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January 09, 2013
New path to more efficient organic solar cells uncovered at Berkeley Lab's advanced light source
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jan 09, 2013
Why are efficient and affordable solar cells so highly coveted? Volume. The amount of solar energy lighting up Earth's land mass every year is nearly 3,000 times the total amount of annual human energy use. But to compete with energy from fossil fuels, photovoltaic devices must convert sunlight to electricity with a certain measure of efficiency. For polymer-based organic photovoltaic cells, which are far less expensive to manufacture than silicon-based solar cells, scientists have long believed t ... read more

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Engineered bacteria make fuel from sunlight
Chemists at the University of California, Davis, have engineered blue-green algae to grow chemical precursors for fuels and plastics - the first step in replacing fossil fuels as raw materials for t ... more

Getting Better Power Rates Is Getting Easy
The renewable energy market is saturated with new ideas and promising technologies. More specifically, there's a healthy bit of buzz around what's on tap for solar power in the coming years. T ... more

Latest PV Test Technology Helps To Boost School's Green Commitment
Innovative hand held electrical test instrumentation has been used on the installation of a new solar PV system which has been designed to enable a school to reduce its carbon footprint. Southern So ... more


Suntech Solar Modules Shine in Desert Simulation Test
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. reports that its solar modules have passed the Blowing Sand Test based on DIN EN 60068-2-68 LC2 by SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and cer ... more


Delaware made solar panels used for large Ultrachem PV installation
EnterSolar has completed a 185 kilowatt solar photovoltaic system using Motech Americas panels for Ultrachem, Inc., a leading specialty lubricant compounder. The system was installed on the roof of ... more
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Canadian Solar Purchases 24 MW from SunEdison
Canadian Solar Inc has completed the purchase of a majority interest in two utility-scale solar power projects in Ontario with a total capacity of approximately 24 MW DC. Subject to certain co ... more

MidAmerican Solar Acquires World's Largest Solar Development from SunPower
MidAmerican Solar has announced MidAmerican Solar's acquisition from SunPower of the 579-megawatt Antelope Valley Solar Projects (AVSP), two co-located projects in Kern and Los Angeles Counties in C ... more
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Japan whaling fleet sails to Antarctic Ocean Tuesday

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Russia causing 'environmental disaster' in Ukraine

Climate change threatens Tunisia olive farming

African leaders urge world to save drought-hit Lake Chad


Arista Power Announces Launch Of Community Solar Purchasing Program
Arista Power report that the Genesee County Economic Development Center (GCEDC) has partnered with Arista Power to launch a new community solar purchasing initiative, called "Solarize Genesee." ... more

EJ McKay Advises SMA in Acquiring Jiangsu Zeversolar New Energy
SMA Solar Technology AG has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a 72.5% controlling stake in Jiangsu Zeversolar New Energy Co., Ltd., a leading photovoltaic inverter company in China. The trans ... more

SolarX Energy Introduces its 'Next Generation' Hybrid Solar Energy System
SolarX Energy has launched its much anticipated SolarX Hybrid - a total solar energy solution expected to raise the bar on solar-generated clean energy by coupling thermal (hot water) production out ... more
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JinkoSolar to Jointly Invest and Develop 200 MW PV Project with Jinchuan Group in Gansu Province
JinkoSolar has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Jinchuan Group Co., Ltd. ("Jinchuan Group"), a Chinese state-owned enterprise, to jointly invest and develop a 200 MW photovoltaic ("PV") ... more

Alexander and Baldwin And KIUC Announce Completion Of Port Allen Solar Facility On Kaua'i
Alexander and Baldwin, Inc. and Kaua'i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) have jointly announced the completion of construction of A and B's 6-megawatt solar PV (photo-voltaic) facility at Port Allen ... more
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Jupiter's whirlwinds: Turning the other way

