Cost Containment International announces no-cost benchmarking services for all its energy clients

As Chicago moves towards requiring energy benchmarking, Cost Containment International is offering the service at no-cost to its energy clients.

Volvo Invents a Solar Panel That Unfurls From the Car Trunk

Volvo is famous for favoring safety over style, making the selection of Synthesis Design + Architecture, best known for its sweeping, sci-fi inspired solutions, a bit of a surprise. The solar-powered pavilion is a stunning showcase for its new hybrid electricV60 model, and the parabolic platform is intended to highlight the sedate sedan’s impressive technological innovations at marketing events while charging it up for the ride to the next city. Unlike many green design projects that tack on aesthetics like an aftermarket body kit, Synthesis was driven by them. Synthesis principal and USC professor Alvin Huang has been a long time researcher of “dynamic mesh relaxation”—a design approach pioneered by Frei Otto and amplified by computer science that is focused on the physical properties of dynamic materials and efficiently configuring them into complex, visually striking structures. The design process involved digital and analog techniques—digital tools allowed for quick explorations of designs while physical models acted as proof of concepts for the carbon fiber frame, mesh surface, and artfully placed solar panels. The combination of the two styles of design equipped the team with an intuitive sense for what works to develop an attractive form that could stand up to the rigors of use in the field. “The iterative exchange between the parallel digital and analog models allowed us to further refine design technique, and perhaps more importantly, design intuition, in terms of achieving desired effects.” says Huang.

Lucintel Estimates $2,314 Million Market for Global Inspection and Testing Equipment by 2018

The global inspection and testing equipment market in civil engineering is poised for robust growth in the next five years. The testing market is gradually becoming more influential with each passing day as safety and quality control are becoming the basic needs of the civil engineering industry.

CSP projects miss deadlines in International Market

Four of the five concentrated solar power projects in India, with a total capacity of 470 MW have missed the scheduled commissioning date, 9th May, and are running way behind project schedule.

International executives show support for German offshore wind

International utilities, developers, ECP contractors and manufacturers involved in the development of offshore wind parks will meet in Hamburg later this year to discuss how to improve existing strategies and utilise the latest technology to bring down costs in their next projects, despite uncertain

RES Americas To Develop And Construct 200 MW Wind Project For Xcel Energy

Companies collaborating on Minnesota wind project

Strong Demand for Trinasmart at Intersolar North America Prompts U.S. Roadshow

Trina Solar will showcase Trinasmart technology benefits for installers

EDF Renewable Energy Enters into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Hereford Wind Project

EDF Renewable Energy is in advanced negotiations to secure a long-term, fixed-price hedge agreement for the expected energy production of the first phase of the project.

ReneSola to Provide 63 MW of PV Modules to Energy Absolute PCL

ReneSola will deliver 63 MW of its Virtus II PV modules to Energy Absolute between August and October of this year as part of a project in Nakornsawan, Thailand.

Suntech Powers Latin America with Largest Solar Field

30MW solar PV field doubles installed capacity in Mexico

RES Americas Contracts 150 Megawatts of Wind Energy to Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation

150 MW Project in Oklahoma has 2014 Target Completion Date

Sol Systems Breaks Down Financing Barriers for Commercial Solar, Grows Value of 1.7 MW Indiana Solar Portfolio

Sol Systems' project finance team originated and completed underwriting for each project and worked closely with Solscient to market the portfolio before placing the deal with one of its investor clients to maximize the portfolio's value.

New wind farm planning policy will have worrying consequences for Scotland

New planning policies for Scotland's wind farm sector could have significant unintended consequences for the economy, communities, the renewables industry and the government's own energy targets, according to industry body Scottish Renewables.

New Retrofit of Large Desalination Plant with Energy Recovery's Premium PX® Technology Offers Long-Term Economic Benefits in Spain

Cadagua leads retrofit trend by upgrading Spanish Valdelentisco Desalination Plant with Energy Recovery's PX® Q300 for highest efficiency, reliability, and availability

The Era of Low-Cost Chinese Solar Modules in Europe Ends as Tariffs Drive Up Pricing

Pricing is expected to continue climbing in July and then again in September, with the average increasing to 0.55 euros by the end of that month.

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LG Solar Unveils NeON R with Enhanced Aesthetics and Energy Savings

LG Solar Unveils NeON R with Enhanced Aesthetics and Energy Savings

The NeON R module features "Back Contact" cell technology delivering an entirely black panel that is aesthetically pleasing and energy efficient. The cell's seamless, surface blends perfectly into nearly all rooftop designs while the module's electrodes are positioned on the rear of the cell. Using LG's N-type cell structure, the panels produce 365W of energy, up to 7.3kWp, compared to 5.8kWp of the p-type cell. The module's new design minimizes LID, thereby delivering a longer lifespan and increased energy output.