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Broken Hill mega-plant solar panels lift the roof

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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 »

SolarCity says it has created the world’s most efficient solar panel

solarcity solar panels

SolarCity, the sun-powered startup founded by Elon Musk’s cousins Lyndon and Peter Rive, announced that it has created the world’s most efficient solar panel, with a 22 percent module-level efficiency. Bright, a startup out of Y Combinator that installs solar panels in Mexico, agreed that if SolarCity’s new panel is indeed producing a 22 percent […]

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October 5th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Clean energy outdoes coal in the UK

renewable energy UK

According to the data released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, renewables produced more power than coal plants for full three-month period for the first time in the United Kingdom. The government statistics reveal that over the second quarter of 2015 the total share of electricity generation that came from renewable sources increased to […]

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September 28th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Wind | Read More »

The beauty of solar technology: Solar PV Flamingos

solar PV flamingos

The flamingos at the Tracy Aviary in Salt Lake City are now neighbors with two large pink Spotlight-Solar-made installations featuring solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, which are intended to resemble the flamingos themselves, presumably. According to Solar Love, the installation also serves, of course, as a show of Tracy Aviary’s interest in renewable energy, and solar […]

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August 10th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Solar PhotoVoltaics,USA,WORLD | Read More »

Butterflies inspire new technology for better solar panels

cabbage white butterfly inspire solar technology

The Cabbage White Butterfly, also known as the Cabbage Moth, is the bane of farmers and vegetable garden ownerers. However, some of its attributes may lead to more efficient solar panels. Cabbage Whites are able take flight before other butterflies on cloudy days – and it’s all in the unique way they use their wings. […]

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August 3rd, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Two giant Israeli solar plants to provide nearly 2 percent of the country’s electricity

solar power plants Israel

Las week, Israel inked a $1 billion deal to build what will become the second 121-megawatt solar power plant under construction on a swath of country’s southern Negev desert. When completed in early 2018, the two plants, along with a smaller 30-megawatt photovoltaic plant slated for the site, will provide 2 percent of the country’s […]

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July 21st, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Dubai installed solar “palm trees” that charge phones at parks and beaches

solar palm trees

Dubai has recently installed “Smart palms” that store solar energy during the day and discharge power at night. According to Fast Coexist, Smart Palm, the company, has set up two so far—one on Surf Beach, another in a park near the waterfront. It plans to plant them in 103 locations under a contract with the […]

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

Charge your phone in 2.5 hours with this paper thin solar charger

paper thin solar charger

Solar technology is getting better and better, with a new Kickstarter campaign having been started for “Solar Paper”, which is touted as the world’s smallest solar chargers. According to Tech Times, the chargers are available in four different models, with each offering different wattages, and the creators say that in the sun, the devices can […]

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

South Korea ingeniously uses solar panels to cover bike lane and shade bikers

Solar-Powered-Bike-Lane

Over the past five years, the solar energy community has seen major innovation in solar panels. First, the new solar panels are efficiently made to look like windows. As a result of the new design, there’s been a dramatic decrease in solar panel sludge, a waste pollutant left behind from solar panel creation that solar […]

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

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