Solar Energy – GBRI
 

Almost a year after Walmart partnered with C2 Energy Capital, LLC to install 13 solar projects in South Carolina, the retail giant has once again entered into a commercial solar agreement with the clean energy developer to provide solar power at Walmart’s stores in five states. These 46 power purchase agreements (PPAs) are part of the Walmart’s goal to […]

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University of Newcastle physicist Paul Dastoor has developed revolutionary organic solar cells printed on an ultra lightweight material similar in texture to a potato chip packet, that too at a cost of less than $10 per square meter. Dastoor has been working on the technology for more than a decade, but has now begun a 200 square-meter […]

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The sea horse-shaped Greek island of Tilos, nestled between Rhodes and Kos, is all set to become the first Mediterranean island to run totally on solar and wind power. As soon as the blades of its 800-kilowatt wind turbine start turning, the island will produce enough renewable power to meet the energy requirements of its 3,000 summer residents. […]

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We already have windows with transparent solar cells that are capable of generating electricity. And then, of course, there are tinted windows on cars and buildings that shut out excessive sunlight and boost cooling. Now Chinese scientists have invented a new material that can both block the sun and produce power. They predict that windows outfitted […]

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Solar power generation is reaching new highs in the UK, thanks to the recent warm weather and sunny days. In fact, over the weekend, solar power briefly overtook gas as the country’s top source of electricity. For about an hour on Saturday afternoon, solar panels across the country’s rooftops and fields were the number one source […]

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Tesla’s ambitious project to launch the world’s biggest virtual power plant involving installation of solar panels and batteries on 50,000 homes in South Australia may soon become a reality. The deal was struck in February this year between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and former South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill, but was on the verge of getting scrapped […]

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California, the US state well known for its impressive achievements in the renewable energy sector and various other environment-friendly initiatives, becomes the first in the country to require all new homes to install solar panels. The California Energy Commission voted unanimously to recommend energy efficiency standards that are set to be added to state building […]

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A new study has found that last year, global investment in solar power was more than in any other energy technology. China was proclaimed world leader in solar and renewable investment. Also, the world installed more new solar capacity than all other energy sources combined – fossil fuels included. The report, a collaboration between the United Nations […]

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The not-for-profit Byron Bay Railroad Company has restored a two-carriage 1949 NSW train and converted it into the world’s first 100% solar-powered train. It is the realization of an eight-year dream held by the owners of the resort Elements of Byron and their development director, Jeremy Holmes. The train will carry passengers between North Beach Station, about 300 […]

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