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US Congress pushes for renewables to have same private investment incentives as fossil fuels

Posted in Business on 17th Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

"Clean energy technologies have made tremendous progress in the last several decades, and they deserve the same shot at success in the market as traditional energy projects have experienced through the federal tax code"

Snow-powered nanogenerator works where solar panels don't

Posted in Hardware, Science on 16th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

Snowy places aren't ideal for harvesting solar energy – panels can't do much if they're buried under blankets of snow, of course. Now a team from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has developed a new device that can produce electricity from snow itself.

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

Self-Assembled Carbon Nanotube Antennas for Solar Power Revolution

Posted in Science on 24th Nov, 2018
by Alex Muller

Antennas can convert electromagnetic spectrum much more efficiently than photovoltaic (PV) cells.

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

Posted in Science on 8th Oct, 2018
by Alex Muller

More than 30 years after the worst nuclear disaster in history, the Chernobyl area is once again producing power.