Vaisala Paves the Way for Southeastern Wind Development

Measurement expert joins forces with Southeastern Wind Coalition (SEWC) for 12-month study to gauge unexploited regional wind potential

Northwire Expands HD Broadcast Offering with LEMO SMPTE Fibre Optic Assembly Certification

Northwire, Inc., (NWI), a leading custom cable and assembly manufacturer and subsidiary of The LEMO Group, announced it is officially certified by LEMO to build and repair SMPTE hybrid fibre optic cable assemblies.

SOLAR TAX CREDITS CONTINUE, LONG LIVE SOLAR!

Congress Extends Solar Tax Credits Until 2022

DEWA takes part in Power Gen International 2015 in USA

A delegation from the organising committee of Dubai Solar Show at Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), participated in the Power Gen International 2015, the world's largest power generation event that took place in Las Vegas, Nevada.

First Solar Certification Solidifies Ecoppia's Dominance in PV Cleaning Market

Capping off what has been a fantastic year for Ecoppia, First Solar today certified the autonomous, waterless cleaning technology for use on solar sites deploying First Solar's PV modules.

WINAICO's polycrystalline PERC modules certified up to 295 W by TÜV Rheinland

WINAICO's polycrystalline PERC modules receive IEC certification up to 295 W through TÜV Rheinland, and are ready for shipping to all major markets worldwide

Wind, solar power soaring in spite of bargain prices for fossil fuels

Joby Warrick for The Washington Post:  Wind and solar power appear set for a record-breaking year in 2016 as a clean-energy construction boom gains momentum in spite of a global glut of cheap fossil fuels. Installations of wind turbines and solar panels soared in 2015 as utility companies went on a worldwide building binge, taking advantage of falling prices for clean technology as well as an improving regulatory and investment climate. Both industries have seen stock prices jump since Congress approved an extension of tax credits for renewables as part of last month's $1.14 trillion budget deal. Orders for 2016 solar and wind installations are up sharply, from the United States to China to the developing economies of Africa and Latin America, all in defiance of stubbornly low prices for coal and natural gas, the industry's chief competitors.   Cont'd...

Sand could be the key to unlocking more efficient solar power, Masdar scientists find

Naser Al Wasmi for The National UAE:  Masdar Institute scientists have published a breakthrough research into more efficient solar power – and they will not have to look far for the raw material ­needed. Using sand, they hope to drive concentrated solar power technology to compete with the traditional photovoltaic method. Named “Sandstock”, the research published at the Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems Conference in South Africa yesterday, showed sand can withstand temperatures of up to 1,000°C. Concentrated solar power, or CSP, uses mirrors to reflect heat from the sun to one point, most typically a tower filled with a material capable of storing heat and then converting it into electricity. CSP’s benefit is that the energy derived is easy to store, but in recent years it has lost out to the more popular photovoltaics, which is more cost-efficient. That may now change. “Sand is really always a drawback in this country but in this project we wanted to use it as an advantage because it can withstand very high temperature, and of course it is very cheap here,” said Dr Nicolas Calvet, assistant professor of mechanical and materials engineering, and guide for the research project.   Cont'd...

Building Centre rents out roof for solar profits

Strathcona Solar provides Hanover Building Centre with 140 kW photovoltaic array, leases roof in partnership with Shawanaga First Nation

Ballard's Protonex Subsidiary Secures Follow-On Power Manager Product Order From U.S. Army

Ballard Power Systems announced that the company's subsidiary, Protonex, has received a follow-on purchase order from the U.S. Army for more than 400 Squad Power Manager (SPM-622) Special Operations Kits, with a value of approximately $2.8 million.

SAKOR TECHNOLOGIES WINS SCIP GRANT TO WORK WITH MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY ON THERMAL TRANSIENT ANEMOMETER

Improved ability to measure airflow critical to new vehicle designs

OPDE gets approval for the construction of two new PV plants in England

With 5MW of capacity each, the projects are located in the counties of Lancashire and Leicestershire. The positive outcome on both solar farms contributes to reinforce the presence of the international company in the UK, where it has already developed and built over 70 MW.

China to cut on-grid tariffs for solar, wind power: State planning commission

Reuters - China will cut payments to wind and solar electricity generators for contributing power to the grid, the country's state planning commission said over the weekend, reflecting recent declines in operating costs. Starting in 2016, on-grid tariffs for solar producers will be 0.02 to 0.10 yuan lower per kilowatt-hour — with the higher cuts applying in the country's less populated, arid western region — while tariffs for wind power generators will fall 0.02 to 0.03 yuan, the National Development and Reform Commission said in a statement. The cuts, which were expected, are in line with a 0.03 yuan cut on Wednesday to on-grid tariffs for thermal power. Coal still fires more than 70% of China's power generation.   Cont'd...

CES 2016 - Autonomous Cars Set To Dominate

BY DAVID GILBERT For International Business Times:   As cars become less about horsepower and torque and more about the technology inside, CES has become one of the most important showcases of the year for auto manufacturers. It's a sea change in how cars are built and marketed, with technology now the core, rather than an added feature. Connected, autonomous and electric vehicles will all be on display at CES 2016, with some of the world's most talk-about companies in the field looking to make a major impact. First up will be Faraday Future, the secretive startup based in Los Angeles and backed by a Chinese billionaire. It is set to unveil its first ever concept design on Jan. 4, and while all the company has said so far is that it will be an electric vehicle, it is widely believed to feature autonomous capabilities. While Faraday Future is a relative unknown, one of the world's biggest automotive companies, Ford, will also be at CES announcing news about the autonomous car it has been testing internally for several years. Among the announcements expected is apartnership with Google to build some of Google's fleet of self-driving cars.   Cont'd...

50-Megawatt SunPower Solar Plant Now Delivering Power to Xcel Energy Customers in Colorado

Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) and SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) announced today the commercial operation of the 50-megawatt Hooper solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Colorado's San Luis Valley.

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