Renewable Energy

February 2023
First Measurements of Hydrogen-Boron Fusion in a Magnetically Confined Fusion Plasma

The team responsible for the first measurements of hydrogen-boron fusion in a magnetically confined fusion plasma

­As fusion developers  around the world race to commercialize fusion energy, TAE Technologies has pioneered the pursuit of the cleanest and most economical path to providing electricity with hydrogen-boron (also known as p-B11 or p11B), an abundant, environmentally sound fuel. Today the co
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Date:
02/28/2023

Corralling Ions Improves Viability of Next-Generation Solar Cells

Corralling Ions Improves Viability of Next-Generation Solar Cells

­Researchers have discovered that channeling ions into defined pathways in perovskite materials improves the stability and operational performance of perovskite solar cells. The finding paves the way for a new generation of lighter, more flexible, and more efficient solar cell technologies suitable for practical us
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Date:
02/27/2023
Developing a New Approach to Predicting the Behavior of GaN Devices

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Figure 1: Infineon’s four-step qualification plan for CoolGaN™ devices

­Introduction Silicon semiconductor technology has evolved considerably over the past 50 years, during which time, multiple failure modes affecting device reliability have been discovered, researched, and addressed. This has led to the development of models and equations for failure modes like time-de
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02/24/2023
PSDcast – The Benefits of Community Solar

Ben Frank with Solar Edge

­Renewable energy is the future, and at some point, it’s just a matter of building it out, in all its forms, and realizing the long-term benefits. But that points to a major problem with renewable energy, particularly solar power – that it’s most inaccessible for low-income families. That’s where community so
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Date:
02/24/2023
Enfinite Announces Addition of 40 MW of Energy Storage onto Alberta Electricity Grid

Jason White, Chief Operating Officer for Enfinite

­Enfinite, a North American leader in energy storage, is pleased to announce, through its eReserve battery storage program, it has financed and developed two more energy storage projects that are now operational and supporting Alberta’s electricity grid. Enfinite’s eReserve3 and eReserve5 projects are provi
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Date:
02/23/2023
A Greener Alternative to Fossil Fuels by Producing Hydrogen from Water and Light

From left to right: James Cahoon and Taylor Teitsworth

­Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Chemistry have engineered silicon nanowires that can convert sunlight into electricity by splitting water into oxygen and hydrogen gas, a greener alternative to fossil fuels. Fifty years ago, scientists first demonstrated that liqu
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Date:
02/20/2023
PSDcast – Is Deregulation the Key to Lower Energy Costs?

Anthony Malascalza, CEO of Limitless Consulting and Marketing, a door-to-door sales company in the energy deregulation market

­Energy prices went hogwild in 2022. Naturally, one of the biggest culprits was the war in Ukraine, since Europe leans on Russia for most of their oil and natural gas and America imports enough from Russia that its absence was noticeable. But some feel that over-regulation of energy has also contributed to su
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Date:
02/17/2023
Enteligent Unveils World's First DC-to-DC Solar EV Charger

Enteligent Unveils World’s First DC-to-DC Solar EV Charger

­Enteligent Inc. is unveiling the world’s first DC-to-DC solar hybrid bi-directional EV charger this week at Intersolar NA 2023 in Booth 2460. Powered directly from the sun, Enteligent’s solar EV charger can supply 25 kW of fast DC charging – three times faster than AC Level 2 EV chargers – wh
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Date:
02/15/2023
Reduced Energetic Disorder Enables Over 14% Efficiency in Organic Solar Cells Based on Completely Non-Fused-Ring Donors and Acceptors

The more planar molecular structure of A4T-3 enabled it with lower energetic disorder and reduced energy loss, thus higher photovoltaic performance of the PTVT-T:A4T-3-based device.

­Non-fused-ring organic photoactive materials have attracted broad attention in recent years due to their low synthetic cost. Different from the rigid coplanar structure of fused-ring molecules, the easily rotated conformation of non-fused-ring molecules could lead to the different energetic disorder, which gr
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Date:
02/15/2023
SunHydrogen Unveils Larger Version of the World's First-Ever Nanoparticle-Based Green Hydrogen Generator

SunHydrogen’s Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Syed Mubeen

­SunHydrogen, Inc. published a photo of the largest version to date of its nanoparticle-based green hydrogen technology. The image unveiled shows a panel that houses multiple hydrogen generators and contains 16 times more hydrogen generator area than the Company’s previous small-scale model. Mu
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Date:
02/09/2023
Kraftanlagen Selected for Green Hydrogen Project H2eron

The future H2eron green hydrogen factory at Delfzijl

­HyCC has selected the engineering partner and technology supplier for its green hydrogen project H2eron in Delfzijl, The Netherlands. The 40 MW plant is expected to deliver the first hydrogen in 2026 to support the production of sustainable aviation fuels. Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) Kraftanlag
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Date:
02/08/2023
PSDcast – Decarbonizing the Future

Mark Kapczynski, CMO, with Energy Shares

­While renewable energy recently surpassed coal in consumption, the first time in 130 years, over 60% of electricity production in the US is still generated via fossil fuels. That obviously clashes with our goal of going carbon neutral by this middle of this century, so something has to be done.
Date:
02/02/2023
ABB and Hynamics Collaborate to Lower Hydrogen Production Cost

ABB and Hynamics collaborate to lower hydrogen production cost

­Hynamics has signed an agreement to collaborate with ABB and test the ABB Ability OPTIMAX for Green Hydrogen energy management system (EMS), which was launchedto market in November 2022, across Hynamics’ plants to help optimize electrical costs of hydrogen production by up to 16 percent, according to
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Date:
02/01/2023
Chinese Companies May Have Circumvented Solar Tariffs

Jason Lomberg, North American Editor, PSD

­Those PRC rascals are at it again. Allegedly. Back in December, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its preliminary findings on circumvention inquiries of solar cells and modules from the People’s Republic of China (PRC).  They determined that 4 of 8 companies under investigation had shipped cell
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Date:
02/01/2023
Decarbonizing Mission-Critical Power

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Figure 1. The use of renewable diesel in existing generators can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90%

­Back-up power plays a central role in the mission-critical systems that support our essential infrastructure such as data centers, smart grids, hospitals, utilities and airports. But we also need to drastically cut carbon dioxide emissions and other greenhouse gases as part of the ongoing fight against climate ch
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Date:
02/01/2023
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