Modern Off-Grid Lighting Could Create Two Million Jobs in Developing World

Tue, 07/19/2016 – 3:59pm 3 Comments by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Many households in impoverished regions around the world are starting to shift away from inefficient and polluting fuel-based lighting—such as candles, firewood, and kerosene lanterns—to solar-LED systems. While this trend has tremendous environmental benefits, a new study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) […]

‘It’s the end of energy and transportation as we know it’: View info & video with Tony Seba here.

Changing the automotive industry ‘Mild hybridisation’ the way forward for manufacturers needing to build greener cars. Within just 15 years conventional energy production and transport will have been rendered obsolete by the revolution taking place in batteries, solar power and electric cars. The startling thesis by energy disruption guru and Stanford University lecturer Tony Seba has been around for […]

San Francisco Law Now Requires Solar Panels Fitted To All New Buildings

Last week, San Francisco became the first major U.S. city to take a strong stand on solar by passing a rule requiring all new buildings to be fitted with solar panels. The city’s Board of Supervisors passed the rule requiring all buildings under 10 stories to have the panels in an effort to help the […]

Hundred-Metre Long Solar Platforms Remain Steady, Stable in Rough Sea Weather

Solar panels require a lot of space, so why not use the space which is abundant in large bodies of water to produce environmentally-friendly electricity? The main obstacle to this is waves, which endanger large floating installations on the water. A new lightweight construction has been developed at TU Wien which can be used to […]

All-weather come rain or shine solar cell design generates electricity no matter what the weather

A team led by Qunwei Tang is developing solar cells that generate electricity not only from the sun, but also raindrops. Numerous research efforts have already demonstrated the potential for graphene to improve the efficiency of solar cells. Now a team of researchers in China has leveraged the remarkable properties of the wonder material to […]

RENEWABLE ENERGY OUTSTRIPS FOSSIL FUELS BY FAR

Malcolm Turnbull’s big spend on clean energy One billion dollars will be spent by the Government on clean and renewable energy. Courtesy ABC News24. Wind and solar have grown seemingly unstoppable. While two years of crashing prices for oil, natural gas, and coal triggered dramatic downsizing in those industries, renewables have been thriving. Clean energy […]

VIDEO: France to pave 1000km of country’s roads with solar panels

COLAS – Wattway – route solaire @ Magny-Les-Hameaux (78) – © Joachim Bertrand Pioneering solar road panels said to offer same grip as a typical road will provide clean energy for street lights, homes and businesses France’s environment agency has announced it will engage in an ambitious road building program that will see almost 1000km […]

Preparing For Large-scale Solar Deployment

Deploying solar power at the scale needed to alleviate climate change will pose serious challenges for today’s electric power system, finds a study performed by researchers at MIT and the Institute for Research and Technology (ITT) at Comillas University in Spain. For example, local power networks will need to handle both incoming and outgoing flows […]

GET THIS>US town rejects solar farm after residents say it would suck up all the sunlight

Climate deal will spur investment: Kerry US Secretary of State John Kerry says the global climate accord reached in Paris will spur massive investment in American technology for renewable energy. World leaders in Paris may have lauded the future of renewable energy, but in small-town America, all that solar hocus-pocus is still viewed with a healthy […]

Solar storage: Tesla, Enphase and AGL see a sunny future in Australia

Greater efficiency: 5×4, a solar powered unit in East Melbourne, will soon add Enphase batteries to its array of technologies. Photo: supplied Tony Abbott loved coal, said it was “good for humanity.” After Malcolm Turnbull dethroned him, the new Prime Minister declared disruption technology to be the way forward, “if we are agile and smart enough […]