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Crowd-Funded US Rooftop Solar May Reach $5 Billion in Five Years

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

Crowd-Funded US Rooftop Solar May Reach $5 Billion in Five Years Crowdfunding may give the rooftop solar sector $5 billion worth of investments within five[...]
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Solar Frontier Sets Another Record for PV Efficiency

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by

Solar Frontier Sets Another Record for PV Efficiency In a joint research effort with the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Solar Frontier[...]
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Iowa Solar Tax Tripling Approved by State Senate

Posted on April 1st, 2014 by

Iowa Solar Tax Tripling Approved by State Senate A new solar tax legislation in Iowa was approved by the Ways and Means Committee that would[...]
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First Solar Seeking Growth as Desert Power Plant Market Dwindles

Posted on March 19th, 2014 by

First Solar Seeking Growth as Desert Power Plant Market Dwindles First Solar is preparing to set out its plans for growth as sales lag for[...]
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Austin Energy Buys PV From SunEdison at Possibly the Lowest Solar Rate of 5 Cents per Kilowatt-Hour

Posted on March 13th, 2014 by

Austin Energy Buys PV From SunEdison at Possibly the Lowest Solar Rate of 5 Cents per Kilowatt-Hour City-owned Austin Energy is about to sign a[...]
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Duke Acquires Two 20MW California Solar Farms From Infigen

Posted on March 10th, 2014 by

Duke Acquires Two 20 MW California Solar Farms From Infigen Duke Energy Corp., the biggest utility owner in the U.S., is acquiring two 20 MW[...]
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SunEdison Ponders on Massive PV Factory in Saudi

Posted on February 7th, 2014 by

SunEdison Ponders on Massive PV Factory in Saudi SunEdison is currently deliberating whether to develop a massive 3-GW vertically-integrated solar PV manufacturing plant in Saudi[...]
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Nineteen Countries Pledges to Form Africa Clean Energy Corridor

Posted on January 30th, 2014 by

Nineteen Countries Pledges to Form Africa Clean Energy Corridor Nineteen countries vowed to form an Africa Clean Energy Corridor to exploit the regions enormous renewable[...]
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Hot Nanotubes Aid Solar Panels Harness More Energy

Posted on January 22nd, 2014 by

  Hot Nanotubes Aid Solar Panels Harness More Energy Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists are testing solar cells with a layer of carbon nanotubes that[...]
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A new material for solar panels could make them cheaper, more efficient

Posted on December 13th, 2013 by

A unique solar panel design made with a new ceramic material points the way to potentially providing sustainable power cheaper, more efficiently, and requiring less[...]
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U.S. Solar Shines in Q3; Gains 35%

Posted on December 11th, 2013 by

U.S. Solar Shines in Q3, Gains 35% Solar developers have installed 930 MW of PV solar capacity in the U.S. during the third quarter, according[...]
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Self-Cleaning and Power Boosting Solar Panels

Posted on November 25th, 2013 by

Self-Cleaning and Power Boosting Solar Panels A new research by Zuobin Wang of Changchun University of Science and Technology (China), Jin Zhang of Xi’an Technological[...]
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Trina Solar Returns to Profit

Posted on November 20th, 2013 by

Trina Solar Returns to Profit Trina Solar Ltd., China’s second-biggest solar panel maker, has raised its shipment forecast and is now back to profit after[...]
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Underwater Kites That Can Harvest 64 Times More Power than Undersea Turbines

Posted on November 11th, 2013 by

  Underwater Kites That Can Harvest 64 Times More Power than Undersea Turbines According to David Olinger, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, tethered[...]
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Shunfeng to Buy Suntech

Posted on November 7th, 2013 by

Shunfeng to Buy Suntech Once a leader in the PV industry, Chinese solar PV module manufacturer Suntech has declared bankruptcy last March and announced in September[...]
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South Africa Approves $3.3 Billion for 17 Clean Energy Projects

Posted on November 6th, 2013 by

South Africa Approves $3.3 Billion for 17 Clean Energy Projects South Africa approved 33.8 billion rand ($3.3 billion) for 17 clean energy projects in the[...]