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November 14, 2012
Australia scraps Solar Dawn project
Brisbane, Australia (UPI) Nov 13, 2012
Australia's $1.3 billion massive Solar Dawn solar thermal project has been canceled. The 250-megawatt project in Queensland by a consortium led by Areva Solar was to begin construction next year. The decision follows an announcement Monday from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, which approves renewable energy projects in the country, that it wouldn't fund the project. "After exploring several options to address current market conditions, ARENA is also no longer pursuing deve ... read more

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Bosch quits international solar energy project
German automotive parts specialist Bosch said on Tuesday it was pulling out of an ambitious multi-national project to build giant solar power stations in North Africa and the Middle East. ... more

Using rust and water to store solar energy as hydrogen
How can solar energy be stored so that it can be available any time, day or night, when the sun shining or not? EPFL scientists are developing a technology that can transform light energy into a cle ... more

A Better Route to Xylan
After cellulose, xylan is the most abundant biomass material on Earth, and therefore represents an enormous potential source of stored solar energy for the production of advance biofuels. A major ro ... more


New Rule Could Reenergize Clean-Energy In New Jersey
The federal government's big-picture approach to power transmission could help New Jersey recharge its own aggressive programs to develop solar power and other forms of renewable energy, said Roy M. ... 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
The Year In Space

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

Stadiums increase renewable energy use
Green is more than a team color for the Philadelphia Eagles. By the end of the year the team's stadium, Lincoln Financial Field, will generate enough energy from 14 wind turbines and 11,000 solar panels to power every home game. ... more
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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

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
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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

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
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Ben-Gurion University develops side-illuminated ultra-efficient solar cell designs
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 efficienci ... more

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

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
A Better Route to Xylan

More Bang for the Biofuel Buck

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

Britain says no calculators for math tests

Off to the Future with a new Soccer Robot

Flying rescue robot can avoid obstacles

Gannets could be affected by offshore energy developments

Scotland approves 85MW Highlands wind farm

China backs suit against Obama over wind farm deal

Expert's report on economic and environmental advantages of High Capacity Vehicles

Japan car sales in China fall 59.4% in October: group

Green cars ready to race in 2nd Atacama solar challenge


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

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

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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Elbit to supply Hermes 900 HFE UAS to Switzerland

China's hypersonic weapon capable of overcoming air defense systems

Coalition hits boats carrying arms to Yemen rebels: military

Pakistan airstrikes kill 17 militants: army

Turkey denies suspending Syria air strikes after Russia crisis

Updated communications systems for China's Su-35 fighters

Philippines goes supersonic again with S. Korean fighter jets


Stanford scientists build the first all-carbon solar cell


Scientists demonstrate high-efficiency quantum dot solar cells


Next-generation antireflection coatings could improve solar photovoltaic cell efficiency


Tokelau achieves renewable power


Solar power said viable in snowy regions


Seven Worthington Schools to Receive Free Solar Power


Hanwha Group Launches Hanwha Q.CELLS


ABC SOLAR To Develop FIT Power Generation Plants In Japan; Inks MOU With European Firms


ATK Selected to Develop MegaFlex Solar Array Structure


Centrosolar Scales Up Distribution and Delivery of Solar in the US

Panasonic and Macerich Form Strategic Renewable Energy Partnership

Solar Project To Support Disaster-Affected Families In Ofunato

Stanford researchers use solar power to study elephants in Africa

3M Introduces 3M Solar Encapsulant Film EVA9000

Maximize Energy Production of Distributed PV

Sutherland Packaging in Green Township Goes Solar

New Jersey Printing Company Gets Powered by the Sun

MECASOLAR to supply solar trackers

KYOCERA Supplies Solar Modules for North Queensland

Solar Frontier Selected by Iberdrola for Utility Project in Mexico

Interior Greenlights New Era for Solar Development on Public Lands in the Southwest

India Needs Concentrated Solar Power to Achieve Safer, More Reliable Energy Future

Motech Americas launches UL 1,000 Volt Certified Modules for PV Installations in North America

Germany raises electricity charge to finance renewables

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