Lightsource bp launches Bighorn Solar project in Colorado; first steel mill to run almost entirely on solar

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Lightsource bp, together with Xcel Energy and EVRAZ North America , launched its new 300-megawatt Bighorn Solar project. million tons of recycled metal scrap in its electric arc furnace each year to make more than 300 different grades of steel.

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Monash study on solar-driven electrolysis for green hydrogen production cautions on life-cycle emissions and EROI

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Researchers at Monash University in Australia have conducted a lifecycle analysis and net energy analysis (LCA/NEA) of a hypothetical large-scale solar-electrolysis plant for the production of green hydrogen. solar generation exceeding electrolyzer capacity).

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Sono Motors and MAN Truck & Bus to analyze applications of solar technology in commercial electric vehicles

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MAN Truck & Bus and Sono Motors have signed a Letter of Intent to investigate the technical and economic feasibility of integrating Sono Solar technology into MAN’s eTGE electric transporter. Example of solar integration on a MAN eTGE. Electric (Battery) Solar

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Home solar and electric cars are converging, and it's about time

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Electric cars and home solar complement each other, and a new alliance between solar-energy provider SunPower and charging-equipment maker Wallbox aims to make the most of that. charging renewable energy solar

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1,000-mile Aptera “never charge” solar-supplemented EV: Jay Leno gets a preview

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While not quite ready for production, the Aptera electric three-wheeler recently appeared on "Jay Leno's Garage," where Jay Leno got a comprehensive preview of the solar-supplemented EV from Aptera co-CEOs Chris Anthony and Steve Fambro. youtube solar

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Electrify America increases access to solar-powered EV charging for rural Californians with 30 stations

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Electrify America, the nation’s largest public ultra-fast charging network, has added 30 solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging stations with two Level 2 chargers each to its network in the state of California. Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Solar

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Teijin and Applied EV develop polycarbonate solar roof for future mobility

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Teijin and its joint development partner Applied Electric Vehicles have developed a polycarbonate solar roof for future mobility applications. The new solar roof uses Teijin’s Panlite polycarbonate resin glazing for its surface. Solar roof. Blanc Robot with solar roof.

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Electrify America acquiring 30 Envision solar-powered EV charging stations for rural California

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Electrify America is investing $2 million in solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in rural California that are not tied to the electrical grid. Electrify America is sourcing the chargers from Envision Solar, a San Diego-based sustainable technology company.

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GM Spring Hill to run on 100% solar power by 2022

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General Motors expects its Spring Hill Manufacturing plant will be powered by 100% solar energy beginning in late 2022. The energy will be supplied by a solar farm in Lowndes County, Mississippi, currently under development by Origis Energy.

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DTE Energy partners with Ford on new rooftop solar installation and battery storage

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DTE Energy has commissioned a new solar array at the Ford Research & Engineering Center in Dearborn, Michigan. The array includes an integrated battery storage system and will be used to power newly installed electric vehicle (EV) chargers. million solar panels.

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Swiss haulier acquires Renault Trucks electric truck with solar panels to power refrigeration unit

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electric truck to supply Denner supermarkets. As part of this approach, the Swiss haulier has also fitted solar panels onto the body of its electric truck to power the refrigeration unit. is driven by two electric motors with a total rating of 370 kW (260 kW continuous output).

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India’s first solar electric ferry

Electric Vehicles India

India’s first solar electric ferry. Aditya is the first solar electric ferry from India and it was built by Navalt Solar and Electric Boats. This ferry is the first commercially viable mode of transport powered by solar energy in India and the world.

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BMW Group sourcing aluminum produced using solar energy from EGA

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The BMW Group will begin sourcing aluminum produced using solar electricity with immediate effect. The use of solar electricity is therefore an effective lever for reducing the CO 2 emissions associated with aluminum smelting.

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Rice U team creates low-cost, high-efficiency integrated device for solar-driven water splitting; solar leaf

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The platform developed by the Brown School of Engineering lab of Rice materials scientist Jun Lou integrates catalytic electrodes and perovskite solar cells that, when triggered by sunlight, produce electricity. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuels

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Lightyear ‘One’ solar-electric car ranges 710 km

Electric Vehicles India

Lightyear ‘One’ solar-electric car ranges 710 km. Lightyear a solar electric vehicle maker has recently tested its Lightyear One prototype car which can provide a range of 710 km on a single battery charge. Lightyear ‘One’ solar-electric car.

