Timely progress encouraging, but much work still to be done
"Renewables on their own are already producing more electricity than either coal or gas.
Asia-Pacific Region to Account for Half of Global Solar Photovoltaic Demand in 2014, According to NPD Solarbuzz
Thailand to join China, Japan, Australia, and India as the major PV markets in the APAC region next year
Mosaic's 2014 New Years Resolution Campaign, "Put Solar On It," Invites Everyone to Join Mark Ruffalo and Social Leaders in Pledging to Take a Building Solar This Year
Throughout 2014, Mosaic will provide people with the tools and network they need to make their pledge a reality.
“There was a fire on a building in Munich which had solar panels and the Munich Fire Department let it burn to the ground,” rather than risk injury to its fire fighters, said Henson. Realizing that this could potentially become a recurrent problem in a geographic area that is reliant on solar power, the fire department approached TOPinno and asked for its help finding a way that the solar panels could be disabled in cases of fire. The result was a small sensor, or fuse, that is placed between the panels and monitors the heat of the photovoltaic unit while subbing as a manual shut-off switch for emergency situations. “The moment the fuses are broken due to the heat, the voltage will go down to below 120V, which is the legal requirement to be able to use water to extinguish the flames,” says TOPinno GMBH’s General Manager, Raymond Huwaë. But first responders needing to access the roof because of a fire inside the building (such as in Delanco, New Jersey or Munich, Germany) would also have the option of disengaging the fuse manually. “Currently we are negotiating with the UL Laboratories in Illinois USA, to have the fuse UL certified,” said Huwaë. Full Article:
The new Whole Foods Market in Brooklyn is illuminated by UGE's hybrid wind and solar streetlights and customers can charge cars at UGE's renewable EV charging stations
One-of-a-kind waste-to-energy facility in Rialto, Calif. is sold to Canadian clean energy firm
Ohmite Manufacturing, a leading provider of thermal solutions and resistors for high current, high voltage, and high energy applications, announces the new TP Series of thick film, high energy resistors.
ATI completes two sites for a total of 19.5 MWdc in Southern California
SEPA and ScottMadden Partner to Benchmark Utility Renewable Energy Activities and Functions; All North American Utilities are Eligible to Participate in This Multi-Client
The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA), an educational non-profit focused on helping utilities integrate solar electric power into their energy portfolios, is partnering with the ScottMadden Management Consultants to conduct a benchmarking study on renewable energy organizational structure within North American electric utilities.
Wind energy represents an extensive market with long-term growth opportunities.
Along with China, the United States is the other top solar market forecast to grow steadily over the long term.
Higher Standard Helps Ensure Long-Term Reliability for Solar Panels
Since its launch, more than 80 Governments from around the world have formally engaged with the initiative, with 42 African countries "opted-in"
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