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  • More predictable renewable energy could lower costs
    on March 24, 2023 at 5:52 pm

    Lower electricity costs for consumers and more reliable clean energy could be some of the benefits of a new study by researchers who have examined how predictable solar or wind energy generation is and the impact of it on profits in the electricity market.

  • Drought, heat waves worsen West Coast air pollution inequality
    on March 23, 2023 at 2:33 pm

    A new study found drought and heat waves could make air pollution worse for communities that already have a high pollution burden in California, and deepen pollution inequalities along racial and ethnic lines. The study also found financial penalties for power plants can significantly reduce people’s pollution exposure, except during severe heat waves.

  • Global experts propose a path forward in generating clean power from waste energy
    on March 22, 2023 at 11:09 pm

    Scientists have created a comprehensive ‘roadmap’ to guide global efforts to convert waste energy into clean power.

  • Solar industry feeling the heat over disposal of 80 million panels
    on March 21, 2023 at 3:26 pm

    Renewable energy experts have come up with an environmentally-friendly plan to dispose of solar panels at the end of their life.

  • ‘Green’ hydrogen: How photoelectrochemical water splitting may become competitive
    on March 20, 2023 at 6:37 pm

    Sunlight can be used to produce green hydrogen directly from water in photoelectrochemical (PEC) cells. So far, most systems based on this ‘direct approach’ have not been energetically competitive. However, the balance changes as soon as some of the hydrogen in such PEC cells is used in-situ for a catalytic hydrogenation reaction, resulting in the co-production of chemicals used in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The energy payback time of photoelectrochemical ‘green’ hydrogen production can be reduced dramatically, the study shows.

  • Nanoparticles self-assemble to harvest solar energy
    on February 21, 2023 at 4:31 pm

    Researchers design a solar harvester with enhanced energy conversion capabilities. The device employs a quasiperiodic nanoscale pattern, meaning most of it is an alternating and consistent pattern, while the remaining portion contains random defects that do not affect its performance. The fabrication process makes use of self-assembling nanoparticles, which form an organized material structure based on their interactions with nearby particles without any external instructions. Thermal energy harvested by the device can be transformed to electricity using thermoelectric materials.

  • How to make hydrogen straight from seawater — no desalination required
    on February 14, 2023 at 8:40 pm

    Researchers have developed a cheaper and more energy-efficient way to make hydrogen directly from seawater, in a critical step towards a truly viable green hydrogen industry. The new method splits the seawater directly into hydrogen and oxygen — skipping the need for desalination and its associated cost, energy consumption and carbon emissions.

  • ‘Game-changing’ findings for sustainable hydrogen production
    on February 8, 2023 at 5:51 pm

    Hydrogen fuel could be a more viable alternative to traditional fossil fuels, according to University of Surrey researchers who have found that a type of metal-free catalysts could contribute to the development of cost-effective and sustainable hydrogen production technologies.

  • New sodium, aluminum battery aims to integrate renewables for grid resiliency
    on February 7, 2023 at 1:12 pm

    A new sodium battery technology shows promise for helping integrate renewable energy into the electric grid. The battery uses Earth-abundant raw materials such as aluminum and sodium.

  • Artificial photosynthesis uses sunlight to make biodegradable plastic
    on January 25, 2023 at 1:58 pm

    Scientists have succeeded in synthesizing fumaric acid, a raw material for plastics, from CO2 powered by solar energy. Typically, fumaric acid is synthesized from petroleum as a raw material to make polybutylene succinate, a biodegradable plastic, but this research shows that it can be synthesized from CO2 and biomass-derived compounds using renewable energy.

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  • Conger Solar Systems to Design Solar Canopies for Project Nexus
    by Valerie Swiantek on March 31, 2023 at 7:35 pm

    Conger Solar Systems says it is designing and engineering the solar panel canopies that will be used to cover various sections of Turlock Irrigation District’s canals for Project Nexus in California. Conger’s structures were commissioned by Project Nexus managers Solar AquaGrid and the Turlock Irrigation District based on the firm’s successful solar-over-canal deployments in India.  The post Conger Solar Systems to Design Solar Canopies for Project Nexus appeared first on Solar Industry.

  • Ferrovial Building Floating Solar PV Plant for Utility
    by Stefanie Botelho on March 31, 2023 at 4:07 pm

    Spanish water utility Canal de Isabel II has awarded an engineering, construction and commissioning contract to Ferrovial, an infrastructure developer, for a 1.7 MW floating solar plant in Torrelaguna, Madrid. The contract is the first in Canal de Isabel II’s solar plan, an initiative promoting the generation and self-consumption of renewable energies, and represents an The post Ferrovial Building Floating Solar PV Plant for Utility appeared first on Solar Industry.

  • Duke Energy Begins Operation of North Carolina Battery System 
    by Erin O’Connor on March 30, 2023 at 2:06 pm

    Duke Energy is expanding its battery storage capabilities in North Carolina and has begun commercial operation of an 11 MW project in Onslow County. The battery system will frequently be operated in conjunction with an adjacent 13 MW solar facility located on a leased site within Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Lejeune, which has been The post Duke Energy Begins Operation of North Carolina Battery System  appeared first on Solar Industry.

  • EDP Renewables Places 1.8 GW Module Order with First Solar 
    by Valerie Swiantek on March 30, 2023 at 1:58 pm

    EDP Renewables has placed a multi-year order for 1.8 GW of First Solar’s thin-film photovoltaic solar modules. The modules, which will be delivered up to 2028, will power U.S. projects developed by EDP Renewables North America (EDPR). EDPR is a global pure renewable energy company that operates in 28 markets around the globe.  “EDP Renewables The post EDP Renewables Places 1.8 GW Module Order with First Solar  appeared first on Solar Industry.

  • SunPower Appoints Two New Master Dealers
    by Erin O’Connor on March 30, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    SunPower, a residential solar technology and energy services provider, says it has designated Stitt Solar and Sun N Us Solar LLC as Master Dealers.  The Master Dealer program is designed to deliver customers expertise and service through local and independent solar companies. Participation in SunPower’s Master Dealer program is by invitation only. To earn the The post SunPower Appoints Two New Master Dealers appeared first on Solar Industry.

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