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Is This The End Of Silicon Solar Cells?

Aug 12, 2019 at 13:49 | Irina Slav

Silicon has been to the solar power industry—not to mention the IT industry—what oil has been for the car industry: an essential element without which there would not have been…

Should Tesla Give Up On Solar?

Jul 30, 2019 at 09:26 | Irina Slav

When earlier this year Wood Mackenzie reported Tesla’s share of the solar installations market had fallen to just 6.3 percent during the first quarter, it was a bright red…

Is This The Solar Technology Of The Future?

Jul 29, 2019 at 10:08 | Tsvetana Paraskova

While researchers and scientists look at innovative ways to make solar panels more efficient and cost-competitive, others have come up with a solar technology with a bonus—free drinking water.…

A Serious Contender To Lithium-Ion Batteries

Jul 29, 2019 at 09:32 | Irina Slav

Sodium batteries are among the more advanced challengers to lithium ion dominance but, like other alternatives to Li-ion batteries, they have been plagued by persistent problems with their performance. Now,…

Brand New Material Could Lead To Cheaper Solar Cells

Jul 18, 2019 at 13:02 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Scientists may have found a pathway to designing interfaces of hybrid materials that are capable of turning light into electrical currents with high efficiency—a breakthrough that could potentially boost the…

24/7 Power: The Future Of Solar

Jul 12, 2019 at 17:41 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Despite the continuously falling costs of solar and wind power, renewable energy continues to grapple with the issue of storing energy produced from sun and wind when the sun…

Mini-Grid Revolution Could Soon Power 490 Million People

Jun 28, 2019 at 16:49 | Irina Slav

There are currently 840 million people around the world living without electricity. By 2030, this figure will rise to 1.2 billion as the global population expands and electricity grids remain…

Is This The Beginning Of The End For Tesla’s Solar Business?

Jun 20, 2019 at 13:51 | Irina Slav

Tesla held just a 6.3-percent share of the residential solar installations market in the first quarter of this year, falling to the third place for the first time since Wood…

How The Sahara Desert Can Power The Entire World

Jun 11, 2019 at 13:55 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The vast Sahara Desert in Africa is inhospitable to plants and animals, but quite suitable for movie sets such as Luke Skywalker’s desert home planet of Tatooine in Star…

Who Is Winning The Offshore Solar Race?

May 17, 2019 at 10:51 | Haley Zaremba

Solar is one of the most forms of clean energy we have, in a time that emissions-free energy is more important than ever. If the global community has any…

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