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Will Direct Lithium Extraction be a Driver or Passenger in Electrification?

12 May , 2022  

lithium mining

Matt Montalbano, Zondits staff, 5/12/2022 Electrification in the transportation sector will be driven by batteries. And for the foreseeable future, specifically lithium-ion batteries. With the demand for electric vehicles (EV) around the world on the rise, producers will look to increase lithium extraction to meet the market needs. According to a World Bank Group report, […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

To Infinity and Beyond: Tesla’s Glass Solar Tiles Are Guaranteed Forever

12 May , 2017  

Tesla glass solar tiles

Elon Musk: Tesla’s Solar Roofs Will Be Cheaper Than Regular Roofs & Have “Infinity Warranty” Futurism, May 11, 2017 Last night, Elon Musk announced via Twitter that orders would begin today (May 10th, 2017) for his revolutionary solar roof hardware. In another tweet, he promised that ordering would be available in most countries throughout the world. […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Emerging Technology, Renewables

First Solar Breaks Efficiency Record Using Cadmium Telluride Cells

13 Jun , 2016  

cadmium telluride

Mathew Gard, ERS, for Zondits In March, Arizona-based solar panel manufacturer First Solar set a new efficiency record for cadmium telluride solar cells at 22.1%. What makes this such an achievement is that until recently silicon-based cells have been more efficient at converting light into electricity. But that’s not all. First Solar thinks that within […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

NREL’s ‘Home of the Future’ to Manage Energy Demand & Grid Disruption

24 Nov , 2014  

Residential Efficiency-NREL

Bryan Hannegan is picturing the home of the future. In his imagination, it’s not in outer space, or shaped like a giant geodesic dome. This home talks to itself, and to what’s around it. “The dishwasher could talk to the electric vehicle in the garage, it could talk to the solar PV system on the roof,” said Hannegan, a scientist at National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado.

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

NREL and Army Partner to Achieve Net Zero Energy

5 Nov , 2014  

The U.S. Army has partnered with the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to increase energy security through improved energy efficiency and optimized renewable energy strategies at nine installations in the Army’s portfolio.

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