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August 01, 2014
Flyer Hopes To Make Solar Flying Popular
Midland Park NJ (SPX) Aug 01, 2014
Solar-powered aircraft could offer a low-cost way to train future pilots, if the partners developing the Sun Flyer succeed in their ambitious plans. A technology demonstrator-a PC-Aero Elektra One-for the Sun Flyer solar-powered airplane made its first flight earlier this month in Munich, Germany.. While the Elektra One technology demonstrator didn't fly with solar panels, the panels will be installed on the Elektra that is on display at AirVenture. The Sun Flyer is under development by Aero ... read more
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KYOCERA Solar Modules Tapped by Sierra Nevada to Power New Brewery in Mills River
Nearly everyone enjoys a good beer now and again. A delicious beer sustainably brewed with renewable energy that pours down from the sun might make that happy hour indulgence even more enjoyable. ... more

SPCG and KYOCERA Complete 35 Utility-Scale Solar Farms in Thailand
SPCG Public and Kyocera have announced the full operational launch of one of Southeast Asia's largest solar power projects. Since 2010, 35 "solar farms" totaling approximately 257 megawatts (MW) hav ... more

Centrica acquires U.S. solar power company
A North American subsidiary of British energy company Centrica said it paid $54 million to acquire a U.S. solar power company. ... more


Quantum Dots Boost Conversion Efficiency Of GaAs Solar Cells
A team of scientists from Taiwan has shown that adding CdS or CdSe quantum dots (QDs) to GaAs solar cells could increase their efficiency by nearly 25 percent. The results were reported in Nature la ... more


Yingli Expands South American Footprit
Yingli Green Energy has expanded its footprint in the Americas by opening the Company's third Latin American office in Santiago, Chile. To facilitate the opening of the new office and Yingli's ... more
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William Cress Corporation - We Build To Last
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz

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Suniva Announces Second US Facility
Suniva, an Atlanta based manufacturer of crystalline silicon solar cells and modules, has announced that it is opening a second U.S. manufacturing facility, to be located in Saginaw Township, Michig ... more

Juwi Sells Vermont Plant To PSEG Solar Source
PSEG Solar Source has announced that it will acquire the ERWR Whitcomb Farm Solar project from juwi solar (JSI). The facility, which will now be known as the PSEG Essex Solar Energy Center, has a 25 ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Saving Seeds the Right Way Can Save the World's Plants

Marine pest provides advances in maritime anti-fouling and biomedicine

Chinese mosquitos on the Baltic Sea

Exploring 3-D printing to make organs for transplants

Scientists caution against exploitation of deep ocean

Major turtle nesting beaches protected in one of the UK's far flung overseas territories

Conservation scientists asking wrong questions on climate change impacts on wildlife


MIT Discusses Solar Powered Steam Generating Material
MIT is reporting that a new material structure developed at the institute is capable of generating steam by soaking up the sun. The structure, a layer of graphite flakes and an underlying carbon foa ... more

SPN Partners With Komeri For 12MW Solar System Atop 14 Facilities
Solar Power Network Japan and Komeri have announced a partnership to develop 12 MW of rooftop solar power across 14 buildings owned by Komeri. SPN will design, build and operate the facilities. The ... more

Stanford study shows how to power California with wind, water and sun
Stanford CA (SPX) Jul 25, 2014 Imagine a smog-free Los Angeles, where electric cars ply silent freeways, solar panels blanket rooftops and power plants run on heat from beneath the earth, from howl ... more
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Self-cooling solar cells boost power, last longer
Scientists may have overcome one of the major hurdles in developing high-efficiency, long-lasting solar cells-keeping them cool, even in the blistering heat of the noonday Sun. By adding a specially ... more

SOLAR shines light on the solar PV industry
A new generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) has launched to help installers, distributors and manufacturers of solar photovoltaic (PV) solutions to clearly stand out on the Web. According to 123-reg, the ... more
Space News from
Lifetime of gravity measurements heralds new beginning

Orion Tests Set Stage for Mission

Mars 2020 rover will carry tools to make oxygen

Early Earth suffered 500-million-year asteroid storm

Printing the Metals of the Future

Young binary star system may form planets with weird and wild orbits

Tidal forces gave moon its shape


Rapid Growth in Solar Boosts Opportunities For Copper
With the growth rate of the solar energy market expected to increase by double-digits over the next decade, so too will the demand for copper which is needed to power and ground cabling for these in ... more

Playters New Solar Farm 7.25 MW solar farm approved
EEW Eco Energy World is pleased that our proposal for a Solar Farm at Playters New Farm, Church Road, Ellough, Beccles was approved by the Waveney District Council Development Control Committee on T ... more

Rwanda to Unveil First Utility-Scale Solar PV Power Plant in East Africa
The Government of Rwanda is preparing to commission in early August 2014 the first utility-scale solar PV power plant in East Africa with a production capacity of 8.5 MWp. The project has commenced ... more

Canadian Solar Responds to WTO Ruling Against US Photovoltaic Import Duties
Canadian Solar has released this statement on behalf of Thomas Koerner, General Manager of the Company's America's division, in response to the World Trade Organizations ("WTO's") ruling against the ... more

Virgin Islands one step closer to renewable energy goal
U.S. solar developer NRG Energy Inc. said its latest acquisition will help the Virgin Islands meet its renewable energy consumption targets. ... more


Lighthouse Solar is getting off the Solarcoaster
Lighthouse Solar has announced that it is getting out of the installation business in Colorado. Market conditions created by Xcel Energy and the PUC have made operating in Colorado too difficult and ... more

Gurudwara Sahib Commissions Sunpreme's PV Solar System
Sunpreme has announced the commissioning of a 82kWh rooftop solar system at the Gurudwara Sahib, Fremont, California. The system is one of the largest rooftop solar installations to use Sunpreme's a ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
F-35B Successfully Completes Wet Runway And Crosswind Testing

Hindenburg, 80 years on, still divides Germany

Newest Tiger attack helo tested in Djibouti

Leidos taps AIBioTech for bio-weapon threat research

China Cultural Revolution 'hero' to make $30 mn from IPO

NATO unprepared for Russian attack: UK lawmakers

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency taps BAE Systems for assist


DVP to Install Northern Virginia's Largest Solar Energy System Yet


A new stable and cost-cutting type of perovskite solar cell


Self-cooling Solar Cells Boost Power, Last Longer


Rooftop installations part of Virginia solar ambitions


RUB chemists develop novel catalyst with two functions


Molecular snapshots of oxygen formation in photosynthesis


Most abundant ocean organisms have clear daily cycles


Record levels of solar ultraviolet measured in South America


Trina Solar to Supply 200MW of PV Modules to Zonergy


Solar power for facility at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base

Solar energy gets a boost

Imec achieves record 21.5 percent efficiency in n-PERT solar cells

SolarBridge Releases New TRUEAC Module Line

New Mid-West Facility Puts SolarBOS Closer to Customers

Locus Energy Launches Virtual Irradiance Solar Analytics Solution

South America Opts for Green Energy Made by WELTEC

NIST test house exceeds goal; ends year with energy to spare

China Might Be Winning The Race To Reduce Solar Costs

Solar panels light the way from carbon dioxide to fuel

IKEA Completes Near-Doubling of Maryland's Largest Rooftop Array

Smartenergy ramps up crystalline silicon solar panel production

Solar Power Network Partners with Beisia to Develop 29 MW of Solar Power

Tofu ingredient could revolutionise solar panel manufacture

Scientists discover how plastic solar panels work

It is not Easy to get solar more appy but EasySolar takes up the challenge

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