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Wind and solar energy comprise 61% of 2015 capacity additions, gas contributes 35%

wind turbines USA

In 2015, the U.S. Energy Information Administration predicted that capacity additions would begin to slow, and from 2018 to 2024 the agency believes additions will average less than 4 GW annually. New capacity additions are slowing as efficiency and demand management techniques make new generation less necessary nationwide, and the new plants that are added […]

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January 12th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,USA,Wind,WORLD | Read More »

Material stores solar energy, releases heat on demand

solar material

Imagine if your clothing could, on demand, release just enough heat to keep you warm and cozy, allowing you to dial back on your thermostat settings and stay comfortable in a cooler room. Or, picture a car windshield that stores the sun’s energy and then releases it as a burst of heat to melt away […]

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January 11th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,Education,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

European Commission extends restrictions on Chinese solar panel manufacturers

solar panels made in China

The two sides were involved in a major dispute over trade measures on solar panels imported from China, before eventually reaching deals on minimum import prices and quotas on Chinese imports in 2013. The European Commission started an expiry review of the anti-dumping duties on imports of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) modules and cells from […]

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

France just granted the biggest photovoltaic power plant in Europe

solar plant France

The biggest photovoltaic power plant of Europe, having a power capacity of up to 300 MWp peak, which is the annual electric consumption of 300.000 people, was inaugurated on Tuesday to Cestas, near Bordeaux in France. According to Middle East News Service, a project worth 360 million euros run by Neoen, a company which five […]

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

Costa Rica after 257 days with almost 100 percent renewable energy

wind farm Costa Rica

Data from the National Center for Energy Control (CENCE) showed that Costa Rica went 257 days on almost 100% renewable energy. According to the Latin Correspondent, the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) reported that 98.82 percent of the electricity generated for domestic use came from renewable sources such as wind, geothermal, solar, biomass, and hydroelectric plants. […]

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November 20th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Biomass,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Wind | Read More »

Total global solar PV capacity will increase by 27% in 2015, despite policy changes says report

global solar PV capacity

A new report predicts that the global cumulative installed capacity for solar PV energy will hit 223.2 GW by the end of this year compared to 2014’s 175.4 GW. And this, says the study, is despite the anticipated declines in the annual installations of several key countries. According to Power Engineering, the report from research […]

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

MidAmerican is building the tallest concrete wind turbine tower

concrete wind turbine

MidAmerican Energy is planning to build the tallest land-based wind turbine in the country in Iowa. According to todesmoinesregister.com, the Des Moines-based power company will get the added height by building the wind turbine tower from concrete instead of steel, a first for the company. The extra 100-plus feet enables the turbine to capture more wind […]

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November 17th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,USA,WORLD | Read More »

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 »


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