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Explained: Can Higher Energy Density Batteries Power Air Travel ?

One of the world’s largest battery manufacturers, CATL, has recently unveiled its new condensed battery boasting an impressive 500 Wh/kg energy density. The significance of this can be gauged from the fact that the firm teased the idea of electrifying passenger aircraft with its new battery revelation. And yes, it’s not yet another ‘demonstrator’ with […]

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Why Is The Building Sector Shunning Glasses & Adopting Solar? Know The Benefits

Several industrial high-rise buildings in the last decade have undergone a construction-related transition. Against the earlier popular and conventional practice of using concrete surfaces, many modern buildings now flaunt flashing glass shields.    Not only did the new practice help in making those buildings more eye-catching, but it also aided in increasing the energy efficiency […]

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Microwaves Can Advance Solar Cell Production, Recycling: Macquarie University

A microwave technology invented at Australia’s Macquarie University has proved that solar cell recycling can be made easier and so do manufacturing of new solar cells. During the fabrication of solar panels, silicon goes through several high-temperature processes known as annealing. Currently the cells are cooked in an oven. A paper now published in the […]

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Energy-tech Startup Zendure Introduces First Plug-and-Play Energy Storage System

Energy-tech startup Zendure has introduced SolarFlow, which is said to be the first plug-and-play solar energy storage system for balconies. The energy storage system is made up of a PV hub and boasts of upto four batteries. SolarFlow offers compatibility with the usual balcony solar panels and lets residents in apartment and condos to store […]

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Community Solar: An Explainer

Rooftop solar has established itself as an attractive option for green transition enthusiasts who are also looking to bring down their energy costs. The last decade saw solar prices come down considerably, which made the technology even more attractive. However, Rooftop solar becomes unappealing to most lower-income households because of the higher cost per kilowatt […]

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India Energy Week: Important Announcements, Intriguing Innovations

On the platform of the ongoing Indian Energy Week, held at Karnataka, several key announcements have been made and intriguing innovations have been unveiled. Here is a recap of them- “Karnataka has highest number of EV; is highest RE manufacturer” Karnataka Chief Minister Bommai has said that Karnataka has 15,000 MW worth of in-stand renewable […]

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DNV Acquires Solar Data Specialist Solcast

In a move towards strengthening  its solar forecasting services, Norwegian energy risk management company and assurance provider DNV has acquired Australian solar data specialist Solcast. Six-year-old Solcast was founded by metrologists James Luffman and Dr Nick Engerer, providing historical, live as well as forecast data on solar irradiance, wrapped in a modern application user interface […]

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