Renewable Energy News

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:10:00 UTC

Researchers Win DOE Grant for Solar Communications Security System

A three-year study to develop a generic cybersecurity system for monitoring communications between distributed resource energy generators — including solar — and the grid is being developed by the Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, under a $900,000 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant.


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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:30:00 UTC

The Many Fates of Former Solar Decathlon Houses

Compelling. That’s what the stories behind the Solar Decathlon represent to me. Normally, I am focused on the current competition — working with the university teams and our partners to host the Energy Department’s largest public event showcasing student-built solar houses. 

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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:21:00 UTC

The Global Transition to Renewable Energy — Can the Caribbean Lead the Way? Part 2: The Challenges

With the confluence of positive factors described in Part 1 of this article, why has the pace of adoption of renewables not been more rapid Indeed, there has been progress, but it has been slow and uneven, depending on the island. There are several reasons for this.

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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:31:09 UTC

New catalyst paves way for carbon neutral fuel

Scientists have paved the way for carbon neutral fuel with the development of a new efficient catalyst that converts carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air into synthetic natural gas in a 'clean' process using solar energy. … read more
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:07:00 UTC

Australian Firm Issues Tender for 640 MWh of Energy Storage Services

Brisbane, Australia-based Lyon Group yesterday said it is seeking interest for contracts to cover up to 640 MWh of storage capacity across Victoria, South Australia and Queensland.

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Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:18:07 UTC

Changing How Solar Power Rolls

Traditional solar panels used to power satellites can be bulky with heavy panels folded together using mechanical hinges. An experiment that recently arrived at the International Space Station will test a new solar array design that rolls up to form a compact cylinder for launch with significantly less mass and volume.… read more
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:01:00 UTC

India Solar Tariffs: Part 2 — Dude, Where's My Return?

Any analysis of solar returns has to be first de-linked from return expectations for thermal. Rather than chip away at a thermal derived returns benchmark

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Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:41:23 UTC

Solar heating could cover over 80 percent of domestic heating requirements in Nordic countries

By using suitable systems, more than 80 percent of heating energy for Finnish households could be produced using solar energy with competitive prices. This result is also valid for Sweden, Norway, Alaska, northern Canada and other locations at the same latitudes. … read more
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:23:00 UTC

The Global Transition to Renewable Energy — Can the Caribbean Lead the Way? Part 1: The Potential

The Caribbean depends on imported oil for approximately 90 percent of its energy needs; the exception is Trinidad and Tobago, which has its own source of oil and natural gas. Although the world currently is benefitting from a relatively low cost of oil, 

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Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:45:00 UTC

Listen Up: Tesla Solar Roof Tiles — Customer and Installer Perspectives

There’s no doubt in my mind that the home of the future will be solar powered. Intuitively it would be great if the roofing material provided that solar power.

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Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:31:36 UTC

Tiny bubbles provide tremendous propulsion in new microparticles research

A new technique could have significant implications in the development of micromotors and optical devices for use in solar cell optics, report researchers. … read more
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:19:00 UTC

Nevada RPS, Community Solar Bills Vetoed; Net Metering Reinstated

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed two bills last week that would have increased the state’s renewable energy standard and promoted community solar programs.

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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:24:00 UTC

European Energy Trading Firms to Test Blockchain Technology

A trial of blockchain-based peer-to-peer trading will be undertaken this year in the European wholesale energy market. Swedish power company Vattenfall on June 7 said that its Business Area Markets unit has joined 22 other European energy trading firms to conduct the trial.

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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:49:00 UTC

Pakistan’s Renewables Industry — Net Metering, Grid Stability, and Active Actions

The renewable energy industry in Pakistan is surviving and evolving every day without any major government support in form of policies, such as tax rebates and subsidies.

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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:36:00 UTC

Apple Issues a Second Green Bond to Finance Clean Energy

Apple Inc., which issued the biggest green bond ever sold by a U.S. corporation last year to finance projects fighting global warming, is doing it again.

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