Masdar's Shams 1 goes live

Masdar, Abu Dhabi's renewable energy company, has officially inaugurated Shams 1. The 100MW project is described as the largest concentrated solar power plant in operation in the world.

CSP Today speaks with SASIA about the future of Solar Energy in the Middle East

With the lead-up to MENASOL 2013, Browning Rockwell Founder and Director of SASIA (Saudi Arabia Solar Industries Association) shares his views on both CSP and PV in the MENA region.

U.S. Solar Market Grows 76% in 2012

GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®) today released U.S. Solar Market Insight: Year-in-Review 2012, the definitive analysis of solar power markets in the U.S. With another record-breaking year, solar is the fastest growing energy source in the U.S., powering homes, businesses and utility grids across the nation. The Solar Market Insight annual edition shows the U.S. installed 3,313 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) in 2012, a record for the industry. Perhaps most importantly, clean, reliable, affordable solar is continuing a major growth pattern that has made it a leading source of new electricity for America that's increasingly competitive with conventional electricity across dozens of states today. Even with the cost of solar falling for consumers, the market size of the U.S. solar industry grew 34 percent from $8.6 billion in 2011 to $11.5 billion in 2012—not counting billions of dollars in other economic benefits across states and communities. As of the end of 2012, there were 7,221 MW of PV and 546 MW of concentrating solar power (CSP) online in the U.S. -- enough to power 1.2 million homes. At the state level, 2012 was another year for breaking records. California became the first state to install over 1,000 MW in one year, with growth across all market segments. Arizona came in as the second largest market, led by large-scale utility installations, while New Jersey experienced growth in the state's non-residential market. In addition to record annual installations, the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2012 shattered all-time quarterly records as well, with 1,300 MW of installed PV, besting the previous high by a whopping 64 percent. The residential and utility segments had their best quarters ever, installing 144 MW and 874 MW respectively.  

TCI Procures Harmonic Filter Mitigation Contract - Crescent Dunes

TCI will provide H5 Active Harmonic Filters to meet utility IEEE-519 requirements. The H5 units will provide clean power back on to the utility grid and allow the utility to provide clean power to its customer base.

Growing Opportunities For Ballard Engineering Services

Fuel cell product developers can leverage Ballard's high level of competency in a range of specialized fuel cell activities, with the Ballard team providing tools and technologies for development, optimization, integration and validation of fuel cell components, stacks and systems.

Tidal Energy Overview

People are becoming aware of the importance of ocean energy, which will lead to a new era of alternative energy. Because of this knowledge, tidal energy has great potential and bright prospects in future.

Reducing the Cost of Solar Energy

It used to be that solar costs were dominated by one thing: the cost of the actual panel. But now, things are quite different. Solar panels comprise less than 40% of the cost of a rooftop solar system on average across the U.S.

Cloud Based Energy Management

EcoFactor builds cloud-based analytics software that powers multiple residential energy saving services. We process massive amounts of data, including physical household characteristics and consumer behavioral interactions.

Inverter Innovation and Overall System Cost-reduction

By differentiating between a true utility outage (where anti-islanding is necessary) and a grid disturbance (during which the PV system could actually help support grid stability), inverters can stay online during grid disturbances and produce responses to stabilize the grid.

Fuel Cell and Green Technology - SSFTV

SSFTV means Solar used hydrogen production, Solid state hydrogen storage, Fuel cell (PEM), Tornado power generation and finally Vapour absorption refrigeration cycle. This is a group of Green Technology ideas which can be used in corporates, industries and houses.

Extreme Cold Climate Emergency Lighting for Wind Turbine Towers/Nacelles

It is highly recommended that turbine OEM's consider thermostatically controlled heater elements for their florescent lighting fixtures as a standard item when considering their lighting systems for use in extreme cold climate applications.

Eland Cables Responds to Increased Solar Demand

As a leading international cable supplier, Eland Cables recognises the rapid development of the Solar Market. As such, they have procured the necessary cable range and industry expertise to offer solar installers a highly competitive solar package.

RGR Marketing Launches New Site Focused on Solar Power and Solar Power Panel Dealers

New site helps people find solar power panel dealers in their area

Integrated Electrical Services and MISCOR Group Announce Signing of Merger Agreement

"We believe MISCOR's electromechanical service offerings are an excellent strategic complement to our existing Industrial business"

BioSolar Receives First Commercial Order

Company to supply BioBacksheet for the manufacture of specialty PV panels for electric utility vehicles, U.S. military applications and various mobile applications

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