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