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November 10, 2012
Ben-Gurion University develops side-illuminated ultra-efficient solar cell designs
Beer-Sheva, Israel (SPX) Nov 09, 2012
Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have developed a radically new design for a concentrator solar cell that, when irradiated from the side, generates solar conversion efficiencies which rival, and may eventually surpass, the most ultra-efficient photovoltaics. The new cell architecture developed at the David Ben-Gurion National Solar Research Center at BGU can exceed an ultra-efficient 40 percent conversion efficiency with intensities equal to 10,000 suns. "Typically a c ... read more

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Silicon Energy Powers Municipal Buildings in Lindstrom
With energy savings projected to be in excess of $400,000 over the next 40 years, the City of Lindstrom, located northeast of the Twin Cities, commissioned threesolar photovoltaic (PV) systems on th ... more

EU probes subsidies for Chinese solar panel makers
The European Commission opened a fresh probe into Chinese solar panel makers on Thursday, raising the heat in the latest tit-for-tat dispute between China and its Western trading partners. ... more

Church of the Resurrection Benefits from Solar Energy
Solis Partners has announced that it recently installed a 125-kilowatt ground-mounted solar array for the Church of the Resurrection in the Burlington County township of Delran, N.J. This project ma ... more


Tecta Solar Completes Solar Photovoltaic Installations at Palmer Technology Center
Tecta Solar, a division of Tecta America Corp., recently completed the installation of 533 kWp of solar photovoltaics for the Palmer Technology Center in Three Rivers, Mass. The roof-mounted project ... more


The Solar Foundation Reports 13% Growth in U.S. Solar Jobs
The Solar Foundation (TSF) has announced that its third annual National Solar Jobs Census found that the U.S. solar industry employs 119,016 Americans, a figure which represents the addition of 13,8 ... more
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Woehner USA launches busbar mounted fuse holder for photovoltaic applications
Woehner USA has announced the availability of their AMBUS EasyLiner BusBar mounted 10X38 Fuse Holder (AEL10x38/PV) for photovoltaic applications. The AEL10x38/PV is directly mounted onto a busbar an ... more

DNV unveils its SUNdy floating solar field concept
Many countries are turning to solar technology and renewable energy because of a need for alternative energy sources and environmental concerns. To help meet these needs, DNV has developed SUN ... more
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GeoGenix Installs Solar PV System For Trans World Marketing
GeoGenix has announced that it has completed the installation of a 465-kilowatt rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system for Trans World Marketing, at its headquarters in East Rutherford, N.J. T ... more

Solar panels doubling as ship sails eyed
Rigid solar panels that also act as sails for large cargo vessels could produce fuel savings while lowering emissions, Japanese researchers say. ... more

Pacific's Tokelau in world first solar switch
The remote Pacific islands of Tokelau have become the first territory in the world to generate their electricity entirely from solar energy, in a project hailed as an environmental milestone. ... more
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China files solar WTO complaint
China has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization against photovoltaic solar subsidies in the European Union. ... more

China files WTO complaint against EU over green energy: source
China has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization against the European Union over renewable energy subsidies, a source close to the world trade body said Monday. ... more
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China probes EU solar imports
China announced Thursday a trade investigation into European exports of solar-grade polysilicon, escalating a bitter trade row with the EU which has unveiled a similar probe into Chinese products. ... more

Stanford scientists build the first all-carbon solar cell
Stanford University scientists have built the first solar cell made entirely of carbon, a promising alternative to the expensive materials used in photovoltaic devices today. "Carbon has the potenti ... more

Scientists demonstrate high-efficiency quantum dot solar cells
Research shows newly developed solar powered cells may soon outperform conventional photovoltaic technology. Scientists from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have demonstrated the fir ... more
More Bang for the Biofuel Buck

Sweet diesel! Discovery resurrects process to convert sugar directly to diesel

First solely-biofuel jet flight raises clean travel hopes

Off to the Future with a new Soccer Robot

Flying rescue robot can avoid obstacles

Advanced exoskeleton promises more independence for people with paraplegia

Scotland approves 85MW Highlands wind farm

China backs suit against Obama over wind farm deal

DNV KEMA awarded framework agreement for German wind project developer SoWiTec

Green cars ready to race in 2nd Atacama solar challenge

China auto firms in 'strategic alliance' to compete

Glow-in-the-dark roads will guide drivers


Next-generation antireflection coatings could improve solar photovoltaic cell efficiency
Photovoltaic cell efficiency may soon get a big boost, thanks to next-generation antireflection coatings crafted from nanomaterials capable of cutting down on the amount of light reflected away from ... more

Tokelau achieves renewable power
The tiny South Pacific nation of Tokelau has switched to renewable energy sourced primarily from solar power. ... more

Solar power said viable in snowy regions
While solar cells and snowy climate might not seem a good mix, U.S. and Canadian researchers said solar power is still a good investment even in snowy locales. ... more

Seven Worthington Schools to Receive Free Solar Power
Seven Worthington schools will receive free power from the sun thanks to a new partnership between the school district and a local nonprofit organization. Worthington Schools is working with Solar C ... more
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Space Station

Crew Prepares for Spacewalk After Progress Docks

Crew Preparing for Cargo Ship, Spacewalk

Russian cargo ship docks with ISS: official

Ariane 5 is poised for Arianespace's launch with the EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3 satellites

Arianespace's heavy-lift Ariane 5 flight is cleared for liftoff with EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3

NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building Prepared for Multiple Rockets

Russian Proton Briz-M Launches Yamal Satellites Into Orbit

New habitable zone super-Earth found in exosolar system

Cosmic sprinklers explained in active planetary nebula

Physicists confirm first planet discovered in a quadruple star system

Planet-hunt data released to public

Nanocrystals and nickel catalyst substantially improve light-based hydrogen production

Radar Production Readiness Review For Indonesia National Air Space Surveillance Program Completed

Soluble circuit boards to reduce e-waste

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Gazprom to Launch Two Satellites by Yearend

Research cruise testing EGNOS satnav for ships

Two SOPS accepts command and control of newest GPS satellite

Telit Introduces LTE Module Expanding Automotive Product Line with 4G for North American and European Markets

Qatar, UAE request $7.6 bn in missile defense: US

Turkey discusses Patriot deployment with NATO

Israel 'success' in new missile defence test

Russia's space forces launch missile shield rocket

Asteroids Deflected with Paint

Rare 300 kg meteorite unearthed in Poland

Paintballs may deflect an incoming asteroid

Sonic boom rocks southwest England

Comet collisions every 6 seconds explain 17-year-old stellar mystery

Ball Aerospace/B612 Foundation Sign Contract for Sentinel Mission

NASA Radar Images Asteroid 2007 PA8

Scientists Monitor Comet Breakup

Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia's nuclear weapon arsenal surpasses US

Elbit to supply Hermes 900 HFE UAVs to Switzerland

U.S. Navy's USNS Maury completes acceptance trials

General Dynamics receives sub contract modification

Philippine Air Force receiving South Korean FA-50 jets

Saab to modernize Sweden's RBS 97 Hawk missile system

Polish call to scrap NATO-Russia deal 'extraordinarily dangerous': Moscow

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