California has too much solar power. That might be good for ratepayers. CA set two renewable energy records last week: the most solar power ever flowing on the state’s main electric grid, & the most solar power ever taken offline because it wasn’t needed.
submitted 3 days ago by Chop_Chop from (latimes.com)
German Home Receives Federal Prize for Outstanding Innovative Achievements. "This passive house impressively demonstrates how a CO2-free energy, fully independent of the grid or additional external sources of power, is already possible."
submitted 5 days ago by Chop_Chop from (solarnovus.com)
Creative thinking: Researchers propose solar methanol island using ocean CO₂. Desalination, electrolysis, CO2 capture, methanol synthesis: all running on solar panels.
submitted 10 days ago by Chop_Chop from (arstechnica.com)
Sweden: The World’s First Solar-Powered Hydrogen Refuelling Station Inaugurated in Mariestad
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Solar Panels on Our House - One Year In ~ ElmertheClep, 2017-10-25
submitted 18 days ago by JasonCarswell from (youtube.com)
This desalination device delivers cheap, clean water with just solar power
submitted 21 days ago by Chop_Chop from (fastcompany.com)
The Six Biggest Myths About Battery Storage (Slideshow) By Finn Peacock – Chartered Electrical Engineer, Ex-CSIRO, Founder of SolarQuotes.com.au
submitted 21 days ago by Chop_Chop from (solarquotes.com.au)
Toyota Industries charges fuel-cell forklifts with solar hydrogen
submitted 24 days ago by Chop_Chop from (japantoday.com)
Spain’s Balearic Islands to host 10 MW hydrogen project. "Set to be operational in 2021, the green H2 production plant – powered by solar – will supply 10 MW worth of non-polluting energy to sustainable mobility vehicles, hotels and to the industrial estate of Inca"
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Australia’s first solar to hydrogen-based microgrid gets nearly $1 million in federal funding
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Switzerland: Record solar hydrogen production with concentrated sunlight | École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
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Belgian scientists develop solar hydrogen panel. The innovation is said to be able to produce 250 liters of hydrogen per day and can convert sunlight and water vapor from the air directly into hydrogen gas with an efficiency of 15%.
submitted 2 months ago by Chop_Chop from (pv-magazine.com)
World’s largest floating solar plant connected in China
submitted 2 months ago by Chop_Chop from (pv-tech.org)
First Chinese-owned solar PV manufacturing plant opens in the US
submitted 3 months ago by Chop_Chop from (renewableenergyworld.com)
New residential solar panels deliver record-breaking efficiency
submitted 3 months ago by Chop_Chop from (techxplore.com)
Baltic’s largest PV rooftop inaugurated
submitted 3 months ago by Chop_Chop from (pv-magazine.com)
Putting Solar Panels on Water Is a Great Idea—but Will It Float?
submitted 4 months ago by Chop_Chop from (scientificamerican.com)
Planned 5 GW Indian solar plant will be ‘the world’s largest’
submitted 5 months ago by Chop_Chop from (pv-magazine.com)
Swedish Housing Block Powered 100 Percent by Sun and Hydrogen. "The world's first energy self-sufficient housing complex located in Vårgårda, Sweden, now runs entirely on solar energy & stored H2 as the result of a Danish-Swedish partnership b/w Better Energy & Nilsson Energy."
submitted 5 months ago by Chop_Chop from (renewableenergymagazine.com)
World’s first, solar-hydrogen powered mini-grids in Uganda. “When the Sunfold generates insufficient power during cloudy days, the hydrogen generator takes over. Thanks to our technology, the Kyenjojo communities will never experience any black-out”
submitted 6 months ago by Chop_Chop from (pv-magazine.com)
Lawrence Berkeley Lab looks to cut out the middleman on solar hydrogen. Scientists at the US Deptartment of Energy’s LBL have created a hybrid device which can produce both hydrogen via water splitting and electricity via photovoltaics.
submitted 7 months ago by Chop_Chop from (pv-magazine.com)
SolFilm Technology from Sol Voltaics: An Interview with CEO Erik Smith About this Disruptive Solar Panel Technology
submitted 7 months ago by Chop_Chop from (energycentral.com)
Dubai’s Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) wants hydrogen at its 1 GW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park
submitted 8 months ago by Chop_Chop from (pv-magazine.com)
Australia: Pilbara wind and solar plans jump to 11GW as Macquarie provides capital. "the consortium was also looking at using wind & solar for large scale production of green hydrogen, as envisioned by the likes of chief scientist Alan Finkel, the CSIRO, and others."
submitted 8 months ago by Chop_Chop from (reneweconomy.com.au)
New Breakthrough Could Slash Solar Prices To New Lows
submitted 8 months ago by Chop_Chop from (oilprice.com)
Toyota Australia opening solar powered parts warehouse. "The roof of the newly constructed centre in western Sydney is covered with a 605kW solar array capable of generating 874MWh per annum."
submitted 8 months ago by Chop_Chop from (just-auto.com)
Chinese Solar Giant to Make All Its Panels With Just Solar Power
submitted 8 months ago by Chop_Chop from (bloomberg.com)
Solar Farms Without Subsidy Sprout From Gloomy Britain to Italy. At least 15 projects in Europe are planned on the basis that government support won’t be needed to profit.
"Golden Sandwich" Solar Cell Converts 85% Of Sunlight To Electricity
submitted 9 months ago by Chop_Chop from (cleantechnica.com)
Why China, and not the US, is the leader in solar power. The solar panel was invented in the US. So why is the US not its biggest proponent?
submitted 9 months ago by Chop_Chop from (aljazeera.com)
LA Times 6/22/17: California invested heavily in solar power. Now there's so much that other states are sometimes paid to take it
submitted 10 months ago by Chop_Chop from (latimes.com)
Chiquita Banana 1.25MW Rooftop Solar Tracking System -over 3000 panels
submitted 10 months ago by Chop_Chop from (solarnovus.com)
Scientific American From 2008: Inside the Solar-Hydrogen House: No More Power Bills--Ever (Oldie but Goodie)
submitted 10 months ago by Chop_Chop from (scientificamerican.com)
The world's largest solar farm rises in the remote Egyptian desert
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