Combining solar panels and agriculture makes land more productive

Karen Graham for Digital Journal: An agrophotovoltaics (APV) pilot project conducted at Lake Constance has proven that farming and the use of solar panels can be compatible.

Could Tesla Power its Electric Truck with Solar Panels?

Rhett Alain for Wired: How much power and how much energy (those are two different things) could you get from solar panels on the trailer?

World's largest building integrated 'organic' solar power installation completed

John Fitzgerald Weaver for Electrek: The ultra-environmentalist solar installation is seemingly 7-8% efficient, weighs 1/10th the weight of a standard solar panel and is held to the roof via an adhesive sticker on the backside of the panel.

Nebraska to Build Wind Farm to Power Facebook Data Center

AP via US News: Utility officials say a new wind farm being built in northeastern Nebraska will provide 200 megawatts of power a planned Facebook data center.

Meet Zero Mass Water, Whose Solar Panels Pull Drinking Water From The Air

Miguel Helft for Forbes: Each looks like solar panel mounted atop a metal box. The system extracts moisture out of the air at a rate of as much as five liters per day.

The largest solar power plant in the UK is to be developed without subsidy

Climate Action: The mega project will cover approximately 890 acres (365 hectares) - an area equivalent to more than 400 football pitches.

This weird $9 trick increases solar panel efficiency 5-17%

John Fitzgerald Weaver for electrek: Instead of perfectly spacing those 60 out - with small, defined areas between the cells - the company has allowed the solar cell's borders to overlap each other while increasing the cell count to 68.

New fractal-like concentrating solar power receivers are better at absorbing sunlight

Kristen Meub for India is interested in developing 1 megawatt or smaller CSP facilities that could provide the appropriate amount of power for a small village or community.

Why can't every object in your home be a solar power generator?

Sian Bradley for Wired: "Tables are this big empty space, a surface that's not being used a lot. I saw their potential to be an independent power source, wherever you want to have it,"

Possible tariff on imported solar panels makes the industry nervous

Keith Schneider for The Los Angeles Times: The trade commission's decision will be transmitted to President Trump on Nov. 13. Whatever the outcome, the tariff case has riven the $30-billion U.S. solar sector.

Saudi Arabia Just Made Plans To Build Mega Metropolis Powered Entirely By Renewables

Brian Spaen for GreenMatters: Visions include the sun powering large landscapes of solar panels, and the electrical grid will also be powered by wind turbines. All of this is, along with "whole new kinds of energy the world has yet to hear of," is expected to power the gigantic metropolis.

Leveraging Bitcoin & Blockchain For 'Solar Power' Sun Exchange Scores $1.6M From U.S. Investors

Roger Aitken for Forbes: Members of the market place can have their solar cells installed and rented to hospitals, factories, schools and rural communities in Africa and the Middle East, earning them income from solar powering the developing world.

Solar Panels Might Get More Efficient Thanks to a Butterfly

Avery Thompson for Popular Mechanics: By imitating the microscopic structure of a butterfly wing, a group of researchers designed a more efficient solar cell.

Industrializing Offshore Wind Energy Development

University of Delaware: UD-led research team determines that constructing offshore wind turbines in port is the most cost effective method

Solar farm in a box - 500 homes worth of solar power in a standardized kit

John Fitzgerald Weaver for Electrek: Their goal in designing the Solar Block is to lower the cost and speed the deployment of utility-scale solar power. The units can be daisy chained into larger plants.

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