Lucas Mearian for ComputerWorld: About 44% of all solar power that's installed on residential rooftops, known as distributed solar capacity, is owned by private businesses, such as SolarCity or Vivint Solar, according to new government data. Distributed solar capacity in the U.S., which includes all solar power capacity other than utility-scale installations 1 megawatts (MW) or larger, increased to 12.3 gigawatts (GW) as of September, according to new figures from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). In comparison, a cumulative 11.6GW had been installed in the U.S. by the end of 2015. Cont'd...
Upsolar (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Upsolar, a leading provider of solar PV modules and services, Koine a design company specializing in floating technology, and Upsolar's local installation partner CW, recently deployed a large floating PV system at Tengeh Reservoir in Singapore making it the world's largest floating solar PV test-bed ever to be installed.
Charlotte Hsu for University of Buffalo: BUFFALO, N.Y. — Could a glow-in-the-dark dye be the next advancement in energy storage technology? Scientists at the University at Buffalo think so. They have identified a fluorescent dye called BODIPY as an ideal material for stockpiling energy in rechargeable, liquid-based batteries that could one day power cars and homes. BODIPY — short for boron-dipyrromethene — shines brightly in the dark under a black light. But the traits that facilitate energy storage are less visible. According to new research, the dye has unusual chemical properties that enable it to excel at two key tasks: storing electrons and participating in electron transfer. Batteries must perform these functions to save and deliver energy, and BODIPY is very good at them. In experiments, a BODIPY-based test battery operated efficiently and with longevity, running well after researchers drained and recharged it 100 times. Cont'd...
Solar panel prices continue to drop this week as suppliers suffer from falling demand in EU and escalated price competition spooked by serious oversupply and unclear political environment. With the demand for PV installations in EU and the US beginning to wane on the advent of holiday season, solar panel prices in these regions continue to descent since only limited transactions are made during the holiday season. In addition, in the US market, competition among module makers remains strong so as to make the further pressures on solar panel prices. In India, the increasing demand could not sustain the prices as major players continue to offer slashed prices in the market in attempts to secure more orders. In China, the price is relatively stable due to solid demand in domestic market, but is dragged down in the dollar term with RMB deprecation. Consequently, exacerbating the problem is oversupply nature, which leaves competition remains fierce in major markets, as module players engage in unprecedented price reduction to secure orders.
SolarWindow to Expand Products with Paper-Thin Flexible Glass that Generates Electricity - a $25B Market
Integrating transparent SolarWindow™ coatings with flexible glass creates new product opportunities for curved and non-flat surfaces in automotive, aircraft, and military applications. Applying SolarWindow™ coatings on flexible glass allows for the flexibility of plastic with the durability, scratch-resistance, and ease of maintenance of rigid glass.
IHS Markit: Electric Vehicles Expected to Account for 15 to 35 Percent of World's Vehicle Sales in 2040
IHS Markit announces launch of major new multiclient study, Reinventing the Wheel, which uses the firm's combined expertise in the energy, automotive and chemical industries
ENGIE Group Leverages Ecoppia to Deliver Lower LCOE, Higher Output in Successful Indian Solar Park Bid
Benefits of Ecoppia's automated, robotic, water-free solar panel cleaning system facilitate successful tender in India's cutting-edge Bhadla Solar Park
InnoEnergy's first Master's School graduation sees 75 innovative, young minds progress to the job market
In a National First, SoCalGas and University of California Irvine Successfully Test Innovative Technology that Stores Renewable Energy
UCI uses power-to-gas technique and injects renewable hydrogen into campus electricity grid
Positions Company for Sustained Profitability Provides Key Metrics for 2017
GIS technology allows us to query, analyze and visualize information in an incredible number of ways, and as with all technology these days it is evolving rapidly.
Nick Flaherty for EE Times: After four years of evaluation, the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (Chicago, IL) is backing two key technologies for the future of battery systems. The Center was set up four years ago with a five year remit to explore new battery technology for transportation and the electricity grid that, when scaled to commercial production, are capable of delivering five times the energy density at one-fifth the cost of commercial batteries available in 2011. The Center has investigated 1,500 compounds for electrodes and 21,000 organic molecules relevant for liquid electrolytes as well as filing 52 invention disclosures and 27 patent applications, says director George Crabtree. Five techno-economic models created by JCESR for designing virtual batteries on the computer are being used to evaluate the best pathways for beyond-lithium-ion systems to reach 400 watt hours per kilogram (400 Wh/kg) and $100 per kilowatt hour ($100/kWh). Cont'd...
Former Secretary of Energy Steven Chu Among High-Profile Appointees
SunTegra partners with Moonworks to offer solar roof systems in Rhode Island.
Minister McKenna's meeting with Ballard was an opportunity for her to learn more about this Canadian clean technology company and consider how best the Government of Canada can support companies in the clean energy sector.
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