The California Public Utilities Commission is evaluating what changes to make to the state of California’s net metering policy. The utilities want to reduce payments to customers who generate electricity from solar power and add fees, but doing so would damage or potentially destroy the California solar power industry, some say. Show More Summary
Power is now pumping from Europe’s largest-ever solar photovoltaic plant, as France’s 300 megawatt Cestas solar project has been connected to the country’s power grid. According to Cleantechnica, connecting the massive project to the...Show More Summary
Moth eyes drink in light. So scientists are copying the nanostructures on those eyes to make better solar panels. The post Moths Inspire Anti-Glare Coatings That Grab Light and Don’t Let Go appeared first on WIRED.
The Government of Bangladesh has approved construction of a huge solar power project which is expected to play a critical role in the country achieving its renewable energy targets. A 200 MW solar power project to be constructed in the Teknaf sub-district has been given the go ahead by the Government of Bangladesh. Show More Summary
In what seems to be an internal rejig to boost its balance sheet, global renewable energy project developer SunEdison has announced the sale of 425 MW solar power projects to its yieldco TerraForm Global. SunEdison confirmed, via a press...Show More Summary
The reality of high costs for photovoltaic electricity is threatening the sector with disinvestment and a collapse in stock prices.
You've probably noticed that solar panels sitting on people's roofs appear to be broken up into grids. These grid lines are actually metal contacts and, although they're necessary for conducting the electrical current generated by the underlying semiconductor, they reduce the amount of sunlight reaching the semiconductor layer. Show More Summary
Now that we know what the sun looks like up close, it's a bit easier to craft realistic images of the light-giving star at the center of our solar system. But Brooklyn-based coder and artist Robert Hodgin took it a huge step furtherShow More Summary
For decades, the orbit of the Solar System's innermost planet didn't add up. 100 years ago today, Einstein's greatest achievement saved everything.
Over the course of a year, one Dutch town's solar bike lanes have performed even better than expected.
A total solar eclipse occurs somewhere on Earth about once every year and a half, on average. But imagine if it happened every single month. For this to be the case, the moon would have to orbit Earth in the same plane in which Earth travels around the sun – that way, the new moon would always...
fesTA/Shutterstock SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22–Dec 21): From the dawn of civilization until 1995, humans cataloged about 900 comets in our solar system. But since then, we have expanded that tally by more than 3,000. Most of the recent discoveries have been made not by professional astronomers but by laypersons, including two 13-year-olds. Show More Summary
Cochin International in southern India is the world’s first airport to be run solely on power from the sun. It became totally energy self-sufficient in August. How’s it holding up? More »
A solar cell is basically a semiconductor, which converts sunlight into electricity, sandwiched between metal contacts that carry the electrical current. But this widely used design has a flaw: The shiny metal on top of the cell actually reflects sunlight away from the semiconductor where electricity is produced, reducing the cell's efficiency. read more
Another concerned voice wades into the debate over solar energy installation firm SunEdison (SUNE) and its YieldCo., TerraForm Power (TERP), today, as the two stocks plunge, Citigroup’s Sophie Karp, who covers shares of TerraForm Global...Show More Summary
Cochin International in southern India is the world’s first airport to be run solely on power from the sun. It became totally energy self-sufficient in August. How’s it holding up? Read more...
The smallest and largest planets that form our solar system range incredibly in temperature, composition, geology, and of course size.
New polls: Americans love solar more than any other type of energy; Two new polls show that support for renewables is on the rise across demographic divides Herman K. Trabish, April 15, 2015 (Utility Dive) click to enlarge Recent numbers...Show More Summary
100% NEW ENERGY GRID CAN BE STABLE An All Wind, Water, and Solar Grid Will Be Stable Without Batteries Charles Q. Choi, 23 Novmber 2015 (IEEE Spectrum) “The U.S. electrical grid could rely completely on solar, wind, and water power,Show More Summary
Rwanda, perhaps best known as a tiny war-torn nation in the middle of Africa, has garnered the attention of clean energy advocates around the globe for constructing the fastest solar power project on the continent. The solar farm, situated...Show More Summary