Solar Power

Could Electric Car Batteries Feed Power Back Into The Grid?

Alan Brent Technology, This is known as vehicle-to-grid technology and is seen as the future as we move towards more electrification of transport and a smart grid. Technically it is possible. You could charge your electric vehicle (EV) with...

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Collecting Hot Carriers: New Process Harvests Excited Quasiparticles

Researchers at Caltech have developed a way to eke more energy out of solar power— collecting freshly charged particles before they have an opportunity to cool off, so to speak. This fundamental research could one day help scientists harvest...

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Podcast: Biden’s Fantasy Land Climate-energy Plan Would Harm America

Joe Biden’s energy plan calls for outlawing reliable fossil fuel electricity and mandating unreliable solar and wind electricity. This will not stop CO2 emissions from rising but it will hinder America. Anthony Watts speaks with Alex Epstein,...
Related topics: Podcasts, Joe Biden

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A Closer Look At Water-splitting's Solar Fuel Potential

Scientists have gained important new insight into how the performance of a promising semiconducting thin film can be optimized at the nanoscale for renewable energy technologies such as solar fuels.

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Ubiquitous Solar

If you follow any science news aggregator you will see a ton of solar power news. The industry is clearly advancing quickly, and this is translating to the field – to actual production of commercial solar panels. It seems likely that the solar...

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Incorporating Solar Harvesting Into The Side Of Buildings Could Enhance Energy Sustainability

If builders could incorporate solar harvesting into the siding of a building, the amount of energy from the grid that a structure would need may significantly decrease. Researchers have demonstrated the potential of wedge-shaped luminescent solar...

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Why Solar Energy Stocks Are Jumping On Tuesday

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Green Energy And Better Crops: Tinted Solar Panels On Greenhouses

Researchers have demonstrated the use of tinted, semi-transparent solar panels to generate electricity and produce nutritionally-superior crops simultaneously, bringing the prospect of higher incomes for farmers and maximizing use of agricultural...

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Enphase Energy (enph) To Post Q2 Earnings: What's In Store?

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Novel Approach Improves Graphene-based Supercapacitors

Demand for integrated energy storage devices is growing rapidly as people rely more and more on portable and wireless electronics, and the global need grows for clean energy sources such as solar and wind energies.
Related topics: Graphene

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Surprising Early Galaxy Breaks Low-oxygen Record

New results achieved by combining big data captured by the Subaru Telescope and the power of machine learning have discovered a galaxy with an extremely low oxygen abundance of 1.6% solar abundance, breaking the previous record of the lowest oxygen...
Related topics: Space, Telescopes, Scientific Discoveries

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Flogging Unreliable Energy By Extension Cord To Singapore Looks Like An Outrageous Fraud

Australia has granted major project status to AU$22bn solar, storage and transmission project which intends to sell unreliable energy to Singapore by undersea cable from Darwin.

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This Leading Renewable Energy Producer Is Already Looking Beyond Wind And Solar

Few companies in the world have bet bigger on renewable energy than NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE). The electric utility is already the global leader in producing electricity from the wind and sun and is a leader in the battery storage market....
Related topics: Sun

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Trump Recovers Taxpayer Cash On A $1 Billion Obama-backed Solar Plant That Was Obsolete Before Ever...

The Department of Energy reached a settlement Thursday to recover $200 million in taxpayer funds from a loan the Obama administration distributed in 2011 to finance a $1 billion solar power plant that was deemed obsolete before it could officially...
Related topics: Barack Obama

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New Analysis Method Predicts Disruptive Solar Flares

Solar flares—violent explosions on the surface of the sun—can send blasts of radiation hurtling toward Earth. While the planet's magnetic field protects humans on the surface, powerful solar flares can disable satellites, power grids and radio...
Related topics: Solar Flare, Sun, Space, Satellites

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Georgia Tech Built A ‘slothbot’ That Slowly Climbs Through Trees — Strictly Robots

‘SlothBot’ mimics the movement of sloths and travels between two large trees on a cable using solar panels for power. Read more...More about Tech, Science, Robots, Mashable Video, and Strictly Robots
Related topics: Robots, Science Videos

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India Extends Import Duty On Chinese Solar Equipment In Order To Boost Local Manufacturing

New Delhi (Sputnik):  in 2015, India pledged at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris to promote renewable energy. The country has set an ambitious target of having 175 gigawatts (GW) of renewable power capacity, including 100 GW of solar...

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Breakthrough Method For Predicting Solar Storms

Extensive power outages and satellite blackouts that affect air travel and the internet are some of the potential consequences of massive solar storms. These storms are believed to be caused by the release of enormous amounts of stored magnetic...
Related topics: Solar Storms, Sun, Space, Satellites

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Solar Energy Expands In Brazil Despite The Pandemic

A total of 9,144 solar panels were installed on the rooftops in this complex for a thousand poor families, on the outskirts of Juazeiro in the Northeast Brazilian state of Bahia. The system had a distributed generation of up to 2.1 MW, leaving a...
Related topics: Space

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Clean Energy Etfs Soaring Ahead Of Q2 Earnings

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