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  • Blu-ray disc can be used to improve solar cell performance favicon ScienceDaily (Yesterday) - Who knew about Blu-ray discs? One of the best ways to store high-definition movies and television shows because of their high-density data storage, Blu-ray discs also improve the performance of solar cells, according to a new study. Researchers have discovered that the pattern of information...
  • Physicists bind single-atom sheets with the same force geckos use to climb walls favicon ScienceDaily (Yesterday) - The approach is to design synergistic materials by combining two single-atom thick sheets, for example, that act as a photovoltaic cell as well as a light-emitting diode, converting energy between electricity and radiation....
  • Yingli Green Energy Supplies 72 MW of Solar Panels to Solarcentury in the United Kingdom favicon eSolar News (Yesterday) - BAODING, CHINA --(eSolarEnergyNews)-- Yingli Green Energy, the largest vertically integrated solar panel manufacturer in the world, known as "Yingli Solar", today announced that the Company will supply 72 megawatts of multi- and monocrystalline solar panels to Solarcentury Holdings Ltd. ("Solarcentury"), a leading solar company in...
  • Solar Universe Puts Power On Sale With The Industry's First-Ever "Bright Friday" favicon eSolar News (Yesterday) - SAN FRANCISCO, CA --(eSolarEnergyNews)-- Solar Universe, the leader in solar franchising, announced the industry's first-ever Black Friday sale on power. Instead of participating in the traditional hype of Black Friday, Solar Universe decided to lighten the meaning and call the event "Bright Friday." The holiday...
  • Financing renewable energy in international markets favicon Sun & Wind (Yesterday) - Review Just in time for the fourth Renewable Energy Industry Day, the consulting firm Rödl & Partner has published a study on financing renewable energy in international markets. The study explains how the underlying conditions in 17 international markets differ due to legal and...
  • Enphase Energy Announces Philanthropic Partnership with SolarAid favicon eSolar News (Yesterday) - MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND--(eSolarEnergyNews)--Enphase Energy announced today its charitable partnership with SolarAid, a leading London-based international nonprofit that provides access to clean, affordable solar lights. SolarAid’s goal is to eliminate the toxic kerosene lantern from Africa by 2020, and Enphase’s donation will be contributing to this...
  • Mitsubishi Electric Joins Forces with CSULB Students to Provide Solar Energy to Local Family in Need favicon eSolar News (2 days ago) - CYPRESS, CA.--(eSolarEnergyNews)--Employee volunteers from Mitsubishi Electric’s Cypress, California headquarters and students from California State University Long Beach’s Disabled Student Services donated their time last week to install a solar electric system on the roof of a Long Beach home. GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles, a...
  • Solar and Wind Energy are Finally Cheaper than Fossil Fuels in the United States favicon Inhabitat (2 days ago) - Solar and wind energy have long struggled to compete with conventional energy sources on two fronts: dispatch and cost. However, new U.S. industry data outlined in the New York Times reveals the cost of these renewable energy sources has fallen dramatically in the last...
  • Buy American favicon Sun & Wind (2 days ago) - Wind Energy The US wind market is changing. Global players like Google are discovering their green heart and investing in the wind industry. The industry has achieved a lot of success creating its own value chain. 24.11.2014Read more about Buy American Log in or...
  • SunEdison to acquire First Wind favicon Sun & Wind (2 days ago) - Photovoltaics Wind Energy SunEdison Inc., a leading global solar developer, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire First Wind, one of the leading developers, owners and operators of wind projects in the U.S. 24.11.2014Read more about SunEdison to acquire First Wind Log...
  • Walmart Builds on Leadership of Commercial Solar Deployment and Expands On-Site Solar Energy Projects favicon eSolar News (5 days ago) - BENTONVILLE, AR.--(eSolarEnergyNews)--Walmart today announced the company will install up to 400 new solar projects at facilities across the nation over the next four years. This advances the company’s global commitment to drive the production or procurement of seven billion kWh of renewable energy by the...
  • Trina Solar Receives Carbon Footprint Verification for Solar PV Modules from BSI favicon eSolar News (5 days ago) - CHANGZHOU, CHINA--(eSolareEnergyNews)--  Trina Solar, a global leader in photovoltaic  modules, solutions, and services, today announced it obtained Carbon Footprint Verification for the Company's solar PV modules from the British Standards Institution, a leading international standards and certification body. The Carbon Footprint Verification, which is based...
  • Iberdrola and Gamesa to complete wind farm in Kenya favicon Sun & Wind (5 days ago) - Wind Energy Iberdrola IngenierĂ­a, in a consortium with Gamesa, has completed the construction of its first wind farm in Kenya, the Ngong II project with an installed capacity of 13.6 MW. It was awarded by the state-owned Kenyan Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen) in...
  • More than 2,250 new jobs in British wind industry favicon Sun & Wind (5 days ago) - Wind Energy The number of people working in the medium and large-scale sectors of the British onshore wind industry, and offshore wind, has risen by 8 % in just over twelve months to more than 15,400 direct, full-time jobs, according to the trade association...
  • Ascent Solar Closes on $35 Million Financing favicon eSolar News (6 days ago) - THORNTON, CO --(eSolarEnergyNews)--Ascent Solar, a manufacturer of state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules, integrated into the Company’s new EnerPlex™ series of consumer products, announced today the closing of its previously announced $35 million financing. At closing, the Company issued (i) $32 million principal amount of senior...
  • Recharge Wrap-up: Tesla details factory expansion; Ford and SunPower raise money for Sierra Club favicon Autoblog Green (6 days ago) - Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Manufacturing/Plants, Solar, Ford, Volkswagen, Tesla Motors, Legislation and Policy Tesla has revealed the details of the upgrade of its Fremont, CA factory. One major change is the addition of a dedicated production space for the dual-motor P85D version of the Model S....
