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Green Energy News for 02-01-2012

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Optical Furnace Bakes Better Solar Cells View Articles
An anonymous reader writes "Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory just announced that they have found a way to create more efficient photovoltaic cells using 50% less energy. The technique hinges upon a new optical furnace that uses intense light instead of a conventional furnace to heat silicon to make solar cells. The new furnace utilizes `highly reflective and heat-resistant ceramics to ensure that the light is absorbed only by a silicon wafer, not by the walls inside the furnace.`" Read more of this story at Slashdot.
Calif. company cancels $177M Saginaw solar plant View Articles
A California-based solar power company says it`s canceling plans to build a $177 million solar panel factory in Saginaw.
Indefinite blockade in Assam over Arunachal dam View Articles
Over two dozen organisations in Assam Monday launched an indefinite blockade of a national highway as part of their campaign to prevent the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation from constructing a dam and a 2,000 MW project in adjoining Arunachal Pradesh.
Renewable Energy Recap: Israel View Articles
Developers, manufacturers, investors and other renewable energy industry stakeholders need to know where the next big market is going to be so that they can adjust their business decisions accordingly.
Renewable Energy Recap: Argentina View Articles
Developers, manufacturers, investors and other renewable energy industry stakeholders need to know where the next big market is going to be so that they can adjust their business decisions accordingly.
Renewable Energy Recap: Brazil View Articles
Developers, manufacturers, investors and other renewable energy industry stakeholders need to know where the next big market is going to be so that they can adjust their business decisions accordingly.
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