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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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

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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Transparent solar cells to let Audi capture energy from glass roofs

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Solar energy has long generated electricity both on building roofs and in huge "solar farms" for utility companies, but only a few cars have had solar panels on their bodies. Solar roofs aren't a new concept, but Audi and Alta Devices' solution would be the most transparent photovoltaic solar roof implementation yet—literally. solar roof plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) 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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University of Michigan team wins 2016 solar car race

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Other than charging a battery-electric car using electricity harvested by photovoltaic panels, solar power isn't exactly practical for current production cars. But every year, dozens of solar-powered race cars compete in events around the world held for college students. Michigan Students solarIn the U.S., a team of students from the University of Michigan beat 23.

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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.

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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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.

Tesla debuts bigger PowerWall 2.0 battery, glass solar-roof tiles from SolarCity

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Late last week, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk held a press conference whose underlying message was support for the proposed combination of Tesla with solar installer SolarCity. solar roof Tesla Motors plug-in cars youtube renewable energy Solar City

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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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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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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

One electric car owner's experiences in adding solar panels: why, what, and how

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We haven't seen data from recent years looking at the overlap between electric-car drivers and home solar panels. plug-in cars renewable energy solarThe purchase of an electric car that plugs into the power grid to recharge its battery often gets drivers thinking about the source of their energy. But early analyses in California indicated as many as four in 10 electric-car drivers.

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

California's solar energy grid survived the eclipse without incident

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Solar power provides 10 percent of California's energy supply, which meant electric-grid operators had to be prepared for potentially disastrous effects during Monday's solar eclipse. The solar. California renewable energy solarTo the surprise of many, there were no serious repercussions as the moon blocked a significant source of energy for many California utility companies.

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?

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

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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Solar jobs have grown 20 percent a year since 2012; coal, not so much

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And, how many people work for solar-energy companies in the U.S.? global warming jobs climate change renewable energy solar wind energy Donald TrumpHere's a little quiz on a topic much discussed over the past couple of years: jobs. How many people work in the U.S. coal industry? Not just miners, but office staff, too. DON'T MISS: Clean energy provides far more U.S. jobs than fossil fuels: analysis Coal mining was a mainstay of.

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Solar panels, EV chargers required in new homes in Fremont, CA

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California NUMMI Fremont Tesla Motors regulation solar Charging stationsHalf a century ago, the General Motors assembly plant was the largest employer in Fremont, California, and the town was known for its dragstrip. Today, that plant makes Tesla electric cars and Fremont is a part of the San Francisco Bay Area's Silicon Valley, creating advanced technology for the world. The city has now taken another step into the.

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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Effect of Trump solar-panel import tariffs on clean-power growth debated

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A majority of the photovoltaic solar panels used in the U.S. Now, environmentalists and energy analysts worry that the new 30-percent tariff on solar-panel imports announced last Monday by President Donald Trump may stymie the rapidly growing clean-energy. Politics taxes renewable energy solar clean energy Donald Trumpare imported from such countries as China, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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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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.

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.

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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TU/e student team unveils solar-powered family car for World Solar Challenge

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The Solar Team Eindhoven (STE) of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) presented the world’s first solar-powered family car. This is the car being entered by the student team in the Cruiser class of the World Solar Challenge that starts in Australia in October 2013. The solar cells of Stella generate more electricity on average than the car uses; surplus electricity could be returned to the power grid, thereby making the car energy-positive.

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