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Mercedes-Benz to source CO2-free electricity in Germany from solar, wind and hydropower from 2022 onwards

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From 2022 onwards, the company will purchase electricity in Germany which comes exclusively from renewable sources. A green power supply contract ensures the purchase of electricity from renewable energy sources at all times.

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Solar tonneau cover charges electric pickups, provides portable power

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Adding solar panels to tonneau covers seems not only like a natural next step, but a natural complement to the numerous fully electric pickups arriving over the next. youtube solar Green Life

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Audi Hungaria starts operation of Europe’s biggest solar roof installation

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The first is the switch to green power, which has taken place thanks to the commissioning of Europe’s biggest photovoltaic roof installation and the supply of electricity from renewable sources. Audi Hungaria, in cooperation with E.ON

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DSM and Lightyear to scale the commercialization of integrated solar roofs for EVs

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High-tech mobility innovator Lightyear and Royal DSM will jointly scale the commercialization of Lightyear’s unique solar-powered roof for the electric vehicle market. With this solution, both companies aim to accelerate the global adoption of a broad range of Electric Vehicles (EVs).

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AMPLY Power and Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions collaborate on bus fleet electrification and solar-powered overhead charging

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AMPLY Power is working with Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions to expand fleet electrification offerings, including the first commercially available combination solar canopy and overhead electric vehicle charging solution covered by a power purchase agreement (PPA) leasing and financing model.

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Dept of Interior approves plan for largest solar project in US; 690 MW Gemini Solar with 380 MW battery system

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The Department of the Interior (Department) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have approved a proposal to construct and operate the largest solar project in United States history. The authorized solar facilities include 34.5 Record of Decision Gemini Solar Project.

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CESL plans solar charging stations for electric vehicles all over India 

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CESL plans solar charging stations for electric vehicles all over India . The State-run Convergence Energy Services (CESL) plans solar -powered charging stations for electric vehicles all over India. CESL solar charging stations.

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Canadian startup launches INDIEGOGO funding campaign for low-cost electric self-charging solar tricycle produced in Pakistan

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A Canadian startup has launched an INDIEGOGO funding campaign to support the development of the VEGAN electric self-charging solar tricycle. The VEGAN is a lightweight multipurpose hybrid electric-self-charging solar tricycle. hours; from the solar panels, 10.2

Linköping researchers working to produce renewable fuel from carbon dioxide with solar energy

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The method is currently at a research stage, and the long-term objective of the scientists is to convert solar energy to fuel efficiently. It is elastic, flexible, transparent to sunlight, and a good conductor of electricity. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Fuels Solar Solar fuels

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Lufthansa, ETH Zürich, Climeworks & Synhelion to cooperate on Sustainable Aviation Fuels; CO2 capture & solar thermochemical conversion

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Synhelion was founded in 2016 at ETH Zurich and is working on bringing solar fuels to the market. Synhelion uses solar heat to convert water and CO 2 into synthetic fuels. Aviation Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Fuels Solar Solar fuels

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Lightyear tests solar roof tech on a Tesla Model 3

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Dutch startup Lightyear plans to launch an electric car powered by a combination of solar panels and batteries. That car isn't quite ready for production yet, but Lightyear is testing its solar tech on modified Tesla Model 3 sedans. youtube solar Green Life

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Electrify America launches 8 solar-powered EV charging stations in rural Fresno County

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Electrify America (EA), the largest open DC fast charging network in the US, is increasing access to sustainable electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure for rural Californians with the deployment of eight new solar-powered, off-grid charging stations across Fresno County.

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Aptera solar car claimed to need no charging starts at $25,900, arrives in 2021

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Aptera Motors now claims its updated electric three-wheeler will be able to run entirely on solar power, with no charging required for daily use. Specifically, Aptera claims its solar. solar

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Sono is designing Sion solar EV to be a mobile home power bank

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Munich-based Sono Motors, which is working to bring its solar-supplemented Sion electric car to market for Europe, revealed last week that it is developing its own AC wallbox that will allow the car to be used as a mobile power bank or external home energy storage. solar Green Life

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Tesla’s Solar Roof and Solar Panels to be sold exclusively with Powerwall batteries


In recent comments on Twitter, Elon Musk announced that Tesla’s Solar Roof and traditional solar panels would now be sold only as an integrated product with the Powerwall, the company’s popular residential battery system. Solar power will feed exclusively to Powerwall.

