Alongside the A2 highway near Den Bosch, The Netherlands, two test noise barriers are installed that generate solar energy. The aim of this practical test, that was officially launched 18 June is to assess the economic and technical feasibility of this form of energy generating noise barriers. Playing a key role in the test are the LSC panels, developed by researcher Michael Debije at TU/e. The translucent, colored panels are a new type of energy source, developed jointly by TU/e. These 'luminescent solar concentrators' (LSCs) receive sun light and guide it to the side of the panels. There, it lands in concentrated form on traditional solar cells. "Thanks to their many colors the LSC are visually very attractive, which makes them ideal for use in many different situations in the built environment", explains Debije of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, who has carried out years of research into these panels. "Further benefits are that the principle used is low cost, they can be produced in any desired, regular color, is robust, and the LSCs will even work when the sky is cloudy. That means it offers tremendous potential." Debije published his latest research findings on this subject last March in Nature. On 18 June a one-year practical test started in 's-Hertogenbosch, led by the building company Heijmans. The researchers intend to assess the feasibility of generating electricity using solar cells integrated in noise barriers or SONOBs (Solar Noise Barriers). Cont'd...
When the highest data availability and measurement accuracy are key: Hukseflux SR25 pyranometer for measuring solar irradiance
When measuring solar irradiance professionally, high measurement accuracy and high data availability are key. Traditional high-end pyranometers, ventilated or not, do not offer both, due to dew and frost. Now Hukseflux has introduced SR25, the ISO 9060 secondary standard pyranometer with sapphire outer dome and internal heater. It offers the highest data availability, while maintaining its high measurement accuracy.
Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLD) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Protonex Technology Corporation ("Protonex"; www.protonex.com), a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced power management products and portable fuel cell solutions. As consideration for the transaction, valued at $30 million, Ballard is assuming and paying Protonex's debt obligations at closing, currently estimated at approximately $4.4 million, and paying the balance of approximately $25.6 million through the issuance of 11.2 million Ballard shares. The number of Ballard shares to be issued is subject to adjustment based on the final debt obligations at closing.
By implementing the IMERGY storage solution in the premises, GAT is able to store the energy produced by the PV panels during the day and use it during the non-solar time, thus eliminating the diesel generator run to provide clean power when needed.
Landmark Methodology Report Helps Unlock Value of Solar PV + Energy Storage A Framework to help states quantify benefits, understand opportunities
Iowa Biodiesel Board asks for higher volumes in '16 and '17 under Renewable Fuel Standard
The Gemini Offshore Wind Farm has agreed a contract to become the first commercial users of Windnova, brand new project management software, designed specifically for the offshore wind sector.
Hawaii is expected to have 637 MW of installed solar capacity by the end of the year - enough to power more than 165,000 homes.
Spero Energy Inc. has received a two-year Phase II SBIR grant from the U.S. Department of Energy totaling $1 million.
Georgia is expected to have nearly 400 MW of installed solar capacity by the end of the year - enough to power more than 43,000 homes.
The rooftop PV plant, located in Evere, Belgium, has a capacity of 738.45 kWp ----With this new plant, Martifer Solar now has connected successfully approximately 35 MW in Belgium
700 kW project with NEC Retail to serve Texas electricity consumers with clean, roofless solar power.
Lockheed Martin and Advanced Green Technologies have completed half of the huge solar carport project, allowing employees to enjoy a little shade during the summer.
At Construction Midpoint, Lockheed Martin's Massive New Solar Carport Taking Shape as Florida's Largest Privately Held Solar Array
2015 American Business Award Solidifies Company's Leading Position in Solar Sector
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