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Japan anticipates clean energy will edge out nuclear power

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Japan anticipates that by 2030 clean energy such as solar and hydro will generate slightly more of the nation’s electricity than nuclear power plants. According to renewableenergyworld.com, clean energy sources will supply as much as 24 percent of Japan’s electricity in 15 years, while atomic power will account for as much as 22 percent, according […]

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April 29th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Wind | Read More »

MIT research team is turning salt water into drinking water using solar panels

Solar-powered desalination

By inexpensively turning salt water into drinking water using sustainable solar power, a team from MIT in the US has not only come up with a portable desalination system for use anywhere in the world that needs it, but it’s just won the 2015 Desal Prize – a competition run by USAID to encourage better […]

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April 28th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Technology | Read More »

Trina Solar sets new world record for high efficiency solar panels

Trina Solar world record

Trina Solar’s State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology of China has set a new world record for high efficiency p-type multi-crystalline silicon solar panels. According to Energy Matters, Trina says its test Honey Plus multi-crystalline silicon module attained a new module efficiency record of 19.14% with an aperture area of 1.515 m2. The […]

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April 27th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Tesla’s new home battery to solve one of solar power’s biggest problems

Tesla's new home battery

So far, specific details are thin on the new battery designed for home use that Tesla will unveil this month. But just based on what we do know, it’s a pretty big deal. The quest for a good battery that can store home-generated power is kind of like the holy grail for a renewable energy […]

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April 23rd, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Technology | Read More »

Solar soda bottles to light our streets

Solar soda bottle street lights

The streets of San Luis, Bogota, Colombia are now a little safer thanks to low cost solar-powered soda bottles. Costing just USD $70 to construct, the street lights use a 3 watt LED lamp, controller and battery pack powered by a couple of small solar panels. The protective casing used for the lamp is just a […]

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April 17th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

Turkish farms will use solar power to cover their own electrical demand

solar farm

Solar energy is about to power Turkish agricultural sector, which is among the most significant market sectors in the country. In the upcoming period, the most important innovation for the sector will be clean energy produced by solar panels. According to Daily Sabah Business, the aim is to use solar energy to cover all energy […]

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

Abeer Seikaly’s stunning woven refugee tents powered by the sun

Solar-powered tent

Award-winning architect and designer Abeer Seikaly has created a practical yet beautiful solution to the need for lightweight, mobile, and structurally sound shelters for disaster zones. According to inhabitat.com, the Canadian-Jordanian’s Weaving a Home project not only provides flexible, transportable shelter, but also incorporates water collection, solar power generation and solar water heating into the […]

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April 7th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

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 »

Oil downturn slows progress in bringing solar power to mines

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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 »

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 »

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