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October 30, 2014
New material converts 90 percent of captured light into heat
San Diego CA (SPX) Oct 30, 2014
A multidisciplinary engineering team at the University of California, San Diego developed a new nanoparticle-based material for concentrating solar power plants designed to absorb and convert to heat more than 90 percent of the sunlight it captures. The new material can also withstand temperatures greater than 700 degrees Celsius and survive many years outdoors in spite of exposure to air and humidity. Their work, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot program, was published recently in ... read more
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Solar Glass Price Plunge to Cease as Trade Sanctions Take Effect
After falling by about 50 percent from 2009 through 2014, pricing for solar glass is set to commence a rebound starting next year, as anti-dumping duties levied by the European Union go into effect ... more

KentuckyU Generates Green Power and Innovation
MAGE SOLAR USA has announced that the University of Kentucky added a 50kW PV system to the Christian County Extension Office in Hopkinsville. The system was designed and installed by Sunway Energy S ... more

Hanwha Q CELLS to Build 800 Megawatt Module Factory
Hanwha Q CELLS has announced that it will build a large-scale module factory at its existing site in Cyberjaya, Malaysia. The new facility will include four production lines and automated equipment ... more


Swiss firm says it can make near invisible solar modules
A Swiss research and development company said Tuesday it had discovered a way to make white solar modules, which can blend with a building's "skin" to become virtually invisible. ... more


OPDE begins construction of a new 8 MWp solar farm in UK
OPDE has begun construction of a new 8.9 MWp solar farm near Eastbourne, in East Sussex. The new solar farm represents a total investment of over Pounds 7, 9 million and is scheduled to be connecte ... more
PV Operations & Maintenance USA 2014

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Community Program SolarPerks Opens Access to All NSTAR and Grid Ratepayers
Massachusetts' favorable renewable energy landscape has set the stage for broad interest in individual solar energy production. Yet, historical solar programs have been available only to residents a ... more

Galenfeha Completes Successful Testing Of Solar Power Station
Galenfeha is pleased to announce that the Company has completed successful field testing of its portable, solar regenerated power supply station. Galenfeha conducted field-testing for a major ... more
24/7 News Coverage
New insights into the physics of space weather

Copernicus operations secured until 2021

World losing 2,000 hectares of farm soil daily to salt damage

ECOSTRESS Will Monitor Plant Health

Study uses DNA sequences to look back in time at plant evolution

Salt-loving plants key to sustainable food production

China Launches New Satellite Via Orbital Carrier Rocket


ET Solar Supplies 5 MW PV Modules to a Mining Operation in Suriname
ET Solar Energy has announced that it has supplied 5 MW polycrystalline photovoltaic modules to a leading mining operation in Suriname. Upon completion, this solar power plant will substantial ... more

Trina Solar opens new warehouse in South Africa
Trina Solar has opened its first warehouse in the Republic of South Africa. The warehouse, which is located in Pretoria, is the next logical step for the company in entrenching its local footprint a ... more

Clean Energy Collective To Create National Community Solar Platform
The U.S. Department of Energy announced that Clean Energy Collective (CEC) has been selected to receive a $700,000 SunShot Initiative cooperative award to develop and implement the National Communit ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


Cheaper silicon means cheaper solar cells
A new method of producing solar cells could reduce the amount of silicon per unit area by 90 per cent compared to the current standard. With the high prices of pure silicon, this will help cut the c ... more

Assessing and optimizing solar plants across the globe
George Kitoudis counts over 20 years of expertise in energy and environmental engineering as a systems designer, site supervisor and project manager. He experienced during his career a great number ... more
Space News from
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Mars 2020 Will Continue Search for Habitability

China's Main Competitor in Space Exploration is India, Not Russia

US space budget still exceeds rest of world's combined

Spotlighting the sun

North Alabama Companies Play Big Part in Orion's First Flight

Vega launch of ESA spaceplane postponed


U.S. offers $53 million to support solar power research
Solar energy in the United States is becoming a major part of the nation's power sector as installation costs decline, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said. ... more

Soft Cost Reduction Through Power Electronics
In an increasingly cost-competitive solar market, residential solar installers are capturing higher profit margins and lowering costs through their choice of power electronics, as reported in a new ... more

Beneq and DSM introduce new aerosol deposition process for PVs
Royal DSM and Beneq are working together developing and commercializing a completely new and superior aerosol deposition technology for AR coatings for solar glass applications. In this exclus ... more

Hanwha SolarOne S Series Modules Deliver Big Improvements
Hanwha SolarOne has introduced the new S Series PV modules at Solar Power International. The new modules are available immediately to customers worldwide. Hanwha SolarOne is already shipping them to ... more

Electrically conductive plastics promising for batteries, solar cells
An emerging class of electrically conductive plastics called "radical polymers" may bring low-cost, transparent solar cells, flexible and lightweight batteries, and ultrathin antistatic coatings for ... more

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Kyocera and Healthy Planet Team Up To Lower Solar Capital Costs
Kyocera Solar and Healthy Planet Partners (HPP) have announced a strategic partnership that will result in lowering capital costs for solar developers and benefit Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) cust ... more

San Francisco To Get 68 New EV Stations
Panasonic Enterprise Solutions has announced it is providing engineering, construction and procurement services to Powertree Services to build 68 electric vehicle charging stations at multi-unit res ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US agrees deal to buy 43 more F-35 fighters: Pentagon

India's Modi pledges to modernise Vietnam's defences

NATO chief wants strong defence as basis for ties with Russia

India plans to build 6 submarines

US eyes cyber 'deterrence' to stop hackers

Engineers Harvest and Print Parts for New Breed of Aircraft

AYW Companies' Flexible Waveguide And Components Ideal For Satelite Applications


NEXTracker Introduces NEXTracker SPT Self-Powered Tracker


Trina Solar's Monocrystalline Honey Module Sets New World Record


Stem and Kyocera Launch Energy Storage For Commercial Users


EDF Buys Canadian Solar Modules For Catalina Solar 2 Project


Vista Solar To Take Part In US State Dept TechWomen Program


SunEdison Slashes Costs With High Efficiency Module Tech


JinkoSolar to Supply PV Solar Modules for Searchlight Solar Project


Alta and Airware Partner to Integrate Solar Into UAVs


3M Solar Portfolio to be Showcased at SPI


Green power floods Japan grid as premium prices bite

Sunpreme deploys High Performance Solar Panels in Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard

SunPower Supplying Solar Panels for Four La Compagnie du Vent Solar Power Plants

Clean Power Research Helps Reduce Solar Interconnection Soft Costs

SunEnergy1 begins installation at Duke Energy Renewables' Capital Partners Solar Project

Aussie Zoo Offsets Tons of C02 Emissions Through Q CELLS Modules

Electrically conductive plastics promising for batteries, solar cells

Trina Solar to present smart solutions for rooftop PV systems at Solar Energy UK

Updated XyDial app offers greater optimization of solar energy

MegaCell Engineering, a new company for the design of Smart Energy Systems

Solar Installations to Rise 20 Percent in 2014

New study reveals massive cost savings for UK business from solar

Batteries included: A solar cell that stores its own power

First-ever global life cycle assessment of renewable energy future

Solar Ware Samurai PV Central Inverter achieves maximum efficiency of 99.01 percent

Ohio State researchers build rechargeable solar battery, a first

British renewable energy strategy draws criticism

TransCanada adds more solar power to portfolio

Blades of grass inspire advance in organic solar cells

Solar-Powered Sun Flyer Trainer Makes Progress

OPDE gain approval for new 10.8 MWp Solar Farm in UK

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