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Biden wants 45% of US electricity to come from solar power by 2050. An energy tech expert breaks down what it would take.

President Biden said investing in clean energy will help combat climate change and create new jobs. Brian Snyder/Reuters President Biden announced a new plan to reduce carbon emissions by investing in clean energy. The White House report says solar power could provide almost half of the US electricity supply by 2050. Energy technology expert Joshua D. Rhodes says this goal would require massive changes at US energy companies. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe B...
Tags: Energy, Science, Congress, Climate Change, Opinion, White House, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Sustainability, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, New Jersey, Solar Power, North America, Biden

GoSun’s new portable power stations use the sun’s ray to charge devices

The new GoSun Power 550 and Power 1,100 offer a full range of power outputs and beefy power supplies, including solar charging.
Tags: Outdoors, Trends, Power, Solar Power, Smart Home, Portable Power Station, Gosun

Lorde Explains Why She’s ‘Not Built For Pop Star Life’

The "Solar Power" singer spoke with Vogue for its October cover story.
Tags: News, Lorde, Vogue, Solar Power

Renewables could meet 100% demand in Australia at certain times of day by 2025, report says

Energy market operator notes penetration of renewable generation reached record high of 57% twice in 2021Get our free news app; get our morning email briefingRenewables will meet 100% of consumer demand for electricity at certain times of the day by 2025 if large-scale wind and solar development continues at current rates, the Australian Energy Market Operator has said.Aemo’s annual grid reliability snapshot, to be released on Tuesday, notes the penetration of renewable generation in Australia r...
Tags: Energy, Australia, Renewable Energy, Australia news, Wind Power, Solar Power, Hydropower, Australian Energy Market Operator, AEMO

Caltech and China Racing to Space Based Solar Power

Caltech has disclosed that in 2013, Donald Bren, chairman of Irvine Company and a lifetime member of the Caltech Board of Trustees, donated over $100 million to form the Space-based Solar Power... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Innovation, Solar Power, Caltech, Irvine Company, China Racing, Donald Bren, Caltech Board of Trustees

Common solar tech powers smart devices indoors, NIST study finds

From the most recent issue of NIST’s Tech Beat. QRPp using you shack lights, anyone? Any time you turn on a light at home or in the office, you are expending energy. But what if flipping the light switch meant producing energy too? We usually think of solar, or photovoltaic (PV), cells fixed to roofs, converting sunlight into electricity, but bringing that technology indoors could further boost the energy efficiency of buildings and energize swaths of wireless smart technologies such as smoke a...
Tags: Radio, Solar Power, NIST, Building/Homebrew, Andrew Shore, Energy Science Engineering

From solar power in Africa to UK tomatoes – the eco-schemes to turn your cash green

Savings rates are low but some green investments can pay up to 8% interest a yearEnvironmentally conscious consumers fed up with low savings rates are being targeted by a variety of green investments paying up to 8% interest a year.However, those thinking about signing up need to be prepared to accept some risk to their cash. This is a lot riskier than a bank or building society savings account. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Money, Investments, Africa, Environment, Tomatoes, UK News, Consumer affairs, Ethical and green living, Solar Power, Ethical money

How Renewables Could Help Us Survive a Walking Dead-Style Zombie Apocalypse

When it comes to gore, I am a really big baby—my weak stomach and low startle point have kept me far away from The Walking Dead for the decade it’s been on TV. But after a year and a half of mostly staying inside and binge-watching everything else worth watching, the arrival of the comic book adaptation on Netflix…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Energy, Science, Colorado, The Walking Dead, Environment, Walking Dead, Articles, Renewable Energy, Netflix, Solar Power, Sustainable Energy, Maria, Zombie, Rick Grimes, Mark Dyson

Watch Lorde Sing “Solar Power,” “California,” And “Green Light” On Good Morning America

Lorde's long-awaited new album Solar Power is out today, and people are mad about it! As the entire music-nerd internet lines up to dunk on the vague self-satisfied mellow rich-kid vibes of Solar Power, Lorde herself is out here getting the red-carpet treatment on Good Morning America. Even if Lorde is mad at all the profoundly lukewarm Solar Power reviews, she's not going to tell Amy Robach about it.
Tags: Music, News, Lorde, California, Good Morning America, Solar Power, Amy Robach

The nuclear option: Should it carry South Africa’s baseload?

