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Tûranor PlanetSolar Launches at 2012 World Future Energy Summit


A solar powered boat docked in Abu Dhabi just before the 2012 World Future Energy Summit has made a 48,000 kilometer voyage entirely on electrical power to get there. The boat wanted to prove that there were ways for the shipping industry to reduce the amount of green house gases that boats emit into the [...]

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Video: Ride the Solar Highway


What if you covered the US highways with solar panels? Well, even if they only absorbed 15% of the solar power they came in contact with they still would produce three times the amount of energy consumed by the entire country. But is this doable? Well that’s exactly what Solar Roadways is planning on finding [...]

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SoloPower’s Flexible Rooftop Solar Panels


This week, a company called SoloPower unveiled a new line of flexible solar panels for commercial rooftops. SoloPower makes thin-film cells from a combination of copper, indium, gallium, and selenium which is then placed on a flexible foil. The panels are lighter than glass-encased solar panels and can be installed much faster than other types [...]

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Dow Chemical, Solar Power for the Masses


Dow Chemical has done a 180 on its hesitance to invest in solar panel research and development. Where a few years ago the Chief Executive stated that they had no intention of entering the solar power industry, now they are investing in solar cells. The new concept that has intrigued Dow is the use of [...]

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Dow Jones Goes Solar


Dow Jones recently announced that it would be making a “major investment in solar energy.” The investment in question involves installing solar panels at its South Brunswick, N.J. campus, covering a massive area of 230,000 square feet. The Dow Jones solar panels will produce an impressive 4.1 megawatts of electricity to become the single biggest [...]

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First Solar Researching Improved Solar Panels


First Solar is the leader in producing thin-film solar panels. Their thin-film solar panels are unique to the solar power industry in that they are less efficient in transferring sunlight to power, but are much less expensive to produce. Now, it’s been revealed, that First Solar has a research team working in Silicon Valley on [...]

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Arizona Solar Panel Incentives Too Effective


APS (Arizona Public Service), the biggest utility company in Arizona, has reduced the amount they are paying customers for installing solar panels claiming that it has been too effective and is costing them too much. Kris Mayes, chairwoman of the Arizona Corporation Commission stated that, “This is a great problem to have because it means [...]

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Sunforce 123 Watt Home Solar Panel Kit


This home solar panel kit is perfect solution for off-grid backup power and rural electrification. This kit includes ten 123 Watt solar panels, one 2500 Watt Pure Sine Wave inverter, and two 50 Amp charge controllers. The solar panels are easy for anyone to install, maintenance free, and completely weatherproof. The panels contain high efficiency [...]

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Kyocera 40 Watt Solar Panel


Looking to set yourself up with some home solar panels? Great idea! These midsize 40-watt Solar Modules meet most of your modest power requirements without costing you an arm and a leg. They’re the ideal choice for smaller single applications like high-volume water pumps and high-performance attic and greenhouse fans. Kyocera’s advanced cell processing technology [...]

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Sunforce 60-Watt Solar Charging Kit


The Sunforce 50044 60-Watt Solar Charging Kit comes with everything you need to start generating your own solar power. It includes four 15-Watt amorphous solar panels, a 200-Watt modified sine wave power inverter, a 7-Amp solar charge controller, and a wiring kit with accessories for easy installation. This solar charging kit is designed to protect [...]

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