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Solar demand in Asia Pacific to skyrocket by 13.5 GW in 2013 - report

A new report suggests that solar demand across the Asia Pacific region will increase by 13.5 gigawatts in 2013, a 50 percent growth year-over-year. According to the Q1’13 report of industry analyst NPD Solarbuzz, 90 percent of solar demand this year is expected to come from China, Australia, Japan and India – the Asia Pacific region market leaders. However, as factors such...

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World solar capacity over 101 GW strong – E.P.I.A.

The cumulative solar photovoltaic capacity of the world crossed the 100-gigawatt milestone in 2012, to reach over 101 gigawatts, according to figures from the European Photovoltaic Industry Association. The new global P.V. capacity generates as...

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Sierra Leone to be lit up by 13 off-grid solar projects

Electricity shortage is a common problem in the nation of Sierra Leone’s experience. Now a public-private partnership funded by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization is planning to bring solar power to some of the areas that need it most. In the western African country, just less than 10 percent of its population has access to electricity and those that do subsequently suffer from high prices due to inefficient...

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Investments of $6.8 billion foreseen for solar in the Middle East

The Middle East is boosting its solar power sector with $6.8 billion worth of projects in the pipeline, said Jigar Shah, the chairman of the inaugural Solar Middle East Conference. Mr. Shah told a Trade Arabia report that around 10 major projects are set to be plugged in the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Egypt, Jordan and Morocco. “Everyone is desperate to invest in the Middle East solar industry, they are all just waiting...

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SunEdison to construct Latin America’s largest solar plant in Chile

SunEdison is constructing a 100MW solar photovoltaic power plant in Chile for the mining and steel group CAP. The plant, which will be located in the Atacama Desert of Chile, will be the largest of its sort in the Latin American region and one of the largest in the world. It will produce as much as 15 percent of the mining group’s energy needs. To be build using SunEdison technology, the plant will use more than 300,000 Silvantis...

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Flexible C.I.G.S. solar cell reaches 20.4 percent efficiency - Empa

A record breaking thin film solar cell has been developed by scientists at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology. A team of researchers led by Ayodhya N. Tiwari at the institute’s Laboratory for Thin Film and Photovoltaics have achieved 20.4 percent energy conversion efficiency for their C.I.G.S. solar cells on flexible polymer foils. C.I.G.S. solar cells are thin film solar cells that use...

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Guest post: Solar energy development and business opportunities in the Middle East

The solar industry is set to rapidly expand as the world is forced to cut down on oil consumption especially as oil producing countries worldwide have reached peak production. In the Middle East, solar power is particularly attractive as these regions receive strong sunshine year round. The Solar Show Asia 2013 will be bringing together leaders of major solar stakeholders across Asia to address opportunities...

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Guest post: Top Solar Stories of 2012

2012 was a busy year for the solar industry, seeing solar trade wars blossom, Obama’s win solidifying 4 more years of solar investment, and the largest single-unit solar power plant in the world being completed in Abu Dhabi. CleanTechnica gives us an in-depth overview of the top stories of the year. My favourites include: 1. Japan implements generous feed-in tariff, sparks huge solar power growth- The...

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Solar power lights up over 5,000 households in the Philippines’ Polilio islands

Thanks to collaboration between the Philippine government and the private sector, more than 5,000 homes in one of the country’s most remote regions are now being supplied with electricity through solar power. According to an InterAksyon report, a solar power project of the Department of Energy and the Quezon Electric Cooperative II, TeaM Energy Corporation has helped provide electricity to about 5,551 households in the Polilio...

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Sun to steam: Rice uses nanoparticles to generate heat

In a new twist to the quest to harness the power of the sun, Rice University scientists are using sun power to produce steam from icy cold water. The solar steam method, from Rice’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics, uses light-capturing nanoparticles to convert the sunlight into heat. The inventors of solar steam see the first use of their new technology as being in the sanitation and water purification...

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