Solar Systems USA Now Accepting Pre-orders for ET Solar's New AC Solar Panels

One of the more notable products showcased at InterSolar North America 2012 were ET Solar's new brand of AC solar panels. Solar Systems USA has now announced that these high efficiency solar modules will be available for shipping from their online store as early as the first week of October.

Honeycomb Solar, LLC, Opens for Business in Pittsburgh, PA

Honeycomb Solar, LLC, is a recently-established renewable energy company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The company bases itself around three initiatives: solar and renewable energy installation; education and public outreach; and innovation.

Ideal Power Converters Wins Defense Energy Technology Challenge

Announces 3-Port PV and Battery Converter at Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit

New Solar Power Design Inspired by Telescope Could Produce Twice the Energy

Researchers have designed a new solar power module that uses a curved mirror to focus sunlight onto a 5-inch glass ball that then spreads the light evenly across a solar panel, leading to twice the power output of traditional solar panels when combined with high-efficiency solar cells. The design was inspired by telescope technology and the high-efficiency solar cells used by space agencies. The module also tracks the sun and rotates with it to increase its efficiency. The whole module is mounted on a steel 10-ft by 10-ft rotating frame that moves with the sun. “The tracker is fully automated,” Blake Coughenour, a graduate student in the UA’s College of Optical Sciences, explained. “The system wakes itself up in the morning and turns to the East. It knows where the sun will rise even while it’s still below the horizon. It tracks the sun’s path during the day all the way to sunset, then parks itself for the night.” One of the most interesting parts of the system is the mirror. The researchers came up with a dish-shaped mirror design that works very well for concentrating sunlight specifically for photovoltaics, as opposed to a solar thermal system.  

Eaton Makes Major Commitment to IEC Foundation

Eaton Pledge Takes IEC Foundation Endowment Fund Pledges Over the $1 Million Mark

Agilent Technologies Compliance Service Now Supports Dissolution and UV-Vis Instruments

With support for dissolution and UV-vis platforms, Agilent compliance services are available for over 500 instrument modules and data systems.

GE Signs Agreement to Acquire Naxys, a Norway-Based Supplier of Leak Detection and Condition Monitoring Sensors for Subsea Applications

Deal Expands GE's Measurement & Control Solutions in the Subsea Space----- Companies Share a Commitment to Technology and Innovation

American wind power reaches 50-gigawatt milestone

2012 sets red-hot pace, but layoffs hit supply chain amid policy uncertainty for 2013

The Growth of Solar-Powered Houses of Worship

New solar financing methods help houses of worship go green in California

Growth in Building-Mount PV Applications Reveals Shift to Self-Sustained Power Generation in China

Non-Residential Building Mount Applications Now Account for More than 36% of PV Projects

U.S. Army Releases Final RFP for $7 Billion in Renewable Energy Contracts

Responses to the solicitation, released yesterday, must be received by 2 p.m. CST on October 5, 2012.

Forging ahead: Geothermal Community Gathers at GEA National Geothermal Summit to Map Road Ahead in California and Beyond

With industry leaders expressing concern about the future of the geothermal industry in the state, policy leaders reassured the industry that geothermal has to be part of the future energy mix, and noted the significant role they want geothermal to play particularly when they look at long term climate goals.

Journey of the world's longest wind turbine rotor blade through Denmark

SOLON Accelerates Shipping Innovative SOLquick(TM) Rooftop Solution to Solar Installers

SOLON Ships More Than 5,000 SOLquick Units to Commercial Rooftop Market

Hydro to Debut Solar Design Manual at Solar Power International, Adds Operations in Phoenix

The show takes place September 10-13 at Orlando's Orange County Convention Center.

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