This fourth edition of REN21

Brazil could already arrive at grid parity - if modules were produced in the country. Meanwhile, Brazilian home owners are becoming inventive with the installation of solar thermal systems. One popular approach: buying tubes and water collection tanks from the home improvement store.

Chairman of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission Dr Ansar Parvez while addressing the 2009 convocation of the KANUPP Institute of Nuclear Power Engineering stated that Pakistan plans to build more nuclear plants in an effort to increase supply by a total of 8,800 MW.

WHAT could be the world

OVER the past few years, as venture capitalists poured money into solar companies and green technology start-ups, the mood in Silicon Valley resembled the sunny days of the dot-com boom in the late 1990s.

PHOTOVOLTAIC cells are already a familiar sight on rooftops. But one day, miniature cells may also be found in more unconventional places: power-generating windows, car sunroofs or even awnings.

LOCKHEED MARTIN is best known for building stealth fighters, satellites and other military equipment. But since late 2006 the company has taken on a different kind of enterprise

First Solar Inc on Wednesday reported quarterly earnings and revenue that topped Wall Street estimates, sending the U.S. solar company's shares up 9.4 percent in extended trade.

The company also said it began the process of finding a replacement for current CEO Michael Ahearn.

China must swiftly decouple its rapid economic growth from rising carbon dioxide emissions for global greenhouse gas levels to stay manageable, the authors of a new study said, urging sweeping support to help that transition.

Tens of thousands of Japanese homes and businesses are preparing to put new solar panels on their roofs, spurred by a subsidy plan going into effect this month. It is a step towards regaining Japan's once-dominant position in solar energy, something that has become a matter of pride for the country's policy-makers.

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