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Clean Power

Top 2019 Solar Trends Foretold By IHS

Published on February 21st, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

Solar energy analysts at IHS Markit have identified the Top Solar Trends in 2019, including globalization, photovoltaics+storage, panel evolution, China and other hot spots... Read More


Cars

Where Will Electrify America Drive “The Golden Spike?”

Published on February 20th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Nine months after their first station came online, we are starting to see the Electrify America network come together. As more stations come online, it’s looking like a three-way race to see which transcontinental route for EV rapid charging will open first. Just as with the original transcontinental railroads, today's transcontinental EV routes will improve safety and save lives... Read More


Clean Power

Record 29% Concentrating Solar Cell Aims At Low-Cost Manufacturing

Published on February 20th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

A novel combination of high-grade spacecraft solar cell material and advanced light-concentrating lenses has yielded solar panels with a record 29% efficiency that may become available for general rooftop use by 2022. The crux in the commercialization of the planar optical micro-tracking technology will be cost-controlling manufacturing process, which is the current stage of study for Insolight, the cell developer... Read More


Clean Transport

34 Emerging Market Countries Where Electrification Is A Great Idea

Published on February 20th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

Electrification is a key step to creating low-carbon cities. Replacing fossil fuel-powered vehicles, stoves, furnaces with electric alternatives reduces emissions and creates a host of other benefits. But not all cities are equally suitable for electrification. In some cases, electrification is impractical or can actually increase greenhouse gas emissions... Read More


Clean Power

The Polar Vortex And The Green New Deal: Theory Vs. Reality

Published on February 20th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Researchers at Wood Mackenzie studied electricity usage in the US during the recent polar vortex weather event and determined that there is insufficient renewable energy resources and battery storage available at present to keep the electrical grid operating during such times of high stress. ... Read More


Clean Power

SunPower Reports Mixed Q4 & Full-Year 2018 Results

Published on February 20th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Silicon Valley solar manufacturer SunPower published its Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2018 financial results last week revealing relatively mixed results across the board, showing quarterly growth but well down on yearly metrics and falling well below market consensus. ... Read More


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