Technology and R&D

Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to… split?

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a type of electrode which is highly resistant to salt corrosion, therefore allowing them to produce hydrogen using seawater. Applied at a larger scale, this development could potentially cut the cost of power-to-gas applications by greatly increasing the amount of water available.

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pvMB 3/21/19: The first commercial-scale installation for cannabis, Ulster establishes per-MW permit fees… and more!

Hello, hello, hello and welcome to today’s edition of the pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at Antarctica’s Casey Research Station going solar, Ubiquitous Energy’s record setting new transparent solar cell, the anti-solar commercial stirring the pot in Iowa and everything else to educate you on this fine morning.

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pvMB 2/20/19: Community solar coming to Kewanee, Dalian Linton produces a 4-meter mono ingot… and more!

Hello and welcome to your Hump Day pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at the solar “Squid Boat” taking Key West by storm, Badger State Solar Park getting a power contract, Hanwha Q CELLS LA Dodgers partnership and everything else you need to stay informed.

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SunCast with PVEL’s Tara Doyle, part 2

The latest episode of SunCast brings the conclusion of the interview with chief commercial officer of PVEL, Tara Doyle.

pvMB 3/8/19: Solar tariff exemptions for Turkey and India stay, solar on libraries, schools, and homes oh my!

Its Friday, and that means you’re going to miss out on the pvMB for a whole weekend – we’re there for you! Today we cover Hanwha’s response to LONGi’s statements over its lawsuit, Cypress Creek looking in Pennsylvania, and a whole lot of places where rooftop solar is being installed.

Silfab says it will bring metal wrap through solar to the United States

The company is doubling the output of the factory it bought from ITEK in Washington State, and says it is shipping tools to another factory which will make metal wrap through modules.

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LONGi, JinkoSolar, REC Group respond to Hanwha Q-Cells IP suit

All three companies say the patent infringement claim is without merit, and LONGi has provided technical details as to why its PERC isn’t based on Hanwha Q-Cells’ patent.

pvMB 3/7/19: PanelClaw Partners with Yotta, China plans a space-based solar station…and more!

Hey evrybody, the weekend is nearly here, but what’s already here is your Thursday edition of the pvMB. Today we’re taking a look at San Diego Gas and Electric’s time-of-use billing, Microsoft purchasing 74 MW of solar energy in North Carolina, HellermannTyton releasing First Solar module-specific wire hardware and everything else that matters today in solar.

SunCast with PVEL’s “secret weapon”: Tara Doyle

The latest episode of SunCast brings an interview with the chief commercial officer of the brilliant researchers at PVEL, Tara Doyle.

Uncle Sam supporting cheap gallium arsenide, 30% efficient perovskite, and more

The DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy has awarded $50,000 to 20 teams that advanced to the semifinal stage of the American Made Solar Prize. The teams will now have 90 days to design a proof of concept.

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