A Battery for Hire: AC Vs. DC Coupling for Solar + Energy Storage Projects

Although the phrase "solar + storage" is thrown around in energy circles frequently, little attention is usually given to what kind of solar + storage people are actually referring. Generally speaking, solar + storage can be configured in three possible ways

"Sun in a box" would store renewable energy for the grid

Design for system that provides solar- or wind-generated power on demand should be cheaper than other leading options.

NREL Identifies Where New Solar Technologies Can Be Flexible

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

Stanford researchers develop a rooftop device that can make solar power and cool buildings

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.

NREL Inks a Future for Perovskites

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.

Printed Solar Cells - Electric partnership powers energy innovation

Created by University of Newcastle Physicist, Professor Paul Dastoor, organic printed solar cells are electronic inks printed onto sub-millimetre thin plastic sheets using conventional printers.

Improved Way to Make III-V Solar Cells Could Hold Key to Lower Costs

Scientists at the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) work to refine the technique called hydride vapor phase epitaxy (HVPE), which holds the potential to produce cheaper, more efficient solar cells capable of producing more electricity.

Alta Devices Breaks Solar Energy Efficiency Record

"Alta Devices goal is to continue to lead the industry in solar technology and to enable a broad range of autonomous systems. We believe this is the best way to support the innovations of our customers,"

AGC and Ubiquitous Energy Announce Strategic Development Agreement for Transparent Solar Glass

Ubiquitous Energys transparent solar coating, ClearView Power™, selectively absorbs and converts non-visible light (ultraviolet and infrared) to electricity while transmitting visible light.

NASA iTech Forum Showcases Innovators' Top Energy Solutions

The 2018 NASA iTech Cycle II Energy is a collaborative effort between NASA and the U.S. Department (DOE) of Energys Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to find and foster innovative solutions for critical energy challenges on Earth and in space.

Fuel-less Generator Could Change The Energy Industry

Transducing Energy Devices, LLC, (TED) located in Ann Arbor, Mich., has been working for years on a fuel-less electricity generating device, called the Permanent Magnet Induction Generator (PMIG).

Hanergy CEO Outlines Vision for New Era of Mobile Energy

Mr. Li expanded on the disruptive potential of thin-film solar, the development of mobile energy technology, the role of mobile energy in national energy strategy, and the future of the mobile energy industry.

Znshine Solar Launches Graphene-coating PV Series to Accelerate Cost Reduction and Efficiency Improvement

According to reports, the application of graphene film layer not only increases the light transmission performance of the glass itself, but also the Graphene-coating modules have an attractive investment return due to their superb hydrophilicity.

Engineers pioneer greener and cheaper technique for biofuel production

This is a major breakthrough in metabolic engineering and exhibits a foundational milestone in sustainable and cost-effective production of renewable biofuels and chemicals.

Visually appealing solar modules as architectural elements in building façades

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences together with the industrial partners are investigating opportunities to extend integration of visually attractive solar modules into architecture of building façades.

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