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Recycled Blu-ray Discs Can Help Boost Solar Cell Efficiency

It looks like Blu-ray discs are good for more than just entertainment, as a new study shows they can be recycled to improve the performance of solar cells. Research published by Northwestern University in a recent edition of Nature Communications shows that

Ford’s Super-Sneaky Discount Solar Stealth Attack On Gasmobiles

Ford and SunPower have teamed up with Sierra Club on a discount solar offer that will support the organization's EV and solar advocacy efforts Ford’s Super-Sneaky Discount Solar Stealth Attack On Gasmobiles was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Global Solar PV Module Capacity To More Than Treble By 2020

New figures released by GlobalData predict that the global cumulative installed capacity of solar PV modules will more than treble by 2020. The company’s latest report, Solar PV Module Value Chain – Market Size, Average Price, Market...Show More Summary

Data Analytics Reducing Solar Customer Acquisition Costs

By Jake Rozmaryn As the US solar industry continues to see year-over-year growth, solar companies are met with a unique set of challenges to take advantage of this growth and market opportunities. Whether focused on generating salesShow More Summary

Climate Financing Drops in 2013, Driven Mainly By Falling Solar Costs

Annual global climate flows last year decreased from 2012, but the drop is due in part to falling solar costs.

Sky Solar Nets US$46.1 Million From IPO

The Hong Kong based solar PV project developer Sky Solar Holdings netted a reported US$46.1 million for its recent IPO on the NASDAQ stock exchange, as per recent press reports. The IPO saw 6,353,750 American depositary shares (ADS)Show More Summary

How Expensive Is It To Manufacture A Solar Module Right Now?

Just how much does it cost to manufacture a solar module, as of right now? That’s possibly a question that you’ve asked yourself before, and it’s an interesting one. Of course, that cost varies based on where, and by whom, it was manufactured. Thankfully,...Show More Summary

US Firms Sign MoU To Develop 1,200 MW Of Solar Power In Nigeria

Early this year, Nigeria signed a series of agreements with SkyPower FAS Energy, a joint venture between Canadian SkyPower Global and Nevada-based FAS Energy, to develop and operate 3,000 megawatts (MW) of utility-scale solar PV power plants over the next five years. Show More Summary

Solar system drinking glasses

12 hours agoOdd : Boing Boing

The Planetary Glass Set comprises ten glasses (one for each planet, plus one each for Pluto and Sol) representing the bodies of our solar system, very very very loosely sized to express their relative dimensions. Read the rest

The Largest Solar Plant In The World Is Now Operational

15 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Called Topaz, it's located in San Luis Obispo County, California. The plant recently completed its final 40-megawatt phase, making it the first 500-plus megawatt solar farm to come online in the United States — and the largest online plant in the world. Read more...

How Solar Winds Form And Swirl, A Simulation

Briefly: This supercomputer simulation of magnetic field loops on the sun reveal in unprecedented detail how solar winds form and swirl. The colours represent magnetic field strength from weak (blue) to strong (red). [NASA] More »  ...

Planets Of The Solar System Glassware

21 hours agoOdd : Geekologie

This is the Planetary Glass Set being sold by ThinkGeek ($50). It features all nine planets of the solar system (f yeah, Pluto -- low-five!) and the sun. The eight "real" planet glasses are all 10-oz, the Sun is 16-oz, and Pluto is 4-oz. Show More Summary

New Solar Cell Efficiency From Old Blu-Ray Discs

A team from Northwestern University has figured out how Harrison Ford can improve your solar cell efficiency and lower your manufacturing costs, too New Solar Cell Efficiency From Old Blu-Ray Discs was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Federal Money to Ivanpah Solar Power Plant Would Be Prize for Unions

By Kevin Dayton, Union Watch Fairly or not, news media has recently brought negative public attention to the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, a $2.2 billion thermal solar power plant built under a union Project Labor Agreement in California’s Mojave Desert.

The newest benefits perk: Cheap solar power for your home

Corporate giants like 3M, Cisco, and Kimberley-Clark are removing barriers to solar power by offering it as an employee benefit.

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