Oct 032017
 
Representatives from all segments of the solar industry, including American manufacturers, will tell the International Trade Commission (ITC) today that many of their employees will lose jobs under remedies proposed by Suniva and SolarWorld. The commission is holding its remedy hearing today and witnesses representing the solar industry will illustrate in personal terms how their companies will be affected by this case if the petitioners’ recommendations are imposed. SolarWorld and...
Oct 032017
 
German energy storage manufacturer sonnen Inc., a specialist in installed and working residential energy storage systems since 2010 and creator of the "sonnenCommunity," announced the "Puerto Rico Energy Security Initiative" (PRESI) to help bring energy security to Puerto Rico, where millions of Americans are currently without electricity. With over 21,000 actual working installations worldwide, sonnen's energy storage system is uniquely equipped to help provide...
Oct 032017
 
"The Solar Revolution is just starting," said Arno Smets, General Chairman of the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy and Exhibition (EU PVSEC), at the closing session of the world's largest scientific event, which took place in Amsterdam from 25 - 29 September 2017. "While solar power is already the lowest-cost power generation source in many regions of the world, beating coal and other conventional energy sources and quickly growing, its share is still very small, in the...
Oct 022017
 
The latest issue of the US Energy Information's (EIA) "Monthly Energy Review " (with data through June 30, 2017) reveals that domestic production and use of renewable energy sources (i.e., biofuels, biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) continued to show strong growth during the first half of the year as the consumption of both nuclear power and fossil fuels declined. pRenewables accounted for 13.49% of domestic energy production during the first half of 2017 compared...
Oct 022017
 
In their quest for new materials for solar windows with ubiquitous tint, UbiQD, a company based in Los Alamos, New Mexico (US), has developed less toxic quantum dots. “We make quantum dots based on benign elements like copper, zinc, and sulfur, as opposed to the typically toxic ones made from cadmium, lead, or phosphorus,” says Hunter McDaniel, PhD, founder and CEO of UbiQD, which stands for ubiquitous quantum dots. The advanced materials have low-self absorption and...