MONSANTO COMPANY AND SAPPHIRE ENERGY ENTER COLLABORATION TO ADVANCE YIELD AND STRESS RESEARCH

The collaboration will focus on identifying genes that positively affect growth in algae, a target for Sapphire, which might increase crop yields as well.

North American smart grid market spikes on the back of government incentives

The North American distribution automation market is set to grow to nearly $1.5 billion this year, according to new data from IMS Research.

Balance of plant now big business in CSP

The CSP industry in Europe has started to translate promise into reality, and design to implementation - with 432.2MW of plants installed in Spain by August 2010.

SEMA Announces the Schedule for Its First Technical Conference and Exhibition

SEMA's 1st Technical Conference and Exhibition will take place May 24-26, 2011 at the Wyndham Hotel in San Jose, CA. The schedule for the event is now available online at www.solar-ema.org/2011-conference.html.

At PolyPlus, batteries made of lithium and seawater

Batteries made of lithium metal are preferred over lithium ion technology, but because lithium metal reacts with water. But it hasn't really made any sense to try to use it until now. One California-based company called PolyPlus created a lithium-water battery that is making quite a splash. The underlying technology is a bit counter-intuitive, considering lithium reacts violently with water. To get around this though, PolyPlus found a way to protect the lithium metal with a membrane, so the ions could slip through and maintain a charge. ARPA-E director Arun Mjumdar describes the new water battery technology as.. a fish in a glass tank. For demonstration purposes at the ARPA-E conference, PolyPlus put the membrane-covered lithium pack into a glass of water and showed that it could produce enough energy to make an LED light glow. The technology works like this: The battery reacts with the oxygen that is dissolved in water. And you know what? The water battery can produce 1,300 watt-hours per kilogram of electricity, according to Scientific American.

Allied Building Products Corp. Solar Division Supplies PV Panels and Equipment for PSE&G Project

Allied Building Products supplied all of the solar panels for the new PSE&G 904kW solar array, consisting of 740kW of Solyndra panels and 164kW of SolarWorld panels.

PROINSO launches Web tool to enable Network of Qualified Installers to create customized catalogues

Spanish multinational company PROINSO has launched a new online tool that allows its network of qualified installers to create customised catalogues according to the manufacturers datasheet.

MAGE SOLAR ACADEMY offers 2 Day Boot-Camp for NABCEP PV Installer Exam

MAGE SOLAR ACADEMY experts will provide students with step-by-step explanations of questions and familiarize them with success-proven test taking strategies for the industry's most highly-recognized exam.

CSP tipped to emerge as dominant solar technology in MENA

Political stability is being cited as the biggest challenge for solar development in North Africa and Middle East, according to research conducted by CSP Today.

Creating Jobs And Clean Energy In Atikokan

Ontario, Canada Re-Energizing Northern Forestry Sector

Ontario's Electric Vehicles Plan Revs Up

Ontario, Canada Leading The Charge In Clean Transportation

INTERSOLAR EUROPE 2011 ON COURSE FOR CONTINUED SUCCESS

The world's largest exhibition for the solar industry boasts another rise in exhibition space and exhibitor numbers.

REHAU Announces Strategic Alliance with CAS to Develop Next-Generation Climate Control System

REHAU has established a strategic alliance with Climate Automation Systems (CAS) to market the new, web-enabled REHAU Smart Controls System - an advanced interior comfort control system that integrates residential building technologies.

TMY - typical meteorological year - What should it represent and what means P50, P70 and P90

Technical Top Tip courtesy of Suntrace Solar Resource Assessment

IPVEA, VLSI Research to Provide Book to Bill Ratio Information for PV Manufacturing Equipment

Targeted to begin this month, the program, which has been developed by VLSI Research on behalf of IPVEA, will collect monthly sales and billings data on PV manufacturing equipment worldwide.

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