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Finland’s largest solar power plant under construction in Oulu

Oulu solar plant

Finland’s largest solar power plant, comprising of 1,600 solar panels producing 420 kilowatts of power, will be built in Oulu on the roof of the local printing plant this spring. The northern city of Oulu is quickly making a name for itself as a pioneer in the use of renewable energy sources. According to yle.fi, […]

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April 1st, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

China plans massive solar power plant in space by 2050

solar energy from space

China wants to put up a solar power station bigger than the International Space Station in orbit at 36,000 kms above the ground by 2050. According to International Bussiness Times, the project would solve the energy crisis on Earth, the Chinese scientists behind the vision say. An experimental space solar power station is planned to […]

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March 31st, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Asia,WORLD | Read More »

Israel installs solar panels at parliament to save energy

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Israel has installed solar panels on the roof of its parliament building, creating what it calls the largest solar field of any national assembly in the world. According to phys.org, the office of the parliament speaker says energy generated from some 1,500 solar panels will provide 10 percent of the electricity used at the Knesset, […]

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March 30th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Asia,WORLD | Read More »

Oil downturn slows progress in bringing solar power to mines

solar panels

High oil prices spurred mining companies to look at renewable energy to cut their diesel fuel bills. With crude plunging, it’s a different story today. According to Bloomberg, an almost 50 percent drop in crude oil in the past year has pushed diesel prices lower, leading mines and other energy users to delay adding solar […]

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March 26th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Scientists create a new type of solar cell

new solar cell

Researchers at MIT and Stanford University have developed a new kind of solar cell that combines two different layers of sunlight-absorbing material in order to harvest a broader range of the sun’s energy. According to pddnet.com, the development could lead to photovoltaic cells that are more efficient than those currently used in solar-power installations, the […]

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March 25th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Technology | Read More »

World’s first solar-powered cricket stadium

Solar-powered cricker stadium

This year’s edition of the Indian Premier League in Bengaluru will be played on what the state cricket association claims is the world’s only solar-powered cricket ground. According to The Economic Times, the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) has commissioned a 400-KW solar plant to power the entire M Chinnaswamy stadium, except for the high-intensity […]

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March 24th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Australia’s biggest solar farm starts generating to the grid

Nyngan solar plant

The Nyngan solar plant in western New South Wales began generating power into the National Electricity Market, with the first of the 25MW completed to date feeding into the Australia’s main grid. According to Reneweconomy, far 350,000 solar PV panels have been installed by First Solar, with four times that much to be completed in […]

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March 23rd, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,BUSINESS,Market News | Read More »

Bring your innovative ideas to The Thin-Film Solar Awards Competition

thin-film solar awards

The Thin-Film Solar Awards Competition, which is open to anyone, is offering cash prizes, incubator sponsorship, and production support for those submitting great thin-film solar product ideas. Are you one of those people who’s always coming up with great ideas, even if you never do anything with them? Do you have a notebook full of […]

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March 20th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Technology | Read More »

JAM IN THE VAN, the solar-powered mobile music studio

solar-powered van

JAM IN THE VAN is a solar-powered mobile music studio and discovery platform that is set to travel over 10,000 miles this year. Housed inside an RV, it greatly differs from typical music studio setups and is able to hit the road in search of music to record. The one-of-a-kind platform was founded in 2011 […]

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March 19th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,USA,WORLD | Read More »

[VIDEO] Scientists use solar film to separate water into hydrogen and oxygen…without exploding

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Hydrogen powered cars are slowly accelerating in popularity with boosts from infrastructure development and car manufacturers. But getting eco-friendly hydrogen is still a bit of a challenge. Right now, a lot of hydrogen is produced through mixing steam and natural gas. An alternative to using natural gas is electrolysis, using an electric current to pull […]

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March 18th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

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