SOLAR - Return of the *Solarimpulse* to Switzerland

Return of the *Solarimpulse* to Switzerland (Part 1)

SOLAR IMPULSE - World Alliance for Clean Technologies

AIRSHIPS  - SOLAR IMPULSE

"You might have been wondering: what’s next for Solar Impulse? Well less than four months after having completed the adventure of flying around the world with no fuel, we launched the World Alliance for Clean Technologies in Marrakech during COP22.
A freshly produced 90 minute French documentary called “Solar Impulse - L'impossible tour du monde” was premiered in Paris last Monday.
http://blog.solarimpulse.com/post/153529392775/solar-impulse-2-arrives-back-in-switzerland

Return of the *Solarimpulse* to Switzerland (Part 1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xPqzqbWPVg
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SOLAR - Sweden to scrap taxes on solar energy in 2017

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Bid to run entirely on renewable energy by 2040.

The move must be approved by the European Commission in Brussels, which aims to boost the EU's share of renewable energy to at least 20 percent of consumption.

In October, the Swedish energy market regulator had estimated that in order to reach the target of 100 percent renewable energy, the share of solar electricity would have to rise to between five and 10 percent.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/sweden-scrap-taxes-solar-energy-2017-153816710.html

SOLAR - Chernobyl May Turn Into a Massive Solar Farm

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Two Chinese solar companies are planning to build a solar power plant in the exclusion zone around the site of the Chernobyl nuclear plant.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/chernobyl-may-turn-massive-solar-222242713.html

SOLAR - SolarCity's cash problem -Tesla is entering the solar business at a terrible time

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Tesla officially acquired SolarCity in a deal worth roughly $2 billion on Monday. Prior to the shareholder vote, Musk unveiled several solar products that will become the focus of Tesla's energy line. They include roof shingles that look like a normal roof, but are embedded with solar cells to generate energy, as well as an at-home battery, Powerwall 2.

SOLAR - Elon Musk: Tesla solar roof will likely cost less than a normal roof

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Elon Musk: Tesla solar roof will likely cost less than a normal roof

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the solar roof that will be sold under a combined Tesla-SolarCity will most likely cost less to install than a normal roof.
http://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-tesla-solar-roof-cost-less-than-normal-roof-2016-11

SOLAR - SolarCity Corporation Announces Amendment

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SolarCity Corporation Announces Amendment to 2.75% Convertible Senior Notes due 2018
SAN MATEO, Calif. — SolarCity Corporation (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SCTY) today announced its entry into a Supplemental Indenture (the “Supplemental Indenture”), dated as of November 21, 2016, with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (the “Trustee”).
http://www.solarcity.com/newsroom/press/solarcity-corporation-announces-amendment-275-convertible-senior-notes-due-2018

SOLAR - low-cost solar cell

New way to make low-cost solar cell technology
"We have been able to achieve a record efficiency of 16.6 per cent for a semi-transparent perovskite cell, and 24.5 per cent for a perovskite-silicon tandem, which is one of the highest efficiencies reported for this type of cell,"
http://www.solardaily.com/reports/New_way_to_make_low_cost_solar_cell_technology_999.html

SOLAR - Cells in 3D

A New Way to Image Solar Cells in 3-D
Scientists from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a way to use optical microscopy to map thin-film solar cells in 3-D as they absorb photons.
http://www.solardaily.com/reports/A_New_Way_to_Image_Solar_Cells_in_3_D_999.html

SOLAR - Nanotech-powered clothing

'Back to the Future' inspires solar nanotech-powered clothing
"A major application could be with our military," Thomas said. "When you think about our soldiers in Iraq or Afghanistan, they're walking in the sun. Some of them are carrying more than 30 pounds of batteries on their bodies. It is hard for the military to deliver batteries to these soldiers in this hostile environment. A garment like this can harvest and store energy at the same time if sunlight is available."
http://www.solardaily.com/reports/Back_to_the_Future_inspires_solar_nanotech_powered_clothing_999.html

SOLAR - America’s cloudiest cities

These are some of America’s cloudiest cities. And guess what: they’re producing tons of solar power.

http://blog.solarcity.com/solar-panels-working-in-cloudy-cities/

SOLAR - Legend Solar Opens Latest Office in Greenest City in America PORTLAND, OR

Legend Solar Opens Latest Office in Greenest City in America

PORTLAND, OR--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Legend Solar, Portland’s newest solar power provider, hosted a Ribbon Cutting and Open House yesterday for its recent office opening in Clackamas.
http://www.esolarenergynews.com/2016/11/legend-solar-opens-latest-office-in.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FNrBn+%28Solar+Energy+News%29

