Morgan Advanced Materials provided a prototype plasma cavity for the Helicon Double Layer Thruster (HDLT), a new gas plasma space engine for use on satellites being developed by the Australian National University (ANU).
You might think of Google Glass as one of those tech creations that’s more intriguing than practical. You might see computerized eyewear as a Silicon Valley nerd fantasy that’s unlikely to change the way the rest of the world works. You would not be alone. But that’s not how Michael Chagala sees it. Chagala is the director of IT at Sullivan Solar Power, which is slipping Google Glass onto the heads of the field technicians who install its solar panels atop homes and businesses across Southern California. Because every building is unique, these field techs need ready access to all sorts of specs and plans describing the job at hand. In the past, they’ve carried three-ring binders onto the roof, but those are so hard to handle — particularly when the wind is blowing pages. They’ve lugged laptops up there too, but that comes with its own problems, including, well, the sun. So Chagala and company are switching to Glass, allowing their techs to browse documents simply by looking through the eyewear. For the most part, they can do this without using their hands — though you do have to tap the side of the glasses to move from doc to doc. “When you have someone on a roof, safety is your primary concern,” Chagala says. “Having both hands free is significant.” Lead by Chagala, the company has built a custom Glass app that taps into a database housing its customer records, information about particular job sites, and its inventory of parts and equipment. But its technicians also will use other tools available with the eyewear. A field worker can, say, call headquarters with questions or transmit live video of a roof installation to get some feedback. Read Full Article at Wired.com
Many regions in the world have given their projections in solar PV capacity. Asia Specific region will play in the solar industry by 2014.
Fuel Cells 2000 has released its new report "The Business Case for Fuel Cells 2013: Reliability, Resiliency & Savings."
The State of Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade Awards Grants for Proof-of-Concept and Early Stage Capital and Retention
Hukseflux introduces the high-quality VU01 ventilation unit, designed for use with the successful SR20 pyranometer and IR20 pyrgeometer. It enables users in need of a ventilated instrument for solar/longwave radiation measurement to attain the highest measurement accuracy, even in extreme climates.
The South African renewable energy programme has been bolstered with $3billion USD of clean energy projects in the most recent round of the SA competitive bidding process. As a result the country is billed as 2014's most exciting onshore wind market.
Under the current context of good solar wafer demand, polysilicon companies try raising their prices to lower their loss as selling price still falls below costs.
Dates: 25-26 June 2014 Venue: Vancouver, Canada
EnsupraSolar is happy to launch a wireless electric monitor to track the power from solar panel system. It can also monitor the electric consumption of a building.
REC Solar and Integrated Solar Selected to Build 2.5 MW DC Solar Array in Brattleboro, Vermont
Construction is complete for Phase I of the 400 MW Texas solar power project
A 315 kW array is being constructed for Therm-X, a thermal solutions company based in California, and will be powered by ReneSola's 305W polycrystalline panels.
Trina Solar is expected to commence shipment in late December.
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