One of the main arguments against electric cars is that it takes too long to recharge the battery. Even using a DC fast-charger, going from 0 to 80 percent capacity still takes about 30 minutes. But Nissan is working on a new super-rapid charging system that can recharge a drained EV battery in 10 minutes, which could be a game changer for the industry. Nissan engineers and researchers at Japan's Kansai University have created a new capacitor electrode made of tungsten oxide and vanadium oxide instead of the usual carbon, according to an article in Paul Tan's Automotive News. According to an unnamed report, the new capacitor electrode can hold more power and reduce charging time without reducing capacity or voltage.
OPEL Solar Inc. Coming to Solar Power International 2011 Showcasing Its Hallmark TF-800 Solar Tracking Systems
OPEL Solar Inc. and OPEL Technologies Inc. (TSX VENTURE:OPL) (collectively "OPEL" or "the Company"), a leading global supplier of high concentration photovoltaic ("HCPV") solar panels and solar tracker systems, and a semiconductor device and process developer, announced today that it will be exhibiting at Solar Power International Conference (the "Show") in Booth 6219 next week in Dallas, Texas. At the Show, OPEL Solar will highlight the incredible business progress made especially with two recently completed power plant installations using OPEL's hallmark TF-800 solar tracking systems, rapidly becoming the product of choice in the growing utility scale solar energy industry.
WAILUKU, MAUI, HAWAII: Award-winning HNU ENERGY has completed installing a modern solar PV system at the Hawaii State Public Library System's Waianae Library. Thanks to HNU ENERGY, up to 100% of the energy consumed at the Waianae Public Library now comes from a clean, safe, state of the art renewable solar PV system.
New Study Shows Significant Job Growth in 2012 from One-Year Extension of Successful Treasury Program
Study by EuPD Research finds extension of cost-effective 1603 Treasury Program will create more than 37,000 American jobs next year driven by solar market growth.
At Solar Power UK 2011 in Birmingham from 26 to 28th October, Donauer Solartechnik will be presenting its new mounting frame: the Futura Siplex system with snap-in functions. It can be used on all roof types. The specialist wholesale company developed the system as part of its own INTERSOL range.
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1. Singapore, 12th October 2011 – The world needs a new source of renewable energy. The spotlight is on Africa, with her huge potential for biomass and bioenergy. Biomass West & Central Africa Congress 2011 will kick off from 24th to 25th November 2011 Accra, Ghana.
Tucson is known for its abundant sunshine so if you are a renewable energy firm, you'll be interested to see which companies have found Tucson to offer more than just "sunny skies" to attract their business.
Tucson continues to expand its reputation as the Southwest's most active "Solar Center" with a long string of solar announcements in recent months. The area's combination of R & D, manufacturing, business community support, and solar incentives helps this industry thrive in this region.
AZURAY TECHNOLOGIES TO RELEASE NEW SOLAR POWER OPTIMIZER AND MONITORING PRODUCTS AT SOLAR POWER 2011
New Products Offer Cost-Effective Solutions that Increase Solar Energy Harvest By Up to 25%
The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) today announced open registration for its newest webinar, "Regional Focus on Biomass Energy: the Northeast," on October 19th at 1PM ET, 10AM PT. This webinar is the first in a three-part series that looks at biomass heating in different regions in the US.
New Racking Beam Design Reduces Both Cost and Assembly Time of Solar Infrastructure
MAGE SOLAR introduces simple and easy installation system with highest quality components plus long material warranty
The movement to high volume manufacturing enables PanelClaw to support increasing partner demand for its products.
PROINSO has hit the record high of 1,000 MW supplying modules and inverters for PV solar installations around the world. This was accomplished after supplying 1.41 MW in Trina modules and inverters for a Wintersun roof installation in Madrid, Spain.
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