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December 20, 2012
Top-10 Solar Market Predictions for 2013
Englewood CO (SPX) Dec 19, 2012
"The photovoltaic industry is in the midst of wrenching change-buffeted by government incentive cuts and nose-diving prices that has hurt solar suppliers worldwide, rocked by trade disputes among its major players, and hamstrung by a sputtering global economy," said Ash Sharma, director, solar research at IHS. "However, there are some bright spots ahead: Solar installations are on the rise, technology is becoming more efficient, and a weak EU market roiled by financial turmoil will be offset by an ... read more

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KYOCERA Surpasses Two Million Solar Modules Produced in North America
Kyocera Solar has announced that Kyocera's North American manufacturing facilities have surpassed production of two million photovoltaic (PV) solar modules. Kyocera has been producing modules in Nor ... more

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


Solar panel companies in federal probe
Three U.S. solar panel firms are being investigated to determine if they inflated costs to get government payments, The Washington Post reported Friday. ... more


Solar power prices to continue falling through 2025
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 nonp ... more
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KYOCERA Solar Panels Power Innovative Solar-to-EV Project with Smart City San Diego at San Diego Zoo
Kyocera Solar has announced that its photovoltaic (PV) solar panels are powering the new 90-kilowatt canopy that charges electric vehicles (EVs) at the world-famous San Diego Zoo. The Solar-to-EV pr ... more

Solar Energy Solidarity to donate over 60kW to PV projects
The Solar Energy Solidarity move led by multinational PROINSO will donate over 60kW in 2013 to a dozen solidarity solar projects to be developed in Nepal, Kenya, Guatemala, Haiti, Brazil and India. ... more
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Asian Supermarket Distribution Center Completes Solar Installation
The Matspeth Community has announced the completion of a solar energy system on top of the distribution center for Kam Man Food Corporation, a leading Asian supermarket chain, which operates stores ... 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
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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
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Sentinel-3A on its way

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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

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
NC State Study Offers Insight Into Converting Wood to Bio-Oil

Can Algae-Derived Oils Support Large-Scale, Low-Cost Biofuels Production?

Plastic packaging industry is moving towards completely bio-based products

CU-Boulder team develops swarm of pingpong ball-sized robots

Flexing fingers for micro-robotics: Berkeley Lab scientists create a powerful, microscale actuator

Head-mounted cameras could help robots understand social interactions

US confirms duties on 1towers from China, Vietnam

Offshore wind power: AREVA and STX France ally their expertise

Ground broken on Irish Midlands wind farm

Volvo Cars says avoiding loss this year 'very difficult'

Chinese firm to build electric cars in Bulgaria: report

New Factor could Limit the Life of Hybrid and Electric Car Batteries


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

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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Cost of replacing UK's nuclear submarines goes up 6bn pounds

China under fresh fire over sea rows as US courts SE Asia

India test fires Advanced Air Defense missile

British PM David Cameron announces boost in defense spending

N. Korea warns South ahead of shelling anniversary

Hackers may hit home for the holidays

Indonesia joining South Korea's fighter aircraft program


Emerging Markets Predicted to Bring Stability to Solar Industry


Upsolar Modules Earn High Marks for Long-Term Performance


The Installed Price of PV Systems in the U.S. Continues to Decline at a Rapid Pace


Tiny algae shed light on photosynthesis as a dynamic property


Aerospace Museum of California solar installation


Funneling the sun's energy


Renewable energy could power Australia


Rice unveils super-efficient solar-energy technology


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


Continuation of Arenales solar power plant project secured

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