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Corvus Energy powers the first all-electric harbor tugboat in the US
12 Jul 2024 at 6:40pm
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 11, 2024 Corvus Energy has supplied the battery system for the Crowley eWolf, the first fully electric ship assist harbor tugboat in the United States. The innovative eWolf tug, designed by Crowley and built by Master Boat Builders, will operate in the Port of San Diego, California. It features an integrated electrical propulsion system from ABB that incorporates a Corvus battery system. b>C

Hexagonal Perovskite Oxides as Advanced Electrolytes for Protonic Ceramic Fuel Cells
12 Jul 2024 at 6:40pm
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 09, 2024 by Riko Seibo Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jul 09, 2024 In a notable advancement in fuel cell technology, researchers from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have identified hexagonal perovskite-related Ba5R2Al2SnO13 oxides (R = rare earth metal) as promising materials with high proton conductivity and thermal stability. Their unique crystal structure and numerous oxygen vacancies enable full hy

Solutions to optimize the use of solar energy in irrigation communities
12 Jul 2024 at 6:40pm
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Jul 08, 2024 Irrigation communities are striving to make their activities more sustainable both environmentally and economically. Energy self-sufficiency is emerging as a promising solution for the future of agriculture. In 2019, the Lower Guadalquivir Valley Irrigation Community, which spans nearly 19,000 hectares and serves over 2,000 irrigators, began using solar energy with a 6-megawatt photovoltaic plan

New lithium plant inaugurated in Argentina
12 Jul 2024 at 6:40pm
Salta, Argentina (AFP) July 3, 2024 French mining group Eramet and China's Tsingshan on Wednesday inaugurated a lithium production plant in Argentina to supply the booming electric car industry. The site in the northwestern province of Salta represents an investment of $870 million dollars, Eramet said. The plant is not a traditional mine nor one of the environmentally damaging salt flats from which the metal used in elec

Giant clams may hold the answers to making solar energy more efficient
12 Jul 2024 at 6:40pm
New Haven CT (SPX) Jul 03, 2024 Solar panel and biorefinery designers could learn a thing or two from iridescent giant clams living near tropical coral reefs, according to a new Yale-led study. This is because giant clams have precise geometries - dynamic, vertical columns of photosynthetic receptors covered by a thin, light-scattering layer - that may just make them the most efficient solar energy systems on Earth.

Rutgers selects SolarEdge for Agrivoltaics Research and Development
12 Jul 2024 at 6:40pm
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 03, 2024 SolarEdge Technologies reports that its technology has been selected by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, as part of an innovative research and demonstration program to explore the potential of dual use agrivoltaics (the combination of agricultural production and solar energy generation simultaneously on the same land) for farmers across the state. Rutgers research will assist t

Moving Beyond the 80-year-old Solar Cell Equation
12 Jul 2024 at 6:40pm
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jul 03, 2024 Physicists from Swansea University and bo Akademi University have made a significant breakthrough in solar cell technology by developing a new analytical model that improves the understanding and efficiency of thin-film photovoltaic (PV) devices. For nearly eight decades, the so-called Shockley diode equation has explained how current flows through solar cells; the electrical current that

Hydrovolt to open battery recycling facility in France
12 Jul 2024 at 6:40pm
Oslo (AFP) July 2, 2024 Norwegian battery recycling firm Hydrovolt said Tuesday that it will expand internationally by opening a facility in France, boosting a nascent hub for producing electric vehicle batteries. The facility will open in the town of Hordain in what is becoming known as France's Battery Valley, as four major battery production facilities are set to open. "This is a big milestone for Hydrovol

Protestors rally against Serbian lithium mine
12 Jul 2024 at 6:40pm
Loznica, Serbia (AFP) June 28, 2024 Thousands of demonstrators gathered in western Serbia to protest the opening of a controversial lithium mining project that has been halted for years by protests over environmental fears. The rally comes after President Aleksandar Vucic told The Financial Times this month that Serbia could begin mining lithium as early as 2028 following new guarantees from Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio T

Trump would 'irreparably' damage pace of clean tech roll out: Kerry
12 Jul 2024 at 6:40pm
London (AFP) June 27, 2024 Veteran US diplomat John Kerry warned Thursday that the need to quickly and widely deploy climate technology to curb planet-heating emissions would be "hurt irreparably" by a Donald Trump presidency. Kerry said a re-elected Trump could not stop investment and innovation in clean technology, but could frustrate it at a critical time when deep reductions to emissions are urgently needed. "

Swedish police investigate deaths of electric car battery plant workers
12 Jul 2024 at 6:40pm
Stockholm (AFP) June 27, 2024 Swedish police will investigate whether the unexplained deaths of three electric car battery factory workers are linked, the force said Thursday. Though the police said they do not suspect foul play, the deaths have cast a shadow over one of Europe's leading electric battery producers, with Japanese car giant Toyota pulling its workers from the plant in response. Three people at Swedish

Western tariffs a 'challenge' for China's battery giant CATL
12 Jul 2024 at 6:40pm
Dalian, China (AFP) June 27, 2024 An executive from China's battery giant CATL said on Thursday that Western tariffs tied to electric vehicles present a "challenge" for the firm, and are bad for customers too. Citing unfair competition, the European Union is due to impose hefty tariffs on Chinese-made EVs by July 4, after Washington increased duties on the sector last month. Canada suggested this week it might also follo


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Global Renewable Energy Capacity Surging to New Heights
21 Jul 2023 at 12:53pm
by Ryan Regan
Russia’s prolonged war in Ukraine roiled global energy markets, forcing fossil fuel prices up, and helped cement energy security as a dominant policy area focus in Europe and beyond. These trends and the continued price competitiveness of renewable energy are combining to boost global solar and wind capacity to historic heights. IEA Report Outlines Record […] The post Global Renewable Energy Capacity Surging to New Heights appeared first on Solar Tribune.

