During Irma’s Power Outages, Some Houses Kept The Lights On With Solar And Batteries – Fast Company

Fast CompanyDuring Irma's Power Outages, Some Houses Kept The Lights On With Solar And BatteriesFast CompanyTypically, rooftop solar panels send power directly back into the grid. Power customers usually get a discount on their electric bill, but in a disaster, the fact that solar panels keep generating power isn't useful. The … [Read more...]

This Swedish startup found the answer to more efficient solar panels… in algae? – TNW

TNWThis Swedish startup found the answer to more efficient solar panels… in algae?TNWSolar panels are quite an inefficient form of renewable energy – only around 20 percent of incoming sunlight is turned into energy. However, with a little help from millions of years of evolution and some algae, solar panels could … [Read more...]

The Energy 202: Here’s what solar energy research is going to look like under Trump – Washington Post

Washington PostThe Energy 202: Here's what solar energy research is going to look like under TrumpWashington Post“With the impressive decline in solar prices,” Daniel Simmons, acting head of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, said in a statement, “it is time to address additional emerging … [Read more...]

Seven Massive Solar Flares Have Erupted From Furious Sunspot In Seven Days – Newsweek

NewsweekSeven Massive Solar Flares Have Erupted From Furious Sunspot In Seven DaysNewsweekThe sun blasted out seven massive solar flares in as many days in an extraordinary period of space weather that has sparked stunning geomagnetic storms above the earth. Between September 4 and September 11, NASA observed seven flares, all … [Read more...]

James Webb Space Telescope will hunt for signs of life in the solar system – Fox News

Fox NewsJames Webb Space Telescope will hunt for signs of life in the solar systemFox News... executive vice president of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), who is leading an effort to use the telescope to study objects in Earth's solar system. [Icy Water Worlds That Might Host Life]. The James … [Read more...]

Mosaic Will Sell $300 Million Worth of Solar Loans to Goldman Sachs – Greentech Media

Greentech MediaMosaic Will Sell $300 Million Worth of Solar Loans to Goldman SachsGreentech MediaSolar loan provider Mosaic reached an agreement with Goldman Sachs in which the bank will buy $300 million in loans over time. This deal will clear up space on Mosaic's balance sheet to finance more loans, and signals a prestigious … [Read more...]

Does organic material in comets predate our solar system? – EarthSky

EarthSkyDoes organic material in comets predate our solar system?EarthSkyPublished in late August in the peer-reviewed journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, the French researchers advance the theory that this organic matter has its origin in interstellar space and predates the birth of our solar system.and … [Read more...]

California utility cancels $75-million solar contract after Desert Sun investigation – The Desert Sun

The Desert SunCalifornia utility cancels $75-million solar contract after Desert Sun investigationThe Desert SunThe Imperial Irrigation District is backing out of a $75-million contract for a new solar farm, following a Desert Sun investigation that raised questions about potential conflicts of interest involving an influential … [Read more...]

Family makes anonymous donation of solar power systems to 8 organizations – GazetteNET

GazetteNETFamily makes anonymous donation of solar power systems to 8 organizationsGazetteNETHATFIELD — The sun is shining on eight nonprofits in the Valley this fall after a local family anonymously agreed to pay nearly $400,000 to install free solar power systems at each organization's headquarters. Northeast Solar, … [Read more...]

Massachusetts solar marketplace changing – Wicked Local Sudbury

Wicked Local SudburyMassachusetts solar marketplace changingWicked Local SudburySolar power continues to grow in Massachusetts and around the country, but new data shows the source of new installations is changing. Nationally, the industry installed 2,387 megawatts of solar capacity in the second quarter of this year, up 8 … [Read more...]