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November 30, 2015
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Stanford technology makes metal wires on solar cells nearly invisible to light
Stanford CA (SPX) Nov 30, 2015
A solar cell is basically a semiconductor, which converts sunlight into electricity, sandwiched between metal contacts that carry the electrical current. But this widely used design has a flaw: The shiny metal on top of the cell actually reflects sunlight away from the semiconductor where electricity is produced, reducing the cell's efficiency. Now, Stanford University scientists have discovered how to hide the reflective upper contact and funnel light directly to the semiconductor below. Their fi ... read more
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Australian-first safety guide and study show what's in store for our energy future
The Clean Energy Council is launching an Australian-first home energy storage safety guide in collaboration with CSIRO at an event in Sydney today, along with the most comprehensive national study o ... more
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Designing PV panels so attractive they turn the neighbors green
Would more homeowners put solar panels on their homes if they didn't look so ugly? What if a company's logo could not only shine on a commercial property but also supply it with solar energy? What i ... more
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Alliance Fund II provides $25M facility for Cypress Creek Renewables
North Sky Capital's Alliance Fund II announced that it has completed its first investment, a $25 million capital facility that will finance the development of solar PV power plants by Cypress Creek ... more
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Canadian Solar and Sunrun sign 112 MW module supply agreement
Canadian Solar will supply 112 MW of Canadian Solar CS6P-265P PV modules to Sunrun, the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States, in 2016. "We are pleased to be working ... more


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Recurrent Energy Closes Financing for 100 MW Astoria Solar Power Project
Canadian Solar reports that its wholly owned subsidiary, Recurrent Energy, one of North America's largest solar project developers, closed on a tax equity investment commitment with GE unit GE Energ ... more

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Solar3D's Upcoming Acquisition, Elite Solar, Reports Over $7 Million in New Solar Contracts
Solar3D has announced that Elite Solar, the Company's newest planned acquisition, reports over $7 million in projects that have begun recently and a backlog of contracted projects of over $5.5 milli ... more
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UAE channels oil money into alternative energy
Rising from the desert outside Abu Dhabi, Masdar city is laying the groundwork for when the United Arab Emirates' oil wells run dry. ... 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

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Onion-like layers help this efficient new nanoparticle glow
A new, onion-like nanoparticle could open new frontiers in biomaging, solar energy harvesting and light-based security techniques. The particle's innovation lies in its layers: a coating of organic ... more
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Turkey driving renewable energy growth in the MENAT region
Ever increasing demand for energy in Turkey is boosting the growth of renewable energy - most notably wind - in the MENAT region. Other significant opportunities for material, component and equipmen ... more
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Costa Rica boasts clean energy -- and bad car pollution
At dusk one weekend on Costa Rica's tropical Pacific coast, Mamiche is catering to a line of customers in front of the beachside ice-cream stand he tends. ... more
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Benin tackles climate change with sunshine and coconuts
Philomene Ahouansou cooks beans and rice in three giant steel pots by the roadside in Benin's capital, Porto-Novo. It's a scene that's common throughout the country. ... more
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Increased potential for perovskites as a material for solar cells
Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have demonstrated a way to significantly increase the efficiency of perovskite solar cells by reducing the amount of ... more
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Lockheed Martin and NEC to Enhance Satellites, Space Travel with Artificial Intelligence

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

NanoRacks Integrates Largest New Shepard Payload Manifest to Date

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Lightsource to Launch Major Investment into India Solar PV Market
Lightsource Renewable Energy is spearheading a 2 billion pound investment in solar energy in India. The firm has announced plans to design, install and manage more than 3 Gigawatts (GW) of solar pho ... more
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Microbes map path toward renewable energy future
In the quest for renewable fuels, scientists are taking lessons from a humble bacterium that fills our oceans and covers moist surfaces the world over. While the organism captures light to make food ... more
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U.S. takes community approach to solar power
The U.S. national grid could be greener with the advancement of solar power for low- to moderate-income households, the White House said. ... more
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Maximizing Competitive Advantage in Electricity Storage and PV Markets
Jackson Associates has announced the publication of a new, free white paper "Maximizing Competitive Advantage in Electric Storage and PV Markets with Utility Customer Electricity Use Databases and A ... more
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Appraisers across 6 states find home buyers pay premium for solar homes
Photovoltaics added value to homes in six markets, according to a new report titled "Appraising into the Sun: Six-State Solar Home Paired-Sales Analysis," led by a researcher from the U.S. Departmen ... more

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Canada's Trudeau unveils plan to fund green infrastructure at G20
Dedicated funding for infrastructure supporting a low-carbon economy is one of the pillars of a new investment strategy, Canada's prime minister said. ... more
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China to become global leader in renewable technology
China is set to become the global leader in renewable technology, aiding the rise of a moderately prosperous society following the significant reforms implemented in the five-year plans. Frede ... 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



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Suncrest Solar expands residential solar services

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Owens Corning and Constellation Celebrate Completion of 2.4-MW Solar Project

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Go green to save the world and the world economy: OECD

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Recurrent Energy secures financing for 60MW solar project

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World energy use to grow one-third over 25 years, renewables making inroads: IEA

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Trina Solar hits record 21.25% efficiency for multi-crystalline silicon cell

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Western Region ACORE report for renewables released

ENERGY TECH

New low-cost battery could help store renewable energy

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Lightsource Renewable Energy closes 284m Pound Senior and Mezzanine Refinancing

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Kyocera TCL Solar completes solar power plant on Reclaimed Island

Storage advance may boost solar thermal energy potential

Renewables key in race against climate change clock

Philippines gets support for green agenda

New approach to supply airports with clean energy

Italy's Eni reviews renewables for Algeria

There might be ways to exploit renewable energy and also allow for protecting biodiversity

Researcher develops material to create sustainable energy source

China's Li: Beijing has 'duty to humanity' to boost green growth

Monolithic perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell achieves record efficiency

Trina Solar Signs RMB10 Billion in Strategic Cooperative Financing Agreements with CITIC

Leadership and reform needed to deliver renewable energy future

IHS warns of Potential Solar Wafer Supply Shortage in 1H 2016


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