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Whoever controls electrolytes will pave the way for electric vehicles
25 Jun 2024 at 2:22am
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jun 25, 2024 Professor Soojin Park, Seoha Nam, a PhD candidate, and Dr. Hye Bin Son from the Department of Chemistry at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) have achieved an important development in creating a gel electrolyte-based battery that is both stable and commercially viable. Their research was recently published in the international journal Small. Lithium-ion batteries are wid

2 solar projects to supply power for 5 military installations
25 Jun 2024 at 2:22am
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 18, 2024 The Department of Defense is partnering with Duke Energy to provide solar power for five military bases in North and South Carolina. The DOD announced the power partnership with Duke Energy in which all power produced by two new Duke Energy solar energy facilities in South Carolina will power the five military bases. The military bases are the Army's Fort Liberty, the Marine Corp

Rice Lab Reports Significant Advances in Perovskite Solar Cell Stability
25 Jun 2024 at 2:22am
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 18, 2024 Solar power is growing rapidly as an energy technology, recognized for its cost-effectiveness and its role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. A Rice University study published in Science details a method for synthesizing formamidinium lead iodide (FAPbI3) into stable, high-quality photovoltaic films. The efficiency of these FAPbI3 solar cells declined by less than 3% over more than 1,00

Chinese Premier Li targets clean energy in Australia visit
25 Jun 2024 at 2:22am
Sydney (AFP) June 18, 2024 Premier Li Qiang toured a Chinese-controlled lithium refiner in Perth on Tuesday, a sign of his country's vast appetite for Australian "critical minerals" required for clean energy technologies. Li ended his four-day visit to Australia with a tour of the low-carbon energy industry in resource-rich Western Australia. His first stop was Tianqi Lithium Energy Australia, a 51-percent Chinese

Argentina starts removing solar panels from Chilean border
25 Jun 2024 at 2:22am
Santiago (AFP) June 17, 2024 Argentina on Monday began removing solar panels that were installed by accident on the wrong side of its shared border with Chile, after a complaint from Chilean President Gabriel Boric. In late April, the Argentine Navy inaugurated a maritime surveillance post on the border with Chile, in the Patagonia region of South America. But the solar panels, which provide energy to that military

New approaches for perovskite-based ferroelectric ceramics in energy storage
25 Jun 2024 at 2:22am
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 17, 2024 With the increasing impacts of climate change and resource depletion, dielectric capacitors are becoming key candidates for high-performance energy storage devices. However, various dielectric ceramics, such as paraelectrics, ferroelectrics, and antiferroelectrics, face challenges due to their low polarizability, low breakdown strength, and large hysteresis loss. Therefore, synthesizing novel pe

Sweeping review reveals impact of integrating AI into photovoltaics
25 Jun 2024 at 2:22am
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 13, 2024 Artificial intelligence is set to enhance photovoltaic systems by improving efficiency, reliability, and predictability of solar power generation. In their paper published on May 8 in CAAI Artificial Intelligence Research, a research team from Chinese and Malaysian universities examined the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) technology on photovoltaic (PV) power generation systems and

Redwire to Develop Solar Arrays for Thales Alenia Space's New GEO Satellites
25 Jun 2024 at 2:22am
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jun 11, 2024 Redwire Corporation (NYSE: RDW) announced it will develop and deliver Roll-Out Solar Array (ROSA) wings for Thales Alenia Space's Space Inspire satellites, the newest product line of geostationary (GEO) telecommunications satellites. A joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), Thales Alenia Space is a prime manufacturer providing space solutions for telecommunications, Earth o

Safer and Flexible Battery Developed for Wearable Tech
25 Jun 2024 at 2:22am
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 07, 2024 Researchers have developed a safer, cheaper, and more flexible battery option for wearable devices. Fitness trackers, smart watches, virtual-reality headsets, smart clothing, and implants are becoming ubiquitous. These devices need more flexible and miniaturized energy storage mechanisms for improved comfort, reliability, and longevity. Enhancements must not compromise safety. Recent

Flexible perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell achieves new efficiency record
25 Jun 2024 at 2:22am
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 07, 2024 This study is led by Dr. Xinlong Wang, Dr. Jingming Zheng, Dr. Zhiqin Ying, Prof. Xi Yang, and Prof. Jichun Ye from the Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Despite the remarkable progress achieved in rigid perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells, with reported efficiencies reaching up to 33.9%, the utilization of flexible perovskite/silicon tandem

Atlas reveals solar energy potential in Germany
25 Jun 2024 at 2:22am
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Jun 06, 2024 Which roofs are suitable for solar panel installations? Where are photovoltaic systems already in place? How much output could be achieved with solar panel arrays at specific locations? A map developed by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) provides the answers. DLR's researchers used machine learning methods to process current aerial photographs and geod

Solar investment outstrips all other power forms: IEA
25 Jun 2024 at 2:22am
Paris (AFP) June 6, 2024 More money is pouring into solar power than all other electricity sources combined, with investments set to reach half a trillion dollars this year, the world's top energy research body said Thursday. The International Energy Agency (IEA) forecast in a report that global investment in clean energy this year will hit $2 trillion, twice the amount going to fossil fuels. It said combined in


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Global Renewable Energy Capacity Surging to New Heights
21 Jul 2023 at 12:53pm
by Ryan Regan
Russia’s prolonged war in Ukraine roiled global energy markets, forcing fossil fuel prices up, and helped cement energy security as a dominant policy area focus in Europe and beyond. These trends and the continued price competitiveness of renewable energy are combining to boost global solar and wind capacity to historic heights. IEA Report Outlines Record […] The post Global Renewable Energy Capacity Surging to New Heights appeared first on Solar Tribune.

