From Selenium to Silicon and Beyond: Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the  First Solar Cell Capable of Converting Enough Sunlight Directly into Electricity for Practical Power

From Selenium to Silicon and Beyond: Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the First Solar Cell Capable of Converting Enough Sunlight Directly into Electricity for Practical Power

By John Perlin, author of Let It Shine* The solar cell had its birth in 1873, as bars of selenium. When two British scientists, William...
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51% of New US Electricity Capacity In 1st Quarter Came From Solar Energy, 92% From Renewables (CHARTS)

If you love solar, you’re going to love electricity capacity trends in the US. In the first quarter of 2014, over 51% of new...
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Panasonic HIT Solar Cell Sets World Efficiency Record

Panasonic has a long history of breaking solar efficiency records. The company recently announced that it has broken an efficiency record again. Its HIT...
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Solar Panels For The Home – What You Need To Consider

Solar power is a clean, green energy solution for the 21st Century. Despite the fact that the weather in the UK is so unpredictable, solar energy...
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Solar Power Breaks World Record In Q1, IHS Raises 2014 Forecast To 46,000 MW

Solarbuzz recently reported that world solar PV power capacity grew by a record 9,000 megawatts (MW) in the 1st quarter of 2014. However, that...
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Kansas Getting Its 1st Community Solar Power Plant

A customer-owned utility, Midwest Energy, has teamed up with a community solar developer, Clean Energy Collective (CEC), to build the first community solar power plant in...
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Latin America’s Largest Distributed Solar Development Will Be Unsubsidized

Tiendas Soriana, which is apparently Mexico’s second-largest retailer, is embarking on Latin America’s largest distributed (rooftop solar) development project. Mexico is a hot solar...
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Sungevity Gets $70 Million In New Financing From E.ON, GE Ventures, & Others

It seems that all of the solar financing companies have been completing big financing rounds lately. We just covered a new funding deal for...
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SunPower Lands 30 MW Concentrated Solar Power Deal In Inner Mongolia, China

SunPower* has long been an efficiency leader in commercially available solar PV cells and modules. It also routinely ranks in the top 10 for...
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Yingli Still #1 Solar Manufacturer

With nearly 10% of the solar module market in 2013, Yingli Green Energy (YGE)* retained the #1 spot in the market. To be more...