Electric Dreams — The Future Is Electric

Written by Aly Marshall Electric-powered vehicles, recreational products, and home living systems are becoming a staple in households around the world, with the International Energy Agency (IEA) reporting that electric vehicle (EV) sales doubled in 2021 alone, equating to 9% of the global market, or 6.6 million vehicles overall. Proven to be more energy efficient, … Read more

Does Suicide Risk Show Up in the Blood?

Newly identified serum biomarkers have the potential to flag patients, via blood testing, with major depressive disorder (MDD) at high risk of suicide. Investigators found patients with MDD who died by suicide had a gene expression signature in blood distinct from patients with MDDwho died by other means. The signature included genes involved in stress … Read more

Tampa Electric Pilots Emera’s BlockEnergy Solar+Storage Microgrid Platform

Utility Tampa Electric Co. (TECO) has purchased, installed and received regulatory approval for Emera Technologies’ BlockEnergy microgrid platform for use in a pilot program serving Southshore Bay residential development, a community south of Tampa, Fla. The solar-plus-energy storage microgrid, fully owned and operated by TECO, enables increased operability, security and grid resilience to mitigate extreme … Read more

The Psychopathic Brain: New Insight

Structural brain differences appear to distinguish psychopaths from individuals without psychopathic traits, new research shows. Using MRI, researchers found that the striatum was about 10% larger on average in adults with psychopathic traits than in matched control persons and that this relationship was mediated by stimulation seeking and impulse. The striatum is a subcortical region … Read more

Dangerous Climate Events Power the Need For Zero-Carbon Microgrids

Nature can be relentlessly devastating, as was the case when two major hurricanes tore through the mountainous regions of central Puerto Rico in 2017, triggering an ongoing humanitarian crisis coupled with economic paralysis. This “perfect storm” awakened in citizens the need for community and inspired legislation to open new opportunities that can transform Puerto Rico … Read more

The Mental Effects of Growing Up With a Hoarder

Many of us are reluctant to throw things out. We buy. We accumulate. We collect. Eventually our attics are packed with dusty heirlooms that we rarely, if ever, look at. Eventually we’re forced to pare down and head to the Goodwill. But not all of us. Andrew Guzick, PhD Hoarding — or the prolonged difficulty … Read more

2022 PV Module Reliability Scorecard results show resilience of the industry – pv magazine International

This year a record number of manufacturers had one or more model types that were Top Performers in every reliability test – and six of these model types were also Top Performers in energy yield performance. May 18, 2022 Anne Fischer The 2022 PV Module Reliability Scorecard, published today by PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), names … Read more

India X Cleantech – May 2022

Welcome to another issue of our India x Cleantech series! On a monthly basis, we are pulling news from across clean technology sectors in India into a single, concise summary article about the country. Electric Mobility ATUM Charge Installs 250 Solar-Powered EV Charging Stations ATUM Charge announced that it has installed 250 solar-powered EV charging … Read more

Electrify America Signs Solar VPPA with Terra-Gen for EV Charging Network

Electrify America has entered into a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with developer Terra-Gen to build a solar photovoltaic renewable energy generation project in San Bernardino County, Calif. called Electrify America Solar Glow 1. The new solar project is expected to generate 75 MW per hour at peak solar capacity or an estimated annual … Read more