Texas Emerges as Solar’s Latest Hotspot As Legislative Threats Emerge
16 May 2023 at 1:51pm
by Ryan Regan
California has long been the state where the solar industry has shined the brightest across residential, commercial, and utility-scale markets. That fact largely remains true today, but Texas is emerging as an ascendant solar energy powerhouse that is poised to give a major lift to national renewable energy generation goals. Texas Solar Capacity Hits Peak […] The post Texas Emerges as Solar’s Latest Hotspot As Legislative Threats Emerge appeared first on Solar Tribune.

Solar Manufacturing Growth Picks up in U.S.
6 Feb 2023 at 7:04pm
by Ryan Regan
Manufacturers of solar panels, inverters, and related solar energy components have overwhelmingly been based in China over recent decades as few countries around the World could compete with China’s combined natural resource and low-cost manufacturing advantages. While China’s supply chain stranglehold is likely to persistent for some time, recently announced investments by solar manufacturers in […] The post Solar Manufacturing Growth Picks up in U.S. appeared first on Solar Tribune.

Floating Solar Panels Sail Forward
7 Dec 2022 at 3:43am
by Ryan Regan
As solar energy has become more mainstream, solar panels have found their way onto more and more unique places, from theme parks to airports to old landfill sites. Floating solar panels offer an even more creative use for solar that fundamentally alters conventional assumptions about solar generation opportunities. How Do They Work? Solar panels themselves […] The post Floating Solar Panels Sail Forward appeared first on Solar Tribune.

NIMBYism Threatens to Stymie Solar Progress
27 Oct 2022 at 5:32pm
by Ryan Regan
The solar industry has arguably never been in a better position in the wake of the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). A rise in NIMBY-inspired land-use policies, however, is threatening to disrupt some of that optimism. A Worrying Trend The passage of the IRA is a seminal moment for the solar industry that […] The post NIMBYism Threatens to Stymie Solar Progress appeared first on Solar Tribune.

IRA Passage Ushers in New Era of Stability for Solar Industry
13 Sep 2022 at 5:50pm
by Ryan Regan
It only took Congress 34 years, but a federal law to meaningfully address the harmful effects of climate change – the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) – finally passed the body and was signed into law by the President just weeks ago. The first congressional hearings on climate change were held way back in 1988, and […] The post IRA Passage Ushers in New Era of Stability for Solar Industry appeared first on Solar Tribune.

Global Heat Wave Puts Solar Panels to the Test
2 Aug 2022 at 5:27pm
by Ryan Regan
July was a scorcher of a month, with many countries and prominent cities across the world experiencing record-breaking temps. You may think that this was good news for the world’s solar industry as the Sun was seemingly working in overdrive, but in fact, blazing temps can greatly complicate solar generation efforts. This year’s hot summer […] The post Global Heat Wave Puts Solar Panels to the Test appeared first on Solar Tribune.

Rooftop solar: Good for the economy, good for the grid
27 Jul 2022 at 4:29pm
by Rebecca Snow
Solar continues to create jobs, investment, economic development and grid resilience while reducing energy costs for utilities, businesses, industry and consumers. It reduces the environmental impact on air, water and carbon.  And amazingly, it can be placed atop your house. Guest Post by Tim Echols, Originally posted in the Athens Banner-Herald Tim Echols is Vice-Chair of the Georgia Public Service […] The post Rooftop solar: Good for the economy, good for the grid appeared first on Solar Tribune.

Solar Panels Helping Old Landfills Embrace a Greener Future
30 Jun 2022 at 12:53pm
by Ryan Regan
As the solar industry has matured over recent decades, solar panels have found their way onto more and more unusual places. Cars, lakes, airports, and Disney World are just a few examples. Although notably less sexy than those examples, solar arrays placed on capped landfills are definitely becoming “a thing” that continues to gather more […] The post Solar Panels Helping Old Landfills Embrace a Greener Future appeared first on Solar Tribune.

The Rise of Agrivoltaics
3 Jun 2022 at 6:18pm
by Ryan Regan
Once upon a time, a common argument by solar energy skeptics was that expansive solar farms would overtake large swaths of American farmland, to the eventual detriment of American farmers seeking to grow crops or raise livestock. The industry has grown and matured in such a way that not only rebuffs this concern but shows […] The post The Rise of Agrivoltaics appeared first on Solar Tribune.

The Solar Powered Cars are Coming…Sort of
4 May 2022 at 6:26pm
by Ryan Regan
The electric vehicle and solar energy markets are both simultaneously growing at record clips, which begs the question, why haven’t cars powered entirely by the sun taken root as the next big thing? On the surface, the prospect of a car powered by an infinite and free power source that is never “off” sounds like […] The post The Solar Powered Cars are Coming…Sort of appeared first on Solar Tribune.

Cleaning Innovations Key to Solar PV Efficiency
2 Apr 2022 at 1:30pm
by Ryan Regan
The efficiency of a solar energy system’s individual PV panels and the amount of sun exposure that said panels receive play a pivotal role in the system’s over ability to harness solar energy. Keeping the surface of the solar panel clean is critical to achieving optimal efficiency and getting the most out of your system. […] The post Cleaning Innovations Key to Solar PV Efficiency appeared first on Solar Tribune.


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