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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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DOE Awards EPRI $2 Million to Investigate Co-Adoption of Solar, Energy Storage & Electric Vehicles

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) will receive a $2 million contract from the U.S. Energy Department (DOE) to explore how information about solar energy spreads among consumers. DOE’s Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) selected EPRI to examine how residential and commercial utility customers make decisions related to the co-adoption of solar power with other technologies, such as energy storage and […]

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At Energy Forum, US Offers Perovskite Manufacturing To India

At the IHS Cera Week, which concluded on October 28, among the more interesting conversations, and ‘offers’ for India, was the one from US Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, when he offered a joint effort with the US to develop cheaper solar cells and modules. For India, which has pushed for a huge ramp up in […]

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NREL Research Points to Strategies for Recycling of Solar Panels

Researchers at NREL have conducted the first global assessment into the most promising approaches to end-of-life management for solar PV panels. PV modules have a 30-year lifespan. There is currently no plan for how to manage this at end of their lifespan. The volume of modules no longer needed could total 80 million metric tons […]

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3 Startups With Solar, Storage Tech Selected for GameChanger Accelerator

The Shell GameChanger Accelerator Powered by NREL has announced 3 new startups involved in solar and storage technologies are to participate in the program The Shell GameChanger Accelerator Powered by NREL (GCxN) has announced three new startups to participate in the program following a multistage competitive evaluation. GCxN provides promising cleantech startups with technical resources […]

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NREL Forms Consortium to Advance Solar Perovskite Commercialisation

NREL has formed the US Manufacturing of Advanced Perovskites Consortium, which will work to accelerate commercialisation of perovskite technologies. Working with leading domestic solar companies, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds at the University of Washington, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of Toledo have […]

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NREL Six-Junction Solar Cell Sets Two World Records for Efficiency

Scientists at NREL have fabricated a solar cell with an efficiency of nearly 50 percent. The cell now holds two world records for solar conversion efficiency Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have fabricated a solar cell with an efficiency of nearly 50 percent. The six-junction solar cell now holds the world record […]

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NREL Research Boosts Stability of Perovskites, Helps Silicon Solar Cells

A change in the chemical composition has enabled scientists at the US DOE’s NREL to boost the longevity and efficiency of perovskite solar cells. A change in the chemical composition has enabled scientists at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to boost the longevity and efficiency of perovskite solar cells […]

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