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Perth team creates 'energy-harvesting' clear glass
Australian Broadcasting Corporation • Briana Shepherd
Sharp launches high-efficiency mono back-contact 48-cell PV module
Product Reviews - PV-Tech • Mark Osborne
Fraunhofer ISE trumps own multi-junction solar cell conversion efficiency record
Product Reviews - PV-Tech • Mark Osborne
The Debate Over Norway’s Ability to Become a Hydro Battery for Europe Is Surprisingly Robust
Greentech Media • Jason Deign
Michigan begins to unroll new energy laws, study distributed generation costs
Midwest Energy News • Andy Balaskovitz
Adani Group joins GIEDCO Club
Business Standard • Press Trust
QSTec produces first polysilicon at Qatar plant
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California Port to buy US$8.9 million in solar power
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USTDA provides more than US$860,000 for Ghana solar project
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First Solar closes financing for 48.5MW solar project in New South Wales
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Perth team creates 'energy-harvesting' clear glass
Australian Broadcasting CorporationBriana Shepherd
New technology developed in WA is making its mark on the solar energy market, becoming the world's first commercially viable clear, solar glass. Developed at the Electron Science Research Institute (ESRI) at Edith Cowan University, the glass contains special nanoparticles, with solar...
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Solar Industry
Sharp launches high-efficiency mono back-contact 48-cell PV module
Product Reviews - PV-TechMark Osborne
Sharp is making available its NQ-R256A (256W) monocrystalline PV module to the European market, which incorporates back contact cell technology for efficiencies of 19.8%. The 48-cell configuration has proved popular in Japan and can maximize rooftop area, compared to conventional 60-cell configured...
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Electronic Components, Solar Industry
Fraunhofer ISE trumps own multi-junction solar cell conversion efficiency record
Product Reviews - PV-TechMark Osborne
Fraunhofer ISE has surpassed its record solar cell conversion efficiency for an III-V/Si multi-junction solar cell it set in November, 2016. Fraunhofer ISE said had achieved a new record cell conversion efficiency of 31.3%, up from 30.2%. Fraunhofer ISE had worked together...
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Cleantech, Energy & Utilities
The Debate Over Norway’s Ability to Become a Hydro Battery for Europe Is Surprisingly Robust
Greentech MediaJason Deign
Norwegian academics have countered research by Dr. Björn Peters, reported in GTM, that claimed Norway’s pumped hydro capacity could not serve as a "European battery." “Norway can become a substantial part of Europe’s energy pack, given political will and action,” said Kaspar...
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Distributed Generation, Electricity Markets
Michigan begins to unroll new energy laws, study distributed generation costs
Midwest Energy NewsAndy Balaskovitz
A two-year legislative process to reach compromise on wide-ranging energy bills in Michigan will now turn into a two-year implementation period as state officials, utilities and stakeholders comply with provisions in the new laws.
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Climate Change, Renewable Energy
Adani Group joins GIEDCO Club
Business StandardPress Trust
Infrastructure conglomerate Adani Group has joined Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organisation (GEIDCO) as a member, which is a non-governmental body dedicated to promoting sustainable development of energy worldwide. The group claimed that it is the first Indian conglomerate to join...
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Manufacturing, Solar Industry
QSTec produces first polysilicon at Qatar plant
PV-Tech
Polysilicon start-up Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) has finally started production at its plant in Qatar.
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Energy & Utilities, Hydropower
California Port to buy US$8.9 million in solar power
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Port of Oakland commissioners voted late last week to approve a US$8.9 million deal to purchase solar power over the next 20 years.
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Energy & Utilities, Hydropower
USTDA provides more than US$860,000 for Ghana solar project
PV-Tech
The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant of more than US$860,000 to Ghanaian solar company Buipe Solar, in support of a feasibility study for a 20MW PV project in the north of the country.
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Renewable Energy, Solar Industry
First Solar closes financing for 48.5MW solar project in New South Wales
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US integrated PV firm First Solar has reached financial close on a 48.5MW(ac) solar project in New South Wales, Australia.
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