Could a long-vacant cigarette factory in North Carolina build the rechargeable solar energy battery that will unlock the future of the clean energy economy? The Swiss-based Alevo Group launched the new battery technology on Tuesday. After spending $68.5m (£42.5m) for the factory, the group said it would spend up to $1bn to develop a system that would get rid of waste on the grid and expand the use of wind
Berkshire project owners to target water utilities with scheme to cut energy bills, reports BusinessGreen A farm in Berkshire has become the first in the UK to install a floating solar array, with the owners now targeting water utilities and reservoirs for further development. Sheeplands Farm near Wargrave switched on the 200kw solar array last month, which is located on a reservoir and is expected to slash the businesses’ carbon
An Australian National University (ANU) team has successfully replicated one of the crucial steps in photosynthesis, opening the way for sustainable energy biological systems powered by sunlight which could manufacture hydrogen as a fuel. "Water is abundant and so is sunlight. It is an exciting prospect to use them to create hydrogen, and do it cheaply and safely," said Dr Kastoori Hingorani, from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis
This could be a classic win-win solution: A system proposed by researchers at MIT recycles materials from discarded car batteries - a potential source of lead pollution - into new, long-lasting solar panels that provide renewable energy, emissions-free power. The system is described in a paper in the journal Energy and Environmental Science, co-authored by professors Angela M. Belcher and Paula T. Hammond, graduate student Po-Yen Chen, and three others.
Solar Royal, LLC announces PowerShield Power Conditioning System whole home surge protection with integrated power factor correction ($379 Retail).
AUSTIN, TEXAS (August 8, 2014) Solar Royal, LLC announces the launch of the first product in the line of PowerJOLT Energy Efficient Series products. The goal with the PowerJOLT Series is to be responsible to our environment by offering only the highest-quality products that create a healthy, efficient and energy-wise solution in both residential and commercial applications. The PowerShield Power Conditioning System protects electronics, saves money and conserves energy by
When you think about how fashion will work alongside technology in the future, it might be hard to break from science-fiction-heavy ideas. However, fashionably using solar, wind and even kinetic energy to charge devices, keep us connected and even donate our energy to non-profits is being explored by a number of design houses. Meg Grant, of Solar Fiber, says she and co-collaborators Aniela Hoitink, Marina Toeters, Ralf Jacobs, and Professor Derek Schlettwein from Giessen University
Around the world approximately 1.7 billion people still live off the grid, with no access to mains electricity. This comes with numerous problems, with lighting and access to income among the most pressing. Once the sun goes does down those off the grid are reliant on kerosene, which is not only hazardous but expensive. While mobile phone use is widespread off the grid, recharging can be a difficult process requiring a
Ask anyone, what makes a company and the right answer is the team. Jim Hudson has exceeded all expectations in bringing sales and customer relations to a new level. Jim has exceeded all expectations in bringing sales and customer relations to a new level. His years of experience are evident in how personable and attentive he interacts with both colleagues and customers. Jim is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of
According to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects, solar, biomass, and wind "units" provided 694 MW of new electrical generating capacity last month or 99.3% of all new generation placed in-service (the balance of 5 MW was provided by oil.) Twelve new solar units accounted for 504 MW or 72.1% of all new electrical generating capacity in October 2013 followed
Last week, for the first time in memory, the wholesale price of electricity in Queensland fell into negative territory – in the middle of the day. For several days the price, normally around $40-$50 a megawatt hour, hovered in and around zero. Prices were deflated throughout the week, largely because of the influence of one of the newest, biggest power stations in the state – rooftop solar. “Negative pricing” moves, as they are known, are