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Perovskite Solar Cell Laser
2014-03-30 05:46:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Made from silicon, conventional solar cells are capable of converting 20 percent of the sun’s radiated energy into electricity. A new type of cell made from a mineral called perovskite has been refined to the point of 17 percent efficiency after just two years of development, and new research published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters has shown that these cells are also capable of emitting light energy – in the form of...

2014-03-28 08:21:53

MINNEAPOLIS, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a ground-breaking decision today, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) ruled in favor of solar as a cost-competitive energy source for Minnesota-based Xcel Energy. On the heels of a long competitive resource acquisition process, Geronimo Energy's Aurora Solar Project was selected by the PUC to fill a portion of Xcel's future generation needs. "We are very pleased to have been part of this unique process and to show that solar...

2014-03-27 08:27:34

1 GW milestone reached in less than 3 years BELMONT, Calif., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunEdison (NYSE:SUNE), a leading solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services announced today that they have shipped over 1 GW (gigawatt) of Silvantis(TM) Solar PV modules, making them one of the top 5 solar module manufacturers in the world. Growth was driven by strong demand for high performance solar modules from SunEdison's utility and commercial business groups and...

2014-03-27 08:27:26

The industry's first 'Ultra Low Speed' generator, for increasing swept area at low wind speed sites, utilizes BWP's ability to generate an exceptionally low cost of torque LOUISVILLE, Colo., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boulder Wind Power (BWP), a developer of advanced permanent magnet generators and full power converter technology for utility-scale wind turbines, announced an expansion of its product portfolio for onshore and offshore applications. Originally focused on developing...

2014-03-27 08:26:51

GUELPH, Ontario, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., has completed the sale of Little Creek, a 8.5 megawatt ("MW") AC solar power plant valued at over C$53.0 million to a BluEarth Renewables Inc. subsidiary ("BluEarth"). This is the first of four planned solar projects being...

2014-03-26 23:31:11

San Luis Obispo-based business offering an extensive line solar installation and repair services. http://www.electricraftinc.com/ San Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Substantial tax credits extended through 2016 and a decrease in the cost of materials, means now is a great time to start thinking about San Luis Obispo solar panels, according to Jeff Rudd at Electricraft, Inc. “It’s already 2014, so there are only a couple more years to take advantage of the tax credits for...

2014-03-26 23:30:09

Nuvation supports development of Ambri’s custom battery management system (BMS) to move their Liquid Metal Battery for electricity grid energy storage one step closer to commercialization. Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Nuvation Engineering has helped develop a battery management system (BMS) that will enable Ambri to demonstrate a large-scale prototype Liquid Metal Battery grid-scale energy storage system. Ambri’s revolutionary new battery chemistry consists of earth-abundant...

2014-03-26 23:23:00

Limitless clean renewable energy - Crowd Energy has launched a, first of its kind, Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to fund the construction and development of the Ocean Energy Turbine. Zephyrhills, FL (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Crowd Energy, having completed construction and successful testing of its first generation prototype of the Ocean Energy Turbine, has launched a major Kickstarter campaign on March 24 2014 to construct a second generation turbine and move the project to (SNMREC)...

2014-03-26 23:04:52

Advent to offer complete high temperature MEA product line East Hartford, Conn. (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Advent Technologies has acquired a license from BASF SE that grants the right to fabricate and market BASF’s high temperature membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) that are based on polybenzimidazole (PBI) membranes and gas diffusion electrodes (GDEs) developed by BASF. MEAs are used in commercially available systems such as micro combined heat and power, backup power, and battery range...

2014-03-26 20:20:52

- Heraeus highlights pastes for advanced cell designs SEOUL, South Korea, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit, an industry leading developer and manufacturer of silver metallization pastes for the PV industry will be exhibiting at this year's International Green Energy Expo in Daegu, South Korea from April 2(nd) through 4(th). Heraeus will be featuring their SOL9350 Series and the SOL325 Series, which are currently commercially available. Also...


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Incoming Solar Radiation Impacts By Various Weather Cycles
2012-07-23 11:19:47

The above image looks at the month of March for the three cycles known as Normal Phase, El-Nino, and La-Nina. The data was recorded for the city of Austin Texas. Remember this is just data for one month during these cycles. Normal: During this cycle incoming solar activity was upwards to 60% efficient for the month, producing enough solar energy that only 40% of the month would have not had strong incoming radiation. EL-Nino: This phase provided the area with an extended number of...

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