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  • China Consumes 33% of Global Photovoltaic Panel Shipments in Q4’12, According to NPD Solarbuzz

    The Chinese end-market dominated shipments of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels during the final quarter of 2012 with 33% of global end-market demand, according to new research released in the NPD Solarbuzz Quarterly report. “Just two years ago, the Chinese end-market was less than 10% of global PV demand,” stated ...


    By Solarbuzz

  • Italy’s largest photovoltaic plant completed in Montalto Di Castro (Viterbo)

    The photovoltaic plant in Montalto di Castro (Viterbo) has just been completed. With 6 MW of installed capacity, it is currently the largest photovoltaic plant in Italy and among the largest in Europe. It joins Enel’s 3.3 MW plant in Serre Persano (Salerno), Italy’s first large-scale photovoltaic plant, inaugurated in 1993 and still fully operational. The Montalto di Castro photovoltaic plant, ...


    By Enel SpA

  • Department of Energy to invest $50 million to advance domestic solar manufacturing market, achieve sunshot goal

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced a $50 million investment over two years for the SUNPATH program, aimed to help the nation reclaim its competitive edge in solar manufacturing. SUNPATH, which stands for Scaling Up Nascent PV At Home, represents the second solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing Initiative (PVMI) supporting the Department of Energy's ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Department of Energy to invest $50 million to advance domestic solar manufacturing market, achieve sunshot goal

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced a $50 million investment over two years for the SUNPATH program, aimed to help the nation reclaim its competitive edge in solar manufacturing. SUNPATH, which stands for Scaling Up Nascent PV At Home, represents the second solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing Initiative (PVMI) supporting the Department of Energy's ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Solar Photovoltaic Demand in the US to Grow by 20% in 2013 to 4.3 Gigawatts, Reports NPD Solarbuzz

    Demand for solar photovoltaic (PV) panels in the US is forecast to grow significantly during 2013 and post another record high of 4.3 gigawatts (GW), an increase of almost 20% compared to 2012, according to the latest NPD Solarbuzz North America PV Markets Quarterly. Solar PV demand from the US ...


    By Solarbuzz

  • UK Solar PV Installers Hit Back at Energy Price Rises With Three Great Reasons to Go Solar

    During September 2011, the media has been providing yet more bleak forecasts for UK households, with a rise of between 10 and 20 per cent in energy prices expected for the coming winter. With global wholesale gas and electricity generation prices also remaining steadily high, solar photovoltaic panel (solar PV) installers Spirit Solar have renewed their efforts to offer UK consumers a viable and ...


  • Sahara-based solar power project could help power Europe within 5 years

    The European energy commissioner recently announced that Europe could draw clean energy from solar panels constructed in the Saharan desert within five years, half the initial 10-year estimate. The series of solar projects in Northern Africa known as Desertec are funded with the help of the EU and some European companies, in the hope that the EU will meet its target of generating 20 percent of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Eaton PV inverters make the grid connection

    Developed specifically for use in photovoltaic (PV) renewable energy systems, inverters in the new ISG range from Eaton’s Electrical Sector are now tested and certified as fully compliant with ENA Engineering Recommendation G83/1, and therefore suitable for connection to the UK national grid. The new inverters combine high reliability and maintenance-free operation with compact construction ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Special report: Something new under the sun

    Common to all solar industry innovations are attempts to mould cells to new materials or environments. The usual conception of a solar farm, which consists of rows of panels lined towards the sun on the landscape, is being challenged by a number of companies seeking to float panels on water. Solaris Synergy, a Jerusalem-based company, is currently floating a solar 'array' on a reservoir in ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • DIY power supply: prospects for micro-generation

    With climate change at the top of the international political agenda, and energy security an increasing concern for Western nations, consumers producing their own electricity might be one ideal solution. A new study has examined current obstacles to the widespread use of micro-generation. The technology for micro-generation - small, localised energy generation close to its point of use (household ...

  • Green industries employ more than polluters, says WWF

    With over three million jobs across Europe, green economic activities are overtaking polluting industries in terms of employment, says a new WWF study. “Low carbon jobs for Europe” shows that at least 3.4 million European jobs are directly related to renewable energy, sustainable transport and energy efficient goods and services. This compares with 2.8 million jobs in polluting industries, such ...


    By WWF International

  • First-of-its-kind search engine will speed materials research

    Researchers from the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) jointly launched today a groundbreaking new online tool called the Materials Project, which operates like a “Google” of material properties, enabling scientists and engineers from universities, national laboratories ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • New wind turbines at pixel revealed

    Grocon today unveiled new wind turbine technology atop its carbon neutral Pixel building in Carlton. CEO Daniel Grollo said there would be three wind turbines on the building's Green Roof, with the first installed only last week. 'These wind turbines have a vertical axis, meaning they spin around a pole, unlike wind turbines on wind farms with a horizontal axis,' he said. ...

  • Hanwha SolarOne Makes Aggressive Push into Energy Storage Market Through Partnership with Silent Power

    Hanwha SolarOne Co. Ltd., (Hanwha SolarOne), a top-10 global photovoltaic manufacturer of low-cost, high-quality solar photovoltaic modules, today announced a strategic partnership with Silent Power, the innovative energy storage systems company. The Hanwha Group, Korea’s top-10 business group, led Silent Power’s Series B funding round with an $8 million ...


    By Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd.

  • ‘Smart’ carbon positive energy house

    Experts from the Welsh School of Architecture have designed and built the UK's first purpose-built, low-cost energy smart house, capable of exporting more energy to the national electricity grid than it uses. The house, designed by Professor Phil Jones and his team based at the Welsh School of Architecture, has been built as a prototype to meet tough new targets for zero carbon housing set by UK ...


    By Cardiff University

  • Energy Department Announces $53 Million to Drive Innovation, Cut Cost of Solar Power

    Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution and continue U.S. leadership in clean energy innovation, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced more than $53 million for 40 innovative research and development (R&D) projects that aim to drive down the cost of solar energy, tackling key aspects of technology development in order to bring innovative ideas ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • SolarWorld: U.S. Customers and Market Support Company During Investigations of Harmful Chinese Trade Practices

    SolarWorld, the largest U.S. solar manufacturer, has been supported by a wide spectrum of installers, distributors and project developers during a turbulent year that led to ...


    By SolarWorld AG

  • Department of Energy awards $156 million for groundbreaking energy research projects

    Arun Majumdar, Director of the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), today announced 60 cutting-edge research projects aimed at dramatically improving how the U.S. produces and uses energy. With $156 million from the Fiscal Year 2011 budget, the new ARPA-E selections focus on accelerating innovations in clean technology while increasing America's ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • U.S. closes US$4.75 billion in solar loans before program deadline

    The U.S. Energy Department completed US$4.75 billion in loan guarantees for four solar projects yesterday, the deadline for a 2005 program funded by the stimulus act. Projects being developed by ProLogis Inc., SunPower Corp. (SPWRA), and First Solar ...


    By Greentech Media

  • Students compete to design solar homes

    (AXcess News) Cambridge, Mass. - If the predictions of 1950s futurists had come true, we'd be whizzing to work in hovercrafts as domestic robots cleaned our prefab domes. While such idealistic prophesies are often tempered by time, that hasn't kept academics and inventors from creating bold visions about the home of tomorrow. That's exactly what brought 20 teams from universities across the ...


    By Axcess News

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