The Status of Wind Energy in the USA

Wind energy is now the cheapest form of new generation in many parts of the country making it a good investment for many reasons.

Robotics principles help wave energy converters better absorb power of ocean waves

Phys.org: "We are working to create methodologies and technologies that private companies can harness to create wave energy devices that will enable them to sell power to the U.S. grid at a competitive price,"

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

Kristen Meub for Phys.org: 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.

LG Solar releases the NeON R Solar Module at SPI 2017

The higher power density of the NeON R delivers more energy and cost savings in space limited situations. In addition to a higher energy output, the N-type cells use almost no boron, significantly reducing Light Induced Degradation.

Grid+ Platform: Leveraging Blockchain Technology for Clean Energy

Grid+ is combining blockchain technology and artificial intelligence to build a software and hardware solution that makes the electrical grid smarter, more resilient, and more economical for consumers. Astreamlined business model enables Grid+ to offer near-wholesale electricity prices instead of the 100% markup that traditional power utilities charge in most states.

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,"

Digital Grid and the Environment

The biggest change impacting energy infrastructure around the world is the growth of renewable energy resources, including distributed sources such as solar photovoltaics. At the transmission level, the result of this expansion will mean that electrical grids will take on an increasingly important role in balancing power flows across broader regions, with faster and more dynamic power exchanges taking place during fast solar transition times such as sunrises and sunsets.

C&I Trending Towards Solar Trackers

Corporate brands choose NEXTracker for energy gains and technology benefits.

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.

Energy from Artificial Photosynthesis

Artificial photosynthesis requires only sunlight and simple organic chemicals to generate renewable energy cheaply and cleanly. While some limited progress has been made in this area, until now, no proposed solution has been nearly efficient enough to warrant commercial use.

Here's the truth behind five solar panel myths

If you're considering installing a solar panel system on your home, here are five common myths - and why you shouldn't believe them.

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.

5 Signs that Solar Energy is Changing Society's Consumption Behavior

Despite the resistance of giant fossil fuel enterprises, and despite the misguided efforts of some local, state and federal governments to forestall solar energy (as well as other alternative sources), the march has begun. While the U.S. may be behind Europe right now, the inevitability is a foregone conclusion.

Serious business: Corporate procurement rivals policy in driving growth of renewable energy

Activity in support of corporate procurement of renewable energy has been particularly strong in the United States over the last few years.

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