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Beaming Solar Energy From Space

The United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has been interested in developing a system that would harvest solar energy in space to be beamed back to Earth. The solar energy would be collected on a satellite in Earth’s orbit, there the energy would be converted into radio frequency so that it could be beamed […]

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To amp up solar cells, scientists ditch silicon

Silicon dominates the world of solar power. Even the newest solar cell designs, tandem devices that have a silicon solar cell below a cell made of a crystalline material called a perovskite, rely on the material. Now, researchers are doing away with silicon altogether, creating tandems from two of the best yet perovskites, each tailored […]

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Macron pledges €700m to solar energy projects

The French President’s announcement to increase France’s donations to the International Solar Alliance will bring the country’s total contributions to €1bn On March 11, President Emmanuel Macron announced that France will pledge €700m ($862m) to solar energy projects by 2022. The announcement was made during his trip to India at the first ever summit of […]

Mercedes-Benz Energy, Vivint Collaborate on Energy Storage for US Residential Solar Market

Mercedes-Benz Energy and Vivint Solar have announced an exclusive strategic collaboration to bring the Mercedes-Benz customizable home energy storage system to the U.S. The two companies will introduce a joint offering that will provide customers with the German engineering and performance of Mercedes-Benz batteries coupled with Vivint Solar’s expertise in designing, installing and servicing solar […]