Posts tagged: solar energy

Floating Solar Panels Buoy Access to Clean Energy in Asia

When the worst floods in a century swept through India’s southern Kerala state in August, they killed more than 480 people and left behind more than $5 billion in damage. But one thing survived unscathed: India’s first floating solar panels, on one of the country’s largest water reservoirs. As India grapples with wilder weather, surging […]

Scientists are Trying To Bottle Solar Energy and Turn It Into Liquid Fuel

“A solar thermal fuel is like a rechargeable battery, but instead of electricity you put sunlight in and get heat out.”   By: Wayt Gibbs What if we could bottle solar energy so it could be used to power our homes and factories even when the sun doesn’t shine? Scientists have spent decades looking for a way […]

A Solar Cell That Does Double Duty For Renewable Energy

In the quest for abundant, renewable alternatives to fossil fuels, scientists have sought to harvest the sun’s energy through “water splitting,” an artificial photosynthesis technique that uses sunlight to generate hydrogen fuel from water. But water-splitting devices have yet to live up to their potential because there still isn’t a design for materials with the […]

Tuesday October 30th, 2018 in , , , | No Comments »

How Do Solar Panels Work?

By: Tibi Puiu If you told the average person only thirty years ago that black panels left in the sun would generate copious amounts of electricity for homes and businesses, the likeliest reaction would have been a condescending grin. Luckily the technology to capture energy from the sun — which shines enough light on Earth’s […]

New Push To Target Low-Income Communities For Solar Projects

By: Tom Johnson Low- and moderate-income New Jerseyans have for the most part been left out of growing renewable-energy developments in the state. That may be about to change. At least half of a new community solar program will be targeted to low- and moderate-income populations that have been largely left out of the huge […]

Tuesday October 2nd, 2018 in , , , | No Comments »