ALEXANDRU MICU for ZME Science: The Ukranian government plans to turn Chernobyl, the site of the world’s most famous nuclear meltdown, into a sprawling solar power plant — the largest in the world. Since the meltdown on April 26, 1986, no one’s been able to find any good uses for Chernobyl. A 1,600 square mile area was drenched in radiation and deemed an “exclusion zone,” so everyone was evacuated after the clean-up efforts were concluded and the plant was sealed in its ubiquitous sarcophagus. The buildings, goods, and infrastructure in the area were abandoned so fast that the city looks like time froze there 30 years ago — albeit with a Falloutesque look. Since we left, nature took over, and for the most part, is thriving in our absence (though the microbes that decompose dead organic matter seem to be having a hard time living here.) In a recent interview, however, Ukraine’s ecology minister Ostap Semerak said that the government is negotiating with two US investment firms and four Canadian energy companies to develop Chernobyl’s solar potential. The area is uniquely suited for the purpose — the land is extremely cheap, much of the required infrastructure, such as roads are already built. Even better, the power lines that served the old 4GW reactor are still useable. Cont'd...
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The power grid serves as the interstate highways of our electric system. A modern, flexible system for delivering electricity generation over long distances is essential to the nation's successful transition to a clean power future.
Third International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference will convene key players in Nairobi to drive global off-grid agenda
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Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the New York Public Service Commission's approval of a 50 percent Clean Energy Standard by 2030:
The SunShot Initiative is designed to accelerate the market competitiveness of solar energy by targeting production cost reductions and increased solar deployment, with a 2020 target cost for utility-scale solar technologies that is roughly equal to electricity generation from fossil fuels.
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EnergeiaWorks, North America's foremost executive search firm servicing the renewable energy markets, secured a strong presence in San Francisco at both SOLAR 2016 and Intersolar North America.
GCE has its brands, distribution and logistics in place to "Launch its new disruptive digital platforms within 90 days" to conquer what it considers to be less for more, rigged markets".
GEM Energy moves up Solar Power World's Top Lists for North American Solar Developers and Contractors
GEM Energy, of the Rudolph Libbe Group, is ranked 15th among Solar Power World's Top Solar Developers of 2016, up from 26th place last year. GEM Energy is the only Ohio-based solar developer to make the list.
Both multi- and mono-crystalline module prices plummet obviously this week. Ongoing supply growth and falling demand continues to weigh on the solar panel prices, as the fierce price competition has extended globally. In China, the price correction of multi-crystalline module has declined obviously in July, as Chinese module makers leverage strategic pricing in attempts to win the limited solar projects. Due to the entry limitation by trade barriers in EU and the US, the 2nd tier Chinese producers suffer the most with accumulated stockpiles and have to enhance fierce price competition in China, India, Japan, and the emerging countries, where no punitive tariff enforced, to dump their excessive inventories. Meanwhile, in the US, solar panel prices are also being pressured with some quotes lower than $0.50/watt as 1st tier Chinese module makers seek to increase the shipments via its overseas capacities to compensate the worse-than-anticipated sales in China.
Panasonic, a world-renowned leader in consumer electronics across a wide array of industries, today launched a new, online solar simulation platform for Dutch homeowners. Building upon Panasonic's UK launch earlier in 2016, the free and interactive "Simulate your Solar System" platform now enables homeowners residing in the Netherlands to input their address, roof characteristicsand yearly electricity consumption to provide a personalised estimate of their home's solar potential and showing them how close they can get to a 100% reduction of their current yearly electricity costs using Panasonic HIT®'s high-performance solar modules.
ComEd's Icebox Derby brings 30 teen girls from across Chicagoland together to shine the sun on STEM in annual summer competition
SolarWindow Reveals First-Ever 'Invisible System' for Transporting Electricity on its Electricity-Generating Window
The company's SolarWindow™ generates electricity when its transparent organic coatings are applied in thin layers on to glass surfaces. The SolarWindow™ Intra-Connection System, announced today, moves electricity within these electricity-generating coatings to the company's previously developed 'invisible wires'. In turn, these 'invisible wires' transport electricity across the surface to the edge of the glass, where it's connected to building electrical systems.
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