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While Germany has seen recent gains in renewable energy there is still a long way to go to reach the 65% renewable target by 2030

While Germany has seen recent gains in renewable energy there is still a long way to go to reach the 65% renewable target by 2030

While all the world has been watching Germany’s ambitious Energiewende (energy transition), while there have been many improvements there are still many challenges to reach its long-term goals. Recent developments in renewables is described in a news item on the renews.biz website.   German renewables hits ‘almost 50%’ of consumption Renewable energy accounted for 48% … Continue reading

With no plans to give up coal, India’s huge economy’s emissions are only set to rise even with commitment to deploying renewables

With no plans to give up coal, India’s huge economy’s emissions are only set to rise even with commitment to deploying renewables

Karthikeyan Hemalatha writes on the Deutsche Welle website about the challenge for India’s low carbon energy transition which isn’t as low as it should be. One section talks about India’s growing demand but it does not talk about how energy efficiency can and is playing a role in lowering projected demand. India is committed to … Continue reading

Technical breakthrough in transparent solar technology

Technical breakthrough in transparent solar technology

A research team at the University of Michigan has achieved record efficiency for transparent solar cells that could one day be used in buildings. Madeleine Cuff explains in an article on the inews website.   Scientists make breakthrough in solar window technology with see-through panels Builders could one day be installing windows in homes and … Continue reading

Researchers developing a new type of smart solar cell that can adapt to the amount of available light, meaning it can work indoors

Researchers developing a new type of smart solar cell that can adapt to the amount of available light, meaning it can work indoors

Marina Freitag, Royal Society University Research Fellow at Newcastle University writes on The Conversation website about the development of a new type of social cell that can adapt to the amount of light available. These cells can even outperform extremely efficient versions that are normally used for trips into space. She believes that they can … Continue reading

Reflecting on the new ‘solar superpowers’

Reflecting on the new ‘solar superpowers’

In an article on The Conversation website, Dénes Csala, Lecturer in Energy Storage Systems Dynamics at Lancaster University discusses who will be the super powers in solar energy in the future.  What do you think?   Why the new ‘solar superpowers’ will probably be petro-states in the Gulf Every now and then, the idea of … Continue reading