SolarEdge DC Optimized Inverter Meets New Hawaii Grid Requirements

SolarEdge DC Optimized Inverter Meets New Hawaii Grid Requirements

Solar-Power Plane Airborne on Historic Round-the-World Trip

With its wings stretched wide to catch the sun's energy, a Swiss-made solar-powered aircraft took off from Abu Dhabi just after daybreak Monday in a historic first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fossil fuel. Solar Impulse founder André Borschberg was at the controls of the single-seat aircraft when it lumbered into the air at the Al Bateen Executive Airport. Borschberg will trade off piloting with Solar Impulse co-founder Bertrand Piccard during layovers on a 35,000-kilometer (21,700-mile) journey. Some legs of the trip, such as over the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, will mean five days and five nights of flying solo. Both pilots have been training hard for this journey, which will span 25 flight days over five months before this Spruce Goose of renewable energy returns to Abu Dhabi in late July or August. "It is also exciting because you know, you simulate, you calculate, you imagine, but there is nothing like testing and doing it in real," Borschberg said just hours before takeoff. "I am sure we are all confident and hopefully we will be able to see each other here in five months." The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft, a larger version of a single-seat prototype that first flew five years ago, has a wingspan of 72 meters (236 feet), larger than that of the Boeing 747. Built into the wings are 17,248 ultra-efficient solar cells that transfer solar energy to four electrical motors that power the plane's propellers. The solar cells also recharge four lithium polymer batteries.

E-twow displays at Berlin the eco-friendly electric kick scooter

Did you ever wish for an innovative, green mode of transportation? Then, by all means, access e-twow.com and discover the vehicle of the future.

Exports Key to Success as Gaia-Wind Short Listed For Second Award

Glasgow based farmscale wind turbine manufacturers Gaia-Wind has backed the UIndustry call for reforms to the Feed in Tariff regime. A RenewableUK report on the small and medium wind industry says that exports have overtaken UK sales in the sector. In 2014, 2,237 turbines were installed in the UK and 2,614 turbines were exported overseas.

Enphase Energy CEO Testifies on the ‘21st Century Electricity Challenge' before House Subcommittee on Energy and Power

Paul Nahi sees ‘fundamental role' of solar and other new energy technologies in ensuring energy security and grid stability

PSS Official Discloses 2015 Influential Factors for Solar Consumers

Senior official from PSS defines what he thinks are the main influences for solar consumers in 2015.

Nexus eWater Completes $2.1 Million Series A Funding Round

Nexus eWater has developed the world's first practical water and energy recycler for homes. The estimated annual US market for this new product suite is projected at $15 billion per year. The patented product collects a home’s grey water (the drain water from showers and laundry), then cleans it to the highest standard for at-home recycling for lawn watering and other approved uses. Additionally, the system captures and re-uses the heat found in the grey water for further recycling. The system is available for both new homes and for retrofits.   The international investor team includes Canberra-based venture fund ANU Connect Ventures (ANUCV), the Sydney Angels and the Sydney SideCar Fund. The round was led by Thomas Reeves Hitchner, the retired general partner of Baltimore-based venture fund, QuestMark Partners. Proceeds from this funding cycle will complete the initial product roll-out of Nexus’ on-site water and energy recycling products for the California and US market.   The Nexus system is affordable, robust and efficient. It is a sustainability “triple play.” For a house with a family of four, the system provides these three benefits: Reduces in-home water usage by 40%, (up to 200 gallons per day) by recycling 67% of the water used in a house; Reduces wastewater by 70%, (up to 200 gallons per day); and Reduces home electric energy usage by 10-20%. The energy recycler provides the equivalent power of a 1.5 kW solar array, but at a fraction of the cost. In large, older homes, this amount could be tripled. Energy recycling is accomplished by using a patented heat pump system, which harvests the energy from the warm grey water and then uses that energy to heat fresh, new water for the home. By recycling this energy, the home’s water can be heated using 75% less energy than any conventional tank or tankless water heater.  

Global PV Balance-of-System Revenues to Exceed $20 Billion in 2019, IHS Says

Asian markets dominated by niche BoS suppliers lead the market

SolarBOS Now Offering Wire Harness Solutions

All wire harness assemblies are custom manufactured to client specifications, making any installation effective and cost efficient.

GRUPO CLAVIJO IS STARTING A NEW PROJECT WITH A CAPACITY OF 63 Mw IN HONDURAS

The Spanish manufacturer of solar structures and trackers will exceed the installed capacity of 720 Mw.

How The meeco Group manages logistic challenges of solar projects

Missions of the Head of procurement & logistics

Off to the Races: GameChange Starts Kentucky Roll Forming Line for Rapid Deliveries to GA and NC

GameChange has commenced production of roll formed galvanized steel components in Kentucky.

SMA Sunny Tripower Inverters Energize O2 Energies' 4.25 MW Rockwell Solar Farm

Decentralized Design Selected for Utility-Scale PV Plant in North Carolina

Ethical Electric Passes Corporate Giving, Environmental Impact, Customer Milestones

Renewable energy company Ethical Electric announces it has passed 56,000 customers, 588 million avoided pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, and $543,000 in non-profit donations.

RES Americas Announces Commercial Operation Of 110 MW Texas Wind Project

The Keechi Wind Project will deliver electricity into the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT) market, under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement with Microsoft Corporation.

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