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December 09, 2015
Exploring the limits for high-performance LEDs and solar cells
London, UK (SPX) Dec 09, 2015
Hybrid optoelectronic devices based on blends of hard and soft semiconductors can combine the properties of the two material types, opening the possibility for devices with novel functionality and properties, such as cheap and scalable solution-based processing methods. However, the efficiency of such devices is limited by the relatively slow electronic communication between the material components that relies on charge transfer, which is susceptible to losses occurring at the hybrid interface. A ... read more
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Antiguan and Barbudan raising awareness towards solar power across Caribbean
Given the 30% rise in energy demand in only one decade - caused by increasing industrialisation and regional development in the Caribbean - the Government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) is looking to ... more

FSU researchers pushing limits of solar cells
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 L ... more

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

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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

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
24/7 News Coverage
Forests are the key to fresh water

US transportation and water infrastructure not broken

Unearthing the underground effects of earthquakes and volcanoes

Soil researchers quantify an underappreciated factor in carbon release to the atmosphere

Heavy snow causes travel mayhem in northern Europe

Billionaire Guo Wengui wants regime change in Beijing

Fire in southern California threatening another city


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

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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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
Space News from
Military defense market faces new challenges to acquiring SatCom platforms

Russia says 'satellite' could have caused radioactive pollution

Spaceships and Politics: Sputnik Talks to Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev

NASA Selects Three Companies to Develop 'FabLab' Prototypes

New Horizons Corrects Its Course in the Kuiper Belt

Space program should focus on Mars, says editor of New Space

Galileo satellites atop rocket for next Tuesday's flight


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

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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Japan to host joint missile tracking drill amid N. Korea threat

Israel shoots down rocket fired from Gaza: army

N.Korea threats spark South Korea arms sales: study

UN envoy warns N. Korea 'miscalculation' could trigger conflict

'Defeated' IS still poses danger in Iraq

IS battle may be won, but Iraq faces major challenges

Iraq holds military parade to celebrate victory over IS


Duke Energy, Google team up on solar power project in N.C.


Storing solar energy underground for a cloudy day


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

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