12 Oct 2021
CalWave Successfully Commissions Open Water Wave Energy Pilot
CalWave successfully commissioned its CalWave x1 off the coast of San Diego. This milestone event marks the beginning of California's first at-sea, long-duration wave energy pilot operating fully submerged.
9 Sep 2021
US Solar Energy to Generate More Power in 2035 Than All Homes Use Now
The Solar Futures Study details the significant role solar will play in decarbonizing the nation's power grid. The study shows that by 2035, solar energy has the potential to power 40% of the nation's electricity, drive deep decarbonization of the grid, and employ as much as 1.5 million people—without raising electricity prices.
16 Aug 2021
NREL's Thermoplastic Blade Research Dives Deep
National Renewable Energy Laboratory researchers have been exploring the use of thermoplastic composite materials for wind turbines for several years, but they have only just begun to scrape the surface of how these materials perform underwater. For the first time in history, thermoplastic composite blades, which have the potential to revolutionize the marine energy industry, are being tested on a large-scale tidal power turbine.
18 Jun 2021
Swift Solar USA
SAN CARLOS, Calif., Dec. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Solar PV technology company Swift Solar announced today that it secured more than $8 million in Series Seed 2 funding, with an additional $1.5 million expected to close soon, for a total of $9.6 million.
27 May 2021
GE Unveils 12 MW Floating Wind Turbine Concept
GE researchers unveiled details of an ongoing two-year, $4 MM project to design and develop advanced controls to support a 12 MW Floating Offshore Wind Turbine.
8 Apr 2021
SolarWindow Sets New Record, Doubling Its Power Conversion Efficiency
SolarWindow Technologies Inc has more than doubled its prior certified performance, also achieving the highest independently-certified power conversion efficiency of previous organic photovoltaic devices fabricated at the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
28 Dec 2020
Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells on Threshold of 30% Efficiency
An HZB team has published a report in the journal Science on the development of its current world record of 29.15% efficiency for a tandem solar cell made of perovskite and silicon. The tandem cell provided stable performance for 300 hours - even without encapsulation. To accomplish this, the group headed by Prof. Steve Albrecht investigated physical processes at the interfaces to improve the transport of the charge carriers.
22 Dec 2020
Oxford PV Hits New World Record for Solar Cell
Revolutionary perovskite solar technology has set a new world record for the amount of the sun's energy that can be converted into electricity by a single solar cell.
18 Dec 2020
Transparent Electronics: $20 Billion Market Comes into Sight
The new IDTechEx report, "Transparent Electronics Materials, Applications, Markets 2021-2041" describes a market that will be well above $20 billion in 2041 with a substantial possible upside.
17 Dec 2020
First Solar's Photovoltaic Technology Completes 25 Years of Testing
Determining how many years a solar panel will last can take, well, years. Intended to function for 25 years or more, solar panels must be made to withstand the elements. In some cases, panels continue working well after their planned operational lifetime.
26 Oct 2020
Thermochromic Window Reduces Need for Air Con, Generates Electricity
Scientists report a breakthrough in developing a next-generation thermochromic window that not only reduces the need for air conditioning but simultaneously generates electricity.
13 Oct 2020
Untapped Potential Exists for Blending Hydropower, Floating PV
Hybrid systems of floating solar panels and hydropower plants may hold the technical potential to produce a significant portion of the electricity generated annually across the globe.
22 Jul 2020
Brilliant Matters is a Canadian company that develops and manufactures organic semiconductors for the printed electronics market. The company offers products and services mainly aimed at the organic photovoltaic (OPV) and organic photodiode (OPD) markets, focusing on purity and reproducibility.
17 Jul 2020
Raynergy Tek is a speciality chemical company based in Taiwan. They manufacture commercial quantities of semiconducting materials for organic photovoltaic (OPV) and organic photodiode (OPD) applications. This profile is based on a discussion with Raynergy Tek CEO Dr. Phoebe Tan on July 9 2020.