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Qatar Solar Energy Signs Landmark Agreement with Kazatomprom to Accelerate Qatar’s Renewable Energy Production

Doha, 1st July 2014 – Qatar Solar Energy (QSE), the largest solar technology development and manufacturing facility in the MENA region, has signed a landmark
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SunFields Europe, second quarter 2014, 900kW supplied

SunFields Europe finished the second quarter of 2014 after successfully completing the supply 900kW for various photovoltaic projects in Europe, mostly in UK and Portugal.
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Europe Clean Energies (ECE) starts construction on a 2 MW PV plant at Tsukuba Mirai (Japan)

Europe Clean Energies (ECE) has started construction on a 2 MW Photovoltaic power project located at the city of Tsukuba Mirai, Ibaraki Prefecture (Japan).
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Italy wants to Rob Solar Investors, Warns Photon Energy CEO

Photon Energy’s CEO Georg Hotar has strongly condemned Italy’s kleptomaniac decision to cripple equity investment and damaging the country’s reputation by introducing retroactive anti-solar measures.
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Annaul Photovoltaic Manufacturer Shipments, Capacity, Price & Revenue report

SPV Market and Research have recently released a report.
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Solar tracker project powering Woodchuck Hard Cider recognized with national award

A solar orchard powering Middlebury, Vermont’s Woodchuck Hard Cider won two honors at a national solar show.
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Qatar Solar Energy Signs Landmark Agreement with Kazatomprom to Accelerate Qatar’s Renewable Energy Production

Doha, 1st July 2014 – Qatar Solar Energy (QSE), the largest solar technology development and manufacturing facility in the MENA region, has signed a landmark
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Popular Scottish solar industry at risk from change in Government policy

84% of Scottish adults would be happy or unconcerned about living close to a solar farm, according to an exclusive new opinion poll published today.
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Bangladesh Receives $78.4 Million to Install an Additional 480,000 Solar Home Systems

The Government of Bangladesh today signed a $78.4 million additional financing to further scale-up support for the successful solar home systems (SHS) program of Bangladesh.
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2013 PV Inverter Supplier Rankings: Asian Suppliers Tighten Grip as European Leadership Weakens

The number of Asian companies appearing among the world’s 10 largest photovoltaic (PV) inverter suppliers doubled in 2013, with four from China and Japan appearing
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Applied Energy Technologies (AET) Meets Market Need with First-in-Kind Solar Inverter Mounting Kit

MAUMEE, Ohio – June 25, 2014 – AET (Applied Energy Technologies) is pleased to announce the launch of Rayport-I, an innovative Solar Inverter Mounting Kit
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SolarCity to Acquire Silevo

SolarCity has signed an agreement to acquire Silevo, a solar panel technology and manufacturing company whose modules have demonstrated a unique combination of high energy output and low cost.
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Green Power EMC Project to Boost Georgia's Supply of Solar Energy

Green Power EMC, the renewable energy supplier for 38 Georgia Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs), has reached an agreement to purchase the full output of a new 20 megawatt (MW) solar project planned for construction in southeast Georgia.
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China Merchants New Energy Group Increases Shareholding in United PV to 19%

Hong Kong, China, 20 June 2014 - United Photovoltaics Group Limited (“United PV” or the “Company,” stock code:00686.HK, whose largest shareholder is China Merchants New
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Belectric, First Solar Connect Three Utility-Scale Soalr Power Plants to UK Grid

Plants will generate 33.9 million KWH of Energy per year, sufficient to power over 10,000 homes
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Improved financing and securitisation can bring further down the cost of photovoltaics

