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HyperSolar harnesses sunlight to produce cleaner-than-clean hydrogen fuel

HyperSolar harnesses sunlight to produce cleaner-than-clean hydrogen fuel | Energy | Scoop.it
HyperSolar has announced the creation of hydrogen fuel from wastewater, using floating nanoparticles which harness the power of the Sun.

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Largest Solar Bridge In World — Blackfriars Solar Bridge — Launched

Largest Solar Bridge In World — Blackfriars Solar Bridge — Launched | Energy | Scoop.it

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The Blackfriars railway bridge in London (above the river Thames) has now been furnished with 4,400 solar panels, a collaborative effort between First Capital Connect (the company that runs the Blackfriars Railway station) and Solarcentury. This solar panel array is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 511 tonnes per year.


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Maxwell Tech's curator insight, February 6, 2014 12:14 PM

The city of London is continuing their support of renewable energy by building the largest solar bridge in the world on the roof of the Blackfriars Railway bridge. Find out why having 4,400 solar panels becomes beneficial to the city of London and create an enjoyable experience for the railway passengers by checking out this article.

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Worldwide Concentrating Solar Power Systems Market (CSP) 2020 - Strategies, Forecast and Market Shares Analysis Report | Energy

Worldwide Concentrating Solar Power Systems Market (CSP) 2020 - Strategies, Forecast and Market Shares Analysis Report | Energy | Energy | Scoop.it

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP): Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020. The 2014 study has 436 pages, 190 tables and figures. Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) integrates molten salt storage technologies and leverages the existing steam electrical power generating capacity.


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isha3994's curator insight, April 1, 2014 4:46 AM

The concentrated solar power market is set to explode despite environmental objections to the technology. The latest CSP launch, Ivanpah solar electric generating system is an engineering marvel that delivers on the full promise of solar energy. Ivanpah has 347,000 garage door-sized mirrors distributed across 173,500 heliostats. The heliostats track with the sun so that the mirrors can efficiently reflect its rays up to boilers that sit on top of the facility’s three towers. The system uses solar field integration software and a solar receiver steam generator.

 

Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) solar energy is the most promising and sustainable renewable energy; rolling out CSP systems offers both performance and competitive energy prices. CSP Solar provides a crucial energy solution that is utility scale and works 24 x 7 in combination with back-up stationary fuel cells.

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Tindo solar-powered bus makes its debut in Adelaide

Tindo solar-powered bus makes its debut in Adelaide | Energy | Scoop.it
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Inexpensive Coating Boosts Solar-Cell Efficiency

Inexpensive Coating Boosts Solar-Cell Efficiency | Energy | Scoop.it
New technique developed at MIT could enable a major boost in solar-cell efficiency.

 

A special coating could dramatically improve the percentage of energy that can be harvested from solar cells by splitting photons in two, new research suggests. For every photon (or particle of light) that hits a solar cell, the coating — called pentacene — doubles the number of electrons, and energy, that can be harvested, at least with high-energy blue or green wavelengths of light.

 

A new technique to produce solar cells might one day yield devices that boast significantly greater efficiency — long a holy grail in the development of commercial solar panels.

 

Researchers at MIT say they've successfully harnessed an obscure technique, called "singlet exciton fission," that would reduce the amount of sunlight wasted as heat instead of being converted to electricity. In a typical solar cell, each photon of sunlight hitting the cell knocks loose one electron, to kickstart the process of energy conversion. In this new research, however, each photon knocks two electrons loose — making the process of solar energy generation more efficient.

 

The process behind the research is relatively simple: researchers successfully coated solar cells with pentacene, an organic compound capable of generating two electrons from one photon.


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As Fracking Expands in California, Water Board Refuses to Regulate Toxic Waste Disposal

As Fracking Expands in California, Water Board Refuses to Regulate Toxic Waste Disposal | Energy | Scoop.it
As fracking threatens to expand drilling in California, a coalition of environmental justice and community health groups (Drilling muds—to facilitate drilling of oil & gas wells—contain scores of chemicals that can pose severe health...

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