Increase in Corporate Solar Funding

Corporate funding for the solar sector experienced a significant increase in the first quarter of 2021, including various aspects of corporate funding, such as debt financing, the public market, and venture capital financing. According to a report by Mercom Capital, one of the world’s leading clean energy consulting and communications agencies, the solar sector enjoyed an increase of up to 21% during the first quarter alone.
This was valued at 8.1 billion USD and comprised of 36 deals. This is a stark contrast to the …

Best Solar-powered Gadgets That Can Help You Survive the Wilderness

Once this pandemic is over, you may want to go on an exciting adventure in the wild. It could be a jaunt into a hidden forest or a trek into an unkempt woodland. Whatever you choose, the greatest challenge is to thrive in any situation that you may encounter while exploring the wilderness. There are some important gadgets we will review today that could change your trip dramatically. From solar-powered radios to solar-powered cookers, there are some essential items you cannot forget.
To survive in the wilderness, the most vital thing to remember is always to be prepared. Most …

Solar Power System Breakdown

For most people, the scariest part of living off the grid is the lack of electricity. That is why most people scramble to purchase expensive solar panel systems to attach to the grid as a precaution.
Let’s think about it. Is electricity really a necessity?
While most energy-saving appliances can make things easy for you, they can also be space-consuming, loud, distracting, and anxiety-building. Do you want to see if electricity is really vital to you? Then consider spending some day’s off-grid. Not only will you learn about surviving with solar, but you will also connect with nature.
Why …

IFM and Trafigura Investors Create Nala Renewables

The Trafigura Group Pte Ltd Trafigura is an independent trading enterprise of commodities that established a new business called Nala Renewables to fund a series of power, wind, and solar storage projects around the world.
Nala Renewables has a bold objective of building a renewable energy project portfolio with a 2 GW amassed capacity to operate in construction or later stages of development for 5 years. It is a collaborative venture with IFM Investors.
IFM Investors is a worldwide fund manager institution. The 2 firms had worked together before in Impala Terminals which was a joint venture made in 2018.
Nala …

California Wildfire Smoke Has Weakened the Generation of Solar Energy

In September 2020, CAISO or California Independent System Operator reported that the average solar power generated has decreased by almost 30% from July 2020 as a result of the wildfires that occurred in California. The generation of solar-powered electricity covers 90% of the solar capacity in utility-scale in the state.
Smoke from wildfires has minute airborne particles that usually measure 2.5 micrometers or smaller. Therefore, these particles can decrease the amount of sunlight that enters the solar panels. As a result, there is also a decrease in the generation of solar electricity.
As of September 28th, it has been …

EU Invests Money on Solar Energy Technology Research

To maximize the use of solar energy, storing and making sure it is always available is a must. Researchers from Chalmers University have shown how MOST or Molecular Solar Thermal Energy Storage System can make this possible. This technology that they have created can be crucial so that fossil fuel will not be used as a source of energy.
Because of this, it has gained a lot of interest across the globe. This technology can also harness and store solar energy for 18 years without any big losses when transported and released. The results from the laboratory tests are great, but the actual use of MOST in real life and on a larger scale …