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Solar Innovation: Could This Glass Brick Be the Solution to Solar Energy’s Design Problems?

Between cost savings and environmental concerns, there’s plenty of demand for solar energy these days. But designing something sexier than your average rooftop panel has remained a vexing challenge. Luckily, researchers at Exeter University in England seem to have hit on a solar-cell solution that effortlessly combines form and function. Dubbed Solar Squared, the design […]

2017 Vision Electric Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet World Debut at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

In Pebble Beach prior to last year’s Concours d’Elegance, Mercedes-Benz introduced the stunning Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept vehicle. At the time it seemed like the stunning car would be tough to top, but Mercedes achieved that by removing said top. The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet wowed the invited crowd at its world debut during a […]

Solar Innovation: Fullerene Device Acts as Both Solar Cell and a Current Inverter

An international team of researchers has developed a photovoltaic cell based on a combination of magnetic electrodes and C60 fullerenes— sometimes referred to as Buckyballs—that increases the photovoltaic efficiency of their device by 14 percent over photovoltaics using ordinary materials and architecture. In research described in the journal Science, scientists from China, Germany, and Spain […]

The Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technology (by ENEL)

The Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technology allows electric vehicles to be fully integrated into the electricity grid by also improving grid capability to handle renewable power and will make renewable sources even more diffused and affordable. During the the 21st UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris, Enel and Nissan announced the development of a Vehicle-to-Grid […]

IMEC Reports Record Conversion Efficiency of 23.9 % on a 4 cm2 Perovskite/Silicon Solar Module

Belgian Imec announced an improvement of its 4 cm2perovskite/silicon tandem photovoltaic module achieving a power conversion efficiency of 23.9 percent. Reaching this level, imec is the first to achieve a module-on-cell stack that outperforms the standalone silicon solar cell. Perovskite solar cells have many desirable properties, as they can achieve a high power conversion efficiency, […]

Alphabet Wants to Fix Renewable Energy’s Storage Problem — With Salt

Alphabet Inc.’s secretive X skunk works has another idea that could save the world. This one, code named Malta, involves vats of salt and antifreeze.  The research lab, which hatched Google’s driverless car almost a decade ago, is developing a system for storing renewable energy that would otherwise be wasted. It can be located almost anywhere, has the potential […]

Innovation is already there in Kenya, we just luck capital access & technical expertise – Lilian Motongori, Kenyan Youth Senator and Women Empowerment Advocate

During the 5th Anniversary Annual Conference of RES4MED held recently in Rome, we had an opportunity to have an exclusive talk to Lilian Motongori, Kenyan Youth Senator and Women Empowerment Advocate. Lilian, an extremely motivated and positive young entrepreneur, speaks about her various projects in she is involved starting from the Kenyan Youth Senate, though off-grid electrification projects, to […]

Vivint Smart Home Introduces Vivint Smart Properties for Property Developers and Managers

Provo—Vivint Smart Home, the leading smart home services provider in North America, Tuesday announced Vivint Smart Properties, the first comprehensive smart home solution designed for rental properties. Available across the U.S. and Canada, Vivint Smart Properties enables property developers and managers to increase the value of their properties by adding smart home technology as an amenity […]

“Shared Energy: Touch & Feel” – Clean Disruptor Davide Spotti & his Regalrgrid Sharing Energy Technology Platform

Couple of weeks ago we had an exclusive opportunity to cover an official launch of Regalgrid at H-Farm in Treviso, Italy. In this interview we speak to Clean Disruptor Davide Spotti & his Regalrgrid Sharing Energy Technology Platform. Regalgrid® has designed an innovative technological platform which achieves the first open and interconnected energy system whereby single units, called “nodes” and comprised of generators and/or accumulators and/or renewable […]

Optimizing the solar future, today with Regalgrid sharing energy technology platform – Enrico Carniato, Group Deputy General Manager at Upsolar Group & CEO of Upsolar Systems Italy

Couple of weeks ago we had an exclusive opportunity to cover an official launch of Regalgrid at H-Farm in Treviso, Italy.  Regalgrid® has designed an innovative technological platform which achieves the first open and interconnected energy system whereby single units, called “nodes” and comprised of generators and/or accumulators and/or renewable energy consumers, are networked in real time. In this interview we speak […]

Clean Disruption News: Airbus drops a new video showing off its autonomous flying taxi concept

Hailing a flying taxi will someday be as easy as pulling out your phone and pressing a button.  That’s the future presented by a number of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft projects, and major transportation movers and shakers, most notably Uber and its partners, have outlined plans to take the ride hailing services currently stuck on […]

Clean Disruption News: Henrik Fisker Debuts 400 Mile Range EMotion Electric Car to Compete with His Arch Rival, Tesla

Famed automotive designer hasn’t given up on electric drive just yet, unveiling his next design meant to compete with his arch rival, Tesla. With a starting price tag of $129,000US, Karma Automotive’s EMotion luxury electric car is aiming for higher-end Tesla/Mercedes/Audi/BMW buyers. For that, you get a car that designer Henrik Fisker claims will provide […]

SolarPV.TV Pics: How does an Electric Car work? (Example of Tesla Model S)

Electric cars are making big waves in the automobile world. These noise-free, pollution-free and high-performance vehicles are expected to make their I.C. engine counterparts obsolete by 2025. This video will unveil the hidden technologies behind the Tesla Model S, which recently became the world’s fastest accelerating car. We will see how electric cars have achieved […]

Making RES4MED “Bambino del Mondo” – Antonello Cammisecra, CEO at Enel Green Power & President of RES4MED

During the 5th Anniversary Annual Conference of RES4MED held recently in Rome, we had an opportunity to have an exclusive talk to the new President of RES4MED, Antonello Cammisecra, who has also been recently appointed as the new CEO of Enel Green Power.  Born in Naples (Italy) in 1970, Antonio Cammisecra graduated cum laude in Mechanical Engineering from the University of […]

Clean Disruption: The Start of a New Era of Energy Sharing by Regalgrid Europe

This short animation shows a new disruptive energy sharing solution by Regalgrid Europe. A single photovoltaic system, even if provided with a storage unit, is not sufficient to achieve self-consumption levels leading to energy autonomy. To achieve energy autonomy, it is necessary to become evolded prosumers. Regalgrid® has designed an innovative technological platform which achieves the first open and interconnected […]

Solar in USA: In Brooklyn, you can now sell solar power to your neighbors

In Brooklyn, you can buy honey collected from an urban bee hive. You can buy lettuce grown atop an old bowling alley. And now, you can purchase free range, gluten-free, fresh, organic solar power right off your neighbor’s roof. Brooklyn startup LO3 Energy is revolutionizing the way homeowners buy and sell electricity. They are making it possible to auction rooftop solar power […]

Search for the Super Battery (NOVA Documentary)

We live in an age when technological innovation seems to be limitlessly soaring. But for all the satisfying speed with which our gadgets have improved, many of them share a frustrating weakness: the batteries. Though they have improved in last century, batteries remain finicky, bulky, expensive, toxic, and maddeningly short-lived. The quest is on for a […]