Terawatt-scale solar ‘will reshape the global energy market’

Having achieved 500 GW globally in solar power by the end of 2018, we can double that number by 2023, entering a era of “terawatt-scale solar” with exponential growth to follow, argues a team of experts from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the California Institute of Technology, MIT and 24 other leading institutions.

Whereas just two

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Future of impact, climate investor one, India’s development impact bond, Big Renewables

‘Future of impact’ requires investment, philanthropy — and business as a force for good. As Bill Gates says, “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten.” For its 10th anniversary last month, Liquidnet For Good

Just Press Print: 3-D Printing At Home Saves Cash

Interested in making an investment that promises a 100 percent return on your money, and then some? Buy a low-cost, open-source 3-D printer, plug it in and print household items.

In a recent study published in Technologies (DOI: 10.3390/technologies5010007), Michigan Technological University Associate Professor Joshua Pearce set out to determine

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New, long-lasting flow battery could run for more than a decade with minimum upkeep

Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a new flow battery that stores energy in organic molecules dissolved in neutral pH water. This new chemistry allows for a non-toxic, non-corrosive battery with an exceptionally long lifetime and offers the potential to significantly decrease the costs of

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Entrepreneur shines a light in Africa

In their words: The story of Soular.

“Soular was launched in 2015 with the vision to provide children with their own tool to do their homework, and take control of their education. We ran a crowdfunding campaign, raised $50,000 to get the first 2,500 backpacks to East Africa and have moved production to Kenya.

We’ve distributed backpacks

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The 10 Best Technology Advances of 2016

Interestingly, a bunch of the crazy forward-thinking tech that has been announced in the past couple of years actually came to life this year, which is sometimes even more exciting than whatever eccentric new idea Elon Musk has. Either way, this has once again been a big year for technology.

From batteries to space rockets, here

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India’s top solar moments in 2016

Even though monkeys were allegedly wreaking havoc on India’s solar rooftop systems last year, 2016 was remarkable for the Indian PV sector.  With solar taking 1% the nation’s electricity share and India set to become the world’s third largest market in 2017 , Bloomberg New Energy Finance has proclaimed that ‘solar is king of Indian

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Solar powered Pacemakers?

Using solar cells placed under the skin to continuously recharge implanted electronic medical devices is a viable one. Swiss researchers have done the math, and found that a 3.6 square centimeter solar cell is all that is needed to generate enough power during winter and summer to power a typical pacemaker.


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One step closer to reality: devices that convert heat into electricity

“Over half of the energy we use is wasted and enters the atmosphere as heat,” said Boona, a postdoctoral researcher at Ohio State. “Solid-state thermoelectrics can help us recover some of that energy. These devices have no moving parts, don’t wear out, are robust and require no maintenance. Unfortunately, to date, they are also too

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First Solar Highway Opens in French Village

On Thursday, France inaugurated the world’s first “solar highway” and it’s a good news for the entire world.

For years and years, a lot of countries have been planning and progressing on their ideas of installing solar panels here and there, and thus, in the same vein, we all could use some functioning examples.

Read more at the

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Top 10 Solar Trends of 2016

1) Utilities are losing on demand charges and fixed charges when advocates fight back

It’s not news that utilities around the country have been trying to change tariff structures in ways that undercut the economics of rooftop solar. What you might not know is that they are largely losing in this effort — especially when solar

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Top 5 myths about solar energy

Despite its growing popularity, solar technology remains unfamiliar to many Americans. As renewable energy becomes a mainstay topic for the nation’s partisan political debates, consumers may struggle to separate the facts about solar energy from common misconceptions.

Here are the realities behind five common solar myths:

Myth 1: Solar is a new, unproven technology.


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Bright Future for Energy Devices

A little sodium goes a long way. At least that’s the case in carbon-based energy technology. Specifically, embedding sodium in carbon materials can tremendously improve electrodes—which could streamline solar cell and supercapacitor production.

A research team led by Yun Hang Hu, the Charles and Carroll McArthur Professor of materials science and engineering at Michigan Tech, created

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Six places where renewable energy is cheaper than fossil fuels

In the race to reduce the world’s reliance on fossil fuels, cost is a huge factor. It’s taken years, but advances in technology and increases in both efficiency and output have helped bring down the expense of renewable energy, which has in turn increased demand. Globally, fossil fuels are still cheaper than these alternative sources,

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Clean energy share rises to 7.54% in India’s power generation

Power generation from renewable energy sources like solar and wind has increased to 7.54 per of the total electricity generated in the country during April-September this fiscal, Parliament was informed today.

During the period, out of total power generation of 631.84 billion units (BU), 47.62 BU was generated from renewable energy sources, New & Renewable Energy

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Another Funding Round Kicks Off For Renewables In Developing Countries

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) have officially opened the fifth round of funding for renewable energy projects in developing countries.

The funding round of approximately $50 million is part of ADFD’s $350 million commitment offering concessional loans to renewable energy projects endorsed by IRENA.

Since 2012, the IRENA/ADFD

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