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March 27, 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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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EU members reach renewable targets early
Three members of the European Union have already achieved their renewable energy goals for 2020, the European statistics office said Tuesday. ... more
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New approach combines biomass conversion, solar energy conversion
In a study published in Nature Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison chemistry Professor Kyoung-Shin Choi presents a new approach to combine solar energy conversion and biomass conversion, two ... more
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LockMart and AGT break ground on Florida's largest non-utility solar project
On March 2, Lockheed Martin broke ground on its solar carport project with lead contractor Advanced Green Technologies. The project, located near Clearwater, Florida, will provide 151,400 squa ... more
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Unlikely allies fight for solar energy in Florida
Florida is widely known as the Sunshine State but when it comes to harnessing solar power, lots of customers find it just doesn't pay because electricity is already cheap and there is little incentive to make the change from fossil fuels. ... more
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'Lessons Learned' from Solar
With solar issues on the forefront of state and national energy policy, Citizens Alliance for Responsible Energy (CARE) this week released a white paper detailing experiences nationwide with going s ... more
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China adds 10.6 GW solar capacity in 2014
China added 10.6 gigawatts (GW) of photovoltaic (PV) power capacity in 2014, accounting for one fifth of the world total, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said. China's cumulative installed ... more
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Trina Solar and Vivint to jointly install Trinasmart modules in North America
Trina Solar has announced that its industry-leading Trinasmart panels are now part of the technology solution that Vivint Solar, the second largest U.S. residential solar provider, offers to its cus ... more
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One step closer to artificial photosynthesis and 'solar fuels'
Caltech scientists, inspired by a chemical process found in leaves, have developed an electrically conductive film that could help pave the way for devices capable of harnessing sunlight to split wa ... more
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Global PV Balance-of-System Revenues to Exceed $20 Billion in 2019
IHS has announced that the global photovoltaic (PV) balance-of-system (BoS) market is forecast to grow at an average rate of 5 percent per year, reaching $21 billion in 2019. China, India and other ... more
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