Tagged Efficiency

Energy: 5 important facts

By Rafael Herzberg Energy: 5 important facts Liquefied natural gasPrices have dropped sharply in recent years Electric vehiclesIt has been exponentially increasing its market penetration Solar and windThese are two sources that have gained great importance in power matrices India and ChinaThey showed great development in the energy sector Energy efficiency in buildingsIt is a…

Perovskite/CIGS stacked solar cell reaches 25% efficiency in imec testing

By Kelly Pickerel Scientists from Hasselt University (Belgium), imec, VITO, EnergyVille and international partners within the PERCISTAND consortium have become the first to achieve an energy efficiency of 25% with a thin-film solar cell. This advancement shows that thin-film solar can generate as much energy as a traditional silicon solar cell. “We’ve achieved an energy…

Michigan Utility DTE Ordered to Seek Out More Renewables

By [email protected] Michigan’s two big investor-owned utilities, Consumers Energy and DTE Energy, have both committed to meeting state-mandated clean energy targets and retiring coal plants by 2040. But according to state regulators, DTE’s plan doesn’t pass muster. Last week, the Michigan Public Service Commission ordered DTE to redo its integrated resource plan (IRP), due to…

SMUD community solar approval threatens California new home solar mandate goals

By Kelsey Misbrener The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s (SMUD) Neighborhood SolarShares Program, a proposal for community solar under the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Code). In November 2019, the commission decided to table the decision after the solar industry said SMUD’s original proposal would undermine the new home…

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