Month: August 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released three reports showing record growth in land-based wind energy, significant expansion of the pipeline for offshore wind projects, and continued decline in the cost of wind energy generation — laying the groundwork for significant future gains as the Biden Administration pursues rapid acceleration of
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French company XSun specializes in solar-powered drones – and has produced a pretty impressive craft, indeed. Its SolarXOne fixed-wing aircraft not only soaks up and stores the sun rays that power it, but also packs onboard tech that allows it to make its own decisions during flights. Solar-powered, high-performance drone SolarXOne drone looks a bit
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Article courtesy of NREL.by Wayne Hicks On a clear night, Kaitlyn VanSant will be able to watch her work whiz by. Knowing the success of her project, however, will have to wait until her tiny, temporary addition to the International Space Station returns to Earth. “My family and I have definitely been looking up at night
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By Simon Alvarez Posted on August 29, 2021 Award-winning journalist Tim Higgins‘ book, “Power Play: Tesla, Elon Musk, and the Bet of the Century,” is among the most recent explorations into the fascinating character of Elon Musk. But unlike other works such as the still-definitive biography from writer Ashley Vance, Higgins’ book chronicled Tesla’s story
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Over 10,000 tracking heliostats focus solar energy at the receiver on the 640-foot power tower at the Crescent Dunes Solar Thermal Facility in Nevada. The facility is representative of concentrating solar power modeled in the Annual Technology Baseline. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL. Article courtesy of NREL. One of the challenges of aggregating energy data from
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Here are some of Rigzone’s top stories during the last week, just in case you missed them… Fire Reported on Gulf of Mexico Rig Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) reported on August 22 that a fire which broke out on the E-Ku A2 platform of the Ku-A Processing Center had been brought under control. Read full article
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Bluberries | iStock | Getty Images Researchers in Australia are to work with utilities and investigate using wastewater in hydrogen production in a bid to boost its sustainability and maximize resources. The project will see a team from Monash University in Melbourne work with four companies through Water Research Australia: Yarra Valley Water, Melbourne Water,
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An artist rendering of Form Energy’s battery system. Rendering courtesy Form Energy A secretive start-up called Form Energy says it’s developing and scaling the production of a new type of rechargeable battery that can store electricity for 100 hours. Form hasn’t publicly demonstrated its technology or shared proof that it works. Nonetheless, the company has
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