Some argue that nuclear power will get us to our clean energy goals faster, but other experts say it is unsafe, unaffordable and unnecessary The post The nuclear option: Should it carry South Africa’s baseload? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Vladimir Putin, Renewable Energy, South Africa, Jacob Zuma, Coal, Wind Power, Nuclear Power, Carbon Emissions, Fukushima, Solar Power, Areva, Chernobyl, Eastern Cape, University of Cape Town, Eskom

Lorde: Solar Power review – waking up from the nightmare of fame

(Universal Music New Zealand/EMI Records)Equipped with lovely melodies and a bombast-resistant sound, the New Zealander exchanges the spotlight for a sly reflection on true happinessPlenty of mainstream pop stars have decided they no longer want to be mainstream pop stars. They’ve tried everything to achieve their goal, from making deliberately unlistenable albums, to – in the memorable case of the late Scott Walker – locking themselves in a monastery on the Isle of Wight.But few have attempted ...
Tags: Music, Lorde, Culture, Pop and rock, Scott Walker, Solar Power, Universal Music New Zealand EMI Records Equipped

How To Choose the Right Solar Powered Ceiling Fan

Here are some facts that you should be aware of before purchasing your first solar powered fan. Sunlight may have an impact on fan speed and function. Solar panels charge the batteries in the solar powered fan, which assist to power the fan itself. If the batteries are not completely charged, the fan may revolve more slowly or cease to function entirely. That is why it is critical to install the solar panel in an area where it will receive lots of sunlight. Those who live in locat...
Tags: Fashion, Solar Energy, Solar Panels, Solar Power, Home Life, Solar Powered, Ceiling Fans, Ceiling Fan, Solar Powered Ceiling Fan

IKEA will sell clean energy to Swedish homes

Jon Fingas Contributor Jon Fingas is a contributing writer at Engadget. More posts by this contributor Uber will offer free Rosetta Stone language courses to drivers CNN+ streaming service will offer live and on-demand content in early 2022 IKEA won’t just sell you smart lights — it’ll soon sell you the electricity to power those lights, provided you live in the right country. Electrek notes that IKEA has revealed plans to sell ...
Tags: TC, Column, Tech, Renewable Energy, Cnn, Ikea, Wind Power, Solar Power, Green Energy, Engadget, Rosetta Stone, Jon Fingas, Ingka Group, Tceng

$100M donation powers decade-long moonshot to create solar satellites that beam power to Earth

It sounds like a plan concocted by a supervillain, if that villain’s dastardly end was to provide cheap, clean power all over the world: launch a set of three-kilometer-wide solar arrays that beam the sun’s energy to the surface. Even the price tag seems gleaned from pop fiction: one hundred million dollars. But this is a real project at Caltech, funded for a nearly a decade largely by a single donor. The Space-based Solar Power Project has been underway since at least 2013, when the first donat...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Space, Science, Hardware, Tech, Earth, Solar Power, Aerospace, GreenTech, Donald, Caltech, Don, Solar Cells, Irvine Company, Bren

You can now pre-order Urbanista’s solar-powered headphones

With its $199 Los Angeles, Urbanista has become the first company to start selling solar-powered headphones that can deliver virtually unlimited playing time.
Tags: Trends, Noise-canceling Headphones, Wireless Headphones, Home Theater, Solar Power, Urbanista Los Angeles, Los Angeles Urbanista

The future of sustainability: A look at the next evolution of environmental tech

Sustainable energy tech has come a long way in the past decade, but we've still got a long road ahead if we hope to slow climate change. Here's what's next
Tags: Environment, Trends, Features, Wind Power, Batteries, Solar Power, Emerging Tech, The Future Of

Mines turn to solar power because of Eskom’s unreliable electricity supply

Mines turn to solar power because of Eskom’s unreliable coal-generated electricity supply The post Mines turn to solar power because of Eskom’s unreliable electricity supply appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, South Africa, Solar Power, Carbon Tax, Greenhouse Gas, Emissions, Eskom, Carbon Budget, Top Six, Minerals Council, Gold Fields, Self-generation, South Deep

Most new wind and solar projects will be cheaper than coal, report finds

Almost two-thirds of renewable energy schemes built globally last year expected to undercut coal costsAlmost two-thirds of wind and solar projects built globally last year will be able to generate cheaper electricity than even the world’s cheapest new coal plants, according to a report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena).The agency found that the falling cost of new windfarms and solar panels meant 62% of new renewable energy projects could undercut the cost of up to 800 gigaw...
Tags: Energy, UK, Climate Change, Environment, Renewable Energy, World news, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Wind Power, Solar Power, International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA

Watch NASA unfurl a huge solar array at the space station

Watch astronauts from the U.S. and France unfurl a new solar array during a spacewalk at the International Space Station on Sunday, June 20.
Tags: Space, News, France, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Solar Power, Iss, Space Station

6 Smart Home Trends That Will Save You Money

Owning a home is an expensive endeavor. There are many investments that one can make in the home in order to save money in the long term. Check out the following home trends that will save you money over time. Install Solar Panels The installation of solar panels is a great way to reduce energy costs and is an environmentally friendly decision that enhances the environment. Solar panels are generally attached to the roof of a home and convert the sun’s rays to useable electricity. ...
Tags: Fashion, Solar Energy, Thermostat, Solar Panels, Solar Power, Smart Home, HVAC, Air Conditioner, Home Life, Landline, Smart Home Systems, HVAC system, VoIP landlines

Jackery Explorer 1000 Portable Power Station review: Almost unlimited power

Who needs a gas powered generator when the Jackery Explorer 1000 Portable Power Station uses sun power.
Tags: Outdoors, Trends, Solar Power, Smart Home, Jackery

