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September 18, 2015
DoE contracts SolarReserve to develop concentrating solar technology
Santa Monica CA (SPX) Sep 17, 2015
SolarReserve is the recipient of a CSP APOLLO program award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. The Concentrating Solar Power: Advanced Projects Offering Low LCOE Opportunities program funds research and development (R and D) projects to improve the performance and increase the efficiency of all components of CSP plants, ultimately lowering the cost of solar electricity and producing affordable, clean and renewable energy, even at night, by storing the heat generated by the sun. ... read more
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HERO Direct Pay to help solar contractors scale their businesses
Renovate America has announced the launch of HERO Direct Pay, a service that enables contractors to grow their businesses faster while running numerous HERO financed solar projects without credit co ... more

AORA to increase renewable energy collaboration in Africa
AORA Solar has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Arizona State University LightWorks, Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (AASTU) and Adama Science and Technology University ... more

World urged to make clean energy cheaper than coal
Top environmental advocates on Wednesday urged the international community to increase and coordinate investments in research and development for renewable energy to make it cheaper than coal within 10 years. ... more


New efficiency record for solar hydrogen production is 14 percent
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 ... more


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
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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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
24/7 News Coverage
Hydropower dams can be managed without an all-or-nothing choice between energy and food

Researchers establish long-sought source of ocean methane

Researchers pin down one source of a potent greenhouse gas

Warming Arctic is 'new normal,' will affect us all: report

West coast earthquake early warning system continues progress toward public use

NASA's CATS concludes successful mission on Space Station

'We're losing the battle', Macron tells Paris climate talks


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

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
Nuclear Operations and Maintenance Efficiency Summit USA 2015

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

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
Space News from
Russian space agency blames satellite loss on programming error

Life's building blocks observed in spacelike environment

NASA Hosts Media Teleconference to Announce Latest Kepler Discovery

Ariane 5 rocket takes off with European GPS satellites

NASA Establishes Advisory Group for National Space Council

Aerospace's SeedTECH AI advances to second round of $5M IBM Watson XPRIZE

Nature's toughest substances decoded


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

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

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
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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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US ready for North Korea talks 'without preconditions'

US urges talks as North Korea brags of nuclear arsenal

Tillerson 'confident' in North Korea talks plan

Kim vows to make N. Korea 'strongest nuclear power'

US, S. Korea 'discuss' military drills amid Olympic worries

South Korean leader starts fence-mending trip to China

Dennis Rodman: Trump and N. Korea's Kim 'pretty much the same'


ATT Improves Solar Energy Management with Enphase Energy Using IoT Technology


Making fuel from light


Made from solar concentrate


PV Energy to provide Antigua and Barbuda with clean solar power


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

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