Mitsubishi successfully tests technology for space solar power systems

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has conducted ground demonstration testing of “wireless power transmission,” a new technology presently under development to serve as the core technology of the space solar power systems (SSPS) that are expected to be the power generation systems of the future.

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Rayton Solar set to make solar energy 62% cheaper via a laser beam

American company Rayton Solar claims to have developed the technology to produce solar panels in the U.S.  that are 62% cheaper than the industry standard and are 25% more efficient.

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Thin-Film solar products contest to award over $600,000 in cash prizes

To raise more awareness for thin-film solar, Hanergy Thin Film Power, a leading solar manufacturer, has launched the Thin-Film Solar Product Global Innovation Competition in cooperation with several international design centers and SfunCube, the world’s most vibrant ecosystem for solar start-ups.

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First Round-The-World Solar Flight Takes Off from Abu Dhabi

Solar Impulse 2, a plane able to fly day and night on solar power only, took off  today from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, to Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman.

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Google to start testing solar-powered Internet drones

Google is gearing up to test its solar-powered drone project – dubbed “Project Titan” – sometime this year as part of its continued efforts to bring service to some of the four billion people without Internet access.

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