Looking Forward to 2021: A Letter from ReVision Energy Co-Founder Fortunat Mueller
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Photo / Tim Greenway, Maine Biz In the depths of a tough New England Winter, my spirit is lifted by knowing that every day we enjoy about two minutes more sunlight than the day before. Despite the incredible challenges of 2020, we begin the new year full of gratitude, hope and optimism for the future. […]

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KDC Solar Completes 1.6-Megawatt Solar Power Carport System for CentraState Medical
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Bedminster NJ (SPX) Jan 01, 2021 KDC Solar LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of CI Renewables LLC, has commenced commercial operations of its 1.6 megawatt (MW) solar carport at CentraState Medical in Freehold, New Jersey. The new system will generate approximately 2.1 million kilowatt hours of solar electricity per year. This is the equivalent of […]

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New energy conversion layer for biosolar cells
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Bochum, Germany (SPX) Dec 22, 2020 A research team from the Ruhr-Universitat Bochum (RUB), together with colleagues from Lisbon, has produced a semi-artificial electrode that could convert light energy into other forms of energy in biosolar cells. The technique is based on the photosynthesis protein Photosystem I from cyanobacteria. The group showed that they could […]

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A Bright Start to 2021: Solar Investment Tax Credit Extended at 26%
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Tucked into the massive Covid relief package passed by Congress (and finally signed by the President) is a provision that extends the solar investment tax credit (ITC) at a rate 26% for two more years! Prior to the passing of the bill, the ITC was scheduled to drop from 26% to 22% at the start of 2021. Now, both […]

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Upscaling thermochemical energy storage to a commercial level
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Stockholm, Sweden (SPX) Dec 11, 2020 One of the largest obstacles in using renewable energy efficiently is the possibility to store energy on a large scale. SaltX Technology AB has partnered with Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW) to solve this in terms of heat energy. “The storage solution is like a “salt battery”. It is based […]

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New blended solar cells yield high power conversion efficiencies
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Hiroshima, Japan (SPX) Dec 14, 2020 Researchers at Hiroshima University in Japan have blended together various polymer and molecular semiconductors as photo-absorbers to create a solar cell with increased power efficiencies and electricity generation. These types of solar cells, known as organic photovoltaics (OPV), are devices that generate electricity when light is incident upon their […]

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Creative Nonprofit Makes Space for Solar
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At the Claremont MakerSpace, local artisans and craftspeople of New Hampshire’s Upper Valley turn their creative ideas into reality. Meanwhile, on the rooftop above, a new 57.9 kilowatt solar array is now turning sunshine into clean, local electricity. Renovated from the Sawtooth Mill building known for its 3 sharply peaked roofs, the space is ideal […]

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Early, steady investment in wind, solar best way to decarbonize economy
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Washington DC (UPI) Dec 04, 2020 To decarbonize the economy, European researchers recommend early, steady efforts to “electrify” economic sectors with wind and solar energy. For the study, researchers at Aarhus University used high-resolution data to model the decarbonization of the sector-coupled European energy system – that is the energy that heats and cools buildings, […]

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