solar water News

  • Phoenix water treatment goes solar

    The city of Phoenix's Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant has started working directly with the sun to help produce the energy needed to operate the plant, which produces 15 billion gallons of tap water each year.  A 7.5-megawatt high efficiency solar power system, which was designed and built by SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) and is the largest such installation on city property, is expected ...


    By SunPower Corporation

  • RBI Solar Acquired ProtekPark Solar

    RBI Solar, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of ProtekPark Solar, a leading manufacturer and installer of solar carport structures. Acquirement includes brand, technology, intellectual property, manufacturing, and existing employees. All ProtekPark Solar carport designs, including single slope, ...


    By RBI Solar

  • 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

  • California water treatment facility turns to solar power

       ATLANTA, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The municipal water district that provides water, sewer, recycled water, fire protection, emergency medical services and park services to the unincorporated community of Ramona, California has commissioned a 530 kilowatt peak (kWp) solar energy installation. The installation was developed and financed by leading solar energy ...


    By Enfinity

  • Solar Energy Products in China

    Bharatbook added a new report on 'Solar Energy Products in China' which gives solar energy products investment and demand for photovoltaic modules in China. Solar Energy Products in China to 2013Gains in solar thermal collectors will be primarily stimulated by rising personal incomes and expanding ...


  • OPEL Solar, Inc. and Aquarion Water Company Mark the Completion of Innovative Solar Power Plant in Connecticut

    OPEL Solar, Inc. and OPEL Technologies Inc. (TSX VENTURE: OPL) (collectively "OPEL" or "the Company"), a leading global supplier of single and dual axis solar tracker systems and high concentration photovoltaic ("HCPV") solar panels, and a semiconductor device and process developer, announced today the completion of the solar installation of a tracker-based solar system at the Aquarion Water ...


  • First Solar to Build 13MW Solar Power Plant for Dubai Electricity & Water Authority

    First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced it has been selected by the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) to construct a 13 megawatt (MWDC) solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Seih Al Dahal, approximately 50 kilometers south of Dubai. Under the terms of the agreement, First Solar will provide engineering, procurement and construction services, as well as its advanced ...


    By First Solar, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Solar power to clean groundwater

    The US Environmental Protection Agency's Jared Blumenfeld (image), US Congressman Mike Thompson and Linda Adams, Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency have provided details about recent exciting energy conservation and cleanup accomplishments at the Frontier Fertilizer Superfund site in Davis, California. An electrical resistance heating system partially funded by the ...


  • Water crisis pushes Brazil towards solar power at last

    Brazil’s devastating drought could have the unexpected consequence of finally prompting one of the sunniest countries in the world to take solar power seriously. The combination of an imminent energy crisis, as reservoir levels fall too low to generate power, and the appointment of a more ...


    By Climate News Network

  • SLAC, Stanford Gadget Grabs More Solar Energy to Disinfect Water Faster

    In many parts of the world, the only way to make germy water safe is by boiling, which consumes precious fuel, or by putting it out in the sun in a plastic bottle so ultraviolet rays will kill the microbes. But because UV rays carry only 4 percent of the sun’s total energy, the UV method takes six to 48 hours, limiting the amount of water people can disinfect this way. Now ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Solar Water Heaters -- South Africa Preparing for the Double Boom

    The solar water heater market in South Africa has recorded phenomenal growth during the past four years expanding from less than 20 suppliers in 1997 to more than 400 by the beginning of 2011, finds Frost & Sullivan, the global market intelligence and growth consulting company. In line with global trends, South Africa's domestic water heating market is moving away from traditional water ...


  • Solar Energy Initiatives Partners With the Northeast Florida Community Action Agency on Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems

    Graduates of CRCI's/SolarEOS Training Program Receive JobsPONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 08/17/10 -- Solar Energy Initiatives, Inc. (OTCBB: SNRY), with businesses in solar project development, distribution and workforce training, today announced that the company's SNRY Solar Inc. division has initiated the installation of ten solar thermal hot water systems as part of the Northeast ...


  • Awakening: China Promoting Solar Water Heaters for a Cleaner Country

    In the past few years, China has posted an impressive growth in the production of solar cells. In a span of just 2-3 years (nearly form 2003 to 2005), China fortified its position in the worldwide solar cell production market by moving from nearly 1.05% to about 7.8%, according to a recent report “China Energy Sector Analysis” by RNCOS. The country houses some of the most polluted cities of ...


    By RNCOS

  • Canadian solar hot water installer to partner to meet growing consumer demand.

    Alberta-based Latitude51 Solar, a provider of water heaters to the Canadian market, has partnered with SunReports, a U.S.-based supplier of performance monitoring solutions for residential and commercial solar thermal and PV installations to meet growing demand in the Canadian solar heater market. Specializing in high power evacuated tube collectors perfectly suited to the Canadian climate, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Solar Thermal Awareness & Training Day

    This course will introduce you to solar thermal and give you an overview of its advantages for domestic and commercial installations, making sure you understand the technology and benefits it brings. The training also includes an overview of our latest innovation – Kingspan Range Trinity ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • GE and Gehrlicher solar team up to build solar parks worldwide

    GE (NYSE: GE) and Gehrlicher Solar today announced that the two companies have begun construction on a solar power plant in Aschheim, Germany; the first of many global projects planned between the two companies. The project, planned and built by Gehrlicher Solar, includes GE’s thin film solar panels. Designed to improve the ease of installation and scalability of large-scale solar power ...

  • GE and Gehrlicher Solar Team up to Build Solar Parks Worldwide

    GE (NYSE: GE) and Gehrlicher Solar today announced that the two companies have begun construction on a solar power plant in Aschheim, Germany; the first of many global projects planned between the two companies. The project, planned and built by Gehrlicher Solar, includes GE’s thin film solar panels. Designed to improve the ease of installation and ...


    By General Electric

  • First Solar to Develop 139 MW Campo Verde Solar Project

    First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced it is developing the 139 megawattAC (MW) Campo Verde Solar Project, located near El Centro in Imperial County, Calif. Campo Verde is expected to start construction in the third quarter of 2012 and be completed in 2013, creating about 250 construction jobs. San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) will purchase ...


    By First Solar, Inc.

  • Solar heat strikes fairytale castle

    TiSUN large collectors provide green energy for a Belgian castle The Château d'Archenne is located in a manor park in Grez Doiceau in Belgium. The contrast between the antique sand-lime brick building and the modern TiSUN large collectors, which have been placed on a special platform, could not be more obvious. The project demonstrates the fact that contemporary and economical ...


    By TiSUN GmbH

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