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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. Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuels

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What U.S. cities have the most solar power? New report lays it out

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are working to limit their emissions of climate-change gases turning to solar power, among other tactics. In 2016, programs focused on bringing the benefits of photovoltaic solar power to business and residents helped to expand that capacity with record-breaking growth. Advances in solar technology, improved costs, and. renewable energy solarCities across the U.S.

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The Solar Powered Electric Car From Back In 1960 (Video)

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Some electric cars use roof-mounted solar panels to provide supplementary electric power. In fact, a solar roof seems to have become an obligatory accessory on electric and plug-in hybrid concept cars. But the idea of a solar-powered electric car is far from new.

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France Will Pave Roads With 620 Miles Of Solar Panels

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Thanks to a steep drop in the price of photovoltaic cells, you're more likely to see solar panels on buildings as you drive along. But what if one day you drove on those solar panels as well? Infrastructure energy infrastructure France youtube renewable energy solar

Tesla's battery farm on Kauai opens, large-scale solar energy for Hawaii

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SolarCity was already controlled by Musk, who believes its solar-energy business can be reinforced and complemented by Tesla's energy-storage business. electric utilities Hawaii renewable energy solar energy storage Solar CityEven before Elon Musk engineered Tesla's acquisition of SolarCity, the two companies were collaborating.

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More solar energy was added in 2016 than natural gas or wind

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electricity-generation capacity in 2017, according to the Department of Energy, and solar energy is responsible for most of. emissions natural gas renewable energy solar clean energy wind energyRenewable-energy growth has accelerated in 2016, but this may go down as a milestone year for one renewable-energy source in particular. Together, all renewable-energy sources are expected to account for 8 percent of U.S.

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Classic 1966 VW Bus With Green Drivetrain: Solar-Powered Electric Motor

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Solar-powered cars are typically custom-built affairs that prioritize function over form. Their shapes are usually dictated by aerodynamics and the placement of solar panels, and there's often room for only one occupant. But this solar-powered vehicle has a whole lot more style. solar roof plug-in cars solar MicrobusDON'T MISS: VW Bus Hybrid That Never Was: The Microbus Prototype Of.

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Solar power hits new U.S. heights: utility use exceeds home panels

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No matter how you measure it, 2016 was a major year for solar energy. More solar-generating capacity was added last year than either natural gas or wind, according to the U.S. A study by investment bank and research firm Lazard found that utility-scale solar has now become the single cheapest form of unsubsidized electricity. electric utilities renewable energy solar clean energy

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HyperSolar Nears Voltage Needed For Solar Hydrogen Production

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It turns out that it's the practical voltage required to produce hydrogen gas from water using artificial photosynthesis, powered only by solar energy, at commercial scale. hydrogen research hydrogen fuel cell renewable energy solarWhat's so magical about 1.5 volts, you may ask?

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Electric cars can be 'contagious,' DoE says (solar panels too), but why?

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Studies have found that solar panels can be "contagious," for example. In other words, a homeowner is more likely to install solar panels on their house if their neighbor has done so. CHECK OUT: Electric Cars Vs. Solar Panels: Which One's The. Department of Energy Study plug-in cars solarThe word "contagious" is often used to describe diseases, but not all contagions are necessarily bad.

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Student Solar-Car Developers: What Motivates Them?

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Every two years, students from around the world converge on Australia to race solar cars across the continent. In the World Solar Challenge (WSC), they compete to see which purpose-built solar car is most efficient over 3,000 kilometers (1,860 miles) on the journey between Australia's northern and southern coasts. Students Stanford solar World Solar Challenge

Stanford team increases power of corrosion-resistant solar cells; advance for solar fuels

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Researchers at Stanford, with colleagues at University College Cork in Ireland, have shown how to increase the power of corrosion-resistant solar cells, setting a record for solar energy output under water. Instead of pumping electricity into the grid, the power these cells produce would be used in the production of solar fuels. Four years ago, McIntyre's lab made solar cells resistant to corrosion in water. Fuels Solar Solar fuels

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Innovative Arizona Utility Program Rents Your Roof For Solar Power

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The proliferation of home solar power systems has some utilities worried about potential damage to their business models. And charging an electric car with renewable energy from solar panels remains the low-carbon ideal for many green-car buyers. Now, a new initiative in Arizona shows that it's possible for utilities and individual home solar. electric utilities Arizona renewable energy solar

Immortus Electric-Car Concept Claims Solar Running Up To 35 MPH

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Many electric-car owners use solar panels to generate power that they can use in home charging stations. Solar-car racing is nothing new, and solar panels have been used to a very limited extent to supplement battery power in a few production cars. Australia solar roof plug-in cars solarBut what if they could actually put those panels directly on their electric cars instead?

