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  • This drawing demonstrates how solar cells cool themselves by shepherding away unwanted thermal radiation The pyramid structures made of silica glass provide maximal radiative cooling capability Credit L Zhu, Stanford University

    Self-cooling Solar Cells with Layer of Silica Glass

    Scientists may have overcome one of the major hurdles in developing high-efficiency, long-lasting solar cells—keeping them cool, even in the blistering heat of the noonday Sun. By adding a specially patterned layer of silica glass to the...
  • EthoSolar Blue Heron Stables Solar Project

    EthoSolar Completes First of 33 Solar Projects in Canada

    EthoSolar is completing a roof mount solar project this week at Blue Heron Stables in Minesing, Ontario (Canada). This photovoltaic (PV) solar system involved the installation of 100 kW AC of solar panels on two buildings through the Ontario...
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  • Power optimizers track the MPP at the module level, effectively mitigating mismatch effects

    DC Power Optimizers: Module-level power electronics

    With the PV market experiencing significant growth across the world, new technologies are continuously being developed to increase system performance and return on investment (ROI) for project owners. One of the most rapidly expanding...
  • Rice University - one-step process etches nanopyramids, creates black silicon

    One-Step Chemical Method Creates Black Silicon

    Scientists at Rice University, Houston, Texas (US), have developed a one-step copper-assisted chemical process to create black silicon by etching nanoscale inverted pyramids, smaller than the wavelength of light, into silicon wafers. The highly...
  • Rhome for Dencity house takes top prize in Solar Decathlon Europe 2014

    Team Rhome Wins Solar Decathlon Europe 2014

    Team Rhome from Universitá Degli Studi di Roma TRE is the overall winner of Solar Decathlon Europe 2014. The team’s Rhome for Dencity house received first place overall in the final award ceremony of the competition in Versailles,...
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  • US government says solar is on the rise

    US Government Forecasts Big Gains for Solar Energy

    A new report issued by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicts that most new electric generation capacity in the United States through 2040 will come from natural gas and renewable energy.  Of the 83 gigawatts (GW) of...
  • WTO trade ruling to curb cost reduction measures in US solar industry

    World Trade Organisation Rules on US/China Trade Dispute

    A ruling by World Trade Organisation (WTO) judges yesterday will have long-term effects on the solar industry in the US and abroad. The WTO ruled that the US was not playing by the rules when it imposed hefty duties on solar panels from Chinese (as...
  • Iowa Supreme Court decision upholds solar option
  • The UK is now the leading solar market in Europe

    Change in Funding is Driving UK Market to Another Record Year

    During the first half of 2014, the UK solar photovoltaic (PV) industry deployed 1.47 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity, which exceeds the amount of new capacity added during 2013,which was itself a record year for the UK solar PV industry. The UK is...
  • The 2014 US China Solar Trade Dispute Status, Strategies and Market Impacts
  • SEIA states that new tariffs on Chinese solar will only increase costs

    SEIA Reacts to New Tariffs on Solar Modules from China

    The decision by the US Department of Commerce to impose new tariffs on solar modules from China threatens to derail the rapid growth of the US solar industry, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).  The Commerce...
  • UK dominant in European solar industry

    UK Dominates European Large-Scale PV Activity

    If the UK Department of Energy & Climate Change ends the Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) scheme for large-scale solar projects, IHS senior analyst Josefin Berg expects a "huge rush to beat the deadline and a surge in ground-mount PV...
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