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August 21, 2014
Renewables Provides All New US Electrical Generating Capacity In July
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 21, 2014
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 in July came from renewable energy sources: 379 megawatts (MW) of wind, 21 MW of solar, and 5 MW of hydropower. For the first seven months of 2014, renewables have accounted for more than half (53.8%) of the 4,758 MW of new U.S. electrical capacity that has come on line with solar (25.8%) and wind (25.1 ... read more
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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

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

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

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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
24/7 News Coverage
Increase in reported flooding a result of higher exposure

Toothless 'dragon' pterosaurs dominated the Late Cretaceous skies

Older coral species more hardy

Science team criticizes adoption of 'novel ecosystems' by policymakers

Waterloo makes public most complete Antarctic map for climate research

Evolution of marine crocodilians constrained by ocean temperatures

Seafood substitutions can expose consumers to unexpectedly high mercury


Recycling old batteries into solar cells
This could be a classic win-win solution: A system proposed by researchers at MIT recycles materials from discarded car batteries - a potential source of lead pollution - into new, long-lasting sola ... more

Solar Power, Origami-Style
As a high school student at a study program in Japan, Brian Trease would fold wrappers from fast-food cheeseburgers into cranes. He loved discovering different origami techniques in library books. ... more

Solar Cells Tested on Flexible Array Design
On the campus of NASA Glenn Research Center, rows of solar arrays are a permanent part of the landscape. But this summer, a very different kind of solar array arrived at the lab. Deployable Sp ... more
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NOKERO unveils the Prima N202 at American Renewable Energy Day
Nokero International will be unveiling its 9th solar powered bulb, Prima N202, at Aspen's American Renewable Energy Day Conference. Nokero is continuing to provide a better quality of life and econo ... more

JinkoSolar Opens Solar Module Factory in Cape Town, South Africa
JinkoSolar Holding has announced that it has opened a solar module factory in Cape Town, South Africa. Located in 2 Evans Avenue, Epping Industrial 1, Cape Town, the factory covers an area of ... more
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NMR Using Earth's Magnetic Field

AFSOUTH strengthens space ties with partner nations

Flight Test Preparations Draw on Launch Services Program's Expertise

Small variations in the climate system can result in dramatic temperature changes

500 million year reset for the immune system


China outstrips Germany to become world's biggest solar market
Hanergy and China New Energy Chamber of Commerce have issued the Global Renewable Energy Report 2014. The report found that China became the world's biggest market for solar power in 2013, with the ... more

Yingli To Supply 30 MW of Solar Modules in Japan
Yingli Green Energy has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Spain has signed a 31.6 MW supply agreement with Gestamp Solar, a leading Spanish developer and operator of ut ... more

Saudi Arabia Offers One of World's Lowest Solar Energy Costs
Solar power costs have fallen dramatically over the last five years, thanks to lower module prices, lower balance of system costs, and increased competition at the development and EPC level. Financi ... more

Hanwha Increases Production Capacity To 1.5 GW
Hanwha Q CELLS has completed the construction of an additional 204 MW production line for high performance solar cells in its Malaysian manufacturing facility. In addition, Europe's largest photovol ... more

How living things capture energy from the sun
Since Alexandre Edmond Becquerel first discovered the photovoltaic effect in 1839, humankind has sought to further understand and harness the power of sunlight for its own purposes. In a new r ... more


Study of Aerosols Stands to Improve Climate Models
Of all the factors that influence Earth's changing climate, the effect that tiny particles in Earth's atmosphere called aerosols have on clouds is the least well understood. Aerosols scatter and abs ... more

US and China Continue to Dominate in Commercial PV Installations
The world's 10 largest photovoltaic (PV) Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) companies are set this year to install a combined 8 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity, equivalent to 20 percen ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
USAF selects GenDyn to study ICBM guidance system

New F-16 configuration features AESA radar

China likens Xi to Deng Xiaoping for anniversary

Harris' tactical manpack radio gets NSA certification

British Falklands warship towed away for scrap

Military sensor needs focus of Swedish symposium

Taiwan's ex-China affairs official accused of leaking secrets


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


Flyer Hopes To Make Solar Flying Popular


KYOCERA Solar Modules Tapped by Sierra Nevada to Power New Brewery in Mills River


SPCG and KYOCERA Complete 35 Utility-Scale Solar Farms in Thailand


Centrica acquires U.S. solar power company


Quantum Dots Boost Conversion Efficiency Of GaAs Solar Cells


Yingli Expands South American Footprit

Suniva Announces Second US Facility

Juwi Sells Vermont Plant To PSEG Solar Source

MIT Discusses Solar Powered Steam Generating Material

SPN Partners With Komeri For 12MW Solar System Atop 14 Facilities

Stanford study shows how to power California with wind, water and sun

Self-cooling solar cells boost power, last longer

SOLAR shines light on the solar PV industry

Rapid Growth in Solar Boosts Opportunities For Copper

Playters New Solar Farm 7.25 MW solar farm approved

Rwanda to Unveil First Utility-Scale Solar PV Power Plant in East Africa

Canadian Solar Responds to WTO Ruling Against US Photovoltaic Import Duties

Virgin Islands one step closer to renewable energy goal

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