Report: U.S. solar demand could drop 66 percent if trade case succeeds:

Nichola Groom for Reuters: The U.S. solar industry would see two-thirds of expected demand dry up over the next five years if a trade case aimed at propping up the domestic panel manufacturing industry is successful, a new report said on Monday.

Panasonic Joins Push to Put Photovoltaics on More Car Roofs

By Chisaki Watanabe, Emi Nobuhiro, and Kevin Buckland for Bloomberg: The tech giant thinks solar roof panels are the future for hybrids and EVs.

New Biofuel Could Work in Regular Diesel Engines

Edd Gent for Scientific American: The need for specially designed engines to run biodiesel is holding back the technology

Solar panels to be fitted on 250 trains in India

Climate Action UN: According to local reports, Indian Railways will install flexible solar panels and batteries to power lights and fans on board 250 of the network's trains.

Future trucks fueled by hydrogen created with solar power: Exhaust? Pure water vapor

Science Daily: Heavy-duty trucks will soon be driving around in Trondheim, Norway, fuelled by hydrogen created with solar power, and emitting only pure water vapour as "exhaust."

Why rising temperatures don't make solar power rise

Isha Salian for San Francisco Chronicle: Sunny skies sound like a positive for energy production, but this week's heatwave in California isn't a boon for solar power.

Can Offshore Wind Power Revive U.S. Ports?

Benjamin Storrow for Scientific American: Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Maryland are all eyeing up manufacturing and maintenance businesses that would support wind energy

U.S. Reports a Major Milestone in Wind and Solar Power

Bobby Magill for Scientific American: 10 percent of electricity generated in the country in March came from these renewables

Pika Energy - The Harbor Smart Battery Series: Smart Power on Demand

The Harbor Smart Battery provides clean energy storage with revolutionary simplicity and automated performance.

Illinois researchers explore 'self-healing' for energy storage batteries

David J. Unger for Midwest Energy News: Batteries - whether they're powering a smartphone or storing energy on the grid - take a beating.

SaltX, Aalborg CSP to develop integrated energy storage solution

Conor Ryan for Energy Storage News: A first prototype of the storage system is expected to be developed later in 2017, with both companies planning to secure a commercial pilot plant during 2018.

First generation biofuels don't have to mean food shortages, according to UN official

Biofuels International: Dubois argued that biofuels should be seen as a tool for responsible investment in agriculture and rural development.

How much power Trump's wall could generate if it was covered in solar panels

Leanna Garfield for Business Insider: Not considering the multi-billion-dollar construction cost of the wall itself, the solar array installation could cost between $1.4 billion and $4.2 billion

US Deploys 234 Megawatt-Hours Of Energy Storage In Q1 In Largest Quarter Ever

Joshua S Hill for CleanTechnica: The United States had its largest ever quarter for energy storage deployment this year, deploying 234 megawatt-hours worth of energy storage across the first quarter of the year.

U.S. Solar Market Adds 2 Gigawatts of PV in Q1 2017

Utility-scale solar prices fall below $1/watt for first time; capacity expected to triple over next five years

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