Orion's power system to be put to the test


China Sunergy Begins Manufacturing in Turkey
China Sunergy has set up a new manufacturing facility in Istanbul, Turkey with local partner SEUL Energy, a solar project developer and installer in Turkey. In September, the two companies sig ... more

AE-AMD Renewable Energy And Tenesol Begin Work On Two Solar Projects In South Africa
AE-AMD Renewable Energy, a joint venture between AMDA energia, Alt-E Technologies, and Tenesol have announced plans for two South African ground-mounted solar power projects totaling 33 megawatts (M ... more

Yingli Green Energy's PANDA Module Ranks No. 2 in TUV Rheinland Energy Yield Test
Yingli Green Energy reports that its PANDA module achieved great performance in the "TUV Rheinland 2011 Energy Yield Test", ranking the second best among all fourteen modules from eleven PV manufact ... more
Engineered algae seen as fuel source

Lithuanians recycle Christmas trees into biofuel

Germany Helps Ukraine Develop Biofuel Production

2013 FIRST Robotics Kick-Off Event

Crew Prepares for Student Robotics Competition

LS3 Four-Legged Robot Plays Follow the Leader

British group pans wind farm compensation

Algonquin Power Buys 109 MW Shady Oaks Wind Power Facility

GE and International Consortium Buys 32 Wind Farms in France

2013 Fiat 500e Offers Unsurpassed 108 Highway MPGe Rating and Class-Leading 87 Miles of Driving Range

Using data from traffic app to identify high frequency accident locations

China fund mulls buying stake in Daimler: report


Yingli Green Energy Powers Tibetan Families with off-grid PV Systems
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company reports that its wholly-owned subsidiary Yingli China has partnered with Longyuan (Tibet) New Energy Company Limited ("Longyuan") to supply 22,209 sets of off-gri ... more

Yingli Green Energy's Multicrystalline PV Module Passes TUV SUD's PID Test
Yingli Green Energy reports that its multicrystalline PV modules passed the Potential Induced Degradation ("PID") test conducted by TUV SUD. The PID test was conducted under stringent conditions of ... more

First CIGS Solar Cells from the CIGS Facility of Solliance Show 13.85% Efficiency
At the new Cu-In-Ga-Se (CIGS) facility of the Solliance collaboration platform in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, first CIGS solar cells with 13.85% efficiency have been fabricated. This encouragi ... more

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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Satellite Spectrum Is Central To Future Vision For Global Connectivity

China to set up BDS international maritime surveillance center

US has not lost Thailand to China: ambassador

Putin snubs Erdogan in Paris as pilot's body returns to Russia

Manila attacks Beijing South China Sea claims in court case

NATO chief on European security: 'This is not a new Cold War'

China, Taiwan in first-ever spy swap as ties improve


Community-Owned Solar Array Comes Online


Peel-and-Stick solar panels from Stanford engineering


Going Solar: Modern Technology At Historic Bed and Breakfast


Kuwait University and imec to Collaborate on Advanced Silicon Solar Cell Technology


Trina Solar Improves Medical Treatment for 85,000 People in Malawi


Top-10 Solar Market Predictions for 2013


KYOCERA Surpasses Two Million Solar Modules Produced in North America


Solar panel companies in federal probe


Solar power prices to continue falling through 2025


KYOCERA Solar Panels Power Innovative Solar-to-EV Project with Smart City San Diego at San Diego Zoo

Solar Energy Solidarity to donate over 60kW to PV projects

Asian Supermarket Distribution Center Completes Solar Installation

Gulf oil states get hot for solar power

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

Emerson's Ovation technology to help optimize dispatch at solar operation in California

Verengo Solar Top 100 "Hire Power" Job Creators

Building Integrated Solar PV Installation for Halifax Office Tower

Mitsui Orders 14MW of Solar Frontier CIS Modules for Four Projects Across Japan

Crystalline Silicon Solar Module Pricing Declines Again as European Demand Falls

Japan researchers invent solar-cell fabric

Hanwha SolarOne Signs South Africa's Largest Ever Solar Deal

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