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2010-07-06 07:06:00

SHANGHAI, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: JASO), a leading manufacturer of high-performance solar power products, today announced the results of the Company's annual general meeting of shareholders, held on June 30, 2010 in Shanghai, China. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090309/JASOLARLOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090309/JASOLARLOGO ) JA Solar has obtained shareholder approval for the matter submitted at the...

2010-07-02 16:25:29

A new study by researchers at NYU School of Medicine found that UVA radiation damages the DNA in human melanocyte cells, causing mutations that can lead to melanoma. Melanocytes, which contain a substance called melanin that darkens the skin to protect it from the ultraviolet rays of the sun, are more vulnerable to UVA radiation than normal skin cells because they are unable to repair themselves as efficiently. "For the first time, UVA rays have been shown to cause significant damage to the...

2010-06-23 09:00:00

SKOKIE, Ill., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Samson, one of the oldest and largest contract roll forming companies serving the solar industry, announces that they will be exhibiting at Intersolar North America 2010 in San Francisco's Moscone Center West Hall from July 13-15, booth number 9752. One of the profiles that Samson Roll Formed Products will be displaying at the show is a Compound Parabolic Reflector, which is a component in a solar panel assembly. The reflector is a very thin-walled...

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2010-06-21 12:45:00

People who remain pale and never tan can blame their distant ancestors for choosing to live in the northern reaches of the globe and those who easily achieve a deep tan can thank their ancestors for living in the subtropical latitudes, according to Penn State anthropologists. "The variation of ultraviolet radiation, especially in the middle and high latitudes is great," said Nina Jablonski, professor of anthropology and chair of Penn State's anthropology department. "Tanning has evolved...

2010-06-15 14:31:53

The use of medications that increase sensitivity to the sun, combined with exposure to sunlight, appears to be associated with the risk of age-related cataract, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the August print issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Besides age, several risk factors have been identified for common types of cataract, including smoking, diabetes and hypertension, according to background information in the article....

2010-05-24 00:00:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Half the battle in knowing how to properly protect oneself from skin cancer is being able to separate fact from fiction. Unfortunately, some myths about tanning and sun protection are deep rooted and could mislead people into thinking that tanning is safe - when, in reality, nothing could be further from the truth. Now, a new survey by the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) sets the record straight on some of the most common myths...

2010-05-03 00:00:00

Hartford Earns Top Bragging Rights; Pittsburgh Fails to Make the Grade SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At first glance, Hartford, Salt Lake City and Denver might not seem to have much in common. But a new survey by the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) found these three cities outshine other U.S. cities in heeding dermatologists' advice on preventing and detecting skin cancer. The "Suntelligence: How Sun Smart is Your City?" online survey polled more than 7,000...

2010-04-06 12:12:00

SEATTLE, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Clean Power Research announced a groundbreaking update to their SolarAnywhere (http://www.solaranywhere.com) irradiance data service. The update enables solar irradiance forecasts up to a week in advance, free access to nationwide 1998 through 2007 data and licenses for more recent data. Hourly solar radiation, wind and temperature data are used extensively by industry and academia for site suitability analysis and system modeling. SolarAnywhere...

2010-04-01 08:15:00

NEW YORK, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Brooklyn based artist and inventor Adam Frank, is currently installing SUNLIGHT, a permanent, solar powered, public art installation made entirely of light. Each night, a projected sun rises on the face of The Minoru Yasui Building in downtown Denver. As the night progresses, the image climbs up to the top of the east facade. The projection continues throughout the night and sets as the real sun rises. This unique light mural, commissioned by the Denver...

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2010-03-16 13:03:58

NASA scientists analyzing 30 years of satellite data have found that the amount of ultraviolet (UV) radiation reaching Earth's surface has increased markedly over the last three decades. Most of the increase has occurred in the mid-and-high latitudes, and there's been little or no increase in tropical regions. The new analysis shows, for example, that at one line of latitude "” 32.5 degrees "” a line that runs through central Texas in the northern hemisphere and the country of...


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Incoming Solar Radiation Impacts By Various Weather Cycles
2012-08-22 13:30:39

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 Honolulu Hawaii, during the month of March. Remember this is just data for one month during these cycles. Normal: During this cycle incoming solar activity was upwards to 48% efficient for the month, producing less than 50% of the month which is due to the large amount of daily cloud cover that is seen on the island during the early morning and...

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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2012-05-12 09:22:57

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 3, 1994 at 11:59 AM EST and landed at Edwards AFB on November 14 at 7:33 AM PST. The shuttle orbited 174 times at an altitude of 164 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 4.5 million miles. The mission lasted 10 days, 22 hours, 34 minutes, and 2 seconds. This mission further advanced efforts to collect data about sun's energy output, chemical makeup of the Earth's middle atmosphere, and how these factors affect...

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2010-11-15 19:37:34

Sunglasses are protective eyewear designed to shield the eyes from damaging or discomforting sunlight and high-energy light. They can also work as a visual aid. The ultraviolet radiation from the sun can cause several serious eye problems and many healthcare professionals recommend eye protection. However, since the 1940s sunglasses have been associated with celebrities more so than eye protection. James Ayscough experimented with tinted lenses in the mid-18th century although they were...

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