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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This solar energy park, covering an area of approximately 160,000 square meters, consists of 36,400 solar cells and provides a maximum performance of twelve megawatts. Emissions Lifecycle analysis Manufacturing Market Background Power Generation Solar Vehicle Manufacturers

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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. Lightyear has two of these Tesla research vehicles, numbered 005 and 006, as well as a solar-equipped Volkswagen. youtube solar Green Life

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KAUST team finds Fe2O3 makes excellent co-catalyst for GaN solar H2 production

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Finding photocatalysts that can efficiently use sunlight to produce clean hydrogen fuel from water is one of the most sought-after applications of solar energy. Nitrides can absorb most of the energy in the solar spectrum, but gallium nitride is a flawed water splitting photocatalyst.

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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. solarNew research suggests a possible way to boost that—possibly without a radical rethink or the introduction of rare, expensive materials. Researchers in St.

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Vast Nevada solar array on federal land will be biggest ever

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Nevada is set to host the largest solar array in the United States. Department of the Interior approved a proposal for the Gemini Solar Project, a $1 billion solar-generating facility to be located about 30 miles northeast of Las Vegas. The facility, which will be built on federally-controlled land and operated by Solar. renewable energy solarLast month, the U.S.

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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. Platio (via Inhabitat) claims to be the first company to embed solar tiles in a residential driveway. renewable energy solar

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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. A schematic and electron microscope cross-section show the structure of an integrated, solar-powered catalyst to split water into hydrogen fuel and oxygen. Jia has replaced the more expensive components, like platinum, in perovskite solar cells with alternatives like carbon.

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HyperSolar working with Suzhou GH New Energy to accelerate manufacturing of renewable solar hydrogen panels

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a division of GCL Poly, in China to make the final modifications to the solar cells required to manufacture the Gen 1 hydrogen production panels to be used in demonstration pilot plants. allowing protection for HyperSolar’s intellectual property in China related to using multi-junction solar cells to produce hydrogen. To further support the economics of the new panel, there is currently no tariff on the solar cells the company buys from China. HyperSolar, Inc.,

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

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The Munich-based company aims to build an unpainted plastic-paneled, solar-cell-covered urban hatchback primarily for Europe. solarIn a sea of electric-car startups, Sono Motors has no problem standing out. It’s been largely crowdfunded—most recently, with a successful $58 million round. And the car will be made with China’s NEVS at.

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Toyota covers Prius Prime with solar panels to test mileage

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While Toyota has been skeptical of electric cars, the carmaker is expressing optimism about technology that can supplement plugging in: solar. Along with its battery partners NIDO and Sharp, Toyota is experimenting with a new Prius Prime in Japan (called the Prius PHV there), equipped with 860 watts of solar panels on the roof, hood, and rear. solar

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Make My Electric Ranchero Conversion with Solar Panels, Please

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Tesla offers new solar rental program

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Electric cars and solar panels are like chocolate and peanut butter: two great things that are even better together. On Monday, Tesla began offering a new solar rental program. Green Life solar panelsHomeowners can choose among three system sizes, for small, medium, or large homes or corresponding electrical use. The company does not require homeowners to pay any.

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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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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. The EV ARC 2020 is a transportable, solar-powered electric vehicle-charging infrastructure product. —Desmond Wheatley, chief executive officer of Envision Solar.

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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. A green tariff agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority is expected to supply up to 100 megawatts of solar energy per year, or the amount of electricity consumed by 18,000 United States households annually. The energy will be supplied by a solar farm in Lowndes County, Mississippi, currently under development by Origis Energy.

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DOE to award $20M to advance perovskite solar photovoltaic technologies

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $20 million in funding to advance perovskite solar photovoltaic technologies. ( When used to create solar cells, they have shown potential for high performance and low production costs. Market Background Materials Power Generation SolarDE-FOA-0002357 ) Perovskites are a family of materials with a specific crystal structure, named after the mineral with that structure.

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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. Bernhardt signed the Record of Decision (ROD) for Solar Partners XI, LLC to construct a 690-MW photovoltaic solar electric generating facility and ancillary facilities about 30 miles northeast of Las Vegas. The authorized solar facilities include 34.5 Batteries Power Generation Solar

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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. Specifically, the partnership aims to integrate solar-powered roofs in a variety of electric vehicles, including cars, vans and buses, thus enabling users to charge their vehicle directly with clean energy. The integration of a solar roof is expected to be a good investment in multiple EV market segments.

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2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: What to expect from its mpg-boosting solar roof

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But if more cars gain what the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has—a Solar Roof System that can actually boost all-electric miles and gas mileage—frugal drivers might instead start hunting down sun-drenched spots for. solarThose who live in sunny climates—especially warm ones—see the shady spots in a parking lot as the hot commodity.

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New York to add solar to transportation hubs

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In the latest example, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to add solar panels to the rooftops of its rail yards and bus depots to help feed the local power grid. solar Buses Trains parking lotsElectric cars and public transportation go together in more ways than one. READ MORE: Forget light poles, British firm to build chargers from cable boxes The MTA.

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Lightyear aims to build solar-team expertise into an electric car

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Dutch startup company Lightyear is developing a futuristic-looking sedan with sleek aerodynamics, wheel-hub motors, and 53 square feet of solar panels on the roof and hood. That could amount to about 795 watts of solar power—about. solar World Solar ChallengeIf the future is electric, the latest electric-car startup company looks more like the future than most.

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Hyundai and Kia reveal solar roof tech for electric cars—or gasoline ones

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As solar cells get more efficient, powerful panels can fit on smaller areas. For those looking to use renewable energy for transportation, that means solar panels can now move from home rooftops used to power car chargers to cars themselves. solar roof charging solarIn Korea on Wednesday, Hyundai and Kia revealed some production-bound examples of that.