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Solar roads coming to Route 66 via photovoltaic pavers

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One of America's oldest and most historic highways may soon become the first to get embedded solar panels. There is no indication of how long the stretch of solar-paved road will be, though, or how much power it. Infrastructure energy infrastructure Missouri renewable energy solarMissouri's state transportation department hopes to add photovoltaic pavers to a section of the famous Route 66 by the end of this year.

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HyperSolar Reaches Voltage To Produce Hydrogen With Solar Energy

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HyperSolar claims to have reached a major milestone in its quest to produce hydrogen using solar energy. hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell renewable energy solarThe startup hopes to produce hydrogen gas from water using artificial photosynthesis, on a commercial scale. To do that, it has worked to achieve the 1.5 volts it views as the practical voltage needed for commercial hydrogen production. DON'T.

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Report Names Funders Of Anti-Solar-Power Initiatives & Legislation

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As home-solar installations proliferate, electric utilities are worried about what affect that could have on their business. emissions Politics energy policy electric utilities renewable energy solar state lawsThere's been much talk among analysts about whether distributed generation of electricity from renewable sources could threaten the traditional grid-based model. Now, a new report from advocacy group Environment America.

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Vermont B&B Offers Solar-Powered Electric-Car Charging

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The West Hill House B&B and Retreat Center in Warren, Vermont, now offers electric-car charging, powered by solar panels. The inn's owners recently acquired a 25-percent stake in the Same Sun Solar Society solar farm in Poultney, Vermont. plug-in cars charging youtube renewable energy solar charging infrastructure VermontIn Vermont, a bed & breakfast housed in an 1850s home is getting a 21st century makeover.

More than half of millennials say they want solar panels: study

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Millennials solar clean energyAny automotive journalist has, by now, sat through many lengthy presentations from carmakers on Millennials and what they want. Some are insightful, a few are cringeworthy, but the basic message seems to be that they're very, very different and hard to understand. We'd suggest that's the way of the world: older people often do stand on their.

Solar Panels On Dutch Bike Lane Produce More Power Than Planned

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Apparently, solar panels aren't just for roofs anymore. The Dutch company SolaRoad has long planned to build bike paths and roadways with embedded solar panels, using nominally open space for renewable-energy generation. DON'T MISS: The Coming Solar Power. Infrastructure energy infrastructure bicycle The Netherlands renewable energy solar

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JLR running on solar power

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Jaguar Land Rover has finished building the UK’s largest rooftop solar panel array at the company’s new Engine Manufacturing Centre in Staffordshire. Land Rover Solar Jaguar

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New Stella Solar Electric Car Produces More Energy Than It Uses

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Back in 2013, a group of students from the Eindhoven Univserity of Technology built a solar-powered car for the World Solar Challenge race held in Australia. Now the group--known as Solar Team Eindhoven--is back with an improved car. Stella EV Australia The Netherlands solarCalled Stella, the Dutch vehicle was built to somewhat resemble a conventional family car. Just like the previous.

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Small Wind Turbines Now Offered On Leases, Like Solar Panels

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Small solar-panel installations have allowed homeowners to lower carbon emissions, and perhaps save some money on electricity as well. Electric-car drivers with home solar installations can also further decrease the carbon footprint of a vehicle by charging it using solar power. Solar has become a popular enough option that some analysts believe.

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North America's largest coal power plant to become 44-MW solar farm

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Canada energy infrastructure renewable energy solar clean energyHere's a turn of events that should make renewable-energy advocates smile. Located on the shores of Lake Erie, the Ontario Power Generation Nanticoke Generating Station was once North America's largest coal-fired power plant. It was once capable of producing almost 4,000 megawatts at full capacity, but the aging plant has been shuttered since.

The Greatest Solar Powered Music Festival in World History! SUNSTOCK JUNE 18 Los Angeles

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Opinion: Why Buffett Bet A Billion On Solar: Miles Per Acre Per Year

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The first eye-opener for large scale solar was the Austin Energy PPA last year that was priced at 5 cents. In the commercial sector, and in the case of community solar, there is more flexibility and tracking arrays may make sense, especially when mounted on the ground.

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Could Solar Roads Meet Our Power Needs? Crowdfunding Project Begins

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If there''s one big problem with centralized solar power facilities it''s that finding the space to build them is quite difficult. Idaho-based Solar Roadways aims to do just that, and is crowdfunding a project to manufacture its interlocking solar panels on a wider

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Wind, Natural Gas, Solar Provide More U.S. Power, Replacing Coal

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natural gas electric utilities plug-in cars solar clean energy energy wind energyOne of the advantages of electric cars is that they get cleaner as the emissions associated with generating the electricity to power them decrease. And the good news for electric-car drivers is that the grids that supply their electricity have been getting cleaner--and will likely continue to do so this year and into the future. Coal's share of.

