Daily Archives: August 22, 2016

Another Rooftop Solar Victory for Consumers

By Press Release El Paso Electric, which serves 300,000 customers in Texas, had proposed adding a demand charge and a $15 monthly customer charge for customers with rooftop solar. The post Another Rooftop Solar Victory for Consumers appeared first on Solar Thermal Magazine. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Solar Thermal Magazine

Australian scientists just set a new solar power efficiency record

By Abigale Sherman Scientists at the Australian National University have set a world record for efficiency for a solar thermal dish generating steam for power stations. The team halved energy losses and achieved a 97 percent conversion of sunlight into steam through a new receiver for a solar concentrator dish. This beats commercial systems by…

Hybrid Sales Rising Globally, Says Toyota

By Jeff Cobb Media reports have seen hybrid-electric vehicles playing second fiddle to plug-ins, their U.S. sales have certainly declined, but the global market is on the rise. The source of this report is the automaker with the most to gain or lose – Toyota, which owns more than 80 percent of the global market…

Does Geothermal Energy Production Cause Earthquakes?

By Seismological Society of America High heat flow through the crust in the Salton Trough makes it an attractive area for geothermal energy production, with four active geothermal fields that together generate more than 650 megawatts of power. The post Does Geothermal Energy Production Cause Earthquakes? appeared first on Solar Thermal Magazine. Read Full Article…

Using Fungi to Recycle Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Batteries

By American Chemical Society Now, a team of researchers is turning to naturally occurring fungi to drive an environmentally friendly recycling process to extract cobalt and lithium from tons of waste batteries. The post Using Fungi to Recycle Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Batteries appeared first on Solar Thermal Magazine. Read Full Article Here For more great articles:…

New Nanomaterial Could Make Fuel Cells Cheaper and More Efficient

By Washington State University Washington State University researchers have developed a novel nanomaterial that could improve the performance and lower the costs of fuel cells by using fewer precious metals like platinum or palladium. The post New Nanomaterial Could Make Fuel Cells Cheaper and More Efficient appeared first on Solar Thermal Magazine. Read Full Article…

Unitarian Congregation Sues For Right To Install Solar As A Religious Freedom

By Aisha Abdelhamid Originally published on EdenKeeper. First Parish Unitarians are crying ‘foul’ over a recent denial to allow solar panels on the rooftop of their iconic church in Bedford, Massachusetts. Declaring the Historic District Commission’s (HDC) decision was “legally untenable, unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious,” the congregation has filed a suit against the Town of…

Breakthrough Solar Vapor Generator from MIT Researchers

By Massachusetts Institute of Technology The design, which the researchers call a “solar vapor generator,” requires no expensive mirrors or lenses to concentrate the sunlight, but instead relies on a combination of relatively low-tech materials to capture ambient sunlight and concentrate it as heat. The post Breakthrough Solar Vapor Generator from MIT Researchers appeared first…

Ginlong presents Solis residential and commercial solar inverters at SPI in Las Vegas

By Kathie Zipp Ginlong Technologies, a global string inverter manufacturer, will be presenting inverter solutions at Solar Power International 2016. Highlighted at the Ginlong Solis Booth will be: Solis 6K-10K US Single Phase Inverters with industry leading 3 and 4 MPPT designs in a high-power-density, compact package. Featuring high-frequency switching technology and fan-less natural convection…

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