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  • Solar power for the poor: facts and figures

    Solar power could help alleviate rural poverty. David J. Grimshaw and Sian Lewis shine a light on its progress, potential and pitfalls. Increasing access to energy is critical to ensuring socioeconomic development in the world's poorest countries. An estimated 1.5 billion people in developing countries have no access to electricity, with more than 80 per cent of these living in sub-Saharan ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • American Solar Direct Raises $5 Million in Additional Equity Investment for Fast-Paced California Residential Solar Market

    American Solar Direct Holdings Inc. (ASDHI), the parent company of solar energy lease provider American Solar Direct (ASD), announced today that it has secured $5 million in additional equity investment. Existing American Solar Direct institutional investor WGL Holdings, Inc., ...


  • MediaTechnics Issues Request for Proposal for Solar Power Systems

    MediaTechnics Corporation (PINKSHEETS: MEDT) is pleased to announce that it issued a Request for Proposal to its Chinese Venture Partner in order to obtain final pricing for a new line of photovoltaic solar power generating systems to be built in China for the Company's joint venture, Apex Solar Corporation. The Company has received requests for pricing on up to 2 MW of solar panels and ...


  • Testing at NREL Aids Solar Power in Hawaii

    Inverter load rejection overvoltage (LRO) tests completed by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory as part of a cooperative research agreement with SolarCity have proven so successful that a testing partner, Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO), has proposed to double its hosting capacity for solar energy. The inverter testing at NREL's ...

  • Tofu Could Be Solar Power’s Missing Ingredient

    A major component holding back the solar industry's drive towards multi-surface flexible panels is the necessity for cadmium chloride, which is both expensive and toxic. New research from British scientists at the University of Liverpool, however, has the potential to remove its requirement and, in doing so, reduce the cost and toxicity of the product. The alternative they have discovered ...


    By Climate Action

  • Solar technology acceleration center is powering up

    Members of the Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC) and supporters convened in Aurora, Colo., today, to mark a milestone in “Powering Up” one of the world’s largest solar test and demonstration facilities.  Since announcing the initial launch of SolarTAC one year ago, the site infrastructure development has progressed to the point where members can now break ground for their ...

  • Asia Pacific must make the transition to solar power

    Many countries in Asia and the Pacific are well-suited to solar power initiatives, and incentives and low-cost financing mechanisms should be made available to help the region make the transition possible, according to Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Haruhiko Kuroda. "The Asia and Pacific region has the right combination of elements - demand for energy, access to sunlight and arid land, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Weather Monitoring Aids in Expansion of Solar Power

    Weather has always been a challenge for solar. The growth of the industry is pushing it into territories where shifting weather conditions impact their effectiveness. Advanced weather monitoring is critical. It allows solar systems to adapt to their environment. Columbia Weather Systems, a professional weather monitoring system manufacturer located in Hillsboro, Oregon, offers weather stations ...

  • SolarReserve lends insight on hybrid solar power solutions for baseload power

    SolarReserve to speak on the integration of photovoltaic (PV) and advanced solar thermal (CSP) technology for cost-competitive 24/7 baseload power. SANTA MONICA, California, October 03, 2014 – SolarReserve, a leading global developer of large-scale solar power projects and advanced solar thermal storage technology, will offer ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Greg Barker’s speech for solar power UK

    Five years ago I wrote Power to the People. A pamphlet urging a radical shift to a far more decentralised local energy economy. A shift away from the dominance of a few energy giants towards a diverse, innovation rich energy sector.  A new vision of energy generation that empowers homes, businesses and communities. Since then, all that I have seen and all that I have learned, first as ...

  • JFE Engineering and Solar Power Group sign technology licensing agreement for linear fresnel solar thermal power

    JFE Engineering Corporation (JFEE) and Solar Power Group (SPG) have concluded a technology licensing agreement under which JFEE will commercialize SPG’s Fresnel technology having exclusive sales rights in Southeast Asia and Oceania. In addition, JFEE will also market Fresnel based solar thermal power plants in other countries around the world. JFE Engineering Corporation (JFEE) and Solar ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Direct steam generation: increasing temperatures is crucial for CSP

    Direct Steam Generation could hold the secret to reaching higher steam temperatures and simplifying balance of plant configurations for large-scale solar thermal projects. As the CSP industry moves forward into an era of large-scale development in the United States the ability to reach higher operational temperatures to improve the efficiency of solar thermal power production is at the forefront ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Eaton to Showcase Power Management Solutions for Solar and Energy Storage Systems at Solar Power International Booth #2922

    Power management company Eaton will highlight a range of solutions and engineering services to help customers maximize their renewable energy investments at Solar Power International 2015, from September 15 through 17 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. At booth #2922, visitors can meet with the company’s application experts and see its industry-leading products. Eaton ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Direct Steam Generation: Increasing temperatures is crucial for CSP

    Direct Steam Generation could hold the secret to reaching higher steam temperatures and simplifying balance of plant configurations for large-scale solar thermal projects As the CSP industry moves forward into an era of large-scale development in the United States the ability to reach higher operational temperatures to improve the efficiency of solar thermal power production is at the forefront ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Direct Current Power Systems for Commercial Buildings to Reach Nearly $10 Billion in Market Value by 2020

    The use of direct current (DC) power in buildings is expanding, driven by the growing reliance on renewable energy sources, increased demand for advanced energy storage devices, and increased demand for energy efficiency within commercial buildings. Deployed at the level of a single building or microgrid, DC power distribution can reduce the number of required conversions between alternating ...

  • New Direction World Bank Energy Investments

    The World Bank has issued a new Energy Sector Directions Paper that sets a principles-based course for the Bank's work in the energy sector with a focus on expanding energy access and sustainable energy. The new Energy Sector Directions Paper was discussed by the Bank Group's Executive Board on July 16 and will guide the Bank's operations going forward. World Bank Group President Jim Yong ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Solar Paint and Other Solar Surprises

    Solar paint - just paint it on your wall, car, boat - and you can start generating electricity. Chemical engineer Cyrus Wadia says, 'Today this is science fiction; but everything we do is moving us toward that. A doctoral student with UC Berkeley's interdisciplinary Energy and Resources Group, Wadia came back to school after six years in business. He spends long hours in the lab 'synthesizing ...

  • SMA America’s solar power international event brings professionals together

    SMA America, Inc., a subsidiary of SMA Solar Technology AG, held an exclusive networking event for Sunny PRO Club members during the recent Solar Power International conference and expo in San Diego. The Sunny PRO Club is a business-building partnership program available to solar professionals who sell and install SMA products. In addition to providing marketing support, the Sunny PRO Club ...


    By SMA America, LLC

  • SolarReserve Receives `Industry Choice` Award For Advancing the Concentrated Solar Power Industry

                    SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  – SolarReserve, a U.S. developer of large-scale solar power projects, today ...


    By SolarReserve

  • Philippines’ Largest Solar Power Plant to Rise in Ilagan City, Isabela.

    The Department of Energy (DOE) has approved on May 27, 2015  the service contract of the largest solar PV power plant in the Philippines. A twenty-five (25) year Service contract was signed between Living Project 4 People Philippines Inc. (LP4PP) and the country’s DOE.  The signing will start the process of completion of development , installation, construction, ...


    By Greenergy Solutions Inc.

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