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January 31, 2013
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One in, two out: Simulating more efficient solar cells
Davis CA (SPX) Jan 31, 2013
Using an exotic form of silicon could substantially improve the efficiency of solar cells, according to computer simulations by researchers at the University of California, Davis, and in Hungary. The work was published Jan. 25 in the journal Physical Review Letters. Solar cells are based on the photoelectric effect: a photon, or particle of light, hits a silicon crystal and generates a negatively charged electron and a positively charged hole. Collecting those electron-hole pairs generates electri ... read more

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Volkswagen Chattanooga Powers Up Largest Solar Park in Tennessee
Volkswagen has "powered up" the largest single solar installation at an automotive manufacturing facility in the United States and the biggest solar installation in the state of Tennessee. At a dedi ... more
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Black silicon can take efficiency of solar cells to new levels
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 a ... more
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Photon Energy Investments Expands to North America
Dutch-based Photon Energy Investments is expanding to North America by partnering with Toronto-based investment bank Jacob Securities. Photon Energy Investments believes North America is quickly bec ... more
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Juwi Pushes Forward Thai Energy Transition with Large-Scale Solar
The German juwi group pushes forward the Thai energy transition: The company is constructing five free-field photovoltaic plants in two provinces in Northwestern and Eastern Thailand, in Kamphaeng P ... 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
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Photovoltaic Industry to Enjoy Robust Installation Growth in 2013
Global photovoltaic (PV) installations will rise this year in a continuing pattern of solid growth, but the industry will nonetheless suffer a decline in overall revenue due to lower volume growth a ... more
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'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
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Russian Scientists Develop Patent Technology for Unique Flu Vaccine

Underwater grass comeback bodes well for Chesapeake Bay

Plant Life Forms in the Fossil Record: When Did the First Canopy Flowers Appear?

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A new way to diagnose malaria

Extinctions during human era worse than thought

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Japan's top three automakers post record 2012 sales

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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
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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
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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
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Russian Navy to Get New Space Tracking System

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Russia Proceeding With Plans for Grouped Military Satellites

Raytheon AI3 missile intercepts first cruise missile target

Future USS North Dakota delivered to Navy

Top Obama national security aide to visit China

Radioactive material goes missing in Kazakhstan

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Tri City Christian first Vista school to implement solar energy

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Breakthrough for solar cell research

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Snail Teeth Improve Solar Cells And Batteries

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NRL Designs Multi-Junction Solar Cell to Break Efficiency Barrier

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Device Tosses Out Unusable PV Wafers

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

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Duke Energy Renewables completes Black Mountain Solar Project in Arizona

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

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

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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

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

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

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Kyocera Introduces Diamond Partner Program for Solar PV Installers

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JLM Gets Cert For Gyezr Commercial Grade Solar Thermal Collectors

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Engineered bacteria make fuel from sunlight

France sets 'emergency measures' for solar

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Suntech Solar Modules Shine in Desert Simulation Test

Delaware made solar panels used for large Ultrachem PV installation

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