Solar Power

This Desalination Device Delivers Cheap, Clean Water With Just Solar Power

Making ocean water safe to drink is usually an expensive and polluting prospect. This Finnish startup has found a way to do it with clean energy and a tiny footprint. In a coastal city in Namibia, a small shipping container near the beach sits...
Related topics: Startup

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Engineered Bacteria Could Be Missing Link In Energy Storage

One of the big issues with sustainable energy systems is how to store electricity that's generated from wind, solar and waves. At present, no existing technology provides large-scale storage and energy retrieval for sustainable energy at a low...

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Natural Gas And Oil Industry Is A Solid, Long-term Investment

Energy future will be defined by the relationship between fossil fuels and renewable power like wind and solar, says the American Petroleum Institute.        

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Quantum Rebar: Quantum Dots Enhance Stability Of Solar-harvesting Perovskite Crystals

University of Toronto Engineering researchers have combined two emerging technologies for next-generation solar power—and discovered that each one helps stabilize the other. The resulting hybrid material is a major step toward reducing the cost of...
Related topics: Quantum, Physics, Scientific Discoveries

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Charging Into The Future—novel Rock Salt For Use In Rechargeable Magnesium Batteries

Life today depends heavily on electricity. However, the unrelenting demand for electricity calls for increasingly greener and "portable" sources of energy. Although windmills and solar panels are promising alternatives, the fluctuation in output...

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U.s. Solar Installations Exceed 2m Mark: 3 Stocks To Buy

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Architect Jonathan Marvel Is Redesigning Puerto Rico’s Power Grids (and Communities) To Make...

For bringing power back to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and teaching locals how to finance, install, and service their own solar power hubs, Jonathan Marvel is one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People of 2019. 100 Most Creative...
Related topics: Marvel, Hurricanes

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Seeking Energy Independence, Palestinians Open Solar Plant

Palestinian officials say they have inaugurated their first solar panel plant as part of a plan to reduce their dependence on Israeli power sources.

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Fuel, Electricity Shortages Force Zimbabweans To Go Solar

The Zimbabwe government recently announced long power cuts due to low levels of water in Kariba dam on the border with Zambia – the country’s main hydropower source. Collins Chigwagwa runs a small barbershop in a middle class suburb in...

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2 Million U.s. Solar Installations Are Just The Start

The solar industry in the U.S. is now so large that 2 million separate installations are in service across the country, according to Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). Projects can be as big as...

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Brazil Just Missed An Incredible Green Opportunity

Cheap and simple do-it-yourself solar power sounds a good way to help poor communities. But try telling that to Brazil’s customs authority. Since 2009, when the government of President Lula launched a national programme called Luz para Todos ...
Related topics: Brazil

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Canadian Solar's Arm Sells Mustang Project To Goldman Sachs

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Related topics: Goldman Sachs

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Minnesota’s Community Solar Program Democratizes Access To Solar Energy

It cuts the energy bills of over 12,000 subscribers, reduces energy costs for all electric customers, and employs over 4,000 workers. So why is Minnesota’s community solar program under fire at the legislature this year? John Farrell Community...

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Maunakea Observatories Shed New Light On Obscured Infant Solar System

Astronomers using the combined power of two Hawaii telescopes have taken groundbreaking, sharp new images of a distant planetary system that likely resembles a baby version of our solar system.
Related topics: Space, Telescopes

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These Gorgeous Tiny Houses Can Operate Entirely Off The Grid

It can even generate its own water. In a factory in Nevada, a large 3D printer prints the pieces of new prefab tiny homes that can work fully off the grid. When complete, the houses will run on solar power, including heating and cooling. An optional...
Related topics: 3D Printers, Space

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New Material To Harness Solar Power Could Transform Energy

The most affordable, efficient way to harness the cleanest, most abundant renewable energy source in the world is one step closer to reality. The University of Toledo physicist pushing the performance of solar cells to levels never before reached...
Related topics: Physics

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Just Like Toothpaste: Fluoride Radically Improves The Stability Of Perovskite Solar Cells

Solar cells made of perovskite hold much promise for the future of solar energy. However, the material degrades quickly, severely limiting its efficiency and stability over time. Researchers have discovered that adding a small amount of fluoride to...
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries

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What's In The Cards For Canadian Solar (csiq) Q1 Earnings?

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Why Vivint Solar Stock Dropped 15% -- Then Bounced Right Back!

Shares of solar power lessor and solar system seller Vivint Solar (NYSE: VSLR) dropped 15% in early trading Friday -- probably not a surprising result given that Vivint just reported losing $0.22 per share last quarter. What's a bit more surprising...
Related topics: US Equity Markets

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3 Top Energy Stocks To Buy In May

The energy sector is going through a multi-decade pivot from fossil fuels to renewables. However, even as investment in wind and solar accelerates, the energy industry still needs to continue spending money on expanding the production of oil and gas...

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