Cooperation between SolarEdge, PV module manufacturer ReneSola and Via Solis provides intelligent and optimized modules to Europe.
Alternative energy has been a hot button issue for the last 50 year's and investors have always found a way to play this heated market. In the last decade, there has been the launch of a number of ETFs that offer a specialized basket of products for alternative energy exposure, with 12 of these funds still in operation today. Below we outline two green energy ETFs that have been battling for investor attention since inception: Powershares WilderHill Clean Energy Portfolio ( PBW, A ) and Guggenheim Solar ETF ( TAN, C+ ). Holding between $172 million and $107 million in total assets under management each, these funds are easily the largest green energy funds currently on the market. PBW holds a mix of companies that are focused on greener and generally renewable sources of energy, as well as technologies that facilitate cleaner energy. TAN, on the other hand, is aimed specifically at the solar power industry, investing in companies that produce equipment, fabricate solar panels, or provide a direct service to this market. Newer to the market, TAN started trading in spring 2008, while PBW was already three years into the market. Both funds were hammered in the years following the financial crash, with record outflows in PBW while TAN saw its first few years since inception with negative returns. A number of funds closed during this three-year window, but it is a testament to these funds that they were able to remain in operation. While alternative energy ETFs have had a difficult few years, with the markets coming out of their long-term lull, these ETFs have seen a massive influx of funding and returns. Alternative energy is moving back into the spotlight as economies around the world stabilize, and investors should see this strong trend continue as long as the market remains on track. Full Article and images:
The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in collaboration with the Swedish research company Energidalen AB conducted a study to determine the quality of moisture measurement with the system of INADCO Moisture Measurement
Eltek THEIA™ HE Enhanced Performance Solar Inverters and New Solar Energy Storage System to be Showcased at Intersolar Munich 2013
Solar energy system helps solar producers with self-consumption to enable less reliance on traditional utility companies
New commercial installer tools, trainings and dedicated resources now available in France, Benelux, Switzerland and United Kingdom
Outstanding Test Results for YGE 60 Cell Series and PANDA Modules
Company's Continuing Work on Its Breakthrough Product Results in an Enhanced Version That Yields More Electricity per Dollar
Vienna's historic Opera House will save electricity with solar energy
£23m of projects per annum could be hit by cut in support
Unsustainable levels of energy consumption push the water industry towards innovative, environment-friendly practices
The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE put modules from eight manufacturers through an "endurance test".
At the recent Windforce 2013 exhibition in Bremerhaven (Germany) Windea Offshore Group signed a Letter Of Intent (LOI) with Damen Shipyards Group for a new Fast Crew Supplier, a Twin Axe catamaran for the Offshore Wind industry. A typical feature of the FCS 2610 is the double Damen Sea Axe bow which creates a large uptime-window, amongst others by reducing slamming up to 70%. Windea Offshore is currently expanding its Offshore Wind activities, such as transporting personnel and maintenance staff to and from Offshore Wind Farms.
Champion module manufactured on mass-production line closes the gap with polycrystalline silicon
One of the projects will supply power to one of the main iron ore mines in South Africa, with an annual production of 10 million tonnes.
GE Power Conversion Partner of Choice for China's Guodian Longyuan Electrical Co. Ltd., Helping China Build Sustainable Renewable Energy
GE Power Conversion is Proven Partner for Energy Projects in China----- GE Power Conversion and Longyuan Electrical Sign Framework Agreement for Three Years in a Row----- Worldwide to Date, More than 30 GW of GE's Low- and Medium-Voltage Frequency Converters are Installed
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