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Solar panels at Toyota's new Texas HQ to provide 25 percent of its electricity

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Texas may be known as an oil state, but it's also a sprawling and sunny state, making it a good place to set up solar panels. Texas renewable energy solar clean energy energyToyota hopes to take advantage of that when it completes the move of its North American headquarters from Torrance, California, to the Lone Star State next year. The Japanese carmaker's campus in Plano, Texas, will.

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As Solar Power Spreads, Diverse Users Fight Utility Attempts To Penalize It

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You''d be surprised how much a rooftop solar panel can make utility-company executives sweat. Home solar installations are on the rise in the U.S., Politics energy infrastructure electric utilities plug-in cars electricity costs solar state laws and that has electric utilities worried. Now they have a new worry: A remarkably varied group of advocates and interest groups is fighting efforts by utility lobbyists to restrict, penalize, or boost.

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Researchers develop all-weather solar cell that generates power from rain as well as from sun

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While many technical advances have made solar cells more efficient and affordable, a disadvantage remains in the fact that solar cells produce no power when it’s raining. c), d) The operational principle of the flexible solar cell under sunlight. Graphene Power Generation Solar

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Home energy storage batteries lose to grid-connected solar on environmental impact

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At first glance, renewable-energy sources like solar power and energy-storage battery packs seem like a logical match. Energy storage allows excess power collected by solar panels to be stored for later use, addressing the intermittent nature of solar power. It's a concept that has already won over policymakers, electric utilities, and some. Study electric utilities renewable energy energy energy storage

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Solar Impulse Sun-Powered Airplane Lands Safely In Hawaii

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Nearly four months after taking off from Abu Dhabi to attempt a circumnavigation of the globe, the sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 airplane has crossed the Pacific Ocean. Hawaii renewable energy solar aircraftThe plane landed in Hawaii Friday, achieving another milestone in the attempt to fly around the world with no onboard fuel. The two-man crew stayed aloft for nearly 118 consecutive.

Chile is giving away solar energy, for free, because it has so much

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Chile has a problem with its solar industry. There is actually more available solar energy than there is use for it. DON'T MISS: North America's largest coal power plant to become 44-MW solar farm Consequently, Chile is now. renewable energy solar clean energy South America energyIt's not that the industry can't meet electricity demand for the South American country—quite the opposite, in fact.

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Harvard hybrid “bionic leaf” converts solar energy to liquid fuel isopropanol

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Adams Professor of Biochemistry and Systems Biology at HMS and an author of the paper, calls the system a bionic leaf, a nod to the solar water-splitting artificial leaf invented by the paper’s senior author, Daniel Nocera, the Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy at Harvard University.

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JCAP team reports first complete “artificial leaf”; >10% solar-to-hydrogen conversion efficiency

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Researchers at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) report the development of the first complete, efficient, safe, integrated solar-driven system—an “artificial leaf”—for splitting water to produce hydrogen. Fuels Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuels

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On the road to solar fuels and chemicals

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In a new paper in the journal Nature Materials (in an edition focused on materials for sustainable energy), a team from Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has reviewed milestones in the progress of solid-state photoelectrocatalytic technologies toward delivering solar fuels and chemistry. Noting the “ important advances ” in solar fuels research, the review team also noted that the largest scientific and technical milestones are still ahead.

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BMW Designs Custom Solar Charging Station For i3, i8

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Solar charging is indisputably one of the best ways of running an electric vehicle. BMW is backing solar too, commissioning its BMW DesignworksUSA arm to design a stylish solar carport, perfect for the i3 electric car and It certainly mitigates any lingering worries about fueling your car with a smoke-belching coal-fired power plant.

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Tesla and Panasonic to manufacture solar cells and modules in Buffalo, NY; 1GW by 2019

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These high-efficiency PV cells and modules will be used to produce solar panels in the non-solar roof products. When production of the solar roof begins, Tesla will also incorporate Panasonic’s cells into the many kinds of solar glass tile roofs that Tesla will be manufacturing.

Via Electric Pickup Outdoes Solar Roofs With Solar Tonneau Cover

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Think a solar roof is the ultimate electric-car accessory? How about a solar tonneau cover? This eco-freindly add-on takes advantage of the considerable amount of real estate available for solar cells on a full-size The maker of plug-in utility vehicles backed by automotive luminary Bob Lutz unveiled exactly that at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.