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The US Department of Energy has just cast a super-critical eye over its SunShot solar energy initiative in a suite of eight newly published reports, including one that zeroes in on the controversial field of concentrating solar power. The complexity and expense of concentrating technology has been attracting a giant stinkeye from some industry observers,
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Coal, GAS Power plants being replaced by #solar thermal plants #solarenergy #renewableenergy http://buff.ly/1TUCks2
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It took the United States 40 years to install one million solar systems. In two years, that number is expected to double. By 2025, one million solar systems are projected to be installed annually. Read my Inhabitat story for more.
It took the United States 40 years to reach one million solar panels. In two years, that number is expected to double.
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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has come up with firm evidence for the feasibility of a new generation of carbon-based solar cells. The finding is significant because carbon offers a cheap, abundant source of raw materials that could drive down the cost of solar cells while maintaining a relatively high degree of efficiency. That would be
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Solar Impulse 2, the famous solar plane, has successfully landed at the Moffett Airfield in California after a 62 hour flight from Hawaii, and this way it
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A new 24 megawatt solar installation is planned for a major US Navy base in Crane, Indiana, and the project is so important that even the state's conservative Lieutenant Governor, Eric Holcomb, issued an official statement in support. That's something of a shocker considering his previous put-downs of President Obama's energy policy, but a closer
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A group of scientists from the Ocean University of China in Qingdao and Yunnan Normal University, Kunming have discovered the fact that graphene layers mounted
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Solar researchers have been going nuts over perovskites, a class of synthetic crystals that could far surpass conventional silicon solar cells with lower costs and higher efficiency. As a result of all the attention, perovskite solar cell efficiency has been zooming upwards, and two new findings from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Stanford University could
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http://www.alternative-energies.net/energy-storage-systems-are-able-to-unlock-the-potential-of-the-renewable-energy-sources/
Energy storage systems are able to unlock the potential of the renewable energy sources.
Renewable energy sources like solar and wind power are producing clean energy, but in an intermittent way, so we need new energy storage technology that is able
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Last year major U.S. corporations snapped up 3 gigawatts in clean-energy buys, and this year they're roaring back in force with a 60 GW pledge.
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It doesn't look like much right now, but Stanford University's plywood-and-Mylar experimental solar cell apparatus could pave the way for a new, low-cost approach to boosting solar cell efficiency. The trick is to prevent the loss of efficiency that results when solar cells heat up. The solution, as described somewhat poetically by the research team,
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http://www.alternative-energies.net/australias-economy-makes-the-transition-toward-renewable-energy-sources/
Australia’s economy makes the transition toward renewable energy sources.
Australia is going through a change in terms of energy sources used to power the country, and the interest is concentrated today toward the development of
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Harare's solar street lights
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The Intertubes have been buzzing with news that the company Alta Devices has hit the 31.6% mark for solar cell efficiency. That's a new record for devices of its kind. What's even more significant is that Alta's improved power-to-weight ratio makes the new device ideal for airborne applications, including drones. The Perfect Solar Cell For Drones According
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mPower announces the launch of world’s lightest, yet most powerful solar generator. And a fantastic “Buy 1—Donate 1” business model.
http://miamiherald.typepad.com/the-starting-gate/2016/04/launched-at-emerge-americas.html
For more information: https://igg.me/at/mpowersolargenerator/x And: www.mPowerSolarGenerator.com
mPower Solar Generator launches Buy 1-Donate 1 model, Indiegogo campaign mPower Solar Generator CEO Will Perego chose eMerge to launch his South Florida company and its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign; its first product is a portable solar generator. For every generator sold, the company will donate one to a family without...
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mPower Launches Portable Solar Generators, for Consumers and Aid
http://www.solarreviews.com/news/mpower-launches-personal-solar-generators-041816/
Their Indiegogo campaign: https://igg.me/at/mpowersolargenerator/x
Startup mPower has launched a new Indiegogo campaign for its line of mobile solar power generators. The company’s campaign is aimed at giving people a chance to buy a solar generator and to send another generator to a family in a developing nation.
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http://www.alternative-energies.net/rooftop-solar-power-can-cover-almost-half-of-the-energy-demand-in-the-u-s/
Rooftop solar power can cover almost half of the energy demand in the U.S.
A report made by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is showing that about 40% of the energy consumed in the U.S. in one year can be produced by
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A few years ago, the US Department of the Army figured out how to rev up its access to utility scale solar without running afoul of the usual anti-solar suspects, and now the Army will apply its expertise to give the Air Force a leg up. The two branches of the armed services have just
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Concentrating solar tech has been getting the stinkeye from some industry observers, with the main beefs being high complexity and high costs compared to conventional solar panels. Nevertheless, the US Energy Department has made a national showpiece out of five gigantic utility-scale thermal solar power plants, and last year the agency threw some grant dollars
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