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Quantum Secrets of Photosynthesis Revealed

Through photosynthesis, green plants and cyanobacteria are able to transfer sunlight energy to molecular reaction centers for conversion into chemical energy with nearly 100-percent efficiency.


Military Moves to Solar Power, Hires Akeena Solar for the Job

The California Air National Guard is switching to solar power for the operation of its armory in Fresno.


Getting to Cheap, Efficient Solar Power, UMass Amherst Scientist Explores What is Needed Now

If solar power is going to play a significant role in the energy equation of the future, there must be advances in technologies to store that power and more investment by manufacturers, concludes a new federally funded study by University of Massachusetts Amherst scientist Erin Baker.


Cheaper Solar Power Using Ideas Found in Nature

Solar cell technology developed by the University's Nanomaterials Research Centre will enable New Zealanders to generate electricity from sunlight at a 10th of the cost of current silicon-based photo-electric solar cells.


PowerLight to Build 4.8 Megawatt Solar Electric Power Plant in Spain

PowerLight, a leading global provider of large scale solar power systems and a subsidiary of SunPower Corporation, announced today that its Swiss subsidiary, PowerLight Systems SA, has entered into an agreement with Agrupacion Solar Llerena-Badajoz 1, AIE and Solarpack Corporacion Tecnologica, SL, to design and build a solar electric power plant in Llerena, Spain.


One of World's Largest Solar Power Plants, Located in Portugal, Begins Generating Electricity

Spread across a hillside pasture amid olive trees, 52,000 shimmering photovoltaic modules in one of the world's largest solar power plants have begun generating enough electricity for 8,000 homes, GE, PowerLight and Catavento announced today.


New Developments in "Artificial Photosynthesis"

Scientists at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory are trying to design catalysts inspired by photosynthesis, the natural process by which green plants convert sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into oxygen and carbohydrates.


Chevron, Fresno State Partner in Solar-Power Parking Project

Construction has begun at California State University, Fresno on a solar panel-topped parking structure system being built by Chevron Energy Solutions, a Chevron subsidiary, that will be the largest of its kind at any university in the United States.



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