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November 24, 2012
Rice unveils super-efficient solar-energy technology
Houston TX (SPX) Nov 23, 2012
Rice University scientists have unveiled a revolutionary new technology that uses nanoparticles to convert solar energy directly into steam. The new "solar steam" method from Rice's Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) is so effective it can even produce steam from icy cold water. Details of the solar steam method were published online in ACS Nano. The technology has an overall energy efficiency of 24 percent. Photovoltaic solar panels, by comparison, typically have an overall energy efficiency aro ... read more

Japan market entry made easy with ABC Solar Japan
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New American Chemical Society video series shines a light on transparent solar cells
The American Chemical Society (ACS) has launched a new video series that highlights New American Chemical Society video series shines a light on transparent solar cells-making research from the soci ... more

Continuation of Arenales solar power plant project secured
The Arenales solar power plant project can be continued. Yesterday, Solar Millennium AG's 26 per cent stake in the project company for the Spanish solar power plant was transferred to the new owner. ... more

Major advance in using sunlight to produce steam without boiling water
Scientists today are describing a revolutionary new way to use sunlight to produce steam and other vapors without heating an entire container of fluid to the boiling point. The advance, reported in ... more


PROINSO donates PV products for PV-diesel hybrid energy system
The multinational company PROINSO has donated 10kWp solar modules and a 10kW hybrid inverter INGECON Hybrid donated by the company Ingeteam, for a PV-diesel hybrid energy system to be installed at t ... more


Silicon Energy Announces Next Gen Solar Photovoltaics
Silicon Energy, an innovative manufacturer of world-class solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, headquartered in Marysville, Washington is announcing the release of its Next Generation Cascade Series PV ... more
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Trina Solar offers certified Building Integrated PV solutions for residential and commercial roofs
Trina Solar Limited (TSL) now offers Building-Integrated PV solutions (BIPV) for residential and commercial roofs. These solutions have obtained specific certifications from the CSTB (Centre Scienti ... more

Hawaii Tax Proposal Would Slam the Brakes on Solar Energy and Jobs
Today, Governor Neil Abercrombie announced a drastic, potentially devastating cut to the Hawai`i's successful tax credit for solar energy. The proposal would reduce by approximately 50 percent the t ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Ancient rocks record first evidence for photosynthesis that made oxygen

New human ancestor's feet resemble our own, Dartmouth scientist finds

Observed latitudinal variations in erosion as a function of glacier dynamics

A simpler way to estimate the feedback between permafrost carbon and climate

Ecuador volcano spews giant ash column

Guatemala volcano roars back to life

Indonesia accepts international help to combat fires


Midwestern Solar Icon Moves into Solar
Frederic Roofing has announced the launch of its new solar division with the installation of two solar projects for AJ Adhesives, a national industrial adhesives manufacturer and distributor that se ... more

Eclipsall Solar PV Panels Featured on Three Municipal Buildings
The City of Toronto will receive three photovoltaic (PV) systems engineered by Carmanah Technologies that will feature locally manufactured Eclipsall solar modules. In all, the three properties will ... more

Romania to produce more solar than nuclear power in 2016
Solar power will eclipse nuclear energy in 2016 in Romania if investment in photovoltaic plants continues at the current pace, official figures released on Monday showed. ... more
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ET Solar PV System Weathers Hurricane Sandy
While 75+ mph winds and torrential rain from Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc and caused significant property damage throughout the Northeast, two major commercial solar systems installed in Harleysvil ... more

Solar Energy Industry Convenes at PV America East 2013
Registration is now open for PV America East 2013 being held Tuesday, February 5 through Thursday, February 7, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pa. PV America East offers a forum for the U.S. solar photovoltai ... more
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GSSAP reaches initial operational capability

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China launches cube satellites for civil aircraft tracking


Solar vehicles in Chile race across world's driest desert
Fifteen solar panel vehicles, some that look like small space ships, raced across Chile's Atacama desert Friday as part of a contest to build low-cost environmentally-friendly cars. ... more

Peru solar power program makes headway
Peru's solar power production received a boost with the commissioning of the first of two projects in a $210 million partnership involving a U.S. private equity investment firm, a regional bank and Spanish plant providers. ... more

2012 National Solar Jobs Census Finds Installers Leading the Way
The Solar Foundation (TSF), an independent nonprofit solar education and research organization, has released the full version of its third annual National Solar Jobs Census at the Interstate Renewab ... more
Mixing processes could increase the impact of biofuel spills on aquatic environments

White rot fungus boosts ethanol production from corn stalks, cobs and leaves

14,000 Jobs Possible from Military Biofuels Initiative

Ban 'killer robots,' rights group urges

Toshiba unveils dog-like robot for Fukushima plant

Britain says no calculators for math tests

Areva commits to Scotland turbine plant

AREVA deploys its industrial plan to produce a 100 percent French wind power technology

Gannets could be affected by offshore energy developments

Fiat touts Italian style in China car challenge

China car market to grow 8% annually: McKinsey

Chinese-Israeli car's debut planned for March


Survey: California schools going solar
A survey of California schools found nearly 200 solar projects installed on campuses, leading the way to the state's solar future, environmentalists say. ... more

Balfour Beatty Communities and SolarCity Team Up
Balfour Beatty Communities and SolarCity have announced plans to provide up to 4,700 military homes with solar energy systems at Balfour Beatty-managed residential communities on Fort Bliss, Texas, ... more

The race is on in 2nd Atacama solar challenge
Fifteen solar cars from Chile, Argentina, Venezuela and India set off Thursday on a 1,300-kilometer (800-mile) race through the uber-dry Atacama Desert in the second Atacama Solar Challenge. ... 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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
NATO moves to bolster collective defense

U.K. Defense Secretary announces more support for Ukraine

Russia denies US claim that four Syria-bound missiles crashed in Iran

Pentagon chief warns of Russian casualties in Syria

Suspected Saudi-led air strike kills 28 at Yemen wedding

USAF expands OIR mission in Turkey

U.S. Air Force expands drone training at Holloman


Australia scraps Solar Dawn project


Bosch quits international solar energy project


Using rust and water to store solar energy as hydrogen


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EU probes subsidies for Chinese solar panel makers


Church of the Resurrection Benefits from Solar Energy


Stadiums increase renewable energy use


Tecta Solar Completes Solar Photovoltaic Installations at Palmer Technology Center


The Solar Foundation Reports 13% Growth in U.S. Solar Jobs


Woehner USA launches busbar mounted fuse holder for photovoltaic applications

DNV unveils its SUNdy floating solar field concept

GeoGenix Installs Solar PV System For Trans World Marketing

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

Silicon Energy Powers Municipal Buildings in Lindstrom

Solar panels doubling as ship sails eyed

Pacific's Tokelau in world first solar switch

China files solar WTO complaint

China files WTO complaint against EU over green energy: source

China probes EU solar imports

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

Centrosolar Scales Up Distribution and Delivery of Solar in the US

ATK Selected to Develop MegaFlex Solar Array Structure

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

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