150 MW is the ideal plant size, according to the new Concentrated Solar Power Parabolic Trough: Cost & Performance Report
BTU's cumulative shipments for equipment used in firing of metallization for silicon photovoltaics have exceeded 5GW.
A Japanese inventor has created a machine suitable for home use that can turn plastic waste into fuel, a technological feat that could give us something to do with all the grocery sacks piling up under our kitchen sinks. The plastic in bags, bottles, caps and other packaging products is made from oil. Akinori Ito's machine turns it back to its original form via a carbon-negative process. It heats up the plastic, traps the vapors in a system of pipes and water chambers that cool the vapors and condense them back into crude oil, explains the website Clean Technica. The crude biofuel is suitable for use in generators and some types of stoves. It can be further refined into gasoline. The machine is sold by Ito's Blest Corporation and is praised for its efficiency: It can convert a kilogram of plastic waste into a liter of oil using a kilowatt-hour of energy. The current system costs $10,000, but Ito hopes the price will fall as demand and production rise. Ito's machine isn't the first to convert waste plastic into biofuel, but is gaining kudos for its size: It's built for home use. Other solutions are larger, such as the Envion Oil Generator, which is capable of processing 10,000 tons of plastic waste annually. Each ton of waste translates to three to five barrels of crude oil that can be further refined to commercial fuels such as gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel. A demonstration plant opened in Washington in 2009.
Lunera Lighting's Steve Paolini Speaks About the Future of Solid-State Lighting at Strategies in Light 2011
Lunera CTO Will Discuss Demystifying the Pieces and Assembling the Future of Solid State Lighting
New Focus on Flexible Substrates to Benefit Printed Electronics and Organic Photovoltaics
The AEC will be singularly focused on accelerating the commercialization of advanced ethanol through visionary public policies that unleash the full potential of these advanced technologies and launch new market opportunities for ethanol.
WATT Fuel Cell Corp. announces its incorporation as a designer, developer and producer of advanced solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) systems for the portable power, small stationary power and distributed generation markets.
Ultrasonic Systems, Inc. announces another multi-system order for their third generation PV-360 spray coating system for the in-line thermal diffusion process.
Canadian Solar Inc. held a Guelph job fair in early February to help fill the more than 400 green jobs that the company has recently created.
SolarReserve, a U.S. developer of utility-scale solar power projects, announced today that it has received its final Certificates of Environmental Compatibility (CEC) by unanimous decision (5-0) from the Arizona Corporation Commission for its 150 megawatt (MW) Crossroads Solar Energy Project.
Government-funded 'Manhattan Project' to pursue aggressive national jet fuels goal
2MW Photovoltaic Solar Facility Planned on the Closed Big Bear, CA Landfill - SunPods received a Letter of Intent for a closed municipal landfill project. Project Navigator, Ltd. (PNL) via PVNavigator (PVN), has entered into a lease option agreement with the County of San Bernardino for the project.
The company premiers an extended line of Circuit Breaker Wall and Roof-top Solar Re-Combiners. Bentek Solar Wall and Roof Mount Re-Combiners provide the final interface to the inverter for small and large commercial systems.
Solar industry leader applauds President's budget to increase America competitiveness
President Obama is expected to call on Congress Monday to eliminate billions of dollars in oil industry tax breaks, while setting aside money for his top clean-energy policy priorities. Obama will send his fiscal year 2012 budget request to Congress on Monday. The budget comes as Republicans are calling for massive cuts in spending, unveiling a proposal this week to fund the government through the end of this fiscal year that would cut $100 billion in spending when compared to Obama's 2011 budget request. Obama's 2012 budget request will also make major budget cuts. It will freeze domestic spending for he next five years and cut the deficit by $1.1 trillion over the next decade. Obama's budget request will call for eliminating a series of oil industry tax breaks. The Department of Energy estimates that such a repeal will save $3.6 billion in fiscal year 2012 and a total of $46.2 billion during the next decade.
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