Scientists discover photovoltaic nanotubes

2019-08-30T03:06:59+00:00August 30th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 29 Aug 2019 Scientists discover photovoltaic nanotubes An international team of researchers led by the University of Tokyo has discovered a new material which, when rolled into a nanotube, generates an electric current if exposed to light. If magnified and scaled up, say the scientists, the technology could be used in future high-efficiency solar [...]

ROUNDUP: Arnold’s AMS uses AI in Australia, Panel-level storage tries again, Growatt gets ESS-ready

2019-08-30T02:56:39+00:00August 30th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 26 Aug 2019 ROUNDUP: Arnold’s AMS uses AI in Australia, Panel-level storage tries again, Growatt gets ESS-ready AMS' CEO Susan Kennedy was formerly an advisor to Arnold Schwarzenegger during the latter's time as Governor of California. Image: AMS. Storage player AMS helps Australian wind farm trade power 26 August 2019: Advanced Microgrid Solutions, known in [...]

Solar-Powered Yacht

2019-08-29T03:30:44+00:00August 29th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 29 Aug 2019 Solar-Powered Yacht Silent Yachts's "Silent 55" ship is completely powered by solar energy. One Silent 55 is complete and three more are currently being built. The yacht has unlimited range and releases zero fumes. Solar power is already taking over the land, so naturally, now it's coming for the sea. The big ol' boat in [...]

Longi: ‘Our larger wafer must be industry standard’

2019-08-29T03:25:27+00:00August 29th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 29 Aug 2019 Longi: ‘Our larger wafer must be industry standard’ The Chinese giant has argued its 166mm M6 product should be the new iteration used worldwide, even though larger products have been launched by rivals. Longi says the fact existing cell and module production lines can be adapted for the M6 means rising [...]

Food and energy tussle as Victoria approves three controversial new solar farms

2019-08-28T02:38:24+00:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 28 Aug 2019 Food and energy tussle as Victoria approves three controversial new solar farms The Andrews Government has approved three new solar farms in the Shepparton region with a combined generative power of 175 MW. However, some residents are upset at the loss of prime agricultural land and the now redundant irrigation equipment [...]

Energy’s Future – Battery and Storage Technologies

2019-08-27T01:34:36+00:00August 27th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 26 Aug 2019 Energy's Future - Battery and Storage Technologies The efforts to lift our power generation and electrical grid into the 21st century is a multipronged effort. It needs a new generation mix of low-carbon sources that include hydro, renewables and nuclear, ways to capture carbon that don’t cost a zillion dollars, and ways to make the grid smart. Unlike solid batteries, [...]

The Chinese solar market is changing shape

2019-08-26T01:54:17+00:00August 26th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 23 Aug 2019 The Chinese solar market is changing shape Two reports have described how the world’s largest renewable energy market is moving towards maturity. According to the Brookings Institution, the Chinese clean energy market could become more open to Western investors and tech. A report by Fitch claims projects are moving back to [...]

Morocco prioritises world’s largest solar plant

2019-08-26T01:26:57+00:00August 26th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 26 Aug 2019 Morocco prioritises world's largest solar plant Project is the centrepiece of a strategy that promises to generate more than half of its electricity from renewables by 2030 Morocco's status as a global poster-boy for renewable energy was confirmed in May when it signed a $780mn contract to build Noor Midelt, a [...]

Tesla Will Allow You to Rent Solar Panels—But There’s a Catch

2019-08-23T01:30:31+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 22 Aug 2019 Tesla Will Allow You to Rent Solar Panels—But There’s a Catch SolarCity installs solar panels on the roof of a home on March 31, 2011 in Palo Alto, California. Tony Avelar/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images I’m still waiting for Elon Musk to put out a cologne—and obviously call it “Musk-Musk, the Scent [...]

US electricity retailers are ditching fossil fuels

2019-08-23T01:24:41+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 22 Aug 2019 US electricity retailers are ditching fossil fuels Three different retail electricity providers in the United States have announced new programs to provide customers the option to buy 100% renewably sourced electricity, with one of the three even coming at no additional cost. Momentary synchronicity struck the U.S. energy world this week, [...]