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August 21, 2014
Renewables Provides All New US Electrical Generating Capacity In July
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 21, 2014
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 in July came from renewable energy sources: 379 megawatts (MW) of wind, 21 MW of solar, and 5 MW of hydropower. For the first seven months of 2014, renewables have accounted for more than half (53.8%) of the 4,758 MW of new U.S. electrical capacity that has come on line with solar (25.8%) and wind (25.1 ... read 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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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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Hanwha Increases Production Capacity To 1.5 GW
Hanwha Q CELLS has completed the construction of an additional 204 MW production line for high performance solar cells in its Malaysian manufacturing facility. In addition, Europe's largest photovol ... more
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How living things capture energy from the sun
Since Alexandre Edmond Becquerel first discovered the photovoltaic effect in 1839, humankind has sought to further understand and harness the power of sunlight for its own purposes. In a new r ... more
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US and China Continue to Dominate in Commercial PV Installations
The world's 10 largest photovoltaic (PV) Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) companies are set this year to install a combined 8 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity, equivalent to 20 percen ... more
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DuPont Adds Two New Solamet PV Metallization Pastes
DuPont Microcircuit Materials (DuPont) has added two new products to its leading lineup of frontside silver metallization pastes for crystalline silicon solar cells. DuPont Solamet PV18H and PV18J p ... more
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New Material Allows for Ultra-Thin Solar Cells
Extremely thin, semi-transparent, flexible solar cells could soon become reality. At the Vienna University of Technology, Thomas Mueller, Marco Furchi and Andreas Pospischil have managed to create a ... more
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Asia Development Bank to help drive low-carbon investments
The Asian Development Bank said Monday it was taking a commercial investment perspective toward developing a low-carbon Asian economy. ... more
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'Active' surfaces control what's on them
Researchers at MIT and in Saudi Arabia have developed a new way of making surfaces that can actively control how fluids or particles move across them. The work might enable new kinds of biomedical o ... more
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Flyer Hopes To Make Solar Flying Popular
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-f ... 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
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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
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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
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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
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