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February 18, 2013
Sign of the times: Saudis go solar
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (UPI) Feb 14, 2013
Saudi Arabia, the world's leading oil producer, has completed its biggest solar power plant as the Persian Gulf petro-powers increasingly turn to solar energy and other renewables. Riyadh wants to generate one-third of the kingdom's electricity needs by 2032 to save 523,000 barrels of oil per day, currently used to fuel power stations, for export, particularly with oil prices at more than $100 a barrel. The Saudis aim to have 41,000 megawatts of solar capacity in the next two decades, sa ... read more

Japan market entry made easy with ABC Solar Japan
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A cooler way to protect silicon surfaces
Silicon, the material of high-tech devices from computer chips to solar cells, requires a surface coating before use in these applications. The coating "passivates" the material, tying up loose atom ... more

Trina Solar Ranked No. 1 in Australia
Trina Solar has announced that it has achieved the No. 1 position in Australia's PV market. According to a new report from Solar Business Services ("Australian PV - Technology and Brands 2013"), Tri ... more

Panasonic Teams With Power-One For Solar Inverters
Panasonic Corporation has announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance agreement with Power-One of the US. The agreement aims for the global promotion of energy management businesses, suc ... more


New world record efficiency for thin film silicon solar cells
The Photovoltaics-Laboratory (PV-Lab) of EPFL's Insitute of Microengineering (IMT), founded in 1984 by Prof. Arvind Shah and now headed by Prof. Christophe Ballif, is well known as a pioneer in the ... more


New Material Promises Better Solar Cells
Single atomic layers are combined to create novel materials with completely new properties. Layered oxide heterostructures are a new class of materials, which has attracted a great deal of attention ... more
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Locus Energy Launches Two New Major Platform Components
Locus Energy has released two new major components to its solar PV monitoring platform. The SolarNOC - an enterprise-grade web application for managing fleets of residential, commercial and utility ... more

Astrum Solar Teams with DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions
Astrum Solar has announced it has reached an agreement with DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions (DuPont) to collaborate on standards for solar installation offerings and ensure the continued use of premiu ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Global carbon pricing off menu at Paris climate talks

Doubling numbers on HIV drugs could 'break' epidemic: UN

World's biggest clone factory raises fears in China

Almost all donated organs unused in China: report

New York forest land may be peaking

When did the Andes mountains form

Better catalysts will remove carcinogenic chlorine compounds from water


Daimler India Sets Up Solar Power Plant To Meet Purchase Obligation
Daimler India Commercial Vehicles has announced that it has set up a 300 kW solar power plant at a cost of Rs 4 crore to meet the 'solar purchase obligation (SPO)' mandated by the Tamil Nadu governm ... more

Sunora Energy Solutions Completes Educational Solar System
Sunora Energy Solutions just completed a solar photovoltaic installation at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School for Science and Technology in New Orleans. The installation, donated by NRG ... more

Nautilus Solar Completes 1,360 kW Project for the Lindenwold Board of Education
Nautilus Solar Energy ("Nautilus Solar") has announced completion of a 1,360 kW solar photovoltaic system located in Lindenwold, NJ. The project is on the rooftop and parking lots of the Lindenwold ... more
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ET Solar AC Modules Installed in Residential Systems in the US
ET Solar Group has announced the completion and grid connection of multiple residential PV projects using ET Solar's new AC Modules with integrated microinverters in California and Colorado. A ... more

Promoting Reliability Standards for Solar Modules
Astrum Solar has announced it has reached an agreement with DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions (DuPont) to collaborate on standards for solar installation offerings and ensure the continued use of premiu ... more
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Earth's magnetic field is not about to flip

Mars to lose its largest moon, Phobos, but gain a ring

Raytheon moves forward with Multi-Object Kill Vehicle program

NASA study suggests carbon content of temperate forests overestimated

Rocket launch demonstrates new capability for testing technologies

Developing new standards of drone operations

Operation IceBridge Completes Twin Polar Campaigns


Three groSolar Projects Receive Awards
This week three projects that groSolar constructed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey received awards, being recognized by industry leading associations for outstanding project results. The three projec ... more

