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New Breakthrough Could Slash Solar Prices To New Lows

New Breakthrough Could Slash Solar Prices To New Lows

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How The Sahara Could Power The Entire World

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Alternative Energy / Solar Energy

Sunny Dubai to Make Large Investment in Solar Power

Sunny Dubai to Make Large Investment in Solar Power

Jan 18, 2012 at 18:23 | John Daly

The Middle East has two things in abundance – oil and sunshine. Seeking to capitalize on the latter, Dubai’s Supreme Council of Energy has presented plans for the 1,000…

The Different Ways in Which Solar Energy can Power the World

The Different Ways in Which Solar Energy can Power the World

Jan 17, 2012 at 20:08 | Tom Murphy

Who hasn’t enjoyed heat from the sun? Doing so represents a direct energetic transfer—via radiation—from the sun’s hot surface to your skin. One square meter can catch about 1000 W,…

Investing in solar power in - Russia?

Investing in solar power in - Russia?

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:46 | John Daly

Investing in Russia since the 1991 collapse of Communism has always attracted a different breed of financier, with the most basic requirement being a cast-iron stomach. For those brave enough…

How the Sunflower can Revolutionise Solar Power Plants

How the Sunflower can Revolutionise Solar Power Plants

Jan 11, 2012 at 17:24 | James Burgess

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants are probably the most technologically advanced and efficient form of generating solar energy on a large scale. Currently there are only a handful in the…

Who Will Survive the Coming Solar Energy Meltdown

Who Will Survive the Coming Solar Energy Meltdown

Jan 11, 2012 at 17:14 | MasterResource

“Without these subsidies … ‘On-grid PV,’ would be virtually non-existent. It only exists because the solar industry lobbied government officials to compel citizens to purchase this otherwise non-economic energy source.”…

BP Closes its Solar Business After 40 Years

BP Closes its Solar Business After 40 Years

Jan 07, 2012 at 08:53 | Energy Digital

After 40 years, BP exits its solar business in the face of fierce competition. Are they to blame? If "BP" is short for Beyond Petroleum, it will have to change…

World's Largest Solar Park Comes Under Fire From Ukranian Tabloid

World's Largest Solar Park Comes Under Fire From Ukranian Tabloid

Jan 01, 2012 at 20:41 | John Daly

Austrian solar company Activ Solar GmbH has completed the final and fifth 20 megawatt phase of the photovoltaic Perovo Solar Power Park, bringing the facility’s capacity to 100 megawatts. According…

Solar Breakthrough: Cheap Quantum Dot Solar Paint

Solar Breakthrough: Cheap Quantum Dot Solar Paint

Dec 27, 2011 at 11:25 | John Daly

Researchers have reduced the preparation time of quantum dot solar cells to less than an hour by changing the form to a one-coat quantum dot solar paint.  How?

Seeking to Circumvent Possible U.S. Trade Sanctions, China Buys Hawaiian Solar Company

Seeking to Circumvent Possible U.S. Trade Sanctions, China Buys Hawaiian Solar Company

Dec 23, 2011 at 20:45 | John Daly

Chinese investment in the U.S. economy up to now has been primarily in the form of U.S. Treasury bills. But, reading the U.S. press and conservative calls for punitive…

Italy Overtakes Germany as the Largest Solar Market in the World

Italy Overtakes Germany as the Largest Solar Market in the World

Dec 20, 2011 at 12:46 | James Burgess

According to Dr. Henning Wicht, director and principal analyst for photovoltaics at IHS (a global information and analysis provider), "propelled by residential and institutional investors who support green initiatives as…

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