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Emerging Technologies, Energy Economics, Renewable Energy

Bridging The Solar Energy Gap Through Federal Assistance Programs

June 27, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

The number of residential solar photovoltaics (PV) installations continues to increase across the United States. But that increase is slower for low-income households, who made up 23% of solar adopters as of 2022. A new technical report and other resources […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Biofuel from kudzu vines and branches boosts energy efficiency

June 26, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Leftover branches and kudzu vines from logging are repurposed as carbon-neutral fuel to generate electricity. Dr. Kyoungseon Min’s research team at the Gwangju Clean Energy Research Center of the Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) has developed a technology to […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

U.S. Department of Energy: $63.5 Million to Support Commercialization of Transformative Energy Technologies

June 25, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

In support of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $63.5 million for four transformative technologies through the Seeding Critical Advances for Leading Energy technologies with Untapped Potential (SCALEUP) program. The four projects […]


News and Policies, World

Researchers propose measures to optimize battery recycling

June 24, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

A team headed by Prof. Stephan von Delft from the University of Münster has been looking at what effects different strategies for achieving a circular economy with lithium, cobalt and nickel for electric vehicles will have on the demand for […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

USA Solar Panel Manufacturing Capacity Soared 71% in Q1 2024

June 7, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

A record-setting 11 gigawatts (GW) of new solar module manufacturing capacity came online in the United States during Q1 2024, the largest quarter of solar manufacturing growth in American history. According to the U.S. Solar Market Insight Q2 2024 report […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Some countries could meet their total electricity needs from floating solar panels, research shows

June 4, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Floating solar photovoltaic panels could supply all the electricity needs of some countries, new research has shown. The study, by researchers from Bangor and Lancaster Universities and the UK Center for Ecology & Hydrology, aimed to calculate the global potential […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Report finds EU wind and solar capacity up nearly two-thirds since 2019

June 3, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

The capacity for wind and solar energy in the European Union increased by 65% from 2019 to 2023, with Germany making the largest contribution, according to an analysis by energy think tank Ember. The report stated that Germany accounted for […]


Energy Economics

US to fund Moldova BESS and grid upgrades to increase energy independence

June 3, 2024

Via: Energy Storage News

The US will provide US$85 million in foreign aid to the Republic of Moldova for battery energy storage system (BESS) projects, as well as high voltage transmission line upgrades, secretary of state Anthony Blinken said last week (29 May). The […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Extending the lifespan of lithium-metal batteries using a fluorinated ether diluent

May 24, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

The design of battery technologies with increasingly longer lifespans could help to meet the growing needs of the electronics and automotive industry. Lithium (Li) batteries are the most widely used rechargeable batteries worldwide. Thus, devising strategies that can increase their […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Congress Wants to Solve Nuclear Waste. The Solutions Are Known. 

May 23, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

It’s welcome that the U.S. House of Representatives in April revived policy discussions over nuclear waste. Our organizations support nuclear energy as a tool of economic opportunity and emissions reduction, and we believe that nuclear’s sustainable expansion is necessary for […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Smart Software Bolsters Utility-Scale Solar Projects

May 20, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The solar industry is on a continuous innovation curve — driving advancements, pushing boundaries, and harnessing solar energy’s power to increase returns and drive down the lower levelized cost of energy (LCOE). Stakeholders across the solar value chain have a […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

New, electricity-free desalination method shows promise

May 20, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Researchers from The Australian National University have proposed a new method for desalinating water that avoids many of the unwanted side effects of traditional desalinating techniques and that reduces the energy required by about 80%. Freshwater is becoming a critical […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Scientists determine disorder improves lithium-ion battery life

May 8, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

What determines the cycle life of batteries? And, more importantly, how can we extend it? An international research team led by TU Delft has discovered that local disorder in the oxide cathode material increases the number of times Li-ion batteries […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Updated Home Energy Efficiency Standards Could Affect 1 in 4 Homes

May 6, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

On April 25, the US Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Agriculture (USDA) announced final energy efficiency standards for new home construction. The refreshed standards will impact up to a quarter of all new homes nationwide and will […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

How the Massive Growth in Solar Power Is Affecting Power Grids

May 1, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) reported in March that the U.S. solar industry installed 32.4 GWdc of capacity in 2023, a remarkable 51% increase compared to 2022. It was the industry’s biggest year by far, exceeding 30 GWdc of […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

How to Provide Reliable and Resilient Electricity Amid Today’s Changing Climate

April 22, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The United Nations has gone on record to spotlight the negative effects of climate change that have affected the world in recent years. The group stated, “destructive storms have become more intense and more frequent in many regions … while […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Natural Gas Isn’t Burning Nearly As Cleanly As We Thought

March 19, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

Remember those golden days when natural gas was a clean-burning bridge fuel, a nice way to reduce emissions as we ditched coal and switched to renewables? It was such a pleasant fantasy, while it lasted. Remember how the USA has […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Renewables & Electric Cars Helped Limit Increases Of Carbon Emissions In 2023

March 6, 2024

Via: CleanTechnica

The latest report from the IEA (International Energy Agency) says the increase in global greenhouse gas emissions would have been much greater in 2023 were it not for renewable energy and electric cars. As it was, emissions went up 1.1%, […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, World

Innovative electricity system balancing tool helps keep Britain’s lights on

March 5, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

A new cutting-edge tool developed in collaboration with researchers from the University of Strathclyde is helping to revolutionize the real-time balancing of Britain’s electricity network. Energy experts at the University teamed up with the Electricity System Operator (ESO) to design […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Elements Green wraps up talks on 800MW site

March 1, 2024

Via: reNews

Elements Green has completed the stage one consultation for its 800MW Great North Road solar farm north-west of Newark. The consultation aimed to present early-stage proposals, and allow local communities to influence the scheme from an early stage. The consultation […]