Researchers using novel materials to build photovoltaic cells say their efforts could nearly double the efficiency of silicon-based solar cells. The cells being developed by teams from the University of Arkansas and Arkansas State University have the potential to achieve a light-to-energy conversion rate, or solar efficiency, of 40 percent or better, according to the researchers. The photovoltaic cells are intended for use in satellites and space instruments. Currently, the silicon-based solar cells that NASA uses in its satellites and instruments have efficiencies of only up to 23 percent, according to NASA statistics. And today it was announced that the research teams are getting more money--a total of $1 million in new funding--to further their work. Of that, about $735,000 will come from NASA, $237,000 from the University of Arkansas, and $86,000 from Arkansas State. Omar Manasreh, professor of electrical engineering at the Optoelectronics Research Lab at the University of Arkansas, has been developing the technology so far with a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research. He leads the research team along with Liangmin Zhang, assistant professor at Arkansas State.
SGS will participate in the third annual Offshore Wind Construction, Installation and Commissioning Conference in London, UK, from October 4–6, 2011. On October 4, SGS's team of experts will hold two workshops on technical risks and Risk Management in offshore wind farm projects.
Lawrence, MA – September 22, 2011 – Solectria Renewables, LLC, the leading U.S. PV inverter manufacturer, announced today that it is sponsoring Team Massachusetts in the U.S. Department of Energy's annual Solar Decathlon...
Has extended its London base with new offices and a new 3000 sqm logistics warehouse.
The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) announced today a new Affiliate Partnership with the Fuel Cell Seminar & Exposition (FCS&E) for this year's event in Orlando, Florida on October 31st – November 3rd.
Onsemble kicks off managed wind data service, rolls out wind resource assessment services by becoming a certified Triton installer
Schletter ramped up production capacity of its solar mounting system product line to keep customer delivery schedules on-time and costs low.
1. Singapore, 21st September 2011 - BIOMASS WEST & CENTRAL AFRICA CONGRESS 2011 will convene at Accra, Ghana on 24th – 25th November 2011.
On Friday September 23rd the North Georgia community will celebrate a solar event at a local medical office. The photovoltaic (PV) project used local solar integrator Solar Energy USA who crafted and installed a 168 solar panel design using panels manufactured locally in South Georgia.
The U.S. solar energy industry continued its rapid growth through the second quarter of this year, gaining a greater share of the total global market according to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)'s latest quarterly U.S. Solar Market Insight report. Leading the way was the U.S. solar photovoltaics (PV) market, which installed 314 megawatts in the second quarter, 69 percent more than the same period last year and 17 percent more than the first quarter of 2011. The U.S. remains poised to install 1,750 megawatts of PV in 2011, double last year's total and enough to power 350,000 homes. "The second quarter data illustrates that the U.S. solar industry continues to be one of the fastest growing in America," said Rhone Resch, president and CEO of SEIA. "More than 100,000 Americans are employed in solar, twice as many as in 2009. They work at more than 5,000 companies - the vast majority being small businesses - across all 50 states."
Trojan Battery Company, the world's leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries, and Palladium Energy, a leading manufacturer of custom lithium-based battery packs, have formed a strategic alliance to develop clean energy battery solutions for a broad range of industries.
Steve Rodman, CPA, MST, president of Rodman & Rodman, P.C. has recently been named to the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association's (NECA) Renewables and Distributed Generation committee.
Huntington Beach, CA – September 20, 2011 – Solectria Renewables, LLC, the leading U.S. PV inverter manufacturer, will host a commercial & utility-scale inverter training, factory/office tour and ribbon cutting ceremony beginning at 10am this Thursday, September 22, 2011.
GTM Research and SEIA® release latest U.S. Solar Market Insight quarterly report containing Q2 2011 core U.S. solar market data with analysis of the market's major drivers and barriers
Al Gore uses recent weather devastation to challenge climate skeptics and urge people to face up to Climate Reality.
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