Renewable energy took another step forward in Hawaii this week as another solar power plant was activated on the island of Maui.
SCHMID and Fraunhofer Institute are working to create new production lines for building integrated solar that significantly lower the cost of making exterior solar modules.
Nissan has partnered with Eaton, a US corporation, to bring residential storage battery systems to customers in the UK. We’ve reported on this partnership a few times over the years, but the product — xStorage — is now close to hitting homes. There’s also a business-scale product available. There are already 850,000 rooftop solar systems in the UK. Experts expect energy storage will become extremely popular with people who have existing solar installations as government support for solar energy wanes.…
A team of female high school engineering students at San Fernando High School have collaborated on the design of a solar powered tent to provide shelter for the homeless. The girls utilized insulated fabric and solar panels for their tent design, which also includes a safety locking system and a UV system to help sanitize it. Among the tasks that went into completing the solar tent were coding, electrical wiring, and sewing. The work was promoted by a $10,000 Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam…
The latest report ranks New Orleans 9th among US cities for installed solar power per capita, thanks to a commitment to solar power made by the city council 3 years ago.
A new office building in Edmonton, Canada will feature 500 solar panels on the south wall and large windows on the north wall. Together they are expected to meet 80% of the building’s energy needs.
Scientists in Korea have claimed a new world record for the efficiency of the perovskite solar cell they have created in the lab. They think the breakthrough will contribute to a wider acceptance of PSC in the commercial world.
Swedish Solar of Orlando, Florida is the only company offering a solar panel awning system for the exterior of buildings. They can provide solar power for homes that are not suitable for traditional rooftop systems while adding beauty to any home.
Germany’s Sonnen Battery is opening an office in Atlanta to serve as its US headquarters for its residential battery storage sales and operations center. Sonnen uses LiFePo battery chemistry, the safest option of residential use.