Department of Energy Announces up to $70 Million to Advance Technology and Reduce Cost of Geothermal Energy

Power plant to steady wind and solar with gas

A power plant planned for Turkey will use a combination of energy sources--wind, solar, and natural gas--to deliver round-the-clock electricity service. General Electric today said that it will supply the equipment for a 508-megawatt plant to developer MetCap Energy, which expects to complete the project by 2015. The plant in Karaman, Turkey, is projected to power more than 600,000 homes. The project is unusual in that a single facility will draw on three sources to deliver "baseload" power, or the power needed to meet the continuous energy demand for the area. GE said that the plant's overall efficiency will be 66 percent, higher than a modern natural gas plant. GE is touting the project as a showcase for its FlexEfficiency power plant system anchored around a natural gas turbine designed specifically to ramp power production up and down to accommodate variable wind and solar power. The other main power-generating components are GE wind turbines capable of producing 22 megawatts and a 50-megawatt eSolar concentrating solar thermal plant. GE yesterday announced that it invested in California-based eSolar and has a license to use eSolar's solar technology for hybrid power plants. eSolar plants generate heat with thousands of sun-tracking mirrors to produce steam, which is driven through a turbine to make electricity.

Allied Building Products Hosts Solar Sales Training June 21 and 22

Workshops include hands-on training with Solyndra, SolarWorld, SMA and Unirac

ANNIVERSARY KICK-OFF FOR INTERSOLAR EUROPE

The World's Largest Exhibition for the Solar Industry Gets Under Way in Munich

PROINSO to supply its first 2 MW project in India

PROINSO, the Spanish multinational company has achieved its first contract for India, consisting of the supply of a 2 MW solar project located in the state of Maharastra (west-central India).

TROJAN BATTERY COMPANY ADDS HIGH-CAPACITY INDUSTRIAL LINE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY APPLICATIONS

Trojan Battery Company, the world's leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries, expands its product offering with the launch of its Industrial flooded line of batteries for renewable energy (RE) and backup power applications.

North Georgia Medical Office Sees The (Solar) Light

An orthopedic office in northern GA decided to protect themselves against the continually rising electricity rates in Georgia by installing a rooftop solar array with connected dual row ground mount array.

Southwest Windpower Announces Distribution of Premier Remote Solar and Wind Powered Energy Generation

Personal Wind Manufacturer Partners with Green Trail Energy to Distribute MWS-7000

Inspirational Speakers to Keynote at Solar Power International 2011

Basketball legend Magic Johnson and motivational speaker Marcus Buckingham to address attendees at opening and closing sessions

MECASOLAR presents its new universal foundation screw MECASCREW at INTERSOLAR

The Spanish company specializing in the design, manufacture and distribution of solar trackers and fixed structures, launches onto the market and incorporates into its product portfolio its own foundation screw for solar photovoltaic installations.

TROJAN BATTERY COMPANY ADDS HIGH-CAPACITY INDUSTRIAL LINE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY APPLICATIONS TO SUPPORT LARGE DAILY LOADS

Trojan Battery Company, the world's leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries, expands its product offering with the launch of its Industrial flooded line of batteries for renewable energy (RE) and backup power applications.

There has never been a better time to install solar power for your home

With electricity prices through the roof and concerns around environmental sustainability intensifying, more and more Australians are looking to alternative energy sources such as solar power and solar hot water

Bioenergy will see six-fold increase in its share of global primary energy in 2050

130 exajoules (EJ) per annum for solar photovoltaic and solar thermal electric energy, 110 EJ for wind energy, 40 for hydro, 55 for geothermal and 300 for bioenergy. A closer look at the IPCC summary report on the potential of renewable energy shows that this latter source will remain the leader in primary renewable energy production in 2050. It is two weeks since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presented its special report on renewable energy and climate change mitigation in Abu Dhabi. One of the first points to come out of reading this report is that bioenergy accounted for almost 80% of the contribution of renewables to primary energy supply in 2008. The next point is that the majority of this contribution, approximately 60%, was from traditional biomass used for cooking and heating in developing countries, although a greater increase in the use of modern biomass was also highlighted. 10% of the 492 EJ of annual primary energy produced in the whole world is generated using biomass, biogas and biofuels. The report warns that this contribution is likely to diminish in the coming decades, although this will not stop bioenergy from continuing as the renewable energy leader, with an average of 150 EJ/year in 2050. Indeed, the IPCC reports even proposes a range of between 100 and 300 EJ, a ceiling that clearly exceeds that of the other five technologies discussed in the IPCC's work: solar photovoltaic and solar thermal electric, hydro, geothermal, wind and marine (tides, waves, currents).

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Photovoltaik und Solarmodule

Cutting-Edge Solar Innovator Offers Insight to Storage Application

Kenneth Munson Selected as Panelist for National Association Forum Discussion.

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