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January 17, 2013
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NRL Designs Multi-Junction Solar Cell to Break Efficiency Barrier
Arlington VA (SPX) Jan 17, 2013
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory scientists in the Electronics Technology and Science Division, in collaboration with the Imperial College London and MicroLink Devices, Inc., Niles, Ill., have proposed a novel triple-junction solar cell with the potential to break the 50 percent conversion efficiency barrier, which is the current goal in multi-junction photovoltaic development. "This research has produced a novel, realistically achievable, lattice-matched, multi-junction solar cell design with the p ... read more

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Device Tosses Out Unusable PV Wafers
Silicon wafers destined to become photovoltaic (PV) cells can take a bruising through assembly lines, as they are oxidized, annealed, purified, diffused, etched, and layered to reach their destinies ... more
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Sempra US Gas and Power Energizes First Phase Of Arizona Solar Project
Sempra U.S. Gas and Power has announced that it has completed construction of Mesquite Solar 1, the first 150-megawatt (MW) phase of the company's Mesquite Solar complex in Arlington, Ariz., about 4 ... more
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Duke Energy Renewables completes Black Mountain Solar Project in Arizona
Duke Energy Renewables has announced the completion of its 10-megawatt (MW) Black Mountain Solar Power Project near Kingman, Ariz. "The Black Mountain solar farm joins our growing portfolio of proje ... more
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Government incentives speed up installation of utility-scale solar power plants
The adoption of utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) plants in the United States is expected to accelerate during the next decade. The presence of high solar irradianc ... more


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Ford, Eaton, SunPower and Whirlpool Team Up for Electric Energy Initiative
Ford Motor Company has announced a strategic collaboration that will demonstrate how a typical American family can significantly reduce their electricity bills and CO2 footprint by integrating home ... more
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Hanergy Aims To Be Clean-Energy Giant With More Acquisitions Of Solar Farms
Hanergy Holding Group has finalized its acquisition of US-based MiaSole, giving it a 100% stake in the firm. The China-US strategic partnership follows a 9-month search by MiaSole, which has already ... more
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Cedarville University Announces Large Solar Power Installation
Cedarville University will soon receive clean, renewable energy from the sun. On December 31, 2012, the financing package was finalized, setting the stage for construction in early January 2013 for ... more
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A Sunny Future for Mexico
The scorching hot Sonora Desert in Northern Mexico isn't exactly a hospitable place for human beings, but some consider it a goldmine. According to experts, a mere 25 square kilometers could provide ... more
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Arista Power Announces US Government Agency Order For a Mobile Renewable Power Station
Arista Power has received an order for a Mobile Renewable Power Station (MRPS) and extended support agreement from a U.S. Government Agency. The MRPS combines Arista Power's state-of-the-art energy ... more
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Renesola to Provide Solar Modules to Off-Grid Saudi Power Plant
ReneSola has announced that it will be showcasing its latest solar energy-based solutions at this year's World Future Energy Summit (WFES), which starts at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre o ... more
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Duke Energy Renewables completes solar farm in Eastern N.C.
Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, has completed construction of a 12.5-megawatt (MW) commercial-scale solar power project in Beaufort County, N.C., near Bath and Was ... more
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True Green Capital Management Brings 12.3MW of Solar Energy to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
True Green Capital Management LLC and CIT Group Inc. has announced the December closing of $35 million of financing and commencement of construction for a 12.3 megawatt solar photovoltaic energy ins ... more
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Renewable energy target in doubt as roadmap launched
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on Monday launched a new global roadmap to double clean energy by 2030 but said the process must be accelerated substantially to achieve the target. ... more
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Indian states aim to boost solar power
As India aims to boost solar power as part of its national solar mission, many individual states are also ramping up solar targets. ... more
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Kyocera Introduces Diamond Partner Program for Solar PV Installers
Kyocera Solar has announced the Kyocera Diamond Partner Program for new and existing installers who offer Kyocera solar modules and peripheral photovoltaic (PV) system products. The benefit program ... more
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Number of Companies in the Solar Supply Chain Set to Plunge This Year
Amid rapidly falling prices, mounting losses and massive operational costs, the upstream solar photovoltaic (PV) supply chain is undergoing major consolidation, with the number of companies particip ... more
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Recurrent Energy Has 88 MW DC Of Solar Running Across Sacramento
Recurrent Energy has announced the commercial operation of the final of four solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, providing a total of 88 megawatts (MWdc) of clean electricity to the Sacramento Municip ... more
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JLM Gets Cert For Gyezr Commercial Grade Solar Thermal Collectors
JLM Energy has secured OG-100 certification from the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) for its Gyezr solar thermal collectors. Designed and manufactured in the U.S., Gyezr solar ther ... more
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Concentrated Solar Power With Thermal Energy Storage Can Help Utilities
The storage capacity of concentrating solar power (CSP) can add significant value to a utility company's optimal mix of energy sources, a new report by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renew ... more
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ESA spaceplane progressing towards Vega launch

BAE Systems Australia producing more missile decoy systems

Turkish cruise missile tipped for F-35

US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria

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Engineered bacteria make fuel from sunlight

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France sets 'emergency measures' for solar

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New path to more efficient organic solar cells uncovered at Berkeley Lab's advanced light source

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Getting Better Power Rates Is Getting Easy

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Latest PV Test Technology Helps To Boost School's Green Commitment

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Suntech Solar Modules Shine in Desert Simulation Test

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Delaware made solar panels used for large Ultrachem PV installation

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Canadian Solar Purchases 24 MW from SunEdison

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MidAmerican Solar Acquires World's Largest Solar Development from SunPower

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Arista Power Announces Launch Of Community Solar Purchasing Program

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Alexander and Baldwin And KIUC Announce Completion Of Port Allen Solar Facility On Kaua'i

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Yingli Green Energy's PANDA Module Ranks No. 2 in TUV Rheinland Energy Yield Test

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

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KYOCERA Surpasses Two Million Solar Modules Produced in North America

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