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Alternative Energy / Solar Energy

South Korea’s Hanwha Group Shifting Emphasis to Solar Power

South Korea’s Hanwha Group Shifting Emphasis to Solar Power

Oct 20, 2011 at 18:53 | Joao Peixe

South Korean Hanwha Group subsidiary Hanwha Chemical Corp., is retooling its emphasis to solar energy in a bid to capture a portion of the rising global market in solar energy…

Desertec: The World’s Most Ambitious Solar Energy Project Faces an Uphill Struggle

Desertec: The World’s Most Ambitious Solar Energy Project Faces an Uphill Struggle

Oct 18, 2011 at 07:34 | SciDev SciDev

Desertec is the largest solar power project ever conceived. It is designed to provide a significant portion of the electricity needs of participating countries in the Middle East and North…

Moving Beyond Solyndra: Vital Steps the Solar Industry Needs to Take

Moving Beyond Solyndra: Vital Steps the Solar Industry Needs to Take

Oct 14, 2011 at 07:43 | MasterResource

In Solar Energy Tough Love, I described the perverse impacts of government industrial policy on the solar energy sector in its vainglorious attempt to choose winners and losers.  That policy…

The Solar Industry is Thriving and Solyndra was the Exception Not the Rule

The Solar Industry is Thriving and Solyndra was the Exception Not the Rule

Oct 05, 2011 at 07:12 | Gloria Gonzalez

The bankruptcy of solar panel manufacturer Solyndra should not be used as an excuse to pull government support from a thriving US solar sector, according to solar executives. “A lot…

Google Increases Investment in Residential Solar Power

Google Increases Investment in Residential Solar Power

Sep 29, 2011 at 04:08 | Gloria Gonzalez

Google will spend $75 million to finance residential solar installations, raising its total investment in the clean energy sector to more than $850 million. The Mountain View, California-based search giant’s…

More Efficient Solar Energy

More Efficient Solar Energy

Sep 28, 2011 at 04:39 | Andy Soos

Solar power could be harvested more efficiently and transported over longer distances using tiny molecular circuits based on quantum mechanics, according to research inspired by new insights into natural photosynthesis.…

Falling Demand in Europe for Solar Energy Systems

Falling Demand in Europe for Solar Energy Systems

Sep 13, 2011 at 07:38 | Gloria Gonzalez

Conditions in the solar sector are deteriorating because of slack demand in key European markets, advisory and research firm Collins Stewart warned. The much hoped for demand recovery in Germany…

Solar Energy to be Grid Competitive in Europe by 2013

Solar Energy to be Grid Competitive in Europe by 2013

Sep 08, 2011 at 08:03 | Jess McCabe

Solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation will be grid competitive in parts of Europe as early as 2013, and across key European markets by the end of the decade, according to…

Solar Power Market Falling Through The Floor

Solar Power Market Falling Through The Floor

Aug 24, 2011 at 07:37 | Stuart Burns

“China Moves to Support Its National Champions as the Bottom Drops Out of the Solar Market” should be the title. As an FT article points out, the price of…

Solar Energy Facing Tough Love in Europe

Solar Energy Facing Tough Love in Europe

Aug 18, 2011 at 08:12 | MasterResource

Across the European Union, solar energy is facing tough love conditions as its feed-in-tariffs (FiT) face déjà vu in another round of reduction. Like in the classic Tale of…

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