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Spray-on Solar Cells – How do they Work?
03/02/15, Pradhnya Tajne, Transparency Market Research
Spray-on solar cells use nanotechnology. These cells are made using quantum dots, which is a nanocrystal composed of a semiconductor material that is small enough to take advantage of the laws of quantum mechanics.

Smog Eaters Are Coming To Our Roads
03/02/15, Len Calderone for, AltEnergyMag
A reflective surface reduces smog by reflecting heat back into the atmosphere. Not only is the smog reduced, but more importantly, energy costs are lowered in big cities.

Deutsche Bank MD expects Cost of Solar to Drop Another 20-30% as 2020 Approaches
03/02/15, Contributed by, SolarPlaza
The US and China will be in the 12-15 GW range in 2015 but the incremental growth will come from some of these emerging markets. We expect Mexico to be a 2 GW market by 2017, with South Africa also above the 1 GW mark by 2017. These two markets were stagnant in 2013-14, so the growth will be quite significant in the coming years.

Benefits of ATI's Value Added Reseller Program
03/02/15, Edgar Pedrego and Matt Binder, Array Technologies, Inc. (ATI)
The goal of this program is to increase the efficiency of Array Technologies’ commercial sales process while providing customers with access to the highest quality turnkey solar services with Array Technologies’ tracking systems.

More Signs of Solar Energy’s Upside in India, Population 1.25 Billion
03/02/15, Tim Buckley , Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis
A sea change is gathering as the country contemplates embracing the promise of solar-powered electricity.

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Japan’s Growth in Solar Power Falters as Utilities Balk

Submitted on: 03/04/15, 05:28 AM

By JONATHAN SOBLE for NY Times:  Rice fields, golf courses and even a disused airport runway. All over the southern Japanese region of Kyushu, unexpected places gleam with electricity-producing solar panels.
 
Solar use in Japan has exploded over the last two years as part of an ambitious national effort to promote renewable energy. But the technology’s future role is now in doubt.
 
Utilities say their infrastructure cannot handle the swelling army of solar entrepreneurs intent on selling their power. And their willingness to invest more money depends heavily on whether the government remains committed to clean energy.
 
“It’s upsetting,” said Junji Akagi, a real estate developer on Ukushima, a tiny island near Nagasaki. Mr. Akagi said he hoped to turn a quarter of the island’s 10-square-mile area into a “mega-solar” generating station, and has already lined up investors and secured the necessary land.
 
Then last September, Kyushu Electric Power Company, the region’s dominant utility, abruptly announced that it would stop contracting to buy electricity from new solar installations. Other power companies elsewhere in Japan soon followed suit.

Floating Solar Panel Project Due in 2016 from California Power Company
Submitted on: 03/02/15, 09:49 AM
From GovTech.com:  Sonoma County, Calif.'s new public electricity supplier is turning to the sun and water — the air

Google Is Making Its Biggest Ever Bet on Renewable Energy
Submitted on: 02/26/15, 03:25 PM
Google Inc. is making its largest bet yet on renewable energy, a $300 million investment to support at least 25,000 SolarCity Corp. rooftop power plants.   Google is contributing to a SolarCity fund valued at $750 million, the large

The Eiffel Tower now generates its own power with new wind turbines
Submitted on: 02/25/15, 05:25 AM
France's most recognisable landmark, the iron Eiffel Tower erected in 1889, has seen its iconic frame festooned with many different decorations and objects over the years for various celebrations. Its latest addition is a little more subtle -- and maybe a little

San Mateo County looks to ditch PG&E, jump into renewable energy movement
Submitted on: 02/23/15, 10:31 AM
Aaron Kinney for Mercury News:  In the latest sign that a Bay Area renewable energy

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Today's Alternative Energy Headlines

Clean Focus Completes Multi-Megawatt Solar Power System in Adelanto, California
Submitted on: 03/04/15, 06:17 AM
Clean Focus, a leading solar power developer, owner and operator, today announced the completion of a new 3.75 MW solar project in the City of Adelanto, CA.

Solar energy powers innovation at Cook Medical
Submitted on: 03/04/15, 04:36 AM
Cook Medical partnered with Positronic Solar and WINAICO to build one of the largest PERC solar installations in Asia Pacific

Pvinsights : The continuous demand downtrend force all solar components follow in March.
Submitted on: 03/04/15, 04:16 AM
Module price slightly drops this week while global demand remains diminishing. The 1st tier module players in China seem to achieve their quarterly sales targets through some markets, such as the UK, Japan, and India, so as to have less pressure recently.

TÜV SÜD is carrying out a training program regarding offshore wind energy in Taiwan
Submitted on: 03/04/15, 03:34 AM
On behalf of MIRDC (Metal Industries Research & Development Center), TÜV SÜD is carrying out an extensive training program regarding offshore wind energy for representatives of authorities and market participants.

APS returns to PV America leveraging strong growth in East Coast market
Submitted on: 03/03/15, 12:11 PM
APS comes to PV America in Boston, March 9-10, with strong opportunities for East Coast solar distributors and installers. APS expects continued growth in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and North Carolina in 2015, and is looking for new partners in those key markets.

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