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New solar materials developed by Stanford scientists could usher in ultrathin, lightweight solar panel

New solar materials developed by Stanford scientists could usher in ultrathin, lightweight solar panel New, ultrathin photovoltaic materials could eventually be used in mobile applications, from self-powered wearable devices and sensors to lightweight aircraft and electric vehicles. By Andrew Myers, Stanford News, December 14, 2021 A race is on in solar engineering to create almost …

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Rochester, NY to launch state’s largest solar community choice aggregation program

Rochester, NY to launch state’s largest solar community choice aggregation program This kind of choice is what we hope to bring to Colorado communities with Community Choice Energy (CCE), soon to be under study by the Colorado PUC under HB21-1269 thanks to Rep Edie Hooton’s tenacity last session! Rochester Community Power plans to provide 300 million …

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Solar photovoltaics is ready to power a sustainable future

Solar photovoltaics is ready to power a sustainable future The Summer 2021 issue of Solar Today contains an article by Boulder’s Tim Schoechle: “Hidden in Plain Sight”, a Review and Commentary of the Joule technical paper (May 19, 2021), that concludes “Solar photovoltaics is ready to power a sustainable future” (pp 24-28).   The Joule paper can …

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Colorado allows an Eastern Plains power plant to emit toxic sulfur dioxide emissions far above safe levels, groups claim

Xcel’s Brush Coal Plant (Pawnee) SO2 Violations? Published in the 6.11.21 Colorado Sun   Xcel Energy’s coal-fired Pawnee Generating Station near Fort Morgan is endangering local residents’ health by violating EPA sulfur dioxide emissions standards for hundreds of hours a year, a conservation coalition asking the state to sharply curtail plant air pollution permits said Friday. …

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