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Value of Solar Versus Fossil Fuels - Part 1
08/18/14, A Report By, The Energy & Policy Institute
The value of solar power is being debated across the country by regulators, utility companies, and solar energy providers as distributed generation is increasing. This Energy and Policy Institute series consists of four separate reports summarizing recent developments, while providing recommendations for policy makers.

Q2 2014 Solar Energy Deal Volume Comparison
08/18/14, Contributed by, Lincoln International
Lincoln International is pleased to present you with the latest DealReader from our global Renewable Energy Industry group.

Top 20 high-cost oil projects risk wasting $91 bln of investor cash
08/18/14, Contributed by, Carbon Tracker Initiative
The study aims to alert institutional investors to the risks of investing in projects which depend on sustained high prices to make a return, and that are as a result exposed to a future double hit of falling oil prices and growing climate regulation in an increasingly carbon-constrained world.

Combining the Advantages of Module-level Power Electronics and String Inverter Topology
08/18/14, Thomas Enzendorfer, Solar Energy Division Fronius USA
This product innovation provides benefits of module-level monitoring while avoiding all the complication, costs and disadvantages of existing module-level products.

Ways to Build Skills Among Renewable Industries’ Workforce
08/18/14, Dan Liggett, geoAMPS
For renewable energy industries, it is important that project knowledge, industry awareness and organizational savvy be captured within the organization so it can be easily shared with incoming employees.

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Alternative Energy Stories of the Day

A fully transparent solar cell that could make every window and screen a power source

Submitted on: 08/28/14, 02:50 PM

Researchers at Michigan State University have created a fully transparent solar concentrator, which could turn any window or sheet of glass (like your smartphone’s screen) into a photovoltaic solar cell. Unlike other “transparent” solar cells that we’ve reported on in the past, this one really is transparent, as you can see in the photos throughout this story. According to Richard Lunt, who led the research, the team are confident that the transparent solar panels can be efficiently deployed in a wide range of settings, from “tall buildings with lots of windows or any kind of mobile device that demands high aesthetic quality like a phone or e-reader.”
 
Scientifically, a transparent solar panel is something of an oxymoron. Solar cells, specifically the photovoltaic kind, make energy by absorbing photons (sunlight) and converting them into electrons (electricity). If a material is transparent, however, by definition it means that all of the light passes through the medium to strike the back of your eye. This is why previous transparent solar cells have actually only been partially transparent — and, to add insult to injury, they usually they cast a colorful shadow too. Cont'd..

Politics Threatens World’s Largest Solar Power Project
Submitted on: 08/26/14, 03:52 PM
An unpopular government’s legacy has become a burden for the new one, which could potentially lead to the scrapping of what has been planned as the world’s largest solar power project.   The Rajasthan state government in

What You Need to Know Before You Invest in Solar Energy
Submitted on: 08/25/14, 07:07 AM
olar energy is one of the greatest investing opportunities of our generation with well over a trillion dollars in annual market potential around the world. But with all that potential comes tremendous risk, particularly as new technologies emerge. Over

Solar Power Poses Lower Risk to Birds Than Cats or Cars
Submitted on: 08/21/14, 02:18 PM
Solar-thermal power plants in the U.S. are less likely to kill birds than automobiles, cats or communication towers, despite reports that say the facilities pose a significant threat to avian life.   There were 321 “avian fata

Solar panel shortage looms even as manufacturers invest in production
Submitted on: 08/20/14, 06:02 AM
The solar industry is bracing for a global drought in photovoltaic panels after a series of high supply years that pushed prices to all-time lows and encouraged installations. Solar panel adoption is supposed to increase as much as 29% this year, which has t

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Today's Alternative Energy Headlines

Global Clean Energy, Inc. Corporate Update
Submitted on: 08/29/14, 02:07 PM
Global Clean Energy, Inc. (OTC PINK: GCEI) is updating its shareholders as to recent corporate events. The Company has signed an extension of its Letter of Intent to acquire a ferrous metal company in the Southeastern US and expects to close on the acquisition during the fourth quarter of this year.

Bear Republic Brewing Co Taps Enphase Energy and North State Solar Energy for Solar Installation
Submitted on: 08/28/14, 03:58 PM
California microbrewery installs Enphase Microinverter system to maximize solar energy production and advance its sustainability efforts

President of Chile Announces Grand Opening of Pattern Energy's El Arrayan Wind, Chile's Largest Wind Facility
Submitted on: 08/28/14, 03:21 PM
Strong Coastal Winds Powering Up to 200,000 Chilean Homes Annually

FuelCell Energy's Cost Effective and Efficient Carbon Capture Progresses Under U.S. Department of Energy Program
Submitted on: 08/28/14, 03:19 PM
"This project is making measurable progress for providing an efficient and cost effective carbon concentration and capture solution for coal-fired power plants, which has compelling market applicability"

AFRICA ENERGY INDABA 2015 AGENDA CUTS TO THE HEART OF AFRICA'S ENERGY FUTURE
Submitted on: 08/28/14, 03:13 PM
Adopted by the World Energy Council as their African regional event, AEI receives global recognition as the foremost African event for energy professionals from across the globe. Presented by SANEA in association with WEC, and supported by the African Union and the NPCA, the forum has achieved the highest level of endorsement and support of any energy event on the continent.

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