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March 28, 2015
Can perovskites and silicon team up to boost industrial solar cell efficiencies?
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 27, 2015
Silicon solar cells dominate 90 percent of the global photovoltaic market today, yet the record power conversion efficiency of silicon photovoltaics has progressed merely from 25 percent to 25.6 percent during the past 15 years - meaning the industry is keen to explore alternatives. A collaboration between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University may be poised to shake things up in the solar energy world. By exploring ways to create solar cells using low-cost manufa ... read more
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New kind of 'tandem' solar cell developed
Researchers at MIT and Stanford University have developed a new kind of solar cell that combines two different layers of sunlight-absorbing material in order to harvest a broader range of the sun's ... more

Discovery could yield more efficient portable electronics, solar cells
By figuring out how to precisely order the molecules that make up what scientists call organic glass - the materials at the heart of some electronic displays, light-emitting diodes and solar cells - ... more

Single-Axis market to reach nearly $2 Billion in 2019
Global single-axis tracker revenues are expected to grow 120 percent, to reach nearly $2 in 2019, according to IHS, the leading global source of critical information and insight. For the first time, ... more


Spain's Iberdrola touts green footprint
Spanish energy company Iberdrola said Monday more than half of its global facilities and nearly all of its Spanish operations were emissions-free last year. ... more


Italian Solar Power Generation During Solar Eclipse
On Friday, March 20, 2015 a solar eclipse will pass over Europe between 8:40AM and 12:50PM CET. The reduction of solar radiation during these hours is expected to have an impact given the 89 GWs of ... more
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New cheap and efficient electrode for splitting water
UNSW Australia scientists have developed a highly efficient oxygen-producing electrode for splitting water that has the potential to be scaled up for industrial production of the clean energy fuel, ... more

New research holds great promise for advancing sustainable energy
New research published by Rutgers University chemists has documented significant progress confronting one of the main challenges inhibiting widespread utilization of sustainable power: Creating a co ... more
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Global Solar PV Capacity to Reach Nearly 500 GW in 2019
Total global solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity is forecast to reach 498 gigawatts (GW) in 2019, which is 177 percent higher than 2014, according to IHS (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of criti ... more

New rooftops in France to go green
Rooftops on new buildings built in commercial zones in France must either be partially covered in plants or solar panels, under a law approved on Thursday. ... more

Solar plane lands in Myanmar on epic round-the-world journey
Solar Impulse 2 landed in Myanmar's second largest city Mandalay Thursday after completing the fourth leg of its landmark circumnavigation of the globe powered solely by the sun - and was met by an elephant. ... more
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CEC teams with Morgan Stanley to boost Massachusetts solar power
Clean Energy Collective (CEC) and MS Solar Solutions have entered into a strategic development agreement to accelerate the expansion of community-shared solar across Massachusetts. The jointly ... more

Research finds oceanic microbes behave in a synchrony across oceans
Researchers from the University of Hawai'i - M?noa (UHM) and colleagues found that microbial communities in different regions of the Pacific Ocean displayed strikingly similar daily rhythms in their ... more
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Scientists move closer to '2 for 1 deal' on solar cell efficiency
The underlying mechanism behind an enigmatic process called "singlet exciton fission", which could enable the development of significantly more powerful solar cells, has been identified by scientist ... more

Trina Solar to Supply 48 MW of Solar Modules to ACME India
Trina Solar has announced it has signed an agreement to supply 48MW of solar modules to ACME Cleantech Solutions. This new agreement brings the total sales of solar modules to ACME to 70 MW in 2015 ... more

9 percent of PV Systems in North America will have storage by 2018
IHS has announced that 9 percent of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in North America will include attached storage in 2018. Led by commercial systems, IHS expects 700 megawatts (MW) of PV systems wi ... more

Solar could meet California energy demand 3 to 5 times over
In the face of global climate change, increasing the use of renewable energy resources is one of the most urgent challenges facing the world. Further development of one resource, solar energy, is co ... more

A new method for making perovskite solar cells
Research led by a Brown University Ph.D. student has revealed a new way to make light-absorbing perovskite films for use in solar cells. The new method involves a room-temperature solvent bath ... more

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Uncovering the secrets of super solar power perovskites
The best hope for cheap, super-efficient solar power is a remarkable family of crystalline materials called hybrid perovskites. In just five years of development, hybrid perovskite solar cells have ... more

How The meeco Group manages logistic challenges of solar projects
The renewable energy sector is a booming field that requires many different talents and skills to offer high-quality services to its clients. The meeco Group, which is one of the leading companies i ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China hits out at Japan over defence spending worries

Japan launches replacement spy satellite

Saudi strikes Yemen rebels as Iran warns of 'dangerous step'

Taiwan protesters scuffle with police over China flight route

UK data hub will maximize benefits of Europe's EO program

US and UAE Ink Bilateral Space Cooperation

US 'hijacking' victory in Iraq's Tikrit: militia groups


EU members reach renewable targets early


New approach combines biomass conversion, solar energy conversion


Unlikely allies fight for solar energy in Florida


LockMart and AGT break ground on Florida's largest non-utility solar project


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China adds 10.6 GW solar capacity in 2014


Trina Solar and Vivint to jointly install Trinasmart modules in North America


One step closer to artificial photosynthesis and 'solar fuels'


Global PV Balance-of-System Revenues to Exceed $20 Billion in 2019


Obtaining of 7 electricity generation permits in Mexico

Clean Energy Collective Brings 3MW of Community Shared Solar to Uxbridge, Mass.

Solar cells get growth boost

NREL takes first in-depth look at solar project completion timelines

New material to produce clean energy

Testing at NREL aids solar power in Hawaii

Supersonic electrons could produce future solar fuel

UC research partnership explores how to best harness solar power

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