Report by international hydrogen association details current hydrogen and fuel cell activity and predicts significant growth by the next decade
The Optical Cavity Furnace is a new piece of equipment for making solar cells that is about to rock the photovoltaic industry by slashing costs and increasing efficiency. The news should not just excite tech nerds—by reducing the cost of producing solar cells by nearly three-quarters, this new technology represents another big step on the path to making clean energy the cheap kind of energy. Here’s how it works. By using optics to more efficiently focus visible and infrared light, the Optical Cavity Furnace can heat silicon wafers used in solar cell production much more precisely and uniformly than previous forms of solar cell manufacture. The resulting solar cells are stronger, more efficient, and have fewer impurities. The National Renewable Energy Lab, or NREL, the DOE office responsible for the research, and a corporate partner AOS Inc. are now working to bring this technology to scale. The partners plan to build an industrial-scale Optical Cavity Furnace capable of producing 1,200 highly efficient solar cells per hour. NREL has cooperative research agreements with many of the country’s biggest solar cell producers.
Fallbrook and Bonsall Residents Save Over $200,000 Collaboratively on Solar Projects
Ms. Hamm to contribute to meeco's growth with magnificent professional experience
Executives Come Together To Affirm Growth of Solar Industry
DBT, Europe's leading electric vehicle charging station manufacturer, provided a Level II charging station for the first off grid solar canopy charging station unveiled in Jordan on October 20th, 2011.
Energy Storage Summit Announced
"We are honored to welcome the distinguished Dr. Aldrin to our team, and expect that his guidance will literally take us to the moon," says Michael Gorton, chief executive officer and chairman of PSI. "His years of aerospace experience, matched with his dedication and continued support of solar power and research for renewable energy sources, aligns him directly with our bottom-line initiatives."
Alliance to provide residents and builders with affordable solar power options
WasteECo-2012 will present the full line of technologies, equipment and service in the field of solid waste, wastewater and atmospheric emissions management, including biomass to energy, biogas collection and utilization, leachate treatment, WWTP sludge treatment and utilization, etc.
As technology continues to improve, more and more people are looking to make smarter choices when it comes to how they obtain and put energy to use in their every day lives.
Award-winning HNU ENERGY has installed a modern solar PV system at the Maui Food Bank. Thanks to HNU ENERGY, up to 100% of the energy consumed at the Maui Food Bank now comes from a clean, safe, state of the art, renewable energy system.
Ice Energy named Heat Efficient Installer of the Year at the inaugural Renewables Awards.
According to the most recent issue of the "Monthly Energy Review" by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), with data through June 30, 2011, renewable energy has passed another milestone as domestic production is now significantly greater than that of nuclear power and continues to close in on oil. During the first half of 2011, renewable energy sources (biomass & biofuels, geothermal, solar, water, wind) provided 4.687 quadrillion Btus of energy or 12.25% of U.S. energy production. By comparison, renewables accounted for 11.05% of domestic production during the first half of 2010 and 10.50% during the first half of 2009. (On the consumption side, which includes oil and other energy imports, renewable sources accounted for 9.45% of total U.S. energy use.) More significantly, energy production from renewable energy sources in 2011 was 17.91% more than that from nuclear power, which provided 3.975 quadrillion Btus and has been declining in recent years. Energy from renewable sources is now equal to 79.83% of that from domestic crude oil production, with the gap closing rapidly.
2012 Hydrogen Student Design Contest Registration Deadline Extended to November 15, Webcast Upcoming
Registration extended to allow for additional participation from universities abroad
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Extract maximum power production from every roof size and shape. HIT® AC Series combines the module efficiency of Panasonic solar panels with the intelligence of Enphase microinverters. A built-in IQ 7X microinverter with Individual MPPT (Module-level Power Point Tracker) tracking helps deliver an all-in-one module that offers design flexibility, reduced installation time, and a higher ROI. Field-replaceable microinverter with no DC wire management required yields lower cost of ownership.