Full-Scale Wind Turbine Blade Testing Provided by SGS Wind Energy Technology Center

The SGS Wind Energy Technology Center (WETC) in Tianjin, China was awarded a contract to conduct full-scale Wind Turbine Blade Testing for one of the world's leading component suppliers in the wind turbine industry on June 30, 2011.

Corvus Energy Names Sean Puchalski Vice President of Business Development

Puchalski charged with introducing Corvus Energy's breakthrough lithium battery technology to new markets

OHIO AMONG THE MOST ELITE LOCATIONS IN THE COUNTRY FOR FUEL CELL DEVELOPMENT

Report ranks Ohio in the top five states when it comes to fuel cell advancements

Solar Power International 2011 Robust Program Covers

Leading Solar Energy Trade Show Offers Conference Session, Instructional Workshop and Ideas Swap Roundtable Formats

UK's Thriving Low-Carbon Sector Offers Attractive Market Opportunities

Recent study confirms UK's low-carbon market growth outpaces global rate

SGS Appoints New Global Business Development Manager, Renewable Energies

SGS announced Christoph Thiel as the new Global Business Development Manager, Renewable Energies on August 1, 2011. Christoph will focus on global sales and business development activities at SGS Renewable Energy Services.

Powerway Mounting System Firmly Withstands a Force 11 Typhoon

The No. 8 tropical storm "Lothain" that recently struck Hainan Province provided an excellent natural test of our products in extreme weather conditions. The typhoon was packing Force 11 winds but the Powerway solar mounting system held fast under the severe battering.

The dangerous side of solar and wind power projects

They can look benign from a distance - solar panels glistening in the sun or turbines gently churning with the breeze to produce electricity for hundreds of thousands of homes. But building and maintaining them can be hazardous. Accidents involving wind turbines alone have tripled in the past decade, and watchdog groups fear incidents could skyrocket further - placing more workers and even bystanders in harm's way - because a surge in projects requires hiring hordes of new and often inexperienced workers. Last year, the solar industry grew 67 percent and doubled its employment in the U.S. to 100,000 workers, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. The wind industry supports more than 75,000 jobs. "We're hearing about more and more incidents," said Lisa Linowes, executive director of watchdog organization Industrial Wind Action Group. "One of these days, a turbine's going to fall on someone." Many wind turbine technicians work in a bathroom-size space 20 stories above ground surrounded by high-voltage electrical equipment. Some inspect turbine blades while suspended alongside them, on sites whipped by strong winds. Components can weigh more than 90 tons.

Version 1.9.5 Minneapolis Biomass Exchange Platform Released, Feature Quality Control Services

Users are now able to send tests through our patented quality control service in Beta. We are also now providing export services to North America. We are continuing to add value of information through a new wood market reports page. We also have created a mission and core values for MBioEX.

Optimizing the design and engineering of large-scale plants

Optimizing the design and engineering of large-scale plants is a top priority for the CSP industry in the United States

Advanced Energy Advocate T. Boone Pickens to Speak on "The Natural Gas Transition" at AREDAY 2011

American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY), an annual forum promoting powerful cross-sector dialogue and collaborations, announces that BP Capital Management founder and principal T. Boone Pickens will again participate at its annual summit, August 17 to 21 at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colo.

WEBstaurant Restaurant Supply Announces Completion of First Phase of Solar Project

WEBstaurant Restaurant Supply is pleased to announce the completion of the first of three solar arrays in Upper Leacock Township.

Yosemite National Park Unveils Largest Solar Energy System in the National Park System

$5.8 Million Photovoltaic Project in El Portal Grid Connected and Producing Power

Solar power glass house helps pump oil

The sun's energy will replace natural gas as the fuel for drawing more oil from the ground in Oman. GlassPoint Solar yesterday announced that it has signed a deal to install a 7-megawatt solar power system for Petroleum Development Oman to aid oil extraction. The solar system, which is essentially a glass house with solar concentrators, will generate the steam needed to pump oil from existing fields. In many existing oil wells, there is a substantial amount of oil underground, but it has become more expensive to pull out. In an enhanced oil recovery field, steam is pumped into wells to free that trapped oil. Typically, natural gas is burned to make the steam. GlassPoint Solar's system creates steam using trough-shaped mirrors about 20 feet wide that concentrate light onto a tube carrying water. When heated by the concentrators, the water turns to steam. The solar system will supplement Petroleum Development Oman's current natural gas system and use its steam pipeline. Using solar energy instead of natural gas will allow it to use the gas for other purposes--or export it, according to the company.  

Examining the very latest updates on CSP Plants around the world

The CSP industry has seen several plants leaving the status of ‘planning' or ‘under construction' to operation in the last 12 months, most of them located in Spain and the US.

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