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  • Boosting the power of solar cells

    New ways of squeezing out greater efficiency from solar photovoltaic cells are emerging from computer simulations and lab tests conducted by a team of physicists and engineers at MIT. Using computer modeling and a variety of advanced chip-manufacturing techniques, they have applied an antireflection coating to the front, and a novel combination of multi-layered reflective coatings and a tightly ...

  • Analyzing Solar Power Technologies

    Analyzing Solar Power Technologies  Solar Power Technologies Market  The solar PV market has been booming over the last years and is forecasted to confirm this ...


  • Solar power for the poor: facts and figures

    Solar power could help alleviate rural poverty. David J. Grimshaw and Sian Lewis shine a light on its progress, potential and pitfalls. Increasing access to energy is critical to ensuring socioeconomic development in the world's poorest countries. An estimated 1.5 billion people in developing countries have no access to electricity, with more than 80 per cent of these living in sub-Saharan ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • A new direction for climate negotiations

    The Copenhagen climate summit ended six months ago in what was widely seen in the clean tech and environmentalist communities as a major disappointment. Now, six months later, at the conclusion of yet another climate negotiation in Bonn, Germany, optimism for a climate agreement this year is no brighter than in those dark days of December. Nonetheless, the outlines of a pragmatic new approach are ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • American Solar Direct Raises $5 Million in Additional Equity Investment for Fast-Paced California Residential Solar Market

    American Solar Direct Holdings Inc. (ASDHI), the parent company of solar energy lease provider American Solar Direct (ASD), announced today that it has secured $5 million in additional equity investment. Existing American Solar Direct institutional investor WGL Holdings, Inc., ...


    By Marketwire

  • Ecomp Oy has developed a solar powered waste compactor ”Solar Press

    Ecomp Oy has developed a solar powered waste compactor ”SolarPress”. While fossil fuels are reducing and prizes are rising vigorously, Ecomp Oy has, as company working on the environment field and as a leader of production development, brought new kind of compressor ”SolarPress” to the market. Solar panels are located on the compressor's roof and their angle can be ...


  • 100.0 MW SOLAR POWER TO RISE IN THE PHILIPPINES

    The largest operational solar power plant in the Philippines will start construction this year in Ilagan City, Isabela.  A 100.0 MW Solar Power plant is expected to be built by a German Group of Companies, LP4P, thru its Manila-based company Living Projects 4 People Philippines Inc. Ruth P Briones, the President /CEO of the LP4P Philippines announced the ...


    By Greenergy Solutions Inc.

  • SolarReserve lends insight on hybrid solar power solutions for baseload power

    SolarReserve to speak on the integration of photovoltaic (PV) and advanced solar thermal (CSP) technology for cost-competitive 24/7 baseload power. SANTA MONICA, California, October 03, 2014 – SolarReserve, a leading global developer of large-scale solar power projects and advanced solar thermal storage technology, will offer ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • 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 ...

  • Testing at NREL Aids Solar Power in Hawaii

    Inverter load rejection overvoltage (LRO) tests completed by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory as part of a cooperative research agreement with SolarCity have proven so successful that a testing partner, Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO), has proposed to double its hosting capacity for solar energy. The inverter testing at NREL's ...

  • Tofu Could Be Solar Power’s Missing Ingredient

    A major component holding back the solar industry's drive towards multi-surface flexible panels is the necessity for cadmium chloride, which is both expensive and toxic. New research from British scientists at the University of Liverpool, however, has the potential to remove its requirement and, in doing so, reduce the cost and toxicity of the product. The alternative they have discovered ...


    By Climate Action

  • Future Looks Sunny for Solar Power Market

    Return on investment from solar power is higher than any other renewable energy ...


    By Marketwire

  • Solar technology acceleration center is powering up

    Members of the Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC) and supporters convened in Aurora, Colo., today, to mark a milestone in “Powering Up” one of the world’s largest solar test and demonstration facilities.  Since announcing the initial launch of SolarTAC one year ago, the site infrastructure development has progressed to the point where members can now break ground for their ...

  • MediaTechnics Issues Request for Proposal for Solar Power Systems

    MediaTechnics Corporation (PINKSHEETS: MEDT) is pleased to announce that it issued a Request for Proposal to its Chinese Venture Partner in order to obtain final pricing for a new line of photovoltaic solar power generating systems to be built in China for the Company's joint venture, Apex Solar Corporation. The Company has received requests for pricing on up to 2 MW of solar panels and ...


    By Marketwire

  • Asia Pacific must make the transition to solar power

    Many countries in Asia and the Pacific are well-suited to solar power initiatives, and incentives and low-cost financing mechanisms should be made available to help the region make the transition possible, according to Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Haruhiko Kuroda. "The Asia and Pacific region has the right combination of elements - demand for energy, access to sunlight and arid land, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Germany, France cut support for solar power

    Germany said yesterday (20 January) that it would cut its subsidies for solar power in line with the rapid take-up of the photovoltaic market. The news follows a similar announcement by France last week. German Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen (CDU) announced that the government was proposing to cut feed-in tariffs for new roof-mounted solar power by 15% from April. Open-field sites and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • JFE Engineering and Solar Power Group sign technology licensing agreement for linear fresnel solar thermal power

    JFE Engineering Corporation (JFEE) and Solar Power Group (SPG) have concluded a technology licensing agreement under which JFEE will commercialize SPG’s Fresnel technology having exclusive sales rights in Southeast Asia and Oceania. In addition, JFEE will also market Fresnel based solar thermal power plants in other countries around the world. JFE Engineering Corporation (JFEE) and Solar ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Eaton to Showcase Power Management Solutions for Solar and Energy Storage Systems at Solar Power International Booth #2922

    Power management company Eaton will highlight a range of solutions and engineering services to help customers maximize their renewable energy investments at Solar Power International 2015, from September 15 through 17 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. At booth #2922, visitors can meet with the company’s application experts and see its industry-leading products. Eaton ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • HydroRevolution announces a direct public offering to construct california`s first solar desalination plant

    - HydroRevolutionSM announces the issuance of $10 million of preferred stock in a state-registered California Direct Public Offering (DPO). - Proceeds from the sale of securities will be used for the construction of a commercial solar desalination plant in California's Central Valley. - HydroRevolutionSM is the first and only desalination plant in the country to offer shares to the general ...


    By WaterFX

  • Stion Completes First Direct Utility Projects in Mississippi

    Stion Energy Services recently completed the installation of the first ever utility projects in the State of Mississippi. A total of 1.5MW was installed at three different sites for Entergy Mississippi, Inc. One of the arrays, a 500kW system in Hinds County is equipped with a single axis tracking system that will generate 820,000 kWh of power every year using Stion’s 100% American made ...


    By Stion

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