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May 27, 2016
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Solar Impulse lands in Pennsylvania on record-breaking flight
Washington (AFP) May 26, 2016
The sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft landed in the US state of Pennsylvania Wednesday, completing the latest leg of a record-breaking flight around the world to promote renewable energy. After taking off from Dayton, Ohio early Wednesday, the plane piloted by Swiss explorer Bertrand Piccard arrived at 8:49 pm (0049 GMT Thursday) at Lehigh Valley International Airport after a flight that lasted just under 17 hours. On its next stage to New York's JFK airport, scheduled for after May 30, Solar ... read more

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Light can 'heal' defects in new solar cell materials
A family of compounds known as perovskites, which can be made into thin films with many promising electronic and optical properties, has been a hot research topic in recent years. But although these ... more
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Renewable energy employed 8.1 million in 2015: IRENA
The global renewable energy sector employed more than 8.1 million people last year, a 5 percent increase that bucked an overall downwards market trend, a green energy organisation said Wednesday. ... more
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Solar Impulse 2 leaves Ohio on fuel-free flight
The Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered airplane piloted by Swiss national Bertrand Piccard, successfully flew out of Dayton, Ohio in the dark early Wednesday en route to Pennsylvania, according to a live online feed of the departure. ... more
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Expansion of Energy Efficiency at Affordable Housing in New York State
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced the commitment of more than $27 million in funding to improve the energy efficiency of existing low- to moderate- ... more


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What does the Future Hold for Thin Film Solar Panels
The photovoltaic market continues to grow with impressive speed. Large scale silicon solar parks have been all the fashion until now but thin film panels are becoming increasingly popular and will d ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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Solar power getting cheaper in the United States
The cost of installing solar energy in the United States is down more than 50 percent since the start of a federal support program, the Energy Department said. ... more
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Boss of China solar firm Hanergy steps down after losing billions
The controversial boss of Chinese solar energy firm Hanergy Thin Film Power Group - once listed as China's richest man - has stepped down as chairman and executive director, the company said, almost a year after its shares imploded. ... more
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Sunrock Investments reaches milestone: over 50 Euro million of solar assets
Amsterdam based Sunrock Investments has realised the acquisition of a 3.0MW portfolio of operational solar rooftop projects in Flanders, Belgium. This acquisition follows shortly on the acquisition ... more
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Kumenan mega solar plant commissioned in Japan
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Private Academy in Puerto Rico Selects KYOCERA Solar for Long-Term Energy Savings
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New technique could make large, flexible solar panels more feasible
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Speeding up key oxygen-oxygen bond-formation step in water oxidation
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Cooling, time in the dark preserve perovskite solar power
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Australian engineers edge closer to the theoretical limits of sunlight-to-electricity conversion
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Nanocavity may improve ultrathin solar panels
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Solar Impulse 2 leaves Arizona on record-breaking flight
The Solar Impulse 2 experimental plane was on its way to the south-central US state of Oklahoma late Thursday, as it pressed ahead with its record-breaking quest to circle the globe without consuming a drop of fuel. ... more
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Solar Impulse 2 leaves Arizona on record-breaking flight
The Solar Impulse 2 plane took off from Phoenix, Arizona en route to Oklahoma on Thursday, resuming its record-breaking quest to circle the globe without consuming a drop of fuel. ... more

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Spanish energy giant Abengoa posts 340 mn euros Q1 loss
Spain's troubled energy giant Abengoa posted losses of 340 million euros ($390 million) in the first quarter of 2016, it said in a statement Thursday. ... more
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11bn Pound investment in UK solar driving increase in M and A activity
Solar M and A activity is on the increase following PND 11 billion worth of investment in UK solar projects since 2013, according to statistics collected by Clean Energy Pipeline for a joint report ... more
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Trina Solar Awarded a Silver Rating in EcoVadis CSR Survey

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Taiwanese government should provide more support for solar panel industry

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Mimicking the ingenuity of nature

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Trina sets new efficiency record for interdigitated back contact PV cells

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SolarReserve and Shenhua plan 1,000MW of Solar Projects in China

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Solar energy and storage systems to be introduced in Antigua and Barbuda

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Renusol and Rec Solar team up to help Haas automation save money

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Joint Venture to Build 1000 Megawatts of Solar Across China

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Solar Impulse 2 completes Phoenix-San Francisco leg

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NREL finds nanotube semiconductors well-suited for PV systems

Spain's Abengoa to shed more jobs on top of 10,000 already gone

Pattern Development and Green Power complete 14 MW PV farm

U.S. throws more money at solar power

Solar Impulse 2 soars over US southwest on round-the-world flight

Alta eyes UAVs as 31 percent solar energy efficiency record set

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Kyocera helps Hawaii college stabilize electricity costs long-term

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