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September 01, 2014
Minnesota Power, National Guard in solar energy deal
Little Falls, Minn. (UPI) Aug 27, 2014
A solar energy array is in the works for a training facility of the Minnesota National Guard through a project with Minnesota Power, a division of ALLETE Inc. The 10-megawatt utility-scale solar energy array - comprised of photovoltaic panels on racks - at Camp Ripley would cover nearly 100 acres of the 53,000-acre facility. "To provide cleaner energy forms is the mission, and both Minnesota Power and our National Guard are on the front lines," said ALLETE Chairman, President and Chief ... read more
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Trina Solar Duo-Max Module Receives UL and TUV Rheinland Certs
Trina Solar has announced the company's new Duo-Max module, a 72-cell frameless dual glass module (the PEG14 and PDG14 series), has received quality certifications, including the IEC61215, IEC 61730 ... more

Cutting solar support would scrap jobs
Slashing the support for solar provided by the Renewable Energy Target would lead to the immediate loss of up to 5800 jobs and make it harder for low and middle-income households to access technolog ... more

Microgrid Solar Wins Solar Chicago Group Purchase Contract
Microgrid Solar has completed hundreds of solar projects, mostly focused in Midwestern states. The company recently kicked off a national expansion plan to open offices in five cities, including Chi ... more


KYOCERA Solar Modules Achieve "Performance Leader" Rating
Kyocera Corporation has announced that Kyocera is the only solar module manufacturer to rank as a Performance Leader in all six categories in independent testing by PV Evolution Labs, as reported in ... more


Unlikely Bedfellows: Mines That Run On Solar Or Wind Power
Mining companies are often seen as dinosaurs when it comes to making changes that will benefit the environment, but that perception may be shifting as some companies turn to renewable energy to cut ... more

Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review

Water and sunlight the formula for sustainable fuel
An Australian National University (ANU) team has successfully replicated one of the crucial steps in photosynthesis, opening the way for biological systems powered by sunlight which could manufactur ... more

A semi-artificial leaf faster than "natural" photosynthesis
A cooperation between chemists and biologists from the Ruhr-University Bochum resulted in a new method for the very efficient integration of photosynthetic proteins in photovoltaics. Their re ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Leading Ebola researcher says there's an effective treatment for Ebola

Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050

Snails Tell of the Rise and Fall of the Tibetan Plateau

Marine protected areas inadequate for protecting fish and ocean ecology

Together, humans and computers can figure out the plant world

Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate

Not all phytoplankton in the ocean need to take their vitamins


Massachusetts Welcomes Community-Owned Solar Project
With the aim of bringing accessibility and affordability to the state's renewable energy initiatives, key players in Massachusetts renewable energy arena joined Clean Energy Collective (CEC) to cele ... more

Organic photovoltaic cells of the future
Organic photovoltaic cells - a type of solar cell that uses polymeric materials to capture sunlight - show tremendous promise as energy conversion devices, thanks to key attributes such as flexibi ... more

Renewables Provides All New US Electrical Generating Capacity In July
According to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects, all new U.S. electrical generating capacity put into service ... more
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Potential Renewable Energy Target changes spook international investors
Australian and international investors worth hundreds of billions of dollars have called on the Federal Government to recognise the importance of Australia's Renewable Energy Target (RET) to the inv ... more

Study Examines Energy Efficiency Of California Solar Homeowners
The energy efficiency actions of California homeowners who installed rooftop solar electric systems are providing insights into the connection between solar adoption and energy upgrades that could h ... more
Space News from
Memory Reformat Planned for Opportunity Mars Rover

Russia's Foton-M Satellite Landing Scheduled for September 1

Sparks Fly as NASA Pushes the Limits of 3-D Printing Technology

Too Early for Conclusions on Galileo Satellites Incident

NASA's Spitzer Telescope Witnesses Asteroid Smashup

NASA Wrapping Up Acoustic Testing for Space Launch System

NASA Probes Studying Earth's Radiation Belts to Celebrate Two Year Anniversary


Solar energy that doesn't block the view
A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through th ... more

Sunrun Brings Affordable Home Solar Service to Nevada
Sunrun has announced the availability of its home solar service in Nevada. Through its service, Nevada residents can now get a solar system installed on their home with no money down and begin savin ... more

Yingli Solar Powers School in Laos with Clean Energy
Yingli Green Energy Holding has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Singapore Company, has donated a 3 kilowatt (kW) off-grid solar power system to a school in Laos that ... more

Green power blooms as Japan unveils 'hydrangea solar cell'
A solar cell that resembles a flower is offering a new take on green energy in Japan, where one scientist is searching for renewables that look good. ... more

Canadian Solar Modules to Power 44 MW North Carolina Solar Farms
Canadian Solar has announced that the Company executed a 44 MWp module sales agreement with affiliates of Entropy Investment Management and Entropy Solar Integrators. Entropy will construct seven so ... more


Trina Solar to Develop 49.9MW Solar Power Plant in UK
Trina Solar has announced the acquisition of a 49.9 MW utility-scale ground-mounted power project in the UK from Good Energy Group PLC ("Good Energy"). The solar PV power plant received planni ... more

MarLar Properties' Rehabbed Homes Add Solar and Geothermal
Marilee and Larry Spatz through their MarLar Properties of Highland Park, Illinois have recently completed a solar rehabbed house in Highland Park. This is the first solar rehab of five that are pla ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US Space Debris Tracking Site To Be Build In Western Australia

Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems

N. Korea fires short-range 'projectile' into sea

Germany to send anti-tank weapons, rifles to Iraqi Kurds

Turkish army warns over 'red lines' in Kurdish peace talks

Israel downs drone from Syria over occupied Golan: army

'Hundreds' of Americans linked to IS: lawmaker


Recycling old batteries into solar cells


Solar Power, Origami-Style


Solar Cells Tested on Flexible Array Design


NOKERO unveils the Prima N202 at American Renewable Energy Day


JinkoSolar Opens Solar Module Factory in Cape Town, South Africa


China outstrips Germany to become world's biggest solar market


Yingli To Supply 30 MW of Solar Modules in Japan


Saudi Arabia Offers One of World's Lowest Solar Energy Costs


Hanwha Increases Production Capacity To 1.5 GW


How living things capture energy from the sun

Study of Aerosols Stands to Improve Climate Models

US and China Continue to Dominate in Commercial PV Installations

DuPont Adds Two New Solamet PV Metallization Pastes

New Material Allows for Ultra-Thin Solar Cells

Asia Development Bank to help drive low-carbon investments

'Active' surfaces control what's on them

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