Idener: Talking controls for the maturing CSP industry

As the attention of the CSP industry turns towards understanding how to optimise the output of new and existing plants, system controls have become a vital cog in the process.

INTERNATIONAL ELECTRICAL SAFETY EXPERTS TO HOST INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP AT ALL ENERGY

TAS Engineering Consultants, the Electrical, Instrumentation, Automation and Control Engineering specialist, is hosting a special workshop at All Energy 2011 to raise awareness in the renewable energy industry of the services TAS offer to support clients in this developing sector.

Powerway Roof-Hook Solution Enters the Australian and UK Markets

Powerway has successfully introduced its "hook solution" into the Australian and UK markets. The advantage is that the tiles are not penetrated, and therefore the installation is 100% waterproof.

Biogas CHP Cogeneration Projects on the Rise in North America

Cogeneration is the environmentally-friendly, economically-sensible way to produce power, simultaneously saving significant amounts of money and also dramatically reducing total greenhouse gas emissions. 2G's concept of smaller modular combined heat and power plants for decentralized energy product.

Deutsche Messe to launch "Africa Infrastructure" in Johannesburg, 8 - 11 May 2012

Responding to continuing strong growth rates in infrastructure investments in the sub-Saharan region, Deutsche Messe's newest exhibition and conference will center around energy, water, waste water management, construction, transport, logistics, and telecommunications technology.

ISEA hosting first Photovoltaic Design & Installation Workshop in Chicago

The ISEA is offering a 32-hour Photovoltaic Design & Installation (PV301) workshop at LEED Council in Chicago on 4 consecutive Saturdays beginning June 4th. PV301 offers participants an advanced level of hands-on and lecture to prepare them for field installations and other advanced workshops.

Solar Technology Continues To Dominate Investment In Q1

U.S. venture capital investment in cleantech companies increased by 54% to $1.14 billion in the first quarter of this year (Q1'11), from $743.3 million in the first quarter of 2010 (Q1'10). This increase occurred despite a 13% decrease in deals year-on-year from 79 to 69, according to an Ernst & Young LLP analysis based on data from Dow Jones VentureSource. The top 10 deals in Q1'11 totaled $683.1 million, 60% of the total raised for the quarter, and two deals accounted for 18% of the total dollars raised. "The U.S. cleantech market experienced continuing momentum - both from a venture capital perspective and among the larger investment community," says Jay Spencer, Ernst & Young LLP's Americas cleantech director. "The second generation of solar companies and larger, later-stage rounds dominated VC investor interest in Q1." The energy/electricity generation segment, led by strong solar investments, raised $450.3 million through 16 deals in Q1'11. The solar sub-segment accounted for 32% of the total dollars raised for the quarter with $362.7 million, a 162% gain from Q1'10.

DuPont Microcircuit Materials Developments to Lead to New Lower-Silver Solamet® Photovoltaic Offering

Breakthrough Metallization Technology Designed to Drive Costs Down for Solar Cell Manufacturers

Solergy, Inc. Announces New Building Integrated CPV (BICPV) Solution at SOLAREXPO

Company Adds 350kW with Greenhouse and Airport Cogen CPV Installations

Recyclebank and Lunera Lighting Create Green Schools Energy Challenge

Schools can win an energy retrofit to help make classrooms state-of-the-art green; Winning schools will see substantial energy savings through improved, near-daylight quality of LED lighting

Ontario Solar Academy Launches Scholarship Program for Recent Graduates

Ontario Solar Academy Launches Scholarship Program for Recent Graduates

PanelClaw Announces UL 2703 Electric Bonding and Grounding Certification

PanelClaw, a leader in solar PV mounting systems, announced today UL 2703 electrical bonding and grounding certification for its module mounting components ("Claws"). Certification will drastically reduce grounding costs for solar arrays mounted with PanelClaw products.

SOLAR AND WIND EXPO OFFERS ALTERNATIVE ENERGY EXHIBITS AND SEMINARS

Second Annual Expo brings consumers and experts together, May 13-15, Timonium Fairgrounds Expo opens with Governor Martin O'Malley's Energy Summit: A Roundtable on Maryland's Energy Future

Concentrated Solar Power's question of scale: Why bigger is not better

In a bid to identify the tipping point between scale and cost efficiency, the latest report from CSP Today, ‘CSP Parabolic Trough Report: Costs and Performance', challenges the conventional wisdom on scale and cost.

Solar industry looks forward to grid parity

While 2011 looks to be a year of success and growth in the global solar industry, there are still challenges to be overcome before it breaks through into the mainstream.

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