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Alternative Energy / Solar Energy

Could Political Instability Rule out North Africa as a Major Solar Energy Producer

Apr 12, 2011 at 08:13 | Economywatch

Higher oil prices are usually good news for clean energy because they make costly technologies like solar and wind less daunting to investors. But for one of the world’s most…

Middle East's Largest Solar Energy Project Secures $600 Million Financing

Mar 28, 2011 at 03:04 | Environmental Finance

Plans to build the largest solar power plant in the Middle East moved a step closer to reality after financing closed on the $600 million Shams 1 project in the…

Ten Predictions for Solar Energy in 2011

Jan 31, 2011 at 07:44 | David Caploe PhD

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Why Gulf Oil Producing Countries Should Subsidize Solar

Jan 26, 2011 at 07:38 | Jess McCabe

Solar photovoltaic (PV) would be more economically viable than oil-fired electricity generation in oil-rich Gulf states, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) said today. BNEF's research makes the case it is…

SunPower Closes First Publicly Rated Bond Issue for a Solar Project

Dec 20, 2010 at 11:29 | Mark Nicholls

US solar power firm SunPower Corporation has sold €195.2 million ($258.4 million) of bonds linked to a solar farm in Italy, which are understood to be the first such bonds…

Mexico's Incredible Solar Energy Potential

Dec 09, 2010 at 09:09 | Andy Soos

Ideally a location for the generation of solar power should have a relatively high level of solar insolation (ability to generate a significant amount of solar energy), a fairly large…

Solar Stocks to Soar?

Nov 26, 2010 at 09:20 | Jess McCabe

Solar stocks are too cheap, and a correction is on the cards next year, according to banking group Jefferies. “We have a view that this sector is oversold,” Bruce Huber,…

A Look at the Technology Behind Solar Powered Windows

Nov 20, 2010 at 10:42 | Andy Soos

Windows let in light and with the light solar heat. There are many forms of passive design control of windows to maximize the light, collect the heat, and maximize or…

Chinese Transform the Solar Industry at the Expense of Silicon Valley

Nov 15, 2010 at 10:45 | David Caploe PhD

A few years ago, Silicon Valley start-ups like Solyndra, Nanosolar and MiaSolé dreamed of transforming the economics of solar power by reinventing the technology used to make solar panels and…

The Coming Boom in U.S. Solar Farms

Nov 03, 2010 at 12:04 | Andy Soos

How large can a Photo Voltaic (PV) solar farm be? It, of course, depends, on the available land space and the efficiency of the solar cells involved. Sarnia Solar Facility,…

The World’s Largest Solar Plant

Oct 28, 2010 at 11:13 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Unfortunately, I know Blythe, California too well. This natural blast furnace is in a God forsaken corner of the state where I hunted jack rabbits as a kid, the Indians…

The Solar Boom in California

Oct 15, 2010 at 09:04 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

There is a gold rush of a different kind going on in California, the solar variety. There is a stampede by 49 alternative energy projects, including nine solar ones, to…

Improving Solar Cell Technology

Oct 14, 2010 at 08:19 | Brian Westenhaus

A team of researchers from North Carolina State University and the U.K. has found that the low rate of energy conversion in all-polymer photovoltaic solar-cell technology is caused by the…

White House to Install Solar Panels

Oct 11, 2010 at 10:45 | David Gabel

Coinciding with its push for more renewable energy development, the executive branch of the US federal government has decided to install solar panels on the White House. This is a…

Indium Shortage Creates problems For Solar Cell Manufacturers

Oct 08, 2010 at 10:55 | Professor Chris Rhodes

One principal advantage of thin-film solar cells is that they use far less (maybe 1/100th the amount) of the semiconductor materials that are required to fabricate first-generation solar cells. The…

The Double Play in First Solar

Oct 06, 2010 at 20:41 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

There is another angle to the solar play, which I bet you haven’t thought of. I have been arguing that companies like First Solar (FSLR) are great proxy for oil,…

The Potential and Future of Concentrated Solar Power

Oct 02, 2010 at 12:44 | Professor Chris Rhodes

Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) systems employ lenses or mirrors coupled with tracking systems to concentrate a large area of sunlight into a small beam, rather in analogy with the simple…

Google Getting Serious about Solar Energy

Sep 30, 2010 at 09:37 | Green energy Reporter

A leading solar technologist has joined Google,  a hiring that underscores how serious the search engine giant is about moving beyond the role of cleantech investor and eventually driving innovation…

A Look at Solar Planes

Sep 30, 2010 at 09:04 | Andy Soos

Boeing is one of the most recognizable names in the aviation industry, so when they come up with a new design it generates a great deal of attention and fanfare.…

Australia: A Haven for Solar Power?

Sep 22, 2010 at 10:56 | Green energy Reporter

Australia’s state governments are taking up the challenge of turning the country into a haven for solar power. The state of Victoria has committed AUD $100 million to the Mallee…

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