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December 12, 2015
New approaches for hybrid solar cells
Munich, Germany (SPX) Dec 10, 2015
Using a new procedure researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Ludwig Maximillians University of Munich (LMU) can now produce extremely thin and robust, yet highly porous semiconductor layers. A very promising material - for small, light-weight, flexible solar cells, for example, or electrodes improving the performance of rechargeable batteries. The coating on the wafer that Professor Thomas Fassler, chair of Inorganic Chemistry with a Focus on Novel Materials at TU Munich, ... read more
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Chile plans hydropower plant -- in desert
Building a $400-million hydroelectric power plant in the world's most arid desert may seem like an engineering debacle, but Chile sees it as a revolutionary way to generate green energy. ... more

China energy giant CGN strikes 1.6bn euro French solar deal
Energy giant China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) said Thursday it plans to invest 1.6 billion euros ($1.8 billion) over five years in a French firm which produces photovoltaic panels for solar power. ... more

Clean energy innovators ready to scale up operations
Clean energy start-ups and entrepreneurs have welcomed the Federal Government's renewed focus on innovation with the sector already primed to scale up its operations. Luke Osborne from Canberra-base ... more


PowerCell to hydrogen gas storage from excess renewable energy output
The leading fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) announces partnership with Wallenstam AB, Midroc Automation AB and Hydrogen Sweden to jointly launch a pilot study on developing a system whe ... more


Saint Lucia showcases its renewable energy transition
Today, in keeping with its promise to transition to 35% renewable energy for electricity generation by 2020 and reduce electricity consumption in the Public Sector by 20% by 2020, the Government of ... more

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NREL estimates economically viable US renewable generation
Analysts at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are providing, for the first time, a method for measuring the economic potential of renewable energy across the United ... more

Exploring the limits for high-performance LEDs and solar cells
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 p ... 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
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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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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

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Adapting to their environment: Romag's multi-functional BIPV
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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
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South Australia lights the way on road to renewables


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

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