As photovoltaics (PV) is fast becoming a mainstream source of electricity worldwide, financing and securitisation are crucial elements for a sustainable deployment of PV and future cost reduction.
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Improving a new breed of solar cells
Quantum-dot photovoltaics set new record for efficiency in such devices, could unlock new uses....
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Outdoor lighting using wind-solar hybrid renewable energy sources
As an outcome from the continuous hybrid renewable energy research, an innovative outdoor lighting system powered by a shroud-augmented wind turbine and a solar panel was installed in the Kuala Lumpur campus of University of Malaya (UM)....
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Stacked Electrodes To Make Solar Cells Wearable
Wearable solar cells are now one step closer to reality with the development of flexible and efficient solar cells based on stacked electrodes....
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Taking the lead out of a promising solar cell: Environmentally friendly solar cell pushes forward the 'next big thing in photovoltaics'
Northwestern University researchers are the first to develop a new solar cell with good efficiency that uses tin instead of lead perovskite as the harvester of light....
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New guidance on turning solar farms into biodiversity hotspots
Solar farms typically take up less than 5% of the land they are on leaving huge scope to develop protected habitats to support local wildlife and plantlife....
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Taking the lead out of a promising solar cell: Environmentally friendly solar cell pushes forward the 'next big thing in photovoltaics'
Northwestern University researchers are the first to develop a new solar cell with good efficiency that uses tin instead of lead perovskite as the harvester of light....
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New guidance on turning solar farms into biodiversity hotspots
Solar farms typically take up less than 5% of the land they are on leaving huge scope to develop protected habitats to support local wildlife and plantlife....
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Loughborough scientists come up with method of reducing solar panel glare
The glare from solar farms could be a thing of the past, thanks to scientists at Loughborough University....
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Research Finds “Tunable” Semiconductors Will Allow Better Detectors, Solar Cells
One of the great problems in physics is the detection of electromagnetic radiation – that is, light – which lies outside the small range of wavelengths that the human eye can see. ...
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New Sustainable Production of Electricity Using PV
BlackLight Power, Inc. Announces Sustained Production of Electricity Using Photovoltaic Conversion of the Millions of Watts of Brilliant Plasma Formed by the Reaction of Water to a More Stable Form of Hydrogen...
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Research Finds “Tunable” Semiconductors Will Allow Better Detectors, Solar Cells
One of the great problems in physics is the detection of electromagnetic radiation – that is, light – which lies outside the small range of wavelengths that the human eye can see. ...
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New Sustainable Production of Electricity Using PV
BlackLight Power, Inc. Announces Sustained Production of Electricity Using Photovoltaic Conversion of the Millions of Watts of Brilliant Plasma Formed by the Reaction of Water to a More Stable Form of Hydrogen...
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Dow Granted Patents for Photovoltaic Encapsulant Films Used in Solar Panels
ENLIGHT™ Polyolefin Encapsulant Films improve reliability and performance of PV systems....
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Organic solar cells more efficient with molecules face-to-face
New research reveals that energy is transferred more efficiently inside of complex, three-dimensional organic solar cells when the donor molecules align face-on, rather than edge-on, relative to the acceptor....
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PROINSO strengthens its position in the U.S. with a new sales office and distribution centre on the East Coast
The company’s international installer network also includes 389 qualified installers from the U.S....
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Organic solar cells more efficient with molecules face-to-face
New research reveals that energy is transferred more efficiently inside of complex, three-dimensional organic solar cells when the donor molecules align face-on, rather than edge-on, relative to the acceptor....
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PROINSO strengthens its position in the U.S. with a new sales office and distribution centre on the East Coast
The company’s international installer network also includes 389 qualified installers from the U.S....
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How to tap the sun’s energy through heat as well as light
New approach developed at MIT could generate power from sunlight efficiently and on demand....
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Simple, Cheap Way to Increase Solar Cell Efficiency
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found an easy way to modify the molecular structure of a polymer commonly used in solar cells. ...
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Small Size Enhances Charge Transfer in Quantum Dots
Single-particle study identifies possible path to improved conversion of sunlight to electricity in photovoltaic devices....
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Simple, Cheap Way to Increase Solar Cell Efficiency
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found an easy way to modify the molecular structure of a polymer commonly used in solar cells. ...
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Small Size Enhances Charge Transfer in Quantum Dots
Single-particle study identifies possible path to improved conversion of sunlight to electricity in photovoltaic devices....
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POPUP: Novel Organic Solar Cells
Future solar cells will be light and mechanically flexible. ...
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Solar cell degradation observed directly for the first time
X-ray examination shows structural changes in organic solar cells....
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Revolutionizing Solar Energy: Quantum Waves Found at the Heart of Organic Solar Cells
Researchers have been able to tune ‘coherence’ in organic nanostructures due to the surprise discovery of wavelike electrons in organic materials, revealing the key to generating “long-lived charges” in organic solar cells - material that could revolutionise solar energy....
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Solar cell degradation observed directly for the first time
X-ray examination shows structural changes in organic solar cells....
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Revolutionizing Solar Energy: Quantum Waves Found at the Heart of Organic Solar Cells
Researchers have been able to tune ‘coherence’ in organic nanostructures due to the surprise discovery of wavelike electrons in organic materials, revealing the key to generating “long-lived charges” in organic solar cells - material that could revolutionise solar energy....
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Loughborough academics support research into the viability of solar energy
Academics at Loughborough University are embarking on a million pound research project into the potential costs and benefits of solar energy in the UK....
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Two for one in solar power
A process that could revolutionise solar energy harvesting has been efficiently demonstrated in solution for the first time....
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UC's SmartLight More Than a Bright Idea, It's a Revolution in Interior Lighting Ready to Shine
The innovative solar technology "would change the equation for energy," according to UC researchers....
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Two for one in solar power
A process that could revolutionise solar energy harvesting has been efficiently demonstrated in solution for the first time....
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UC's SmartLight More Than a Bright Idea, It's a Revolution in Interior Lighting Ready to Shine
The innovative solar technology "would change the equation for energy," according to UC researchers....
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