Technology

Broadening clean energy deployment: Jigar Shah on Generate Capital

In this interview Jigar Shah talks about his firm Generate Capital and its mission to bring funding to previously overlooked but promising clean energy technologies.

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Rhode Island moves forward with Power Sector Transformation

The phase one report on the grid modernization initiative in the Ocean State looks a lot like New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) process.

Solar Saves Lives: The solar industry launches major hurricane relief effort

The Solar Foundation and 20 solar companies and organizations have joined forces with the Clinton Foundation, Operation Blessing and others to help bring power and clean water to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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ESA charts a path to 35 GW of energy storage

The Energy Storage Association has issued a white paper calling for 35 gigawatts of installations by 2025 to upgrade an increasingly antiquated power grid to be outage proof and efficiently handle new power systems and demand products entering the marketplace.

NREL hits new efficiency record for quantum dot cell

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have created a solar cell using colloidal quantum dots, which achieved 13.4% conversion efficiency – a new world record for this emerging technology.

Policies for energy storage continue to move forward during Q3

NCCETC’s latest report on grid modernization shows that policies supporting the deployment of energy storage are on the rise throughout the United States.

Berkeley scientists boost battery capacities

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have made progress with cathodes made from ‘disordered’ materials, a technology which could greatly increase the storage capacity of lithium batteries.

Solar and energy storage in New England: It’s complicated

Greentech Media’s Solar and Storage Symposium looked at the big picture in terms of policies and markets, in a region where complexity reigns.

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Microlink partners with NREL on heterojunction technology

Semiconductor maker Microlink Devices has signed an exclusive deal with the national lab to commercialize a type of lightweight heterojunction solar cell architecture, which could be utilized in powering satellites and aircraft.

Kaua’i to get its biggest solar + storage system to date

The island, which has been called a ‘postcard from the future’ for its high levels of solar and energy storage, is getting ready for 28 MW more solar and 20 MW of batteries.

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