First Solar, one of the largest solar panel makers in the world, says it's breaking a record for the amount of sunlight that its cadmium-telluride solar cells can convert into electricity. The improvement promises to deliver cheaper solar electricity for consumers in the long run.
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Filed under: Investing First Solar Sets CdTe Module Efficiency World Record, Launches Series 3 Black Module 16.1 Percent Total Area Efficiency Module Confirmed by NREL; Enhanced Series 3 Module Platform Certified for Desert Conditions & Field Durability; Production Module Efficiency Roadmap Accelerated and Extended to 16.4-17.1 Percent for 2017 TEMPE,...
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It was a record year for solar installations in the United States in 2012, boosting an industry still struggling with consolidation and bankruptcies.
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BOSTON — Gov. Deval Patrick's administration has set a new goal for solar energy installations in Massachusetts after reaching its initial target four years early.Patrick said the state's new goal will be 1,600 megawatts of solar energy by the year 2020. That would generate enough electricity to power 240,000 homes per year and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the...
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BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick's administration has set a new goal for solar energy installations in Massachusetts after reaching its initial target four years early.
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If every suitable rooftop was converted into a solar power station, solar could supply 134 per cent of Australia's residential power needs, new research shows.
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A Japanese government institute has warned that satellite transmissions, GPS readings, and power lines could be affected over the next two weeks if a recent spate of solar flares continues. Four large solar flares have been detected over the last few days, including one on Tuesday that was the largest of the year. The flares were judged to be "X-class" by NASA and other...
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First Solar Inc. has acquired the 150-megawatt Solar Gen 2 power project from an affiliate of The Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Energy Power Partners and a third equity partner for the project.
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ABB plans to buy power inverter leader Power-One for around a billion dollars. The move shows the expected strong growth in solar panel installations, despite the hard times for the solar panel makers themselves.
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The future of solar power could be taking shape in a lab at Georgia Tech. It's a solar cell made of wood, created by scientists led by Bernard Kippelen.
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