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NRG Energy Acquires 4 megawatt solar project from Toshiba International

NRG Energy, Inc., one of the largest solar companies in the U.S., announced the acquisition of the 4 megawatt (MW ac) Spanish Town Estate Solar project on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) from Toshiba International Corporation (Toshiba). Once completed, the power will be sold to the U.S. Virgin Island […]

| July 22, 2014 | Leave Comment
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Yingli Green Energy to Provide PV Modules for Project in Hubei Province, China

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, the largest vertically integrated photovoltaic (“PV”) module manufacturer in the world, known as “Yingli Solar,” today announced that it will supply 3 MWs of PV modules to a demonstration project for distributed generation (“DG”) in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province in eastern China. The PV modules will be […]

| July 21, 2014 | Leave Comment
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Media Release

Silicor Materials Selects Port of Grundartangi in Iceland for First Large-Scale Solar Silicon Plant

Silicor Materials, Inc., the lowest cost manufacturer of high-quality solar silicon and a producer of aluminum by-products, announced that it has selected a site at the port of Grundartangi in Iceland for its first large-scale solar silicon production facility. “With significant quantities of material shipped and support from a global roster of satisfied customers, the […]

| July 21, 2014 | Leave Comment
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Solectria Renewables aquired by Yaskawa Electric

Solectria Renewables, LLC, a leading U.S. PV inverter manufacturer, and Yaskawa Electric Corporation announced that the companies have reached a definitive agreement whereby Yaskawa Electric will acquire Solectria Renewables through its U.S. subsidiary, Yaskawa America Inc. Solectria Renewables will continue to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary. Headquartered in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Solectria Renewables manufactures high […]

| July 18, 2014 | Leave Comment
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Featured Research

How new system could to the manufacture of cost-efficient batteries for energy storage

Chemists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have made a decisive step towards more cost-efficient regenerative fuel cells and rechargeable metal-air batteries. They developed a new type of catalyst on the basis of carbon, which can facilitate two opposite reactions: electrolysis of water and combustion of hydrogen with oxygen. A catalyst of this kind might make the […]

| July 22, 2014 | Leave Comment
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New research with spinach leaves could lead to efficient solar cells and energy storage systems

Biophysics researchers at the University of Michigan have used short pulses of light to peer into the mechanics of photosynthesis and illuminate the role that molecule vibrations play in the energy conversion process that powers life on our planet. The findings could potentially help engineers make more efficient solar cells and energy storage systems. They […]

| July 18, 2014 | Leave Comment
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Opinion & Commentary

Report: Trend indicates utility scale solar farms are fueling U.S. growth

Innovative Solar Systems, LLC is seeing a trend in the United States where large utility scale solar farms are adding jobs, adding tax base to states and helping the U.S. economy. It is no coincidence that companies like Innovative Solar Systems have expanded and are now primarily only developing and building solar farm projects that […]

| July 22, 2014 | Leave Comment
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Increasing battery’s storage capacity could allow laptops, electric vehicles to run longer

The lithium-ion batteries that power our laptops and electric vehicles could store more energy and run longer on a single charge with the help of a sponge-like silicon material. Researchers developed the porous material to replace the graphite traditionally used in one of the battery’s electrodes, as silicon has more than 10 times the energy […]

| July 21, 2014 | Leave Comment
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Featured Article

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ReneSola Modules pass module Type 1 fire testing for UL certification (UL1703)

| July 22, 2014 | Leave Comment

ReneSola successfully passed module Type 1 fire testing in the 1st try for UL certification. This achievement reflects ReneSola’s ability to differentiate itself from the competition by providing high quality solar products that meet rigorous safety requirements. UL 1703 requires PV systems or modules fire classification must match the minimum fire classification of the roof […]

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Solar PV Finance: Innovations in financing the next wave of solar power

| July 18, 2014 | Leave Comment

The US solar industry is tipped for huge, exponential growth in the next few years, representing an excellent investment opportunity and it’s not just utility scale projects! There is a huge potential distributed market set to disrupt traditional business models. ‘Solar is growing so fast it is going to overtake everything. It could double every […]

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SEIA Announces Mid-Atlantic Trade Show

| July 18, 2014 | Leave Comment

Solar Power Mid-Atlantic, co-sponsored by SEIA and the Solar Energy Power Association (SEPA) will take place in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Sept. 9 and 10, 2014. Following the success of PV America last month in Boston, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has announced a new, regional trade show. Solar Power Mid-Atlantic, co-sponsored by […]

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