solar radiation News

  • SMHI develops forecasts for the solar energy sector

    Short-term forecasts for direct solar radiation will be developed by researchers from the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) within the framework of a European research project on solar energy. A forecast of the amount of solar radiation and coming cloudiness would be of great benefit to the solar energy sector. “A large amount of cloud cover is highly ...

  • Canadian Solar Supplied 3.3 MW of Solar Modules for PV Project in Bulgaria

      ONTARIO, Canada, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. ("Canadian Solar" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar companies, today announced its further strategic expansion into South-East Europe by supplying 3.3 MW of solar modules for a PV project in Bulgaria. The solar power plant was built in Plovdiv, Bulgaria's second largest city, on ...


    By Canadian Solar Inc. (CSI)

  • Abengoa finalizes the largest solar complex in Europe

    Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B), the company that develops innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, has begun operation of Solaben 1 and Solaben 6, two 50 megawatt (MW) parabolic trough plants located in Extremadura, Spain. The two plants belong to the Extremadura Solar Complex, the largest solar complex in Europe with 200 MW capacity, and produce ...


    By Abengoa

  • Tough climate persists for the solar photovoltaic industry

    Despite talk of the global economy emerging from recessionary times, many companies in the green energy sector continue to face a tough climate.  Indeed, a 40% cut in the global price of silicon wafers resulted in UK-based PV Crystalox Solar reporting earnings for the first six months of 2010 of €12.4m compared to €35.2m in the comparable period of 2009. Iain Dorrity, CEO of ...


    By Research Analysts Ltd

  • Study pours cold water on solar disinfection

    Doubt has been cast on a much-lauded method of disinfecting water using only sunlight, after a study found that it doesn't reduce diarrhoea among children in families using the technique. Solar Water Disinfection (SODIS), a low-cost water purification method that uses only sunlight to disinfect water, is currently used by about three million people in 30 countries, according to the SODIS ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Australia Solar Power Industry Opportunity Analysis

    MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Australia Solar Power Sector Opportunity Analysis" new market research report to its store. As Australia is moving towards increased solar power generation, the installed capacity of solar modules has shown considerable growth in the recent years. The use of solar energy for power generation had started way back in 1992 in the country with a few pilot ...


  • Research and Markets: Advances in Thin-Film Solar Cells

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  • BioSolar Backed Solar Panels Debut at GovGreen Conference

    BioSolar, Inc. (OTCBB: BSRC), developer of a breakthrough technology to produce bio-based materials from renewable plant sources that reduce the cost of photovoltaic (PV) solar modules, today reported that the company will present BioBacksheet integrated PV panels at the GovGreen Conference held in Washington DC later this week. The panels were produced by four ...


    By BioSolar, Inc.

  • Solar Topps Reaches Two Megawatt Solar Supply Agreement With Power-One for American-Made Residential and Commercial Grade Solar Photovoltaic Power Inverters

    Solar Topps (http://www.solartopps.com), a fast growing solar installation company based in Tempe, Arizona, announced a Two Megawatt solar photovoltaic power inverter supply agreement with one of America's leading solar photovoltaic power inverter manufacturers, Power-One, which ...


  • Masdar to Develop 15 MW Solar Plant in Mauritania

    Masdar announced today the development of a 15-megawatt solar power project in Nouakchott, the capital city of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. The plant will deliver 10 per cent of electricity capacity in Mauritania. Masdar is a renewable energy company based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, which has large and small-scale power projects around the world. ...


    By MASDAR

  • Europe’s biggest solar power incentive bolsters Ukraine

    Solar-power capacity in Ukraine is forecast to double this year, spurred by the completion of Europe’s biggest photovoltaic plant in December and incentives a third higher than anywhere else in the region.   Developers in the former Soviet republic may add panels with 300 megawatts of capacity after last year installing about 200 megawatts, according to the Association of Alternative ...


  • Statkraft opens first solar park in Italy - announces agreement for more solar parks

    Norwegian power generator Statkraft has opened its first solar power plant, Casale in Aprilia, Italy. Statkraft also announces an agreement with Siemens Energy to build more solar power plants in Italy. With a total capacity of 3.3 MW and an annual power production of 4.5 GWh, the Casale solar park will supply approximately 1200 Italian households with renewable energy. 'Developing solar power is ...


    By Statkraft

  • New interactive map assesses solar power potential of Cambridge

    Public launch for project taking place Oct. 3 Written by Scott R Campbell.You can read the original story in MIT NewsMIT researchers have developed a new interactive map to show Cambridge property owners how much electricity can be ...

  • Titanium dioxide-water nanofluids enhance the performance of solar collectors

    Adding nanoparticles to water in solar collectors, which are used to capture the sun’s energy, can considerably improve their performance, a recent study on nanofluids has found. The energy efficiency of the collector can be increased by up to 76.6% when using water containing 0.1% by volume of titanium dioxide nanoparticles, compared with water alone. Energy from the sun is a renewable ...

  • Leanardo Energy holds second concentrated solar power online training course

    Following the first training series dedicated to Concentrated Solar Power technology description, Leonardo Energy is launching a second course, covering market aspects, special applications (solar desalination) and solar resource assessment. To register for the course, please ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • New educational website offers one-stop solar power resource

    SMA America, Inc., the United States division of global solar technology giant SMA Solar Technology AG, has launched www.Solar-is-Future.com. This user-friendly, educational Web site explains how solar energy can be harvested and utilized via animation, illustrations and descriptions in easy-to-understand language. At Solar-is-Future.com, visitors can research the benefits of solar power and how ...


    By SMA America, LLC

  • Abengoa Obtains Environmental Approval for South America’s Largest Solar-Thermal Plant

    Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has obtained a favorable environmental rating from the authorities of the Chilean Environmental Service to develop a solar-thermal plant using molten salts tower technology with an installed capacity of 110 MW. The project, ...


    By Abengoa

  • Vario releases its solar calculator for Android in English, German and Italian

    The solar yield calculator app of Vario green energy is now available for Android smartphones. An iPhone version of it already exists. House and roof owners can calculate with the free app on their mobile phone, which yield a photovoltaic power plant would generate and how much CO² they can save. The program is available in English, German and Italian. In order to calculate the possible ...

  • NREL data set shows clouds` effects on solar power

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)has produced and made available a rich data set showing what happens, second-by-second, when clouds pass over a solar power installation. Seventeen measurement stations near Hawaii’s Honolulu International Airport on the island of Oahu collected data at 1-second intervals over the course of a year. ...

  • Ukraine Solar PV Power market Analysis and Forecasts to 2015

    GlobalData's "Ukraine Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2015" gives an in-depth analysis of the Ukraine solar PV power market and provides forecasts up to 2015. The research analyzes the growth and evolution of the Ukraine solar PV power market up to 2009 and gives historical and forecast statistics for the period 2001-2015. This research also gives detailed analysis of the ...


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