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July 24, 2014
Self-cooling solar cells boost power, last longer
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 23, 2014
Scientists may have overcome one of the major hurdles in developing high-efficiency, long-lasting solar cells-keeping them cool, even in the blistering heat of the noonday Sun. By adding a specially patterned layer of silica glass to the surface of ordinary solar cells, a team of researchers led by Shanhui Fan, an electrical engineering professor at Stanford University in California has found a way to let solar cells cool themselves by shepherding away unwanted thermal radiation. The researchers d ... read more
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SOLAR shines light on the solar PV industry
A new generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) has launched to help installers, distributors and manufacturers of solar photovoltaic (PV) solutions to clearly stand out on the Web. According to 123-reg, the ... more

Rapid Growth in Solar Boosts Opportunities For Copper
With the growth rate of the solar energy market expected to increase by double-digits over the next decade, so too will the demand for copper which is needed to power and ground cabling for these in ... more

Playters New Solar Farm 7.25 MW solar farm approved
EEW Eco Energy World is pleased that our proposal for a Solar Farm at Playters New Farm, Church Road, Ellough, Beccles was approved by the Waveney District Council Development Control Committee on T ... more


Rwanda to Unveil First Utility-Scale Solar PV Power Plant in East Africa
The Government of Rwanda is preparing to commission in early August 2014 the first utility-scale solar PV power plant in East Africa with a production capacity of 8.5 MWp. The project has commenced ... more


Virgin Islands one step closer to renewable energy goal
U.S. solar developer NRG Energy Inc. said its latest acquisition will help the Virgin Islands meet its renewable energy consumption targets. ... more
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Canadian Solar Responds to WTO Ruling Against US Photovoltaic Import Duties
Canadian Solar has released this statement on behalf of Thomas Koerner, General Manager of the Company's America's division, in response to the World Trade Organizations ("WTO's") ruling against the ... more

Lighthouse Solar is getting off the Solarcoaster
Lighthouse Solar has announced that it is getting out of the installation business in Colorado. Market conditions created by Xcel Energy and the PUC have made operating in Colorado too difficult and ... more
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Gurudwara Sahib Commissions Sunpreme's PV Solar System
Sunpreme has announced the commissioning of a 82kWh rooftop solar system at the Gurudwara Sahib, Fremont, California. The system is one of the largest rooftop solar installations to use Sunpreme's a ... more

DVP to Install Northern Virginia's Largest Solar Energy System Yet
Dominion Virginia Power will install more than 3,000 solar panels capable of generating more than 800 kilowatts of electricity - enough to power nearly 200 homes - at the Prologis Concorde Distribut ... more

A new stable and cost-cutting type of perovskite solar cell
Perovskite solar cells show tremendous promise in propelling solar power into the marketplace. The cells use a hole-transportation layer, which promotes the efficient movement of electrical current ... more
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Self-cooling Solar Cells Boost Power, Last Longer
Scientists may have overcome one of the major hurdles in developing high-efficiency, long-lasting solar cells-keeping them cool, even in the blistering heat of the noonday Sun. By adding a spe ... more

Rooftop installations part of Virginia solar ambitions
New rooftop installations in northern Virginia are part of a program aimed at installing 30 megawatts of solar power in the state, Dominion Virginia Power said. ... more
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Federal auditors say NASA doesn't have funds for big rocket

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Russian cargo craft docks with ISS, science satellite fails

'Doomsday sputnik': Russia said to launch new missile-attack warning satellite

SpaceX Soft Lands Falcon 9 Rocket First Stage

China's biggest moon challenge: returning to earth

Transiting Exoplanet with Longest Known Year


RUB chemists develop novel catalyst with two functions
Chemists at the Ruhr-Universitat Bochum have made a decisive step towards more cost-efficient regenerative fuel cells and rechargeable metal-air batteries. They developed a new type of catalyst on t ... more

Molecular snapshots of oxygen formation in photosynthesis
Researchers from Umea University have explored two different ways that allow unprecedented experimental insights into the reaction sequence leading to the formation of oxygen molecules in photosynth ... more

Most abundant ocean organisms have clear daily cycles
Imagine the open ocean as a microbial megacity, teeming with life too small to be seen. In every drop of water, hundreds of types of bacteria can be found. Now scientists have discovered that commun ... more

Record levels of solar ultraviolet measured in South America
A team of researchers in the U.S. and Germany has measured the highest level of ultraviolet radiation ever recorded on the Earth's surface. The extraordinary UV fluxes, observed in the Bolivian Ande ... more

Trina Solar to Supply 200MW of PV Modules to Zonergy
Trina Solar has announced it will supply 200MW of modules to Zonergy Company downstream projects in China, marking its largest single module supply agreement to date in 2014. Trina Solar will ... more


Solar power for facility at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base
Solar power use at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base has been enhanced through a contract awarded to Suniva Inc., a maker of photovoltaic solar cells and modules. ... more

Solar energy gets a boost
A perspective article published last month by University of California, Riverside chemists in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters was selected as an Editors Choice-an honor only a handful of r ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinese president wields economic might on LatAm tour

US still mulling Iraq request for militant drone strikes

China anti-terror advice: "fight back" or "run away"

The Great War Redux

France and Britain trade hypocrisy claims over MH17 sanctions

Israel strikes kill dozens in Gaza as toll tops 670

New collaboration between Australian military, universities


Imec achieves record 21.5 percent efficiency in n-PERT solar cells


SolarBridge Releases New TRUEAC Module Line


New Mid-West Facility Puts SolarBOS Closer to Customers


Locus Energy Launches Virtual Irradiance Solar Analytics Solution


South America Opts for Green Energy Made by WELTEC


NIST test house exceeds goal; ends year with energy to spare


China Might Be Winning The Race To Reduce Solar Costs


Solar panels light the way from carbon dioxide to fuel


IKEA Completes Near-Doubling of Maryland's Largest Rooftop Array


Smartenergy ramps up crystalline silicon solar panel production

Solar Power Network Partners with Beisia to Develop 29 MW of Solar Power

Tofu ingredient could revolutionise solar panel manufacture

Scientists discover how plastic solar panels work

It is not Easy to get solar more appy but EasySolar takes up the challenge

KYOCERA's Accumulated Solar Module Production Exceeds 5GW

Good products alone are not enough to convince the commercial sector

SCIGRIP Solar Boat Successfully Completes Sea Trials

Q CELLS and Martifer Solar Team Up in 30 MW Module Supply

Solar Supply Chain Revenue Expected Grow 24 Percent 2nd Half of 2014

Study shows greater potential for solar power

German MPs adopt cuts for green energy subsidies

California solar power capacity setting records

GDF Suez opens new solar facility near southern French coast

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