Lorde’s comeback single is a lesson in letting pop stars take their time

Solar Power delivers a statement of loose-limbed maturity from a mercurial star who is much imitated but utterly uniqueLorde has said she was “waiting for the right moment” to release her comeback single, Solar Power, and opted for 11 June to coincide with the year’s only solar eclipse (although leaks may have forced her hand). Her chosen date resonates beyond the obvious thematic associations of her hazy, sun-worshipping comeback single and its cheeky cover art.Pop stars, especially young women...
Tags: Music, Lorde, Culture, Pop and rock, The Rolling Stones, New Zealand, Solar Power, Primal Scream, George Michael, Olivia Rodrigo

Lorde's comeback song is officially here. Listen to her feel-good summertime single 'Solar Power'

This is not a drill! After her four year hiatus, the "Royals" singer dropped a nostalgic ode to the summer, "Solar Power."        [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Lorde, Religion, Royals, Solar Power, Usa Today

Dracula Technologies turns ambient light into energy with printed solar cells

A bat-shaped organic photovoltaic module from Dracula Technologies Internet of Things devices are proliferating, making daily tasks more convenient for many people—but that comes at cost. The United Nations expects the amount of e-waste created globally to reach 52.2 million metric tons this year, and a sizable portion of that are dead batteries. Dracula Technologies, a French startup that is currently exhibiting virtually at Computex, wants to help with its inkjet-printed organic photovoltai...
Tags: Energy, Startups, TC, Europe, France, Tech, United Nations, Solar Power, Clean Tech, Computex, Solar Cells, Renesas Electronics, OPV, Exeger, Solar Impulse Foundation, Dracula Technologies

Square Will Invest $5 Million to Build an Open-Source, Solar-Powered Bitcoin Mining Facility

Square, the digital payments firm led by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, is teaming up with blockchain technology provider Blockstream Mining to build an open-source, solar-powered bitcoin mining facility at one of Blockstream’s U.S. sites. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Science, Environment, Articles, Tesla, Bitcoin, Solar Power, Sustainable Energy, Jack Dorsey, Cryptocurrencies, Carbon Footprint, Blockstream, Blockchain, Decentralization, Digital Currencies

Aurora Solar aims to power the growing solar industry with a $250M round C

Aurora Solar had one of those pitches that seemed obvious in retrospect. Instead of going to a house and measuring its roof manually for a solar panel installation, why not use aerial scans and imagery of the whole region? That smart play earned them a $20M A round, a $50M B round, and now only six months later a massive $250M C as they aim to become the software platform on which the coming solar power expansion will be run. The idea is simple enough to explain, but difficult to pull off. There...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Texas, Funding, Tech, Renewable Energy, Tesla, Solar, Solar Power, GreenTech, Hopper, Aurora, Coatue, Adeyemo, Aurora Solar

Tesla has been hit with a class-action lawsuit over its Solar Roof price hikes, led by customer who says his contract got jacked up from $71,000 to $146,000

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Reuters/Patrick Fallon Tesla was hit with a class-action lawsuit over its Solar Roof product on Thursday. The plaintiff leading the complaint said he had the price of his Tesla Solar Roof jacked from $71,660 to $146,460. This is the second lawsuit Tesla is facing over its Solar Roof price increases. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tesla was hit with a class-action lawsuit on Thursday by a Solar Roof customer who says the company jacked up the price of ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Lawsuit, California, US, Trends, Tesla, Pennsylvania, Solar Power, Edelson PC, Tesla Energy, Tech Insider, Solar Roof, Tesla Solar, Tesla Solar Roof, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Tesla CEO Elon Musk REUTERS

Solar surcharge: how US power firms try to make people pay for going green

In states like Kansas, energy companies want to impose charges on people who produce their own power with rooftop arraysKevin Good is the president of a small solar power company in Kansas – a state that tends to be so sunny you’d think he’d have it made.“I got into solar at maybe the worst point to do so in the last 50 years,” said Good, who runs Good Energy Solutions in Lawrence, a town of about 100,000. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Environment, US, Renewable Energy, US news, Kansas, Solar Power, Lawrence, Good Energy Solutions

Solar pushback: how US power firms try to make people pay for going green

In states like Kansas, energy companies want to impose charges on people who produce their own power with rooftop arraysKevin Good is the president of a small solar power company in Kansas – a state that tends to be so sunny you’d think he’d have it made.“I got into solar at maybe the worst point to do so in the last 50 years,” said Good, who runs Good Energy Solutions in Lawrence, a town of about 100,000. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Environment, US, Renewable Energy, US news, Kansas, Solar Power, Lawrence, Good Energy Solutions

Global renewable energy industry grew at fastest rate since 1999 last year

New wind and solar power projects in China, Europe and the US spurred 45% rise in capacityThe world’s renewable energy industry grew at its fastest pace since 1999 last year, despite the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, and may have established a standard for growth in the future, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).The global energy watchdog revealed that the delivery of renewable energy projects, including windfarms and solar power projects, grew by 45% last year in a...
Tags: Energy, Business, Climate Change, China, Environment, US, Renewable Energy, World news, Asia Pacific, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Wind Power, Solar Power, International Energy Agency IEA, China Europe