Giant wave-riding platform design puts solar power out to sea

David Szondy for GizMag:  Sea-based wind farms are becoming a common sight in many parts of the world, but why not floating solar power stations? Engineers at the Vienna University of Technology foresee a future where platforms 100 m (330 ft) long and covered with solar panels float on even heavy seas thanks to a new floatation system called Heliofloat. Still under development, Heliofloat uses flexible, open-bottom floats that are capable of standing up to rough seas that would destroy such a platform sitting on conventional tanks.

Solar energy has a great potential for helping solve the world's energy problems, but among the factors hindering its general application is that suitable land is not always available. Relocating panels offshore could make for installations of incredible size and generating potential, but the seas isn't always a placid place. Even relatively calm areas can suddenly become tempests with waves that can pound a floating platform to kindling in a matter of minutes.  Cont'd...

Intersolar - Intersolar North America Expands Conference Offerings, Off-site Tours, Networking Opportunities

Conference attendees gain access to co-located ees North America, SOLAR 2016 conferences 25 percent discount for all conference registrations offered until May 6

Alba Energy Helps Houston Non-Profit Power UP With Solar Panels On Earth Day

To coincide with Earth Day 2016, Alba Energy is proud to unveil a brand new solar panel installation for Dress for Success Houston. The addition of 44 photovoltaic solar panels on the roof of the new Dress for Success Houston headquarters in downtown Houston, TX will help the nonprofit reduce their carbon footprint and enhance their sustainability efforts.

Permanent Magnet Technology: The Wind Industry's New Drive Train Standard

As PMG+FPC drive trains outperform DFIGs from both a full-cycle cost-efficiency and reliability perspective, the turbine manufacturing industry needs to revise some of its old assumptions and obsolete turbine technology choices to embrace the generator technology that leads to better AEP.

Solar farms boost biodiversity, new comprehensive study shows

New research shows that solar farms can significantly improve local biodiversity, with benefits to wildlife and potentially even surrounding crops

Industry Leaders in Solar Renewable Energy Launch CenterStar Energy

The CenterStar Energy brand emphasizes its commitment to sustainable energy and mission to provide a full spectrum of renewable energy services and unparalleled customer service. A culture of team effort and engagement is promoted within.

Northern Power Systems announces fully integrated energy storage system using any battery/mechanical storage option

The Northern Power ESS (Energy Storage Solution) features the advanced FP2000 FlexPhase power conversion system that has been featured in multiple technologies and applications.

AT&T and SunPower Collaborate on Solar IoT Connectivity in the United States

Companies Will Provide Home Solar Offers

groSolar Announces Project Milestones Following EDF Renewable Energy Acquisition

groSolar, a Vermont-founded development, engineering, procurement, and construction firm, announces project milestones following acquisition by EDF Renewable Energy.

New flat-roof mounting system with Intersolar fair discount: TRITON enables quicker installation at lower cost

At the June 2016 Intersolar Europe trade fair in Munich, T.Werk GmbH will be presenting its new TRITON mounting system. It features the use of bolts instead of screws, thus enabling a simpler and quicker installation.

China PV Industry Rebounding and Forging Ahead

2016 NPC & CPPCC has rounded off in Beijing in March, which focused on the reform and development of energy. During the 12th Five-Year Plan, as they were, brought hope and motivation to the development of PV industry.

Why has PV Guangzhou swept the world?

In the past 7 years, PV Guangzhou has made enormous progress with the fact that it has enticed over 1000 companies'participation and obtained advocation by a massive media campaign home and abroad.

An Ambitious Blueprint for China's PV Development

By PV Guangzhou Committee In the last decade, China has made great progress in solar power. By the end of 2014, the total grid-connected solar power generation capacity has reached 28.05 million kilowatt

OPDE gets approval for the construction of a new PV plant in England

The positive outcome on the solar farm contributes to reinforce the presence of the international company in the UK, where it has already developed and built over 70 MW.

ONE WEEK TO GO BEFORE ALL-ENERGY 2016 OPENS IN GLASGOW!

This time next week exhibitors from 14 countries will be getting their stands ready at Glasgow's Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) in anticipation of the opening on Wednesday morning (4 May) of All-Energy 2016, the UK's largest renewable energy exhibition.

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