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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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 panels

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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. solar

2019 110

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 Challenge

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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.

2019 83

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 solar

2019 104

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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Sono Motors looks for startup shortcuts to bring solar car to market

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Solar powered cars generally face one glaring, gamestopping hurdle: Today’s solar cells don’t produce enough power to drive a standard-sized car any distance. That would take more solar cells than there is space on top of a car. solar

2019 83

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.

2019 114

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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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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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. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production 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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Would solar cells add value to your EV? Take our Twitter poll

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Several companies have recently proposed placing solar panels on top of electric cars to give them extra range. First, there was German startup Sono Motors, which the company says can get up to 21 extra miles from 330 solar cells, making up a 1.21 Polls solar panels

2019 83

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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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 Life

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Make My Electric Ranchero Conversion with Solar Panels, Please

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I want to convert my 1969 Ranchero GT to electric with solar panels as well to recharge on go or without a charging station. Hi, Ronald - The picture

2019 89

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.

2019 73

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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New catalyst synthesis method for solar water splitting to produce hydrogen

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1 ) for solar hydrogen production from methanol-water in the presence of only 0.25% of photodeposited Pt nanoparticles with excellent performance stability. 1 ) and remarkable stability after Pt deposition for solar-driven H 2 generation from methanol-water.

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Would solar cells add value to your EV? Twitter poll results

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Last week, after a spate of introductions of concept electric cars with solar cells, we asked our readers if such a system would add value for them. solar Polls

2019 95

DLR team integrates solar heat into solid oxide electrolyzer for highly efficient hydrogen production

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A team at Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) has successfully integrated solar heat into a solid oxide electrolyzer. The experimental setup of the prototype system consisted of a solar simulator, a solar steam generator, a steam accumulator and a solid oxide electrolyzer.

2019 92

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

2019 83

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

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Filed under: Bicycles , citizen volunteer , climate change , Community Activists , environment , renewable energy , solar power Tagged: Allah-las , Autry Museum , Cults , Gateway Drugs , June 18 , Kaki King , Skylar Funk , Sunstock , The Big Pink , Trapdoor Social , Wavves , yOya.

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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Walmart lawsuit takes aim at Tesla solar panels (Updated)

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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.

2019 62

The Solangelist Learns To Install Solar & Loves It

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Luckily for me once we got past the conceptual to the nuts and bolts of designing, installing and wiring a solar system, Scott boiled down all the math to the essential Amps x Volts = Watts, and even taught us what amps, volts and watts are.

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Wärtsilä, Oshima & DNV GL produce bulk carrier design to meet IMO 2030 environmental targets; -50% EEDI; LNG, solar, storage, sail

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Oshima alone could not have come up with this new innovative design, which includes optimized propulsion, energy storage and solar panels. Engines LNG Ports and Marine Solar

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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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SOLETAIR project produces first 200 liters of synthetic fuel from solar power and atmospheric CO2

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The SOLETAIR project ( earlier post ) has produced its first 200 liters of synthetic fuel from solar energy and the air’s carbon dioxide via Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Emissions Fuels Solar fuels

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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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Amprius’ silicon nanowire Li-ion batteries power Airbus Zephyr S HAPS solar aircraft

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Combining solar power and lithium ion batteries, the Zephyr aircraft holds world records for endurance as well as altitude, flying at 70,000 feet or higher. Aviation Batteries SolarAmprius, Inc.,

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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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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.

2017 86

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SOLAR-JET project demonstrates solar-driven thermochemical conversion of CO2 and water to jet fuel

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SOLAR-JET concentrated thermochemical reactor. The EU-funded SOLAR-JET project has demonstrated the production of aviation kerosene from concentrated sunlight, CO 2 captured from air, and water. Aviation Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Fuels Solar Solar fuels

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Swiss team develops effective and low-cost solar water-splitting device; 14.2% solar-to-hydrogen efficiency

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The prototype system is made up of three interconnected, new-generation, crystalline silicon solar cells attached to an electrolysis system that does not rely on rare metals. Schematic overview of the solar-driven hydrogen generator. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Solar Solar fuels

2016 85

World Solar Challenge Concludes As Teams Cover 1,800 Miles On Sun Power (Video)

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The closest most people can get to a solar-powered car is to buy a battery-electric vehicle and charge it with electricity generated by a home solar array. Every two years, teams from around the world converge on Australia to compete in the World Solar.

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Volvo reuses bus batteries for solar storage

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As solar installations ramp up and electric vehicles have been on the market for a few years, automakers are starting to look for ways to get more life out of old electric-car batteries, repurposing them for stationary storage. And if you're going to use vehicle old batteries for storage, you might as well use big ones. Volvo, which builds trucks. battery pack Buses

2019 85

Solar investment falls in midst of erupting trade war

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Electric cars and solar power fit together like a hand in a glove. Charging with solar power, electric cars can drive using almost no non-renewable energy. Now according to a report in Bloomberg New Energy Finance last week, solar investment has dropped by 19 percent worldwide in the second quarter following a trade war between China and the U.S. solar energy wind energy

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What maker offers electric cars, plus solar panels and energy storage, beside Tesla?

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While Tesla may be the automaker most known for marketing home-solar equipment, it's actually not the only player on the block. solar roof plug-in cars solar energy storage Solar CityJapanese automaker Nissan previously offered home-energy storage solutions in Europe, dubbed Nissan xStorage, that utilized cells recycled from Nissan Leaf batteries. That's as far as Nissan has gone—until now.

2018 67

Univ. of Twente team develops highly efficient Si photocathode for solar fuels production

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Researchers at the University of Twente’s MESA+ research institute have made significant efficiency improvements to the technology used to generate solar fuels. Researchers around the world are working on the development of solar fuel technology.

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Montana solar-power law rigging caught on live video, regrettably

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Politics electric utilities regulation renewable energy solar state lawsThe U.S. is coming up to its Independence Day holiday, in which we celebrate the Declaration of Independence from England and reflect on our history and traditions as a nation.