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  • Dying for solar power

    Researchers at the University of Turku believe that flexible, lightweight and inexpensive dyes could be used to harvest the power of the sun rather than our relying on costly and fragile semiconductor solar panel that use crystalline silicon. Writing in the International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management this month, Jongyun Moon and colleagues Aulis Tuominen and Arho Suominen, explain ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Solar power to the people!

    As technological obstacles to the efficient use of solar energy diminish, economic and political challenges remain to its widespread adoption by the poor. 'The sun occupies centre stage, as it should, being literally the original source of all energy,' said India's prime minister, Manmohan Singh, describing an action plan for India's national strategy on climate change, in June 2008. He ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Solar Power Market Opportunities in Australia

    As Australia is moving towards increased solar power generation, the installed capacity of solar modules has shown considerable growth in the recent years. The use of solar energy for power generation had started way back in 1992 in the country with a few pilot projects and an installed capacity of 7.3 MW. With Australia’s power generation dominated by fossil fuels and a lack of clear solar ...

  • Asia powers into the forefront of solar revolution

    Solar power is on course to overtake nuclear as a primary source of electricity production as the price of photovoltaic (PV) panels continues to fall. Mass production in China and Taiwan has helped to increase the extraordinary growth of the solar power across the world and has led to an 80% reduction in the cost of panels since 2008. Europe, and particularly Germany and Italy, led the way in ...


    By Climate News Network

  • MyGen U.S.-Made Solar Energy Kits by KYOCERA Offer Expanded Domestically Produced Content

    Kyocera Solar, Inc. today announced that MyGen U.S.-Made Kits — domestically produced, all-inclusive kits for residential and light commercial solar energy installations — are available now. The MyGen solar energy kits are ideal for new entrants into the solar market and professionals in the electrical contractor industry interested in expanding into solar ...


    By Kyocera Solar, Inc.

  • Australia Solar Power Industry Opportunity Analysis

    MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Australia Solar Power Sector Opportunity Analysis" new market research report to its store. As Australia is moving towards increased solar power generation, the installed capacity of solar modules has shown considerable growth in the recent years. The use of solar energy for power generation had started way back in 1992 in the country with a few pilot ...


  • Solar Power 2011 - Solar PV Breaks Records in 2010

    By J. Matthew Roney Solar photovoltaic (PV) companies manufactured a record 24,000 megawatts of PV cells worldwide in 2010, more than doubling their 2009 output. Annual PV production has grown nearly 100-fold since 2000, when just 277 megawatts of cells were made.  Newly installed PV also set a record in 2010, as 16,600 megawatts were installed in more than 100 countries.  This brought ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Clouds over China’s solar power industry

    The recent turmoil in China’s stock market has sent shockwaves through the country’s corporate sector, including its mighty solar power industry which in recent years has grown to dominate the world market. Harnessing solar energy is considered a key way of cutting back on fossil fuel use and of meeting the challenge posed by climate change. Seven out of the world’s top ten ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Outlook is bright for UK`s solar power potential

    Solar energy is sometimes dismissed as a fanciful idea with little to offer so far in such a cloudy country as the UK, but a new report says power from the sun could thrive in Britain in barely five years’ time − without the need for any subsidy. The report – published on the website of Thema1, a Berlin-based group that works to accelerate the transition to a ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Greg Barker’s speech for solar power UK

    Five years ago I wrote Power to the People. A pamphlet urging a radical shift to a far more decentralised local energy economy. A shift away from the dominance of a few energy giants towards a diverse, innovation rich energy sector.  A new vision of energy generation that empowers homes, businesses and communities. Since then, all that I have seen and all that I have learned, first as ...

  • India’s solar power set to outshine coal

    India wants to provide its entire population with electricity and lift millions out of poverty, but in order to prevent the world overheating it also needs to switch away from fossil fuels. Although India is blessed with ample sunshine and wind, its main source of energy is coal, followed by oil and gas. Together, they provide around 90% of the total energy demand of the subcontinent – ...


    By Climate News Network

  • National Solar Power Reaches Key Milestone in Florida Solar Farm Projects

    National Solar Power Partners has reached a major milestone in its plans to build solar energy facilities totaling 700 megawatts (MW) in Florida by completing an agreement to acquire several million advanced solar panels from SolarWorld, the largest solar-technology manufacturer in the Americas. The projects in Gadsden, Hardee and Liberty counties will showcase ...


    By National Solar Power, LLC.

  • Caltech scientist to develop solar-powered sanitation system

    Environmental scientist and engineer Michael Hoffman of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has received a $400,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to build a solar-powered portable toilet that could help solve a major health problem in developing countries. The grant, announced July 19 at the AfricaSan 3 sanitation and hygiene conference in Rwanda, will be used to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Solar Britain

    Thank you to PRASEG for organising this excellent event in the House, and I am delighted to be here. The Solar PV Industry has made fantastic progress in recent years. We have seen huge deployment at all levels; Prices have come down massively, and best of all; UK has become a “go to” country for solar investment, placing us firmly in pole position to compete ...

  • Certainty for Solar

    DECC is introducing regulations today to put the Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) scheme on a more predictable, certain and sustainable footing for householders, businesses and the solar industry. Following detailed consultation with industry and consumers, the Government is introducing a range of changes to the FITs scheme with effect from 1 August to provide better value for money and allow businesses ...

  • AppliTek to provide analyzers for world’s largest solar power project

    With the inauguration of the world’s largest solar powered plant on Sunday 17th of March, AppliTek officially announces having procured the water analyzers for Shams 1, located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The on-line analyzers will be used to monitor the water chemistry of the steam production of the huge power plant, i.e. boiler feed water quality and condensate return quality. The analyzer ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • Distributed Solar Power Generation Will Reach $112 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2018

    Driven by feed-in tariffs (FITs) and the commoditization of photovoltaic (PV) modules, along with innovative leasing programs for residential solar installations, distributed solar PV systems are expected to see double- and, in some countries, triple-digit growth over the next five years. Distributed solar power systems offer a number of advantages over large, centralized solar arrays: they ...

  • Mitsubishi Corporation Invests in Solar PV Power Generation Project in Thailand

    Tokyo, July 1, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Corporation invests in Solar PV Power Generation Project in Thailand Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) has invested in the Changwat Lop Buri power generation project in Thailand. In terms of scale, the 73 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project ranks among the world's largest PV projects currently scheduled for production. Through its Hong Kong based, wholly ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • MP launches `Eco Park` Solar Powered Car Port

    Annette Brooke MP Mid Dorset & North Poole has helped H2Eco launch their new solar car port system which looks set to impress homeowners, motorists and businesses alike. H2Eco, based at Holton Heath in Poole have designed the integrated parking solution which combines an architectural car parking canopy with a highly efficient solar photo-voltaic system. The modular design, which is ...


    By H2ecO

  • Will India be a bigger concentrated solar thermal power than China?

    Last year there was very little talk of India becoming one of the biggest markets for CSP.  Today the question on everybody’s lips is: Will India be a bigger CSP power than China? As the founder of CSP Today and organizer of the 1st CSP Today India conference in New Delhi, Belén Gallego is often asked about the future of the CSP industry in India.  She has written a piece ...


    By FCBI Energy

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