Blue Dye Could Be the Next Key to Harnessing Renewable Energy

Scientists at the University of Buffalo have discovered an adept way of storing renewable energy thanks to wastewater produced from the textile industry. Polluted water containing blue dye, chemically referred to as methylene blue, has been found to have electrical properties and may soon be repurposed to revolutionize the battery …

Azure Power Wins 250 Megawatt Solar Project In India At Record Tariff

An auctioned organized by India’s largest power generating company, NTPC Limited, yielded the lowest-ever tariff for a solar project obligated to use Indian-made solar modules. NYSE-listed Azure Power secured the bid to set up a 250 megawatt solar power project at a tariff of Rs 3.14/kWh (4.8¢/kWh). Several other developers …

India’s ‘Fruit of the Gods’ Could Make Solar Cells Cheaper and More Efficient

Scientists at the Institute of Technology (IIT)-Roorkee in India are investigating if commonly available fruits and fruit juices could help make solar cells cheaper and more efficient. The researchers were able to fabricate Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC) by extracting the anthocyanins—or the plant pigments—from plums, black currants, berries and …

Tesla Tells Investors A Plan for Four More Gigafactories Will Be Released

Tesla expects demand for electric vehicle batteries will be strong enough to add four more Gigafactories beyond its current Nevada plant. In a note to investors Wednesday with its quarterly financial report, the company said it will lay out those plans by the end of the year. As for “Gigactory …

Panasonic Investing $256M in Tesla’s Buffalo Solar Manufacturing Plant

Following Tesla’s recent acquisition of SolarCity, the California-based company just scored another big win. Panasonic will invest more than $256 million in Tesla’s New York solar cell factory. The Japan-based electronics company is already partnering with Tesla to build electric car batteries at its Nevada Gigafactory, and this investment, announced …

Stanford Engineers Set Record for Capturing and Storing Solar Energy in Hydrogen Fuel

Solar energy has the potential to provide abundant power, but only if scientists solve two key issues: storing the energy for use at all hours, particularly at night, and making the technology more cost effective. Now an interdisciplinary team at Stanford has made significant strides toward solving the storage issue, …

Aqos developing solar-powered car

According to Balkan Energy News,  team of designers and entrepreneurs based in Belgrade is working on solutions to reduce the car industry’s share in greenhouse gas emissions. Saša Milovančević, one of the founders and chief executive of Aqos Technologies d.o.o., said a solar film which the startup developed allows for …