The Safety Zone now Features Solar Powered Warehouse
Independence Solar, together with its installation partner, Pat Munger Construction Company, have announced the completion of a rooftop solar energy system at the Connecticut distribution center for ... more

Kazakhstan launches renewables push
Kazakhstan, which is chronically short of electricity generation capacity to meet its growing demand, is opting for a big push into renewables, the government says. ... more
Herty Advanced Materials Opens First New Pellet Mill

California is the Top State in US for Advanced Biofuel Companies

Newly discovered plant structure may lead to improved biofuel processing

Dry ice vacuum cleaner robot bound for Fukushima

Gas explosions enable soft robot to jump

Insect drives robot to track down smells

Spotting the invisible cracks in wind turbines

Global wind energy capacity grows 19 per cent in 2012

New framework for wind energy assessments

Virtual vehicle vibrations

NYC looks at electric vehicle charging

Nissan profit tumbles on China, Europe woes


Verengo Solar Featured on Torrance CitiCABLE's "Common Cents"
Verengo Solar is currently featured on Torrance CitiCABLE's business program Common Cents. Hosted by Renee Eng, the show throws a spotlight on local businesses that contribute to the economy and com ... more

Trina Solar supplies 20MW to launch abakus solar partnership
Trina Solar has announced that it is to become the new module supplier to solar PV systems provider abakus solar. The partnership will begin with four projects constituting a combined volume of 20 m ... more

Draker Clarity DC Selected for 2MW Utility-scale Solar PV Plant
Draker is pleased to announce that it has been selected to install its fully integrated Draker AC and Clarity DC panel-to-grid (P2G) monitoring solution at a 2 MW-AC site, the largest installation t ... more

India's solar program a trade issue
The United States has launched a complaint with the World Trade Organization over India's National Solar Mission. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
India test fires ship-based nuclear-capable missile

Iran nuclear deal to enter into force early January: deputy FM

Hague court begins hearing into South China Sea row

N. Korea slams South's live-fire drill

NATO head urges 'calm, de-escalation' after Russian plane downed

A Tornado With Rockets: New Russian Launch Vehicles Get Guided Missiles

Russia Develops New Tactical Missiles for Iskander-M System


REC Supplies 10 MW For Two Solar Power Plant Installations In India


China's solar glass a trade issue


US challenges India at WTO over solar panel rules


Apple hints at solar-powered iPhone


SunPower and US Bancorp to Finance Residential Solar Lease Projects


SunEdison and CAP Sign Agreement to Build 100MW Solar PV Plant in Chile


Trina Solar to supply 30MW to Gestamp Solar for two projects in South Africa


MAGE SOLAR and Paradise Energy provide PV power plant for concrete manufacturer


PROINSO supplies 100kW to several net metering PV projects in Brazil


Suntech Powers Largest Solar PV System in Saudi Arabia

Breakthrough For Hawaiian Solar Power

Envision Solar and Horizon Energy Group Announce the First Major Project

Volume Production Of Improved Solar Powered Air Conditioner Started

Ex-Im Bank Loans Will Help Finance US Solar Exports To Mexico Project

One in, two out: Simulating more efficient solar cells

Volkswagen Chattanooga Powers Up Largest Solar Park in Tennessee

Black silicon can take efficiency of solar cells to new levels

Photon Energy Investments Expands to North America

Juwi Pushes Forward Thai Energy Transition with Large-Scale Solar

Evolution Inspires More Efficient Solar Cell Design

Photovoltaic Industry to Enjoy Robust Installation Growth in 2013

'Evolution' improves solar cell efficiency

Solar System to be installed at Davos Congress Centre

Solarize Harvard Installations Complete

Leading New Jersey Commercial Property Owner Taps Rooftops to Go Solar

Shaner Industries' Steel Foundations Support Large Solar Dish Assemblies

One Million Solar Home Systems By Grameen Shakti

A new world record for solar cell efficiency

Dow Corning and Crystal Solar to collaborate on silicon based materials for solar applications

Don't Keep Your Insurer in the Dark about Your Solar Panels

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