The European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) presented its annual market figures to its members on Friday 20 March 2009. The global solar photovoltaic (PV) market grew to at least 5.5 GW in 2008 compared to 2.4 GW in 2007. Spain ranks first, followed by Germany.
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Ascent Solar recycled an existing building, expanding it to house its headquarters and planned 30 megawatt (MW) capacity manufacturing lines that will produce solar modules that can power homes, commercial buildings and consumer devices, among other applications.
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Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) President and CEO Rhone Resch today offered the following statement on President Barack Obama's meeting with clean energy entrepreneurs and leaders of the research community to discuss investments in clean energy and new technology in his budget proposal:
The Solar Energy Industries Association released its 2008 U.S. Solar Industry Year in Review , highlighting a third year of record growth. SEIA reports 1,265 megawatts of solar power of all types were installed in 2008, raising total capacity 17 percent to 8,775 MW. The 2008 figure included 342 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV), 139 MW of solar water heating, 762 MW of pool heating and an estimated 21 MW of solar space heating and cooling. SEIA President and CEO Rhone Resch: "Despite economic pressures, solar energy demand grew tremendously in 2008. Solar is an emerging economic engine, creating thousands of jobs, unleashing billions in investment and building new factories nationwide.
Aquamarine Power is pleased to announce that it has appointed one of the world's foremost geotechnical drilling and marine construction contractors, Fugro Seacore, to install its Oyster® Wave Energy Converter.
Expansion brings state-of-the-art renewable energy assessment and forecasting to fast-growing global markets
Carmanah Technologies Corporation today announced its most powerful solar-powered LED area light to date: the EverGEN' 1500 lighting system.
On the second day of his tour of Southern California, President Obama highlighted his environmental jobs agenda with a visit to an electric-vehicle testing facility in Pomona, where he announced a $2.4-billion competitive grant program to make the electric vehicles more widely available . As a receptive audience of engineers and workers cheered his plans, Obama pledged to put a million plug-in hybrid vehicles on the road by 2015, and highlighted his offer of up to $7,500 in tax credits for Americans who purchase electric vehicles.
Smart federal policies needed to maintain growth, meet Obama's renewable energy goals
The Imperial Valley Renewable Energy will be held on May 6-8 at the Barbara Worth Golf Resort in Holtville, California.
Consumers have heard for years that solar, wind, and geothermal power might soon cut their monthly energy bills. But things get exciting, even exotic, looking a decade or two ahead . Scientists envision that light bulbs will talk to switches, furnaces to windows, and everything to the Internet. Homes generate their own power in basement plants. Windows and paint change color to harvest sunlight or reject it. But ... cutting home energy use means changing consumer behavior and industry practice. That said, promising new technologies are emerging in labs, and some in commercial buildings, that in a decade or two could win over even the most skeptical builders and homeowners.
These grid-connected products, having already demonstrated acceptance in European markets, offer ultra-high efficiencies, installer-friendly designs, long service life, and competitive initial acquisition costs; significantly increasing ROI in photovoltaic installations from 3kW to 4.2kW.
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