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Fast Company Recognizes Accela and NREL’s SolarAPP+ as a ‘World Changing Idea’

Cloud solutions provider Accela has announced that the online solar permitting platform launched in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) SolarAPP+ was selected by Fast Company for its World Changing Ideas Award 2022. SolarAPP+ implies ‘Solar Automated Permit Processing Plus.’ The Fast Company World Changing Idea Awards honors […]

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New Intl Consortium to Advance High-Tech Mirrors Used in Solar Plants

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), joined by partners at Sandia National Laboratories and the Australian Solar Thermal Research Institute, has announced the launch of the Heliostat Consortium (HelioCon): an international effort to drive down the cost of heliostats. HelioCon seeks to emphasise the significance of heliostats as a key […]

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NREL Researchers Offer Guidance for Solar Systems To Last

Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have laid out a cost-effective five-point plan to improve the reliability of solar panels in light of extreme weather, rapid innovation, and extremely competitive prices. In a commentary piece published in the journal Nature, Dirk Jordan, Teresa Barnes, Nancy Haegel, and Ingrid Repins urge the solar industry […]

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NREL Study Chalks Out Plan for Zero-carbon Grid Using Solar

By 2035, solar energy has the potential to power 40% of the USA’s electricity, drive deep decarbonisation of the grid, and employ as much as 1.5 million people—without raising electricity prices, finds a new study released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The study titled “Solar Futures Study” calls for massive and equitable deployment […]

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India’s Energy Storage Tech Capacity to Reach 180-800 GW by 2050

During the last decade, the cost of energy storage technologies, primarily lithium-ion battery energy storage systems (BESS), has declined rapidly and is projected to decline further over the next decade. This comes at a time when electricity grid flexibility is being recognised as an essential resource for reliable operations and for integrating high amounts of […]

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New York Allocates $12.5 M for Green H2 Exploration

New York will use $12.5 million of state funds for long-duration energy storage technologies and pilot projects exploring the potential for green hydrogen production, said Governor Andrew M Cuomo recently. To support the state’s decarbonisation goals and its pledge to cut its carbon footprint by 85% by 2050, New York is also collaborating with the […]

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Hanergy’s Single Junction GaAs Module Rated as World’s Most Efficient Single-Junction Solar Module

The company’s GaAs single-junction solar battery has attained conversation efficiency rate of 28.9 percent. One of the world’s leading renewable energy research organizations, US’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has rated Alta Devices’, US arm of Hanergy, single junction GaAs module as the world’s most efficient single-junction solar module. The company’s GaAs single-junction solar battery has […]

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NREL Analysis Presents Two Potential Paths to Meeting Residential Solar Cost Reduction Targets for 2030

Leveraging cost-reduction opportunities in the roof replacement or new construction markets for residential photovoltaic (PV) installations could help the United States meet the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) residential solar photovoltaic cost target by 2030, according to new research from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The NREL analysis presents […]

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SolarWindow Creates New Record with 34% Increase over Its Previous Electricity-Generating Glass

The company estimates that the market for SolarWindow glass products for tall towers and skyscrapers represents a $100 billion opportunity. SolarWindow Technologies has announced that it has set a new company performance record for power efficiency with a 34 percent increase in performance over previous generations of its transparent electricity-generating glass. This announcement is based […]

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