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New solar project to provide less expensive power than coal, but will it last?

New solar project to provide less expensive power than coal, but will it last? Dubai has announced a new upcoming solar project that should deliver less expensive power than a recently approved coal-fired power plant in the area — a third less expensive.It’s part of a recent spat of price-beating going on in the industry, as companies and nations seem bent on maintaining the title of the world’s cheapest source of solar power.

New form of carbon capture actually creates power, rather than consuming it

New form of carbon capture actually creates power, rather than consuming it A new form of carbon capture could solve one of the major problems facing the most efficient versions of the technology: energy.This new electrochemical cell, on the other hand, produces industrially useful oxalates that could be sold to chemicals companies and manufacturing companies.

Following methane leak, Tesla to provide 80MWh of battery capacity to SoCal power co

Following methane leak, Tesla to provide 80MWh of battery capacity to SoCal power co Last October’s rupture in the Aliso Canyon natural gas reservoir released 1.6 million pounds of methane into the atmosphere, leaving a cloud of methane hanging over the Los Angeles basin.

We still don’t have energy-positive fusion yet, but MIT just got close

We still don’t have energy-positive fusion yet, but MIT just got close Now the 23-year-old fusion reactor has shut down for good — but not before the C-Mod team went for it one last time.The team presented their results at the IAEA’s Fusion Energy Conference in Kyoto yesterday (October 17th), and they aren’t necessarily scrapping the equipment.

Tesla's solar grid now powers an entire island in the South Pacific

Tesla's solar grid now powers an entire island in the South Pacific The island of Ta’u is the easternmost volcanic island of the Samoan islands, and it’s historically relied on diesel generators for power, despite the constant need to import fuel.4MW microgrid will provide power to virtually the entire island, backed up by 6MWh of battery storage.

We could be headed for a solar power renaissance as costs keep dropping

We could be headed for a solar power renaissance as costs keep dropping The International Energy Agency reports that nations from all regions have seen the market for solar power growing this year.In fact, solar power is growing by as much as 25% in some countries as the price  continues to drop.

New energy forecast looks good for Elon Musk, but spells trouble for Trump

New energy forecast looks good for Elon Musk, but spells trouble for Trump President Donald Trump can forget reviving America's fossil fuel sector, because the future belongs to renewable energy titans like Tesla's Elon Musk.According to a new report, there may not be any growth in oil and coal use worldwide after the year 2020.

The well-paying job of the future will be solar-powered

The well-paying job of the future will be solar-powered The annual National Solar Jobs Census, published by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Solar Foundation, found that 1-in-50 new jobs created in the U.in 2016 were in the solar industry.