Renewable Energy

July 2022
Listening to the People Results in a More Sustainable Future Energy System

This graphic shows the fraction of different types of electricity sources in the US in 2050 based on an energy mix plan that takes into account the preferences and demographics of various racial groups, with projections by the US Energy Information Administration based on current plans and policies

­As policymakers around the world aim to cut carbon emissions and meet climate goals, new research points to a critical group whose opinions could help to shape energy planning for the better: the consumers. By taking into account the demographics and preferences of US racial groups, clarified through a nationa
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07/29/2022
Scientists Fabricate High-Performance Large-Area Perovskite Submodules for Solar Cells

Surface redox engineering of vacuum-deposited NiOx for top-performance perovskite solar cells and modules

­Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) are promising solar technologies. Although low-cost wet processing has shown advantages in small-area PSC fabrication, the preparation of uniform charge transport layers with thickness of several nanometers from solution for meter-sized large area products is still challenging. Recently, a researc
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07/29/2022
GreenSpur Wind, Niron Magnetics Develop New Rare Earth-free Generator Solution for the Offshore Wind Market

GreenSpur Wind and Niron Magnetics Collaborate to Develop New Rare Earth-free Generator Solution for the Offshore Wind Market

GreenSpur Wind, the company who has developed a new generator for the global offshore wind market, and Niron Magnetics, the company pioneering the world’s first high-performance, rare earth-free permanent magnets, today announced a milestone in developing a new, lighter, and highly efficient rare ea
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07/27/2022
Promising Prospects in Solar District Heating Market, FMI Report Expects Modest Growth at 7% CAGR

Promising Prospects in Solar District Heating Market, FMI Report Expects Modest Growth at 7% CAGR

­The demand for solar district heating exceeded USD 2.5 billion in 2021, and it is expected to increase at a CAGR of over 7% from 2022 to 2028. The global solar district heating market is predicted to grow over the forecast period, as technology is a cost-effective and environmentally responsib
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07/27/2022
PSDcast – What's Holding EVs Back from the Mainstream?

Co-CEO of NexGen Power Systems, Dinesh Ramanathan.

­Numerous factors are holding EVs back, namely range anxiety, lack of infrastructure, and adjusting to new norms, like possibly having to at least partially plan your day around a recharge (or not, if quick charge systems mature quickly). And on the line to discuss these matters is the Co-CEO of NexGen Power Sy
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07/21/2022
TAE Technologies Exceeds Fusion Reactor Performance Goals By 250%

The Copernicus

­After achieving temperatures greater than 75 million degrees Celsius and demonstrating unmatched real-time control of plasma with its state-of-the-art fusion research reactor, Norman, TAE Technologies announced that it has secured strategic and institutional investments to fund the construction of it
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07/19/2022
PSDcast – Recovering Thermal Energy from Wastewater

CEO of Sharc Energy, Lynn Mueller

­Today, we’re talking about a form of renewable energy that doesn’t get near as much attention as, say, solar or wind power. That being wastewater energy — or to be more specific, recovering thermal energy from wastewater.
Date:
07/15/2022
Debunking the Myths That Discourage Public Funding of Clean Energy

Jonas Meckling, who was the Coleman P. Burke Distinguished Visiting Associate Professor at YSE in 2021 and is associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley

­To spur decarbonization, public investments must go beyond government support of research and development and expand into the manufacturing and deployment of new technology. To do this, governments must move beyond the myths surrounding public investment in clean energy that discourage use of public funds, a
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07/15/2022
­Perovskite-on-Silicon Solar Cell Achieves Over 30% Efficiency

Left and right panels: Schematics of perovskite-on-silicon tandems that are either flat or textured on their front side. Upper central panels: scanning electron microscopy images of the two types of devices developed by EPFL and CSEM. Lower central panels: corresponding picture.

  As we are relying more on renewables, getting the maximum energy possible out of their generation is important. The higher the efficiency, the lower the overall cost of the generated electricity over the lifetime of the installation. Furthermore, higher efficiency means the same amount of energy can be
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07/12/2022
The Dawn of a New Era with High-Power Wireless Charging

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Figure 1: Wireless power transmitter system with WLC1115

Overview of Inductive charging and Qi specification Wireless charging technologies range from inductive, magnetic resonant, and capacitive to RF radiation, laser, acoustic, and other emerging ones. The inductive coupling technology is the front runner [1], and hence its associated standard Qi is the most pre
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Date:
07/01/2022