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A perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cell

Quantum computing to advance solar PV materials

British quantum software company Phasecraft is to lead a project modelling new perovskite-silicon materials for solar photovoltaics.
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Smart home solutions providing much needed resilience

Amidst of wildfires, energy security concerns and grid reliability concerns, two smart home solutions provide approaches towards resilience.

Mobile renewable nanogrid debuts in US

Venture backed startup Sesame Solar has launched a novel mobile nanogrid concept that can be set up and generating electricity within 15 minutes.

First hybrid solar and storage powered town in India

Modhera in Gujarat state in northwest India is the country’s first town to be supplied with 24/7 solar energy.

Ed’s note – Some ethical energy questions

Over the last year the headlines around blockchain and Bitcoin have shifted from projects to the latter’s high energy consumption and the efforts of miners to go ‘green’, but miners continue to face growing opposition.

New blockchain crowdfunding platform to launch for solar in Africa

Energy Web and ENGIE Energy Access are launching ‘Crowdfund for Solar’ to fund clean energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa.

Renewable credits fund solar PV in South Sudan

The first Peace Renewable Energy Credit (P-REC) agreement in South Sudan is supporting the solar electrification of the Malakal Teaching Hospital.

Renewable technology innovation: measuring progress – IRENA

As clean energies grow in countries’ energy mixes, ongoing innovation is key for reducing costs and improving the performance.

Rooftop solar PV could reduce grid resilience, study finds

The study from the University of Nottingham indicates that grid-tied small-scale renewables could cause power failures.
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro is able to charge a home

Ford F-150 Lightning – the EV truck that can power a home

Ford and US solar company Sunrun are partnering on a home energy storage solution utilising the F-150 Lightning truck.