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October 27, 2016
Renewable energy on the rise, IEA finds
Paris (UPI) Oct 25, 2016
The International Energy Agency said Tuesday it expected the share of renewable energy on the global grid to expand more than initially thought. "We are witnessing a transformation of global power markets led by renewables" IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol said in a statement. In its latest market report, the IEA said it expected the share of renewable energy to increase 13 percent more over the six-year period ending in 2021 than its estimate last year. The agency said much of the gro ... read more

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Senegal in renewables drive as new solar park unveiled
Senegal put into service one of sub-Saharan Africa's largest solar energy projects Saturday as it pushes to become a regional player in renewables on a continent where the majority remain off-grid. ... more
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ABC Solar files lawsuit to enforce Solar Rights Act
Today, ABC Solar Incorporated ("ABC Solar") filed a lawsuit to vindicate the rights of California homeowners to receive expedited approval of solar energy on their property. The California legislatu ... more
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Highly efficient organic solar cells with improved operation stability
A new type of organic solar cells (OSCs) with 11.6% efficiency has been developed by a research team, affiliated with UNIST. This solar cell maintained almost 80% of its initial efficiency after 60 ... more
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juwi Group announces expansion for Solar Power Plant in Fukushima Province
juwi is expanding its international footprint with a new project in Japan. In the province of Fukushima, that still suffers from the catastrophic reactor accident in 2011, juwi is going to construct ... more
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NREL model offers insights of higher wind and solar generation in US east
A new study from the United States Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) used high-performance computing capabilities and innovative visualization tools to model, ... more
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Energy hijacking pathway found within photosynthesis
An unexpected source of inefficiency within a photosynthetic enzyme has been identified by scientists. The issue also adversely affects the performance of devices which are used to model artificial ... more
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UMASS Amherst taps Con Edison solutions for large-scale solar power initiative
The University of Massachusetts Amherst has retained ConEdison Solutions (CES) for a campus-wide solar power initiative expected to reduce university electric bills by $6.2 million over the next twe ... more
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X-ray vision reveals how polymer solar cells wear out
Scientists from the Technical University of Munich have used the acurate X-ray vision provided by DESY's radiation source PETRA III to observe the degradation of plastic solar cells. Their study sug ... more
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NREL report shows US solar photovoltaic costs continuing to fall in 2016
The modeled costs to install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems continued to decline in the first quarter of 2016 in the U.S. residential, commercial, and utility-scale sectors, according to updated be ... more
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Nanoscale confinement leads to new all-inorganic solar cell
Scientists with the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for the first time discovered how to make perovskite solar cells out of quantum dots and used the new material to ... more
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Midsummer receives new order for its DUO thin film solar cell manufacturing system
Midsummer has received a repeat order for its compact DUO solar cell manufacturing system from an undisclosed Asian customer. This new order was received in connection with Midsummer's first system ... more
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Efficient organic solar cells with very low driving force
It was believed that efficient operation of organic solar cells requires a large driving force, which limits the efficiency of organic solar cells. Now, a large group of researchers led by Feng Gao, ... more
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Toward 'greener,' inexpensive solar cells
Solar panels are proliferating across the globe to help reduce the world's dependency on fossil fuels. But conventional panels are not without environmental costs, too. Now scientists are reporting ... more
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Non-toxic solvent removes barrier to commercialization of perovskite solar cells
Scientists at Oxford University have developed a solvent system with reduced toxicity that can be used in the manufacture of perovskite solar cells, clearing one of the barriers to the commercialisa ... more
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Record for perovskite/CIGS tandem solar module
Thin-film technologies can dramatically reduce the cost of next-generation solar modules. Whereas their production cost is low, it is in particular the combination of complementary absorber material ... more
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Food waste could store solar and wind energy
Saving up excess solar and wind energy for times when the sun is down or the air is still requires a storage device. Batteries get the most attention as a promising solution although pumped hydroele ... more
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New advances in solar cell technology
With the high environmental cost of conventional energy sources and the finite supply of fossil fuels, the importance of renewable energy sources has become much more apparent in recent years. Howev ... more
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S.Africa basks in continent's first solar-powered airport
At first glance there's nothing out of the ordinary about the regional airport in George, a town of just 150,000 residents on South Africa's south coast. ... more
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Alberta takes first look at solar
The provincial government of Alberta said it was looking at whether solar power could replace expiring contracts to power its buildings. ... more
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Global grand challenge strategy needed to develop clean energy
In a comment in this week's science journal Nature, an international group of researchers from nine countries call for a grand challenges strategy to set global priorities for developing renewable e ... more
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After Paris, India gets support for solar power
After depositing its signature to the Paris climate deal, India's low-carbon objectives received financial support to advance solar energy, a lender said. ... more
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Researchers report advance in low-cost clean energy generation
Researchers at the University of Houston and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have reported a substantial advance in generating electricity through a combination of concentrating solar power an ... more
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Stacked Solar Module achieves unprecedented efficiency at 17.8 Percent
Scientists from imec (partner in Solliance and EnergyVille), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and Zentrum fur Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Wurttemberg (Centre for Solar Ene ... more
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A cost-efficient compact hybrid system for solar-diesel microgrids
Danvest and Pon Power are launching a second-to-none, low-load Compact series for solar-diesel hybrid power plants. This Compact series offers power producers a complete, cost-effective solution tha ... more
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