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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. The KU Leuven bioscience engineers solved this problem by designing a solar panel of 1.6 Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuels

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Lightyear One solar electric car aims to “leapfrog the grid”

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The Lightyear One started with a World Solar Challenge champion-team effort, and the project has from the start been focused around uncompromised efficiency and a design that flaunts its solar cells and sleek aerodynamics—as well as the idea of not being so dependent on charging infrastructure. solar

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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. However, graphene alone is not suitable for the solar energy conversion application sought by the LiU researchers, and they have therefore combined the graphene with a semiconductor, cubic silicon carbide (3C-SiC). 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. Solar radiation from the mirror field is absorbed in the receiver and converted into high-temperature process heat (>1000 °C), which drives a thermochemical reactor to produce syngas. Aviation Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Fuels Solar Solar fuels

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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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Tesla’s share of the home-solar market continues to slide

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If you’ve seen the light with electric cars, chances are you’re at least curious about home solar. Solar can help contribute to vehicle charging, and it can help reduce the load from the electrical grid during peak charging times. solar roof solarAnd as part of energy management systems, electric cars themselves (their traction batteries) could.

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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

Audi E-Tron electric SUV plugs into some sunshine with solar program

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Audi is offering 3,000 of its E-Tron electric SUV buyers a complimentary 10-year subscription to solar power. Under a deal with the clean-energy provider Acadia announced yesterday, owners will save some money and help with solar adoption. solar Green LifeAudi anticipates the amount saved to be one full E-Tron charge each month per household—offsetting the.

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Production Sono Sion solar-assisted car makes appearance

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youtube solarConcept cars are relatively easy to build—particularly concepts of cars that may exist only on paper or as clay and foil design studies. That has given rise to a host of new concepts launched as online crowd-funded endeavors of various levels of seriousness and potential. One is Sono Motors, a German effort to build an electric car assisted.

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Toyota and DIFFER partner on direct solar production of hydrogen from humid air, rather than water

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The Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research ( DIFFER ) is partnering with Toyota Motor Europe (TME) to develop a device that absorbs water vapor, and splits it into hydrogen and oxygen directly using solar energy. The research at DIFFER covers both the conversion and storage of sustainable energy in solar fuels, and the generation of clean, safe and abundant power through nuclear fusion. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuels

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US DOE to award up to $100M over five years for solar fuels research

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DE-FOA-0002254 ) The funding will support the establishment of one large or possibly two smaller DOE Energy Innovation Hubs: integrated multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research teams aimed at accelerating the fundamental scientific breakthroughs needed to enable solar fuel production. Applications are asked to focus on research priorities identified by the Roundtable on Liquid Solar Fuels held in August 2019 by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences within DOE’s Office of Science.

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UK researchers use graphite to waterproof perovskite solar cells

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Most solar cells currently on the market are made of silicon; these are expensive to make and require a lot of very pure silicon to manufacture. Perovskite solar cells, using materials with the same 3D structure as calcium titanium oxide, are cheaper to make, thinner and can be easily printed onto surfaces. h in aqueous electrolyte under constant simulated solar illumination, with currents above 2?mA?cm Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar fuels

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Japan team evaluates battery-assisted low-cost hydrogen production from solar energy

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The joint research team designed an integrated system capable of adjusting the amount of battery charge/discharge and the amount of electrolysis hydrogen production in relation to the amount of solar power generated. System capable of adjusting the amount of battery charge/discharge and the amount of electrolysis hydrogen production in relation to the amount of solar power generated. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar

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Dethleffs solar-assisted electric motorhome concept unveiled

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Recreation plug-in cars solar recreational vehicle (RV) motorhomeThe notion electric cars will become a standard transportation option is slowly being accepted across multiple industries. It hasn't penetrated quite as much in the motorhome world, but now a German company has shown its interpretation of what the future of plug-in motor homes could be. It's called the Dethleffs e.home concept and it envisions a.

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Solar-boosted Sono Sion electric car will be made in Sweden at former Saab plant

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German automaker hopeful Sono Motors announced last week that it intends to assemble its solar-assisted electric car, the Sion, at the former home of Saab Automobile in Trollhättan, Sweden. solarThe now defunct automaker Saab nearly always could be counted on to take the unconventional—if not downright eccentric—route in design.

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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. The 34 megawatt solar photovoltaic plant is expected to supply all of Koodaideri’s electricity demand during peak solar power generation times and approximately 65% of the mine’s average electricity demand.

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Walmart lawsuit takes aim at Tesla solar panels

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Walmart sued Tesla on Tuesday, alleging that solar panels that Tesla installed on seven Walmart stores caught fire. solar WalmartThe lawsuit accuses Tesla of breach of contract, negligence, and failing to live up to industry standards, according to the court filing. Walmart alleges that the fires resulted in evacuations, and damage to property and inventory.

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Solar-powered car race kicks off 30 years of World Solar Challenge

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Although a car powered solely by solar power is far from reality, the 30th anniversary of the World Solar Challenge showcased just how far the technology has come. World Solar Challenge kicked off its celebrations with this year's iteration of the solar-powered car race in Darwin, Australia, on Sunday. zero emissions renewable energy solar

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New catalyst synthesis method for solar water splitting to produce hydrogen

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A research team led by Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute Of Science And Technology (DGIST) Professor Jong-Sung Yu in Korea, with colleagues at UC Berkeley and Xi’an Jiaotong University in China, has successfully developed a new catalyst synthesis method that can efficiently decompose water into oxygen and hydrogen using solar light. 1 ) for solar hydrogen production from methanol-water in the presence of only 0.25% of photodeposited Pt nanoparticles with excellent performance stability.

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