MENA set to spearhead Solar developments as CSP & PV grind to a halt in the western world

The solar community in the Western world is undergoing radical change in 2012. Falling PV prices and the ending of the DOE loan guarantees in the US have hit the CSP industry hard, making it difficult to secure the necessary political and financial support to continue development.

The CSP industry gears up to meet in Delhi

All eyes are on Indian project developers as the global CSP community meets in Delhi on 14-15 March

Powerway-GST Strategic Partnership to Shed Glorious Light of Hope in PV Industry

Powerway Renewable Energy Co. Ltd, the leading Chinese solar farm designer and builder, declared its strategic partnership with the world-class solar tracker navigator Green Source Technology (GST) in Taiwan, which was established in 1980s by an experienced team of rigorous R&D professionals。

PNS Energy Introduces Revolutionary Solar Modules, Manufactured in the U.S.A.

PNS Energy is proud to announce the release of their newest product line, the Short Stack Solar Module, from their newest division, Anywhere Solar Technologies. These mini-modules are small strips that snap together for easy design and installation

J. Peter Lynch's Solar Portfolio Outperforms Market by 300%

New York, New York - March 5, 2012 - Solar stocks commentary; Investor Ideas www.Investorideas.com, a leader in renewable energy stock research for independent investors releases solar stocks commentary from solar expert, J Peter Lynch. Mr. Lynch discusses his portfolio of solar stocks ant their per

American Biogas Council Supports Clean Energy Standard

Legislation will accelerate biogas industry growth at no cost to tax payers

Volt production halted; 1,300 workers out of work

Facing a significant backlog of unsold inventory, General Motors will shut down production of the Chevrolet Volt for five weeks. The maker has notified 1,300 workers at the GM plant in Detroit that they will be idled from March 19 through April 23 while assembly operations are idled. But the maker insists the latest setback is not a sign of long-term problems for the plug-in hybrid, noting that Volt sales in February jumped 70 percent over the prior month. “We’re going to do what we need to the keep production in line with what the market demands,” said GM spokesperson Michelle Malcho. She noted that demand has been recovering in the wake of reports, late last year, that several Volt battery packs had caught fire following federal crash tests. Read Full Article here:

Exemptions to EU ROHS II Directive Undergoing Stakeholder Consultation

The Öko-Institut and Fraunhofer IZM will provide assistance to the European Commission with a technical review of the requests for exemption from substance restrictions of the RoHS II Directive 2011/65/EU that have been posted by Electrical and Electronics industry.

New Training Ground for Barnet to be Solar Powered

League 2 side, Barnet FC have announced that their new training ground is set to be powered by solar energy.

Rudolph/Libbe associates achieve LEED Green Associate status

Rudolph/Libbe project engineers Ryan Fisher, Troy Fritch and Ashley McGill have earned LEED Green Associate status through the U.S. Green Building Council.

A New Generation Grid-Inverter

The high AC and DC voltages have the advantage that line losses can be reduced almost everywhere in the system. Firstly, in the inverter, which forms the part of efficiency gain, and secondly the cable losses in the PV installation, which will be significantly lowered. In addition, the installation costs for cabling and the associated costs are reduced.

Grid Parity

Grid parity happens when large scale solar can compete with, or beat wholesale pricing from coal plants, the nuclear facilities and combined cycle natural gas.

Sorting out the Subsidies

Subsidies for fossil fuel industries discourages investments in renewable projects and cleaner forms of energy.

North American Utility-Scale Photovoltaic Installations Surge in Q4'11

Region set for more than 60% growth in 2012; Downstream companies will need to adapt to changes in end-market

BlueChip Energy Receives Completed System Impact Study for Sorrento 100 MW Solar Plant

Progress Energy Florida to Establish Connection to the Transmission System by Year End

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