A record 6,868 megawatts (MW) of new wind power capacity was installed worldwide in 2002, increasing generating capacity by 28% last year, according to new figures released from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).
AKCP Co., Ltd. a Thailand based company that provides easy-to-use, web-enabled products for remote environmental monitoring, announces the release of its latest product in the sensorProbe' family of environmental monitoring devices; The sensorProbe8
ICP Global Technologies(www.icpglobal.com ), the world's largest manufacturer of solar products for consumers, signed an exclusive licensing agreement on February 21st with Global Solar (www.globalsolar.com), a pioneer in the development of next-generation solar cells.
ICP Global Technologies, (www.icpglobal.com) the world's leading manufacturer of solar power solutions, introduces the world's lightest, most flexible solar panel - the BatterySAVER FLEX - available in 5, 10 and 20 watt outputs.
East Bay Habitat for Humanity of Oakland, CA announced that it will add a 2.22 kW PV solar system to each of 26 low-income homes it will build in 2003, in Oakland and nearby Livermore, with technical assistance and financial help from Sky Power Systems of Castro Valley and other vendors.
SOLAR, WIND, AND FUEL CELLS TO FUEL ECONOMIC GROWTH, EXPANDING FROM $9.5 BILLION TODAY TO $89 BILLION BY 2012
Clean Edge, Inc., the Clean-Tech Market Authority, today released its annual "Clean Energy Trends 2003" report, projecting that solar photovoltaics (PV), wind power, and fuel cells will expand from a $9.5 billion market today to $89 billion by 2012. Additionally, Clean Edge released the top five clean-energy trends to watch in 2003 (available for free download at www.cleanedge.com).
DOI and DOE Announce Availability of New Report that Evaluates Renewable Energy Resources on Public Lands
As part of efforts to advance the President's National Energy Policy, the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management and the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory today announced the availability of a new report that identifies and evaluates renewable energy resources on public lands.
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) today released its annual ranking of leading utility "green pricing" programs. Under green pricing, consumers can choose to help support additional electrical production from renewable resources such as solar and wind. More than 300 utilities in 32 states now offer these programs.
Wind-diesel system is the only power source on this isolated island in Estonia
23 Years After the Reagan Administration Removed Solar Panels, the White House Installs a New Solar Thermal and Electric System
The question is why are you interested in using solar or wind energy? Is it because you need some back-up electricity for when the utility grid is unavailable? Or is it because you want to spend less money per month on electricity?
As onlooking eyes filled with wonder watched, I assembled the three solar panels to the framework, it was time to hoist the finished array onto the roof. We were on the front side of the clinic and the ladder was not very good. We got the array to the top of the ladder but I could not get my helpers to go up on the roof.
News articles indicate that photovoltaics are already cost effective in Hawaii and some parts of California. Photovoltaics are also cheaper than electric grid power if you wish to power a remote home that is more than 2 miles from the nearest power line.
My view is that while we would all like to believe that the decision to use alternative energy sources by individuals will be justified economically ... or politically ... or culturally ... in fact the primary market growth for the products and services in this industry will be driven by responsible people who just want to feel good about the way they conserve or create energy.
Solar electric systems have high up front costs. Before going solar electric, you should conserve as much energy as possible so that your solar system can be smaller. Here are some tips on conserving electrical energy.
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