Posts tagged: renewable energy

Sacramento Airport Installs SMA Inverters Harness Solar Energy

Sacramento International Airport (SMF) has installed a photovoltaic (PV) system to harness solar energy in an effort to advance its sustainability. Solar technology company SMA has provided the photovoltaics to the US airport. The 7.9 MW project, using SMA’s inverters, has been implemented across a 15-acre land parcel near the airport’s economy parking lot, as […]

Saturday March 17th, 2018 in , , , | No Comments »

Researchers Figured Out How to Generate Power From Falling Raindrops

By: Jeremy Berke   Solar panels are generally useless in rainy weather.  But researchers in China have found an ingenious solution: They’ve developed solar panels that can harness the motion of raindrops for energy. It could revolutionize the solar industry. One of the biggest problems plaguing the widespread adoption of solar power is, quite simply, […]

Australia’s Solar Future Bright as Households Install Record 3.5m Panels

2017’s energy output equivalent to a medium-sized coal-fired power station The future of Australia’s solar industry is looking bright after a record 3.5m panels were installed on rooftops last year, giving the equivalent output of a medium-sized coal-fired power station. The record 1,057 megawatts of capacity in small-scale systems installed across the country smashed the […]

Wednesday March 7th, 2018 in , , , | No Comments »

Wind and Solar Power Could Meet Four-Fifths of US Electricity Demand, Study Finds

The United States could reliably meet about 80 percent of its electricity demand with solar and wind power generation, according to scientists at the University of California, Irvine; the California Institute of Technology; and the Carnegie Institution for Science. However, meeting 100 percent of electricity demand with only solar and wind energy would require storing […]

Tesla uses Powerwalls and Solar Panels to Bring AC to Hawaii Schools

By: Eric Brackett In order to provide Hawaiian schools with air conditioning, the Hawaiian State Department of Education has commissioned Tesla to help address the island’s energy needs. Hawaii may be beautiful and rich in culture, but the island’s isolation distance from the mainland means that it often has trouble producing the energy it needs. Nearly […]