Transparent solar technology is ‘wave of the future’, renewables may become the Netflix of the energy sector, and air pollution cuts solar energy potential in China

Transparent solar technology represents ‘wave of the future’

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See-through solar materials that can be applied to windows represent a massive source of untapped energy and could harvest as much power as bigger, bulkier rooftop solar units, scientists report. Read More

Coalition’s energy plan hurts renewables more than no action – Greens

The Greens’ climate spokesman, Adam Bandt, said a comparison of the analysis in the Finkel review of the national electricity market with the new advice provided by the Energy Security Board shows the policy the government has unveiled this week is detrimental to renewables. Read More  

Renewables May Become the Netflix of the Energy Sector

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Six key markers of market disruption hint that the energy sector might be the next industry in line for upheaval, according to a recent paper from Wood Mackenzie. Read More  

Air pollution cuts solar energy potential in China

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China is rapidly expanding its solar power supply, hoping to meet 10 percent of the nation’s electricity needs with solar energy by 2030. But there’s a problem: severe air pollution is blocking light from the sun, significantly reducing China’s output of solar energy, particularly in the northern and eastern parts of the country. Read More