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October 24, 2014
Cheaper silicon means cheaper solar cells
Trondheim, Norway (SPX) Oct 24, 2014
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 cost of solar power. "We're using less expensive raw materials, and smaller amounts of them, we have fewer production steps and our total energy consumption is potentially lower," explain PhD candidate Fredrik Martinsen and Professor Ursula Gibson, from NTNU's Department of Physics. They recently p ... read more
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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

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
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Cause of aging remains elusive

Mature forests store nitrogen in soil

Brisbane Sugarbag bees launch all-conquering raids

Recently discovered microbe is key player in climate change

New Insights on Carbonic Acid in Water

Some scientists share better than others

Global consumption driving tropical deforestation


NEXTracker Introduces NEXTracker SPT Self-Powered Tracker
NEXTracker has unveiled its transformational self-powered tracking technology with the NEXTracker SPT. This new single-axis tracker eliminates power wiring to the tracker motors, reducing material 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

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


Trina Solar's Monocrystalline Honey Module Sets New World Record
Trina Solar has announced that its high-efficiency Honey solar module has set a new world record for peak power output for P-type monocrystalline silicon PV modules, as independently certified by TU ... more

Stem and Kyocera Launch Energy Storage For Commercial Users
Stem has announced that it has teamed with Kyocera Solar to offer an integrated solar photovoltaic (PV) and energy storage solution for commercial power users. The new solution automatically r ... more
Space News from
China launches first mission to moon and back

Two families of comets found around nearby star

Organic molecules in Titan's atmosphere are intriguingly skewed

U.S. holds test on Aegis tracking capability

Thales providing satcom capability to Qatar

NASA uses ultra-black nano-coating for solar coronagraph

Cosmonauts complete 3rd EVA for October


EDF Buys Canadian Solar Modules For Catalina Solar 2 Project
Canadian Solar has announced that it has closed a sales agreement with EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE), to supply photovoltaic (PV) modules to the 24.3 megawatt peak (MWp) Catalina Solar 2 project dur ... more

Vista Solar To Take Part In US State Dept TechWomen Program
Vista Solar, a leading Bay Area commercial solar installer, announced that it will participate in TechWomen 2014. As part of the U.S. Department of State's TechWomen exchange program, leading compan ... more

SunEdison Slashes Costs With High Efficiency Module Tech
SunEdison has announced new zero white space (ZWS) solar module technology. The technology can increase solar module power output by up to 15%, effectively decreasing the total system cost by up to ... more

JinkoSolar to Supply PV Solar Modules for Searchlight Solar Project
JinkoSolar Holding has announced that it will supply 21.5MW PV solar modules for the construction of the Searchlight solar project located near Searchlight, NV, approximately 50 miles south of Las V ... more

Alta and Airware Partner to Integrate Solar Into UAVs
Alta Devices has announced cooperation with Airware to enable manufacturers of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to seamlessly integrate solar power into their aircraft. Alta Devices holds ... more

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3M Solar Portfolio to be Showcased at SPI
3M will highlight its expanded presence in the solar industry at this year's Solar Power International (SPI) Show, October 20-23 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Visitors to the 3M booth will experience ... more

Green power floods Japan grid as premium prices bite
Japan's utilities say they are being swamped by green power because of rules forcing them to buy up every last watt produced from renewable sources, as new generating companies seek to cash in on premium prices. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Aerostat surveillance system being evaluated by CBP

Intelsat General To Study Commercialization of USAF Satellites

Russian Bank Offers 5 Billion Rubles for GLONASS

ESA spaceplane progressing towards Vega launch

BAE Systems Australia producing more missile decoy systems

Turkish cruise missile tipped for F-35

US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria


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

How to make a 'perfect' solar absorber

Taking thin films to the extreme

EIAST launches its Advanced Aerial Systems Program

Future mega cities will need solar roof energy

Police Department Generates Power from Q CELLS Solar Modules

On the Road to Artificial Photosynthesis

Cree Introduces Industry's First 1.7kV All-SiC Power Module

Solar power could become lead energy source with the right planning

Large-scale solar chiefs hit Canberra to defend Renewable Energy Target

Solar cell compound probed under pressure

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