Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
24/7 Solar News Coverage
May 24, 2016
SOLAR DAILY
Australian engineers edge closer to the theoretical limits of sunlight-to-electricity conversion
Sydney, Australia (SPX) May 19, 2016
A new solar cell configuration developed by engineers at the University of New South Wales in Sydney has pushed sunlight-to-electricity conversion efficiency to 34.5% - establishing a new world record for unfocussed sunlight and nudging closer to the theoretical limits for such a device. The record was set by Dr Mark Keevers and Professor Martin Green, Senior Research Fellow and Director, respectively, of UNSW's Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics, using a 28 cm2 four-junction mini-module ... read more

Previous Issues May 23 May 21 May 20 May 19 May 18
SOLAR DAILY

Solar power getting cheaper in the United States
The cost of installing solar energy in the United States is down more than 50 percent since the start of a federal support program, the Energy Department said. ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Boss of China solar firm Hanergy steps down after losing billions
The controversial boss of Chinese solar energy firm Hanergy Thin Film Power Group - once listed as China's richest man - has stepped down as chairman and executive director, the company said, almost a year after its shares imploded. ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Sunrock Investments reaches milestone: over 50 Euro million of solar assets
Amsterdam based Sunrock Investments has realised the acquisition of a 3.0MW portfolio of operational solar rooftop projects in Flanders, Belgium. This acquisition follows shortly on the acquisition ... more
SOLAR DAILY


SOLAR DAILY

Kumenan mega solar plant commissioned in Japan
GE Energy Financial Services and Virginia Solar Group have commenced commercial operations on its jointly owned 32-megawatt Pacifico Energy Kumenan Mega Solar Project ("Kumenan Solar Project"), loca ... more


SOLAR DAILY

Private Academy in Puerto Rico Selects KYOCERA Solar for Long-Term Energy Savings
Kyocera Solar Inc. and authorized installer Dynamic Solar Solutions has announced the installation of 207 kilowatts (kW) of Kyocera solar modules atop Academia Cristo de los Milagros (ACM) in Caguas ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

Subscribe free to our newsletters via your


SOLAR DAILY

New technique could make large, flexible solar panels more feasible
A new, high-pressure technique may allow the production of huge sheets of thin-film silicon semiconductors at low temperatures in simple reactors at a fraction of the size and cost of current techno ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Speeding up key oxygen-oxygen bond-formation step in water oxidation
For years, scientists have been trying to emulate photosynthesis, the process by which plants, algae, and some bacteria harness light from the sun to chemically transform water and carbon dioxide in ... 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

SOLAR DAILY

Cooling, time in the dark preserve perovskite solar power
A new study has found both the cause and a solution for the pesky tendency of perovskite solar cells to degrade in sunlight, a research breakthrough potentially removing one roadblock to commerciali ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Nanocavity may improve ultrathin solar panels
The future of movies and manufacturing may be in 3-D, but electronics and photonics are going 2-D; specifically, two-dimensional semiconducting materials. One of the latest advancements in these fie ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Solar Impulse 2 leaves Arizona on record-breaking flight
The Solar Impulse 2 experimental plane was on its way to the south-central US state of Oklahoma late Thursday, as it pressed ahead with its record-breaking quest to circle the globe without consuming a drop of fuel. ... more
Cryogenic Buyer's Guide
Space Tech Expo - Design - Build - Test - Pasadena CA - May 24-26, 2016
The World's Largest Commercial Drone Conference and Expo - Sept 7-9 - Las Vegas
Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 20-22 June - Washington DC
SOLAR DAILY

Solar Impulse 2 leaves Arizona on record-breaking flight
The Solar Impulse 2 plane took off from Phoenix, Arizona en route to Oklahoma on Thursday, resuming its record-breaking quest to circle the globe without consuming a drop of fuel. ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Spanish energy giant Abengoa posts 340 mn euros Q1 loss
Spain's troubled energy giant Abengoa posted losses of 340 million euros ($390 million) in the first quarter of 2016, it said in a statement Thursday. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
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

SOLAR DAILY

11bn Pound investment in UK solar driving increase in M and A activity
Solar M and A activity is on the increase following PND 11 billion worth of investment in UK solar projects since 2013, according to statistics collected by Clean Energy Pipeline for a joint report ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Trina Solar Awarded a Silver Rating in EcoVadis CSR Survey
Trina Solar Limited reports that the Company has been granted a Silver Recognition Level in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) performance survey conducted by EcoVadis. Recording a solid year ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Taiwanese government should provide more support for solar panel industry
The Taiwanese government should provide subsidies for the solar panel industry to help it survive in that country, University of Exeter researchers have recommended. Solar photovoltaic production in ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Mimicking the ingenuity of nature
Nature shows how to do it: Photosynthesis is a process used by plants to create energy-rich organic compounds, usually in the form of carbohydrates, and oxygen (O2) from carbon dioxide (CO2) and wat ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Trina sets new efficiency record for interdigitated back contact PV cells
Trina Solar Limited reports that its State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology of China has set a new world record of 23.5% for a high-efficiency silicon solar cell with an Interdigitated Ba ... more

SOLAR DAILY

SolarReserve and Shenhua plan 1,000MW of Solar Projects in China
SolarReserve, LLC, a leading global developer of utility-scale solar power projects with proprietary advanced solar thermal energy storage technology, and Shenhua Group Corporation, Ltd., a key stat ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Solar energy and storage systems to be introduced in Antigua and Barbuda
The inauguration of the 3 MWp sun2live solar power plant at the V.C. Bird International Airport of Antigua represented the conclusion of the first major step of a successful shift from a diesel to a ... 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'




Subscribe free to our newsletters via your


SOLAR DAILY

Renusol and Rec Solar team up to help Haas automation save money

SOLAR DAILY

Joint Venture to Build 1000 Megawatts of Solar Across China

SOLAR DAILY

Solar Impulse 2 completes Phoenix-San Francisco leg

SOLAR DAILY

NREL finds nanotube semiconductors well-suited for PV systems

SOLAR DAILY

Spain's Abengoa to shed more jobs on top of 10,000 already gone

SOLAR DAILY

Pattern Development and Green Power complete 14 MW PV farm

SOLAR DAILY

U.S. throws more money at solar power

SOLAR DAILY

Solar Impulse 2 soars over US southwest on round-the-world flight

SOLAR DAILY

Alta eyes UAVs as 31 percent solar energy efficiency record set

SOLAR DAILY

At last: Non-toxic and cheap thin-film solar cells for 'zero-energy' buildings

Kyocera helps Hawaii college stabilize electricity costs long-term

Verengo and Swell Energy signs residential energy storage partnership

BioStar Announces 5 MW Solar Projects to Benefit Schools and Business

Feeding frenzy in Spain's renewable energy sector

Flipping a chemical switch helps perovskite solar cells beat the heat

How defects appear and disappear in CIGSe solar cells

Construction is bustling at Florida's first 'sustainable town'

New Concentrated Solar Power Startup Announces Hong Kong JV

Solar-powered plane lands in California after Pacific crossing

EDF moves deeper into U.S. solar market

France fires up push for renewable energies


Subscribe free to our newsletters via your


Buy Advertising Media Advertising Kit Editorial & Other Enquiries Privacy statement
The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2016 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement All images and articles appearing on Space Media Network have been edited or digitally altered in some way. Any requests to remove copyright material will be acted upon in a timely and appropriate manner. Any attempt to extort money from Space Media Network will be ignored and reported to Australian Law Enforcement Agencies as a potential case of financial fraud involving the use of a telephonic carriage device or postal service.