SOLAR - FIRST SOLAR, INC. ANNOUNCES ACCELERATION OF SERIES 6 SOLAR MODULE PRODUCTION TO 2018

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FIRST SOLAR, INC. ANNOUNCES ACCELERATION OF SERIES 6 SOLAR MODULE PRODUCTION TO 2018; RESTRUCTURES OPERATIONS; UPDATES 2016 GUIDANCE & PROVIDES 2017 GUIDANCE

http://investor.firstsolar.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=999827


SOLAR IMPULSE HAS LANDED

SOLAR IMPULSE HAS LANDED! 
Pilot: Bertrand Piccard
Departure23rd July 2016 23:28 UTC
Arrival26th July 2016 00:05 UTC
Flight Time2 Days 37 Minutes
Distance2694 km
Max Altitude8534 m
Solar Energy917.9 kWh

http://www.solarimpulse.com/leg-17-from-Cairo-to-Abu_Dhabi



























SOLAR IMPULSE From CAIRO to ABU DHABI

AIRSHIPS  - SOLAR IMPULSE
From CAIRO to ABU DHABI
Pilot: Bertrand Piccard
http://www.solarimpulse.com/leg-17-from-Cairo-to-Abu_Dhabi

"The Mission Control Center team has identified a weather window that could allow us to overcome the high temperatures across Saudi Arabia and hopefully land in Abu Dhabi after 48 hours."
"Bertrand Piccard and Si2 are flying at the speed of 30kts and at the altitude of 10'200ft: 11% of the flight completed."
Time of departure23rd July 2016 23:28 UTC
Flight Time0d 6h 41m 49s
Distance391 km (14 %)
Altitude10690 ft (3258 m)
Batteries charge38% (charging)
Energy Neutral in8h 34m
Solar Energy28 kWh



LEG 17 LIVE: Solar Impulse Airplane - InFlight Day 1 from Cairo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai1thkGfnYk

SOLAR IMPULSE LATEST NEWS

SOLAR IMPULSE LATEST NEWS
LEG 17 LIVE: Solar Impulse Airplane - BREAKING - Flight postponed












SOLAR 2016 CONFERENCE Pioneers for 25 years!

INTERSOLAR NORTH AMERICA 2013 -2014-2015

Since its establishment in 2008, Intersolar North America has become the most attended solar event and the premier networking platform for the North American solar industry.

Intersolar North America 2013
July 9th–11th  in San Francisco
Venue:Moscone Center
600 exhibitors
19,000 trade visitors

Intersolar North America 2014
530 exhibiting companies from 25 countries
17,473 verified visitors from 74 countries
Venue:Moscone Center

Intersolar North America 2015
July 14-16, 2015 in San Francisco

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SOLARS SOLAR IMPULSE ready for Landing in CAIRO

SOLARS SOLAR IMPULSE ready for Landing in Seville

AIRSHIPS  - SOLAR IMPULSE


SOLAR IMPULSE has Landed in Seville -Spain
Trans Atlantic Flight

http://www.solarimpulse.com/rtw

Departure20th June 2016 06:30 UTC
Arrival23rd June 2016 05:38 UTC
Flight Time2 Days 23 Hours 8 Minutes
Distance6765 km
Max Altitude8 534 m
Solar Energy1388 kWh



















SOLAR IMPULSE ready for Landing in Seville
http://www.solarimpulse.com/rtw

Time of departure20th June 2016 06:30 UTC
Flight Time2d 21h 27m 24s
Distance6205 km (98 %)
Altitude4734 ft (1443 m)
Batteries charge44% (discharging)
Energy Neutral in14h 15m
Solar energy-






SOLAR IMPULSE over the Atlantic
WATCH LIVE

http://www.solarimpulse.com/rtw





















SOLAR IMPULSE over the Atlantic
WATCH LIVE
http://www.solarimpulse.com/rtw
NEW YORK TO SEVILLE
FLIGHT 15
Time of departure 20th June 2016 06:30 UTC
Flight Time 1d 15h 30m 28s
Distance 3263 km (48 %)
Altitude 19804 ft (6036 m)
Batteries charge 99% (discharging)
Energy Neutral in 21h 04m
Solar energy -
http://www.solarimpulse.com/leg-15-from-New_York-to-Seville




WATCH LIVE
http://www.solarimpulse.com/rtw
Flight15 Pilot Bertrand Piccard 
and his wife in Monaco (MCC) Michelle Piccard
SOLAR IMPULSE 
over the Atlantic
http://www.solarimpulse.com/leg-15-from-New_York-to-Seville
NEW YORK TO SEVILLE
FLIGHT 15
Time of departure 20th June 2016 06:30 UTC
Flight Time 1d 13h 41m 58s
Distance 3047 km (45 %)
Altitude 28289 ft (8623 m)
Batteries charge 100% (discharging)
Energy Neutral in 0h 01m
Solar energy 13 kWh

SOLAR IMPULSE in New York




SOLAR IMPULSE in California