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  • Barcelona school and residents create solar energy community
    Council-supported project beginning on roof of school in Poblenou could grow across the cityA secondary school and a residents’ association have teamed up with Barcelona city council to create a solar energy community with the capacity to grow – rooftop by rooftop – across large areas of the c…
    - 15 days ago 24 Jul 22, 11:48am -
  • Green upgrades could cut UK energy bills by £1,800 a year, finds study
    Homeowners can boost property value by average of £10,000, shows research by WWF and ScottishPowerBritons could cut their annual energy bills while slashing their carbon emissions and boosting the price of their home, research has shown.A study by WWF and ScottishPower has found that installing gre…
    - 20 days ago 20 Jul 22, 6:00am -
  • Biden under pressure to declare climate emergency after Manchin torpedoes bill
    President could bypass the political gridlock as nearly 20% population faces 100F and above temperaturesJoe Biden is under pressure to declare a national climate emergency as temperatures soar across the US and Europe.Facing political gridlock in Washington, the president could make such an announce…
    - 20 days ago 19 Jul 22, 10:37pm -
  • It’s absurd to fill fields with solar panels | Brief letters
    Solar farms | Voting Labour | Coruscating v excoriating | Tips for standing on one leg | Renaming Murray MoundGeorge Monbiot says that we should be growing food rather than using the land to produce biofuels (Why are we feeding crops to our cars when people are starving?, 30 June). Surely, then, it…
    - 32 days ago 7 Jul 22, 6:10pm -
  • ‘It’s hot’: UK interest in solar power heats up as energy bills soar
    Boom clouded by supply chain disruption, a fragmented industry as well as ethical issues“It’s hot,” says Steve Springett, a director of the renewable energy brand Egg, cheerily assessing the solar market. “There’s two key factors: people are understanding the environmental benefits of it b…
    - 36 days ago 3 Jul 22, 1:11pm -
  • ‘It keeps on going’: driving the world’s first production-ready solar car
    Makers of the €250,000 Lightyear 0 hope to convince drivers it can be a viable climate-friendly alternativeWinding past the ochre-coloured plateaux of the Bardenas Reales natural park in northern Spain, Roel Grooten nudged me to take my foot off the accelerator.The car continued to barrel down the…
    - 45 days ago 25 Jun 22, 7:00am -
  • Silver lining: Australian researchers given $45m to study alternative solar panel materials
    Research to focus on more efficient and durable solar cells, increasing manufacturing capacity and a shift to more abundant and cheaper metalsGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingThe Albanese government has extended funding for Australia’s world-leading solar energy scientists as t…
    - 46 days ago 23 Jun 22, 6:30pm -
  • A greener greenhouse: solar panels trialled on Wimbledon berries farm
    Energy crisis has made Kent scheme aimed at unobtrusively building up solar output more timelyTennis fans tucking into strawberries at Wimbledon this month may find their fruit has an unusual origin – a solar-powered greenhouse.Transparent panels have been attached to the sides of glasshouses in K…
    - 60 days ago 9 Jun 22, 5:40pm -
  • Labor needs to double the pace of its renewable energy rollout to meet 2030 emissions target. Can it be done?
    Analysts say the extent to which Australia will have to accelerate the uptake of renewables has not been appreciated – it’s extremely challenging, but not impossibleAustralia will need to double the pace of its renewable energy uptake to meet the 2030 emissions target set by the Albanese governm…
    - 64 days ago 6 Jun 22, 1:00am -
  • Tower of power: new office building to be fully clad in solar panels in Australian first
    The $40m ‘solar skin’ building is expected to supply almost all its own electricity, becoming carbon neutral within yearsGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingAustralia’s first office tower with a “solar skin” is expected to be built next year in a landmark moment for the co…
    - 65 days ago 4 Jun 22, 9:00pm -

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  • newSynergy eyes system security as work begins on Australian big battery
    Construction has commenced on what will be Western Australia’s biggest battery energy storage system. The first of the battery units installed for the 100 MW/200 MWh Kwinana Big Battery will be built at the site of the decommissioned Kwinana Power Station near Perth.
    - 13 hours ago 8 Aug 22, 8:35am -
  • newGreen car dealership powered by renewable
    TC Chevy in Ashland, Oregon, is installing pole-mounted solar on trackers manufactured locally by Stracker Solar.
