The U.S. Army’s recently installed floating solar array highlights the untapped potential of installing solar farms on human-made reservoirs, reports The Hill. Floating solar farms hold unique advantages over land-based solar farms, such as the ability to be installed in coordination with existing hydropower facilities, eliminating the need to build newContinue Reading

Renewable energy accounted for 29.3% of all electricity produced in the United States in April 2022. Wind and solar alone outpaced nuclear production, for the first time ever, by 17.96%, reports Solar Power World. The numbers reflect an ongoing trend in the U.S. energy market as investors take interest in low-carbonContinue Reading

Texas is smashing energy demand records as the state undergoes a record heat wave. Despite concerns over reliability, the grid has so far pulled through, thanks to wind and solar energy, reports CNN.  “Texas is, by rhetoric, anti-renewables. But frankly, renewables are bailing us out,” said Michael Webber, an energy expertContinue Reading

As part of Illinois’ state program to increase renewable energy capacity, Vistra Energy’s Joppa power plant in Massac County will receive $40.7 million to convert the plant into a solar energy, battery storage hybrid facility, reports WSIL. The project will breathe new life into the local economy, as the plant was alreadyContinue Reading

Investment in clean energy has been on a steep upward path for years. Now, oil and gas companies are becoming some of the largest new investors in clean energy projects, reports the Fort-Worth Star Telegram. Koch Industries, a long-time oil and gas supporter, has invested nearly $1.7 billion in advanced energyContinue Reading

Engineers at Stanford University have developed a solar cell capable of generating electricity at night by using a thermoelectric generator that pulls electricity from the small difference in temperature between the ambient air and the solar cell itself, reports NPR.  “Our approach can provide nighttime standby lighting and power in off-grid and mini-gridContinue Reading