As part of Joining Forces, an initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to rally support for U.S. service members, veterans and their families, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) committed to having 50,000 veterans working in solar by 2020. The First Lady shared the news
Other World Computing (OWC), a leading zero-emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced on Earth Day that as part of the company’s sustainability program, it will soon produce enough on-site wind and solar power to cover all energy needs for four facilities in three states (Illinois, Texas and Nevada),
The Energy Department announced winners of its second annual Race to Zero Student Design Competition, a collegiate competition engaging university students to design zero energy-ready homes. A zero energy-ready home is a high-performance home that is so energy efficient it can offset all or most of its annual
In this podcast Dr. Pradeep Haldar, SUNY Poly CNSE Vice President of Entrepreneurship Innovation and Clean Energy Programs, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the challenges and opportunities in the development of the smart grid and the alternate technologies that can enhance it. SUNY Polytechnic
On April 3, President Obama announced the expansion of SunShot’s Solar Ready Vets program to a total of 10 military bases. The announcement was made at Hill Air Force Base in Utah, which will be the fourth installation to host the training. Programs are already in place at Camp Pendleton in California, Fort
In this podcast Darren Hammel of Princeton Power talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the explosion in the number off applications that now can use energy storage for system performance enhancement and reliability. From the Smart Grid to the Internet of Things, energy storage has taken on a completely
Powered by a rapidly-growing residential market, Louisiana became a Top 20 solar state for the first time last year, according to the recently-released U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review. It was the fifth straight year that Louisiana showed strong growth in solar installations.
Rational combination of advantages of state-of-the-art polymers has resulted in highly electronically conducting polymers that could enable a battery to be 80 percent charged within 6 seconds, and fully charged in another 18 seconds.
Researchers at the University of Houston have reported developing an efficient conductive electron-transporting polymer, a long-missing puzzle piece that will allow ultrafast battery applications.
The discovery relies upon a “conjugated redox polymer” design with a naphthalene-bithiophene polymer,
The SunShot Catalyst prize competition connects American innovators to the tools, capabilities, data assets, and resources developed by the Energy Department and its national laboratories. The competition leverages each of these assets to launch cutting-edge solar companies and tackle time-sensitive market challenges.
Led by a booming residential market, Maryland more than doubled its amount of installed solar capacity in 2014, according to the recently-released U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review. In addition, Maryland also had nearly half, 48 percent, of its new electrical capacity last year come from solar energy.
Saft, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-tech industrial batteries, is supplying two large battery systems to Shanghai Electric Group Company Limited, one of China’s largest equipment manufacturing conglomerates, for a high profile power plant expansion project in Khulna, Bangladesh’s third largest
In a decision that’s certain to help to speed up America’s transition to a clean energy future, President Obama announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) will launch a new initiative to train 75,000 Americans – including military veterans – to enter the solar workforce by 2020. The President made