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May 29, 2018

DOE Research Grants Target Lower Cost Solar Power Grid Integration

The Solar Technologies Office of the US Department of Energy has awarded research grants to several US universities to develop new solar integration technology. The goal is to […]
May 23, 2018

Solar Energy Storage Problem May be Solved in New Single-System Technology

Generating power from the sun isn’t the problem. The technology has been there for decades. Storing that power efficiently, however, has been a challenge. Until now. […]
May 18, 2018

Nissan’s following tesla into solar power and home batteries

GIVEN THE WEATHER in the United Kingdom—that cloudy, foggy, drizzly country—it doesn’t seem like the best place to launch a business that revolves around solar power. […]
May 17, 2018

India Plans 2 Gigawatt Solar-Wind Hybrid Tender To Cut Costs

In an attempt to sustain low tariff bids and optimal use of transmission infrastructure, India is looking to introduce tenders for development of hybrid wind and […]
May 17, 2018

Guiding Light: This Indian Village Could Show The Way To 1.5 Billion Who Lack Electricity

When GE Global Research Center engineer Jayesh Barve arrived in Behlolpur, India, in February, he found children and adults from this remote village learning to read […]
May 15, 2018

Smart windows could combine solar panels and TVs too

Imagine standing in front of a wall of windows, surveying the view. You hear someone enter the room behind you. You turn. “Welcome,” you say. “Here […]
May 8, 2018

California set to become first US state requiring solar panels on new homes

California is set to become the first US state to make solar panels mandatory on most newly built homes. Workers install solar panels on the roof […]
May 4, 2018

Bright future for solar cell technology

Harnessing energy from the sun, which emits immensely powerful energy from the center of the solar system, is one of the key targets for achieving a […]
May 4, 2018

2017 Was Weird For Solar. What’s Coming This Year and Beyond?

Several positive trends halted last year, but new sources of strength are appearing. The solar industry weathered a particularly strange 2017, but is poised for global […]