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SPI 2014 – LG debuts new AC Solar Module for max performance, plus installation flexibility

Led by new integrated, max-performing AC-powered solar modules, LG Electronics USA is exhibiting a host of solutions from the LG Mono X® monocrystalline module series. At the Solar Power International (SPI) Expo 2014, LG is displaying new solar module upgrades, combining a new level of performance and flexibility for both home and business owners seeking […]

| October 22, 2014 | Leave Comment
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SPI 2014 – Unirac Partners with Enphase Energy to Eliminate Copper Wires and Grounding Lugs

Unirac, Inc., a Hilti Group Company, announces a new milestone in the continued evolution as the leading provider of high quality, competitive PV mounting solutions in North America. Today, Unirac’s SolarMount system becomes the first residential PV mounting system in North America to provide a revolutionary grounding and bonding process listed to UL2703 that eliminates […]

| October 22, 2014 | Leave Comment
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SolarCity at It Again, Offers $200 Million in Bonds to Investors – Bloomberg

SolarCity Corp. is offering retail investors as much as $200 million in bonds that will be paid through revenue the company receives for selling electricity. SolarCity is offering the notes through its website, the San Mateo, California-based company said today in a statement. Investors can purchase them in increments of $1,000 with rates from 2 […]

| October 16, 2014 | Leave Comment
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Chile approves 49-MW solar project in Atacama — SeeNews

Chile’s environmental committee for the northern Atacama region has approved a 48.9-MW photovoltaic project of real estate company Inmobiliaria e Inversiones Los Coihues SA, according to a resolution published Oct. 14th-2014.

| October 16, 2014 | Leave Comment
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Solaria signs PPAs for 20 MWp of solar plants in Uruguay — SeeNews

Spanish solar panel maker Solaria Energia (BME:SLR) said Tuesday it had signed two power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Uruguay’s state-owned utility UTE for two photovoltaic plants of 10 MWp each. Solaria’s Yarnel and Natelu projects will be developed in Rio Negro and Soriano departments, respectively, in the cities of Young and Mercedes.

| October 16, 2014 | Leave Comment
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Greenwood Energy, ILIOSS and Schneider Partnership To Provide Distributed Solar To Mexican Businesses

Greenwood Energy and ILIOSS have announced a partnership with Schneider Electric to sell power from 250 megawatts (MW) of new distributed solar energy installations to commercial customers across Mexico based on the recent Mexican Energy Reform. Under the agreement, Greenwood-ILIOSS will finance and build the solar arrays at commercial locations across the country and will […]

| October 16, 2014 | Leave Comment
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Research News

EPC Firms Specialized in Renewable Energy Will Need To Shape Up Or Get Left Behind

Companies dealing with engineering, procurement, and construction — handily shortened to EPC — will need to adapt to the new economic realities of the renewable energy industry or face lacklustre returns, according to a new report published by Bloomberg New Energy Finance and commissioned by CohnReznick. The new report (PDF), The Evolving Landscape for EPCs […]

| October 16, 2014 | Leave Comment
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Stressed Out: Research Sheds New Light on Why Rechargeable Batteries Fail

Pity the poor lithium ion. Drawn relentlessly by its electrical charge, it surges from anode to cathode and back again, shouldering its way through an elaborate molecular obstacle course. This journey is essential to powering everything from cell phones to cordless power tools. Yet, no one really understands what goes on at the atomic scale […]

| October 16, 2014 | Leave Comment
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Fuel cell-powered mobile lights tested, proven, ready for commercial use

Mobile lighting systems powered by hydrogen fuel cells are cleaner, quieter and now have a proven track record in applications such as nighttime construction, sports and entertainment events and airport operations, making them ready for commercialization and broader use. That’s the conclusion reached by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories and others after a multiyear project […]

| October 16, 2014 | Leave Comment
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Should we brace for another global polysilicon overcapacity?

Global polysilicon manufacturing capacity is expected to rise to 481,000 tonnes in 2018, surpassing even the upper end of demand projections for 416,000 tonnes, a new report indicates. GTM Research said in a report that the industry may once again face polysilicon overcapacity as early as 2016. An estimated minimum of 60 GW of photovoltaic […]

| October 16, 2014 | Leave Comment
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Three Reasons Solar Energy Will Outshine Fossil Fuels In Mexico

When Mexico reformed its energy markets to attract foreign investment, analysts focused bullish outlooks on natural gas and petroleum. And without a doubt, the country will attract billions in new fossil fuel projects. Mexico is in a difficult position. Combine high prices for imported natural gas, limited hydropower and coal resources, creaky grid infrastructure, limited […]

| October 16, 2014 | Leave Comment
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How to make a “perfect” solar panel

The key to creating a material that would be ideal for converting solar energy to heat is tuning the material’s spectrum of absorption just right: It should absorb virtually all wavelengths of light that reach Earth’s surface from the sun — but not much of the rest of the spectrum, since that would increase the […]

| October 13, 2014 | Leave Comment
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