Solar Energy In-depth Technology

Jim Lane - July 28, 2014

Solar Fuels: How Close, How Real?

There’s a class of fuels that don’t use an intervening biomass to make a fuel — so, though they use biology or waste carbon, they’ve bristled at being called “biofuels." Instead, the...

Aater Suleman - July 21, 2014

Get the Most Out of Solar: Cloud-Based Data Monitoring and Control Solutions

As the cost of implementing solar panels drops, more organizations are looking to deploy solar energy solutions. Experts predict a rise in solar investment in coming years. Monitoring...

Mark Schiller - July 16, 2014

Hydrogen Energy Storage: A New Solution To the Renewable Energy Intermittency Problem

The need for a complete energy storage solution is becoming more acute where fields of wind turbines are already generating gigawatts of electricity, often with a significant mismatch...

Iqbal Pittalwala - July 09, 2014

Solar Energy Efficiency Gets a Boost

A perspective article published last month by University of California, Riverside chemists in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters was selected as an Editors Choice — an honor...

Stephanie Hobby - June 16, 2014

Research Continues on Solar with Molten Salt Storage

A soaring structure on the south side of the Department of Energy’s National Solar Thermal Test Facility (NSTTF) combines two cutting-edge technologies in concentrating solar energy:...

Mike Janes - May 20, 2014

Planting the “SEEDS” of Solar Technology in the Home

In an effort to better understand what persuades people to buy photovoltaic (PV) systems for their homes, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are gathering data on consumer...

John Papageorge - March 19, 2014

What’s Powering the Future of Clean Tech?

Population growth, pollution, and limited natural resources have created an urgent need for innovative clean tech solutions that are smarter, cleaner, and more efficient. However, energy...

Javier Marcos - March 10, 2014

Predicting PV Plant Power Fluctuations and Optimising Energy Storage

The ability to accurately predict and prevent power fluctuations is of considerable importance to solar PV (photovoltaic) plant operators in terms of sustaining profitability, estimating...

Mohammed Safiuddin - February 19, 2014

Global Renewable Energy Grid Project: Integrating Renewables via HVDC and Centralized Storage

The global energy and environment challenges cannot be addressed through a local, regional, or even a national approach. They require a global outlook and a much broader vision, a Global...

Warrick Pierce - December 13, 2013

Solar-aided Power Generation vs Concentrating Solar Power: A South African Case Study

Renewable energy resources can possibly provide effective sustainable energy solutions. However, the application of solar energy for power generation purposes is not currently competitive...

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