Texas Emerges as Solar’s Latest Hotspot As Legislative Threats Emerge
16 May 2023 at 1:51pm
by Ryan Regan
California has long been the state where the solar industry has shined the brightest across residential, commercial, and utility-scale markets. That fact largely remains true today, but Texas is emerging as an ascendant solar energy powerhouse that is poised to give a major lift to national renewable energy generation goals. Texas Solar Capacity Hits Peak […] The post Texas Emerges as Solar’s Latest Hotspot As Legislative Threats Emerge appeared first on Solar Tribune.

Solar Manufacturing Growth Picks up in U.S.
6 Feb 2023 at 7:04pm
by Ryan Regan
Manufacturers of solar panels, inverters, and related solar energy components have overwhelmingly been based in China over recent decades as few countries around the World could compete with China’s combined natural resource and low-cost manufacturing advantages. While China’s supply chain stranglehold is likely to persistent for some time, recently announced investments by solar manufacturers in […] The post Solar Manufacturing Growth Picks up in U.S. appeared first on Solar Tribune.

Floating Solar Panels Sail Forward
7 Dec 2022 at 3:43am
by Ryan Regan
As solar energy has become more mainstream, solar panels have found their way onto more and more unique places, from theme parks to airports to old landfill sites. Floating solar panels offer an even more creative use for solar that fundamentally alters conventional assumptions about solar generation opportunities. How Do They Work? Solar panels themselves […] The post Floating Solar Panels Sail Forward appeared first on Solar Tribune.

NIMBYism Threatens to Stymie Solar Progress
27 Oct 2022 at 5:32pm
by Ryan Regan
The solar industry has arguably never been in a better position in the wake of the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). A rise in NIMBY-inspired land-use policies, however, is threatening to disrupt some of that optimism. A Worrying Trend The passage of the IRA is a seminal moment for the solar industry that […] The post NIMBYism Threatens to Stymie Solar Progress appeared first on Solar Tribune.

IRA Passage Ushers in New Era of Stability for Solar Industry
13 Sep 2022 at 5:50pm
by Ryan Regan
It only took Congress 34 years, but a federal law to meaningfully address the harmful effects of climate change – the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) – finally passed the body and was signed into law by the President just weeks ago. The first congressional hearings on climate change were held way back in 1988, and […] The post IRA Passage Ushers in New Era of Stability for Solar Industry appeared first on Solar Tribune.

Global Heat Wave Puts Solar Panels to the Test
2 Aug 2022 at 5:27pm
by Ryan Regan
July was a scorcher of a month, with many countries and prominent cities across the world experiencing record-breaking temps. You may think that this was good news for the world’s solar industry as the Sun was seemingly working in overdrive, but in fact, blazing temps can greatly complicate solar generation efforts. This year’s hot summer […] The post Global Heat Wave Puts Solar Panels to the Test appeared first on Solar Tribune.

Rooftop solar: Good for the economy, good for the grid
27 Jul 2022 at 4:29pm
by Rebecca Snow
Solar continues to create jobs, investment, economic development and grid resilience while reducing energy costs for utilities, businesses, industry and consumers. It reduces the environmental impact on air, water and carbon.  And amazingly, it can be placed atop your house. Guest Post by Tim Echols, Originally posted in the Athens Banner-Herald Tim Echols is Vice-Chair of the Georgia Public Service […] The post Rooftop solar: Good for the economy, good for the grid appeared first on Solar Tribune.

Solar Panels Helping Old Landfills Embrace a Greener Future
30 Jun 2022 at 12:53pm
by Ryan Regan
As the solar industry has matured over recent decades, solar panels have found their way onto more and more unusual places. Cars, lakes, airports, and Disney World are just a few examples. Although notably less sexy than those examples, solar arrays placed on capped landfills are definitely becoming “a thing” that continues to gather more […] The post Solar Panels Helping Old Landfills Embrace a Greener Future appeared first on Solar Tribune.

The Rise of Agrivoltaics
3 Jun 2022 at 6:18pm
by Ryan Regan
Once upon a time, a common argument by solar energy skeptics was that expansive solar farms would overtake large swaths of American farmland, to the eventual detriment of American farmers seeking to grow crops or raise livestock. The industry has grown and matured in such a way that not only rebuffs this concern but shows […] The post The Rise of Agrivoltaics appeared first on Solar Tribune.

The Solar Powered Cars are Coming…Sort of
4 May 2022 at 6:26pm
by Ryan Regan
The electric vehicle and solar energy markets are both simultaneously growing at record clips, which begs the question, why haven’t cars powered entirely by the sun taken root as the next big thing? On the surface, the prospect of a car powered by an infinite and free power source that is never “off” sounds like […] The post The Solar Powered Cars are Coming…Sort of appeared first on Solar Tribune.

Cleaning Innovations Key to Solar PV Efficiency
2 Apr 2022 at 1:30pm
by Ryan Regan
The efficiency of a solar energy system’s individual PV panels and the amount of sun exposure that said panels receive play a pivotal role in the system’s over ability to harness solar energy. Keeping the surface of the solar panel clean is critical to achieving optimal efficiency and getting the most out of your system. […] The post Cleaning Innovations Key to Solar PV Efficiency appeared first on Solar Tribune.


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