Washington's 150-MW Lund Hill Solar Farm Now Connected to Grid
Avangrid's 150-MW Lund Hill solar farm in Klickitat County, Washington, is now the state's largest solar PV plant. The facility is supplying Puget Sound Energy's Green Direct program, helping to reduce emissions and provide clean, reliable power to its customers.
Mar 1, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Washington, North America, PV Power Plant
New perovskite LED gives off a spin-polarized radiance
The addition of an unique brand-new perovskite layer has actually allowed researchers to create a "spin-polarized LED" without requiring a magnetic field or extremely reduced temperatures, potentially clearing the path to a boating of novel innovations.
Mar 17, 2021 // Technology, USA, NREL, Washington, perovskite, North America, Joseph Luther, Matthew Beard
Washington state reveals policies to guide utilities to carbon-free generation by 2045
Utilities running in the US state of Washington should remove coal-fired generation by the end of 2025 as well as resource 100% of their electricity from sustainable or non-carbon-emitting resources by 2045, according to new guidelines revealed by regulators.
Jan 12, 2021 // Markets & Finance News, Policy, USA, Washington, utilities, North America, legislation, pacific power, avista, puget sound energy
Tape-record high values of peak power with picosecond generators
Effective picosecond generators are in need in different fields of speculative electrophysics to create ultrashort electron beams as well as X-ray pulses in vacuum cleaner diodes and to develop runaway electron flows in gases.
Oct 15, 2020 // Technology, Storage, USA, Washington, North America, Sergei Rukin
REC Silicon sells last remnants of Moses Lake polysilicon
The Norwegian firm mothballed its Washington State facility greater than a year ago as well as is currently reliant on semiconductor-grade poly as well as silane gas generated at its fab in Butte, Montana-- a center for which business claims it has received plenty of interest from possible buyers.
Aug 5, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, USA, Washington, Europe, polysilicon, Montana, North America, Norway, REC Silicon
Inkjet printing manufacture leads method for functional perovskite solar cell manufacturing
Scientists from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have developed a brand-new manufacture strategy based on inkjet printing that might make it possible for quick, effective and also scalable production of perovskite solar cells.
Aug 3, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, USA, Washington, solar cell, perovskite, North America, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Helge Eggers, Inkjet printing, Ulrich W. Paetzold
Rare glassy metal found by researchers studying lithium batteries
Scientists have actually found a rare glassy steel that could aid scientists build extra effective batteries, according to a new research study published in the journal Nature Materials.
Jul 29, 2020 // Technology, Storage, USA, Washington, North America, University of California San Diego, Idaho National Laboratory, lithium batteries, Gorakh Pawar, Shirley Meng
REC Silicon hit by call-in of $17m loan related to failed wafer operation
Finnish lender Nordea has called in a NOK150 million indemnity loan thought to have been taken out by REC Silicon ASA as a result of the bankruptcy of its Norwegian wafer manufacturing arm seven years ago.
Dec 23, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, USA, Washington, Europe, North America, Norway, REC Silicon, Nordea
World’s Second-Largest Ferry Operator Switching From Diesel to Batteries
Washington State Ferries consumes as much fuel as a midsized airline.
Dec 2, 2019 // Storage, Transport, USA, ABB, Washington, UK, Europe, North America, Ian Sterling, Washington State Ferries
Straining to fix perovskite cells
A technique based on optical imaging has been used by an international research team to illuminate strains in lead halide perovskite solar cells without harming them. The scientists claim the approach helped them discover misorientation between microscopic perovskite crystals was the main cause of the strains.
Nov 2, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, USA, Washington, Europe, Netherlands, North America, perovskite cells, University of Washington, FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics, David Ginger
Several buyers keen on REC Silicon’s Butte facility, CTO tells PV Tech
Norwegian polysilicon manufacturer REC Silicon announced last Thursday it is considering selling its silane gas facility in Butte, in the US state of Montana.
Oct 9, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Washington, polysilicon, Montana, North America, REC Silicon, trade war, silane gas, James May
Clean Energy Policy Push Faces Steep Climb Ahead of 2020 Election
There’s no shortage of ideas for supporting renewables on Capitol Hill. Gridlock has experts doubtful of near-term progress.
Jul 18, 2019 // Storage, Policy, clean energy, USA, storage, Washington, ITC, Ron Wyden’s, America, Wetstone, PTC, Canadian Solar, North America