New Engage System™ further simplifies microinverter installation process
PPC brings in former Elster Director to drive technology research and development
PLASMA-BASED HYDROGEN GENERATION In mid 2011, a plasma-based system is being developed which will generate Hydrogen from sea water using less energy than electrolysis.
PanelClaw, a leader in solar PV mounting systems, and WASI, the world-wide market leader in the supply of stainless steel fasteners and mounting materials, announced a distribution partnership today that brings PanelClaw's innovative ballasted mounting systems to the European market.
Parabolic trough maker SkyFuel has reached an agreement with Italian power EPC firm Termoindustriale for distribution of the SkyTrough in Italy for systems up to about 50MW. SkyFuel will provide the solar collectors and technical advisement, and Termoindustriale will provide turnkey energy systems.
Albert Fong, Managing Director of Albiasa Solar lifts the lid on what could happen to the CSP industry if crucial planning and design is not seen as a priority
Cape Fear Solar Donates Solar System For Trans Atlantic Voyage
The Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town (SST) is aimed at reducing CO2 emissions by 70 percent compared with 1990 levels. The completely networked town will be a 19-hectacre subdivision built on a former Panasonic plant site some 30 miles southwest of Tokyo. It will house about 3,000 people whose lives will revolve around being energy conscious: the 1,000 homes and other buildings will have solar panels to generate electricity and smart appliances, as well as home fuel cells. The batteries might include the fridge-sized Ene-Farm developed by Panasonic and Tokyo Gas. They say the Ene-Farm can reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions by 35 and 48 percent, respectively, from typical Japanese household usage and can help lower home utility costs by up to $740 annually. Plans for the SST call for features such as EV recharging stations, LED lighting, surveillance cameras, and "wind paths" to accommodate wind patterns in Fujisawa, a city of 400,000 on Sagami Bay. There will be plenty of trees, too. The project will cost some $739 million, and all homes are expected to be occupied by 2018. I wouldn't be surprised if SST gets way too many applicants. Fujisawa has beaches, a surfing culture, and plenty of sunshine, so it's an ideal location for this experiment. If it's successful, it could become a model for future green communities.
Aspiring entrepreneur will attend Kauffman Global Scholars Program
Sunny Design 2.0 Offers New Functions, Redesigned User Interface
According to the latest survey by EnergyTrend, the market demand is yet to pick up, and the inventory in stock still remains at a high level. Although the speed of inventory clearance is still slow, manufacturers expect sufficient recovery will occur in the second half of the year.
HelioPower Appoints Former SunPower Executive Kent Miller As Executive Vice President of Commercial Sales
Miller builds on solar and related energy industry experience with move to HelioPower
Solar thermal technology is becoming an intrinsic part of heat production both in domestic and industrial applications around the world. Innovative technologies are constantly expanding the fields in which solar thermal energy already finds application, as well as opening up new ones. Current trends and developments of the solar thermal industry are also a focus of the world's largest exhibition for the solar industry, Intersolar Europe, which takes place from June 8 - 10.
MAGE SOLAR exhibits U.S.-produced modules and high-performance product portfolio at Intersolar Europe 2011
From June 8 to 10 the complete system provider displays its ARRA-compliant modules at the world's largest trade show for the solar industry in Munich, Germany
For many industry and government leaders, the evolution to the smart grid seems inevitable. But without similar progress on security, the industry faces major challenges
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