The world's largest offshore wind farm produced its first electricity on Monday around 20 kilometres off the east coast of Britain, boosting the country's position as the world's top offshore wind market. The first 151 wind turbines of the London Array project generated electricity for the first time and the remaining 24 will power up by the end of the year, owners DONG Energy (50 percent), E.ON (30 percent) and Masdar (20 percent) said. Britain aims to build around 30 gigawatts (GW) of wind capacity at sea by 2020 to make use of high wind speeds for electricity generation to help meet the governments legally binding emissions reduction targets. Once the London Array project is fully operational at the end of the year, Britain will have nearly 3 GW of offshore wind capacity in operation. The London Array wind farm could be expanded to 870 MW if a second phase receives required permits, the owners said.
Georgia based turn-key solar PV integrator Solar Energy USA to exhibit commercial energy conservation division NetZero USA, display highly energy efficient commercial retrofit lighting products and power correction solutions at World Energy Engineering Congress in Atlanta.
Photovoltaic cell efficiency may soon get a big boost, thanks to next-generation antireflection coatings crafted from nanomaterials capable of cutting down on the amount of light reflected away from a cell's surface. Materials boasting a "tunable" refractive index have been developed within the past few years, and they show tremendous potential for photovoltaic applications. Professor E. Fred Schubert, of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, is investigating ways to exploit this newly gained controllability and will present his findings at the upcoming AVS 59th International Symposium and Exhibition, held Oct. 28 - Nov. 2, in Tampa, Fla. The refractive index is the property of a material that changes the speed of light, and is computed as the ratio of the speed of light in a vacuum to the speed of light through the material. Among the most fundamental properties of optical materials, the refractive index determines important optical characteristics such as Fresnel reflection, Bragg reflection, Snell refraction, diffraction, and the phase and group velocity of light. Air and other gases have a refractive index very close to 1.0, but unfortunately aren't viable for thin-film optoelectronic applications. Among transparent dense materials suitable for use in thin-film optoelectronic applications, magnesium fluoride (MgF2) has the lowest refractive index (n=1.39); no dense materials with a lower refractive index are known to exist.
Globally the number of charging stations will grow 10-fold, says Lux Research.
MidAmerican Transmission will help provide important benefits to customers in Canada through this joint venture with RES Canada and in the U.S.
E-3120 50 kW Wind Turbine Realizes Exceptional Growth and Product Acceptance in the Marketplace
THE "INNOVATION CLOUD" IS BORN: FROM THE EXPERIENCE OF SOLAREXPO A NEW EXHIBITION PLATFORM WHICH INCLUDES ALL AVANT GARDE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES
At Rho Fiera Milano from 8 to 10 May 2013, the new event at international level which covers the entire spectrum of technological innovation for a low-carbon economy.----- "The world of energy has changed": starting from this premise, the Innovation Cloud concentrates on renewables, network technologies and energy efficiency as drivers for the "technological agenda" of the future.----- The massive trend towards innovation, the commitment to a powerful critical mass and the creation of possible synergies within the various industrial sectors will inspire the organisation of the first exhibition in 2013 for an important contribution to sustainable economic growth.
Pacific Wind began operation in August 2012 and the first phase of Catalina Solar will begin operation in December 2012.
Total of 7.3MW of solar power now installed in Kunitomi, accounting for nearly 30% of town's residential needs
SG Biofuels Expands Global Hybrid Trial Network; Confirms Superior Performance Across Multiple Geographies
The additional trials include four locations in India, three in Brazil and one in Guatemala
A large-scale offshore solar field concept which launched at Singapore International Energy Week.
Natural Power will be demonstrating their ATV and Drill Rig at the entrance to the SECC on 30th and 31st October 2012 as part of the renewableUK annual conference in Glasgow.
Wind Energy Update is holding the largest offshore wind health and safety summit this December in Copenhagen. With Denmark's history and growth in offshore wind it was the obvious place to hold such an event! With over 100 health and safety executives in attendance.
Despite Economic Conditions, State Clean Energy Funds Installed More Projects in 2011 than Ever Before
• For the second year in a row, the three companies are attending the leading trade show in the solar industry in India, to take place in Mumbai from 6 to 8 November (stand 1314).
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