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December 24, 2012
Peel-and-Stick solar panels from Stanford engineering
Stanford CA (SPX) Dec 24, 2012
For all their promise, solar cells have frustrated scientists in one crucial regard - most are rigid. They must be deployed in stiff, often heavy, fixed panels, limiting their applications. So researchers have been trying to get photovoltaics to loosen up. The ideal: flexible, decal-like solar panels that can be peeled off like band-aids and stuck to virtually any surface, from papers to window panes. Now the ideal is real. Stanford researchers have succeeded in developing the world's first peel-a ... read more

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Economic Value of Concentrating Solar Power with Storage
The Concentrating Solar Power Alliance (CSPA), an advocacy organization dedicated to educating U.S. regulators, utilities and grid operators about the unique benefits of Concentrating Solar Power (C ... more

Community-Owned Solar Array Comes Online
Rural electric cooperative San Miguel Power Association, Inc. (SMPA) and solar garden pioneer Clean Energy Collective (CEC) announced the official opening of the San Miguel Power Association Communi ... more

Going Solar: Modern Technology At Historic Bed and Breakfast
A historic inn aims to attract environmentally conscious guests and save money, too, with the first solar photovoltaic system to generate clean electricity at a Virginia bed and breakfast. Oak ... more


Kuwait University and imec to Collaborate on Advanced Silicon Solar Cell Technology
World-leading nanotechnology research centre imec (Belgium) and Kuwait University signed a long term collaboration agreement for research and development on innovative silicon solar cell technologie ... more


Trina Solar Improves Medical Treatment for 85,000 People in Malawi
Trina Solar has announced the donation of solar modules to three health care centres in Malawi servicing over 85,000 people. Together with partner Innovation: Africa, Trina Solar will make clean ene ... 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
24/7 News Coverage
Sunday the day of rest for fires

River turbines turn Austria's Danube from blue to green

Good COP, bad COP: Will Paris climate summit prevail?

2 dead in Aust bushfire; Peru shakes; Pacific Sandra strengthens

Peatland Code could save more than 200 million tons of carbon dioxide

Pope warns poverty fuels conflict on landmark Africa trip

France to deploy 11,000 police for climate summit


Top-10 Solar Market Predictions for 2013
"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 it ... more

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

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
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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

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
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Neptune-size exoplanet around a red dwarf star

Moscow extends Russian Cosmodrome program for one year

Volcanic rocks hold clues to Earth's interior

'Shrinking bull's-eye' data algorithm crunches days into hours

Scientists get first glimpse of black hole eating star, ejecting high-speed flare


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

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
Discovery May Pave Way to Genetically Enhanced Biofuel Crops

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

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

Smart SPHERES Fly High Aboard the International Space Station

DARPA developing robotic mule

Custom robots could do Fukushima cleanup

China's wind towers face U.S. tariffs

Ground broken on Irish Midlands wind farm

GE, MetLife and Union Bank Invest in Kansas Wind Farm

ChargePoint and DBT USA to Showcase Joint Electric Vehicle Charging Station Innovation

Red racer Ferrari joins green revolution

Chinese firm to build electric cars in Bulgaria: report


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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Poland wants NATO-Russia deal scrapped: minister

Under junta rule, Thailand pivots towards China

Reality check for Putin after Turkey shoots down plane

Chinese, Lao leaders mark successful launch of communication satellite

US Engine Dilemma: No Space Without Moscow

Japan rocket launches its first commercial satellite

China's scientific satellites to enter uncharted territory


Japan researchers invent solar-cell fabric


Hanwha SolarOne Signs South Africa's Largest Ever Solar Deal


Flexible solar cells could be in clothing


German's solar ovens make sunbaked tortillas in Mexico


British firm to build 'Africa's biggest solar plant'


The Future Looks Bright: ONR, Marines Eye Solar Energy


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

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