In search of a golden mean for boosting battery performance
The research team from Rice University has found out that too many defects intentionally created in crystalline lattice can lead to lithium-ion battery degradation.
Jan 15, 2020 // Technology, Storage, USA, North America, lithium-ion battery, Rice University, lithium-ion cells
EV Charging Stations To Be Seen On Google Map
A new filter feature has been added on Google map. The filter can now classify Electric vehicle charging stations depending on the plug available. Note that different manufacturers use varying charging connectors. For instance Nissan utilizes CHADEMO while VW and BMW use CCS plug. On the other hand, TESLA uses its own instrumentation in charging cars.
Dec 20, 2019 // Software, BMW, TESLA, ev charging, Google Map, Nissan, VW
Voltalia gets developmental approval for 40 MW solar project in UK
France’s power producer has obtained approval for development of a Dorset-based 40-megawatt solar-plus-storage park.
Jan 30, 2020 // Storage, France, UK, Voltalia, solar pv, Europe
Ranger Power looks for buyer after getting solar energy site approved
Ranger Power will search for a buyer of its 230 million dollar solar site in eastern Lincoln.
Oct 2, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance, Ranger Power, Lincoln, Dan Parson, David Cary
Newly discovered molecules capture the whole light spectrum
American researchers have found new molecules able to make use of the whole visible light range. Rhodium is effective at both absorbing the light and catalyzing the process of converting sunlight into hydrogen. The latter is suitable for usage as climate-safe fuel.
Jan 23, 2020 // Technology, USA, Solar Panels, hydrogen, North America, Rhodium
The leading solar panel supplier is accused of contraband from China
The accusation has been brought against IBC Solar of importing the Chinese photovoltaic modules declared in the wrong way, which has resulted in nonpayment of about €23m duties. Both the headquarters and the top management’s homes have been subject to search.
Nov 25, 2019 // Solar, Germany, China, pv modules, Europe, Asia, IBC Solar, contraband
Solar Water Farm developed by GivePower provides 35,000 Kenyan residents with drinkable water daily
The innovative solar-powered solution for turning salty water into fresh water suitable for consumption has been installed in Kenyan village of Kiunga, on the Indian Ocean Coast.
Nov 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Kenya, GivePower, Africa
New technology for flexible and efficient PV panels
A scientific team from Saudi Arabia has proved that silicon-based PV cells can be efficient and stretchable at the same time. The innovative solution can be used in artificial skin or flexible e-devices.
Dec 30, 2019 // Technology, Saudi Arabia, PV panels, Asia, PV cells, flexible e-devices
French postal service aims to deliver stable energy bill using renewables
The La Poste Group wants one or more green corporate PPAs, to be procured through a tender. The postal service wants to hedge against volatile energy prices.
Sep 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, France, tender, Europe, La Poste Group
Korean player to help deploy utility-scale PV plant in the Philippines
Deal documents have been signed for the Philippines to add a utility-scale solar project towards the southwest, a plant set be deployed by a foreign construction player.
Sep 10, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, pv power plants, Asia, Philippines, Amatera Renewable Energy Corp, Charles Ji, tpc construction, moa
AI To Go For the Best Solar Perovskites
A team of researchers in the US is using machine learning technology to optimize the composition of the material. It will help to predict the performance of perovskite solar cells and design strategies. According to the research conducted by 2000 peers, they reviewed perovskite publications which allowed them to collect over 300 data points.
Dec 18, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing, USA, perovskite, North America, University of Central Florida, Javan Thomas, Sollar Cells
KORE Power will start a 10-GWh lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in the United States
KORE Power today announced its intentions to build a lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in the United States to support global growth efforts for its Mark 1 Energy Storage System.
Oct 22, 2019 // Storage, USA, China, Asia, North America, lithium-ion battery, KORE Power, Lindsay Gorrill
A new material for the battery of the future, made in UCLouvain
Renewable sources of energy such as wind or photovoltaic are intermittent. The production peaks do not necessarily follow the demand peaks. Storing green energy is therefore essential to moving away from fossil fuels. The energy produced by photovoltaic cells is stored during the day and by wind-power when the wind blows to be used later on when needed.
Jul 26, 2019 // Storage, storage, UCLouvain, LTPS, Li-ion batteries
Scientists double down on hydrogen production
A team of scientists led by the University of Glasgow has discovered a more efficient method of splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen using electricity which it says could almost double the amount of hydrogen produced per millivolt.
Oct 31, 2019 // Technology, Storage, Solar to Fuel, Europe, Glasgow, Alexey Ganin, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
HOMER Grid software upgrade includes demand response modeling
HOMER Energy’s software for modeling the economic and engineering feasibility of grid-tied hybrid renewable energy systems now includes the capability to model the economic benefits of participation in demand response contracts.
Jul 24, 2019 // Software, HOMER Energy’s software, HOMER, SEPA, HOMER Grid