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  • Fracking's environmental impacts scrutinized favicon ScienceDaily (Today) - Greenhouse gas emissions from the production and use of shale gas would be comparable to conventional natural gas, but the controversial energy source actually fared better than renewables on some environmental impacts, according to new research....
  • Magnetic fields make the excitons go 'round: New way to improve efficiency of solar cells favicon ScienceDaily (Today) - A major limitation in the performance of solar cells happens within the photovoltaic material itself: When photons strike the molecules of a solar cell, they transfer their energy, producing quasi-particles called excitons -- an energized state of molecules. That energized state can hop from one...
  • Sun Rises on Mission Solar Energy, Texas’s First N-Type Solar Manufacturing Factory favicon eSolar News (Today) - SAN ANTONIO,TX --(eSolarEnergyNews)--At a ceremony this morning, Mission Solar Energy, LLC. celebrated the grand opening of their state-of-the-art solar panel manufacturing facility at Brooks City-Base. The factory, which is the only N-type solar cell and module manufacturing facility in Texas, will create more than 400...
  • Yingli Solar to Supply Over 24 MW of PV Modules to Pavana Solar Power Plant favicon eSolar News (Today) - BAODING, CHINA --(eSolarEnergyNews)--  Yingli Solar today announced that it will supply over 24 megawatts (MW) of solar PV modules for the Pavana Solar Park, which is the largest solar power plant to break ground in Honduras. The project is owned by Energia Basica S.A. ("ENERBASA"),...
  • This Polish Town is 100% Powered by Renewable Energy! favicon Inhabitat (Today) - The town of Kisielice in Poland is 100 percent powered by renewable energy! In recognition of its achievement, the town has just been awarded a European Commission ManagEnergy Award 2014 in the self-sufficiency category. The achievement is even more remarkable given that Poland as...
  • “Latin America will hold several strong PV markets” favicon Sun & Wind (Today) - Photovoltaics In late August, the Intersolar South America drew attention to new emerging PV markets in Latin America. The global operating module manufacturer Suntech Power was represented at the trade fair. What are the opportunities for module suppliers in South America? And how do...
  • New efficiency record in thin-film solar cells favicon Sun & Wind (Today) - Scientists at the German Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-WĂĽrttemberg (ZSW) achieved an efficiency of 21.7 % with a thin-film solar cell made of copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS). The last record was set by Swedish researchers, who produced solar cells with...
  • Exosun supplies 12 MW solar trackers for PV plant in France favicon Sun & Wind (Today) - Photovoltaics The solar tracking expert Exosun has signed an agreement with La Compagnie du Vent, GDF SUEZ Group to supply photovoltaic tracking systems and services for a 12 MW plant in France. The photovoltaic plant will consist of 66 horizontal single-axis Exotrack® HZ trackers...
  • Maritime wind energy training centre has been inaugurated favicon Sun & Wind (Today) - Offshore Wind Energy OffTEC Base GmbH has officially inaugurated its new Maritime Training Centre (MTC) in Enge-Sande. The specialised facility can provide all necessary training for maritime and wind technology personnel. 22.09.2014Read more about Maritime wind energy training centre has been inaugurated Log in...
  • Solar-cell efficiency improved with new polymer devices favicon ScienceDaily (3 days ago) - New light has been shed on solar power generation using devices made with polymers. Researchers identified a new polymer -- a type of large molecule that forms plastics and other familiar materials -- which improved the efficiency of solar cells. The group also determined the...
  • BOOK REVIEW: “Harvesting Space for a Greener Earth” Looks at Solving Earth’s Problems with Solutions in Our Own Solar System favicon Inhabitat (3 days ago) - In Harvesting Space for a Greener Earth (Springer), authors Greg Matloff, C Bangs, and Les Johnson provide refreshing potential solutions for the human race to start looking at our problems from the big picture. They propose that we should start harvesting the resources in...
  • Superabsorbing ring could make light work of snaps, be ultimate camera pixel favicon ScienceDaily (3 days ago) - A quantum effect in which excited atoms team up to emit an enhanced pulse of light can be turned on its head to create 'superabsorbing' systems that could make the 'ultimate camera pixel'....
  • A more efficient, lightweight and low-cost organic solar cell: Researchers broke the 'electrode barrier' favicon ScienceDaily (4 days ago) - For decades, polymer scientists and synthetic chemists working to improve the power conversion efficiency of organic solar cells were hampered by the inherent drawbacks of commonly used metal electrodes, including their instability and susceptibility to oxidation. Now for the first time, researchers have developed a...
  • NRG Energy Closes Strategic Acquisition of Personal Solar Products Market Leader favicon eSolar News (4 days ago) - PRINCETON, N.J.--(eSolarEnergyNews)--NRG Energy has completed its previously announced acquisition of Goal Zero, bringing the rapidly growing consumer products company and its suite of personal solar devices into the NRG family. "Every American deserves the right to experience the benefits of solar power regardless of whether...
  • North America's largest biomass power plant now operating favicon Sun & Wind (4 days ago) - Bioenergy Atikokan Generation Station in northwestern Ontario is now North America's largest 100-percent biomass-fueled power plant generating renewable, peak capacity power. Ontario Power Generation (OPG) announced that the conversion has been successfully been completed. The station stopped using coal in September 2012 and underwent...
