Natcore Ready To Commercialize New Solar Cell Structure

Natcore's new solar cell structure
Natcore Technology Inc.'s research and development (R&D) center in Rochester, N.Y., has developed a new solar cell structure that it says will simplify the production process, lower costs and speed the path toward ultra high-efficiency cells.

Utilities about to cut net-metering

In a few, more-expensive utility districts, a milestone with its own buzzword has recently been reached: grid parity. That’s the time when the cost of making your own electricity with a grid-tied PV system becomes as cheap—or cheaper—than what the utility charges. Without batteries, grid-tied system costs are low enough to justify rooftop solar electricity purely on an economic basis.

Sandia Begins Testing Of Advanced Thermal Storage System For CSP

 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to lower the cost of solar energy systems and improve efficiencies in a big way, thanks to a system of small particles.

7000 Rocky Mountain Power customers lose power

utility power failure

OREM — Crews worked to restore power to nearly 7,000 Rocky Mountain Power customers in Utah County Monday morning.

The outage affected about 6,971 customers in the 84097 area code, the company said. That number was down to about 5,400 by 8 a.m.

Crews expected to have all power restored by 10 a.m.

Applied Energy Technologies (AET) Selected by Swinerton Renewable Energy for 22.6 MW Solar Project in Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah – June 25, 2015 – Applied Energy Technologies (AET) a preferred supplier of utility-scale racking systems and one of the top 10 solar racking companies in the United States, has been selected by Swinerton Renewable Energy to provide its Rayport™-G ECO mounting system for the 22.6 MW installation in Utah’s Beaver and Iron counties.

The Grid-tie scam or the truth about grid-tie

Let's be clear.  The last thing the government or your utility want is for you to be energy independent.  They literally spend hundreds of millions of dollars to make sure you do not understand energy independence.  They know that people have brains and are going to buy solar panels and maybe even a wind generator.  Only people that love the government, want a perpetual monthly bill, and enjoy being dependent on the government would do otherwise. 

Rocky Mountain Power to utilize Wind Energy before their customers do and become energy independent

Wind Generators near Spanish Fork, Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Four new wind farms are poised for development in Utah after Rocky Mountain Power inked agreements with the companies to buy the power over 20 years.

The farms, once in action, will have the capacity to produce 300 megawatts of energy, or enough to power 93,600 homes.

Global Solar Installations To Reach 57.4 GW This Year

According to new analysis from Texas-based Mercom Capital Group LLC, global solar installations are forecast to reach 57.4 GW this year.

Mercom expects China, Japan and the U.S. to account for approximately 60% of new solar installations. Since Mercom’s previous forecast three months ago, China has revised its solar installation target upward by 20% to almost 18 GW.

30 kW, 120 kWh vanadium flow battery

India College Installs Imergy Flow Battery

Battery Will Reduce College’s Use of its Costly Backup Diesel Generators, and Help Students Study How Solar Power and Energy Storage Can Enable Rural Electrification

Kodak and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Announce New Collaboration on Battery Storage, Solar And Energy-Efficiency Tech

Rochester, N.Y.-based Eastman Kodak Co. and the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have entered into an agreement to accelerate commercialization and manufacturing of next-generation battery and energy storage devices and materials.

The partnership will focus on connecting emerging companies in the cleantech sector with resources at both ORNL and Kodak's Eastman Business Park (EBP). It is hoped that the effort will also spark the formation of new high-tech companies at EBP.

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