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EnerGeeWhiz! | October 18, 2017

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Billion Dollar Breakthrough in Solar Efficiency?

March 6, 2013 |

For years, scientists have studied the potential benefits of a new branch of solar energy technology that relies on nanosized antenna arrays theoretically capable of harvesting more than 70 percent of the sun’s electromagnetic radiation and simultaneously converting it into … Read More

2013 Chinese & Indian Solar Markets Doubling

March 6, 2013 |

Vishal Shah predicts that the Chinese market which installed over 4 GW last year will more than double to 10 gigawatts and the Indian market will more than triple to reach 4 gigawatts and the U.S. will rise a measly … Read More

Unsubsidized Grid Parity Reached in India

March 6, 2013 |

Deutsche Bank just released new analyses concluding that global solar market will become sustainable on its own terms by the end of 2014, no longer needing subsidies to continue performing.

 

 

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The Plunging Cost of Solar PV

March 6, 2013 |

The plunging cost of solar PV from the end of 2008 to the start of 2012 has been well documented. It amounted to a fall of around 70 per cent. What is less well understood is that the price of … Read More

Net Energy Metering in Utah

March 6, 2013 |

There was much ado recently about California passing a law to allow “Net Metering” for individuals or institutions producing renewable energy…  and get *paid* for it.  Apparently, they could contribute net energy to the grid before out of the goodness … Read More

Spinning Conical Solar Cells – 8 cents per KW?

March 2, 2013 |

The average cost of electricity in the US is about 12 cents per kWh. The asserted cost of V3Solar’s Spin Cell is quoted by the company as being 8 cents per kWh!  A 3rd-party solar specialist has apparently … Read More

Graphene Supercapacitors

March 1, 2013 |

The UCLA researchers have developed a groundbreaking technique that uses a DVD burner to fabricate micro-scale graphene-based supercapacitors — devices that can charge and discharge a hundred to a thousand times faster than standard batteries. These micro-supercapacitors, made from a … Read More

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