  • Eisenmann AG converts to a Societas Europaea (SE) favicon Sun & Wind (4 days ago) - Solar Thermal Eisenmann, known from its cooperation with Ritter XL Solar for large scale solar thermal systems in production facilities has completed conversion to a European Company (Societas Europaea, SE) and will henceforth be called Eisenmann SE. 18.09.2014Read more about Eisenmann AG converts to...
  • Restructuring of SOLON: Insolvency of two former operation units favicon Sun & Wind (4 days ago) - Photovoltaics The Solon group has appointed Rolando Gennari as the company’s head of Europe to take over the co-ordination of its restructuring process. According to SOLON, Gennari will be responsible for the strategic repositioning of SOLON in the European markets. 18.09.2014Read more about Restructuring...
  • New molten salt solar plant starts operation favicon Sun & Wind (4 days ago) - CSP Novatec Solar and BASF have commissioned a solar thermal demonstration plant based on a new type of molten salt technology, known as direct molten salt or DMS technology. The plant is located on the site of the solar thermal power plant PE1 in...
  • DIY: How to Make Your Own Solar Power Generator! favicon Inhabitat (5 days ago) - Solar power is a clean, renewable energy source that can help limit climate change by liberating us from fossil fuels – but do you know what actually makes the technology tick? It’s not as complex as it seems – and this awesome new DIY...
  • Utility Scale Solar Farm Receives 15 Year Duke Energy Purchase Power Agreement favicon eSolar News (5 days ago) - ASHEVILLE, N.C.--(eSolarEnergyNews)-- Innovative Solar Systems has just recently received a 15 year purchase power agreement from Duke Energy on the company's IS 41 project, a 48MW(AC) solar farm to be built in North Carolina and be online in late 2015. Innovative Solar 41 is just...
  • ReneSola Expands Distribution Partnership with SolarMax favicon eSolar News (5 days ago) - MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA --(eSolarEnergyNews)--  ReneSola, a leading brand and technology provider of solar photovoltaic (PV) products, today announced a new partnership initiative with Swiss inverter manufacturer SolarMax to distribute SolarMax solar inverters in Australia. The partnership is an extension of ReneSola's distribution agreement in North America,...
  • Bullfrog Power and SolarShare Launch Brampton's First Community-Owned Solar Project favicon eSolar News (5 days ago) - TORONTO, ONTARIO--(eSolarEnergyNews) - Today, Bullfrog Power®, Canada's leading green energy provider, and SolarShare, Canada's largest renewable energy co-operative that allows Ontario citizens and businesses to invest in community-based solar energy installations, are launching the first community-owned solar project in the City of Brampton with a...
  • SEIA, Vote Solar Celebrate Solar’s Continued Price Declines favicon eSolar News (5 days ago) - SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, DC --(eSolarEnergyNews)-- The average cost of going solar in the United States continued its rapid decline in 2013 and the first half of 2014, according to a new study from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Two leading solar...
  • Intro to Green for Coops & Condos: Meeting Your Building’s Special Needs favicon Solar One (5 days ago) -   How can I make my heating system quieter? Reduce my bills? Eliminate drafts? Stop smelling foul smells from my neighbors?   In this educational evening, you will learn some basic building science and solutions to your heat and comfort problems, techniques for working...
  • New rotor control system for higher wind turbine yield favicon Sun & Wind (5 days ago) - Offshore Wind Energy The Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) and wind turbine manufacturer XEMC-Darwind have developed a new control system for wind turbines, which makes it possible to build larger wind turbines that produce up to 13 % more energy. 17.09.2014Read more...
  • ISS Signs 48 MW Solar Farm Duke Energy PPA favicon eSolar News (6 days ago) - ASHVILLE, NC --(eSolarEnergyNews)--IS 41, a 48MW solar farm project located in Bladen County, NC, was one of the selected projects that qualified for the Duke Energy Request For Proposal (RFP) that was announced earlier in the year. Signing the fifteen year PPA with Duke Energy...
  • Saudi Agriculture Industry Eyes Solar-diesel Hybrids favicon eSolar News (6 days ago) - RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA --(eSolarEnergyNews)--Solar-diesel hybrid solutions may hold the answer to reducing fuel costs and increasing energy security for Saudi Arabia's agricultural sector. The poultry industry, in particular, could benefit from hybridizing diesel generators with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, as attendees discussed at a recently...
  • Canadian Solar Announces 1.5 MW Solar Module Supply Agreement in Jordan favicon eSolar News (6 days ago) - GUELPH, ONTARIO --(eSolarEnergyNews)--  Canadian Solar, one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that it has been awarded a module supply agreement to provide 1.5 MW of photovoltaic ("PV") modules to Kawar Energy for a rooftop solar power project located in a university...
  • SunPower Achieves Production Milestone, Manufacturing its One-Billionth Solar Cell favicon eSolar News (6 days ago) - SAN JOSE, CA --(eSolarEnergyNews)--  SunPower, a leading solar technology and energy services provider, today announced that it has manufactured its one billionth high efficiency solar cell.  This milestone was achieved 11 years after the company started manufacturing its A-300 solar cell in its first fabrication...
  • German Village Produces 500% of its Energy from Renewable Sources favicon Inhabitat (6 days ago) - Wildpoldsried, a Bavarian village of about 2,600 residents, is leading the way in Germany’s extraordinary renewable energy transformation. Over the past 17 years, the village has invested in a holistic range of renewable energy projects that include 4,983 kWp of photovoltaics, five biogas facilities,...

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