The project will reduce electricity grid demand by an estimated 30 to 35 percent annually at each Home Depot store; the equivalent of powering 2,300 average U.S. homes for a year.
American Institute of Physics via Science Daily: Researchers have created green solar panels using soft imprint lithography to print an array of nanocylinders that scatter green light
Timothy Cama for The Hill: A bipartisan group of senators is expressing "deep concern" over a federal agency considering potential trade penalties for imported solar panel technology.
Annette Choi for VOX: A model predicts the impact of the eclipse on the national solar energy supply will be greatest at 13:40 PM on August 21 while the eclipse is passing over Wyoming.
John Harrington for 247WallStreet: Mazda said in a press release that the engine technology will be up to 30% more efficient than the carmaker's conventional systems. It hopes to have the system ready for 2019 models.
Fred Lambert for Electrek: German electric car startup Sono Motors unveiled the crowdfunded prototype of its battery and solar-powered vehicle; the Sion.
Sonali Paul for Reuters: One of Australia's leading power suppliers, AGL Energy (AGL.AX), has offered cheap batteries to 1,000 homes with solar panels as part of what it describes as the world's biggest "virtual power plant" in Adelaide, South Australia, a state plagued by blackouts over the past year.
Mark Bergen for Bloomberg Technology: Alphabet Inc.'s secretive X skunk works has another idea that could save the world. This one, code named Malta, involves vats of salt and antifreeze.
To address the rapid changes in the energy market, Siemens is partnering with leading accelerator Plug and Play to identify and work with startups that have the potential to disrupt the energy industry.
-Renewable giga-project Wind Catcher Energy Connection to link more than 1.1 million South Central U.S. customers with cost-saving wind energy harvested from Oklahoma. -The 2,000-megawatt Wind Catcher facility will be world's second-largest wind farm, once operational in 2020.
Roger Harrabin BBC environment analyst, Norway: The revolutionary technology will allow wind power to be harvested in waters too deep for the current conventional bottom-standing turbines.
Department of Energy: This week, the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative launched its "Hit Me with Your SunShot" photo contest. It encourages photographers, both professional and amateur, to submit their shots of solar energy.
Phys.org: Solar cells can generate electricity in an environmentally friendly way, but current, complex fabrication costs make the technology expensive.
Events attracted high-quality attendees and served as a sounding board for recent industry triumphs and upcoming challenges
Anna Hirtenstein and Mathew Carr for Bloomberg: Solar plants that supply electricity at competitive prices after the sun goes down are about to become a reality in the Middle East
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