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September 23, 2014
UChicago-Argonne National Lab team improves solar-cell efficiency
Chicago IL (SPX) Sep 23, 2014
New light has been shed on solar power generation using devices made with polymers, thanks to a collaboration between scientists in the University of Chicago's chemistry department, the Institute for Molecular Engineering, and Argonne National Laboratory. Researchers identified a new polymer - a type of large molecule that forms plastics and other familiar materials - which improved the efficiency of solar cells. The group also determined the method by which the polymer improved the cells' efficie ... read more
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A more efficient, lightweight and low-cost organic solar cell
For decades, polymer scientists and synthetic chemists working to improve the power conversion efficiency of organic solar cells were hampered by the inherent drawbacks of commonly used metal electr ... more

Sungevity and ABC Carpet to Bring Solar Solutions to the Home
Sungevity has announced a new partnership with iconic New York City design destination, ABC Carpet and Home. The partnership not only provides ABC's community with an easy and affordable solut ... more

Tecta America Begins New Solar Projects At Bedrosians Tile
Tecta Solar is pleased to announce the commencement of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects located at Bedrosians Tile's distribution and showroom facilities in Anaheim, Calif. The PV arrays are 730 kW ... more


Yingli Solar to Supply Over 24 MW of PV Modules to Pavana Solar Power Plant
Yingli Green Energy has announced that it will supply over 24 megawatts (MW) of solar PV modules for the Pavana Solar Park, which is the largest solar power plant to break ground in Honduras. ... more


EnergyApp Combines Critical Information For Solar And Energy Marketing
Jackson Associates has announced the availability of a new MAISY EnergyApp that, for the first time, provides a single source of integrated energy use, hourly loads, weather data and energy spend fo ... more
PV Operations & Maintenance USA 2014

Training Space Professionals Since 1970

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review

Hanwha and AGR Power Up 24MW PV Plant in UK
Hanwha Q CELLS has teamed up with AGRenewables (AGR), to power up a 24.3 MW photovoltaic power plant for Ingenious Clean Energy in record-time. Despite severe weather conditions, the park in Stowbri ... more

TUV Offers Fire Testing Services Per Latest UL 1703 Specs
TUV Rheinland offers the UL 1703 testing and certification services to manufacturers of building integrated photovoltaic modules (BiPV), rack-mounted photovoltaic (PV) modules and mounting systems i ... more
24/7 News Coverage
What set the Earth's plates in motion?

Arctic sea ice helps remove CO2 from the atmosphere

Artificial 'beaks' that collect water from fog: A drought solution?

Antifreeze proteins in Antarctic fishes prevent freezing...and melting

Nile River monitoring influences North-East Africa's future

The future of global agriculture may include new land, fewer harvests

Indonesia faces challenging problems to quell ongoing forest fires


SolarBOS Announces Solutions for String Inverters
SolarBOS announces the release of a complete line of electrical Balance of System solutions for String Inverters, facilitating design and installation and assisting with Arc Fault Circuit Interrupti ... more

Nobel laureate leads the research team developing BioSuperCap
BioSolar has announced that the company is developing BioSuperCap, a low cost polymer-based supercapacitor technology for reducing the cost of storing the energy of the sun. BioSolar co-owns t ... more

Businesses go solar to save millions
More than 15,000 Australian businesses have now installed solar power to reduce their energy bills, and there is the potential for tens of thousands more to follow suit if the Renewable Energy Targe ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


Construction begins on World's Largest Floating Solar Power Plant
Kyocera Corporation, Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation, and Ciel et Terre International have announced that they will begin construction this month on the world's largest floating solar installation ... more

Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking of Kansas' First Community Solar Array
Clean Energy Collective (CEC) and Midwest Energy (MWE have broken ground on the Midwest Energy Community Solar Array, a 1.2 megawatt, state-of-the-art solar PV facility that will make solar ownershi ... more
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Launch of Australia's largest solar farm a much-needed bright spot in a tough year
The launch of Australia's largest solar farm is a landmark achievement and a bright moment for an industry whose future is currently under a cloud, according to the Clean Energy Council. Clean ... more

Cree SiC MOSFETs Help Power Japan's Growing Solar Energy Infrastructure
Cree has announced that its C2M, 1200V, 80mOhm SiC MOSFETs have been selected by Sanix Corporation, Japan, to be designed into their new 9.9kW three-phase solar inverters for use in the construction ... more

Solar Capacity in Central America to Surge
Set to install an impressive 1.5 gigawatts (GW) of photovoltaic (PV) capacity within a six-year period through 2018, Central America is attracting attention from PV developers from around the world, ... more

Magnetic nanocubes self-assemble into helical superstructures
Materials made from nanoparticles hold promise for myriad applications, from improved solar energy production to perfect touch screens. The challenge in creating these wonder-materials is organizing ... more

Study resolves discrepancy in Greenland temperatures during end of last ice age
A new study of three ice cores from Greenland documents the warming of the large ice sheet at the end of the last ice age - resolving a long-standing paradox over when that warming occurred. L ... more


India reverses plan to impose solar panel duties
India's new government has decided not to slap anti-dumping duties on solar panel imports from the United States, China and other countries, reversing a policy of the previous administration, a minister said Wednesday. ... more

X-ray imaging paves way for novel solar cell production
The sharp X-ray vision of DESY's research light source PETRA III paves the way for a new technique to produce cheap, flexible and versatile double solar cells. The method developed by scientis ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US, Arab allies bomb IS jihadists in Syria

British PM to hold first direct talks with Iran's president since 1979

Damascus says was informed by US of air strikes on IS

China jails Uighur scholar for life for 'separatism': lawyer

Dead or alive? Rumours swirl again over Boko Haram leader

US says no 'trading' nuclear concessions for Iran help on IS

Pakistani Kashmiris want India border opened for flood relief


Sun-powered desalination for villages in India


Breakthrough for Carbon Nanotube Solar Cells


New synthesis method may shape future of nanostructures, clean energy


Future solar panels


ReneSola's PV Testing Laboratory Joins Intertek's Global SATELLITE Program


Sunrun Unveils BrightPath, the First End-to-End Automated Software Platform for the Residential Solar Industry


Solar System Transforms Fallow Land Into Money Generating Asset


HelioSage Energy Announces Sale of 12 Solar Projects in North Carolina


SunShare Announces Program to Provide Free Electricity


Minnesota Power, National Guard in solar energy deal

Trina Solar Duo-Max Module Receives UL and TUV Rheinland Certs

Cutting solar support would scrap jobs

Microgrid Solar Wins Solar Chicago Group Purchase Contract

KYOCERA Solar Modules Achieve "Performance Leader" Rating

Unlikely Bedfellows: Mines That Run On Solar Or Wind Power

Water and sunlight the formula for sustainable fuel

A semi-artificial leaf faster than "natural" photosynthesis

Massachusetts Welcomes Community-Owned Solar Project

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