Stanford Engineers Designed a Low-Cost Battery For Storing Renewable Energy

Posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 by

Stanford University researchers have created a new battery that could change the way we look at renewable energy storage forever. The team used urea, an affordable, natural, and readily-available material present in mammal urine and fertilizers to create a battery that is significantly more efficient than past versions. Stanford chemistry professor Hongjie Dai and doctoral candidate Michael […]

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World’s Largest Solar Panel Facade Powers Danish School

Posted on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 by

Copenhagen International School’s new building in the Nordhavn district features the largestsolar facade in the world. The 12,000 solar glass panels can generate 300 megawatt hours of electricity per year, more than half of the school’s annual energy needs. After much anticipation, the pre-K to 12th grade campus opened last month. The unique sea-green […]

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India looks to batter storage to supplement its solar boom

Posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 by

Written by: Mike Stone. Posted on: March 14, 2016 For the first time ever, India is putting out the call for energy storage developers. The state-run Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is seeking bids for a 750-megawatt solar park at Ananthapuramu in Andhra Pradesh. In order to supplement the massive series of projects, […]

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Produce your own water from thin air with SunGlacier’s solar-powered DC03

Posted on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 by

The SunGlacier team has designed a solar-powered, water maker based on Peltier technology that operates without needing batteries or a current inverter. By employing a photovoltaic panel, the X-model generates power for an 18W Peltier element, which cools an aluminum block to below the ambient dew point. This innovative concept features a new type of […]

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New energy storage plant could ‘revolutionise’ renewable sector

Posted on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 by

Foundations for an energy storage plant in Ireland that could “revolutionise” the integration of renewable power into electricity supplies will be laid within weeks. The plant will use a motor-generated flywheel to harness kinetic energy from the grid at times of over-supply. This will then be released from submerged turbines at times of supply […]

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SolarWindow unveils new energy-generating glass that bends

Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017 by

SolarWindow made headlines for their business-card thin solar coating for curved glass surfaces in late 2016, and now they’re going a step further with a new kind of flexible glass capable of generating clean energy. The firm created a super thin, bendable “glass ‘veneer’” that if applied to skyscrapers, cars, or even planes, could […]

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China builds world’s biggest solar farm

Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by

High on the Tibetan plateau, a giant poster of the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, guards the entrance to one of the greatest monuments to Beijing’s quest to become a clean energy colossus. To Xi’s right, on the road leading to what is reputedly the biggest solar farm on earth, a billboard greets visitors with […]

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Try A Solar Water Heater

Posted on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 by

Try A Solar Water Heater With a solar water heater, you’ll get the hot water your household needs while saving money and energy and reducing your dependence on coal-fired power. After a year with their solar hot water heater, homeowners Bob Allen and Lyle Rudensey say they’ll never go back to relying on a conventional […]

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Australian solar hot water installations top one million mark

Posted on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 by

The number of solar hot water systems installed in Australia has topped the one million mark, according to the Clean Energy Regulator, but the rate of installation is at its lowest in a decade. The CER said in a statement on Friday that the one-millionth system was […]

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World’s First PV-Powered Solar Water Heating Solution Delivers Net Solar Value

Posted on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 by

Article by Terri Steele Solar Savvy Communications solarsavvy@cox.net On July 4, 2013, Sun Bandit parent Next Generation Energy launched an ‘all hands on deck’ effort to identify and clear the many hurdles inhibiting widespread solar water heating adoption – and to achieve the certification and street cred to bring its innovation Sun Bandit to market. The initiative has […]

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