Smart Grid Funding Misspent On Obsolete Technologies, Says New Report

Billions spent with taxpayer dollars on "smart meters" will not lead to U.S. sustainability; Place citizens and economy at risk

PPG makes heat-strengthened 2-millimeter glass for solar applications

PPG becomes largest North American glass manufacturer with capability

Largest Solar Power Plant In World Nears Completion In Abu Dhabi

The largest single-unit solar power plant in the world is expected to be completed by the end of 2012 and officially open in the first quarter of 2013, solar power giant Masdar has announced. Shams 1 will have a generation capacity of over 100 MW of power, and was built with the stated purpose of providing 20,000 homes in the region with electricity. The project will be followed shortly thereafter by Shams 2 & 3, which are planned to generate similar levels of electricity. Yousuf Al Ali, general manager of Shams Power Company, said: “Shams 1 is the largest concentrated solar power project in the world. Developing a project of this scale is a significant achievement for Abu Dhabi, Masdar and its partners, Total and Abengoa.” There are larger “solar power plants” or “solar power projects,” but they include multiple solar plants of less than 100 MW. (For example, the Solnova Solar Power Station in Spain has five CSP plants of 50 MW each that make the overall project 250 MW in size, and the Gujarat Solar Park in India includes multiple solar PV projects that total 600 MW.) Construction of the Shams 1 project began back in the third quarter of 2010, at a total cost of approximately $600 million dollars.

The Importance of New Second Generation Processes for the Biofuels Industry

Join the Residue and Waste conference at World Biofuels Markets

ALL-ENERGY SHAPING UP WELL FOR 2013

All-Energy 2013 will be held Wednesday 22- Thursday 23 May at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) in Aberdeen, Scotland and certainly promises to be the largest yet in the 13-show history.

Ga. Public Service Commission Approves Ga. Power Solar Roadmap

Program will create opportunities for more families, businesses to go solar

Siemens receives onshore wind power orders from Europe and South Africa Order volume of more than EUR880 million

Order volume of more than EUR880 million

Siemens to build PV plants with a total capacity of 100 MW in South Africa

The two Siemens photovoltaic plants will be erected as turnkey plants on an area of around one square kilometer.

New Solar Energy Technology Can Create Steam Without Even Having To Boil Water

A revolutionary new way to create steam simply by using sunlight, has been discovered by researchers. The method is able to bring an entire container of fluid to boiling point, even a container of icy cold water. The new method has many potentially very useful applications. These include the creation of very inexpensive and compact devices that can purify water, the sterilization of medical equipment, sewage treatment, and more energy-efficient alcohol distillation. “This research opens up a revolutionary new application of nanoparticles in solar energy,” said Paul Weiss, Ph.D., editor-in-chief of ACS Nano , the journal in which the new study was published. “The authors show that sunlight can be used to create steam with virtually no wasteful heating of the surrounding liquid. The potential societal benefits are staggering. They include more energy-efficient distillation of alcohol, a new and highly practical strategy for desalination and water purification and compact solar-driven sources of steam for sterilization and sanitation in resource-poor locations,” said Weiss.  

GLOBAL MARKETS, TRENDS AND PRACTICAL EXPERTISE PRESENTED AT THE INTERSOLAR CHINA CONFERENCE 2012

In Beijing from December 11–13, 2012, industry experts discuss trends and technologies from across the global solar industry, focusing chiefly on the development of the Chinese solar sector

SIX LOCAL NEIGHBORHOODS WENT SOLAR THIS SUMMER

Cape Fear Solar Systems Is Empowering Local Communities With Solar

Maricopa County Approves SolarReserve's 150 Megawatt Arizona Solar Energy Project

Company achieves permitting milestone for its proposed Maricopa County solar thermal project; Project will utilize innovative molten salt energy storage solution

Plug Power's $2.5 Million DOE Award Will Expedite Fuel Cell Commercialization Outside of Material Handling

Existing Customers Seek Expanded Use of Hydrogen

Learning curve proving steep for the Indian CSP industry

Phase 1 of the National Solar Mission aimed to provide India with a learning curve for its first steps into CSP, with recent developments suggesting that there are many lessons to take into the next phase.

Webinar – The Future of CSP in South Africa

The impact of Rounds I and II of South Africa's renewable energy independent power producer programme(REIPPP) and the key challenges faced when proving CSP's bankability and optimizing grid infrastructure, will be placed under the spotlight during CSP Today's eagerly anticipated free webinar on Wedn

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