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The study carried out in Taiwan took on the challenge of making the technology behind dye-sensitized solar cells more affordable by replacing the costly platinum counter-electrodes with bismuth telluride (Bi2Te3) nanosheet arrays.

Major advances in dye sensitized solar cells

Two groups of researchers have recently advanced the field of solar cells with a cheaper and efficient replacement for platinum and better synthesis of zinc oxide.
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Major advances in dye sensitized solar cells

Two groups of researchers have recently advanced the field of solar cells with a cheaper and efficient replacement for platinum and better synthesis of zinc oxide.
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Energy Department Announces $15 Million to Help Communities Boost Solar Deployment

The United States continues to be a global leader in solar, with total U.S. solar energy installations reaching 13 gigawatts last year.
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OutBack Power Steps up Support for Solar Installers with Half-price Battery Shipping, NABCEP Certificate Training

Program for direct battery shipping within five days improves jobsite success in growing solar market.
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United PV Signs Strategic Cooperation Agreement with Sinolease for Intended Finance Lease of RMB10 Billion

(PRC, Hong Kong, 16 April 2014) United Photovoltaics Group Limited (“United PV” or “the Company,” stock code: 00686.HK, whose largest shareholder is China Merchants New
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Anaergia Delivers Showcase Facility for Generating Renewable Energy from Organic Waste in London

Anaergia Inc., announced today that UTS Biogas Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Anaergia based in the United Kingdom, has successfully constructed and commissioned a 1.5 MWel biogas facility at Dagenham, London, for its client TEG Environmental Ltd.
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A molecular approach to solar power

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Covanta Announces New Partnership with Western Massachusetts Municipalities for Bundled Sustainable Waste Services

Springfield, MA – Covanta (NYSE: CVA), a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, today announced a new partnership with nine Western Massachusetts
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GE's Landfill Gas Engine Technology Powers Waste-to-Energy Project in Latin America

GE's Distributed Power business announces that commissioning for three of its Jenbacher gas engines is expected to take place this month at Estre Ambiental's landfill in Guatapara City, São Paulo, Brazil
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Siemens receives major order for BorWin3 North Sea grid connection from TenneT

Siemens has received orders for five HVDC offshore grid connections in the German North Sea from the grid transmission operator TenneT.
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Genetically modified tobacco plants as an alternative for producing bioethanol

The study has been conducted by researchers at the Public University of Navarre and the IdAB-Institute of Agrobiotechnology
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Yingli Green Energy Signs Framework Agreement with United PV for the Acquisition of 300 MW Solar PV Plants

BAODING, China, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company,") the largest vertically integrated
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Satellite Data to Aid Turbine Revolution

University of Leicester works with High Efficiency Heating UK Ltd to pinpoint optimum locations for hydropower turbines.
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Loughborough scientists come up with method of reducing solar panel glare

The glare from solar farms could be a thing of the past, thanks to scientists at Loughborough University.
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Research Finds “Tunable” Semiconductors Will Allow Better Detectors, Solar Cells

One of the great problems in physics is the detection of electromagnetic radiation – that is, light – which lies outside the small range of wavelengths that the human eye can see.
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Stanford scientists discover a novel way to make ethanol without corn or other plants
Stanford scientists have created a copper-based catalyst that produces large quantities of ethanol from carbon monoxide gas at room temperature....
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New Sustainable Production of Electricity Using PV
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Trees go high-tech: process turns cellulose into energy storage devices
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Enginuity New Master Tenant at MPSC
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Enginuity New Master Tenant at MPSC
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Engineered Bacteria Produce Biofuel Alternative for High-Energy Rocket Fuel
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Joint BioEnergy Institute are engineering a biofuel alternative for high-energy fuels like JP-10....
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Pilot project has started: Vibratory driving of monopiles can cut costs of offshore wind energy
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Engineered Bacteria Produce Biofuel Alternative for High-Energy Rocket Fuel
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California Firm Awarded Patent for Zero-Fuel Solar Plastic Molding Technology
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How to tap the sun’s energy through heat as well as light
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Gamesa’s G114-2.0 MW prototype in Alaiz, Spain starts to generate energy
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Berkeley Lab-led Project Aims to Produce Liquid Transportation Fuel from Methane
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Gamesa’s G114-2.0 MW prototype in Alaiz, Spain starts to generate energy
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Simple, Cheap Way to Increase Solar Cell Efficiency
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NREL Finds a New Cellulose Digestion Mechanism by a Fast-eating Enzyme
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