    - 14 hours ago 8 Aug 22, 7:45am -
  • The weekend read: How does the EU taxonomy set criteria for technologies to be labeled green and provide investors with a classification system?
    Despite its faults and shortcomings, the EU’s Taxonomy Regulation is expected to support the energy transition and help redirect capital flows to renewables and green assets. Andreas Walstad examines how the taxonomy sets out criteria for technologies to be labeled green and environmentally sustai…
    - 3 days ago 6 Aug 22, 5:00am -
  • The Hydrogen Stream: Hyundai to export heavy-duty hydrogen trucks to Germany
    Seven German companies have agreed to put 27 Hyundai heavy-duty fuel cell trucks into fleet service in the coming months. American Airlines has revealed an investment in ZeroAvia, while New Fortress Energy has invested in a 120 MW industrial-scale plant in Texas.
    - 3 days ago 5 Aug 22, 4:02pm -
  • Chinese PV Industry Brief: Daqo’s profits soar by 341%
    Daqo posted record revenue of CNY 16.3 billion ($2.3 billion) in the first six months of 2022, while Datang Group announced plans to build 5.58 GW of PV plants in China this year.
    - 3 days ago 5 Aug 22, 1:55pm -
  • N-type solar cell with aluminum-titanium passivating contact achieves 21.9% efficiency
    Scientists in Australia have demonstrated a new way to apply a passivating contact layer to silicon cells. They produced an n-type cell with aluminum-titanium passivating contact and 21.9% efficiency, and claimed the technique could open up new possibilities for the use of transition metal oxides in…
    - 3 days ago 5 Aug 22, 1:05pm -
  • Solar-plus-storage for LED lighting in commercial buildings
    Indian researchers claim that commercial buildings with LED lighting could gain energy independence by installing standalone solar-plus-storage systems. They said a 914.4 kW PV system linked to lithium-ion batteries could be enough to power an entire building with an estimated annual demand of 190,8…
    - 3 days ago 5 Aug 22, 10:15am -
  • High-performance aqueous calcium-ion battery
    Researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the United States have developed a special class of materials for bulky calcium ions, providing pathways for their facile insertion into battery electrodes.
    - 4 days ago 5 Aug 22, 9:25am -
  • Optimizing O&M strategy key for 35 year solar assets
    Engineering, procurement and construction companies must take special steps to ensure that PV plants operate reliably and efficiently. Japan’s ORIX Renewable Energy Management (OREM) is one such company. pv magazine recently caught up with Executive Vice President Kazuhisa Yurita to discuss the cu…
    - 4 days ago 5 Aug 22, 9:00am -
  • Improving gettering tech for TOPCon solar cells
    Scientists in Australia have looked at how gettering technologies could improve passivating contacts based on polysilicon and silicon monoxide (SiOx) for tunnel oxide passivated contact (TOPCon) solar cells. They found that the gettering strength of the P-doped poly mainly depends on the doping conc…
    - 4 days ago 5 Aug 22, 8:40am -
  • Australian solar park could generate hydrogen for less than $2/kg
    A new study shows that hydrogen could be produced for as little as AUD 2.85 ($1.98) per kilogram, supporting Frontier Energy's plans to make green hydrogen from a 500 MW solar project it is developing in Western Australia.
    - 4 days ago 5 Aug 22, 7:50am -
  • US fund invests in automated utility-scale solar installation platform
    Terabase Energy has raised $44 million in a recent funding round to support digital and robotic platforms for the development of utility-scale solar power plants.
    - 4 days ago 5 Aug 22, 7:05am -
  • India’s solar pump capacity hits 691.4 MW under subsidies
    The Indian government’s PM KUSUM Scheme supports farmers in installing standalone solar pumps and solarizing existing grid-connected agriculture pumps.
    - 4 days ago 5 Aug 22, 6:15am -
  • Ultra-thin silicon nanoparticle solar cell with 11% efficiency
    Iranian scientists have demonstrated a multi-layer silicon nanoparticle (SNP) solar cell based on nanoparticles that are densely stacked inside a dielectric medium. They considered different SNP structures and configurations to tailor these particles as a p–n junction cell.
    - 4 days ago 4 Aug 22, 4:26pm -
  • Fire at Spanish solar park
    Firefighters were able to extinguish a fire that broke out on Aug. 1 in the transformation center of the Ekian solar park in Álava, Spain.
    - 4 days ago 4 Aug 22, 3:59pm -
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