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Like A Hall Of Mirrors, Nanostructures Trap Photons Inside Ultrathin Solar Cells

Tom Abate | Stanford Engineering In the quest to make sun power more competitive, researchers are designing ultrathin solar cells that cut material costs. At the same time they're keeping these thin cells efficient by sculpting their surfaces...

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2014-04-23 20:21:12

HONOLULU, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new opinion poll reveals that Hawaiian Electric (HECO) has a significant public image problem: an overwhelming number of Hawaii residents (94%) support more rooftop solar, and 90% believe that HECO is slowing rooftop solar to protect its profits. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130828/SF71040LOGO The poll confirms that most residents are very familiar with and supportive of rooftop solar; a third have family members with...

2014-04-23 12:23:43

MUNICH, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intersolar Europe -- Munich, June 4-6, 2014 -- This year's Intersolar Europe Conference kicks off with the Global Market Outlook for Photovoltaics 2014-2018, presented by the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA). The report, which details the development of the world's photovoltaics markets, was created with the support of Intersolar Europe. On June 2, 2014, the report marks the opening of the Intersolar Europe Conference and also...

2014-04-22 23:13:23

Discover Solar, an online and offline solar lead generation platform connecting homeowners with discounted bids from trusted companies for solar panel installation and solar lease financing, announced a strong first quarter performance in 2014. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Launched in December 2013, http://www.discoversolar.org encourages solar technology by reducing the cost to install solar in households by comparing competitive price quotes from multiple solar installers.This...

2014-04-22 23:07:44

In celebration of Earth Day – and as a way to encourage the widespread use of non-polluting energy sources – The Climate Group and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) have teamed up to create a Facebook campaign designed to accelerate the adoption of solar energy in the United States. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 In celebration of Earth Day – and as a way to encourage the widespread use of non-polluting energy sources – The Climate Group and the Solar Energy...

2014-04-22 16:23:15

Intersolar North America Expands Energy Storage Exhibition Segment, Unveils Conference Sessions Dedicated to the Latest Innovations and Market Policies SAN FRANCISCO, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intersolar North America, the most attended industry exhibition and conference in North America for solar professionals to exchange information and develop business opportunities, is expanding its focus on energy storage for the 2014 event. Intersolar North America exhibition will feature a host of...

2014-04-22 08:24:54

NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced a $5 million impact investment in Little Sun, creators of portable, solar-powered lamps designed by co-founders: artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen. The company works with local entrepreneurs to sell its lamps to households where electricity is scarce or unavailable, at prices that are affordable to families currently using costly and toxic kerosene for their lighting. Little...

2014-04-22 08:24:50

GUELPH, Ontario, April 22, 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 it has been awarded a module supply agreement to provide 43MW of photovoltaic ("PV") modules to the second largest solar power plant project in Japan. "We are proud to announce this large module supply agreement to provide our high efficiency modules to the second largest solar power...

2014-04-22 08:24:35

ALBANY, New York, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Green Energy (Solar PV, Wind energy, Hydroelectric power, Bio-fuels, Geothermal energy) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the global green energy market is projected to have a market size of USD 831.99 billion by 2019. This growth is estimated to come at a CAGR of 8.3% from 2013 to 2019....

2014-04-21 16:22:13

Adopts SAPC Industry Working Group Residential and Commercial Standards NEW YORK, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercatus, Inc., the leading enterprise level investment analysis and decision making platform for solar energy investors, has formally adopted the Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) Working Group standard contract documents for both residential and commercial solar. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE)'s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) convened the SAPC...

2014-04-21 08:21:40

WALNUT, Calif., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunvalley Solar, Inc. (SSOL), a leading solar power technology and solar system integration company, announced today that it has been awarded a new 1,122KW solar system installation contract from Wreden Ranch in Handord, CA. The 1,122KW contract is for a system capable of generating 2,096,352Wh of electrical power annually. The system utilizes 3,740 pieces of high-efficiency 300-watt poly-crystalline solar panels. "This is definitely a...


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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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