MECASOLAR leads a European R&D project to develop new materials to increase the efficiency and durab
Part of the European EUREKA Technology Cooperation Program, the OPTIMUS project will last three years and is part funded by the CDTI.
Multi cell prices upturn appears to be overdone, as the hefty EU anti-dumping story is played up. While the outcome of provisional anti-dumping tariffs came below market anticipation, some cell makers are losing confidence in maintaining above-average price premium.
Until recently less than 1% of Japan's electrical power output came from renewables. But following the catastrophe of Fukushima and the power blackouts that followed, Japan has seen an explosion in investment in alternatives. Solar, in particular, in this averagely photon-blessed country, has seen a seismic rise of late and is this year poised to become the world's largest solar market in volume after China. According to a report by energy analyst IHS on Japan's energy mix, Japan's solar installations jumped by "a stunning 270% (in gigawatts) in the first quarter of 2013." That means by the end of 2013 there will be enough new solar panels equal to the capacity of seven nuclear reactors. Such massive growth will allow Japan to surpass Germany and become the world's largest photovoltaics (PV) market in terms of revenue this year. "Japan is forecast to install $20 billion worth of PV systems in 2013, up 82% from $11 billion in 2012," IHS said. "In contrast, the global market is set for tepid 4% growth. The strong revenue performance for Japan this year is partly driven by the high solar prices in the country." Germany still leads with the total number of units and capacity, however, with its 32,192 megawatts. Japan is now closer to the U.S.'s 8,069 megawatts at 7,429 megawatts, according to London-based BNEF.
Intersolar Europe: Press Agency Krampitz Communications presents the first results of their communic
Two thirds of the biomass, solar and wind companies surveyed do not have a communication strategy
Q1 2013 report highlights continued growth of residential solar in U.S.
New bands will ‘sharpen world's focus' on Scottish sector
Innovnano's nanostructured AZO sputtering targets; the sustainable replacement for ITO
READY TO SUPPORT NEW ROUND OF OFFSHORE WIND PROJECTS WITH INVESTMENTS, LONG TERM COMMITMENT AND ENHANCED TURN-KEY CAPABILITY.
Solar Energy International, a U.S. based renewable energy training organization recently received funding from the Energy & Climate Partnership of the Americas to train 50 people representing countries, communities, and organizations throughout Central America and Mexico
Santa Clara's solar research facility uses HatiCon Solar's Ground Mount. Vista Solar completed the installation of the City of Santa Clara's first solar research installation.
Environmental Commissioner criticizes ignorance of green heat from renewable energy.
In early June, the Fronius Galvo and Fronius Symo inverters will receive the biggest innovation prize for technology in the world.
Live video chats teach the kids about what goes into designing and building a solar home, and allow the elementary students to ask questions.
NSS endorses this initiative and will work to forge an international organization involving America, India and other nations to develop space solar power.
Maine will also be heavily represented through industry expertise with technical presentations
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