Tag Archives: solar power

A ‘Water-Purifying’ Solar Panel?

Sometimes the craziest-sounding inventions can have the biggest impact. Researchers at the University of Rochester are collaborating with the armed forces on something that falls in that “so crazy it just might work” category—combining solar power and water purification to combat water shortages during the coronavirus pandemic. Bear in mind, to them, this technology is […]

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Great Balls of Fire

Sunrun acquires Vivint in residential solar megadeal worth $3.2 billion San Francisco-based Sunrun, a provider of residential solar, battery storage and energy services, will acquire Vivint Solar of Lehi, Utah, in an all-stock deal worth approximately $3.2 billion, according to a July 6 press release from Sunrun. The deal will add complementary direct-to-home sales channel […]

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L.A. Consequential

A record renewable energy proposal would have major ramifications for the city The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the nation’s largest utility provider, is pushing for an unprecedented proposal that would combine solar power and energy storage for the city’s utilities. The project would deploy 400 MW of solar energy at 1.997 […]

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Insert ‘Top Gun’ Reference Here

Electric flight training program, other aviation news in growing sector One half of the Solar Impulse team that was first to circumnavigate the globe in an electric/solar-powered airplane in 2016, Andre Borschberg is a renowned aviator. His current project, H55, is a training-based program that debuts this Friday in Switzerland. A press conference unveiling the […]

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Solar Golf Carts

Another market trends toward renewable energy The introduction of solar-powered golf carts is one of the major trends being witnessed in the global golf cart market 2018-2022. With prices of electricity, petrol, and gas rising, end-users have begun using solar-operated vehicles, including golf carts. Solar-operated golf carts require minimal maintenance costs and source solar energy […]

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Cloudy Outlook

Clean energy investment drops in first quarter Maybe it’s just the Jim Cramer Effect. Two years ago, the demonstrative investment specialist and star of CNBC’s “Mad Money” offered suggestions for cautious investment in businesses within the renewable energy world. While recommending companies like First Solar and NRG, he highlighted the temperament and unpredictability of the […]

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Solar Express

Moroccan superplant at the door to the desert Renewables are cropping up everywhere nowadays, and it appears that they are here to stay in many forms. Wind power in Ireland, Poland’s biomass-heavy proposal, and even tidal power in the UK have caught national attention recently and often. On Wednesday, the original renewable energy source resurfaced at the […]

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Research on Possible New Photovoltaic Technology

In the July issue of Electrical Apparatus, Engineering Editor Richard L. Nailen writes that “research continues into ways of enhancing array efficiency and reliability” while “the advent of the Smart Grid has increased the need for more effective means of integrating renewable energy sources into distribution systems” (29). The article goes in depth on the […]

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California produced the most solar power in 2013

Solar Energy Industries Association released their 2013 Top Ten Solar States list. States are ranked based on solar capacity installed in 2013. It also includes the number of megawatts installed per state, number of houses powered per megawatt of solar added and fun factoids for each state.   California came in at number 1 with 2745.8 […]

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Schneider Electric powering Shedd Aquarium’s solar installation

Schneider Electric, a global energy management company, and the Shedd Aquarium, the world’s largest indoor public aquarium, recently unveiled a new solar installation, the largest of any Illinois cultural institution. Located on the roof of the Shedd’s Oceanarium in Chicago, the installation is a component of the first phase of the organization’s Master Energy Roadmap, a […]

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