Sharp Solar Profit Is Positive Again (Solar Cell Sales Increase 69%)

Sharp has managed to fight its way back to profitability this year — posting an 18% boost in sales over last year, up to JPY 2.93 trillion (US$28.6 billion), and a net profit of JPY 11.56 billion ($113 million). The return to profitability is notable because of the large loss posted by the company the [...]

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IEA Says World’s Electricity Supply Needs To Be Flipped From Fossil Fuels To Renewables

Originally published on RenewEconomy. As Tony Abbott prepares to wipe out the remaining institutions supporting the deployment of renewable energy technologies in Australia, the International Energy Association has urged countries to act quickly in the opposite direction, and seek to reverse the respective share of fossil fuels and renewable energy sources by 2050. In its

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Why Sunrun Acquired REC Solar & Is Partnering With Sungevity

Originally published on SolarWakeup. By Yann Brandt Residential solar is the fastest growing part of the solar market and some of the major players in the sector have been making big moves. Recently, Sunrun acquired the residential division of REC Solar including AEE Solar and SnapNrack while also announcing a partnership with Sungevity. SolarWakeup spoke to

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Cerro Dominador Solar-Thermal Mega-Project Moves Forward

Originally published on Solar Love. Chile 110 MW CSP Plant Moves Forward (via Solar Love) The Cerro Dominador solar-thermal mega-project being developed in the Atacama Desert in Chile just took a big step forward after obtaining a favorable environmental rating from Chilean Environmental Service authorities. The Cerro Dominador project will… &nbsp

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Canadians Take To The Streets To “Defend Our Climate”

Originally published in the ECOreport. On Saturday, May 10, thousands of Canadians took to the streets to “Defend our Climate.” Demonstrations  were held in every province except Newfoundland, as well as in the Yukon and Nunavik. The Canadian government appears to have leagued itself to the fossil fuel industry and is pushing numerous coal, natural

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Climate Science In The Classroom (Fun Climate Education + Climate Action)

In the wake of dire warnings about the future and current threats of global warming and climate change from the US government, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and the International Energy Agency (IEA), it’s clear that we need to tackle our illogical fossil fuel addiction fast. It’s critical that we tackle this issue [&hellip

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Tesla Expanding Into Second Facility In Lathrop, California — Now Hiring

Originally published on EV Obsession. Tesla Hiring For Move Into 2nd Manufacturing Facility (via EV Obsession) Tesla Motors is planning to expand into a second facility in California — in Lathrop, about 52 miles northeast of the Fremont facility — according to recent reports. The company has apparently already been granted building permits to modify

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Mars Agrees To Construct 200 MW Wind Farm

Mars Incorporated has agreed to the construction of a wind farm that will have a generation capacity of a whopping 200 MW. That is enough to cover the electricity usage of its entire US operations! Mars’ US operations comprise 70 sites, including 37 factories and 25,000 associates. The Mars wind farm will be built by Blattner Energy

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Banking On Solar

Improving loan opportunities could boost solar rates where third-party financing is lacking in some states, said Banking on Solar recently. Assembled by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Banking on Solar plans to make progress eliminating roadblocks for banks that want to invest more in solar energy’s potential, and increase their own

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Hyperbolic Metamaterials Could Drive Solar Costs Down, Down, Down

We haven’t checked in on the metamaterials scene in a few months but here’s something that caught our eye. A bigger-than-usual research team spearheaded by Purdue University has developed a new hyperbolic metamaterial that has numerous applications in the optical field, including high efficiency solar cells. While not the only factor in the overall cost

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