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5 Things Needed for Perfect Solar

There is a lot of information circulating about the best location, climate and structure conditions for a solar panel system. Many people assume that a sunny location is all you need. If that’s true, why is Germany (with 9,785 MW of solar energy in 2010) the country with the most solar installations? And how come

BioSolar Releases Bright-White BioBacksheet

BioSolar Inc., developer of a technology to produce bio-based PVmaterials from renewable plant sources, has introduced a bright-whiteBioBacksheet in response to demand from its prospective customers. "While meeting with PV module manufacturers in recent months, we encounteredan overwhelming preference for a bright-white colored BioBacksheet inlieu of the existing translucent design," says David Lee, CEO ofBioSolar.


Future Looking Bright for First Solar $FSLR

On Wednesday First Solar (FSLR) raised its shipment guidance for 2011 and now sees shipments increasing 380MW over previous estimates due tosigned agreements with seven key customers that will primarily serveEuropean markets. "Our customers continue to expect robust growth in the market forsolar electricity in Europe next year," said Stephan Hansen, managingdirector of First Solar’s

NACF anticipates bright future for China National Solar division

National Clean Fuels (PinkSheets:NACF) announced that its newly acquired subsidiary, China National Solar, has launched a new informativewebsite and Facebook page. The new Internet presence shouldprovide the public with more detailed information about China NationalSolar’s mission of capitalizing on the explosive growth of solartechnology in China. NACF management anticipates many new businessopportunities in China, which

Nautilus Solar announces partnership with Bright Power

Nautilus Solar Energy LLC announced the expansion of operations inOntario, Canada with the formation of Nautilus Solar Canada LimitedPartnership (Nautilus Solar Canada LP). Nautilus Solar Canada LPhas an initial portfolio of 2.75MW AC of rooftop projects under contract from the Ontario Power Authority (OPA). Nautilus Solar CEO, James M.Rice, said, "We are pleased to move

Portable Solar Chargers : A Bright Idea

For those always on-the-go, keeping electronic devices like cell phones, PDAs, iPods, gaming systems, cameras and even laptops charged can be achallenge. “Although car and other portable charging solutions abound,many people often find themselves away from an electricity source,unable to power their devices,” notes Paul Holstein ofCableOrganizer.com – an eTailer offering a myriad of eco-friendlyelectronics.

Solar in North Carolina has Bright Future, Report Says

For over twenty years, the North Carolina Solar Centerhas been providing free information, research, technical assistance andtraining to those interested in solar and other types of renewableenergy. Through their programs, they’ve educated tens of thousands andhave had a positive, material impact on the solar energy industry. Given the Center’s prominence, perhaps it’s surprising that theNorth

Future looks bright for solar apps in European automotive industry

The market for solar technologies is still limited to advanced roofsolutions that use solar cells to ventilate vehicle interiors, buttechnological advancements will soon shift the focus from comfort andconvenience to powertrain applications and similar domains. Intandem with expanding applications, solar cell costs are expected tofall, meaning that more average customers can look forward to a’greener,’

Bright Week for Solar Energy around the World

This has been a very bright week indeed for solar. Not only did I witness the opening of Applied Materials’ Solar Technology Center—theworld’s largest non-governmental solar energy research facility inXi’an, China—but I was heartened to learn that halfway around theworld, in the United States, solar energy was given quite the spotlightas well. President Obama, during

Powering Up a Bright Future

Mostpeople have heard about Habitat for Humanity but not everyone is luckyenough to share the excitement of a family walking into their new homefor the first time — especially when the house is powered by the sun! On Saturday October 3, I had the opportunity to do just that when asingle woman, her two sons

Solar Bicycles are Bright Ideas

While bicycling provides an eco-friendly and healthy way to getaround, sometimes a cyclist needs a little help every now andthen. Solar bikes may be just the ticket! WinSolar Energy Bike: As part of the 13th International Bicycle Design Competition (IBDC),designers Chun-Tung Chen and Kuoh-Siang Cheng created an intelligentbicycle concept that is quite unique.  Out of 938 entries from 55countries,

Bright Light Shines On Solar ETFs

A bright spot is appearing in the alternative energy industry andsolar exchange traded funds (ETFs) could be the ones benefiting fromall the light. Why? Solar energy is becoming cheaper and more efficient to make throughadvances in solar panel technology. The industry is developing a newthin-film panel technology that will soon replace the limited capacityproduced from