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May 17, 2016
Nanocavity may improve ultrathin solar panels
Buffalo NY (SPX) May 17, 2016
The future of movies and manufacturing may be in 3-D, but electronics and photonics are going 2-D; specifically, two-dimensional semiconducting materials. One of the latest advancements in these fields centers on molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), a two-dimensional semiconductor that, while commonly used in lubricants and steel alloys, is still being explored in optoelectronics. Recently, engineers placed a single layer of MoS2 molecules on top of a photonic structure called an optical nanocavity made o ... read more

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11bn Pound investment in UK solar driving increase in M and A activity
Solar M and A activity is on the increase following PND 11 billion worth of investment in UK solar projects since 2013, according to statistics collected by Clean Energy Pipeline for a joint report ... more
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Trina Solar Awarded a Silver Rating in EcoVadis CSR Survey
Trina Solar Limited reports that the Company has been granted a Silver Recognition Level in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) performance survey conducted by EcoVadis. Recording a solid year ... more
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Taiwanese government should provide more support for solar panel industry
The Taiwanese government should provide subsidies for the solar panel industry to help it survive in that country, University of Exeter researchers have recommended. Solar photovoltaic production in ... more
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Mimicking the ingenuity of nature
Nature shows how to do it: Photosynthesis is a process used by plants to create energy-rich organic compounds, usually in the form of carbohydrates, and oxygen (O2) from carbon dioxide (CO2) and wat ... more
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Trina sets new efficiency record for interdigitated back contact PV cells
Trina Solar Limited reports that its State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology of China has set a new world record of 23.5% for a high-efficiency silicon solar cell with an Interdigitated Ba ... more
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SolarReserve and Shenhua plan 1,000MW of Solar Projects in China
SolarReserve, LLC, a leading global developer of utility-scale solar power projects with proprietary advanced solar thermal energy storage technology, and Shenhua Group Corporation, Ltd., a key stat ... more
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Solar energy and storage systems to be introduced in Antigua and Barbuda
The inauguration of the 3 MWp sun2live solar power plant at the V.C. Bird International Airport of Antigua represented the conclusion of the first major step of a successful shift from a diesel to a ... more
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Renusol and Rec Solar team up to help Haas automation save money
Renusol America, a leading provider of solar PV mounting solutions with systems installed across the US, today announces that it has provided its rail-less and modular Renusol EW mounting system for ... more
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Joint Venture to Build 1000 Megawatts of Solar Across China
In a salute to the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement by 150 nations, including their two countries, a Chinese solar company and a US solar company report they have formed a Joint Venture to com ... more
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Solar Impulse 2 completes Phoenix-San Francisco leg
The Solar Impulse 2, an experimental solar-powered aircraft, landed in Phoenix, Arizona late Monday, completing the latest leg of its around the world journey to draw attention to clean energy technologies. ... more
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NREL finds nanotube semiconductors well-suited for PV systems
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered single-walled carbon nanotube semiconductors could be favorable for photovoltaic systems because they ca ... more
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Spain's Abengoa to shed more jobs on top of 10,000 already gone
Spain's troubled energy giant Abengoa announced a new wave of layoffs Tuesday, having already shed more than a third of its global workforce in just months, going from 28,000 employees last year to 17,000 now. ... more
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Pattern Development and Green Power complete 14 MW PV farm
Pattern Energy Group, and Green Power Investment Corporation has announced the completion of the 14 megawatt (MW) Kanagi Solar photovoltaic (PV) power facility. Pattern Development and GPI are joint ... more
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U.S. throws more money at solar power
The U.S. Energy Department said it has $25 million in funding to help software developers and utility provides better integrate solar power to the grid. ... more
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Solar Impulse 2 soars over US southwest on round-the-world flight
The Solar Impulse 2, an experimental aircraft flying around the world to draw attention to clean energy technologies, soared over the US Mojave Desert Monday en route to the southwest city of Phoenix. ... more
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Alta eyes UAVs as 31 percent solar energy efficiency record set
With its most recent solar efficiency record of 31.6%, Alta Devices continues to achieve solar efficiencies that are substantially higher than all other commercially available solar technologies. ... more
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At last: Non-toxic and cheap thin-film solar cells for 'zero-energy' buildings
'Zero-energy' buildings - which generate as much power as they consume - are now much closer after a team at Australia's University of New South Wales achieved the world's highest efficiency using f ... more
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Kyocera helps Hawaii college stabilize electricity costs long-term
Kyocera Solar has announced the completion of a 284-kilowatt (kW) solar energy project for Hawaii Tokai International College (HTIC) in Kapolei, Hawaii. The project is expected to meet more than 50% ... more
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Verengo and Swell Energy signs residential energy storage partnership
Verengo Solar and Swell Energy have jointly announced a partnership that creates a one-stop home energy storage and backup power solution for the residential market. Under the terms of the agreement ... more
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BioStar Announces 5 MW Solar Projects to Benefit Schools and Business
BioStar Renewables reports they will add 5.1 MW of solar energy installations to their portfolio as a result of contracts totaling over $31 million. The installations will benefit schools in Hawaii ... more
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Feeding frenzy in Spain's renewable energy sector
A wind of change is blowing on Spain's renewables: companies and investment funds have been on a buying spree, taking advantage of the know-how and growth prospects of a sector still limping out of a crisis. ... more
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Flipping a chemical switch helps perovskite solar cells beat the heat
Thin films of crystalline materials called perovskites provide a promising new way of making inexpensive and efficient solar cells. Now, an international team of researchers has shown a way of flipp ... more
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How defects appear and disappear in CIGSe solar cells
Copper-indium-gallium-selenide (CIGSe) solar cells have the highest efficiency of polycrystalline thin-film solar cells. The four elements comprising CIGSe are vapour-deposited onto a substrate toge ... more
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Construction is bustling at Florida's first 'sustainable town'
With deep pockets and an environmentalist's zeal, retired American football player Syd Kitson dreamed up a plan to build the United States' first solar-powered town on a vast swath of rural land in southwest Florida. ... more
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