Tagged with solar energy

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

Windows will provide more than a room with a view

Windows will provide more than a room with a view

We are reading about important technology developments practically every day. Niamh Mcintyre writes in The Independent about using solar windows and what their potential impact will be.   Solar windows could meet ‘nearly all’ of America’s electricity demand Solar cell technology could soon tap into the massive energy potential of windows and other transparent objects, … Continue reading

An idea that morphed into a company that plans to make solar energy the most accessible form of energy in the world

An idea that morphed into a company that plans to make solar energy the most accessible form of energy in the world

The energy transition requires innovation and not only in technologies but in techniques and business models. Katie Fehrenbacher writes in The Guardian about a company that started with crowdfunding and is now a major accelerator and an incubator in the growing renewable energy world.   Powerhouse: the startup making solar the most accessible energy in … Continue reading

Number of the week – 400

Number of the week – 400

Kiley Kroh provides the following data in Climate Progress In terms of total solar power capacity per capita, Germany crushes every other country. At the end of 2012, it had approximately 400 MW of solar power capacity per million people, considerably more than #2 Italy at 267 MW per million people, #3 Belgium at 254 … Continue reading

Concerns about how sustainable the solar industry is

Concerns about how sustainable the solar industry is

David Ferris, a journalist who writes often for Forbes, Sierra magazine and the New York Times, provided an interesting article in The Guardian about the struggle that solar manufacturers have to survive and what the impact means on sustainability. Sustainability and the solar industry Is sustainability losing momentum in the solar industry? The commitment of solar … Continue reading