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Alternative Energy / Solar Energy

Panasonic's New Process for Artificial Photosynthesis Looks Promising

Panasonic's New Process for Artificial Photosynthesis Looks Promising

Aug 03, 2012 at 18:08 | Brian Westenhaus

Tuesday the web started noticing that Panasonic has developed an artificial photosynthesis system, which converts carbon dioxide (CO2) to organic materials.  A quick review of the web site commentary…

Researchers Create the World's Most Efficient Solar Cell

Researchers Create the World's Most Efficient Solar Cell

Aug 01, 2012 at 17:13 | Futurity

Engineers have used inexpensive materials to create a solar cell certified at a world-record 7.0 percent efficiency.

New Transparent Solar Cell to Revolutionize the Solar Sector?

New Transparent Solar Cell to Revolutionize the Solar Sector?

Jul 23, 2012 at 17:17 | Brian Westenhaus

In the face of a string of intensely demoralizing federally backed alternative energy projects with Solyndra taking over a half billion dollars alone – solar panels seem to lead…

US Solar Can Compete with China with a Little Innovation

US Solar Can Compete with China with a Little Innovation

Jul 11, 2012 at 17:24 | Jen Alic

The US solar industry is undergoing some serious growing pains, with bankruptcies and mergers a necessary part of that process; meanwhile, competition from Chinese solar panels has many believing that…

Cities that are Paving the Way for an EV Revolution

Cities that are Paving the Way for an EV Revolution

Jul 05, 2012 at 17:37 | Climate Progress

Sixteen cities around the world have set a cumulative target to sell almost six million electric and plug in hybrid electric vehicles by 2020. If they reach this goal, EVs…

Getting Ahead in the Solar Energy Market

Getting Ahead in the Solar Energy Market

Jun 20, 2012 at 17:26 | Climate Progress

The solar industry has come a long way in recent years, but now companies around the world are grappling with a solar photovoltaic (PV) industry in rapid transition, with significant…

Rough Years Ahead for the Solar Industry

Rough Years Ahead for the Solar Industry

Jun 18, 2012 at 19:04 | Gary Hunt

Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s (BNEF) workshop presentation of its Q2:2012 outlook for photovoltaic panels has attracted a lot of attention.  Before the presentation BNEF leaked the workshop slides to Forbes,…

Investing in the Vast Solar Energy Potential of the Middle East and North Africa

Investing in the Vast Solar Energy Potential of the Middle East and North Africa

Jun 07, 2012 at 18:23 | Jen Alic

Arguably, the Middle East and North Africa are ripe for renewable energy investment, particularly in the solar energy sector and specifically in terms of concentrated solar power (CSP). Because it…

Looking at the Potential Trade War between the U.S. and China

Looking at the Potential Trade War between the U.S. and China

Jun 05, 2012 at 16:36 | Gary Hunt

It was no surprise that China responded to the US decision to impose countervailing tariff duties on sale of imported photovoltaic panels from China.  We expected more of a tit…

Thin-Film Solar Panels, Riding Out the Turbulence

Thin-Film Solar Panels, Riding Out the Turbulence

Jun 04, 2012 at 17:58 | Jen Alic

Thin-film solar is attractive for a number of reasons; from the fact that it is more environmentally friendly to produce, to the low cost of manufacturing these much lighter weight…

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