Case Study: The Desert Knowledge Australia (DKA) Solar Centre

Alice Springs, Australia, with around 300 days of sunshine every year, is an ideal test location for solar power installations. The Desert Knowledge Australia (DKA) Solar Centre is a government-funded public showcase of solar installations, demonstrating a range of solar power technologies from many of the world's leading manufacturers.

Centrosolar's Expansion into North America

Mr. Deep Chakraborty currently CEO of Centrosolar America, Inc. since January 2010, was until recently Vice President of the parent Group in Munich, Germany. At Centrosolar, Deep has focused on a fast ramp-up of the US business: launching Centrosolar-branded products, growing the sales and engineering organization and launching a systems-based approach to Centrosolar's product offering in the North American market.

Draining Canada First

Using natural gas to produce oil from tar sands is akin to turning gold into lead.

DTE/ESD Energy Conference and Exhibition

DTE Energy have held Alt energy conferences for some 16 years now and 6 years ago teamed up with the Engineering Society of Detroit to produce the Alternative energy conference for the State. They are currently involved in some large installations of solar powered arrays for factories at the moment.

Editorial Comments

Editorial Comments for the December eMagazine issue

Energy Efficiency Consulting Services Reduce Operational Energy Demand to Reduce Capital Expenditure

Engineered Garden

I started my sustainability project with a theme, "Grow What You Can Eat." It was my hope to use natural free resources water and solar energy to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Though the progress may be slow, I am proud to see the changes that my neighbors and other communities have made in realizing the value of this global issue to be solved by each one of us. As a specialist in the education and implementation of water conservation and rain water harvesting, we all should take small steps with end goal of someday achieving total sustainability.

Engineering Society of Detroit Energy Conference

On May 4th, the 115 year old Engineering Society of Detroit held its 18th Annual Michigan Energy Conference and Exhibition subtitled "Save Money Now: Strategies for Energy Efficiency."

European Solar Photovoltaic Market Faces Instability for Next Five Years

The pace of the European solar photovoltaic (PV) market in the first half of 2010 was dominated by the impending mid-year incentive tariff reductions in Germany and conditioned by the lower module pricing that emerged through 2009, according to the latest from Solarbuzz® in Europe PV Markets 2010.

Evaluating Environmental Performance in Low-Carbon Energy Systems

Developing economic well-being and preserving a healthy environment are not opposed forces but do, on the contrary, have a primary relationship and require a similar way of thinking: maximizing the efficiency of a product over its life cycle will minimize its total financial cost as well as the total environmental impact over its life cycle.

First Drain Meander Project

Solimpeks, Turkey's largest thermal and hybrid collector manufacturer, recently implemented a drain meander system in the city of Izmir successfully.

First Renovated Residential High-Rise Worldwide to Reach Passive House Standard

Fraunhofer ISE Accompanies the Energy Renovation and Monitors Operation

Fuel Cell Road Trip!

Weve compiled a handy guide to some interesting US fuel cell installations, many of which are used to power public establishments, giving you a chance to visit, view a fuel cell, or ask a few questions of the proprietors.

Fuel Cell Technology Update

Here are some developments in the Fuel Cell Industry provided for us by

FuelCell Energy Fuel Cell Systems in California

These installations help propel not only FuelCell Energy's image and financial stability, but also California's standing as a fuel cell leader in not only the United States, but the world.

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