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    Blades of Grass Advance Organic Solar Research

    Using a bio-mimicking analog of one of nature’s most efficient light-harvesting structures, blades of grass, an international research team led by Alejandro Briseno of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has taken a major step in...
  • The SunSpec Alliance Energy Storage Workgroup, in conjunction with the MESA Standards Alliance, announced the fruit of its first work

    SunSpec Energy Storage Models Announced Today

    Over 12 Companies and two industry alliances collaborate on new SunSpec Energy Storage Models to be announced today at Energy Storage N.A. in San Jose, California (US). Energy Storage is entering the storming and norming phase of market growth. An...
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  • 12 MWp solar farm located in Alresford, Hampshire OPDE

    OPDE Gains Approval for 10.8MWp Solar Farm in the UK

    OPDE, a multinational solar company specialising in the development, investment, construction and operation of solar photovoltaic plants, has obtained planning consent for a new 10.8 MWp solar farm located near the town of Crewkerne in Somerset...
  • JA Solar advances energy conversion efficiency
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  • Borrego breaks ground for PV

    Houghton College Breaks Ground on 2.5MW Solar Installation

    Houghton College in New York (US) today announced that it has broken ground on a 2.5-megawatt (MW) solar energy installation that will provide more than half of the school’s electricity consumption and reduce its energy costs by...
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  • Schools can save by going solar

    New York Schools Could Save Big by Going Solar

    Bolstered by the NY-Sun initiative, as well as by New York (US) Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s continued commitment to renewable energy, New York’s K-12 schools could save a nearly a half a billion dollars over 30 years by utilizing solar energy,...
  • TASC prefers net metering to VOST

    IRS to Review Tax Implications of Value of Solar Tariffs

    The Alliance for Solar Choice announced that the filing of an Information Letter Request with the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) this week is drawing more attention to the negative tax implications of Value of Solar Tariffs...
  • Japanese PV market set for growth

    Japanese Government Policy Boosts Solar PV Market

    Japan will be adding a total of 8 Gigawatts (GW) to its solar Photovoltaic (PV) installations in 2014, with just over 5.1GW coming online in the second half of the year, driven by initiatives from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI),...
  • Scatec solar power plant in South Africa

    Ray of Hope for South Africa's Small Solar Developers

    South Africa has raised the hopes of small solar PV developers with projects of less than 5MW, after proposing a dedicated fund to enable them meet their capital expenditure. The Department of Energy has also announced changes to the procurement...
  • Obama Administration boosts solar

    White House Announces Commitments to Boost Solar Deployment

    The US White House announced a series of public and private sector commitments and executive actions to advance solar deployment and promote energy efficiency. The executive announcements will cut carbon pollution by nearly 300 million metric tons...
  • Solar System Boston by Mapdwell

    Boston Maps Solar Potential on Over 127,000 Buildings

    The Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts (US), Martin J. Walsh, launched Solar System Boston, a new map that enables homeowners and businesses to quickly and easily understand their roof’s solar potential and installation cost estimates....
  • Monetising the value of energy efficiency

    Energy Efficiency, A Hidden Fuel According to IEA Report

    The benefits of energy efficiency go well beyond the simple scaling back of energy demand, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) published today. In a study that reframes the discussion about the so-called...
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