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How many states make economic sense for commercial energy storage right now?

How many states make economic sense for commercial energy storage right now?

July 26, 2016 at 12:37 pm 1 comment

According to a recent report from GTM Research, The Economics of Commercial Energy Storage, which analyzed rate structures across 51 utilities to determine the opportunity for demand charge management for commercial energy storage customers, the economics were only attractive in about seven U.S. states. But that number is expected to grow toRead More

PV manufacturers investing $5 billion in capacity, tech upgrades

PV manufacturers investing $5 billion in capacity, tech upgrades

March 9, 2016 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

An obstacle in the way of massive solar growth around the world is having the capacity to meet the demand. The solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing sector is ready to meet this challenge as it looks to increase capital expenditure (capex) on new factories and technologies in 2016 by more than 60Read More

Researchers improve efficiency of organic PV cells to 15 percent

Researchers improve efficiency of organic PV cells to 15 percent

February 22, 2016 at 4:00 pm Comments are Disabled

A patented breakthrough by researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology improves the efficiency of organic photovoltaic cells by 50 percent, and could someday provide a huge boost its viability to become a major source of solar energy. The researchers recently published their findings in the Journal of Applied Physics. Organic photovoltaicRead More

Science nerds: New way of seeing electrons cool off discovered, has implications for solar cells

Science nerds: New way of seeing electrons cool off discovered, has implications for solar cells

January 20, 2016 at 2:31 pm 1 comment

You care about solar technology, so it is possible you are a science nerd. This is OK to admit, and as one, you will find this interesting: Two University of California, Riverside, assistant professors of physics are among a team of researchers that have developed a new way of seeingRead More

GlobalData: Renewables to be fastest growing power source in U.S. next decade, barring changes in policy

GlobalData: Renewables to be fastest growing power source in U.S. next decade, barring changes in policy

December 15, 2015 at 2:24 pm 4 comments

Non-hydro renewable energy will be the fastest-growing power source in the U.S. over the next decade,  according to consulting firm GlobalData. The report is not surprising considering the current environment, with installed capacity predicted to increase from 121.9 GW in 2015 to 216 GW in 2025, representing a Compound AnnualRead More

UCLA promotes advances in perovskite solar cell commercial viability

UCLA promotes advances in perovskite solar cell commercial viability

October 19, 2015 at 9:48 am 1 comment

UCLA professor Yang Yang, member of the California NanoSystems Institute, is a renowned innovator of solar cell technology whose team in recent years has developed next-generation solar cells constructed of perovskite, which has a decent efficiency converting sunlight to electricity. Despite this success, the delicate nature of perovskite — a veryRead More