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U.S. Deals Major Blow to Chinese Solar Panel Manufacturers

Final tariffs on Chinese solar panels could kill the country's exports to the U.S.

These Cheap, Invisible Solar Cells Can Be Spray-Painted On Anything

The solar cells can be rolled up like wallpaper and then unrolled onto any surface. Most solar panels, made of expensive electronics encased in glass, are awkward to use anywhere other than a rooftop or solar farm. But in the near future,...Show More Summary

SunPower & Sunverge Team Up For Solar + Storage In US & Australia

One of the largest solar panel manufacturers in the world, the producer of the most efficient commercial solar modules on the planet, and a large solar developer — SunPower — is teaming up with Sunverge Energy, a producer of “advanced...Show More Summary

IKEA & Hanergy Expand Residential Solar Offer To Switzerland

IKEA recently expanded from selling solar panels produced by Hanergy in the UK and the Netherlands to a partnership with Hanergy in Switzerland. The residential solar panel offering launched in Spreitenbach, Switzerland earlier this month. Show More Summary

Maharashtra Races to Build India's First Solar Farm on Dam Wall

Designers of an innovative project under construction are erecting solar photovoltaic panels on the slope of a dam across a river in Maharashtra. They claim that this will be the first time in the country that these panels are beingShow More Summary

Australian Christians Giving Solar To Tony Abbott For Christmas

An interdenominational Christian group in Australia is currently raising funds to purchase solar panels and installation for the Prime Minister’s official residence, a crowdfunding opportunity that will either act as a push in the right...Show More Summary

The Tommy Hilfiger Solar Panel Jacket gives you a brand-name phone charger

If you have money, you stop thinking about what all you spend it on. Brand name clothing purchases are of no big consequence even if they’re hundreds or thousands of dollars, because there’s always more in the bank. Of course, not everyone...Show More Summary

Solar upstarts and utilities head for uneasy truce

The soaring popularity of solar panels in the U.S. cuts carbon emissions but upsets utilities trying to make a return on grid investments. The industry’s attempts to slap fees on solar users sparked uproar in 2014. A new cost-sharing approach may take the heat out of the debate.

One in five houses in Australia is using solar energy

An astonishing one out of every five households in Australia is now relying on solar energy, a new report from the Australian Bureau of Statistic (ABS) reveals. Just 3 years ago only 5 percent of homes used rooftop solar panels or solar water heating, but

SunPower backs Tendril & plans to use its energy software

5 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Decade-old energy company Tendril has struck an important deal with giant solar panel maker and project developer SunPower, the companies announced on Monday. SunPower has invested $20 million of growth capital…

Solar Gets The Glory, But Your Boiler Is Important Too!

I love writing about the coolest cleantech solutions on the planet — solar panels, wind turbines, learning thermostats, LEDs, and electric cars. However, there are a lot of improvements you can make in your home to cut your energy use to a large degree. Show More Summary

Dashcam Captures Crashed TIE Fighter In Germany

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Look, people. It's winter. Ion engines will ice up, and you'll lose altitude, and catch a solar panel on the road. Then this happens. Try not to be another statistic, TIE pilots. This is no different than putting chains in your car: DE-ICE YOUR ENGINES. Read more...

Native Americans challenge construction of Mojave Desert solar plant

A federally recognized Indian tribe has filed a lawsuit to block construction of a solar energy facility that will replace 4,000 acres of ancestral homelands in the Mojave Desert with reflective photovoltaic panels.

Solar Pocket Factory

via the p2p foundation: A Solar Pocket Factory is a tabletop machine that makes solar panels automatically. Our goal is to make cleantech hackable. On this site you can find some solar widgets and wonderments, some made by our friends and some made on Solar Pocket Factories. Show More Summary

Basic rules for construction with a type of origami

Origami is capable of turning a simple sheet of paper into a pretty paper crane, but the principles behind it can be applied to making a microfluidic device or for storing a satellite's solar panel in a rocket's cargo bay. Researchers...Show More Summary

How SunPower Plans to Keep Its Solar Panels One Step Ahead of Competitors

SunPower has an efficiency lead over competitors, but how safe is that lead long-term?

Parks, solar panels, brewpub, thousands of parking spots to surround new Braves stadium development

The Atlanta Braves just released some new renderings of its proposed stadium and adjacent mixed-use development. They're about what you expected especially from officials trying to pitch the project with the tagline: "More than a ballpark.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Why Solar Panels Are Going on the Country's Biggest Rooftops

You may not see solar panels popping up on commercial rooftops around the country, but that doesn't mean they're not there.

In Record, Scientists double Solar Panel Efficiency to 40%

Via UNSW Newsroom | – UNSW’s solar researchers have converted over 40% of the sunlight hitting a solar system into electricity, the highest efficiency ever reported. The world-beating efficiency was achieved in…

New technique could harvest more of the sun's energy

As solar panels become less expensive and capable of generating more power, solar energy is becoming a more commercially viable alternative source of electricity. However, the photovoltaic cells now used to turn sunlight into electricity...Show More Summary

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