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  • Cooley Technology Powers Times Square Solar Billboard

    Eco-Billboard system utilizes thin film photovoltaic technology. Pawtucket, RI—Cooley Group announces the development of an eco-friendly thin film solar powered billboard system (patent pending). In its first application, the Cooley Group has partnered with Ricoh Americas Corporation, Takara Media, Lamar Advertising and Xunlight Corporation, to install this flexible, lightweight solar ...


    By Cooley Group

  • 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 ...

  • Largest solar project in Greece built on Austrian technology

    The Peloponnese Peninsula in Greece is among the sunniest regions in Europe, but when it comes to the use of solar energy, the Southeast European peninsula relies on technology developed in the Tyrolean Alps. The Austrian solar expert TiSUN and the local partner ANDRIANOS are currently implementing the largest solar project in Greece. From the beginning of July 2013, the solar systems "made in ...


    By TiSUN GmbH

  • 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

  • Largest public solar project in Greece built on Austrian technology

    The Peloponnese Peninsula in Greece is among the sunniest regions in Europe, but when it comes to the use of solar energy, the Southeast European peninsula relies on technology developed in the Tyrolean Alps. The Austrian solar expert TiSUN and the local partner ANDRIANOS are currently implementing the largest public solar project in Greece. From the beginning of July 2013, the solar systems ...


    By TiSUN GmbH

  • Emerson’s Ovation technology to help optimize dispatch at solar operation in California

    Ovation system will play key supervisory role in controlling output of Catalina Solar and Pacific Wind renewable energy projects as directed by regional ISO Emerson Process Management has been selected to apply its Ovation control and SCADA technology for the Catalina Solar and Pacific Wind renewable energy projects. The contract was awarded by global engineering, project management and ...


    By Emerson Process Management

  • GE Technology to Help MPX Double its Solar Energy Production in Brazil

    GE (NYSE: GE) and MPX, a division of EBX Group, owned by businessman Eike Batista, announced an agreement that will double the output of MPX’s first solar power plant in Brazil. The announcement signifies an important step for both MPX and GE in helping provide clean, renewable energy to the people of Brazil and marks GE’s entrance into the Brazilian ...


    By General Electric

  • SMA Solar Technology AG Commissions world`s largest solar inverter factory

    SMA Solar Technology AG, parent company of U.S. subsidiary SMA America, Inc., has announced the opening of its 193,000 square foot solar inverter factory in Kassel, Germany. With the new facility, SMA has increased its production capacity to four gigawatts and is continuing to expand its successful strategy of scalability to meet demand for its popular line of solar inverters. Solar inverters are ...


    By SMA America, LLC

  • GE Solar Technology to Bring Power of the Sun to Invenergy’s Grand Ridge Solar Project

    GE (NYSE: GE) today announced an agreement to supply 23 megawatts (MW) of advanced solar equipment to Invenergy. Invenergy will install the solar equipment at its Grand Ridge Solar project ...


    By General Electric

  • Ingersoll Rand Sponsors Solar Decathlon 2011 Entry to Showcase the Benefits of Solar Technology

    Ingersoll-Rand plc (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments, today announced that it has awarded $150,000 to ...


    By Ingersoll-Rand Company

  • National solar conference

    The National Solar Conference is the longest-running educational event for solar energy professionals in the U.S. Now in its 40th year, the SOLAR 2011 program will be developed by solar energy experts in all topical areas - technology, buildings, policy, professional education, workforce development, and consumer education. Many sessions will offer continuing education credits for architects, ...

  • A+++ solar systems on the market in 2015

    The eco design and energy labelling regulations for space, water, combi heaters and storage tanks were published today in the Official Journal of the European Union. After many years of effort and a very constructive cooperation between the EU institutions and the solar thermal industry, the energy label will show, in a ...

  • Solar-powered desalination could help avoid water shortages

    A new solar-powered desalination technology could help solve water shortage problems without any damage to the environment, according to researchers. They evaluated a prototype model and demonstrated that it could produce up to 12 litres of freshwater a day per m2 of equipment. The World Resources Institute predicts that by 2025 at least 3.5 billion people will experience water shortages. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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 Water Heater Industry Report in China and around the World, 2013

    Solar heat utilization has seen rapid development around the world by virtue of easy realizability, with the growing scale of application, especially in China whose solar water heater production has risen to 63.9 million square meters in 2012 at a growth rate of 10.7% or so, with total inventory of roughly 258 million square meters. Although China’s ...


  • 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

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