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Musk will turn 50,000 Australian homes into the world’s largest virtual power plant

South Australia and Tesla already delivered the world's biggest battery. Now they want to build the world's largest virtual power plant. They want to use people's homes as a way to generate energy for the South Australian grid. According to AFP, Tesla said in a statement that "the virtual power plant would have 250 megawatts of solar… Continue reading Musk will turn 50,000 Australian homes into the world’s largest virtual power plant

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Solar Energy Creates More Jobs in America Than Any Other Industry

One census assesses the steep job growth created by the solar industry between 2010 and 2016.  But new tariffs on solar imports could cripple the industry and undo half a decade of economic and environmental progress . According to the census, solar energy adds jobs 17 times faster than the overall economy in the United States.… Continue reading Solar Energy Creates More Jobs in America Than Any Other Industry

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Renewable energy trends to watch in 2018

The falling costs. As per a recent report for The Guardian, solar prices have dropped by around 62% since 2009, while offshore wind costs have also dropped to $77 per megawatt hour. Experts are expecting prices to continue drop down in 2018. Chinese dominance. China, the global leader in solar generation, surpassed their solar PV 2020 targets… Continue reading Renewable energy trends to watch in 2018

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Jamaica got it right

Because energy fuels growth, Jamaica's largest solar plant provides affordable clean energy. Jamaica just started  a 37MW, US$60 million PV project , the largest PV project at Paradise Park, Westmoreland, which is expected to be completed within a year. This project will allow Jamaica to "spur its energy diversification efforts", the Energy minister said. He also said :“Where… Continue reading Jamaica got it right

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Perovskite Solar Cell: Converts more sunlight to electricity than silicon does.

The new technology has the answer to high-efficiency, low-Cost Solar Energy The use of perovskites in solar cell is capturing the interest of researchers around the world. It absorb sunlight similar to silicon cells but uses less material to absorb the same amount of light and can react to various different wavelengths of light, and convert more… Continue reading Perovskite Solar Cell: Converts more sunlight to electricity than silicon does.