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The Importance of Africa to Enel Green Power

Enel Green Power is playing a leading role in the development of renewable energy in Morocco, South Africa and eastern Africa, where rapidly-growing economies are stimulating energy demand.   Rapid population growth, abundant resources and a growing energy demand are the reasons why many African nations have chosen renewable energy to respond to their needs, […]

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GE Energy Financial Services, Pacifico Energy to build second solar photovoltaic PV project in Japan

GE unit GE Energy Financial Services is continuing its expansion into the Japanese solar photovoltaic (PV) market. GE Energy Financial Services is continuing its expansion into the Japanese renewable energy power market, completing its second solar project financing transaction with Pacifico Energy, a Tokyo-based utility-scale solar project developer and subsidiary of Virginia Solar Group. GE […]

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U.S. solar energy reaches a total of 16.1 GW of Concentrated Solar Power and Photovoltaic

As of the end of Q3, 2014, the U.S. was home to 578,000 individual solar installations on rooftops, parking lots, landfills, deserts and fields. This represents a cumulative 16.1 gigawatts (GWdc) of photovoltaic (PV) generating capacity and 1.4 GWac of concentrated solar power (CSP) capacity, up from 1.2 GWdc of PV and 0.4 GWac of CSP five years ago. […]

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Zimbabwe push toward solar power

Solar photovoltaic lamps offer rural Kenya residents more than light

The growing adoption of solar photovoltaic lamps in rural Kenya has seen mobile phone charging business operators lose customers.   The lamps that are gaining popularity in rural Kenya where electricity is largely unavailable have snatched business from mobile phone charging operators since families now charge their gadgets at home. Before the advent of the […]

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U.S. Energy Department offers funding opportunities to advance solar photovoltaic

Solar energy developers can tap into the more than $9 million in funding available through the federal SunShot initiative, the Energy Department said. The funding opportunity targets development projects aimed at improving the reliability and durability of solar photovoltaic technologies. “Eligible projects will examine the performance of PV modules and develop accelerated tests to better […]

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Hanwha SolarOne to Build 230 MW Solar Energy Factory in South Korea

Hanwha SolarOne, a top-10 global photovoltaic manufacturer of high-quality, cost-competitive solar modules, will build a new solar photovoltaic (PV) module factory in Eumseong, Chungbuk, South Korea. Hanwha SolarOne will invest $12 million to build the facility, which is scheduled to begin production in the second quarter of 2015 with an annual manufacturing capacity of 230 […]

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ReneSola Expands North American Solar Power Operations

ReneSola, a leading brand and technology provider of solar photovoltaic (“PV”) products, today announced the expansion of its North American operations into Canada and Mexico. The Company has opened new offices and warehouse facilities in Mexico City, Mexico and Mississauga, Ontario in Canada. Kevin Chen, President of Americas said, “ReneSola is expanding its North America […]

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New photovoltaic (PV) world record: Solar cell efficiency at 46%

A new world record for the direct conversion of sunlight into electricity has been established. The record multi-junction solar cell converts 46 % of the solar light into electrical energy and was developed by Soitec and CEA-Leti, France, together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Germany. Multi-junction cells are used in concentrator […]

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Energy Storage on the Grid

Renewable energy could take a significant leap forward with improved energy storage technologies

The use of renewable energy in the United States could take a significant leap forward with improved storage technologies or more efforts to “match” different forms of alternative energy systems that provide an overall more steady flow of electricity, researchers say in a new report.   Historically, a major drawback to the use and cost-effectiveness […]

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