Rigid silicon solar panels dominate the utility and residential markets, but opportunity exists for thin-film photovoltaic and emerging technologies notable for being lightweight and flexible
Tom Abate for Stanford News: A new rooftop device under development will be able to produce electricity from sunlight while also beaming heat directly into space to cool buildings.
Pearl Homes and sonnen create a community of solar + storage smart homes using Google Home, showcasing the future for affordable carbon-free living via energy storage, home automation and homebuilding
BNEF has significantly increased its forecast for global deployment of behind-the-meter and grid-scale batteries over coming decades
The UK also ratified the Paris Agreement (COP21) that further seeks to regulate and minimize carbon emissions.
Most powerful land-based turbines to date emerge as U.S. wind power continues strong growth
NREL to Lead $5 Million Initiative to Reduce Energy Use and Increase Energy Efficiency of Major Transportation Hub
Study will identify how electrification, connectivity, and automation can significantly improve energy-efficient transportation of people and goods
The Skysource / Skywater Alliance, based in Venice Beach, California, received a grand prize of $1.5M for developing an easily deployable high-volume water generator that can be used in any climate
Via ScienceDaily: New research reveals an unexpected benefit of large-scale offshore wind farms: the ability to lessen precipitation from hurricanes.
A resilient and reliable electricity grid is essential not only to the security of the infrastructure powering our economy, but also to the everyday lives of all Americans.
Moore, a staff scientist at NREL, is researching fast-drying solvents for the development of perovskite ink-a shortcut to the eventual commercialization of perovskite technologies.
The white paper, developed by members of SEIA's Solar Quality Assurance Working Group, provides recommended best practices on everything from contractor qualifications to the design and actual installation of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system.
GreenBlu Begins $1.6 Million U.S. Department of Energy Award to Commercialize Adsorption Desalination Technology
New technology to make zero-carbon, zero-discharge desalination and wastewater treatment affordable
With the support of industry leaders, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and The Solar Foundation today are unveiling the Solar Automated Permit Processing (SolarAPP) initiative, which will streamline permitting and slash the cost of solar installations.
Program will work with companies developing novel energy storage and distribution solutions
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