There is an urgent need to increase the energy efficiency of data centres and reduce their environmental impact

Alessandro Bruschini, Infrastructure Manager from Aruba wrote on the Techerati website on the urgent need to improve the energy performance of data centres and offers three solutions.   Why going ‘green‘ is crucial to all data centre operations Three solutions that offer a ‘green’ route towards energy efficiency improvements It’s been said many times over, … Continue reading There is an urgent need to increase the energy efficiency of data centres and reduce their environmental impact

The exponential drop in the cost of solar, storage and power electronics is accelerating the energy transition already underway

Doug Arent and Adam Warren from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory discuss in the January 2021 Issue on the Financier Worldwide website the opportunities available to invest in clean energy technologies because of their dramatic cost reductions in the past decade.   Financing clean energy: unprecedented momentum and opportunity Clean energy technologies, particularly solar photovoltaics … Continue reading The exponential drop in the cost of solar, storage and power electronics is accelerating the energy transition already underway

Seeking solar panels with less environmental impact

Although solar panels are a source of renewable energy, making them has an environmental impact. A research team found that a new type of solar panel made from two layers of a mineral called perovskite requires a smaller total energy input and results in fewer carbon emissions. Donna Lu explains in an article on the … Continue reading Seeking solar panels with less environmental impact

Solar PV and onshore wind now considered cheapest technologies in areas that count for 2/3 of the world’s population

The cost improvements in renewable energy technologies in recent years is staggering and now the cheapest energy options in most of the world according to new research. Giles Parkinson explains in an article on the Renew Economy website.   Solar, wind and battery storage now cheapest energy options just about everywhere Further cost reductions in … Continue reading Solar PV and onshore wind now considered cheapest technologies in areas that count for 2/3 of the world’s population

Novel method for new generation of cheaper solar cells

A Polish physicist has come forward with a new way to produce cheaper solar cells. Olga Malinkiewicz has developed a novel inkjet processing method for perovskites -- a new generation of cheaper solar cells -- that makes it possible to produce solar panels under lower temperatures, thus sharply reducing costs. The news agency AFP wrote … Continue reading Novel method for new generation of cheaper solar cells

Come On! Print your own solar panels?

Someone has to think the unthinkable. Who ever thought of printing your own solar panels? Paul Dastoor, Professor, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Newcastle explains that it has just happened.  It may still be in the trial stage but the potential seems enormous. Professor Dastoor explains in an article on … Continue reading Come On! Print your own solar panels?

Australia finds that more rooftop solar PV adopted by middle class households

Australia now has the highest penetration of residential rooftop PV of any country in the world. Adam McHugh, Honorary Research Associate at Murdoch University explains in an article on The Conversation website that new research suggests that the households most likely to join in the solar spree are those that are affluent enough to afford … Continue reading Australia finds that more rooftop solar PV adopted by middle class households

Japan leading the way with solar roads and power-generating floors

In order to promote Tokyo as an eco-friendly city, particularly ahead of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, the local government is installing solar panels beneath the surface of roads. The problem is not technical but financial. The costs are high, particularly since the technology is not widely used. This is the first of two articles … Continue reading Japan leading the way with solar roads and power-generating floors

Increased deployment of solar PV together with energy storage playing important role in energy transition

The increasingly competitive dynamic duo of solar photovoltaic plus battery storage is taking energy markets by storm according to Daniel Rothberg in an article on the Resilience website.   Suddenly, Solar Energy plus Storage is Giving Conventional Fuels a Run for their Money The energy dynamic around renewables is changing so quickly in Colorado that … Continue reading Increased deployment of solar PV together with energy storage playing important role in energy transition

A vast grid of homes combining to create first virtual power plant

As we well know, Tesla is doing more than firing its cars towards Mars. Thomas Tamblyn writes in the Huffington Post about plans in Australia to create a virtual power plant. Participating homes in South Australia will get free solar panels and a Tesla battery.   Australia And Tesla Are Building The First 'Virtual Power … Continue reading A vast grid of homes combining to create first virtual power plant