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January 18, 2013
Snail Teeth Improve Solar Cells And Batteries
Riverside CA (SPX) Jan 18, 2013
An assistant professor at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering is using the teeth of a marine snail found off the coast of California to create less costly and more efficient nanoscale materials to improve solar cells and lithium-ion batteries. The most recent findings by David Kisailus, an assistant professor of chemical and environmental engineering, details how the teeth of chiton grow. The paper was published in the journal Advanced Functional Materials. It w ... read more

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NRL Designs Multi-Junction Solar Cell to Break Efficiency Barrier
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 propose ... more

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

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


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


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

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

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Pope warns poverty fuels conflict on landmark Africa trip

France to deploy 11,000 police for climate summit


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

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

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

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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ExoMars prepares to leave Europe for launch site

President Obama signs bill recognizing asteroid resource property rights into law

China dreams of electric sheep at robot conference

China to set up BDS international maritime surveillance center

Rocket launch demonstrates new capability for testing technologies

SSL selected to provide new high throughput satellite to Telesat

Comet fragments best explanation of mysterious dimming star


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

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

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
Marginal lands are prime fuel source for alternative energy

Marginal land can help meet US biofuel target: study

US Ag Sec Visits Renmatix For Plant-To-Sugar Facility Commissioning

Game on: European student codes reach ISS

Robofish Grace glides with the greatest of ease

Nexter joins robot development business

Japan plans world's largest wind farm

China revs up wind power amid challenges

Algonquin Power Buys 109 MW Shady Oaks Wind Power Facility

Does everyone think someone else should drive a green car?

Lexus to launch hybrid sedan in Japan, Europe

Jeep to build cars in China with GAC


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

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

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

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
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


Concentrated Solar Power With Thermal Energy Storage Can Help Utilities


Engineered bacteria make fuel from sunlight


France sets 'emergency measures' for solar


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


Getting Better Power Rates Is Getting Easy


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


Suntech Solar Modules Shine in Desert Simulation Test


Delaware made solar panels used for large Ultrachem PV installation


Canadian Solar Purchases 24 MW from SunEdison


MidAmerican Solar Acquires World's Largest Solar Development from SunPower

Arista Power Announces Launch Of Community Solar Purchasing Program

EJ McKay Advises SMA in Acquiring Jiangsu Zeversolar New Energy

SolarX Energy Introduces its 'Next Generation' Hybrid Solar Energy System

JinkoSolar to Jointly Invest and Develop 200 MW PV Project with Jinchuan Group in Gansu Province

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

China Sunergy Begins Manufacturing in Turkey

AE-AMD Renewable Energy And Tenesol Begin Work On Two Solar Projects In South Africa

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

Yingli Green Energy Powers Tibetan Families with off-grid PV Systems

Yingli Green Energy's Multicrystalline PV Module Passes TUV SUD's PID Test

First CIGS Solar Cells from the CIGS Facility of Solliance Show 13.85% Efficiency

Economic Value of Concentrating Solar Power with Storage

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

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