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December 14, 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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Trina Solar Announces Withdrawal from EU Price Undertaking
Trina Solar has announced its withdrawal from the European Union ("EU") Price Undertaking ("UT") and will continue to service EU customers through its overseas manufacturing facilities. On Dec ... more

MegaGroup signs deal for new silicon PV ingots and wafers plant
One of the largest photovoltaic plant in Europe is about to be powered up and it carries Italian Photovoltaic holding MegaGroup's signature. The agreement allows the production in Kozarska Dubica (B ... more

Kyocera expands number of solar recharging stations in Japan
Kyocera has supplied two more solar-powered recharging stations in Kyotango City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan which began operation earlier this month. The stations power electric vehicles (EVs) as well ... more


How meeco designs and develops its solar energy storage solutions
Solar energy is a clean and reliable power source. But unfortunately the sun does not shine 24 hours a day and therefore access to sunlight is limited in the morning and in the evening and of course ... more


Study Provides Solar PV Business Model Impacts For Utility Participants
The Smart Grid Research Consortium (SGRC) has announced initiation of a new multi-client study to forecast and analyze business model impacts of residential solar PV over the next decade. SGRC ... more

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Spain wants to retake lead in renewable energy
A former global champion of renewable energy, Spain wants to make up the ground it lost during the economic crisis when it reversed its policy slashing subsidies and decimating the sector. ... more

Vast desert sun farm to help light up Morocco
On the edge of the Sahara desert, engineers make final checks to a sea of metal mirrors turned towards the sun, preparing for the launch of Morocco's first solar power plant. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Hydropower dams can be managed without an all-or-nothing choice between energy and food

Researchers establish long-sought source of ocean methane

Researchers pin down one source of a potent greenhouse gas

Warming Arctic is 'new normal,' will affect us all: report

West coast earthquake early warning system continues progress toward public use

NASA's CATS concludes successful mission on Space Station

'We're losing the battle', Macron tells Paris climate talks


Nigeria gets Africa's first football pitch lit by players
Africa's first football pitch lit solely by the players' movements has been inaugurated in Lagos, the economic hub of power-starved Nigeria, at a ceremony attended by US-Senegalese rapper Akon. ... more

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
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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

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
Space News from
Russian space agency blames satellite loss on programming error

Life's building blocks observed in spacelike environment

NASA Hosts Media Teleconference to Announce Latest Kepler Discovery

Ariane 5 rocket takes off with European GPS satellites

NASA Establishes Advisory Group for National Space Council

Aerospace's SeedTECH AI advances to second round of $5M IBM Watson XPRIZE

Nature's toughest substances decoded


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

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

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

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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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US ready for North Korea talks 'without preconditions'

US urges talks as North Korea brags of nuclear arsenal

Tillerson 'confident' in North Korea talks plan

Kim vows to make N. Korea 'strongest nuclear power'

US, S. Korea 'discuss' military drills amid Olympic worries

South Korean leader starts fence-mending trip to China

Dennis Rodman: Trump and N. Korea's Kim 'pretty much the same'


A molecule that self-assembles into flower-shaped crystalline patterns


New plastic solar cell minimizes loss of photon energy


Photonic 'sintering' may create new solar, electronics manufacturing technologies


Investors flee fossil fuels, but many banks still back coal: reports


Adapting to their environment: Romag's multi-functional BIPV


Google to boost renewable energy for data centers


5,000-panel solar carport opens at Maryland factory


Derby's new high-tech hub powered by 200-panel PV array


Small-scale solar power growing in the United States


France to give Africa 2 bn euros for green energy

Warm countries launch Sun-energy alliance

SunEdison signs 6MW solar power deal with LA County

South Australia lights the way on road to renewables

Tandem solar cells are simply better

KDC Solar closes $100M debt deal with Highbridge Principal Strategies

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

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