Solar Power Keeps Flying: New 45+% Efficiency Record, and More!

SOLAR KEEPS FLYING

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OO US Solar-Plus-Storage Market to Surpass $1 Billion by 2018

OO Scientists Demonstrate 45.7% Efficiency for Concentrator Solar Cell – at the Dept of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, one of the highest efficiencies achieved for any type of solar cell.

This concentrator cell can receive more than 1,000 suns of concentrated sunlight. It greatly improves earlier designs with an additional high-quality absorber layer to achieve an ultra-high efficiency.

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OO The Desolenator Make Clean Drinking Water
From Salt Water With A Little Sunlight the solar-powered device could make the process affordable for the millions of people around the world who don’t have running water.

OO India to Fund $158 Million for 1 Gigawatt of Solar Projects

OO Australia: Record-Breaking Solar Electric Car Getting Ready to Hit the Streets

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Check it out here, right now!

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here. This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

 

For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week

 

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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