Commonwealth of the Bahamas Takes On Renewable Energy Challenge Carbon War Room and Rocky Mountain Institute working with Bahamas to create clean future

The Ten Island Challenge provides the Government of the Bahamas the opportunity and platform to implement a clean energy roadmap with on-the-ground demonstration projects across the country.

Eltek Secures Key DC Power System Win for DolWin3 Off Shore Wind Energy Project

Company's High Efficiency Power Systems Selected by Alstom Grid for High-Profile Project; Another Example of Eltek's Growing Power Utility Business

Will New Technologies Give Critical Boost to Solar Power?

Today, despite recent progress, solar power accounts for about one percent of the world’s energy mix. Yet the International Energy Agency (IEA) says that solar energy, most of it generated by decentralized “rooftop” photovoltaic systems, could well become the world’s single biggest source of electricity by mid-century.    So how do we get from here to there?    The answer, according to scientists and engineers, lies in a new generation of super-efficient, low-cost sunlight harvesters that take up where the recent flood of cheap silicon panels leaves off. New designs and novel solar materials have recently been setting new efficiency records seemingly every week. Although research and development of solar power still falls far short of where scientists and engineers say it needs to be, innovators are making steady progress in creating a new generation of materials that can harvest the sun’s energy far more efficiently than traditional silicon photovoltaic cells.   Among the most promising technologies are multi-junction cells with layers of light-harvesters that each gather energy from a separate slice of the solar spectrum, super-efficient semiconductor materials like perovskite and gallium-arsenide, and cells made with tiny but powerful solar-absorbing “quantum dots.” Technical hurdles, such as making new materials able to withstand the elements, remain. Nonetheless, researchers say, efforts now underway could begin to dramatically increase solar power generation within a decade or two. Cont'd...  

Locus Energy Surpasses 50,000 Solar PV Systems Under Management

Locus Energy, a solar monitoring and data analytics platform provider for the solar photovoltaic (PV) market, has announced that the number of systems under Locus management has surpassed 50,000 installations and is quickly approaching 1GW in capacity.

Baker Electric Solar Marketing Manager Receives Emerging Generation Honorable Mention

Ashley Arant, marketing manager of Baker Electric Solar received an honorable mention at the San Diego Business Journal's 2nd Annual Emerging Generation: 25 in their 20's awards presentation.

SMA Wins 2014 Leadership in Solar Power Award

Solar Technology Leader Takes Top Spot among Inverter Manufacturers

YANMAR America Energy Systems Provides Free, Open CHP Technical Training for 2015

Based on dealer feedback, the 2015 YANMAR America CHP training sessions are new and improved, and will continue to be free for not only YANMAR dealers, but also those interested in learning about the product.

PVinsights : The strong USD, polysilicon dumping, and western holiday make all solar price drops.

In the US and EU, because of the holiday, solar demand falls notably. Moreover, the module vendors and distributors are doing price promotion to decrease their stocks. Furthermore, the strong US dollar appreciation raises the extra module price pressure in Japan and Europe.

Spider9 Energy Storage System Awarded Certification to UL Standards

TÜV awards Spider9 certification to UL 1741 standard for its TriRack family of modular energy storage solutions

United States Installs 1,354 MW of Solar in Q3 2014

Continuing its strong growth, the United States installed 1,354 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) in Q3 2014, up 41 percent over the same period last year. The numbers come from the latest edition of GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association's (SEIA) U.S. Solar Market Insight Report, released today.

SEIA Says EPA's Clean Power Plan Will Benefit Nation

Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), released the following statement today after a group of prominent U.S. Senators came out in strong support of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan.

GE Energy Financial Services and Pacifico Energy to Construct Second Joint Solar Project in Japan

Japan's regulatory policies and feed-in tariff attract investments in solar power, which support the country's efforts towards achieving a diversified power mix.

First Solar Enters Residential Market with Strategic Investment in Clean Energy Collective

Deal Highlights Shifting Economics to Bring Affordable Solar Power to a Broader Market

Suntech Expands Presence in Benelux with New Partnerships and Projects

Suntech looks to quadruple its market share in Benelux by 2015

Financing Partnerships Drive North Carolina's Solar Boom

Sol Systems, National Cooperative Bank, and Strata Solar Add Another 18MW of Solar

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