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  • 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

  • Call for Saudis to be a solar power

    The announcement by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia sent tremors through global energy markets. He said that the desert kingdom – the world’s biggest oil exporter – would, within 20 years, no longer be dependent on oil revenues and  ...


    By Climate News Network

  • A molecular approach to solar power

    Original story at MIT news. It’s an obvious truism, but one that may soon be outdated: The problem with solar power is that sometimes the sun doesn’t shine. Now a team at MIT and Harvard University has come up with an ingenious workaround — a material that can absorb the sun’s heat and store that ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • New possibilities for solar power

    Two Queen's researchers have contributed to a significant breakthrough in solar technology. Their research has led to a new solar photovoltaic thermal (PVT) system that generates both electricity and heat. Solar PVTs are normally made with crystal silicon cells which generate electricity, but little heat. Stephen Harrison and Joshua Pearce (Mechanical and Materials Engineering) designed and ...


    By FLS Energy

  • Around the world on solar power

    Swiss schoolteacher doing his part to change the world pulled his 'Solartaxi' up to the curb on July 22 at UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, the latest stop in his 50,000-kilometer, around-the-world drive to draw international attention to the present-day potential of alternative energy sources. Louis Palmer, who launched his journey last July from his hometown of ...

  • inAccess at Solar POWER-GEN

    Following its expansion of operations in US and the establishment of new offices in San Jose, CA, in view of forthcoming installations of inSolar platform, inAccess is exhibiting at Solar POWER-GEN, February 13-15in San Diego, CA.In its second year, Solar POWER-GEN offers a very informative conference and exhibition focused in the ...


    By InAccess

  • Solving problems with solar power

    How can the idea of a a programme like '10,000 solar roofs in ten years' become reality in the canton of St Gallen? Does solar energy have a future in Switzerland? Is there any ...


  • Solar power for the united nations

    The United Nations has shown by example how to conserve energy. A European company has installed the largest on-roof solar-power system in Africa atop the headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi . The 515 kWp solar-power system was connected to the grid on during the UN Global Ministerial Environment Forum meeting mow underway. This project has created the first ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Solar power to clean groundwater

    The US Environmental Protection Agency's Jared Blumenfeld (image), US Congressman Mike Thompson and Linda Adams, Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency have provided details about recent exciting energy conservation and cleanup accomplishments at the Frontier Fertilizer Superfund site in Davis, California. An electrical resistance heating system partially funded by the ...


  • Canadian Solar Announces New Powerful Solar Cell

    Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", "we" or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar companies, today announced its new ELPS solar cell technology boasting up to 19.5 percent cell efficiency for the monocrystalline and up to 18 percent for polycrystalline cells.Canadian Solar, one of the world's leading solar companies, will introduce its new powerful ELPS solar cell ...


    By Canadian Solar Inc. (CSI)

  • Ascent Solar to Exhibit at Solar Power International 2011

    Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ...


    By Ascent Solar

  • Canadian Solar Announces New Powerful Solar Cell

    Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", "we" or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar companies, today announced its new ELPS solar cell technology boasting up to 19.5 percent cell efficiency for the monocrystalline and up to 18 percent for polycrystalline cells.Canadian Solar, one of the world's leading solar companies, will introduce its new powerful ELPS solar cell ...


    By Canadian Solar Inc. (CSI)

  • ACWA Power secures 550MW of solar power in MENA

    The Saudi power & water company is paving its way as the leading solar developers in the Middle East and North Africa region with 550 MW of solar power secured this month. In the first 2 weeks of January, ACWA Power secured 350 MW of CSP in Morocco and 200 MW of PV in the United Arab Emirates. These latest achievements place the Saudi company as the leading solar developer in the region. In ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Are printable solar panels the future of solar power?

    "Despite places like Australia being bathed in sun, the cost of traditional silicon-based solar cells hasn't inspired people to buy, buy, buy," said Johnny Lieu at Mashable​. But new superthin, printable solar panels could bring the price of rooftop solar power down dramatically. Researchers at the University of Newcastle in Australia are testing solar cells that use electronic inks ...


    By Klean Industries Inc

  • Solar Power Installers Southern California Providing Solar Power for Home Use

    The increasing use of solar panels has led to the birth of several solar power installers southern California. It is very important for you to ensure that you are actually settling for the services of a reputed solar panel installer among them. You might as well be overwhelmed by the huge number of such installers in your area. However, do remember that you cannot exactly expect that all these ...


    By SouthernCaliforniaSolar

  • Eaton powers solar carport project

    Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton today announced it has collaborated with renewz sustainable solutions inc., of Montreal, Canada, to install its first Integrated Power Solution (IPS) solar carport in the United States, at the Simon Property ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Eaton forges ahead in solar power

    Eaton’s Electrical Sector has further extended its strong presence is the solar energy sector by supplying and installing complete BoS (balance of system) solutions for three major new solar energy parks (developed and owned by Lightsource Renewable Energy). The largest of the new parks, at Chittering in Cambridgeshire, has an installed capacity of 5MWp. The other two parks, at Great Knowle ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • PROINSO wins Solar + Power Award

    Solar Energy Company PROINSO has won a Solar + Power Award for a PV project in Kepulauan Riau, Indonesia. Established in 2009, the Solar + Power Awards (formerly the Solar Industry Awards) recognise innovative manufacturing and product approaches that have the potential to change the way we live. PROINSO was presented with the Rural Electrification award at a ceremony in Munich last Wednesday ...


    By Proinso USA

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