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Swedish and Chinese scientists have developed organic solar cells optimised to convert ambient indoor light to electricity. The…
Study finds success in combining two emerging technologies for next-generation solar power

August 14, 2019

Researchers at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering have combined two emerging technologies for…
Public Road Trials of Electrified Vehicles Equipped with High-efficiency Solar Batteries Planned

July 4, 2019

Testing the potential of solar batteries toward CO2 emissions reductions in the transport sector. Tokyo, Japan, July 4,…
Rooftop solar panels get boost from Sandia tool that previews a year on grid in minutes

June 25, 2019

Homeowners and businesses may now have an easier time getting solar panels on rooftops thanks to software developed…
Photovoltaic nanotubes

June 20, 2019

Special nanotubes could improve solar power and imaging technology. Physicists discovered a novel kind of nanotube that generates…
Solar-powered moisture harvester collects and cleans water from air

March 25, 2019

Access to clean water remains one of the biggest challenges facing humankind. A breakthrough by engineers at The…
Stanford researchers create hydrogen fuel from seawater

March 20, 2019

Stanford researchers have devised a way to generate hydrogen fuel using solar power, electrodes and saltwater from San…
New U.S. power plants expected to be mostly natural gas combined-cycle and solar PV

March 13, 2019

EIA’s long-term projections show that most of the electricity generating capacity additions installed in the United States through…
The Current State of Solar Power Adoption in the UK

January 17, 2019

Solar power is a renewable source of energy and accounts for about one percent of the global generation…
Scientists created a solar-powered light that is both sustainable and responsible

December 5, 2018

We take a lot of things for granted. Have you ever thought what life would be like if…
Novel rooftop device that can make solar power and cool buildings

November 12, 2018

A new rooftop device under development will be able to produce electricity from sunlight while also beaming heat…
Cheaper Renewable Electricity From Sun’s Heat With New Material, Manufacturing Process

October 18, 2018

Solar power accounts for less than 2 percent of U.S. electricity but could make up more than that…
Solar power could electrify sub-Saharan Africa

October 17, 2018

Solar energy could be the key to providing low-cost, highly reliable energy to the roughly 600 million people…
Solar power based optical communications for IoT

September 27, 2018

The smart home of today takes walls full of wiring. The smart home of tomorrow will be wireless.…
Team from Costa Rica and UC Riverside Creates Biophotovoltaic Technology

July 19, 2018

Claudia Chaves Villarreal, a Ph.D. candidate in materials science and engineering in UC Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering,…
Australian scientists developed an online tool to assess building’s potential for solar panels

April 9, 2018

The world is rushing towards renewable energy. More and more houses get solar panels on their roofs. However,…
Researchers Identify Nontraditional Sites for Future Solar Farms

December 21, 2017

There’s a tradeoff when sprawling solar farms pop up on agricultural land: farmland disappears, perhaps forever, in return…
Solar power advances possible with new “double-glazing” device

December 7, 2017

A new ‘double-glazing’ solar power device – which is unlike any existing solar panel and opens up fresh…
UCI chemists’ solar-powered device generates electricity through ion transport

November 16, 2017

By binding photosensitive dyes to common plastic membranes and adding water, chemists at the University of California, Irvine…
Enhancing Solar Power With ‘Jewels of the Sea’

October 17, 2017

Diatoms, a kind of algae that reproduces prodigiously, have been called “the jewels of the sea” for their…
U-M Solar Car’s second-place finish best in team history in Australia

October 16, 2017

In an innovative, bullet-shaped car, the University of Michigan Solar Car Team took an historic second place today…
Four seats, air conditioning and cutting-edge engineering – solar-powered Sunswift Violet is ready for the challenge

September 24, 2017

Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is a 3,021 km race from Darwin to Adelaide in Australia, which will start…
Single-tower Solar Thermal Power Plant

September 8, 2017

Government of South Australia revealed plans to build single-tower solar thermal power plant with a proposed output of 150…
Clean Drinking Water From Solar Power

July 6, 2017

Researchers from Yale and Rice University have developed a system that uses solar energy and nanoparticles to make…
Wind and solar in March accounted for 10% of U.S. electricity generation for first time

June 15, 2017

For the first time, monthly electricity generation from wind and solar (including utility-scale plants and small-scale systems) exceeded…
Utility-scale solar has grown rapidly over the past five years

May 5, 2017

Utility-scale solar installations—including both photovoltaic (PV) and thermal technologies—grew at an average rate of 72% per year between…
Ultimate solar-powered water purifier

February 1, 2017

You’ve seen Bear Grylls turn foul water into drinking water with little more than sunlight and plastic. Now,…
About 30% of distributed solar capacity is owned by third parties

December 8, 2016

Distributed solar capacity in the United States, which includes all solar power capacity other than utility-scale installations 1…
North Carolina has more PURPA-qualifying solar facilities than any other state

August 24, 2016

North Carolina surpassed states with more favorable solar resources to become the state with the second-highest amount of…
New Study Tallies Environmental and Public Health Benefits of Solar Power

May 19, 2016

Solar power could deliver $400 billion in environmental and public health benefits throughout the United States by 2050,…
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