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September 01, 2014
Minnesota Power, National Guard in solar energy deal
Little Falls, Minn. (UPI) Aug 27, 2014
A solar energy array is in the works for a training facility of the Minnesota National Guard through a project with Minnesota Power, a division of ALLETE Inc. The 10-megawatt utility-scale solar energy array - comprised of photovoltaic panels on racks - at Camp Ripley would cover nearly 100 acres of the 53,000-acre facility. "To provide cleaner energy forms is the mission, and both Minnesota Power and our National Guard are on the front lines," said ALLETE Chairman, President and Chief ... read more

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Trina Solar Duo-Max Module Receives UL and TUV Rheinland Certs
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Quantum physics enables revolutionary imaging method

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New analytical technology reveals 'nanomechanical' surface traits

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KYOCERA Solar Modules Achieve "Performance Leader" Rating
Kyocera Corporation has announced that Kyocera is the only solar module manufacturer to rank as a Performance Leader in all six categories in independent testing by PV Evolution Labs, as reported in ... more
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Unlikely Bedfellows: Mines That Run On Solar Or Wind Power
Mining companies are often seen as dinosaurs when it comes to making changes that will benefit the environment, but that perception may be shifting as some companies turn to renewable energy to cut ... more
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Water and sunlight the formula for sustainable fuel
An Australian National University (ANU) team has successfully replicated one of the crucial steps in photosynthesis, opening the way for biological systems powered by sunlight which could manufactur ... more
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A semi-artificial leaf faster than "natural" photosynthesis
A cooperation between chemists and biologists from the Ruhr-University Bochum resulted in a new method for the very efficient integration of photosynthetic proteins in photovoltaics. Their re ... more
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Massachusetts Welcomes Community-Owned Solar Project
With the aim of bringing accessibility and affordability to the state's renewable energy initiatives, key players in Massachusetts renewable energy arena joined Clean Energy Collective (CEC) to cele ... more
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Organic photovoltaic cells of the future
Organic photovoltaic cells - a type of solar cell that uses polymeric materials to capture sunlight - show tremendous promise as energy conversion devices, thanks to key attributes such as flexibi ... more
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Renewables Provides All New US Electrical Generating Capacity In July
According to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects, all new U.S. electrical generating capacity put into service ... more
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Potential Renewable Energy Target changes spook international investors
Australian and international investors worth hundreds of billions of dollars have called on the Federal Government to recognise the importance of Australia's Renewable Energy Target (RET) to the inv ... more
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Solar energy that doesn't block the view
A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through th ... more
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Study Examines Energy Efficiency Of California Solar Homeowners
The energy efficiency actions of California homeowners who installed rooftop solar electric systems are providing insights into the connection between solar adoption and energy upgrades that could h ... more
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Sunrun Brings Affordable Home Solar Service to Nevada
Sunrun has announced the availability of its home solar service in Nevada. Through its service, Nevada residents can now get a solar system installed on their home with no money down and begin savin ... more
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Yingli Solar Powers School in Laos with Clean Energy
Yingli Green Energy Holding has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Singapore Company, has donated a 3 kilowatt (kW) off-grid solar power system to a school in Laos that ... more
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Green power blooms as Japan unveils 'hydrangea solar cell'
A solar cell that resembles a flower is offering a new take on green energy in Japan, where one scientist is searching for renewables that look good. ... more
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Canadian Solar Modules to Power 44 MW North Carolina Solar Farms
Canadian Solar has announced that the Company executed a 44 MWp module sales agreement with affiliates of Entropy Investment Management and Entropy Solar Integrators. Entropy will construct seven so ... more
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Trina Solar to Develop 49.9MW Solar Power Plant in UK
Trina Solar has announced the acquisition of a 49.9 MW utility-scale ground-mounted power project in the UK from Good Energy Group PLC ("Good Energy"). The solar PV power plant received planni ... more
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MarLar Properties' Rehabbed Homes Add Solar and Geothermal
Marilee and Larry Spatz through their MarLar Properties of Highland Park, Illinois have recently completed a solar rehabbed house in Highland Park. This is the first solar rehab of five that are pla ... more
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US Space Debris Tracking Site To Be Build In Western Australia

Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems

N. Korea fires short-range 'projectile' into sea

Germany to send anti-tank weapons, rifles to Iraqi Kurds

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Recycling old batteries into solar cells
This could be a classic win-win solution: A system proposed by researchers at MIT recycles materials from discarded car batteries - a potential source of lead pollution - into new, long-lasting sola ... more
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Solar Power, Origami-Style
As a high school student at a study program in Japan, Brian Trease would fold wrappers from fast-food cheeseburgers into cranes. He loved discovering different origami techniques in library books. ... more
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Solar Cells Tested on Flexible Array Design
On the campus of NASA Glenn Research Center, rows of solar arrays are a permanent part of the landscape. But this summer, a very different kind of solar array arrived at the lab. Deployable Sp ... more
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NOKERO unveils the Prima N202 at American Renewable Energy Day
Nokero International will be unveiling its 9th solar powered bulb, Prima N202, at Aspen's American Renewable Energy Day Conference. Nokero is continuing to provide a better quality of life and econo ... more
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JinkoSolar Opens Solar Module Factory in Cape Town, South Africa
JinkoSolar Holding has announced that it has opened a solar module factory in Cape Town, South Africa. Located in 2 Evans Avenue, Epping Industrial 1, Cape Town, the factory covers an area of ... more
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China outstrips Germany to become world's biggest solar market
Hanergy and China New Energy Chamber of Commerce have issued the Global Renewable Energy Report 2014. The report found that China became the world's biggest market for solar power in 2013, with the ... more
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Yingli To Supply 30 MW of Solar Modules in Japan
Yingli Green Energy has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Spain has signed a 31.6 MW supply agreement with Gestamp Solar, a leading Spanish developer and operator of ut ... more
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Saudi Arabia Offers One of World's Lowest Solar Energy Costs
Solar power costs have fallen dramatically over the last five years, thanks to lower module prices, lower balance of system costs, and increased competition at the development and EPC level. Financi ... more
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