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January 28, 2013
Black silicon can take efficiency of solar cells to new levels
Aalto, Finland (SPX) Jan 28, 2013
Scientists at Aalto University have demonstrated results that show a huge improvement in the light absorption and the surface passivation of silicon nanostructures. This has been achieved by applying atomic layer coating. The results advance the development of devices that require high sensitivity light response such as high efficiency solar cells. This method provides extremely good surface passivation. Simultaneously, it reduces the reflectance further at all wavelengths.These results are ... read more

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Evolution Inspires More Efficient Solar Cell Design
The sun's energy is virtually limitless, but harnessing its electricity with today's single-crystal silicon solar cells is extremely expensive - 10 times pricier than coal, according to some estimat ... more

'Evolution' improves solar cell efficiency
U.S. researchers say they've developed a new design for organic solar cells that could lead to more efficient, less expensive solar power. ... more

Solar System to be installed at Davos Congress Centre
The municipality of Davos - and the World Economic Forum - are taking another big step towards a "Greener Davos", thanks to high-efficiency Q CELLS solar modules sponsored by Hanwha Q CELLS. A photo ... more


Solarize Harvard Installations Complete
With the final connection made at the final customer's home on Littleton Road, 67 Harvard homeowners are generating clean solar power from their rooftops or backyards as a result of the Solarize Har ... more


Leading New Jersey Commercial Property Owner Taps Rooftops to Go Solar
Solis Partners has announced that it has completed a second solar energy system installation for Federal Business Centers in Raritan Center Business Park in Edison, N.J. Raritan Center Busines ... more
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Shaner Industries' Steel Foundations Support Large Solar Dish Assemblies
Shaner Industries is proud to announce that it recently completed the installation of custom-designed steel foundations to support large solar dish assemblies in Arizona. Faced with installing ... more

One Million Solar Home Systems By Grameen Shakti
Grameen Shakti (GS) has reached its first landmark of one million Solar Home Systems (SHS) installation in the rural areas of the country on November 30, 2012. Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunu ... more
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A new world record for solar cell efficiency
In a remarkable feat, scientists at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have developed thin film solar cells on flexible polymer foils with a new record effici ... more

Dow Corning and Crystal Solar to collaborate on silicon based materials for solar applications
Dow Corning and Crystal Solar have announced their intention to develop a business relationship for the successful supply of high-performance, silicon-based materials for photovoltaic (PV) cells and ... more

Don't Keep Your Insurer in the Dark about Your Solar Panels
When you invest in solar panels for your house, you can count on these things: You will cut your monthly energy bill, and you will increase the market value of your home. Count on some other t ... more
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Swiss Make Major Breakthrough In Highly Efficient Thin Film Solar
Swiss researchers say they've developed thin, flexible solar cells with a record efficiency of 20.4 percent for converting sunlight into electricity. ... more

Trina Solar supplies 61MW of solar PV modules for Green Tower project
Trina Solar has supplied PV modules totaling 61MW for the Green Tower project in the German federal state of Brandenburg. More than 252,000 multi-crystalline Trina Solar modules, each with an averag ... more
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Standard Energy Solutions Expands to Provide Comprehensive Home Solar, Energy Efficiency and Energy Management Services
Standard Energy Solutions (SES) has announced it has expanded to become a complete home energy solutions company providing home solar, energy efficiency and energy management services throughout the ... more

Emerson to apply Ovation technology at first US commercial scale solar power facility
Emerson Process Management has been awarded a contract to apply its Ovation expert control system at the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project near Tonopah, Nevada. When it comes online at the end of ... more

Tri City Christian first Vista school to implement solar energy
Educational institutions around the nation have been battling severe budget cuts for several years in a row now. Like many schools, Vista-based Tri-City Christian School has also been looking into i ... more
Wind in the willows boosts biofuel production

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US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visits Renmatix for commissioning of plant to sugar BioFlex Conversion Unit

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Nexter joins robot development business

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Japan plans world's largest wind farm

China revs up wind power amid challenges

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Toyota, Nissan announce record sales for 2012

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Breakthrough for solar cell research
In the latest issue of Science, researchers from Lund University in Sweden have shown how nanowires could pave the way for more efficient and cheaper solar cells. "Our findings are the first to show ... more

Snail Teeth Improve Solar Cells And Batteries
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 mor ... more

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
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Two more Japanese detained for spying in China

'Fiercest clashes' as Syria regime advances with Russian support

ULA launches spysat for NRO

Russian Defense Ministry Receives New Early Warning Network Satellites

US Spends $1Bln Annually Protecting Vulnerable Space-Based Assets

Outgoing Army Secretary calls for larger U.S. land force


Sempra US Gas and Power Energizes First Phase Of Arizona Solar Project


Duke Energy Renewables completes Black Mountain Solar Project in Arizona


Government incentives speed up installation of utility-scale solar power plants


Ford, Eaton, SunPower and Whirlpool Team Up for Electric Energy Initiative


Hanergy Aims To Be Clean-Energy Giant With More Acquisitions Of Solar Farms


Cedarville University Announces Large Solar Power Installation


A Sunny Future for Mexico


Arista Power Announces US Government Agency Order For a Mobile Renewable Power Station


Renesola to Provide Solar Modules to Off-Grid Saudi Power Plant


Duke Energy Renewables completes solar farm in Eastern N.C.

True Green Capital Management Brings 12.3MW of Solar Energy to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

Renewable energy target in doubt as roadmap launched

Indian states aim to boost solar power

Kyocera Introduces Diamond Partner Program for Solar PV Installers

Number of Companies in the Solar Supply Chain Set to Plunge This Year

Recurrent Energy Has 88 MW DC Of Solar Running Across Sacramento

JLM Gets Cert For Gyezr Commercial Grade Solar Thermal Collectors

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

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