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This Boat Will Run for Six Years on Nothing But Wind, Water and Hydrogen

The vessel is a converted multi-hull race boat powered by solar panels, wind turbines, and a hydrogen fuel cell system.

Sierra Nevada Uses 10,000 Solar Panels and a Tesla Powerpack to Make Beer

Demand charges have become a common sight on utility bills in recent years. How do you fight them? By producing and storing your own electricity onsite, like Sierra Nevada Brewing. The company just […] The post Sierra Nevada Uses 10,000 Solar Panels and a Tesla Powerpack to Make Beer appeared first on

What Would The Economic Impact Be If Everyone Installed Solar Panels?

What is the economic impact if everyone installs solar panels on their roof? This question was originally answered on Quora by Paul Mainwood.

Rooftop Solar: Too Expensive to Meter

Ernie Moniz, US Department of Energy, and the solar industry proclaim inexpensive dollar-a-watt solar panels. Let’s look at society’s cost for providing energy this way. Society’s cost is the total cash outlay, whether paid by power producers, ratepayers, taxpayers, or investors. Show More Summary

Powering trains with solar panels? U.K. researchers want to do just that

Such a system can also enable trains to run into more rural areas A research team from the Imperial College London is teaming up with the charity 10:10 to pursue what they call a “completely unique” and ambitious plan to power the U.K.’s trains with solar panels. Show More Summary

The Electric Grid, Prosumers, & Climate Change Risks (Masdar Blogging Contest Entry)

A selected entry from the Masdar blogging content for 2017: Installing distributed energy systems like solar photovoltaic panels empowers people to shift from being a passive consumer of electricity to a Prosumer who sells power to the...Show More Summary

Mandatory Solar on Newly Built Roofs Could Be Coming to All of California

As of January 1, all new buildings of 10 stories or fewer in San Francisco must be built with solar panels included. Since that local measure passed last spring, its author, Scott Wiener, moved from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to the state senate. Show More Summary

UK Studies Possibility Of Track-Side Solar Panels To Power Electric Trains

Originally published on Solar Love. Electrical grids are inefficient and outdated. A partnership between Imperial College London and 10:10, a climate change organization, is exploring the possibility of installing solar panels along side railway lines and using them to power electric trains directly. Show More Summary

Zero-emission boat prepares for round-the-world odyssey

Energy Observer, a former multi-hull race boat converted into a green vessel equipped with solar panels, wind turbines and a hydrogen fuel cell system, will be powered by wind, the sun and self-generated hydrogen. According to Florence...Show More Summary

Imperial College and 10:10 partner on project to supply solar panels to power trains

Imperial College London in the UK and charity 10:10 have collaborated on the Renewable Traction Power project to investigate using track-side solar panels to power trains.

Orvis Goes Solar

2 weeks agoHobbies / Fishing : MidCurrent

The Orvis Company has announced that solar panels have been installed at their corporate headquarters in Sunderland, VT, and “are anticipated to provide 20% of the corporate offices’ electrical requirements.” Read more in the press release below. Congrats to Orvis … more ?

Jetstream aims to double residential solar efficiency

Silicon-based PV panels are the state of the art for residential solar, but are topping out in efficiency. Startup Jetstream plans to bring commercial-quality solar concentration technology to the home to break through that price-performance barrier. The post Jetstream aims to double residential solar efficiency appeared first on ExtremeTech.

What will happen to solar panel pricing with government discount over?

2 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Will the price of panels magically decrease to ensure those with vested interests in solar panels can stay in business? I think that a total overhaul of the solar industry including the planning process is needed. The supplier copped the brunt of my terse email writing skills but they responded showing where they had notified […]

Swiss Pioneer Solar Heart Implants

A Solar Panel Implanted Inside Your Body? Scientists in Switzerland have developed a prototype that soaked up enough sun through a skinlike filter to power a cardiac pacemaker with ease Daniel Akst, Januarty 5, 2017 (Wall Street Journal) “Implantable medical devices save lives, but the devices usually depend on batteries. Show More Summary

CES 2017: Goal Zero Unveils Next Generation Of Portable Power Solutions

Goal Zero showed off its next generation power solutions at CES 2017. The new Yeti Lithium portable power station and re-engineered Boulder solar panels charge your gear anywhere, using the sun. New to the lineup is the Yeti Fuel gasoline-powered generator, for situations where solar won't cut it.

What To Expect From First Solar In 2017

The year 2017 is likely to be a relatively challenging one for the global solar markets, amid further declines in panel pricing, weaker panel demand and project activity as well as regulatory uncertainties under the new U.S. Presidential Administration (related: What To Expect From The Solar Industry In 2017). First Solar, the largest U.S. […]

Finnish gaming company wraps new circular headquarters in solar panels

Finnish gaming company Paf has demonstrated its commitment to sustainability by wrapping their circular new headquarters in solar panels. The building, designed in collaboration between architecture firm Murman Arkitekter, interior designer...Show More Summary

SunPower’s 2017: De-Risking Project Development, Focusing On Panel Profitability

The year 2017 is likely to be a challenging for the global solar industry, amid further declines in solar panel pricing, weaker panel demand and project activity as well as an increasingly uncertain regulatory environment, particularly in the United States (related: What To Expect From The Solar Industry In 2017). SunPower, the second largest U.S. […]

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