Solarcycle CEO, fresh off $31.5M in public and private funding, discusses solar recycling’s future

Read the full story at Utility Dive.

Solarcycle recently raised series A funding and received a U.S. Department of Energy research grant. CEO Suvi Sharma said his company is scaling up as the solar industry adapts to circularity.

Gentle method allows for environmentally friendly recycling of solar cells

Read the full story from Chalmers University of Technology.

By using a new method, precious metals can be efficiently recovered from thin-film solar cells. This is shown by new research from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. The method is also more environmentally friendly than previous methods of recycling and paves the way for more flexible and highly efficient solar cells.

Regenerative agriculture and agrivoltaics: Farm-to-solar could accelerate the renewable energy transition

Read the full story at LA Progressive.

Embracing regenerative agriculture and agrivoltaics may be able to ally solar industry stakeholders with local farmers and the global agriculture industry.

How electrification became a major tool for fighting climate change

Read the full story in the New York Times.

The United States still gets most of its energy by setting millions of tiny fires everywhere. Cars, trucks, homes and factories all burn fossil fuels in countless engines, furnaces and boilers, creating pollution that heats the planet.

To tackle climate change, those machines will need to stop polluting. And the best way to do that, experts increasingly say, is to replace them with electric versions — cars, heating systems and factories that run on clean sources of electricity like wind, solar or nuclear power.

But electrifying almost everything is a formidable task.

5 expensive energy mistakes grocers are making

Read the full story at Grocery Dive.

Food retailers can save roughly $15,000 annually per store by improving five overlooked practices, according to Ratio Institute, a nonprofit specializing in grocery sustainability.

Pioneering project helps renters cash in on solar savings

Read the full story from Canary Media.

By cleverly stacking an array of incentives and credits, two nonprofits are helping Minneapolis apartment dwellers slash their power bills by up to one-third.

One of the biggest battery recycling plants in the US is up and running

Read the full story from Canary Media.

Ascend Elements’ new recycling plant in Covington, Georgia is processing used lithium-ion batteries and manufacturing scrap into useful materials for the clean energy transition.

The ammonium-ion battery: A safer and environmentally-friendly alternative to lithium batteries.

Read the full story at Environment + Energy Leader.

The increasing demand for electronic devices such as electric vehicles, cell phones, and computers has led to a surge in demand for lithium, a soft, alkali metal used in lithium-ion batteries. While lithium is abundant in certain countries, the mining process and safety concerns have prompted researchers to explore alternatives. LSU Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Ying Wang is developing a non-metal rechargeable battery as a potential replacement for lithium batteries; The Ammonium-ion Battery

Heat pumps have become a buzzword. So, how exactly do they work?

Read the full story at Fast Company.

As a tool in a larger strategy to electrify everything in our homes, heat pumps are a key part of fighting climate change.

Webinar: A Just Transition Approach Powered by a Responsible Energy Industry

May 30, 2023, 11-noon CDT
Register here.

Urgent action is required to decarbonize the power sector in order to minimize global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Decarbonization within the supply chains play a critical role in realizing this ambitions. As a result, efforts are being made to have the power sector reach net-zero by 2040, as decarbonizing the power sector will enable other sectors to do the same.

The Global Alliance for Sustainable Energy is working toward achieving the Paris Accord’s ambition to avoid the harshest impacts of climate change on both people and planet.

In this webcast, learn how the Global Alliance for Sustainable Energy aims to accelerate a just transition to net-zero. In this 1-hour long webcast, you’ll further learn:

  • A view of how key players within the Global Alliance for Sustainable Energy are working towards enabling the transition to fully sustainable energy across the entire value chain;
  • The findings and commitments of the industrial members of the Alliance detailed in their recently published Net-Zero position paper and pledge;
  • How utilities and suppliers can work together to decarbonize the entire energy sector;
  • Among other themes related to Circular Design Criteria.


  • Sarah Golden, VP, Energy, GreenBiz Group


  • Salvatore Bernabei, Enel Green Power CEO and Chairman of the Global Alliance for Sustainable Energy (“The Alliance”).
  • Monica Oviedo, Iberdrola Head of Sustainability Management Iberdrola and Chair of Net Zero/Decarbonization Working Group of the Alliance.
  • Oluwadabira Abiola-Awe, Student Energy’s Ventures and Capital Campaign Associate, Advisory member of the Alliance.

If you can’t tune in live, please register and GreenBiz will email you a link to access the webcast recording and resources, available to you on-demand after the live webcast.