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December 02, 2016
Throwing new light on printed organic solar cells
Surrey, UK (SPX) Dec 02, 2016
Researchers at the University of Surrey have achieved record power conversion efficiencies for large area organic solar cells. In recent years scientists have been attempting to increase the efficiency of these cells to allow commercial applications such as integration into a building's glass facade, generating electricity to power the building. The research was led by the University of Surrey's Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) in collaboration with Oxford University, Aristotle University of Th ... read more

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Physics, photosynthesis and solar cells
A University of California, Riverside assistant professor has combined photosynthesis and physics to make a key discovery that could help make solar cells more efficient. The findings were recently ... more

EU on track to meet 2020 target for renewable energy: report
EU countries are on track to meet their 2020 targets for renewable energy and emissions cuts but could fall short of ambitious longer-term goals, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said Thursday. ... more

Perovskite solar cells hit new world efficiency record
They're flexible, cheap to produce and simple to make - which is why perovskites are the hottest new material in solar cell design. And now, engineers at Australia's University of New South Wales in ... more


8 MW of Trina Solar modules power one of Turkey's largest solar projects
Trina Solar Limited has supplied 8.8 MW of PV modules to Citus Power as part of one of the largest solar projects in Turkey. The Yahyali Solar Power Plant was connected to the grid in August 2016 an ... more


247Solar Signs Agreement to Commercialize 247Solar Plants in Southern Africa
247Solar and South Africa's Stellenergy (Pty) Ltd. have agreed to build South Africa's first 247Solar Plant to be followed by widespread commercial deployment in southern Africa. The agreement is ba ... more

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Sun setting on Japan's solar energy boom
The sun is setting on Japan's clean-energy boom, despite projects like a massive floating solar farm near Tokyo, as the government cuts subsidies and bets on nuclear and coal-fired power, critics say. ... more

EU unveils plans to boost 'clean energy' use
The EU on Wednesday unveiled "clean energy" plans to boost renewables, cut waste and reduce subsidies for coal power in a bid to meet commitments under the Paris climate deal. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
NASA's ISS-RapidScat Earth Science Mission Ends

Study shows many lakes getting murkier, but gives hope for improvement

Increasing tornado outbreaks - is climate change responsible?

Loss of soil carbon due to climate change will be 'huge'

How the cold 1430s led to famine and disease

Going against the grain - nitrogen turns out to be hypersociable!

Where the rains come from


New fabrication technique leads to broader sunlight absorption in plastic solar cells
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new strategy for fabricating more efficient plastic solar cells. The work has implications for developing solar cells with a wider a ... more

Tesla microgrid powers entire island with solar in American Samoa
Self-sufficiency isn't easy on small Pacific islands, but the distant island of Ta'u in American Samoa can now supply nearly all of its inhabitants' power needs using renewable energy. ... more

Argonne researchers study how reflectivity of biofuel crops impacts climate
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory have conducted a detailed study of the reflectivity effects of converting land to grow biofuel crops. Their study i ... more
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6th Annual Modular Construction Summit for Oil and Gas Agenda - December 7-9 - Houston Develop commercial strategies for the global deployment of SMRs and Advanced Reactors

Sweden to scrap taxes on solar energy in 2017
Sweden is set to ditch taxes on its production of solar energy in 2017 in a bid to run entirely on renewable energy by 2040, the government said on Monday. ... more

Africa looks to solar for communities off the grid
Above the sacks of seeds and coal, three kerosene lamps gather dust in the tiny shed that Kenyan chicken farmer Bernard calls home. ... more
Space News from
Could There Be Life in Pluto's Ocean?

Space freighter burns up after launch to to ISS: Russia

Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin stable after South Pole health scare

First Signs of Weird Quantum Property of Empty Space

New Perspective on How Pluto's "Icy Heart" Came to Be

XCOR Partners With Immortal Data To Enhance And Commercialize Shipslog Data Acquisition System

The Vega launcher is complete for next week's Arianespace mission with Gokturk-1


Tesla shareholders approve merger with SolarCity
Tesla said Thursday that shareholders approved a plan to buy renewable energy company SolarCity in an overwhelming endorsement of a plan outlined by founder Elon Musk. ... more

New Jersey's NEP Solar secures major funding agreement
National Energy Partners ("NEP") and Forum Equity Partners ("Forum") have announced that they had signed an agreement in which Forum will provide up to $15 million in growth financing for NEP, a lea ... more

New way to make low-cost solar cell technology
Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have found a new way to fabricate high efficiency semi-transparent perovskite solar cells in a breakthrough that could lead to more efficient ... more

A New Way to Image Solar Cells in 3-D
Next-generation solar cells made of super-thin films of semiconducting material hold promise because they're relatively inexpensive and flexible enough to be applied just about anywhere. Researchers ... more

Wind and solar energy projects could bring 5,000 new jobs to rural Minnesota
Minnesota has undergone a remarkable transformation in its energy landscape over the past decade. Coal, once the dominant fuel source for Minnesota's electric utilities, has given way to new types o ... more


'Back to the Future' inspires solar nanotech-powered clothing
Marty McFly's self-lacing Nikes in Back to the Future Part II inspired a UCF scientist who has developed filaments that harvest and store the sun's energy - and can be woven into textiles. The ... more

Solar industry shift tactics to sell more solar AC and smart modules
The business model of microinverter and power optimizer suppliers is set to shift from standalone units to integrated systems, such as Smart and AC modules, according to new analysis released today ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China to 'seriously' implement N. Korea UN sanctions

DARPA Creating Industry Government Group for Safe Operation of Space Robotics

New standard helps optical trackers follow moving objects precisely

United Launch Alliance Launches Innovative "RocketBuilder" Website

NTU and Stratasys 3iD print operational ULTEM drone with embedded electronics

Ukraine launches missile drills near Russia-annexed Crimea

N.Korea hits out at new UN sanctions

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Tesla's and SolarCity's launch of solar roof tiles is great news


Photon Energy delivers solar power for water treatment plant


Solar cells get boost with integration of water-splitting catalyst


Simulation models global renewable electricity system


Major advance in solar cells made from cheap, easy-to-use perovskite


Shoring up the power grid - with DIY scrap-metal batteries


CPP, SolarCity Deal Keeps Colton, Calif., Community Affordable and Sustainable


Tesla expands its portfolio to produce solar roof tiles


Schools in oil-rich Alberta to get solar panels


Renewable energy on the rise, IEA finds

Researchers discover ways to expand temperature stability range of solar cells

Move over, solar: The next big renewable energy source could be at our feet

New perovskite solar cell design could outperform existing commercial technologies

Senegal in renewables drive as new solar park unveiled

ABC Solar files lawsuit to enforce Solar Rights Act

Highly efficient organic solar cells with improved operation stability

juwi Group announces expansion for Solar Power Plant in Fukushima Province

NREL model offers insights of higher wind and solar generation in US east

Energy hijacking pathway found within photosynthesis

UMASS Amherst taps Con Edison solutions for large-scale solar power initiative

X-ray vision reveals how polymer solar cells wear out

NREL report shows US solar photovoltaic costs continuing to fall in 2016

Nanoscale confinement leads to new all-inorganic solar cell

Midsummer receives new order for its DUO thin film solar cell manufacturing system

Efficient organic solar cells with very low driving force

Toward 'greener,' inexpensive solar cells

Non-toxic solvent removes barrier to commercialization of perovskite solar cells

Record for perovskite/CIGS tandem solar module

Food waste could store solar and wind energy

S.Africa basks in continent's first solar-powered airport

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