NYSERDA to Fund Emerging Energy Storage Technology

Friday, 23 June 2017

NYSERDA announced that up to $6.3 million is available for energy storage technologies that have not yet been commercialized but could support renewable power sources in New York State

Solar LCOE, a Data Mining and Fact Driven Challenge

Friday, 23 June 2017

Fully identifying and understanding real life cycle solar PV costs creates a challenge; while not addressing those costs in detail accurately and dramatically, increases project risk. The probability that one can effectively cut costs without clearly understanding what the underlying costs are, is exceptionally low.

Collaborative Underwater Robots for Offshore Industry

Friday, 23 June 2017

Today, DTU inaugurates a laboratory where researchers will complete a modular robot for use in e.g. offshore wind turbine platforms. The robot will be used for inspection, and the long-term vision is that it will be able to carry out underwater repairs on foundations and rigs.

NY Green Bank’s Clean Tech Investments Reach $346 Million

Friday, 23 June 2017

NY Green Bank’s investment portfolio reached $346.1 million in 1Q17, an achievement that is expected to ensure a total investment of about $1 billion into New York’s clean energy market, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.  

Researchers Win DOE Grant for Solar Communications Security System

Thursday, 22 June 2017

A three-year study to develop a generic cybersecurity system for monitoring communications between distributed resource energy generators — including solar — and the grid is being developed by the Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, under a $900,000 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant.  

The Many Fates of Former Solar Decathlon Houses

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Compelling. That’s what the stories behind the Solar Decathlon represent to me. Normally, I am focused on the current competition — working with the university teams and our partners to host the Energy Department’s largest public event showcasing student-built solar houses. 

Smart Control Systems and Better Energy Efficiency with 'Smart City' Technology

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Several U.K. cities are looking to initiate smart projects and developments to improve the efficiency of local services, enhance sustainability and develop their competitiveness. Smart city initiatives improve the ‘liveability’ of a city, helping to attract business and talent to support economic and business growth.

Changing How Solar Power Rolls

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Traditional solar panels used to power satellites can be bulky with heavy panels folded together using mechanical hinges. An experiment that recently arrived at the International Space Station will test a new solar array design that rolls up to form a compact cylinder for launch with significantly less mass and volume.

Source: renewableenergyworld.com