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Graphene can be used to harness solar power

Graphene, which was discovered in 2004 by Manchester University scientists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, can help in harnessing solar power, some researchers believe. Researchers have long been trying to find potential applications for use of the lightweight, harder-than-a-diamond material. Now, a group of researchers from the University of Manchester and National University of Singapore […]

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Solar Concentrating, Electric Power Generation System Achieves Significant Breakthrough Results

Clean Enviro Tech (OTCBB: CETC Berlin: A1KB22, ISIN: US18452C1080, SYMBOL: SO3A) Solar Concentrating, Electric Power Generation System Achieves Significant Breakthrough Results With Redesigned Proprietary Heat Dissipation Technology Using Closed Loop Cooling Clean Enviro Tech (OTCBB: CETC) (BERLIN: A1KB22) (ISIN: US18452C1080, SYMBOL: SO3A) (www.cleanenvirotech.com), an emerging leader in the development and marketing of next generation lithium-ion […]

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NRG Solar Official Opens 66 MW Solar Energy Plant in California

Alpine is one of eight large-scale photovoltaic solar facilities owned by NRG. NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG), through its wholly owned subsidiary NRG Solar, announced that it will commemorate the opening of the Alpine Solar Generating Facility in Lancaster, Calif., at a ribbon-cutting event later this morning. Currently the largest fully operational solar facility in […]

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ABB to power one of Africa

ABB to power one of Africa’s largest photovoltaic solar plants and support renewables thrust $25 million order to supply electrical and automation system for one of the world’s largest single-axis PV power plants Zurich, Switzerland, May 2, 2013 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth around $25 million […]

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EU PVSEC 2013 in Paris, France, Provides Access to Emerging Markets and to the French-speaking World

The 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (28th EU PVSEC) will take place from 30 September to 04 October 2013 at Parc des Expositions Paris Nord Villepinte in Paris, France. The five-day Conference is complemented by the three-day Exhibition, held from 01 to 03 October 2013. The event will be held in a […]

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Kyocera Solar Inc. announces 127 megawatt utility-scale solar installation opens in Arizona with 25MW of U.S

Kyocera Solar Inc. today joined LS Power and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to officially open the Arlington Valley Solar Energy II (AV Solar II) utility-scale installation in southwest Arizona. Kyocera is providing 25 megawatts (MW) of proven, reliable solar modules for the 127MW photovoltaic (PV) installation; all Kyocera modules included in the project were U.S.-made. […]

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MidAmerican Solar and SunPower start major construction on world’s largest solar power

MidAmerican Solar and SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWR) marked the start of major construction at the Antelope Valley Solar Projects – two projects co-located in Kern and Los Angeles counties in California – with a community celebration. The 579-megawatt development will employ approximately 650 workers during a three-year construction period; generate more than $500 million in […]

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China emerges as world’s renewable energy powerhouse

China has increased its renewable energy use to meet its international commitments to tackle climate change, according to a report by the Australian government’s Climate Commission released Monday. The report, namely the Critical Decade: Global Action Building on Climate Change, showed the world’s two largest economies, China and the United States, are on the path […]

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Workshops to be held April 30 and May 1 for Palen Concentrating Solar Power Project Amendment

The proposed solar thermal project consists of two 250-MW concentrated solar power plants for a total of 500 MW. The California Energy Commission staff will hold a workshop for the proposed Palen Solar Electric Generating System amendment. When: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013, beginning at 11 a.m. Where: […]

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Morocco will launch tenders by the end of September for two concentrated solar power plants of 200 megawatts and 100 MW

NREL study values Concentrated Solar Power with thermal energy storage above PV

The US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL, Golden, Colorado, US) has released a new report which quantifies the value that concentrating solar power (CSP) with thermal energy storage can add to California’s grid. “Analysis of Concentrating Solar Power with Thermal Energy Storage in a California 33% Renewable Scenario” puts the value of […]

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