Solar Tracking Jacks and Actuators

Joyce/Dayton offers a complete line of solar tracking drive jacks specifically designed for heavy-duty tracking applications. These jacks position loads at speeds typical of the solar industry. They include an integrated trunnion mount for simplified mounting, cast aluminum housing for corrosion resistance, and optimized drive efficiency for reduced operating costs.

Great Rift Valley Energy Summit II

GRV E II will see energy ministers and businesses meet to advance alternative energy projects in East Africa.

Saskatoon church gives solar energy panels stained glass disguise

A new type of stained glass just installed in a Saskatoon cathedral is trying to prove green can also be glorious, combatting the stereotype of ugly, bulky solar panels. When the Cathedral of the Holy Family needed a new set of stained glass windows, Toronto artist Sarah Hall jumped in with a project she's been working on since 2005 -- one that combines old art techniques with new technology. Working with engineer Christof Erban, who pioneered the concept of placing a solar cell between layers of glass, Hall's solar-infused masterpiece is a colourful set of three giant windows set atop the Saskatoon church. The work is called "Lux Gloria," or "Light of Glory," and the largest of the three windows measures 37-feet high by 12-feet wide. The windows -- a display of silver solar cells fused with various colours of stained glass -- simultaneously shade the church, harvest solar energy from outside and block out heat. While the Saskatoon project is just one example of Hall's work in the field of building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) - her first installation went up in Washington, D.C., in 2005 - the Lux Gloria is the first of her pieces that feeds back into a city's electrical grid. She has also worked on two projects in Toronto, one in Vancouver and one in Camas, Washington. Hall's studio said the embedded solar panels are capable of generating 2,500 kilowatt hours of power, or about 20 per cent of the electricity used per year in the average Canadian household.

Clenergy's universal roof mounting system PV-ezRack SolarRoof Pro awarded MCS 012 (UK)

SolarRoof Pro complies with many international standards, with authoritative accreditations including TV (Germany) and RAL-GZ-966 (Germany), and now MCS 012 in the UK.

Lucintel Forecast: Shale Gas to Challenge Nuclear Energy and Carbon-Intensive Fuels in US

The US shale gas hydraulic fracturing industry is expected to witness significant growth over the next five years partially due to government initiatives to substitute natural gas for nuclear energy and carbon-intensive fuels.

Potential as Low-Carbon Emission Replacement for Coal Plants to Stoke US Shale Gas Demand

The US shale gas hydraulic fracturing industry is expected to witness good growth over the next five years with the market reaching an estimated $15.5 billion in 2018.

Solar Thin Films, Inc Announces Agreement to Acquire KLC Green Energy Corp.

KLC manufactures a solar panel system known as Smart Solar Tracking System (the "Tracker").

Yingli Green Energy Expands Its Footprint in Australia

Cooperates with the largest electrical wholesaler in Australia and New Zealand

ET Solar Enters into MOU with Fenahtect for Housing Project in Brazil

Aiming at constructing 5,000 houses with steel frame and supplying photovoltaic modules

Polypore Announces New President for Energy Storage - Electronics and Electric Drive Vehicles (EDVs) Business Segment

Christopher L. Cowger will join Polypore as President, Energy Storage - Electronics and Electric Drive Vehicles (EDVs), on September 3, 2013

The meeco Group completes first off-grid residential system in Angola

30 kW/80 kWh solar hybrid installation reduces diesel generator use by 80 percent

OutBack Power Releases FLEXcoupled AC Coupling Solution for Cost-Effective Energy Storage, Backup for Grid-Tied PV Systems

GSLC175-AC AC coupled solution partners with a more advanced inverter/charger to create higher-performing backup power for existing PV systems

Renewable Energy Demand to Drive European Transmission & Distribution Market

Cross-border grid interconnections to boost European T&D market---- Key European countries to spend substantial sums on infrastructure

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Visualizes Smart Grid with Space-Time Insight's Situational Intelligence Software

Correlation and Analysis of Smart Meter, Distribution, Outage, and Environmental Data Leads to Faster, Smarter Decisions

Soft approach leads to revolutionary energy storage

Monash University researchers have brought next generation energy storage closer with an engineering first - a graphene-based device that is compact, yet lasts as long as a conventional battery. Published today in Science, a research team led by Professor Dan Li of the Department of Materials Engineering has developed a completely new strategy to engineer graphene-based supercapacitors (SC), making them viable for widespread use in renewable energy storage, portable electronics and electric vehicles. SCs are generally made of highly porous carbon impregnated with a liquid electrolyte to transport the electrical charge. Known for their almost indefinite lifespan and the ability to re-charge in seconds, the drawback of existing SCs is their low energy-storage-to-volume ratio - known as energy density. Low energy density of five to eight Watt-hours per litre, means SCs are unfeasibly large or must be re-charged frequently. Professor Li's team has created an SC with energy density of 60 Watt-hours per litre - comparable to lead-acid batteries and around 12 times higher than commercially available SCs.

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