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Researchers Develop Transparent, Flexible Solar Cells

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-08-07 05:01

Imagine a future in which solar cells are all around us - on windows and walls, cell phones, laptops, and more. A new flexible, transparent solar cell developed at MIT is bringing that future one step closer. The device combines low-cost organic (carbon-containing) materials with electrodes of graphene, a flexible, transparent material made from inexpensive and abundant carbon sources.

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Japan's First New Geothermal Power Plant in 15 Years to Open Next Month

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-08-04 08:00

Japan’s first new geothermal power plant in 15 years will open next month, heralding the start of a new chapter for the nation’s nuclear-hit energy industry.

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Expansion of Waste-to-Energy Infrastructure Continues in China’s Shandong Province

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-08-04 06:57

China Everbright International is expanding its portfolio of waste-to-energy projects in China’s Shandong Province. The company this week said that it has secured a contract to build the Qihe waste-to-energy project in Qihe County.

 

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AES, AimCo Complete $853 Million Deal for Solar Company SPower

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-08-04 06:37

AES Corp. and Alberta Investment Management Co. completed the $853 million joint acquisition of sPower from Fir Tree Partners Inc., in one of the largest clean-energy deals to date.

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Tesla Finishes First Solar Roofs—Including Elon’s House

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-08-04 06:22

First the Model 3 electric car. Now the solar roof. In just one week, Tesla has challenged two distinct industries with radically new products. 

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Just Add Solar: Building Africa’s Largest Thermal-Solar PV Hybrid Power Plant

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-08-04 06:05

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä is set to deliver a 15-MW solar PV plant in Burkina Faso — creating Africa’s largest thermal-solar PV hybrid power plant. The solar PV development will be integrated with an existing 55-MW Wärtsilä thermal plant (running on heavy fuel oil), to power IAMGOLD’s Essakane Mine, 330km northeast of the Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou.

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