Tag Archives: Solar energy

Space Debris, More Efficient LEDs, and Thinner, Cheaper Solar Cells


The Optical Society’s Renewable Energy & the Environment Congress highlights the role of optics in energy generation and conservation WASHINGTON, Oct. 25—Scientists and engineers from around the world will convene in Austin, Texas next week as experts gather to discuss … Continue reading

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Ottawa Solar Power Installs FIT Compliant Solar Energy System at Drouin Farms


One of first FIT projects installed in Ontario with Conergy’s FIT Compliant Conergy ON modules Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) October 06, 2011 Drouin Farms, a large family run egg producer who has made the commitment to move to organic farming, is … Continue reading

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Andasol Now Europe’s Biggest Solar Plant


As reported at EarthTechling by Lauren Craig, October 18th, 2011, the largest solar power plant in Europe is officially up and running. The 50-megawatt (MW) Andasol 3 parabolic trough plant, together with the Andasol 1 and 2 plants, creates a … Continue reading

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U.S. Solar Jobs Census Finds Solar Employment Soars As U.S. Economy Lags


Solar Jobs Growing Nearly 10 Times Faster Than Employment as a Whole The Solar Foundation Press Release, October 17, 2011: DALLAS – The Solar Foundation, a nonprofit solar education and research organization, today released its second annual review of the … Continue reading

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Smaller, cheaper, faster: Does Moore’s law apply to solar cells?


The sun strikes every square meter of our planet with more than 1,360 watts of power. Half of that energy is absorbed by the atmosphere or reflected back into space. 700 watts of power, on average, reaches Earth’s surface. Summed … Continue reading

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Is the Hornet Our Key to Renewable Energy?


2011-01-05 Tel Aviv University TAU discovers that the outer shell of a hornet can harvest solar power As every middle-school child knows, in the process of photosynthesis, plants take the sun’s energy and convert it to electrical energy. Now a … Continue reading

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