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Leonardo DiCaprio’s company is making ethical diamonds using solar energy

diamonds created with solar power

Diamond Foundry, launched last week, was founded by Leonardo DiCaprio with the goal of reinventing the $100B diamond industry from “mine to finger” by setting a new standard for social and environmental good. “I’m proud to invest in Diamond Foundry Inc. — reducing the human and environmental toll of the diamond industry by sustainably culturing […]

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November 16th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Moving to renewable energy would create millions of jobs, study finds

solar industry jobs

A new report has found that transitioning to a clean energy economy would be an economic boon to the United States, increasing employment, reducing costs to consumers, and benefiting investors. The report, from NextGen Climate America, showed that investment in efficiency, renewable sources of electricity, and fuel switching — such as moving from fossil fuel-powered […]

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November 12th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,USA,WORLD | Read More »

Trina Solar announces new efficiency record of 21.25% for multi-crystalline silicon solar cell

trina solar pv record

Trina Solar, a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions and services, today announced that its State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology of China has set a new world record for a high-efficiency p-type multi-crystalline silicon solar cell. According to a press release, the record-breaking p-type multi-crystalline silicon solar cell was fabricated on a […]

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November 9th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

50,000 battery packs to power Israeli thermal solar plant

solar thermal plant in Israel

50,000 lithium-ion rechargeable battery packs will be supplied by Tadiran Batteries to BrightSource’s 121 MW Shalim Thermal Solar Power Station in Israel. These batteries have been designed to last 25 years, even in harsh environments. Tadiran is a subsidiary of the better-known Saft Group. According to solarlove.org, BrightSource Energy, Alstom, and NOY Infrastructure & Energy […]

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October 19th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar Thermal | Read More »

How is the world’s first solar powered airport faring?

solar-powered-airport

As an airplane hovers over Cochin International Airport, one is struck by the dazzling array of reflective panels near the runway. Standing out in a field of green are more than 46,000 solar panels tapping the power of the bright sunlight and converting it into energy. Located in the southern state of Kerala, Cochin is […]

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October 15th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Aspen now running on 100% clean power

Aspen renewable energy

Aspen is the third American city to make the transition to 100% renewable energy. Following in the footsteps of Burlington, Vermont and Greensburg, Kansas, Aspen has disconnected itself from coal power completely and is running on a clean combination of wind and hydroelectric power. Diversifying Green Sources According to earthtechling.com, wind energy produced by four […]

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October 14th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Wind | Read More »

September – a great month for wind and solar energy in Scotland

scotland solar panels and wind turbine

According to a WWF Scotland analysis, wind energy capacity in the country generated enough electricity to power all Scottish homes on five out of the 30 days of September. Based on wind and solar electricity data provided by WeatherEnergy, WWF Scotland says wind turbines generated 563,835MWh of electricity, an increase of 82% compared to September […]

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October 13th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Wind | Read More »

Broken Hill mega-plant solar panels lift the roof

solar plant

The final panels on the biggest solar power station in the southern hemisphere will be installed at Broken Hill this week, paving the way for the plant to be fully operational by year’s end. The 53-megawatt solar plant, a partnership between AGL and First Solar, will work in conjunction with the 102MW Nyngan solar plant […]

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October 12th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Solar module efficiency: Panasonic says they topped SolarCity at 22.5%

panasonic solar panels

Panasonic claims to have toppled a world record for module efficiency announced a few days ago by SolarCity and will be demonstrating the new module at next week’s Solar Energy UK exhibition organised by PV Tech’s publisher, Solar Media. Last Friday SolarCity announced it had recorded 22.04% efficiency in a rooftop module from its pilot […]

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October 8th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Wind energy is now as cheap as natural gas

wind energy

Wind power is now comparable in price to fossil fuels, and solar is well on its way, according to a new report that confirms earlier predictions that renewables aren’t just the best option for the environment – they’re unequivocally the smartest long-term investment you can make on energy. The report, by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, […]

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October 7th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Wind | Read More »

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