The price of solar power panels dropped as much as 19 percent nationwide in 2013 and are expected to drop by as much as 12 percent in 2014, according to a new report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden.
Check out the article from the Denver Business Journal here:
Michigan State University has developed a cell with light harvesting transparent solar concentrators that could be used on windows and smartphone screens for solar energy collection without traditional solar panels.
The Rocky Mountain Institute says too much emphasis has been put on the variable nature of renewable energy. Watch the video in the link below to see why we don't need more energy storage to meet all of our energy needs with renewables:
Back in 1989, nearly 55,000 utility customers were still without has service a week after the Loma Prieta earthquake damaged a wide area. PG&E credits the smart grid for facilitating prompt service restoral after the most recent quake.
How High Can They Go? Are you ready to change the wind turbine paradigm? Flying electric generators harness jet stream winds at 15,000 ft, routing power through a ground tether. The machines proposed by this Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers paper handle high power density winds, and are theoretically capable of delivering a constant 30 MW to the grid.