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December 04, 2015
Google to boost renewable energy for data centers
Washington (AFP) Dec 3, 2015
Google announced plans Thursday to boost its use of renewable energy for its data centers, moving closer to its goal of 100 percent clean energy use. The US tech giant said it signed agreements to boost its use of wind and solar energy by contracting to buy 842 megawatts of electricity. The deals include purchases of solar energy from the United States and Chile, and wind power from Swedish and US generating facilities. "Across three countries, we're nearly doubling the amount of renewable e ... read more
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Photonic 'sintering' may create new solar, electronics manufacturing technologies
Engineers at Oregon State University have made a fundamental breakthrough in understanding the physics of photonic "sintering," which could lead to many new advances in solar cells, flexible electro ... more

Investors flee fossil fuels, but many banks still back coal: reports
Institutional investors are fleeing fossil fuels even as many major banks continue to pour money into coal, according to reports released at a UN climate conference Wednesday. ... more

Adapting to their environment: Romag's multi-functional BIPV
Integrated into some of the UK's most striking buildings are the means to generate green energy for their occupants. Their secret is in the glass, or more specifically their Building Integrated PV. ... more


5,000-panel solar carport opens at Maryland factory
ConEdison Solutions and Volvo Group North America have announced completion of a 5,000-panel parking-lot solar canopy at Volvo Group's Hagerstown, Maryland powertrain manufacturing facility. T ... more


Derby's new high-tech hub powered by 200-panel PV array
The Innovation Hub at the heart of Derby's multi-million pound Infinity Park Derby is now being powered by clean, onsite renewables thanks to a new 350m2 rooftop solar system installed by EvoEnergy. ... more

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Small-scale solar power growing in the United States
Small-scale solar installations in the United States account for about a third of the overall capacity on the grid, a report from the federal government said. ... more

France to give Africa 2 bn euros for green energy
France will give African countries two billion euros ($2.1 billion) over the next four years to develop renewable energy and replace the fossil fuels that drive global warming, President Francois Hollande said Tuesday. ... 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


Warm countries launch Sun-energy alliance
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched in Paris an alliance of 121 sun-drenched countries, rich and poor, to dramatically boost the use of solar power. ... more

SunEdison signs 6MW solar power deal with LA County
SunEdison has signed 20-year power purchase agreements with Los Angeles County in a deal that will see nine government facilities powered with 6.2 megawatts DC of solar energy. The solar power ... more

South Australia lights the way on road to renewables
The South Australian Government has announced that the state will produce zero net emissions by 2050 is a commitment that will drive positive change and unlock many economic opportunities over the n ... more
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Tandem solar cells are simply better
What is true for double-blade razors is also true for solar cells: two work steps are more thorough than one. Stacking two solar cells one on top of the other, where top cell is semi-transparent, wh ... more

KDC Solar closes $100M debt deal with Highbridge Principal Strategies
KDC Solar LLC ("KDC Solar"), headquartered in Bedminster, New Jersey, closed a debt investment with Highbridge Principal Strategies, LLC. The $100 million investment refinanced a construction ... more
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Duke Energy, Google team up on solar power project in N.C.
In one of the largest solar projects undertaken in North Carolina, Google will benefit from Duke Energy Carolinas' Green Source Rider program - meeting a portion of the power demand from the company ... more

Storing solar energy underground for a cloudy day
A new study shows that wind, water and solar generators can theoretically result in a reliable, affordable national grid when the generators are combined with inexpensive storage. Over the las ... more

Naturalist David Attenborough says Sun can save Earth
Filmmaker David Attenborough, whose soothing voice narrated the vicarious journey of millions of TV viewers through the wonders of the natural world, called at a climate summit Monday for scientific investment in "saving the world". ... more

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

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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Stanford technology makes metal wires on solar cells nearly invisible to light
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 ... more

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
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


Designing PV panels so attractive they turn the neighbors green


Recurrent Energy Closes Financing for 100 MW Astoria Solar Power Project


Solar3D's Upcoming Acquisition, Elite Solar, Reports Over $7 Million in New Solar Contracts


UAE channels oil money into alternative energy


Onion-like layers help this efficient new nanoparticle glow


Turkey driving renewable energy growth in the MENAT region


Costa Rica boasts clean energy -- and bad car pollution


Benin tackles climate change with sunshine and coconuts


Increased potential for perovskites as a material for solar cells


Lightsource to Launch Major Investment into India Solar PV Market

Microbes map path toward renewable energy future

U.S. takes community approach to solar power

Maximizing Competitive Advantage in Electricity Storage and PV Markets

Appraisers across 6 states find home buyers pay premium for solar homes

Canada's Trudeau unveils plan to fund green infrastructure at G20

China to become global leader in renewable technology

Suncrest Solar expands residential solar services

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

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

Recurrent Energy secures financing for 60MW solar project

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

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

Western Region ACORE report for renewables released

New low-cost battery could help store renewable energy

Lightsource Renewable Energy closes 284m Pound Senior and Mezzanine Refinancing

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

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