With a new generation of photovoltaics called “perovskites” that produce more efficiently but aren’t very durable, Stanford researchers are taking inspiration from the micro-lenses of fly eyes. Continue reading “New Solar Cells Designed After Bug Eyes”
A group at Stanford has set forth the most specific global vision for renewables to date, 139 countries to be entirely powered by wind, water, and sunlight by 2050.
Continue reading “139 Countries Could Be 100% Renewable by 2050”
Many grid operators and utility companies across the country prepared for Monday’s total solar eclipse by setting up alternate power sources. Surprisingly, the eclipse had no major impact on electricity demand. Continue reading “How Much did the Solar Eclipse Effect Energy Production?”
As more and more Hawaii residents use photovoltaics and new renewable energy sources to power their homes and businesses, Hawaii Electric Co. is becoming increasingly aware of its grid system’s inability to effectively handle the new influx.
Continue reading “Grid Modernization Inevitable for Hawaii”
Buying locally is trending across the world, so what if there was a way to to buy solar energy…from your neighbors!? A New York startup company called LO3 Energy is working on a way to do just that.
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A new program in DC is putting solar panels onto homes of low-income families giving the potential to save $600 a year in energy costs.
Continue reading “DC Solar Project for Low-Income Housing and Youth Career Training”
There are more than 1 billion people worldwide without electricity in their rural or remote areas. Bringing electricity to these families is a challenge everywhere. As Hawaii moves forward with goals to transition to 100 percent renewables by 2045, they are hoping to bridge that gap.
Continue reading “Hawaii Aims to Bring Clean Energy to Rural Areas”
SynTech Bioenergy LLC, a Colorado based renewable energy company has opened an office in Hawaii.
Continue reading “Colorado Renewable Company Coming to Hawaii”
Rock Art Brewery in Morrisville, VT broke the barrier and became the first brewery to take advantage of the power from the sun!
Continue reading “Beer Brewed Using Solar Power”
Researchers at RMIT University in Australia have developed a solar paint. It captures water vapor from the air and then uses the energy from the sun to split the water into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen could then power fuel cells or combustion engines. Continue reading “Solar Paint: New Source for Clean Energy?”