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Innovative solar cell structure stores, supplies energy simultaneously
R&D Magazine
The potential energy available via solar power might seem limitless on a sunny summer day, but all that energy has to be stored for it to be truly useful. If you see a solar panel on a rooftop, in a large-scale array, or even on a parking meter, a bulky battery or supercapacitor is hidden just out of sight, receiving energy from the panel through power lines. However, that's a storage method that doesn't scale well for solar-powered devices with no space for a battery pack.
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In Japan, new policy spurs solar power boom
The Washington Post
Across Japan, technology firms and private investors are racing to install devices that until recently they had little interest in: solar panels. Massive solar parks are popping up by the dozen, and companies are mounting panels atop warehouse and factory rooftops as part of a rapid buildup that one developer likened to an "explosion."
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US to lease federal waters for commercial offshore wind energy
The Washington Post
The federal government will hold the first lease sale for commercial offshore wind energy projects at the end of July, the Interior Department announced. The sale will offer 164,750 acres of federal waters off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. If that is fully developed, officials said, it could produce as much as 3,400 megawatts of electricity, enough to power more than 1 million homes.
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Servicing PV-equipped HVAC systems
Contracting Business
Photovoltaic electrical power systems are becoming increasingly common in residential and commercial building applications. The typical PV system encountered by an HVAC technician during a service visit is connected to the building's electrical system in a manner that's not directly associated with the HVAC system. However, as the technology becomes more prevalent, the best HVAC technicians will know how to proceed when they encounter a building or residence equipped with a PV system.
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New Jersey landfills, brownfields emerge as new frontier for solar farms
The Star-Ledger
Years of debris dumped in the Kearny landfill created an 81-foot high mountain of garbage with clear views of the Pulaski Skyway and Jersey Turnpike, and off in the distance, Manhattan skyline. But with New Jersey's latest Energy Master Plan encouraging solar projects on landfills and brownfields instead of farmland and greenfields, sites like the one in Kearny have become the latest frontier in renewable energy for the nation’s most densely populated state.
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World's biggest coal company turning to solar energy to lower its utility bill
The largest coal company in the world, Coal India, is aiming to cut its own utility bills by installing solar photovoltaic panels at its facilities across the country. The coal giant is seeking proposals from solar energy companies to build a modular 2 megawatt solar plant on 9 acres of its own land. This plant could be scaled to export power to the grid.
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