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October 06, 2015
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Africa could quadruple green energy production by 2030: report
Paris (AFP) Oct 5, 2015
Renewable energy sources could supply nearly a quarter of Africa's power needs by 2030, more than four times the current levels, according to a report published Monday by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). In 2013 renewables accounted for five percent of the continent's needs but this figure could reach 22 percent over the next 15 years, IRENA said in its "Africa 2030" report, which sets out a "roadmap" for the transition to clean power. IRENA says Africa's energy production must ... read more
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New 'greener' way to assemble materials for solar applications
The efficiency of solar cells depends on precise engineering of polymers that assemble into films 1,000 times thinner than a human hair. Today, formation of that polymer assembly requires solvents t ... more
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DEWA names Schneider Electric as an approved PV Inverter Manufacturer
Schneider Electric Solar Business is pleased to announce that they have been listed as an approved PV Inverter Manufacturer for Dubai Electric and Water Authority's (DEWA) solar rooftop and net mete ... more
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Graphene as a front contact for silicon-perovskite tandem solar cells
Teams at HZB have already acquired extensive experience with these kinds of tandem cells. A particularly effective complement to conventional silicon is the hybrid material called perovskite. It has ... more
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Research improves efficiency from larger perovskite solar cells
Using a newly developed fabrication method, a research team has attained better than a 15-percent energy conversion efficiency from perovskite solar cells larger than one square centimeter area. The ... more


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Tadiran batteries to power BrightSource's heliostats solar farm
Tadiran Batteries, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Saft Group and a leader in the development of lithium batteries for industrial use, has been awarded a contract by Oakland USA based BrightSource ... more
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Micro photosynthetic power cells may be the next green energy source
A team of researchers from the Optical Bio Microsystem lab at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, have invented and developed micro-photosynthetic cell technology that can harness electrical p ... more
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Boost for Scottish solar projects
The Scottish Government has confirmed solar PV projects below 5 Megawatts will continue to receive support following the UK Government's decision to close the Renewables Obligation. The UK Gov ... more
24/7 News Coverage
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The origin of the Andes unraveled

Extreme fieldwork, climate modeling yields new insight into predicting Greenland's melt

'Smoke rings' in the ocean spotted from space

Tiny ice losses at Antarctica's fringes can accelerate ice loss far away

World-first uses satellites and ocean models to explain Antarctic seafloor biodiversity

3-D printed microfibers could provide structure for artificially grown body parts

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Volvo's Hagerstown MD site opens parking lot solar canopy
Volvo Group North America's Hagerstown, Maryland powertrain manufacturing facility has dedicated a new parking lot solar canopy structure that generates clean, renewable electricity, while keeping v ... more
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Invisibility cloak might enhance efficiency of solar cells
Success of the energy turnaround will depend decisively on the extended use of renewable energy sources. However, their efficiency partly is much smaller than that of conventional energy sources. Th ... more
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PowerClerk speeding time to solar interconnection across five US utilities
Clean Power Research has announced that in the past five months, PowerClerk Interconnect has processed more than 25,000 interconnection applications for five utilities including Southern California ... more
Nuclear Operations and Maintenance Efficiency Summit USA 2015
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Finding a way to boost efficiency of CIGS solar cells
CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) solar cells are compound thin-film solar cells and the most established alternative to silicon solar cells. Solar conversion efficiencies of over 20% have recen ... more
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Five Top Benefits of Selling "Clean" with Green
To sell truly clean, green solar power that increases the energy savings, longevity, and effectiveness of solar and other home equipment, proactive dealers are now adding a power conditioning and pr ... more
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India backs solar as Paris climate talks loom
Under a blistering sun, workers install a sea of solar panels in a north Indian desert as part of the government's clean energy push --- and its trump card at upcoming climate change talks in Paris. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Method could make hydrogen fuel cells more efficient
With the growth of wind and solar energy and the increasing popularity of electric vehicles, many people in the U.S. may have forgotten about the promised "hydrogen economy." But in research l ... more
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Transparent coating cools solar cells to boost efficiency
Every time you stroll outside you emit energy into the universe: Heat from the top of your head radiates into space as infrared light. Now three Stanford engineers have developed a technology ... more
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ADB backing green initiatives in China
The Asian Development Bank said it was supporting China's economic and energy transformation as Beijing embarks on comprehensive reforms. ... more
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Starbucks, Nike join 100% renewable energy pledge
Major US companies including Walmart, Starbucks and Nike vowed Wednesday to move completely to renewable energy in the long term as part of a global effort against climate change. ... more
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The precision of solar photovoltaic power measurements doubled
An analysis carried out by JRC scientists shows that the uncertainty in measurement of power generation from a photovoltaic (PV) cell can be more than halved, thus bringing an economic benefit to bo ... more
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Sky Solar and Hudson Clean Energy to fund up to $100 million in solar projects
Sky Solar Holdings and Hudson Clean Energy Partners have formed a new strategic partnership to fund solar projects in Latin America and Japan with a total capital commitment from Hudson of up to $10 ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Kim vows to 'win victory in the showdown' with US

US urges talks with North Korea 'without preconditions'

Don't sleepwalk into war over N. Korea, warns UN boss

Jet-powered drone tested by BAE Systems

Dutch police ground drone-fighting eagles

Lockheed Martin tapped to provide cyber security support

US to send cyber soldiers to the battlefield; 3 plead guilty in botnet attack

OIL AND GAS

Greening the electric grid with gas turbines

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Scientists improve measurements of solar panel power output

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DoE contracts SolarReserve to develop concentrating solar technology

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Imec Continues International Leadership in Photovoltaic Research

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HERO Direct Pay to help solar contractors scale their businesses

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AORA to increase renewable energy collaboration in Africa

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World urged to make clean energy cheaper than coal

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Rooftop Installation Of Intecto Integrated PV Tile

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A turn-key solar irrigation solution for farmers

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Schneider Electric to provide first large PV plant in Kazakhstan

New efficiency record for solar hydrogen production is 14 percent

Hybrid solar cell converts both light and heat from sun's rays into electricity

Building the electron superhighway

New spectroscopy method captures reactions in photosynthesis

Artificial 'plants' could fuel the future

Rice researchers demo solar water-splitting technology

U.S. residential solar capacity booming

PolyU develops novel efficient and low-cost semitransparent solar cells

Inspired by art, lightweight solar cells track the sun

Recurrent Energy Secures Financing for 100 Megawatt Mustang Solar Power Project

Canadian Solar Announces 200 Megawatt Tranquillity Solar Power Project

PEG raises $3.20 million to expand innovative off-grid solar to households in West Africa

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

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