IES to Showcase its Latest LEED Solutions at Greenbuild 2013

IES offer state of the art software and consulting solutions for LEED

After Fukushima, Japan Finds Beauty in Solar Power

It looks like some idealistic architecture student’s vision for the future of sustainable energy production. In fact, it's a photo of a real-life solar plant that went into operation on Nov. 1 in Japan. The Kagoshima Nanatsujima Meg a Solar Power Plant , built by the electronics manufacturer Kyocera, boasts postcard views of Kagoshima Bay and Sakurajima volcano. It’s also Japan’s largest, with a capacity of 70 megawatts. That’s enough to power some 22,000 Japanese homes. The $280 million project is part of a national effort to invest in clean, renewable energy as the country continues to grapple with the fallout of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The country’s new feed-i n tariffs  have made it one of the world’s fa stest-growing solar markets .   This sort of sprawling solar-panel farm is hardly the most efficient form of power generation in terms of either cost or the amount of land required. Still, it makes more sense when you consider that Japan has been dealing with soaring energy prices in the wake of a disaster that threw into question its entire nuclear-power program into question. While solar is clearly more expensive than nuclear power, the  Washington Post  noted in June:  Most consumers think that sacrifice is worthwhile, and they say nuclear power has hidden cleanup and compensation costs that emerge only after an accident. Fossil fuels, meanwhile, release harmful greenhouse gases and must be imported from Australia, Russia, Indonesia and the Middle East. In other words, this gorgeous solar plant is what happens when a country comes face-to-face with the full societal costs of more traditional power sources.  

PVinsights : Spot polysilicon traded inside of China is limited in Nov.

Spot polysilicon traded inside of China is limited since many already have long term contracts to fulfill while demand for 2nd grade polysilicon stays constant.

Sol Lighting Hits Major Milestone, Solidifies Leadership Position in Solar Outdoor Lighting

Company Has Installed Record 10 Megawatts of Solar Outdoor Commercial Lighting Worldwide

High-voltage Battery Simulator and Test Systems Critical for Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Development

Essential for conducting R&D, performance and durability testing

Morgan Advanced Materials showcases energy efficient materials at Power-Gen International 2013

Morgan Advanced Materials announces that it will be showcasing a range of innovative materials that promote energy conservation and operational efficiency and extend component life at Power-Gen International, taking place November 12-14, 2013, in Orlando, FL, on Booth #873.

January 2014 Battery Seminar: Meikle Capital & A123 Systems to Speak in Venture Panel

Join us for this two-day exciting event and enjoy informal discussions, interactive Q&As, a facility tour (AVL full-vehicle test bed), an evening cocktails reception, complimentary meals, networking, and much more. Event includes an exclusive Venture Panel focusing on the battery industry.

Upsolar Italy Expands Turnkey Financial Solution to Commercial Customers

Business owners and installers can take advantage of direct project financing to deploy solar energy

Fukushima Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Starts Generating

A development to harness the power of the wind about 20 kilometers (12 miles) off the coast of Fukushima, site of the March 2011 nuclear disaster, began generating power on an operational basis today. The project, funded by the government and led by Marubeni Corp. ), is a symbol of Japan’s ambition to commercialize the unproven technology of floating offshore wind power and its plan to turn quake-ravaged Fukushima into a clean energy hub. “Fukushima is making a stride toward the future step by step,” Yuhei Sato, governor of Fukushima, said today at a ceremony in Fukushima marking the project’s initiation. “Floating offshore wind is a symbol of such a future.” The 11-member group’s project so far consists of a 2-megawatt turbine from Hitachi Ltd. )nicknamed “Fukushima Mirai.” A floating substation, the first of its kind, has also been set up and bears the name “Fukushima Kizuna.” Mirai means future, while kizuna translates as ties. The group is planning to install two more turbines by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. with 7 megawatts of capacity each. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has said the floating offshore capacity may be expanded to 1,000 megawatts.

The Blue Circle: The next generation of renewable energy producers

French leading Renewable Entrepreneur Olivier Duguet is teaming with Southeast Asia Alternative Energy Specialist Jeff Peron to launch The Blue Circle. Headquartered in Singapore, with presence in Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh, the new company aims at becoming a leading Independent Power Producer

Real Goods Solar to Host 'Flip the Switch' Ceremony for Newly Completed Solar Farm in Vermont on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

RGS Energy General Manager Tim Seamans, as well as other senior management, will attend the event.

New cable gland Euro-Top Hygienic ensures a clean connection

More and more machinery manufacturers have to ensure a "hygienic design". RST has reacted to this and brought a cable gland for these special challenges onto the market

Solar3D to Acquire Profitable Solar Business and Expand into Hottest Segment of the Solar Industry

Developer of breakthrough 3-dimensional solar cell signs definitive purchase agreement to acquire 100% of California-based solar systems provider

INTERSOLAR INDIA 2013: INDIA'S LARGEST EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE FOR THE SOLAR INDUSTRY GETS UNDERWAY

100 speakers and 700 attendees are also exchanging the latest information on the topics of photovoltaics (PV), PV production technologies, energy storage and solar thermal technologies until the conference draws to a close on November 14.

Siemens Extends Norderhof Wind Farm

Onshore installation of best-selling offshore wind turbine ----- Extended wind power plant will have a capacity of 37.7 megawatts

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