NREL scientists advance solar thermochemical hydrogen (STCH) production

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The NREL scientists analyzed solar thermochemical hydrogen (STCH) production, which can be potentially more energy-efficient than producing hydrogen via the commonly used electrolysis method. A conceptual solar thermochemical hydrogen production platform.

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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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DHL installing TRAILAR solar technology on 67 trucks in US

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DHL Express is installing solar panel units on trucks within its US pickup and delivery fleet, reducing fuel consumption in markets throughout the country. Fleets Fuel Efficiency Solar Vehicle Systems

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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Synhelion and INERATEC partner to produce solar fuels

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Synhelion , a developer of solar fuels, and INERATEC, a manufacturer of chemical reactor technologies, are partnering to to scale up the production of solar fuels as replacement for fossil fuels for transportation. Synhelion tests its solar fuel technology at the Jülich Solar Tower.

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Stella Vita electric RV aims to get the most miles from solar

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A team of Dutch university students has radically redesigned the RV with solar power and an aerodynamic shape. youtube solar

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Heliogen and Bloom Energy demonstrate production of low-cost green hydrogen; concentrated solar and high-temp electrolysis

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Heliogen and Bloom Energy have successfully demonstrated the production of green hydrogen by integrating the companies’ technologies: Heliogen’s concentrated solar energy system and the Bloom Electrolyzer. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Market Background Solar

CPUC proposes revising Net Energy Metering rules to push customers to install storage with rooftop solar

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For more than 20 years, California has aggressively supported the rooftop solar market through its Net Energy Metering (NEM) program in Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), and San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) territories. million customers to install roughly 10,000 megawatts of customer-sited renewable generation, almost all of which is rooftop solar. per kW for residential solar plus storage and solar-only systems.

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WUSTL researchers demonstrate solar-panel-powered microbial electrosynthesis to produce n-butanol from light, CO2 and power

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A team of biologists and engineers modified Rhodopseudomonas palustris TIE-1 (TIE-1) so that it can produce a biofuel using only three renewable and naturally abundant source ingredients: carbon dioxide, solar panel-generated electricity and light. To the best of our knowledge, this study represents the first attempt for biofuel production using a solar panel-powered microbial electrosynthesis platform, where carbon dioxide is directly converted to liquid fuel.

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Electrify America signs on for 75 MW of solar, says it commits them to net-zero

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Electrify America announced Wednesday that it’s buying into enough solar to more than offset the energy the network delivers to EVs from its charging hardware.

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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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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IKEA US plans to sell solar panels starting Fall 2022


to provide residential solar solutions to customers. The initiative is called Home Solar with IKEA. With the initiative, members of the IKEA Family customers loyalty program have the opportunity to purchase home solar solutions through IKEA’s retail stores. Ikea U.S.

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Rooftop Solar Inequity

Energy Institute at HAAS

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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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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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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DTE Energy partners with Ford on new rooftop solar installation and battery storage

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DTE Energy has commissioned a new solar array at the Ford Research & Engineering Center in Dearborn, Michigan. The solar array, the third DTE has constructed with Ford, can generate 1,127 MWh of clean energy. million solar panels.

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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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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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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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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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Lightyear Two: More affordable solar-supplemented EV coming in 2025 with subscription options

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The Lightyear One solar-supplemented electric car hasn't started production, but its Dutch maker is already planning a second, more-affordable model. solar

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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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 ditches its solar panel subscription service


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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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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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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Sono Sion solar EV will be built in Finland, not Sweden, in change of manufacturing partners

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Munich-based startup Sono Motors on Tuesday announced a change in manufacturing plans for its solar-supplemented Sion electric car. solar

Is Rooftop Solar Just Like Energy Efficiency?

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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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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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Could wind-and-solar towers charge EVs, stabilize the grid?

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Wind and solar-powered charging could further lower the environmental impact of electric cars; but one New York-based company wants to combine them in one electricity-generating device that could be used for EV charging stations or wherever grid-buffering might help keep blackouts at bay.

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Hyundai Home ecosystem due in 2022 will cover solar, charging, energy storage

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Hyundai recently unveiled a coordinated home-energy ecosystem, bundling EV charging, solar, and home energy storage. charging solarDubbed Hyundai Home, the service will provide one-stop shopping for these products to Hyundai customers, the automaker said in a press release.

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 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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Tesla Solar price hikes to be reversed, court documents state


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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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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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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Greece launches the largest bifacial solar farm in Europe


Greece this week inaugurated a 204-megawatt (MW) solar farm in Kozani, in the country’s Western Macedonia region. It’s the biggest solar farm with bifacial panels in Europe. The post Greece launches the largest bifacial solar farm in Europe appeared first on Electrek.

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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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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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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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