Scientists to harness solar energy in space

Solar power from space could be a valuable source of renewable energy, thanks to an innovative research. Researchers at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, have already tested equipment that would provide a platform for solar panels to collect the energy and allow it to be transferred back to earth through microwaves or lasers. This unique development would provide a reliable source of power and allow valuable energy to be sent to remote areas in the world, providing power to disaster zones or outlying areas that are difficult to reach by traditional means. "Space provides a fantastic source for collecting solar power and we have the advantage of being able to gather it regardless of the time of the day or indeed the weather conditions," said Massimiliano Vasile, mechanical and aerospace engineer at Strathclyde, who is leading the research, according to a university statement.

Beaumont Solar Announces Cycling Team To Connect Green Communities in Supporting Local Charities

Beaumont Solar Company launches a unique Solar Cycling sponsorship, which will donate $25,000 to riders in local charity cycling events in 2012. Beaumont Solar is the only solar company with such an initiative to connect green communities, green sports and local charities.

TI introduces industry's first LED controller with constant power regulation

New LM3447 AC/DC LED driver includes a dimmer detect, phase decoder and adjustable hold current circuits to provide smooth and flicker-free dimming operation in off-line, isolated LED lighting applications, including A19, E26/27 and PAR30/38 bulbs, as well as can light retrofits.

SMA Sunny PRO Club Expands Regional Forum Program, Adds New Dates Through 2012

Solar Industry Leader Continues to Offer Exclusive Educational Opportunities for the US

GOP's Karl Rove and Democrat Robert Gibbs to seek common ground at WINDPOWER® 2012

Leading partisans will speak amid bipartisan effort to keep U.S. wind growing

WindTV Mother's Day Follow-up Special: Industry gets boost from Women of Wind Energy

Organization fosters recruitment and development of talent for industry

WINDPOWER 2012 first North American event to be labeled WindMade

WINDPOWER 2012 Conference & Exhibition in Atlanta, June 3-6

New DuPont™ Solamet® PV51G Provides Better Adhesion, Reduces Silver Consumption

Next Generation of Metallization Materials Further Improves Cost-of-Ownership for Solar Cell Users

PV Fleet Management

PV by nature is an intermittent energy source that can be affected greatly (even over the course of seconds) by weather influences such as passing clouds. While this variability may not be a concern for the individual PV system owner, it is for utilities or system operators that may have tens of thousands of grid-connected PV systems within their service territories.

Clean Power Research Takes on PV Fleet Management Challenges with Ground-Breaking Data Sources and Analysis Capabilities

Utilities and ISOs can now plan and operate PV fleets reliably and cost-effectively, enabling higher PV penetration and reducing costs

DuPont™ PV5400 Series Ionomer Encapsulant Reduces Cost, Increases Strength in New Axuntek CIGS Modules

It provides strength to enable a frameless design, transparency for more design flexibility and ensures more power output over the life of the module

Solectria Renewables Supplies Inverters for the Largest High Concentrating Solar Photovoltaic Power Generation Facility in the World

The site is located in Alamosa, CO, extends over 225 acres

NABCEP Releases New Resource Guide for Solar Heating Installers

The new guide follows upon the successful introduction last year of the PV Installer Resource Guide

Eclipsall Awarded Contract to Supply 3MW of Solar Panels to the Government of Uganda

The panels will be used for planned solar installations on 100 medical clinics throughout the Republic of Uganda

Research paper shines light on competitiveness of solar PV power

New working paper argues that common perceptions about the lack of competitiveness of solar photovoltaic power are misleading and out-of-date

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