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How the Sono Sion electric car will use every body panel as a solar panel

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In a sea of electric-car startups, Sono Motors has no problem standing out. The Munich-based company aims to build an unpainted plastic-paneled, solar-cell-covered urban hatchback primarily for Europe. solar

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KU Leuven team creates solar panel that produces hydrogen from moisture in air

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Bioscience engineers at KU Leuven have created a solar panel that produces hydrogen gas from moisture in the air. Twenty of these solar panels could provide electricity and heat for one family for an entire winter. A traditional solar panel converts between 18 to 20% of the solar energy into electricity. If that electric power is used to split the water into hydrogen gas and oxygen, you lose a lot of energy. Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuels

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Put the EV in the garage: Solar driveways could power entire households

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Electric cars and solar power are a perfect combination. Charging an electric car from a solar array reduces its overall carbon footprint. Now a Hungary-based company is bringing these two technologies even closer together with solar driveways.

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Stanford team sets record for solar-to-hydrogen efficiency of solar water splitting: >30%

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Researchers at Stanford University have demonstrated solar water splitting by photovoltaic-electrolysis with a solar-to-hydrogen (STH) efficiency of more than 30%—a new record. The system consists of two polymer electrolyte membrane electrolyzers in series with one InGaP/GaAs/GaInNAsSb triple-junction solar cell, which produces a large-enough voltage to drive both electrolyzers with no additional energy input. Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuels

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Solar-cell efficiency could double, research prototype suggests

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Solar cells produce electricity without carbon emissions, but the low efficiency numbers leave a lot of room for improvement. Petersburg, Russia, have created a prototype solar cell using. solar

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Tuning electrode surfaces to optimize solar fuel production

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Scientists have demonstrated that modifying the topmost layer of atoms on the surface of electrodes can have a remarkable impact on the activity of solar water splitting. As reported in Nature Energy , bismuth vanadate (BiVO 4 ) electrodes with more bismuth on the surface (relative to vanadium) generate higher amounts of electrical current when they absorb energy from sunlight. From an energy-efficiency perspective, you want to apply as little additional electricity as possible.

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Solar on Every Roof, Electric Vehicles in Every Driveway?

Energy Institute at HAAS

When Bill Gates started Microsoft he set the goal of “a computer on every desk … Continue Reading Solar on Every Roof, Electric Vehicles in Every Driveway? Focus on how distributed energy resources are paid, not on how they improve grid planning.

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Rio Tinto to build first solar plant in Western Australia to power iron ore mine; 12 MWh Li-ion system

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Rio Tinto approved a $98-million investment in a new solar plant at the new Koodaideri mine in the Pilbara, Australia, as well as a lithium-ion battery energy storage system to help power its entire Pilbara power network. Batteries Manufacturing Materials Power Generation Solar

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Lightyear raises $110 million to bring its $170,000 ‘solar’ electric car to market


Lightyear, a startup developing electric solar cars, has announced a significant $110 million round of financing to bring its first vehicle to market.

BHP Nickel West expands solar power offtake from Risen to 50MW; to reduce smelter Scope 2 emissions by 30%

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In Australia, BHP Nickel West has increased its offtake from 20 MW to 50 MW from the Risen Energy solar farm Merredin Solar Farm in a new 10-year renewable power purchase agreement (PPA). The Northern Goldfields Solar Project will include a 27.4 MW solar farm and 10.1

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SolarXOne: fully electric, solar-powered autonomous drone


French company XSun specializes in solar-powered drones – and has produced a pretty impressive craft, indeed. more… The post SolarXOne: fully electric, solar-powered autonomous drone appeared first on Electrek.

Visaka forays solar-powered EV charging station business 

Electric Vehicles India

Visaka forays solar-powered EV charging station business . Visaka Industries a Telangana based Atum integrated solar roof maker has announced its foray into the self-sustaining solar-powered electric vehicles charging stations business. Solar-powered EV charging station.

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Lightyear One solar car will be made by Finland's Valmet

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Dutch startup Lightyear has selected Finnish contract manufacturer Valmet Automotive to build the Lightyear One solar-supplemented electric car.