This New Solar-Powered Device Can Pull Water Straight from the Desert Air
You can't squeeze blood from a stone, but wringing water from the desert sky is now possible, thanks to a new spongelike device that uses sunlight to suck water vapor from air, even in low humidity. The device can produce nearly 3 liters of water per day, and researchers say future versions will be even better.
What's Driving the Cost of Residential Solar-Plus-Storage Systems?
The residential solar-plus-storage market has certainly received a lot of attention in recent months. With the release of new, lower-cost products and implementation of utility time-of-use and demand-charge rate structures, the overall economics of solar photovoltaics (PV)-plus-storage systems continue to improve -- but questions remain as to what's ultimately needed to achieve widespread deployment.
Solar Market to Hit 85GW in 2017 -- Double the Amount Installed in 2014
Record solar demand in China has shifted the outlook on global PV installations for 2017, according to the latest Global Solar Demand Monitor from GTM Research. Chinese demand exceeded 34 gigawatts last year, pushing global installed solar capacity just over 78 gigawatts. That's up from the 51 gigawatts of solar installed in 2015, and puts cumulative installed capacity beyond 306 gigawatts worldwide.
Toyota's New U.S. Headquarters is Getting a SunPower Solar System
Toyota is building a new U.S. headquarters in Plano, Texas. When it is ready for occupancy later this year, the facility will be powered in part by an 8.79 megawatt SunPower solar system. Right now, some 50 certified workers are busy installing high efficiency SunPower solar panels on steel carport structures that enclose four parking garages.
High School Girls Develop Solar-Powered Tent for the Homeless
A team of female high school engineering students at San Fernando High School have collaborated on the design of a solar powered tent to provide shelter for the homeless. The girls utilized insulated fabric and solar panels for their tent design, which also includes a safety locking system and a UV system to help sanitize it.
Solar Employs More U.S. Workers than Apple, Google, and Facebook Combined
The rapid rise of solar power is one of the most astonishing transformations in the history of global energy use. A decade ago, solar photovoltaics (PV) was just a tiny sapling, easily dismissed by fossil fuel advocates. Today, after a remarkable 30-fold increase in PV sales in just nine years, it has become a giant redwood forest.
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