New USA Today/Gallup poll shows most Americans favor phasing out incandescent light bulbs and "going green."
It may be a while before everyone catches on to a solar roof to offset their homes' energy costs, but some in the community believe the future is bright for solar energy. Energy Solar Systems in Cumming, Georgia has become committed to the cause of going green as a business model.
Mandatory conference for potential installers of the two Las Virgenes Unified School District solar projects (Agoura and Calabasas High Schools) on February 24th at 9:30am at Calabasas High School. Pure Power Advisors is managing RFP process.
Intersolar invites international solar companies to submit applications for the solar industry's most distinguished award for innovation
Continued Strong Pipeline of Photovoltaic Technologies Key to Reducing Dependence on Fossil Fuels
Saudi Arabia is the world's largest exporter of oil. But as experts and WikiLeaks previously detailed--the country's oil supply may be fast dwindling and that has made renewable energy options, such as solar, that much more appealing. Just this week the country announced that construction of its largest solar power plant will be completed by September--and this just days after WikiLeaks reports about exaggerated oil quantities from the country hit the news. "The solar market in the Gulf region is still in its infancy," said Klaus Friedl, general manager of Phoenix Solar, the firm contracted to build the new solar plant. "There is, however, a huge potential for solar power plants in Saudi Arabia." The concern over oil shortages is no longer limited to supplying foreign countries--the rate of domestic consumption in Saudi Arabia is set to triple in the next 20 years to 120 gigawatts, which means that Saudis could foreseeably consume all of their oil just for themselves. "It's really a preservation decision using solar for domestic consumption and keeping your oil for more lucrative export markets," said Vahid Fotuhi, Middle East director of BP Solar. "Right now, out of the 8 million barrels per day they produce, over 3 million barrels per day are consumed domestically, mainly for power generation. That figure is growing 8 percent per annum," said Fotuhi.
Intersolar Europe presents more efficient technologies and more innovative equipment and machinery for photovoltaic production
Technical Top Tip courtesy of Suntrace Solar Resource Assessment
The company OPDE ITALIA has started the construction of six new photovoltaic solar farms in the region of Piedmont that will reach a total power of 26 MW.
A South Carolina weatherization program that has made area homes more energy efficient could have a significant affect in the local economy for decades to come.
Cleantech developer TwentyNinety has won a Shell Springboard award, for its innovative photovoltaic technology Active Array™.
Based on the success of its first hybrid tug, Carolyn Dorothy, Foss announced plans in August 2010 to retrofit a sister vessel, Campbell Foss, with the Foss/Aspin Kemp and Associates (AKA) XeroPoint hybrid system and Corvus batteries.
Edgewood, New York - February 16, 2011 - After a rigorous and demanding beta and pilot production period, Direct Grid is now shipping its DGM-460 micro inverter in volume for lead customers in North America.
Dow Chemical Co. plans to start commercial production of its Powerhouse solar power roof shingles this year
Dow Chemical Co. plans to start commercial production of its Powerhouse solar roof shingles this year, even before it starts operating its new plant in Midland, Mich. And it has high hopes that the shingles will not just succeed, but that they will become a mass-market product. Dow's thin-film copper indium gallium diselenide solar cells currently are manufactured on a flexible substrate by Global Solar Energy Inc. in Tucson. The cell is then integrated by Dow into a proprietary polymeric-based shingle using injection molding. Right now, Dow is making the shingles in limited quantities at its solar market development plant, in Midland, which is being retooled to support commercialization. "Dow has completed six pilot projects in various U.S. markets with new-construction builders and residential re-roofing contractors, said Pezolt. "A number of additional projects will be completed in the coming weeks," he said.
Trojan Battery Company, the world's leading manufacturer of deep cycle batteries, today announced the launch of its new renewable energy Web site focusing on renewable energy and backup power solutions the company provides with its deep cycle battery lines.
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