Ultra-Thin Solar Cells From New Class Of Materials

Published on February 23rd, 2013 | by

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Single atomic layers are combined to create novel materials with completely new properties. Layered oxide heterostructures are a new class of materials, which has attracted a great deal of attention among materials scientists in the last few years. A research team at the Vienna University of Technology, together with colleagues from the USA and Germany, […]

Japanese Banks Project Japanese Solar Market To Be Worth $19 Billion In Next Few Years

Published on February 23rd, 2013 | by

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Japan’s relatively new feed-in tariff for solar power has been spurring good solar power growth. Furthermore, it has set the environment needed for the market to mature. With the market maturing, the countries biggest banks are seeing it as an important market in which to get involved. Bloomberg writes: Japan’s biggest banks are following Goldman Sachs […]

39% Of California EV Owners Have Solar, 17% More Planning It Within 1 Year (Infographic)

Published on February 23rd, 2013 | by

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A recent survey by the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) found that 39% of plug-in electric vehicle owners in California owned solar panel systems, and another 17% were planning to go solar within the next year. Accounting for about 35% of the U.S. plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market, the California market it the largest EV market […]

Comparison Solar Shopping — EnergySage Launches Expedia For Solar Power

Published on February 21st, 2013 | by

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EnergySage, after a lot of anticipation, has officially launched its solar power online comparison shopping site (it actually allows for comparison shopping of some other energy technologies, too). The EnergySage Solar Marketplace should make shopping for solar faster, easier, and more convenient than ever.

Global Solar PV Power Capacity Rose To 101 GW In 2012

Published on February 15th, 2013 | by

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Solar photovoltaic (PV) power had another great year in 2012, increasing by about 30 GW (about the same as in 2011).  As noted above, the cumulative global solar PV power capacity is now just above 100 GW — 101 GW at the end of 2012, according to preliminary figures from the European Photovoltaic Industry Association […]