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. The Bihorn Solar project is primarily located on 1,800 acres of land on EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel property in Pueblo.

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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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Researchers propose testing standards for particulate photocatalysts in solar fuel production

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Utilization of renewable solar energy is crucial for addressing the global energy and environmental concerns and achieving sustainable development. Efficiency accreditation and testing protocols for particulate photocatalysts toward solar fuel production.

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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Rooftop Solar Inequity

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California’s distributed solar policy hurts the poor. California regulators and legislators are diving back into Net Energy Metering (NEM) policies, debating how much customers with … Continue Reading Rooftop Solar InequityIt really is that simple.

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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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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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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. This in turn would lead the way to the company’s first pilot-scale solar-hydrogen farm.

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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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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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Is Rooftop Solar Just Like Energy Efficiency?

Energy Institute at HAAS

Here in California, rooftop solar has been in the news quite a bit lately, as net energy metering and other … Continue Reading Is Rooftop Solar Just Like Energy Efficiency? Uncategorized electricity energy efficiency featured renewable energy solarSort of.

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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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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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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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Tesla ditches its solar panel subscription service

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Tesla has ditched its solar panel subscription service, only offering cash or loan purchasing options, according to its website. In late 2019, Tesla launched the subscription service for its solar panels. Additionally, cash/loan solar deployments more than quadrupled YoY.

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Georgia gets first solar roadway in the US

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The city of Peachtree Corners, Georgia, has unveiled what it calls the first solar roadway within a city in the United States. solar Green Life

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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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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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Aptera shows how its “never charge” solar EV performs

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Aptera Motors’ says that most drivers will never need to charge its three-wheeled, solar-powered car—offering a driving range of up to 1,000 miles—and that it will be “the most efficient vehicle ever made available to consumers.” youtube solar

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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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Tesla (TSLA) discontinues its solar subscription service

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Tesla (TSLA) has discontinued its solar subscription service that it started offering in the US two years ago as the cheapest possible way to go solar. more… The post Tesla (TSLA) discontinues its solar subscription service appeared first on Electrek.

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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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Lightyear One solar EV: 440 miles, with less battery than any Long Range Tesla

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The Lightyear One solar-supplemented EV was driven 440 miles on a test track on a single charge of a 60-kilowatt-hour battery pack, Lightyear claims. youtube solar

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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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Tesla Solar price hikes to be reversed, court documents state

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Tesla Solar customers who were subjected to price hikes will have them reversed, according to new court documents. Solar Roof requires the purchase of a Tesla Powerwall battery , which stores additional energy accumulated from the solar roof to prevent blackouts and outages.

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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. The integration of a solar roof is expected to be a good investment in multiple EV market segments.

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Tesla expands solar roof installations to anywhere in the US

Electrek

Tesla has decided to expand the market for solar roof tile installations to anywhere in the US. The move comes as Tesla aims to greatly accelerate solar roof installations. more… The post Tesla expands solar roof installations to anywhere in the US appeared first on Electrek.

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

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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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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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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.

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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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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. Choi and Galli, experimental and theoretical leaders in the field of solar fuels, respectively, have been collaborating for several years to design and optimize photoelectrodes for producing solar fuels. Fuels Hydrogen Production Solar fuels

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

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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. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty SolarSwiss haulier Rhyner Logistik has just acquired a Renault Trucks 26-ton D Wide Z.E.

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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. renewable energy solar

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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. renewable energy solar

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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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