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:http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/blog/earth_to_power/2014/10/solar-power-prices-aredropping-fast-nrel-says.html?ana=twtPost your comments below.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is helping utilities to provide better service to customers. More than 50% of the U.S. population now has a smart meter. Read more in this article from smartgridnews.com:http://www.smartgridnews.com/artman/publish/Technologies_IT_and_Back_Office/How-to-enhance-utility-performance-and-value-through-the-Internet-of-Things-6818.html/#.VEARRPl4rigDiscuss below.
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.Read more: http://www.pv-magazine.com/news/details/beitrag/michigan-state-university-develops-transparent-solar-cell_100016181/#ixzz3ESHaFSVYPost comments below.
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:Post your comments below.
The U.S. Department of Energy put out this short inspirational video about Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
#WomenInSTEM: Making a Cleaner Future
View the video and post your thoughts below.