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Companies Eye Factory Rooftops for Solar Expansion in Japan

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 08:03

Panasonic Corp. is aiming to sell more solar panels specifically designed for the rooftops of factories and warehouses, a market it sees ripe with potential as Japan introduces rules that threaten to stymie the development of larger solar farms built on open land.

India May Impose Solar Tariffs After Probe Says US, China Dumped Panels

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 07:54

India may recommend duties on U.S. and Chinese solar imports after finding evidence of dumping, broadening a global trade dispute in the $130 billion market.

80 Percent of Brits Support Renewable Energy

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 07:42

If you are a follower of the press and politics in the U.K. you might be forgiven for thinking that the country is against wind energy — but a new survey proves exactly the opposite. The survey — carried out by the U.K. government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in March 2014 — showed that 70 percent of respondents supported onshor

Researchers Find New Material for Flat Semiconductors

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 05:04

Researchers around the world have been working to harness the unusual properties of graphene, a two-dimensional sheet of carbon atoms. But graphene lacks one important characteristic that would make it even more useful: a property called a bandgap, which is essential for making devices such as computer chips and solar cells.

On its 60th Birthday, Solar PV Has Become a Major Contender

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:20

On April 25, 1954 in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, technicians at AT&T’s legendary Bell Labs publicly demonstrated a solar photovoltaic panel for the first time, capturing light to power the rotation of a miniature Ferris wheel. The New York Times called it “the beginning of a new era, eventually leading to the realization of one of mankind’s most cherished dreams.”

Climate Change, Asia and Renewable Energy Infrastructure Investment

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:08

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns the world must triple its use of renewable energy AND develop nuclear power to avoid the worst ravages of climate change. OK. But what’s the optimal percentage of each to develop?

ABB Announces Power-One Inverter Rebranding Amidst Apparent Stop-Shipment

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:20

Power technology group ABB made a $1 billion solar commitment with its purchase of the number-two solar PV inverter manufacturer Power-One in April 2013. Last week, the Swiss company announced that it finalized the integration, and all Power-One components will now display ABB branding. However in the same week, RenewableEnergyWorld.com caught wind of a supposed global stop-ship on all Power-One Trio string inverters.

Largest Hydro Event in the World Announces Conference Program

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:35

The Preliminary Event Guide is now available for HydroVision International 2014. OPEN AND FIND 20 Reasons to Attend 73 Conference Session Details Technical Tour Details Networking Opportunities Co-Located Event Opportunities Event-At-A-Glance List of Exhibitors Keynote Announcement What's Happening in the Exhibit Hall

BrightSource's 500-MW Hidden Hills CSP Project Delayed — Again

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 08:30

The California Energy Commission has agreed to extend, until April 3, 2015, its suspension of a review proceeding for the 500-MW Hidden Hills Solar Electric Generating project.