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  • Project of the Year

    Solar Focus Project of the Year Award

    Standard Solar, Inc., a leading solar energy company, received the Project of the Year Award for its solar project for Delaware Technical Community College (Delaware Tech) during 
  • Texture of Viola Petals Inspires Efficiency-Boosting Solar Cell Coating Image credit KIT

    Texture of Flower Petals Inspires Solar Cell Coating

    In the summer of 2016, Solar Novus reported on research coming out of Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT): A team had integrated transparent replicas of rose petals into an organic solar cell. In a follow-up study investigating...
  • STile uses Olympus digital light microscopy tools in solar manufacturing

    Solar Manufacturing Using State-of-the-Art Technologies

    Driving the global spread of renewable solar energy, French company S’Tile is developing an innovative solar cell, saving on manufacturing costs and enhancing performance compared to conventional designs. Known as the i-Cell, this device...
  • Energy storage on Kodiak Island

    3MW Energy Storage System Commissioned on Kodiak Island

    Younicos has completed the installation and commissioning of an upgraded 3 MW battery-based energy storage system on Kodiak Island, Alaska. The company replaced previously deployed lead-acid systems with advanced lithium-ion batteries,...
  • Solar Finance

    Massachusetts Solar Array Financed by Key Equipment Finance

    Kenyon Energy, LLC in partnership with The Town of Deerfield, Key Equipment Finance, and Lake Street Development Partners, announced that a 5.99-megawatt (MW) solar array at 901 River Road in Deerfield, Massachusetts (US) is due to begin commercial...
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  • BIOPV roof installation in La RochelleHeliatek GmbH I Olivier Benoit

    World's Largest BiOPV Solar Installation Completed

    Today ENGIE, Heliatek and the Departement of Charentes Maritimes officially inaugurated the world's largest BiOPV installation on a roof. In the southwestern port of La Rochelle, France, 500 square meters of Heliatek's solar films were...
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  • Let Your Voice Be Heard

    Tell the US Trade Representative "No New Tariffs"

    The Office of the United States Trade Representative is currently accepting public comments regarding the Section 201 solar trade case. Any new tariffs would severely limit the growth potential for solar in the United States and put tens of...
  • 3 recommendations in 201 trade case

    ITC Recommendations Less Stringent than Feared

    On Tuesday October 31, the International Trade Commission’s panel of four members weighed in with their recommendations for President Trump on the Section 201 trade case. Standard Solar’s Tony Clifford sees no immediate effect....
  • Section 201 recommendation

    SEIA Comments on Mixed Trade Case Recommendation

    Abigail Ross Hopper, President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), issued the following statement after the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) announced a split remedy recommendation for the Section 201 trade case:...
  • St Louis Goes Clean

    St. Louis Commits to 100% Clean, Renewable Energy

    The St. Louis Board of Aldermen unanimously approved the city’s commitment to transition to 100 percent clean, renewable energy by 2035. St. Louis now represents the largest city in Missouri and across the Midwest to establish a goal of...
  • Swiss House Photo by Anne Fischer

    Swiss Team Wins US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

    Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Daniel Simmons announced the winning team of the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 on Saturday in Denver, Colorado. The Swiss Team took first place overall...
  • Northwestern Enable House

    Solar Decathlon 2017: Northwestern wins communications contest

    The US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 teams must develop and implement communications strategies to engage their local communities, provide free tours to visitors during the event in Denver, and make an impact across the world through...
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