Breakthrough material could lead to cheaper, more widespread solar panels and electronics

Imagine printing electronic devices using a simple inkjet printer – or even painting a solar panel onto the wall of a building. Such technology would slash the cost of manufacturing electronic devices and enable new ways to integrate them into… Read moreBreakthrough material could lead to cheaper, more widespread solar panels and electronics

A new material for the battery of the future, made in UCLouvain

Renewable sources of energy such as wind or photovoltaic are intermittent. The production peaks do not necessarily follow the demand peaks. Storing green energy is therefore essential to moving away from fossil fuels. The energy produced by photovoltaic cells is… Read moreA new material for the battery of the future, made in UCLouvain

Materials scientists uncover source of degradation in sodium batteries

Batteries power our lives: we rely on them to keep our cell phones and laptops buzzing and our hybrid and electric cars on the road. But ever-increasing adoption of the most commonly used lithium-ion batteries may actually lead to increased… Read moreMaterials scientists uncover source of degradation in sodium batteries

High-performance flow batteries offer path to grid-level renewable energy storage

A low-cost, high-performance battery chemistry developed by University of Colorado Boulder researchers could one day lead to scalable grid-level storage for wind and solar energy that could help electrical utilities reduce their dependency on fossil fuels. The new innovation, described… Read moreHigh-performance flow batteries offer path to grid-level renewable energy storage

‘Deforming’ solar cells could be clue to improved efficiency

Solar cells and light sensing technologies could be made more efficient by taking advantage of an unusual property due to deformations and defects in their structures. Researchers from the University of Warwick’s Department of Physics have found that the strain… Read more‘Deforming’ solar cells could be clue to improved efficiency

MCE issues $1.3 million in incentives for net-metered rooftop solar systems

MCE is issuing cash outs totaling over $1.3 million to rooftop solar customers when they have produced more electricity than they used themselves. MCE’s Net Energy Metering (NEM) program currently provides incentives for rooftop solar customers, including paying premium rates… Read moreMCE issues $1.3 million in incentives for net-metered rooftop solar systems

Partners Cut Ribbon On Energy Storage Research Center In Alabama

A new energy storage research facility has been launched at the engineering campus of Southern Research in Birmingham, Ala. The research and development (R&D) center is focused on the development and deployment of next-generation energy storage technologies. The project is… Read morePartners Cut Ribbon On Energy Storage Research Center In Alabama

Dow, Worcester Polytechnic Institute launch “Cable Tech Powered by Dow” online learning for utility cable professionals

On-demand online curriculum offers technical knowledge, professional development hour credits MIDLAND, Mich. – July 31, 2019 – Dow and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) are offering “Cable Tech Powered by Dow,” a distinct, affordable and convenient online education program for… Read moreDow, Worcester Polytechnic Institute launch “Cable Tech Powered by Dow” online learning for utility cable professionals

Kirk Edelman Joins Safari Energy From Siemens

New York City-based solar partner Safari Energy has appointed Kirk Edelman its chief development officer. Edelman joins Safari Energy following a 12-year career with Siemens, where he most recently served as president and CEO of Siemens Financial Services Inc., as… Read moreKirk Edelman Joins Safari Energy From Siemens