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Arizona Solar Center Blog

Commentary from Arizona Solar Center Board Members and invited contributors.

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Solar power news highlights: U.S. & abroad

Researchers from Germany's Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) recently announced a new record for thin-film solar cell efficiency of 20.1 percent, beating a previously-held mark by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL).

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2010 UA solar car goes high tech

It's like your car, with rear view mirrors, headlights and turn signals. Except this car is 100% solar powered. It's the 2010 model of The University of Arizona solar car.

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Solar pond could produce fresh water

Salty lakes worldwide could produce valuable freshwater using a low-cost solar process developed at the University of Nevada, researchers said.

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Arizona may get sky-high solar towers

An Australian company hopes to build what sounds like an ideal energy source in western Arizona - a power plant that uses no fuel or water, causes no pollution and runs all day. But first EnviroMission Inc. has to raise the money to build one of the tallest manmade structures on Earth on top of a sprawling greenhouse.

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PG&E gets OK for space-based solar project

The California Public Utilities Commission has approved a space-based renewable energy contract for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. in an effort to move the state a step closer to meeting its renewable energy goals.

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