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Jan 4, 2022

Western Australia’s Solar SPS Push Continues

Posted by in categories: government, solar power, sustainability

Government-funded solar panel based standalone power system installations in WA’s Esperance region completed, with more on the way.

Jan 4, 2022

Self‐healing crystal voids in double perovskite nanocrystal

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, robotics/AI, satellites, solar power, sustainability

From the Terminator to Spiderman’s suit, self-repairing robots and devices abound in sci-fi movies. In reality, though, wear and tear reduce the effectiveness of electronic devices until they need to be replaced. What is the cracked screen of your mobile phone healing itself overnight, or the solar panels providing energy to satellites continually repairing the damage caused by micro-meteorites?

Jan 4, 2022

Old Martiki mine in Kentucky to be turned into a 200MW solar farm

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

The renewable energy firm Savion is building the 200 megawatts Martin County Solar Project on a former coal mine on the border of Kentucky and West Virginia.

The solar energy generation facility will be located on approximately 1,200 acres on the old Martiki mine site in Martin County, interconnecting with Kentucky Power’s 138-kilovolt Inez Substation. The old Martiki coal mine is an abandoned mountain-top strip mine that was shut down in the 1990s. When completed, the project will produce enough energy to power the equivalent of more than 33,000 Kentucky homes.

The Martin County project that includes up to a $231 million investment recently cleared its last regulatory hurdle. It may be the biggest utility-scale coal-to-solar project in the country. The coal mine in Kentucky was one of the roughly 130,000 such sites that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had earmarked for renewable energy projects.

Jan 3, 2022

These new nailable solar shingles are installed like a traditional roof

Posted by in categories: materials, solar power

The “world’s first” nailable solar shingle, the Timberline Solar Energy Shingle, is being launched today by GAF Energy, the sister company of GAF, the largest roofing and waterproofing company in North America.

The Energy Shingle is combined with other standard roofing components to create the “Timberline Solar” roof system. GAF Energy claims to have the only product to integrate solar technology into existing roofing processes and materials, resulting in a full-fledged solar roof.

GAF Energy claims its Energy Shingles have comparable weatherproof performance to GAF’s roofing shingle, the Timberline HD/HDZ.

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Jan 3, 2022

Sunovation supplies stunning solar roof for Moscow

Posted by in category: solar power

In the Russian metropolis, a former power station was transformed into a modern cultural centre with a solar roof. Sunovation manufactured the modules according to the architect’s designs.

Jan 2, 2022

Huawei FusionSolar 2021: All-scenario PV & Storage Solution

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

PV Guided Tours 2021: Huawei presents its All-scenario PV & Storage Solution for Europe. It enables high-efficient generation, use and storage of solar power in various applications, such as large-scale PV power plants, commercial, residential and stand-alone solutions. Our video shows all the innovations.

Dec 31, 2021

👏 What an amazing year this has been for space!

Posted by in categories: solar power, space travel, sustainability

NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems fully assembled NASA’s Space Launch System rocket and Orion Spacecraft, and our launch and recovery teams are fully certified for NASA Artemis I, launching next year. Artemis I will be the uncrewed start of humanity’s return to the Moon! 🌕


Risen Energy Co. is planning to build a 45 billion yuan ($7 billion) integrated solar power factory in Inner Mongolia that’ll run on clean energy.

Dec 31, 2021

China’s Risen Plans $7 Billion Solar Factory Run On Clean Energy

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

Risen Energy Co. is planning to build a 45 billion yuan ($7 billion) integrated solar power factory in Inner Mongolia that’ll run on clean energy.

Dec 30, 2021

Who Needs Plants When You Can Harness Solar Energy With An Artificial Leaf?

Posted by in categories: chemistry, solar power, sustainability

The idea of a human-made device that can process solar energy to make usable fuels has been tantalizing researchers since the 1970s. There being no such thing as a free lunch, it is not so easy to engineer a device that mimics photosynthesis, which Mother Nature perfected a long time ago. Nevertheless, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley Lab in California appear to have solved an important piece of the “artificial leaf” challenge.

Solar Energy & The Artificial Leaf Of The Future

The concept of the artificial leaf first crossed the CleanTechnica radar in the form of a card-sized photoelectrochemical cell, back in 2011. Instead of converting sunlight into electricity, the cell acts as a catalyst that deploys solar energy to break water into oxygen and hydrogen.

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Dec 29, 2021

The largest solar farm in Kentucky will be built on a former coal mine

Posted by in categories: employment, solar power, sustainability

The largest solar project in Kentucky will be built on an abandoned coal mine in Martin County and provide jobs for former coal workers.

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