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Peter Diamandis - Exponential Technology. Solar Roadways Indiegogo Video. IRENA_GlobalAtlas_World_of_Renewables_2015. GFIS. Energy Scenarios. Millennium Project 2020 Global Energy Scenarios Introduction Abstract of the Scenarios Scenario 1.

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Business as Usual – The Skeptic Scenario 2. Scenario 3. Scenario 4. Comparative Analysis of the Scenarios Introduction The world is increasingly aware that fundamental changes will be necessary to meet the growing demand for energy. Solar Power: Disruptive Innovation in the Global Energy Market : The Environmental Blog. Posted by Estel M. on May 17, 2014 · 18 Comments - Last modified: May 17, 2014 The battle to advance renewable energy against the strongholds of fossil fuel is being fought on many sides.

Solar Power: Disruptive Innovation in the Global Energy Market : The Environmental Blog

But it could very well be with solar power that is won or lost, especially when it comes to cost and consumption. According to the authors David Frankel, Kenneth Ostrowski, and Dickon Pinner of McKinsey Quarterly, the solar power industry is poised to assume a bigger role in global energy markets. Solar energy innovation and Silicon Valley. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. Solar industry bets on cell innovation — again — to push down costs.

The solar industry dramatically has cut costs in the past six years through economies of scale: with the market flooded with equipment, prices plummeted.

Solar industry bets on cell innovation — again — to push down costs

In the coming years, though, technology will play a bigger role in bringing down costs, a shift that will bring more powerful rooftop solar panels to market. That ultimately could be good news for businesses and cities seeking cost-effective ways to boost renewable energy. Innovation Opening New Frontiers For Solar Energy. Solar energy is powering more than the electric grid, it's taking to the skies.

Innovation Opening New Frontiers For Solar Energy

Image source: Solar Impluse. Solar energy isn't just aiming to upset the utility business, as we know it. Renewable Energy Global Innovations. Solar energy technology for those with no access to electricity. Around the world approximately 1.7 billion people still live off the grid, with no access to mains electricity.

Solar energy technology for those with no access to electricity

This comes with numerous problems, with lighting and access to income among the most pressing. Once the sun goes does down those off the grid are reliant on kerosene, which is not only hazardous but expensive. While mobile phone use is widespread off the grid, recharging can be a difficult process requiring a long journey, and the lack of charge can mean restricted access to business opportunities or basic services. Solar power could have a major role in solving these problems and others, with a number of new products aimed at improving conditions and opportunities for those in off the grid, base of the pyramid markets. Some are being directly marketed to developing nations, while some have applications with the potential to make a difference worldwide.

Here are five examples of solar power innovations aiming to make a difference to those living off the grid. Waka Waka BuffaloGrid. A brighter future: five ideas for solar energy. Perovskite is a new wonder material used to make cheap and efficient solar cellsNew, self-cooling solar cells could overcome the challenges of overheatingRegular windows could produce electricity by using a new, transparent solar cell technologyOld car batteries could be recycled into solar cells Editor's note: Tomorrow Transformed explores innovative approaches and opportunities available in business and society through technology.Viewing this on a mobile device?

A brighter future: five ideas for solar energy

Click here for mobile version. (CNN) -- The energy needs of the world could all, in principle, be fulfilled by one single source -- the sun. There are challenges in making this a reality, however: affordability first, and finding a way to capture this energy efficiently to turn it into electricity. Recently, a new material known as perovskite has seen the light of day and within just a few years it has started rivaling the efficiency of traditional photovoltaic solar cells, which currently maxes out at roughly 20 percent.

SERC Chile. Gobierno Transparente. New Developments in the Renewable Energy Markets: A Solar Grand Plan for Chile. Realizarán workshop sobre sistemas de almacenamiento solar sustentables en Copiapó. En el marco de la finalización de las actividades del Proyecto FIC-R: Planta Piloto para el desarrollo de nuevos fluidos de almacenamiento de energía solar, el próximo viernes 13 de marzo, se llevará a cabo la jornada de trabajo denominada Sistemas de almacenamiento solar sustentables en el salón J.J Vallejos de la sede del GORE de Atacama en Copiapó.

Realizarán workshop sobre sistemas de almacenamiento solar sustentables en Copiapó

8 crazy new solar research breakthroughs. As the solar industry booms, so does R&D.

8 crazy new solar research breakthroughs

Here are 8 exciting new research developments in solar energy research. We've said it before, and we'll say it again. 2015 is going to be a huge year for the solar industry. A photovoltaic system is installed every four minutes in the US. Researchers develop cheaper way of making solar cells. Researchers have developed a new manufacturing method which could bring down the cost of making a type of solar cell.

Researchers develop cheaper way of making solar cells

A team at Liverpool University has found a way of replacing the toxic element in the process with a material found in bath salts. The scientists say that this could have a "massive, unexpected cost benefit". The research has been published in the Journal Nature and unveiled at the ESOF conference in Copenhagen. Dr Jon Major, who led the research said that his team's work might be the development that brings the cost down to the level of fossil fuel," he told BBC News.More than 90% of the solar cells are made from silicon. Around 7% are made from a material called cadmium telluride. Toxic ingredient They have the drawback that a toxic chemical, cadmium chloride, is needed to manufacture them. Dr Major discovered that a cheaper, non-toxic alternative, magnesium chloride, could be used instead of the toxic compound and work just as well. Magnesium chloride is completely safe. Solar Research Home Page.

REN21_GFR_2013. University of Maryland Energy Research Center. Latest Analysis - IER. Frontiers in Energy Research. International Journal of Energy Research. The "7th International Exergy, Energy and Environment Symposium" (IEEES-7), which is a multi-disciplinary international conference, will again provide an opportunity for researchers, scientists and engineers to present their recent advances and to discuss current problems, future needs and prospects in the area of Energy.

International Journal of Energy Research

A special issue of the International Journal of Energy Research will be published with selected papers presented at IEEES-7 2015. Key dates: December 1st, 2014: One to two pages abstract due (via e-mail) December 15, 2014: Notification of abstract acceptance (via e-mail) February 1st, 2015: Full manuscript due (via e-mail) March 1st, 2015: Notification of manuscript acceptance (e-mail)