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November 20, 2014
Renewable energy improves stock price of mining companies
Munich, Germany (SPX) Nov 20, 2014
Many sectors within the mining industry face challenges such as lower mineral and metal prices and the threat of further stigmatization. Renewable energy can be an important part of the solution as it improves the energy cost of mines, counters opposition from ecological movements, and above all sends a strong signal of forward orientation, progressive management and corporate governance. A study from Dr. Thomas Hillig Energy Consulting (THEnergy) based on interviews with financing, mining, and en ... read more

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Satellite Services supplies on-board sub-systems for smallsats and microsats.
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Trina Signs 10 MW EPC Agreement with Jordan
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Revolutionary solar-friendly form of silicon shines
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Jordan says able to export uranium by 2020

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Galenfeha Completes Successful Testing Of Solar Power Station
Galenfeha is pleased to announce that the Company has completed successful field testing of its portable, solar regenerated power supply station. Galenfeha conducted field-testing for a major ... more
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ET Solar Supplies 5 MW PV Modules to a Mining Operation in Suriname
ET Solar Energy has announced that it has supplied 5 MW polycrystalline photovoltaic modules to a leading mining operation in Suriname. Upon completion, this solar power plant will substantial ... more
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CEC plans another Community Solar Facility in Massachusetts
Clean Energy Collective (CEC), the nation's leading community solar developer, announced that its newest community solar facility for Massachusetts will be a 1.3 MW solar PV array located in Adams, ... more
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Residential energy storage market to grow 10 fold by 2018
The global market for grid-connected residential photovoltaic (PV) solar installations coupled with energy storage is predicted to grow tenfold to reach more than 900 megawatts (MW) in 2018, up from ... more
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Trina Solar equips heritage-listed town hall in Hungary with solar modules
Trina Solar has supplied solar modules for the heritage-listed town hall in Hungarian Satoraljaujhely. The power generated from the plant is used for the self-supply of the building with renewable e ... more
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10 reasons why solar PV installations should be tested regularly
Jim Wallace of Seaward Solar looks at the reasons why electrical testing and inspection of solar PV installations is a fundamental requirement for system safety and performance. The safe opera ... more
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Consortium wins contract for Europe's largest photovoltaic power project
A consortium comprising Eiffage, acting through its Clemessy subsidiary (consortium leader), Schneider Electric and Krinner has been awarded a contract for the construction of a solar farm and an ex ... more
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Dutch unveil world's first solar-powered bicycle path
The Netherlands on Wednesday unveiled the world's first solar bike path, a revolutionary project to harvest the sun's energy that could eventually also be used on roads. ... more
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New materials for more powerful solar cells
Applying a thin film of metallic oxide significantly boosts the performance of solar panel cells--as recently demonstrated by Professor Federico Rosei and his team at the Energie Materiaux Telecommu ... more
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SunPower Acquires Solarbridge Technologies
SunPower has announced that it had acquired PV microinverter manufacturer, SolarBridge Technologies. SunPower is the second largest US manufacturer of PV modules, and a major system developer. ... more
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Dutch CIS installation completed with FlatFix Fusion mounting
Esdec BV supplied its FlatFix Fusion mounting system for the biggest CIS flat roof PV system in Holland. The system consists out of more than 5500 Solar Frontier panels with a total power of 850Kwp ... more
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New Materials Yield Record Efficiency Polymer Solar Cells
Researchers from North Carolina State University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have found that temperature-controlled aggregation in a family of new semi-conducting polymers is ... more
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Australia lags on renewables as China races ahead
Australia is falling behind China and the United States in tackling climate change, with new investment in renewable energy falling by 70 percent, a study released Monday said. ... more
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SMA's revenue growth lags solar inverter market in four out of last five quarters
Data from the IHS 'PV Inverter Market Index' which relies on data collected from all leading PV inverter suppliers shows that global industry revenues reached $1.9 billion in Q3 2014, an increase of ... more
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IHS predicts UK utility-scale solar boom of in first quarter of 2015
IHS forecasts 2014 solar PV installations to reach 2.8 GW (revised down from its earlier prediction of 3.2 GW), as projects are pushed to the end of 2014 and early 2015. IHS predicts that in Q4 2014 ... more
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SunEdison And Irvine Unified School District Complete Solar Installations
SunEdison and Irvine Unified School District have announced the completion of three new solar installations at schools in Orange County, California. The school district now powers 22 schools with Su ... more
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Signs N.Korea preparing bomb material amid nuclear test threats

China's Xi wraps up Pacific talks with Fiji aid boost

Sudan rebels claim raids on Blue Nile army bases

China defence minister brushes off fears over military growth

World powers discuss extending Iran deal deadline

Albania opens Hoxha's top secret Cold War nuclear bunker to public

Lockheed advancing technologies for U.S. Navy

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SunPower Announces Solar Panel Manufacturing Facility in South Africa
SunPower has announced plans to own and operate a solar panel manufacturing facility in Cape Town, South Africa, to meet the growing demand for solar in that region. At this new plant, SunPowe ... more
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Trina Supplies Power Modules To 10 Commercial Rooftops In Thailand
Trina Solar has announced it completed the supply of 7.8 MW modules to power ten rooftop solar power plants in Thailand, which are developed by subsidiaries of Nathalin Welstar Energy Ltd. A t ... more
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Canadian Solar Wins Solar Power Projects In Brazil
Canadian Solar has announced that it has won 3 solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 114 megawatts (MW) In Vazante, in the state in Minas Gerais in Brazil. Canadian Solar, in partnership with So ... more
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OPDE begins construction of a new 6.9 MWp solar farm in Hothfield, UK
OPDE has started construction of a new 6.9 MWp solar farm near Ashford in Kent. The new solar farm represents a total investment of over Pounds 7 million and is scheduled to be connected to the ele ... more
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PROINSO kick starts ZeverSolar with 50kWp installation in Mumbai
Proinso recently supplied integrated solution including Jinko modules, and ZeverSolar string inverters, to a roof top project located close to Mumbai. With this PROINSO starts ZeverSolar sales in th ... more
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A New Way To Convert Light To Electrical Energy
The conversion of optical power to an electrical potential is of general interest for energy applications, and is typically accomplished by optical excitation of semiconductor materials. A research ... more
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U.S. sinks $25 million in funding for renewables
The U.S. Energy Department said it released $25 million in funding for the advance of wave and solar energy, with solar setting installation records. ... more
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Research Shows Solar Energy Owners Predominantly Middle-Class
Most people going solar in Massachusetts have household incomes (HHI) of less than $150,000, according to a survey conducted by New England Clean Energy. Nearly 250 customers responded to the Hudson ... more
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