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September 16, 2015
New efficiency record for solar hydrogen production is 14 percent
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Sep 16, 2015
Solar energy is abundantly available globally, but unfortunately not constantly and not everywhere. One especially interesting solution for storing this energy is artificial photosynthesis. This is what every leaf can do, namely converting sunlight to chemical energy. That can take place with artificial systems based on semiconductors as well. These use the electrical power that sunlight creates in individual semiconductor components to split water into oxygen and hydrogen. Hydrogen possesses very ... read more
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Imec Continues International Leadership in Photovoltaic Research
At this week's European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) nano-electronics research center imec will present achievements covering the broad spectrum of imec's comprehensive photo ... more

Rooftop Installation Of Intecto Integrated PV Tile
The first installation of Romag's new Intecto integrated PV roof tile has recently been completed in a new housing development in the North East of England. The ground-breaking new concept in ... more

A turn-key solar irrigation solution for farmers
Stand-alone irrigation pumps which are now being piloted in India to address the need for clean and affordable means to irrigation for rural farmers have yet to solve the issue of affordability. The ... more


Schneider Electric to provide first large PV plant in Kazakhstan
Schneider Electric Solar Business, a global leader in solutions for the solar power conversion chain, is pleased to announce that they were chosen as the solutions provider for a 50 MW project in Ka ... more


Hybrid solar cell converts both light and heat from sun's rays into electricity
Scientists have developed a new hybrid, solar-energy system that harnesses the full spectrum of the sun's radiation by pairing a photovoltaic cell with polymer films. The films convert the lig ... more
Integrated Air and Missile Defense Nuclear Decommissioning And Used Fuel Market 2015
Make SMRs a commercial reality Turn key solar systems for domestic and commercial installations
Solar systems for home and business installations
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Building the electron superhighway
TV screens that roll up. Roofing tiles that double as solar panels. Sun-powered cell phone chargers woven into the fabric of backpacks. A new generation of organic semiconductors may allow these kin ... more

New spectroscopy method captures reactions in photosynthesis
A new spectroscopy method is bringing researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) closer to understanding - and artificially replicating - the solar water-splitting reaction at the heart o ... more
24/7 News Coverage
New research improves understanding of ancient landscapes

Putin says Arctic exploration a priority for Russia

Space Mystery Solved by Student Satellite

NASA's CATS concludes successful mission on Space Station

Pangolin traffickers opening up new routes: study

When physics gives evolution a leg up by breaking one

Scientists reveal rules for making ribs


Artificial 'plants' could fuel the future
Imagine creating artificial plants that make gasoline and natural gas using only sunlight. And imagine using those fuels to heat our homes or run our cars without adding any greenhouse gases to the ... more

Rice researchers demo solar water-splitting technology
Rice University researchers have demonstrated an efficient new way to capture the energy from sunlight and convert it into clean, renewable energy by splitting water molecules. The technology, ... more

U.S. residential solar capacity booming
With development spreading, the U.S. residential solar power market set a record during the second quarter with new installations, an industry report said. ... more
Nuclear Operations and Maintenance Efficiency Summit USA 2015

PolyU develops novel efficient and low-cost semitransparent solar cells
Developing transparent or semitransparent solar cells with high efficiency and low cost to replace the existing opaque and expensive silicon-based solar panels has become increasingly important due ... more

Inspired by art, lightweight solar cells track the sun
Solar cells capture up to 40 percent more energy when they can track the sun across the sky, but conventional, motorized trackers are too heavy and bulky for pitched rooftops and vehicle surfaces. ... more
Space News from
In first, SpaceX launches recycled rocket and spaceship

Boeing tapped to sustain Space-Based Space Surveillance system

NASA uses AI to uncover eighth planet circling distant star

Lockheed Martin and NEC to Enhance Satellites, Space Travel with Artificial Intelligence

No alien 'signals' from cigar-shaped asteroid: researchers

RS-25 Engine Test is Giant Step for 3-D Printing

NanoRacks Integrates Largest New Shepard Payload Manifest to Date


Recurrent Energy Secures Financing for 100 Megawatt Mustang Solar Power Project
Canadian Solar has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Recurrent Energy, closed on a debt facility with Santander Bank (Santander) and a tax equity investment commitment with U.S. Bancorp Co ... more

Canadian Solar Announces 200 Megawatt Tranquillity Solar Power Project
Canadian Solar has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Recurrent Energy has signed an agreement with Southern Power. Southern Power will acquire a controlling interest in the 200-megawatt (M ... more

PEG raises $3.20 million to expand innovative off-grid solar to households in West Africa
PEG has announced that it raised $3.20 million to expand its presence within Ghana, and explore other markets. The funding round was led by the impact investment fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs, and ... more

ATT Improves Solar Energy Management with Enphase Energy Using IoT Technology
Enphase Energy has selected ATT to provide Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity to cellular modems that are part of the Envoy-S with Mobile Connect, a new gateway to energy management. Enphas ... more

Making fuel from light
Refined by nature over a billion years, photosynthesis has given life to the planet, providing an environment suitable for the smallest, most primitive organism all the way to our own species. ... more
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Made from solar concentrate
By combining designer quantum dot light-emitters with spectrally matched photonic mirrors, a team of scientists with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of Il ... more

PV Energy to provide Antigua and Barbuda with clean solar power
The Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) and PV Energy Limited are taking a major step towards environmental sustainability to create affordable and sustainable clean energy solutions across the ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran supplied ballistic missile to Yemen rebels: US

Lockheed Martin successfully fired their new anti-ship missile

First GPS 3 satellite receives commands from new OCX ground control segment

EU launches defence pact it calls 'bad news for enemies'

China, S. Korea eye warmer ties following tensions

Putin, Trump discuss N Korea in phone call

Boeing to support Air Force's minuteman program


Germany's E.ON eyes U.S. solar market


WGL Energy and Conergy Complete Solar Project for Atwater


Michigan stance highlights Clean Power Plan fray


Aqualis buys 49.9% of Adler Solar


Solar Frontier's CIS Modules Selected For 26 MW Project In North Carolina


Is post-Solyndra climate better for U.S. solar?


Artificial leaf harnesses sunlight for efficient fuel production


Researchers efficiently charge a lithium-ion battery with solar cell


Another milestone in hybrid artificial photosynthesis


Interior Department Approves 485-Megawatt Blythe Mesa Solar Project in California

Obama makes case for renewable energy

Victoria's Renewable Energy Roadmap charts the way to new jobs and a modern economy

Indian PM offers solar power to Pacific island nations

Solar cell efficiency could double with novel 'green' antenna

CEC announces First-Mover Entry into New York Community Solar Market

EvoEnergy to install one of the UK's largest rooftop solar arrays

Photon Energy opens 99 kW solar plant, expanding to 347 KW

Milbank raises over $200M to finance new Chilean Solar Project

Charge transport in hybrid silicon solar cells

Challenge to classic theory of 'organic' solar cells could improve efficiency

Google can tell you if solar roof panels will pay off

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