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December 13, 2012
Solar power prices to continue falling through 2025
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Dec 13, 2012
Prices for solar modules-the part of solar panels that produce electricity-will continue to fall, in line with the long-term trend since 1980, according to a survey of experts by Near Zero, , a nonprofit energy research organization. However, for prices to keep falling for the long term will require continued committment to research, such as on materials used for making solar modules. To get a sense of what future prices for solar power are likely to be, as well as other challenges and bottlenecks ... read more

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Gulf oil states get hot for solar power
The world's largest single-unit solar power plant is nearing completion in oil-rich Abu Dhabi while Saudi Arabia, the world's leading oil exporter, is mulling exporting solar power to the region and Europe. ... more

Wind, solar power paired with storage could be cost-effective way to power grid
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 ... more

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
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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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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

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

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
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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

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
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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

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
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Continuation of Arenales solar power plant project secured


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Silicon Energy Announces Next Gen Solar Photovoltaics


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


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Midwestern Solar Icon Moves into Solar

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Romania to produce more solar than nuclear power in 2016

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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

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