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US Researchers Pursue 5¢/kWh Energy Cost Goal with New CSP System

The US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Department of Energy (DoE) are working on a state-of-the-art concentrated solar power (CSP) facility as the government looks to reduce the energy cost to a mere 5 cents per kWh. The new technology is expected to have the potential to lower the cost of renewable energy […]

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NREL Study On Storage Requirements Finds High Alignment With PV, Over Wind

The United States National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) latest Storage Futures Study (SFS) reports is out. The SFS is a multiyear research project that explores the role and impact of energy storage in the evolution and operation of the U.S. power sector. Designed to examine the potential impact of energy storage technology advancement on the […]

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Coming Up Soon, The Problem OF Managing Solar Waste

As large-scale installation of PV solar modules increases in India, the volume of modules that reach the end of their life is also expected to grow manifold. By the end of 2040, the country will represent 30% of the world’s installed solar capacity, a recent IEA report has found. India, which currently doesn’t categorise PV […]

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NTPC’s 3 GW Renewable Plus Storage Tender Plan Signals Major Hybrid Push

Agency reports have quoted a senior official at NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd. (NREL) as saying that the firm will float tenders for a 3 GW renewable project by February 2022. The news follows a flurry of announcements regarding the power majors renewable arm, from plans to hive it off to the search for a strategic […]

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Wind, Water, Solar Trio Ensures Grid Stability for US States, Says Stanford Study

Wind-Water and Solar (WWS) ensures grid stability and zero blackouts. A new study conducted by Mark Z. Jacobson and colleagues at Stanford University claimed this, as they analyzed grid stability in over 50 U.S States and District of Columbia. Jacobson is a Professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford. The new research, an effort […]

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Developing Energy Storage Key for India’s Decarbonisation, finds Study

In order to achieve its target of 450 GW of wind and solar by 2030, India’s wind and solar capacity must grow 20% year-over-year between 2022 and 2030. Developing energy storage is a key avenue for increasing India’s power system flexibility and the share of renewables and ultimately enabling India’s decarbonisation, finds a new study by the […]

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Floating Solar On A Growth Path

In Solar’s rise to pre-eminence from a fringe renewable energy option just a decade back, it’s time to consider the rise of floating solar (also called floatovoltaics in many cases). To think that it did not even exist at any scale till 2013. The earliest patent on floating solar was taken out only in 2008. […]

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UL Collaborates With DoE’s NREL To Commercialize SolarAPP+ Software

US based global safety certification company UL has announced signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the US Department of Energy‘s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for developing and commercializing the Solar Automated Permit Processing Plus (SolarAPP+) software.  This software will automate the permitting process for residential solar systems. Using SolarAPP+ the local governments will […]

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SolarWindow Sets new Record by Doubling its Power Conversion Efficiency

SolarWindow Technologies, a developer of transparent liquid coatings and processes for generating electricity on glass and plastics, has announced that it 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 in Golden, […]

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