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February 22, 2013
Physicists propose 'wireless' solar cells
London, UK (SPX) Feb 22, 2013
A new type of solar cell that relies on a surprising property of certain insulators has been proposed by physicists in Austria, the US and Germany. The design relies on the discovery a decade ago that the interface between two insulating oxides can become metallic, which could eliminate the need for metal wires in solar cells. If the cost of producing layered structures of the oxides can be reduced, the research could lead to a new type of highly efficient photovoltaic cell. In 2004 Harold Hwang a ... read more

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ReneSola PV Module Installations Top 100 MW in Greece
ReneSola has announced that a total of more than 100 MW of the Company's PV modules have been distributed, installed, and connected to the grid in Greece since November of 2011. The achievemen ... more

SOLON Completes 5MW Prairie Fire Solar Plant
SOLON Corporation has announced the completion of the 5 megawatt (MW) Prairie Fire Solar Plant in Tucson, Arizona, for Tucson Electric Power (TEP). The fixed-tilt system was designed and const ... more

PV Demand In The Asia Pacific Region To Reach 13.5 GW In 2013
Solar photovoltaic (PV) demand from the Asia Pacific (APAC) region is forecast to grow to 13.5 GW in 2013, growing 50% Y/Y, according to the NPD Solarbuzz Q1'13 Asia Pacific Major PV Markets Quarter ... more


SunWize to Develop Two Solar Photovoltaic Projects in Ecuador
SunWize Technologies is working with three other organizations as members of a North American Consortium to develop two major solar photovoltaic projects in the Republic of Ecuador. These projects w ... more


Azure Power Commissions The Largest Solar PV Project Under JNNSM
Azure Power has commissioned its 35MW plant in village Kathauti, Nagaur, Rajasthan with effect from 12th February 2013, weeks before the deadline. The plant is an expansion of Azure Power's existing ... more
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Independence Solar Completes 300 kW Rooftop Solar Array
Independence Solar and its installation partner, Pat Munger Construction Company, has announced the completion of a 300 kW rooftop solar array for The Safety Zone, a Guildford, CT manufacturer and d ... more

SOLON Completes 459 kW Solar Project for Gila Bend Water Treatment Facility
SOLON Corporation has announced it has completed construction of a 459 kilowatt (kW) PV system at the Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Facility for the Town of Gila Bend, Arizona. The system is ... more
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Fertilizing and recycling Si in Vietnamese fields


Panasonic Enters Multi Year Development Agreement With Coronal Management
Panasonic Eco Solutions North America announces that it has signed an exclusive multi-year solar photovoltaic (PV) solutions development agreement with Coronal Management LLC. The agreement highligh ... more

Benenson Capital Partners Completes State-of-the-Art Solar Installation
Benenson Capital Partners has completed the installation of state-of-the-art rooftop solar energy equipment and paneling at its six-story, 260,000-square-foot, technologically-advanced 1600 Summer S ... more

Azure Power commissions the largest solar PV project
Azure Power has commissioned its 35MW plant in village Kathauti, Nagaur, Rajasthan with effect from 12th February 2013, weeks before the deadline. The plant is an expansion of Azure Power's existing ... more
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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

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
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Robotic Laser Astronomy on the Rise

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Sign of the times: Saudis go solar
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. ... 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
What green algae are up to in the dark

Avoiding virus dangers in 'domesticating' wild plants for biofuel use

U.S. grasslands losing to biofuel crops

Brain prostheses create a sense of touch

The quest for a better bionic hand

Robots with lift

Finding the right space for offshore wind turbines

Spotting the invisible cracks in wind turbines

Global wind energy capacity grows 19 per cent in 2012

Estonia plugs electric cars as power prices soar

China's Geely to set up research centre in Sweden

Bridgestone reports soaring annual profit


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

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

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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Vanishing Acts: A Call for Disappearing Delivery Vehicles

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


Sunora Energy Solutions Completes Educational Solar System


Nautilus Solar Completes 1,360 kW Project for the Lindenwold Board of Education


ET Solar AC Modules Installed in Residential Systems in the US


Promoting Reliability Standards for Solar Modules


Three groSolar Projects Receive Awards


The Safety Zone now Features Solar Powered Warehouse


Kazakhstan launches renewables push


Verengo Solar Featured on Torrance CitiCABLE's "Common Cents"


Trina Solar supplies 20MW to launch abakus solar partnership


Draker Clarity DC Selected for 2MW Utility-scale Solar PV Plant

India's solar program a trade issue

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

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