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Alternative Energy / Solar Energy

The Case For Nationalizing American Solar Energy Supply Chains

Apr 04, 2023 at 10:38 | Haley Zaremba

Meeting global climate goals will require a massive increase and acceleration of green energy production capacity and infrastructure. The scale of this challenge is unprecedented, and we have a lot…

New EU Laws May Hurt The Energy Transition

Mar 23, 2023 at 12:10 | Haley Zaremba

The European energy crisis has fundamentally re-shaped global geopolitics. Runaway energy prices in Europe (which have devastating ripple effects on much of the rest of the world) are…

SVB Collapse Is Bad News For Small Scale Solar

Mar 16, 2023 at 10:42 | Alex Kimani

The sudden collapse of Silicon Valley Bank has sent shockwaves through the entire financial sector and marked the biggest bank failure…

Can Double-Sided Solar Panels Help Meet Global Energy Demands?

Mar 10, 2023 at 11:02 | Brian Westenhaus

University of Ottawa’s laboratory in photonics and renewable energy has developed a new method for measuring the solar energy produced by bifacial solar panels.

The U.S. Solar Industry Is Set To Rebound In 2023

Mar 09, 2023 at 04:49 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The U.S. solar market is expected to recover this year from the policy-driven supply constraints which weighed on the sector in 2022, a new report from the Solar Energy Industries…

Scientists May Improve Perovskite Solar Cell Efficiency By Up To 250%

Feb 22, 2023 at 10:09 | Brian Westenhaus

A University of Rochester research team has proposed a novel, physics-based approach, using a substrate of either a layer of metal or alternating layers of…

The U.S. Solar Boom Is Still Facing Some Major Roadblocks

Feb 02, 2023 at 10:12 | Haley Zaremba

The United States is making a major bid to become competitive with China in clean energy supply chains. After neglecting domestic renewable energy…

A New Pathway To Create Scalable Perovskite Solar Cells

Jan 27, 2023 at 11:09 | Brian Westenhaus

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science demonstrated a new pathway to creating durable, efficient perovskite photovoltaics at industrial scale. The process uses the…

5 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Ahead Of Earnings Season

Jan 24, 2023 at 12:08 | Alex Kimani

After a sizzling run amid the global energy transition, the renewable energy sector came unstuck in 2021 thanks to massive supply chain disruptions and steep valuations. The iShares…

SpaceX Rocket Sends Solar Power Prototype Into Orbit

Jan 17, 2023 at 07:48 | Brian Westenhaus

The Caltech Space Solar Power Project (SSPP) prototype launched into orbit, dubbed the Space Solar Power Demonstrator (SSPD), will test several key components of an ambitious plan…

3 Solar Stocks To Buy And Hold Until 2026

Jan 06, 2023 at 11:11 | Alex Kimani

Over the past two years, solar manufacturers have been hampered by supply chain disruptions including increasing material costs for polysilicon. Indeed, last year, Rystad Energy estimated that rising…

New Research Could Pave The Way For Mass Market Perovskite Solar Cells

Dec 21, 2022 at 09:14 | Brian Westenhaus

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB) researchers reported a new world record for tandem solar cells consisting of a silicon bottom cell and a perovskite top…

Another UK Solar Company Goes Bust

Nov 15, 2022 at 07:33 | ZeroHedge

Believe it or not, another solar energy company has gone bust. This time, it was one of the largest in England.  Toucan Energy Holdings 1 Ltd.,…

U.S. Solar Capacity Has Grown 28,500% Since 2008

Nov 08, 2022 at 08:40 | Felicity Bradstock

The U.S. has plans to expand its solar energy market exponentially in support of its optimistic climate change policies. The country has already established several widescale solar projects,…

3 Things That Could Slow Down The Global Solar Boom

Nov 04, 2022 at 09:26 | Haley Zaremba

The solar revolution is well underway. For years, the price of solar power has been plummeting, and is now the cheapest form of new electricity…

China Is Dominant In Booming Solar Market

Oct 27, 2022 at 09:28 | Haley Zaremba

The solar energy revolution is about to take off. Solar has been on the rise for years, as photovoltaic energy technology became cost-competitive with fossil fuels and then,…

Ukraine War Sparks Surge In Solar Power Generation In Europe

Oct 27, 2022 at 09:26 | Haley Zaremba

There is a silver lining to Europe’s energy crisis. Out of necessity, the continent has ramped up its solar energy expansion into overdrive and is set to beat…

Nanotech Breakthrough Sets World Record For Solar Cell Efficiency

Oct 25, 2022 at 08:32 | Brian Westenhaus

Tandem solar cells made of perovskite and silicon enable significantly higher efficiencies than silicon solar cells alone. By the end of 2021, teams at HZB…

Solar Cell Breakthrough Could Challenge Silicon Dominance

Sep 27, 2022 at 07:50 | Brian Westenhaus

Rice University engineers have shown the manufacture of high-efficiency solar cells with layers of 2D and 3D perovskites may be simplified by solvents that allow solution deposition…

Solar Stocks Continue To Shine In Wider Market Selloff

Sep 26, 2022 at 10:20 | Alex Kimani

    Over the past two years or so, the clean energy sector has been a major laggard with investors giving it a wide berth. The iShares Global…

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