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Alternative Energy / Solar Energy

What Bitcoin And Solar Have In Common

What Bitcoin And Solar Have In Common

Jul 20, 2017 at 16:57 | Zainab Calcuttawala

Bitcoins do not magically appear out of nowhere. Each one is “mined” in a blockchain process that eats enough electricity to power an American household for 1.57 days. This…

New Solar Tech Produces 50% More Energy Than Silicon Cells

New Solar Tech Produces 50% More Energy Than Silicon Cells

Jul 20, 2017 at 10:34 | Futurity

Researchers have created a concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) system with embedded microtracking that is capable of producing 50 percent more energy per day than the standard silicon solar cells. “Solar cells…

Is Solar Reliable When Grids Are Stressed?

Is Solar Reliable When Grids Are Stressed?

Jul 13, 2017 at 12:35 | Henry Hewitt

If you want more solar BTUs for your buck, track the sun. This generally means the array is on the ground since very few homes are set up for rooftop…

The Next Big Innovation In Solar Is Here

The Next Big Innovation In Solar Is Here

Jul 11, 2017 at 13:15 | Henry Hewitt

An oil donkey, cycling every 7 or 8 seconds, dips into the well 11,500 times per day. (The math is pretty simple.) A solar tracker, over a 30-year lifetime, making…

Is This The First Sign Of A U.S., Chinese Solar War?

Is This The First Sign Of A U.S., Chinese Solar War?

Jun 12, 2017 at 16:15 | Gregory Brew

After a banner year for solar power installation in the United States, reports on the progress of solar power in the first quarter of 2017 have industry advocates hopeful…

Renewable Energy Outproduces Nuclear In The U.S.

Renewable Energy Outproduces Nuclear In The U.S.

Jun 09, 2017 at 16:07 | Ron Patterson

(Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge) The EIA released the latest edition of their Electric Power Monthly  on May…

China Completes World’s Biggest Floating Solar Farm

China Completes World’s Biggest Floating Solar Farm

Jun 01, 2017 at 11:27 | Irina Slav

Images of the Beijing smog and millions of people wearing masks to be able to breathe are among the more dramatic depictions of air pollution caused by excessive industrialization. Now…

Asia Aims For Total Dominance Of Global Solar Industry

Asia Aims For Total Dominance Of Global Solar Industry

May 30, 2017 at 14:55 | Haley Zaremba

This week the UK smashed its previous solar power record, powering nearly a quarter of the nation with solar energy thanks to sunny skies and relatively low demand. At…

Can Tesla’s Solar Roof Smash The Competition?

Can Tesla’s Solar Roof Smash The Competition?

May 11, 2017 at 15:44 | Nick Cunningham

To much fanfare, Tesla’s Elon Musk unveiled his company’s newest creation on Wednesday – the solar roof. Tesla’s new solar roof has the appearance of a traditional roof, with…

Solar Power To Threaten Conventional Power By 2020

Solar Power To Threaten Conventional Power By 2020

May 11, 2017 at 12:37 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

Researchers project that solar power will become cheaper than conventional, fossil fueled electric generating sources by 2020. (The researchers do not say that directly, but their numbers do.) But the…

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