Europe Lagging Behind US in Support for Renewable Energy, Says Energy Expert

Federal support for renewable energy in the US makes the system of lumping subsidies on consumer energy bills, common across Europe, look "perverse", argues a top GlobalData energy consultant in a new insight.

First Solar Sets New World Record for CdTe Solar Cell Efficiency

18.7 Percent Research Cell Efficiency Confirmed by NREL

Solar America to Incorporate Solar Power Station into New Product from Solar Energy Labs Inc.

The combined system would efficiently provide both hot water and supplemental power to homeowners and small businesses.

OutBack Power Delivers Reliable, Efficient At-Sea Power for Select Marine Organizations

Naval, rescue and luxury vessels depend on water-resistant, durable power management systems from OutBack Power

Cupertino Electric Installing Transmission Line to Interconnect Substation Serving 200 MW Solar Project in Southern California

The utility-scale solar photovoltaic plant in Southern California is expected to produce energy for more than 240,000 households by 2013.

Stellar Energy Enters North Carolina Large-Scale Solar Market

Leading EPC hires energy veteran, Chris Larsen, and joins the North Carolina Solar Energy Association

Carmanah Technologies Enters Into Supply Agreement with Acuity Brands

Carmanah was competitively selected from a list of North American solar lighting manufacturers, distinguishing themselves on the basis of product reliability and a broad-based capability in solar power.

Tasnee Enters Strategic Investment Agreement with Dyesol

Tasnee is a $5 billion diversified industrials company listed on the Saudi Arabian Stock Exchange and the world's second largest producer of titanium dioxide.

The Bioenergy Award 2013 recognises the technological effort of SENER and Tracjusa in manure treatment

This is not the first time that SENER or Tracjusa has been awarded for R&D&i achievements.

Metallized Carbon Corporation Offers Custom Bearings for Running Submerged in Low Viscosity Liquids

Superior to plastic and metal bearings

Chile commits to CSP technology and establishes leadership in the production of clean energy in Latin America

The Ministry of Energy kickstarts CSP industry in Chile this week with the bidding presentations for the construction of the first CSP plant in Latin America. ***** The prices of solar thermal electricity generation (CSP) have been greatly reduced since the bidding on Ouarzazate (Morocco). The winning consortium formed by ACWA Power International,

Extended U.S. Tax Credit Blows Fresh Air Into Wind Projects

Wind-farm construction in the U.S. nearly ground to a halt after ending in a frenzy late last year. But the pace of turbine installation is set to pick up substantially later this year, largely thanks to the recently enacted extension of the federal production tax credit, say utility and wind-sector experts. Frank Maisano, an energy specialist at Bracewell & Giuliani, a law firm in Washington, D.C., with renewable-energy clients, says that, with so much uncertainty about extending the credit beyond 2012, many developers rushed to finish projects by year-end. The American Wind Energy Association says wind-turbine contractors brought on line a record 13,124 MW of wind capacity in 2012, including 8,380 MW in the last three months. Tim Maag, vice president and general manager at Mortenson Construction, saw a big drop-off in wind-farm work for the first half of 2013. "Due to the fact that the extension took so long to get passed, most of our customers had put their construction plans on hold, which was expected," he says, adding that work in the third and fourth quarters will be "very robust." Says Maag, "We have responded to numerous RFPs and pricing requests since the beginning of the year." The tax-credit extension approved by Congress and signed by President Obama in January as part of the "fiscal cliff" compromise provides a $22/MWH tax credit for the first 10 years of a wind farm's operation. For the first time, the latest extension applies to all projects under construction by Dec. 31, 2013, even if they are not completed until next year. Under the previous tax credit, a wind farm had to be completed and operational by the end of 2012 to qualify.

Webinar – Photovoltaic market analysis in the MENA region

The PV industry is set to take great strides in the Middle East and North Africa, with Saudi Arabia just one of a wealth of opportunities. To discuss the market in detail, PV Insider is hosting a webinar to on 5 March 2013.

Concentrated Solar Distribution and Research, Inc.

(CSDR) is a US manufacturer of Concentrated Photovoltaic Dual Axis tracked power systems featuring the SC-90 25KWp Power Tracker.

Clenergy supply for installations in Xinjiang Aksu area, China, hits 50MW

Clenergy recently earned its second project contract in China's Xinjiang Aksu area. The 20MW solar PV project in Awati comes atop a winning bid last fall for a 30MW project in Alar. The company provided mounting solutions for utility projects in western China totaling more than 200 MW in 2012.

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