The South Africa Baviaanspoort site has yielded significant savings in terms of maintenance and repair costs and improved reliability over the duration that the ElectraGen™ ME has been installed.
The European wind energy market is just starting to recover from the economic downturn in 2009. As demand stabilises, steady growth is forecast. At the same time, the market is poised for greater consolidation that will result in the emergence of fewer but stronger participants. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.energy.frost.com), European Wind Energy Markets, finds that the market earned revenue of $19.18 billion in 2010 and estimates this to reach $42.48 billion in 2017. The application sectors covered in this research service are offshore and onshore wind energy. "Europe's wind energy market is primarily driven by the European Union's renewable energy agenda to meet 20 per cent of its energy needs through renewable sources by 2020," notes Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Neelam Patil. "The high growth potential of offshore wind energy, coupled with the emerging markets of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) are attracting investments in the European market."
The Federal Regulatory Energy Commission recently passed a mandate to support energy storage technologies that can provide quick bursts of power to the grid to help it run more smoothly.
Dual-Track Approach Needed to Maximise Growth in Mature Western Europe and Emerging CEE Wind Market, according to Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan comments on COP17, the 17th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change that is taking place in Durban, South Africa. Research Manager for Renewable Energy Alina Bakhareva in London and Industry Analyst Johan Muller in Cape Town.
The Chinese government is encouraging domestic companies to pursue innovative desalination technologies
33 University Teams from 10 Countries Will Compete for the Grand Prize
SkyFuel, Inc., maker of high reflectance silvered film for concentrating solar applications, announces the release of their next generation ReflecTech PLUS mirror film.
Siemens Energy today launched its new 6-megawatt (MW) direct drive wind turbine at the European Offshore Wind Energy Conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The new SWT-6.0 will be available with rotor diameters of 120 and 154 meters and is designed for the most challenging offshore sites. It features the Siemens direct drive design with 50 per cent fewer parts than comparable geared wind turbines. With a towerhead mass of roughly 350 tons, the SWT-6.0 is the lightest machine in its class. This unique combination of robustness and low weight significantly reduces infrastructure, installation and service costs, and boosts lifetime energy output and profitability.
The Asheville, North Carolina office of Solar Energy USA has joined the EvolveEnergy Partnership, an initiative of business and community leaders to support Western North Carolina's thriving hub of clean energy innovation and industry development.
Munich, 29 November 2011. On June 13, 2012, Intersolar Europe - the world's largest exhibition for the solar industry – once again opens its doors at the Munich New Trade Fair Centre in Germany. Exhibitor registrations are already flooding in and the preparations are in full swing.
Soitec to provide green energy to the United Nations' COP17 climate change conference with South Africa's first CPV solar plant
The 500 kW solar-energy facility, which will power the COP17 global gathering, will be officially inaugurated by South African President Dr. Jacob. G. Zuma on December 4.
Energy Experts discuss key levers for reducing global carbon footprint at Global Energy Conversation
Energy experts and online participants from around the world discussed solutions to energy challenges over the next 40 years at Economist Conferences Global Energy Conversation: Part II
Solar Canada 2011 -- DEGERenergie: New energy converter offers increased safety, easier installation and higher efficiency
Horb am Neckar, Germany, November 2011. At this year's Solar Canada, taking place in Toronto December 5 and 6, DEGERenergie will introduce its new EK-6 energy converter. The new model offers a multitude of improvements, making operation and installation easier as well as increasing safety. With more than 45,000 systems installed worldwide, DEGERenergie is the global market leader for solar tracking systems.
OPEL Technologies Inc., a leading global supplier of high concentration photovoltaic solar panels and solar tracker systems and a semiconductor device and process developer, announces it has secured a line of credit for $5 million from Silicon Valley Bank in Massachusetts.
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