U.S. Department of Agriculture launches largest solar array in Washington D.C.

At a ribbon cutting ceremony on Earth Day, US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the activation of USDA’s first solar array project in the National Capital Region.

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IHS report: Trina Solar became top solar photovoltaic module supplier in 2014

According to a new report from IHS , the leading global source of critical information and insight, with shipments of 23.7 gigawatts (GWs) the top 10 solar photovoltaic (PV) module suppliers grew their combined market share slightly last year, from 48 percent in 2013 to 49 percent in 2014. Boasting the largest domestic market for PV modules, Chinese suppliers continued to dominate the market last year.

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NREL: U.S. shared solar could represent up to 49% of the distributed PV market in 2020

Analysis from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) finds that by making shared solar programs available to households and businesses that currently cannot host on-site photovoltaic (PV) systems shared solar could represent 32 to 49 percent of the distributed photovoltaic market in 2020.

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Successful launch of German research rocket to improve the quality and efficiency of solar cells

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) announced last week  the successful launch into space of TEXUS 51 research rocket from the Esrange Space Center near Kiruna in northern Sweden on 23 April.

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Peugeot selects Gemasolar plant in Spain as backdrop to advertise new Hybrid car

The 19.9 MW Gemasolar thermoelectric solar plant near Seville in southern Spain’s Andalucia province,  owned by  Torresol Energy and developed by SENER  has been chosen as the backdrop for the  ad campaign of the car manufacturer Peugeot, advertising its new 308 R Hybrid which will make its debut at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show.

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