Intersolar AWARD - Highlighting Innovation for a Solar-powered Future

Intersolar invites international solar companies to submit applications for the solar industry's most distinguished award for innovation

DuPont Delivers New Science-Powered Innovations for Solar Energy

Continued Strong Pipeline of Photovoltaic Technologies Key to Reducing Dependence on Fossil Fuels

Solar Power Comes to Saudi Arabia in a Big Way as Peak Oil Looms

Saudi Arabia is the world's largest exporter of oil. But as experts and WikiLeaks previously detailed--the country's oil supply may be fast dwindling and that has made renewable energy options, such as solar, that much more appealing. Just this week the country announced that construction of its largest solar power plant will be completed by September--and this just days after WikiLeaks reports about exaggerated oil quantities from the country hit the news. "The solar market in the Gulf region is still in its infancy," said Klaus Friedl, general manager of Phoenix Solar, the firm contracted to build the new solar plant. "There is, however, a huge potential for solar power plants in Saudi Arabia." The concern over oil shortages is no longer limited to supplying foreign countries--the rate of domestic consumption in Saudi Arabia is set to triple in the next 20 years to 120 gigawatts, which means that Saudis could foreseeably consume all of their oil just for themselves. "It's really a preservation decision using solar for domestic consumption and keeping your oil for more lucrative export markets," said Vahid Fotuhi, Middle East director of BP Solar. "Right now, out of the 8 million barrels per day they produce, over 3 million barrels per day are consumed domestically, mainly for power generation. That figure is growing 8 percent per annum," said Fotuhi.

New Processes for a Growing Global Market

Intersolar Europe presents more efficient technologies and more innovative equipment and machinery for photovoltaic production

Energy performance India vs. Spain: As the DNI values are similar, how is the energy yield?

Technical Top Tip courtesy of Suntrace Solar Resource Assessment

OPDE starts work in Italy on 6 photovoltaic solar plants that will reach 26 MWp

The company OPDE ITALIA has started the construction of six new photovoltaic solar farms in the region of Piedmont that will reach a total power of 26 MW.

Keeping in the Heat

A South Carolina weatherization program that has made area homes more energy efficient could have a significant affect in the local economy for decades to come.

TwentyNinety Wins Shell Springboard

Cleantech developer TwentyNinety has won a Shell Springboard award, for its innovative photovoltaic technology Active Array™.

Corvus Energy to Supply Lithium-Ion-Powered Batteries to Foss Hybrid Retrofit Project

Based on the success of its first hybrid tug, Carolyn Dorothy, Foss announced plans in August 2010 to retrofit a sister vessel, Campbell Foss, with the Foss/Aspin Kemp and Associates (AKA) XeroPoint hybrid system and Corvus batteries.

Direct Grid Technologies Micro-Inverter in Volume Production

Edgewood, New York - February 16, 2011 - After a rigorous and demanding beta and pilot production period, Direct Grid is now shipping its DGM-460 micro inverter in volume for lead customers in North America.

Dow Chemical Co. plans to start commercial production of its Powerhouse solar power roof shingles this year

Dow Chemical Co. plans to start commercial production of its Powerhouse solar roof shingles this year, even before it starts operating its new plant in Midland, Mich. And it has high hopes that the shingles will not just succeed, but that they will become a mass-market product. Dow's thin-film copper indium gallium diselenide solar cells currently are manufactured on a flexible substrate by Global Solar Energy Inc. in Tucson. The cell is then integrated by Dow into a proprietary polymeric-based shingle using injection molding. Right now, Dow is making the shingles in limited quantities at its solar market development plant, in Midland, which is being retooled to support commercialization. "Dow has completed six pilot projects in various U.S. markets with new-construction builders and residential re-roofing contractors, said Pezolt. "A number of additional projects will be completed in the coming weeks," he said.

TROJAN BATTERY LAUNCHES WEB SITE FOCUSING ON RENEWABLE ENERGY AND BACKUP POWER SOLUTIONS

Trojan Battery Company, the world's leading manufacturer of deep cycle batteries, today announced the launch of its new renewable energy Web site focusing on renewable energy and backup power solutions the company provides with its deep cycle battery lines.

Christopher Associates Announces JolyWood's Presence at SNEC 2011

Jolywood will exhibit a new range of products and technology in Booth # W-2-210 at the upcoming SNEC International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition, scheduled to take place February 22-24, 2011 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center in Shanghai, China.

BTU International to Unveil Innovative PV Processing Equipment at PV Tokyo 2011

Next-generation thermal processing equipment will be debuted in Booth E27-10 at the upcoming 4th International Power Generation Expo, being held March 2-4, 2011 at the Tokyo Big Sight in Japan.

Engineered Conductive Materials to Exhibit DB-1541-X Series Adhesives at PV EXPO 2011

DB-1541-X Series Conductive Stringer Attach Adhesives will be shown in Booth 48-18 at the 4th International Power Generation Expo. The series features optimized rheology and excellent damp heat resistance and conductivity stability.

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