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Boeing successfully completes test flight with green diesel

Boeing successfully completes test flight with green diesel

Boeing has completed the world’s first flight using green diesel. On December 3,...

U.N.F.C.C.C. head urges climate action as Lima Conference begins

U.N.F.C.C.C. head urges climate action as Lima Conference begins

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Executive Secretary Christ...

Philippines houses world’s largest solar-powered mall

Philippines houses world’s largest solar-powered mall

A mall in the capital city of the Philippines is now sporting a 1.5-megawatt sol...

U.S., China announce significant emissions reduction cuts

U.S., China announce significant emissions reduction cuts

The Governments of the United States and China have announced that they will be ...

Best Eco Cars of 2014

Best Eco Cars of 2014

Eco-friendly cars, also referred to as green cars, are vehicles that have a less...

Largest wind farm in Southeast Asia goes online in the Philippines

Largest wind farm in Southeast Asia goes online in the Philippines

The largest wind farm in Southeast Asia, a 150-megawatt installation in the Phil...

SPI Solar to acquire 360 MW worth of solar power projects in China

SPI Solar to acquire 360 MW worth of solar power projects in China

Solar Power, Inc. is set to become one of the largest solar developers in China....

Business

tenKsolar expands manufacturing capacity in Thailand

tenKsolar expands manufacturing capacity in Thailand

Friday, 19 December 2014

tenKsolar is establishing new production lines in Thailand for their manufacture of their solar modules. tenKsolar, which is based in Minneapolis, des...

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Technology

Bacteria producing sweet-smelling compound for greener fuels

Bacteria producing sweet-smelling compound for greener fuels

Tuesday, 02 December 2014

A sweet-smelling chemical compound primarily used in fragrances and flavoring is being studied for its potential as a clean and green biofuel. Methyl ...

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Politics

U.N. chief hails results of C.O.P. 20

U.N. chief hails results of C.O.P. 20

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the results of the recently concluded Conference of the Parties in Lima, Peru. The Secretary-Gener...

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Living Green

Incandescent bulbs now entering their homestretch

Incandescent bulbs now entering their homestretch

Saturday, 06 December 2014

Nearly 125 years after the invention of the light bulb – technology that revolutionized the world’s way of life and living – the phased ban on sale of...

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Renewables

Low-Carbon

Seven eco-friendly home heating solutions

Seven eco-friendly home heating solutions

Friday, 12 December 2014

Environmentally friendly home heating solutions are valuable for the planet, and can lower your utility bills. With the numerous home heating alternat...

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Opinion

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Nutrition plays a critical role in everyone’s chance at a better future. Hunger, said Benjamin Franklin once, is the best pickle. Some say “pickle”...

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DuPont to invest US $ 120 million in solar product expansion


DuPont expects overall sales of its solar products to exceed $1 billion by 2012. Photo by DuPont

DuPont, a leading supplier of materials to the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry, will invest US $120 million for a multi-phase production expansion of its Tedlar polyvinyl fluoride product line.

Tedlar films are durable backsheets for solar PV modules that can withstand any weather condition. The planned expansion will increase the capacity of monomer and resin used in producing Tedlar films by more than 50%.

DuPont has already selected sites for the Tedlar capacity expansion project, with construction already beginning for new monomer and resin facilities at the DuPont sites in Louisville, Kentucky and Fayetteville, North Carolina. These facilities are scheduled to come online in mid-2010.

The company has also implemented capacity expansions for its Tedlar PV2100 series film and is completing the engineering and design for another planned expansion for the production of its Tedlar PV2000 series film.

DuPont expects that the rapid growth of the global solar market will increase the demand for Tedlar and other new materials that increase the efficiency of solar cells and modules. The company anticipates over $1 billion in overall sales of its solar products by 2012.

Founded in 1802, DuPont offers a wide range of products and services for various markets, including agriculture, electronics, communications, energy, and transportation. The company’s headquarters are located in Wilmington, Delaware.


-   Natassia Y. Laforteza



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