2022 Qatar World Cup to Feature Solar Power Floating Cloud

Qatar has been selected as the sight of the most coveted international sporting event in the world: the World Cup. In 2022, the tiny Middle Eastern country will play host to the world's most elite athletes, but there's just one problem… temperatures in the summer exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius). To keep both players and fans cool in the stadium, engineers are designing a solar power artificial solar cloud that will provide shade for the matches. Researchers at Qatar University's engineering school are designing a helium-filled airship that will move via four solar powered turbine engines (think helicopter or hovercraft). Saud Abdul Ghani, head of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Qatar University, says the "artificial cloud will move by remote control, made of 100 percent light carbonic materials, fuelled by four solar power engines and it will fly high to protect direct and indirect sun rays to control temperatures at the open playgrounds." The initial floating cloud for the 2022 World Cup will cost roughly $500,000. However, engineers predict the cloud design will be put into commercial production to be used at beaches, car parking lots and other venues, thus bringing the price down considerably.

Powerway Will Hold the Forum of Power Plant Design

With its rich background of many developments in the design and construction of ground power plants, Powerway is planning to hold the first domestic forum to share different views on the design of PV power plants.

Ontario First Nation Solar Installation to Create Jobs for PV Course Graduates

Toronto's SkyPower Limited (SkyPower) has announced plans to build a new 10 MW solar panel installation at Fort William First Nation in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The project will help to create up to 100 jobs for graduates of the region's solar panel installation courses and when complete, it will mark

Powerway selected by Yingli Solar for China's Biggest Metal Sheet Roof PV Project

Powerway Solar Mounting Systems

PAIRAN and ESEI Solar sign exclusive marketing and distribution agreement

Photovoltaic specialists PAIRAN and ESEI Solar are pleased to announce an exclusive joint venture to market and sell high-quality dual-axis trackers in Canada.

Lumos Solar Signs One-Year Supply Agreement Starting at 6MW capacity with JinkoSolar

Lumos Solar and Jinko Solar have signed a one-year supply agreement to produce Lumos' proprietary new revolutionary frameless module system as well as "Lumos powered by Jinko" high efficiency traditional framed modules.

Lunera Lighting Receives Environmental Innovator Award of Excellence from the San Mateo County Economic Development Association

Company will be Honored at the Upcoming Innovation and Awards of Excellence Ceremony on April 1st

TÜV Rheinland PTL Receives OSHA Approval for ANSI/UL 1703 Certification

Certification for key North American Photovoltaic safety requirement

US Solar Energy Industry Experiences Record-Breaking Growth in 2010

The U.S. solar energy industry had a banner year in 2010 with the industry's total market value growing 67 percent from $3.6 billion in 2009 to $6.0 billion in 2010, according to the U.S. Solar Market InsightTM: Year-in-Review 2010 released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®) and GTM Research. Solar was a bright spot in the U.S. economy last year as the fastest growing energy sector, contrasting overall U.S. GDP growth of less than 3 percent. In total, 878 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic (PV) capacity and 78 MW of concentrating solar power (CSP) were installed in the U.S. in 2010, enough to power roughly 200,000 homes. In addition, more than 65,000 homes and businesses added solar water heating (SWH) or solar pool heating (SPH) systems. The U.S. PV market made the most significant strides in 2010, more than doubling installation totals from 2009 according to the latest U.S. Solar Market InsightTM report. This expansion was driven by the Federal section 1603 Treasury program, completion of significant utility-scale projects, expansion of new state markets and declining technology costs. The section 1603 Treasury program helped fourth-quarter installations surge to a record 359 MW and was critical in allowing the solar industry to employ more than 93,000 Americans in 2010. Originally set to expire at the end of 2010, the 1603 Treasury program was ultimately extended through 2011. In addition, market diversification was a distinguishing characteristic of U.S. solar energy development in 2010. Sixteen states each installed more than 10 MW of PV in 2010, up from only four in 2007. The top 10 states for PV installation in 2010 were: California, New Jersey, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Florida, North Carolina and Texas.

US Solar Energy Industry Experiences Record-Breaking Growth in 2010

Photovoltaic installations double over 2009; Largest concentrating solar power plant in 20 years comes online; Solar heating and cooling reverses trend and expands

250+ PHEV & EV industry leaders to gather in San Diego at the end of March

250+ PHEV & EV industry leaders to gather in San Diego at the end of March to discuss the blueprint for EV and PHEV growth.

Energy saving, beyond the earth hour

Dimming helps households and organisations alike to make a significant contribution towards the protection of the environment by reducing energy consumption, lamp replacement and all associated costs.

Shade measurements in hard-to-reach places

In many situations, shade measurements are needed but you cannot get yourself into the right position. For example, roof access may be difficult or not allowed. Or a proposed solar structure is not yet built. Ladders and lifts can be expensive or dangerous, and calculations can be difficult and error-prone.

Sustainable Energy Announces Unit Offering to Raise $2 million

Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd Canada's solar inverter company, announced today that it will raise up to $2 million by way of a private placement of Units consisting of one common share and ...

Sustainable Energy Secures Operating Line to Fund Initial Component Purchases for Production Start in Guelph

Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd (TSX V:"STG") ("Sustainable Energy" or the "Company") Canada's solar inverter company, announced today that it has secured an operating line commitment for up to $1.5 million from a Canadian Chartered Bank to fund component purchases for production start up in Guelph in May, 2011.

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