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Alternative Energy / Solar Energy

Making Photovoltaic Solar Cells More Efficient

Making Photovoltaic Solar Cells More Efficient

Sep 15, 2010 at 08:55 | Brian Westenhaus

The maximum use of incoming solar radiation relies on using the full spectrum of the light and infrared radiation. There’s a lot of power in the infrared – not something…

Solar Energy Provides a Breakthrough in Iron Production

Solar Energy Provides a Breakthrough in Iron Production

Sep 07, 2010 at 10:55 | Brian Westenhaus

George Washington University Professor Stuart Licht has developed a revolutionary carbon dioxide-free method of producing iron that could provide a breakthrough for an industry that has been using the same…

Darwinian Downsizing in the Solar Industry

Darwinian Downsizing in the Solar Industry

Sep 04, 2010 at 10:17 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The solar industry is suffering some 19th century Darwinian style competition, with Chinese manufacturers Suntech (STP) and Yingli Green Energy Holding (YGE) clearly dumping panels in the US and Europe…

Solar Power from the Sahara

Solar Power from the Sahara

Sep 02, 2010 at 10:30 | Andy Soos

Europe intends to import its first solar generated electricity from North Africa within the next five years, European Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger said in an interview last month. The European…

Solar Energy Still Has a Long Way to Go

Solar Energy Still Has a Long Way to Go

Jul 30, 2010 at 11:47 | Al Fin

Journalists from the mainstream media have been credulous cheerleaders for the wind and solar industries -- and for the faux environmental movement in general. Rod Adams takes the New York…

Captured CO2 to be Used as a New Fuel Source Using Solar Power

Captured CO2 to be Used as a New Fuel Source Using Solar Power

Jul 28, 2010 at 14:56 | Brian Westenhaus

George Washington University’s Dr. Stuart Licht and colleagues have published the first experimental evidence of their new solar thermal electrochemical photovoltaic (STEP) process, which combines electrical and chemical pathways…

Solar Powered Plane completes Night Flight

Solar Powered Plane completes Night Flight

Jul 15, 2010 at 02:59 | ISN Security Watch

This week’s record-breaking night flight by the Solar Impulse aircraft has been widely acclaimed, but few of us are ever likely to fly in such a plane. Swiss adventurer Bertrand…

Obama Announces $2 Billion More in Stimulus Aid for Solar Power

Obama Announces $2 Billion More in Stimulus Aid for Solar Power

Jul 07, 2010 at 04:05 | Darrell Delamaide

President Barack Obama announced nearly $2 billion in government loan guarantees for two solar projects, placing bets on both solar thermal and photovoltaic technologies. The two projects will directly create…

Solar’s Time in the Sun is Nigh, Say Financiers

Solar’s Time in the Sun is Nigh, Say Financiers

Jun 25, 2010 at 08:59 | Gloria Gonzalez

The focus of growth in renewables is likely to flip from wind to solar, as the falling price of the technology and equipment make it more competitive with other renewables,…

Solar Energy May Soon Get Much Cheaper

Solar Energy May Soon Get Much Cheaper

Jun 10, 2010 at 08:41 | Brian Westenhaus

Scientists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed a new solar cell that they hope will cost a tiny fraction of current production. The new cells consist of…

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