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December 07, 2015
FSU researchers pushing limits of solar cells
Tallahassee FL (SPX) Dec 07, 2015
Florida State University researchers are striving to make solar cells more effective at trapping and using light. They're one step closer. In a new paper in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Kenneth Hanson and his team have introduced a new strategy for generating more efficient solar cells. The team is composed of post-doctoral researcher Tanmay Banerjee and graduate students Sean Hill and Tristan Dilbeck. "We're looking not only fo ... read more
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EIA tracking small-scale solar PV capacity and generation across US
With the release of the Electric Power Monthly (EPM), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) begins regular reporting of monthly estimates of small-scale distributed solar photovoltaic (PV ... more

Fitch skeptical of RWE spinoff
Creating a new subsidiary to manage renewable energy for German energy company RWE adds a lay of uncertainty to creditors, Fitch Ratings warned. ... more

A molecule that self-assembles into flower-shaped crystalline patterns
The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.2 million to three research groups at Indiana University to advance research on self-assembling molecules and computer-aided design software required t ... more


New plastic solar cell minimizes loss of photon energy
As the world increasingly looks to alternative sources of energy, inexpensive and environmentally friendly polymer-based solar cells have attracted significant attention, but they still do not match ... more


Google to boost renewable energy for data centers
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. ... 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
24/7 News Coverage
New mapping technique can help fight extreme poverty

Meadows beat out shrubs when it comes to storing carbon

Scientists show how Himalayan rivers influenced ancient Indus civilization settlements

Uncovering varied pathways to agriculture

Nuclear technology helps scientists study Australia's prehistoric ecosystems

Archaeologist says fire, not corn, key to prehistoric survival in arid Southwest

Shining a light on plant growth and development


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
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Ocean of Things Aims to Expand Maritime Awareness across Open Seas

Rocket Lab makes another attempt at rocket launch in New Zealand

Impressive Geminid meteors to peak December 13-14


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

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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia says 'satellite' could have caused radioactive pollution

Department of Defense seeks to speed up acquisition process

EU launches defence pact with submarine drones

On Mideast trip, Putin orders partial withdrawal from Syria

Pentagon skeptical about Russia's Syria pullout claims

S. Korea's Moon seeks rapprochement in China visit

Erdogan says officials to meet to 'finalise' Russia defence deal


Naturalist David Attenborough says Sun can save Earth


Alliance Fund II provides $25M facility for Cypress Creek Renewables


Canadian Solar and Sunrun sign 112 MW module supply agreement


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


Australian-first safety guide and study show what's in store for our energy future


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

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