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December 12, 2012
Wind, solar power paired with storage could be cost-effective way to power grid
Newark DE (SPX) Dec 12, 2012
Renewable energy could fully power a large electric grid 99.9 percent of the time by 2030 at costs comparable to today's electricity expenses, according to new research by the University of Delaware and Delaware Technical Community College. A well-designed combination of wind power, solar power and storage in batteries and fuel cells would nearly always exceed electricity demands while keeping costs low, the scientists found. "These results break the conventional wisdom that renewable energy is to ... read more

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Emerson's Ovation technology to help optimize dispatch at solar operation in California
Emerson Process Management has been selected to apply its Ovation control and SCADA technology for the Catalina Solar and Pacific Wind renewable energy projects. The contract was awarded by global e ... more

Verengo Solar Top 100 "Hire Power" Job Creators
Verengo Solar has announced it has been named to the Inaugural Inc. magazine Hire Power Awards list of honorees. The list recognizes private companies which have created the most America-based jobs ... more

Building Integrated Solar PV Installation for Halifax Office Tower
Eclipsall and Ferguson-Neudorf Glass have announced that the two companies are collaborating on the manufacture of building-integrated PV (BIPV) modules for the 22 storey TD Halifax Tower in Halifax ... more


Mitsui Orders 14MW of Solar Frontier CIS Modules for Four Projects Across Japan
Solar Frontier has received orders from Mitsui and Co., Ltd., and its partners for 92,000 CIS thin-film modules for use in utility-scale solar projects throughout Japan. Totalling 14.1 MW, these CIS ... more


Crystalline Silicon Solar Module Pricing Declines Again as European Demand Falls
Average pricing in October for crystalline silicon (c-Si) photovoltaic (PV) modules declined in nearly all worldwide regions because of weak demand in Germany, according to the IHS PV Module Price T ... more
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Hanwha SolarOne Signs South Africa's Largest Ever Solar Deal
Hanwha SolarOne has announced an agreement with developers Cobra, Gransolar and Kensani to supply 155 MW of solar modules for two projects in South Africa. In the largest ever solar module deal for ... more

Japan researchers invent solar-cell fabric
Clothes that could literally light up your life were unveiled Tuesday by Japanese researchers who said their solar-cell fabric would eventually let wearers harvest energy on the go. ... more
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First-in-man use of virtual reality imaging in cardiac cath lab to treat blocked coronary artery

A whiff from blue-green algae likely responsible for Earth's oxygen

Great Barrier Reef protecting against landslides, tsunamis

CO2 keeps even small fry invasive carp at bay

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Flexible solar cells could be in clothing
The day may come when the shirt on your back can charge your cellphone, say U.S. researchers who've helped developed flexible, foldable solar cells. ... more

German's solar ovens make sunbaked tortillas in Mexico
Under a blazing sun in Mexico's central mountain range, a clutch of large dish-shaped solar panels suck up the light and beam the heat into a kitchen, cooking tortillas. ... more

British firm to build 'Africa's biggest solar plant'
British renewable energy firm Blue Energy announced Tuesday that it will build a giant solar power plant in Ghana which it claimed will become the biggest in Africa. ... more
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The Future Looks Bright: ONR, Marines Eye Solar Energy
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is looking to the sun for energy in an effort to help Marines do away with diesel-guzzling generators now used in combat outposts. The Renewable Sustainable Expedi ... more

Emerging Markets Predicted to Bring Stability to Solar Industry
Emerging markets are forecast to help bring stability to ailing solar industry, with up to 12 gigawatts (GW) of new photovoltaic (PV) capacity added in 2017 up from just 1.6 GW in 2012, according to ... more
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Upsolar Modules Earn High Marks for Long-Term Performance
Upsolar has announced its product portfolio demonstrated exceptional resistance to potential induced degradation (PID) according to specifications set forth by the International Electrotechnical Com ... more

The Installed Price of PV Systems in the U.S. Continues to Decline at a Rapid Pace
The installed price of solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems in the United States fell substantially in 2011 and through the first half of 2012, according to the latest edition of Tracking the Sun, ... more

Tiny algae shed light on photosynthesis as a dynamic property
One of the first chemical reactions children learn is the recipe for photosynthesis, combining carbon dioxide, water and solar energy to produce organic compounds. Many of the world's most important ... more
Plastic packaging industry is moving towards completely bio-based products

Gases from Grasses

Garbage bug may help lower the cost of biofuel

Custom robots could do Fukushima cleanup

Swimming robot crosses Pacific Ocean

Squirrels and Birds Inspire Researchers to Create Deceptive Robots

Wind speeds in southern New England declining inland, remaining steady on coast

Ground broken on Irish Midlands wind farm

GE, MetLife and Union Bank Invest in Kansas Wind Farm

Philippines gives green-light to electric tricycles

Apple Maps glitch could be deadly: Australian police

Japanese car sales in China rocket 72% in November


Aerospace Museum of California solar installation
Motech Americas has announced the completion of a large solar PV project by Pacific Power Renewables that is now providing all the energy needs for the Aerospace Museum of California in McClellan, C ... more

Funneling the sun's energy
The quest to harness a broader spectrum of sunlight's energy to produce electricity has taken a radically new turn, with the proposal of a "solar energy funnel" that takes advantage of materials und ... more

Renewable energy could power Australia
Australia could be powered almost entirely by renewable energy in coming decades, says a new report. ... more

Rice unveils super-efficient solar-energy technology
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 N ... more
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


New American Chemical Society video series shines a light on transparent solar cells


Continuation of Arenales solar power plant project secured


Major advance in using sunlight to produce steam without boiling water


PROINSO donates PV products for PV-diesel hybrid energy system


Silicon Energy Announces Next Gen Solar Photovoltaics


Trina Solar offers certified Building Integrated PV solutions for residential and commercial roofs


Hawaii Tax Proposal Would Slam the Brakes on Solar Energy and Jobs


Midwestern Solar Icon Moves into Solar


Eclipsall Solar PV Panels Featured on Three Municipal Buildings


Romania to produce more solar than nuclear power in 2016

ET Solar PV System Weathers Hurricane Sandy

Solar Energy Industry Convenes at PV America East 2013

Solar vehicles in Chile race across world's driest desert

Peru solar power program makes headway

2012 National Solar Jobs Census Finds Installers Leading the Way

Survey: California schools going solar

Balfour Beatty Communities and SolarCity Team Up

The race is on in 2nd Atacama solar challenge

New Rule Could Reenergize Clean-Energy In New Jersey

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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