

Posted in Science on 28th Sep, 2017
by Alex Muller

70 percent of the United States' electricity needs could be met through a new system that harvests power from evaporation.

The Paris agreement climate aim is 'still achievable'

Posted in Business on 20th Sep, 2017
by Alex Muller

The 2015 Paris agreement's ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C remains within reach, a study suggests.