  • Flabeg FE delivered solar mirrors for Moroccan CSP project favicon Sun & Wind (6 days ago) - CSP The solar mirror manufacturer Flabeg FE GmbH delivered more than 530,000 annealed RP3 mirrors for the Noor I concentrated solar power (CSP) independent power project (IPP) in Ouarzazate, Morocco. 20.11.2014Read more about Flabeg FE delivered solar mirrors for Moroccan CSP project Log in...
  • Pilot production of HJT photovoltaic modules begins favicon Sun & Wind (6 days ago) - Photovoltaics Meyer Burger Research AG is starting pilot production of heterojunction solar cells in Hauterive in the Swiss Canton of Neuchâtel. Field trials will be used to optimise the cell coating process and bring it up to industrial maturity. This is expected to result...
  • Interview with Richard Kauffman: “It’s about availability of financing, not cost of financing.” favicon Sun & Wind (6 days ago) - Review Richard Kauffman is supervising New York’s entire energy portfolio, including the New York State Department of Public Service, the New York Power Authority, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), and the Long Island Power Authority. S&WE spoke with Kauffman...
  • Cranksgiving Returns to Solar One This Saturday favicon Solar One (7 days ago) -   Cranksgiving is an annual bike ride/scavenger hunt/food drive, helping to feed the hungry on Thaksgiving for the past 15 years. And unlike other, much more notorious holiday food drives, this one does not involve drinking (until the afterparty, of course), carolling or the...
  • SolarWorld and Enphase Energy Enter Global Strategic Partnership favicon eSolar News (7 days ago) - HILLSBORO, OR & PETALUMA, CA.--(eSolarEnergyNews)--SolarWorld and Enphase Energy announced today that they have signed a global strategic partnership agreement. Enphase is the world’s largest provider of microinverters, devices that convert direct electrical current to alternating current to enable most applications of solar electric power. SolarWorld,...
  • Trina Solar Signs 10 MW EPC Turnkey Solutions Agreement with Shamsuna Power in Jordan favicon eSolar News (7 days ago) - CHANGZHOU, CHINA--(eSolarEnergyNews)--  Trina Solar today announced that it has entered into an agreement for the design, build and operation and maintenance of the 10 MW Shamsuna Solar Project in Aqaba, Jordan with Shamsuna Power Company ("Shamsuna Power"). Foursan Capital Partners will hold a 85% stake...
  • Ford and SunPower Welcome Sierra Club as Newest Partner of National Drive Green for Life Program favicon eSolar News (7 days ago) - SAN JOSE, CA --(eSolarEnergyNews)-- The Sierra Club is joining Ford Motor Company and SunPower's  Drive Green for Life program to help more Americans move toward emissions-free driving. Drive Green for Life offers Ford customers who own electrified plug-in vehicles, including Focus Electric, C-MAX Energi Plug-In...
  • Scientists get to the heart of fool's gold as a solar material favicon ScienceDaily (7 days ago) - As the installation of photovoltaic solar cells continues to accelerate, scientists are looking for inexpensive materials beyond the traditional silicon that can efficiently convert sunlight into electricity. Theoretically, iron pyrite could do the job, but when it works at all, the conversion efficiency remains frustratingly...
  • Marks & Spencer Announces Plan to Install UK’s Largest Rooftop Solar Array favicon Inhabitat (7 days ago) - Marks & Spencer recently announced that it will be installing the UK’s largest solar roof by mid 2015 at its distribution centre at Castle Donnington. The roof array will be linked to one of Europe’s largest solar thermal walls, which when combined will make...
  • Acciona inaugurates its first wind farm in Costa Rica favicon Sun & Wind (7 days ago) - Wind Energy End of November, Costa Rican Vice President Ana Helena ChacĂłn formally opened the 49.5 MW Chiripa wind farm in Tilarán (Guanacaste). The facility is owned by a consortium consisting of Acciona EnergĂ­a (65 %) and the local group EcoenergĂ­a (35 %). 19.11.2014Read more about Acciona...
  • Deutsche Windtechnik acquires two Spanish service companies favicon Sun & Wind (7 days ago) - Wind Energy Deutsche Windtechnik Service GmbH & Co. KG has acquired two Spanish service companies: General Power Services S.L. (GPS) and Danowind S.L. The acquisitions are part of Deutsche Windtechnik's continued expansion of its service activities in Europe. The company already has contracts in...
  • South Africa’s New 96MW PV Plant is the Continent’s Largest Solar Power Facility favicon Inhabitat (Tuesday, 18 November) - South Africa is a historically coal-hungry nation, producing around 225 million tonnes of the stuff each year. But just two years ago, government leaders pledged to invest an incredible $5.4 billion in renewable energy, and the products of that investment are taking shape. The...
  • Canadian Solar Supplies Modules for Major Solar Project in Georgia favicon eSolar News (Tuesday, 18 November) - GUELPH, ONTARIO--(eSolarEnergyNews)-- Canadian Solar today announced that its modules will power a series of projects in Georgia totaling 5.1 MW with Atlanta-based solar developer and Engineering, Procurement and Construction ("EPC") provider SolAmerica Energy, LLC. As the sole provider of photovoltaic (PV) modules for these projects,...
  • Low-Cost Solar Panel Captures Four Times More Energy favicon eSolar News (Tuesday, 18 November) - LAS CRUCES, NM.--(eSolarEnergyNews)--Focused Sun of Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA (www.focused-sun.com) is planning to shake up the solar industry with an inexpensive module that captures four times more energy than a conventional solar panel of the same size. The module, called FourFold, produces both electricity...

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