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DOE Launches Design & Construction of $75 Million Grid Energy Storage Research Facility

Grid Storage Launchpad at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Will Accelerate Energy Storage Innovation, Boost Clean Energy Adaptation and Grid Resilience WASHINGTON, D.C: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the beginning of design and construction of the Grid Storage Launchpad (GSL), a $75 million facility located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington […]

Battery Energy Storage Systems: A Clean Energy Solution NY Needs -EQ

CPSU Kabankalan holds training on solar-powered water system

AS WATER is a vital element of life and an essential component for a healthy and productive community, initiatives are being undertaken by the Research and Extension Office of Central Philippines State University in Kabankalan City to let this basic need be enjoyed by the people concerned. Seeing this predicament being experienced by the households […]

Hydrogen subsidies | Australian solar-to-methanol project secures €24m grant — with half coming from Germany -EQ

Oxford PV breaks record for solar power efficiency

Oxford PV sets new world record for the amount of the sun’s energy that can be converted into electricity by a single solar cell An Oxford-based lab has created a photovoltaic solar cell that it says has surpassed the efficiency that silicon can ever reach. Oxford PV, a spin-off from the University, says it has […]

A global solar transition could leave Africa in the shade -EQ

A Total of 53 Million Hectares Abandoned Cropland Could Be Used for Solar Deployment

Optimal combination of bioenergy and solar photovoltaic for renewable energy production on abandoned cropland Highlights •Recently abandoned cropland is a promising option for renewable energy production. •More than 80 million hectares of abandoned cropland is identified globally. •An optimal combination can produce 125 EJ per year on the abandoned cropland areas. Abstract Ambitious climate change […]

A global solar transition could leave Africa in the shade -EQ

Monolithic perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell with >29% efficiency

Monolithic perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell with >29% efficiency by enhanced hole extraction Efficiency from hole-selective contacts Perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells must stabilize a perovskite material with a wide bandgap and also maintain efficient charge carrier transport. Al-Ashouri et al. stabilized a perovskite with a 1.68–electron volt bandgap with a self-assembled monolayer that acted as an efficient hole-selective […]

Government renewable power co IREDA achieves all-time high profit – EQ

Researchers created a technique to turn polymers, into components of batteries

New battery technology involving microwaves may provide an avenue for renewable energy conversion and storage. Purdue University researchers created a technique to turn waste polyethylene terephthalate, one of the most recyclable polymers, into components of batteries. “We use an ultrafast microwave irradiation process to turn PET, or polyethylene terephthalate, flakes into disodium terephthalate, and use […]

EVE Begins Construction on Its Battery Production Plant in Hungary – EQ Mag

Windows will soon turn into power generators, following solar cell breakthrough

Semi-transparent solar cells that can be incorporated into window glass are a “game-changer” that could transform architecture, urban planning and electricity generation. That’s according to Australian scientists, led by members of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science, writing in a paper published by Nano Energy. The researchers – led by Professor Jacek Jasieniak […]

A global solar transition could leave Africa in the shade -EQ

New electrode material developed to increase charge capacity of lithium batteries

Lithium batteries hold a lot of promise for the future of many applications, including electric vehicles, but tend to be prohibitively expensive, according to a team of researchers based in Japan. That team, led by Naoaki Yabuuchi, professor at Yokohama National University, has developed a new electrode material to make lithium batteries not only cheaper, […]

Government renewable power co IREDA achieves all-time high profit – EQ

Thermal power PLF could fall below 55 pc level in FY21

The rating agency estimates the pandemic could lead to the thermal plant load factor (PLF) falling below 55 per cent for 2020-21, closer to the technical minimum standards, on account of a gradual ramp-up in industrial load and the muted electricity demand New Delhi: Thermal power plant load factor or capacity utilisation could fall below […]

India Faces Potential $500 Billion Capex Requirement In Power Transmission by FY50: Report – EQ

Japanese plastics firm shines for Asia in ranking of world’s greenest corporate giants

Japanese plastics manufacturer Sekisui Chemical is the highest ranked Asian firm in a global index of the most sustainable corporations by Canadian publisher Corporate Knights. CK’s boss says it is ‘worrying’ that there are not more Asian firms in the list. apanese firms rose up the ranks while Singaporean companies lost ground in an annual […]

Hydrogen subsidies | Australian solar-to-methanol project secures €24m grant — with half coming from Germany -EQ