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EnerGeeWhiz! | March 23, 2017

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Confessions of a Solar Pirate

August 16, 2013 |

Stealing the Sun?

Ok, so maybe Greg Graham is not a full-on pirate, but he’s close:  he doesn’t ask, he takes.  He takes what he sees as his divine right– the opportunity to innovate around renewable energy and save bucks … Read More

The Green Sun Tea Party

August 15, 2013 |

Free Markets + Renewable Energy = Good Politics

Debbie Dooley is the co-founder of the Atlanta Tea Party.  She recently penned an article for Grist.org where she revealed her alignment with a strange bedfellow (for a Republican) in The Sierra … Read More

The Solar Vector circa 2013

August 14, 2013 | 2

EGW consistently seeks to remind readers that metrics that refer to “single points in time”– scalar numbers– are important in taking the temperature of the energy industries, but alone they are misleading.  Knowing how that “temperature” changes over time is … Read More

Let the Photovoltaic Battle Begin

August 11, 2013 |

MIT Technology Review recently published a summary article that brings new light to the use of an age old material in bringing down the cost of solar cells significantly.

Perovskites are a plentiful mineral that have been interesting to material … Read More

Solar Cells that Grow on Trees?

July 28, 2013 |

Forbes reported that new research from the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics (COPE) at Georgia Tech has again bumped up the efficiency of cellulose-based solar cells– that is, solar cells that don’t rely on petroleum or glass, and … Read More

A Photovoltaic Panel Every Two Seconds?

May 17, 2013 |

Australia’s Largest Solar Cell Printer Can Spit Out a Photovoltaic Panel Every Two Seconds

An incredible new printer at the University of Melbourne has allowed researchers to print solar cells up to the size of an A3 sheet of paper. Developed in collaboration between … Read More

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

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