Scott's Solar News Daily

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July 19, 2019
Clever Solar Window Film Grabs Heat Uses It Later

Clever Solar Window Film Grabs Heat Uses It Later

A light reactive molecule that stores the heat from sunlight and releases it gradually afterwards is on the way. Scientists want to use this in a window film that can help control the heat levels in buildings. A team of researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden believes they are very close to their goal.
July 13, 2019
Heat From Solar Panels Makes Fresh Water Too

Heat From Solar Panels Makes Fresh Water Too

Waste heat from solar panels can now go to work rather than to waste. So now instead of heat going off into the air, they can use it to produce clean water. As solar panels don’t like heat, this approach might also help cool the panels themselves, thereby improving their efficiency. Two birds, one stone - electricity and fresh water.
July 8, 2019
SolCold Tech Uses The Sun’s Heat To Cool

Israel’s SolCold Tech Uses The Sun’s Heat To Cool

Did you ever think that the Sun’s heat could actually cool things down? Imagine buildings that can reduce the energy to cool them by 60%! Well, that’s exactly what this new tech under development promises to do. The uses for such a concept are enormous and so are the cost savings in energy.
July 4, 2019
Italy’s CCN Delivers New Hybrid

Italy’s CCN Delivers New Hybrid “E-Prop” Super Yacht

Italian super yacht shipbuilder Cerri Cantieri Navali (CCN) unveiled the 31mt Vanadis to her owner recently. Vanadis, is a mythical Norse goddess. While crafted in light alloy, the project is a joint effort. CCN, with Dutch designer Guido de Groot and Ginton Naval Architects teamed to make a stunning "hybrid powered" vessel.
June 30, 2019
Highview Power Liquid To Air

Highview Power Liquid To Air Battery Can Now Store Gigawatts

Long term energy storage firm, Highview Power has further developed its cryogenic energy storage system. The idea first started in the 1970’s and is now cost effective. It springs from the need to store clean energy from various sources, to create a continuous power platform. It can now take a multi gigawatt charge.
June 26, 2019
Dutch ‘Lightyear One’ EV Makes Its Long Range Debut

Dutch ‘Lightyear One’ EV Makes Its Long Range Debut

The new Lightyear One long range EV from Holland, is the brainchild of members of the Solar Team Eindhoven. They came together in 2016 after they won the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Since that time they have won awards, grants and support from investors. They were able to get their first prototype up in only just two years.