Securing Kuwait's Vital Operational Sectors

Process Safety leaders and HSE Experts from the region will gather at one place with a common goal of minimizing accidents in the process industries.

5th Global Refining Technology Forum - Redefining Refining Technology in Qatar

The 5th Global Refining Technology Forum in Doha, Qatar will explore the implementation of latest cutting edge technological advancements and best practices in refining technology.

Solar Farm Company Announces Over 350 Megawatts of Shovel Ready Projects

Solar Farm development continues to thrive and grow in many solar friendly U.S. states. Large scale solar farm project developers like Innovative Solar Systems, LLC (ISS) are lessening the carbon footprint of this country as increasingly more fossil fuel power plants are being shut down due to EPA regulations regarding emissions on coal fired facilities.

Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada Signs Royalpark Homes as First Home Builder to Install Residential Solar PV + Energy Storage System

System to be installed in exclusive Simcoe Shores Homes in Barrie, Ontario

Gemma Power Systems, LLC Begins Construction of 475 MW Power Project in Ohio

Latest project in series of contracts to build 3000 MW of generation in five states

Clean Energy Mini-Grids recognised in G20 Energy Access Action Plan

The HIO welcomes the G20's vision and leadership role to support collaborative efforts to ensure increased access to clean energy.

G20 Embraces Renewables at Energy Ministers Meeting

Ministers emphasize importance of renewable energy, adopt IRENA-led toolkit for renewable energy deployment

GameChange Steel Purchasing Power and Superior Engineered Designs Drive Utility-Scale Solar Racking Pricing to $.079/watt

Pricing is for dual pile systems under loading conditions typical for inland locations in southern states where large utility scale projects are prevalent.

New study shows biodiversity has no significant impact on switchgrass and prairie grass production for bioenergy use

"Understanding how to establish and manage grasslands that can provide more than biomass is an important challenge for developing sustainable, production-scale bioenergy plantings."

FuelCell Energy Announces Definitive Agreements With the U.S. Department of Energy for Previously Disclosed Award Selections

Awards completed from U.S. Department of Energy for previously disclosed carbon capture project and three previously disclosed solid oxide fuel cell projects---- These four projects add approximately $24 million to Company backlog

Photovoltaic materials - next generation technologies

The technology of photovoltaic modules has now been established for several decades and the systems manufacturers can now look back and review which components are most suitable for specific climates and operating conditions.

Africa Can Quadruple Share of Renewable Energy by 2030, IRENA Report Finds

Modern renewable energy technologies could feasibly meet 22 per cent of Africa's energy needs within 15 years

SolarCity claims highest efficiency solar panel

Tristan Edist for the Business Spectator:  SolarCity, the largest retailer of solar systems in the US (over 30% market share) and partly owned by Tesla’s Elon Musk, has announced it will produce the most efficient solar module available on the market at 22.04% conversion efficiency. SolarCity is claiming it has therefore managed to pip SunPower who have been the longstanding holder of the most efficient conventional silicon solar module on the market.

However in a subsequent discussion with Greentech Media, Peter Rive’s Chief Technology Officer conceded the majority of the panels coming off its pilot 100MW manufacturing line were hitting 21.8%.  In 2017 the company will be then moving production to a new 1 gigawatt per annum capacity plant in Buffalo which can sometimes encounter challenges with achieving stable quality levels during production start-up.

SunPower claims 21.5% efficiency for its X-Series panel although often manufacturers will  have some variance in performance of panels and make claims based on conservative estimates of performance. Greentech Media quotes an anonymous Sunpower source saying that 22% efficient panels are already coming off its production lines.  In addition the company is targeting achieving 23% conversion efficiency from panels it will manufacture from its fifth fabrication line, scheduled for start-up in 2017.

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Ideal Power Receives Order for 1.5 MW of Its 30kW Power Conversion Systems

First Volume Order Received From Recently Announced System Integration Partner

Renewable Energy Surpasses Coal in the UK

Written by Keith Kohl for Energy & Capital:  For the first time ever, more energy in the UK was supplied by renewable sources than coal. For an entire quarter. Wind, solar, and bioenergy checked in at 25% of the energy supplied.

All of this was possible due to the fact that more wind turbines and solar panels were installed, which must be a good amount if you want to compare it to the same period last year, for which these energy options only accounted for 16.4% of electricity.

Recently, the UK has been working to close aging coal and nuclear power plants.

Of course, this will lead to its own issues...

[Solar Panels] Conservative ministers collectively believe that the subsidies given to renewable energy were too numerous, going so far as to suggest plans for an 87% reduction of solar power, and to cut support for onshore wind farms.

With that kind of spending cut, it's not surprising to hear that industry execs believe these actions would unjustly put an end to renewable energy just as it was gaining traction.  Cont'd...

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