New High-Temperature Device Captures a Broader Solar Wavelength Spectrum and Improves Solar Cell Efficiency

Using a heat-resistant device, made of tungsten and alumina layers, researchers from Aalborg University have found that the device can absorb the sun's broad spectrum radiation and convert it to electricity

New York Should be Applauded for Setting a 50 Percent Clean Energy Standard

Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the New York Public Service Commission's approval of a 50 percent Clean Energy Standard by 2030:

NREL Technique Leads to Improved Perovskite Solar Cells

Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in collaboration with researchers at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), devised a method to improve perovskite solar cells, making them more efficient and reliable with higher reproducibility.

Intersolar South America - We've Always Believed in the Brazilian Solar Energy Market

Brazil's Ministry of Mines and Energy has postponed the reserve auction scheduled for July 29. It's expected that it will involve more than 9GW of PV projects, making up 90% of the capacity registered for the auction. What does this mean for the Brazilian solar market?

Tesla Lowers Bid, Agrees to Pay $2.6 Billion for SolarCity

Chris Martin for Bloomberg Technology:  Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors Inc. reached an agreement to buy SolarCity Corp. for $2.6 billion, about $300 million less than an initial proposal criticized as a “bailout” for the solar company in which he’s the largest shareholder. SolarCity investors will receive $25.37 a share in stock under the agreement, according to a statement Monday. Musk initially offered $26.50 to $28.50 a share in Tesla stock. Analysts have said in the past that the bid was too low and investors have questioned the wisdom of Musk combining his electric-car maker with the clean-energy company.  The deal, which allows SolarCity to solicit competing takeover offers through Sept. 14, will now go to the shareholders of the companies for approval.   Cont'd...   

DONG Energy Praises Massachusetts for Strong Commitment to Offshore Wind

Energy bill opens door to U.S. commercial offshore wind market

DOE SunShot Initiative supports new ASU solar research projects

The SunShot Initiative is designed to accelerate the market competitiveness of solar energy by targeting production cost reductions and increased solar deployment, with a 2020 target cost for utility-scale solar technologies that is roughly equal to electricity generation from fossil fuels.

Industry gears up for Renewable Energy India 2016

Global Investments & Technological breakthroughs mark the 10th edition

Sunvapor Receives Award from U. S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative for Green Solar Collector

Cooperative award provides R&D funding to demonstrate sustainable collector designed with artificial intelligence

Giant Leap Technologies and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Receive U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Grant to Use Invisibility to Harvest Sunlight

Microfluidics will make it possible to move solar collectors into the digital age by exploiting invisibility to eliminate mechanical collectors and replace them with Digital GlassTM and non-mechanical electronic light steering.

Molten storage and thermophotovoltaics offer new solar power pathway

Georgia Institute of Technology:  New computer modeling suggests that high temperature TPV conversion -- which captures infrared radiation from very hot surfaces -- could one day rival combined-cycle turbine systems when combined with thermal storage using liquid metal at temperatures around 1,300 degrees Celsius. Advances in high-temperature components and improved system modeling, combined with the potential for conversion costs an order of magnitude lower than those of turbines, suggest that TPV could offer a pathway for efficiently storing and producing electrical power from solar thermal sources, a new study suggests. The underlying technologies of high temperature storage and thermophotovoltaic conversion could also be used to produce grid-scale batteries able to rapidly supplement other power sources by storing heat for quick conversion to electricity. The research, supported by ARPA-E, was reported July 4 in the journal Energy and Environmental Science by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology.   Cont'd...

EnergeiaWorks Intersolar Recap

EnergeiaWorks, North America's foremost executive search firm servicing the renewable energy markets, secured a strong presence in San Francisco at both SOLAR 2016 and Intersolar North America.

Flight to the future: Solar Impulse shows we can run the world without consuming the earth

The lessons of Solar Impulse are clear: by pushing the boundaries of technology, and refusing to accept limits, technological or psychological, we can run the world without consuming the earth, and reach heights we never believed were possible.

GEM Energy moves up Solar Power World's Top Lists for North American Solar Developers and Contractors

GEM Energy, of the Rudolph Libbe Group, is ranked 15th among Solar Power World's Top Solar Developers of 2016, up from 26th place last year. GEM Energy is the only Ohio-based solar developer to make the list.

Using Particle Accelerator Technology to Manufacture Solar Cells

This technique is projected to reduce solar panel manufacturing costs by upwards of 60% compared to industry standards, while making them 25% more efficient, and resulting in a very cost-effective source of energy.

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