A team of researchers from Rice University in Houston, Texas has developed a new method for using solar power to desalinate sea water. Part of a federally funded research effort into water treatment , the team has developed a system utilizing a combination of membrane distillation and nanophotonics to turn salt water into fresh drinking water.
This is the first time that U.S. wind and solar have met more than 10% of demand in a single month; however individual states led by California and Iowa have reached much higher penetrations.
Southern’s Lamesa Solar Facility is the latest in a boom that is taking place across Texas, with over 1 GW-DC expected to come online this year.
Despite a challenging financial environment, NRG continues its solar expansion, including an increasing presence in community solar.