Solar-powered barge a key ‘interceptor’ for plastic waste

Scooping waste from a Malaysian river to stop it reaching the sea, a solar-powered barge named the “Interceptor” is the latest weapon in a global battle to rid the world’s waters of plastic. Trash is being dumped into seas and… Read moreSolar-powered barge a key ‘interceptor’ for plastic waste

Altus Power teams up with Blackstone to raise $850M for solar development and investment

Altus Power America, Inc. reports that Blackstone, through its GSO Capital Partners LP (“GSO”) and Blackstone Insurance Solutions (“BIS”) groups, has led a recapitalization with $850 million of funded and committed capital to refinance the existing capital structure and fund… Read moreAltus Power teams up with Blackstone to raise $850M for solar development and investment

Some batteries can be pushed too far

Intentional defects in batteries have given Rice University scientists a window into the hazards of pushing lithium-ion cells too far. New simulations by Rice materials scientist Ming Tang and graduate student Kaiqi Yang, detailed in the Journal of Materials Chemistry… Read moreSome batteries can be pushed too far

Jolywood Supply N type solar panel to the biggest bifacial Solar plant in Middle East

Jolywood (Suzhou) Sunwatt Co. Ltd. has been named the exclusive bifacial module supplier for the world’s largest single-unit N-type solar power station in Oman, Middle East. Jolywood has delivered 105MWac of solar power to the Marubeni Corporation’s latest power station… Read moreJolywood Supply N type solar panel to the biggest bifacial Solar plant in Middle East

Energy experts say the the 2020s will be the Decade of Solar

For the next 10 years, we will likely witness an impressive increase in solar energy, not only due to specific renewable energy goals, but also as a result of generational change that is shifting how the world works. The Solar… Read moreEnergy experts say the the 2020s will be the Decade of Solar

A breath of fresh air for longer-running batteries

DGIST researchers are improving the performance of lithium-air batteries, bringing us closer to electric cars that can use oxygen to run longer before they need to recharge. In their latest study, published in the journal Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, they… Read moreA breath of fresh air for longer-running batteries

ib vogt sells and constructs 180 MWp PV plant in Spain

ib vogt announces the sale and start of construction of the 180 MWp “Bienvenida” photovoltaic project in Badajoz, Spain. The Talanx Group, one of the major European insurance groups and institutional investor, has acquired the plant. ib vogt has set… Read moreib vogt sells and constructs 180 MWp PV plant in Spain

Monash develops world’s most efficient lithium-sulfur battery

Imagine having access to a battery, which has the potential to power your phone for five continuous days, or enable an electric vehicle to drive more than 1000km without needing to “refuel”. Monash University researchers are on the brink of… Read moreMonash develops world’s most efficient lithium-sulfur battery

Harnessing hot carriers for high efficiency solar cells

Two-dimensional solar materials may offer a way to extract more energy from sunlight. By tuning the structure of a 2D perovskite solar material, researchers from KAUST and the Georgia Institute of Technology have shown they can prolong the lifetime of… Read moreHarnessing hot carriers for high efficiency solar cells

A new method to study lithium dendrites could lead to better, safer batteries

Lithium ion batteries often grow needle-like structures between electrodes that can short out the batteries and sometimes cause fires. Now, an international team of researchers has found a way to grow and observe these structures to understand ways to stop… Read moreA new method to study lithium dendrites could lead to better, safer batteries