Royal Dutch Shell will now be returning to the solar energy sector — after an absence of 12 or so years — following the acquisition of 43.86% stake in the US-based firm Silicon Ranch Corporation
If China wants to subsidize the greening of America, let them: Our view
In the coming weeks the White House will make trade decisions about a number of goods ranging from steel to solar panels. Mostly, these decisions are about attacking China, but the way Trump is undertaking them could mean massive collateral...Show More Summary
The Big Apple Takes Big Oil To Court United States District Court Southern District Of New York…Complaint Case No. 18 cv 182 City Of New York, Plaintiff…Against BP…Chevron…ConocoPhillips…Exxon Mobil…and Royal Dutch Shell… January 9,Show More Summary
MIT and Caltech researchers say the credit for Five new planets have been discovered outside our solar system goes mainly to citizen scientists — about 10,000 from the around the world — who pored through publicly available data from K2,...
In NASA's efforts to explore the endless expanse of space, the agency eventually came to a realization: there is simply too much data. Missions like the one embarked upon in 2009 by the Kepler space telescope yield such a tremendousShow More Summary
Solar System Maps is a website that uses Google Maps to create an overlay anywhere in the world of the solar system's planetary orbits if earth was the size of a basketball (tennis ball is also an option). Granted I'm not really sure...Show More Summary
The University of New South Wales in Australia has signed a world-first agreement with Maoneng Australia and Origin Energy to secure 100% of its electricity from solar PV, becoming the world's first university to go fully carbon neutral with its energy sources
(Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie) Metal-organic perovskite layers for solar cells are frequently fabricated using the spin coating technique on industry-relevant compact substrates. These perovskite layers generally exhibit numerous holes, yet attain astonishingly high levels of efficiency. Show More Summary
CHANGE: Utility Jobs Lost as New Power Plants Need Fewer Workers. “Older plants are being supplanted by newer power plants fired by natural gas, as well as wind and solar farms.” The Center for Energy Workforce Development, a group backed by six major utility industry groups, estimates that total direct utility employment has fallen to […]
Astrophysicists at Goethe University Frankfurt set a new limit for the maximum mass of neutron stars: They cannot exceed 2.16 solar masses.
The market for solar power in Australia is about to explode, according to multiple sources, driven in large part by the high cost of electricity in the country and the ever declining cost of solar power.
Researchers at the University of Twente's MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology have made significant efficiency improvements to the technology used to generate solar fuels. This involves the direct conversion of energy from sunlight into a usable fuel (in this case, hydrogen). Show More Summary
(University of Groningen) Photons with energy higher than the 'band gap' of the semiconductor absorbing them give rise to what are known as hot electrons. The extra energy is lost very fast, as it is converted into heat so it does not contribute to the voltage. Show More Summary
A newly released report from the Wind Energy Foundation (WEF) calls upon transmission planners to take into account the significant renewable energy demand of large non-utility customers, especially from Fortune 500 companies. That's...Show More Summary
Jupiter is, scientifically speaking, not great for humans. The gravitational pull is about 2.4 times that of Earth, and its atmosphere is mostly hydrogen and helium. Even within our own Solar System, there are much better candidatesShow More Summary
The future may be bright for renewables, but Shell is still an oil company.
Around 400 solar batteries have been installed in Canberra homes and businesses with the ACT Government hoping the third stage in its grants program will see that number doubled. Six companies have been successful in winning more than $3 million in grants under the Next Generation Energy Storage program which subsidises Canberra households looking to […]
International energy giant Shell has signed a deal to become the largest shareholder of U.S. solar project developer, owner and operator Silicon Ranch Corporation. Under the agreement announced today, Shell will acquire a 43.83 percent interest in Nashville-based Silicon Ranch from Partners Group, a global private markets investment manager. Show More Summary