IPVEA members met on September 8, 2010 during the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) in Valencia. The members elected the new board as well as decided that IPVEA will support the upcoming 26th EU PVSEC 2011 in Hamburg.
Northern Ontario's first major hydroelectric project in 40 years will provide more clean power to Ontarians and create up to 800 construction jobs. This project is part of the province's plan to boost the local economy and deliver a strong and reliable energy supply.
Vancouver, BC- Empower Software ( www.empowersoftware.ca) , the leading web-based energy portal and Canada's greenest IT, today announced the launch of their advanced home energy portal for electricity, gas and water.
New DTC-D temperature controller for small solar thermal systems operates from the same solar panel that powers circulation pump(s)
With four scrawny fuselages and wings stretching more than the length of a football field, Boeing Co.’s solar-powered drone looks a bit like a flying antenna. But the government is hoping that the aircraft, dubbed the SolarEagle, will one day be capable of flying for five straight years at 60,000 feet. Last week, Boeing announced it had won an $89-million contract with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop a prototype of the SolarEagle that can demonstrate it can stay aloft for 30 days by 2014. Eventually, Chicago-based Boeing sees the SolarEagle hovering at stratospheric altitudes for at least five years. "That's a daunting task, but Boeing has a highly reliable solar-electric design that will meet the challenge,” Pat O'Neil, the plane’s program manager, said in a statement. The SolarEagle will draw on solar energy through panels affixed to the wings. The power will be stored in fuel cells and used through the night. The plane will also feature electric motors and propellers. Much of the design work is being done by Boeing engineers at its Phantom Works facility in Huntington Beach. Boeing expects the plane to be ultimately used as a spy and communication aircraft. Source - LATimes Blog
SkyFuel, Inc., maker of the award-winning SkyTrough® parabolic trough solar collector, announces the choice of Kelly Beninga, an industry icon with 30 years of experience in renewable technology development, marketing, and management, as the company's new Chief CommerCommercialization Officer.
The need for increasing project scale is driving a round of partnerships and acquisitions that could soon see the CSP industry reduced to a few vertically-integrated monoliths and this could be aiding the raise of the Fresnel technology with AREVA entering strongly this market.
Targeted for solar and related applications, the UV40 SOLAR is formulated for use under prolonged exposure to sunlight, and resists discoloring and degradation.
New technology was unveiled last week that allows ordinary everyday surfaces like windows to be converted into solar panels by spraying on a special coating. Maryland-based technology developers New Energy Technologies, Inc., said their spray-on solar panels could even generate power from artificial light on glass surfaces inside commercial buildings. The company showcased a small-scale working prototype of its "SolarWindow" system at a public demonstration on Thursday at the University of South Florida, in Tampa. Less than a tenth the thickness of solar thin-films, SolarWindow makes use of some of the world's smallest functional solar cells, as developed by University of South Florida physicist Xiaomei Jiang. Researchers are currently working toward lower production costs and increased power performance, along with methods for applying power-producing coatings to glass surfaces. John A. Conklin, the firm's President and CEO said: "Today's public demonstration is a pivotal milestone not only for the dedicated research team, but for our external stakeholders as well, including our investors who are keenly aware of how the development of the highly-anticipated SolarWindow technology has the potential to create a fundamental paradigm shift in the way we produce power worldwide." Source - BrighterEnergy.org
Thin film is lighter and has a smaller environmental impact than traditional solar panels
Online info session on the Contest to be held on Sept. 21 at 3PM ET
Leading Experts Discuss How to Overcome the Financial, Operational and Regulatory Challenges of Storage on the Grid
Now more than ever, European and global Biofuels businesses face new and dynamic challenges in both technology and regulations. For anyone dealing with this industry it should be of utmost importance to keep abreast of all the latest political, commercial and technological developments.
Industry professionals are invited to submit technical presentations for the first Solar Engineering & Manufacturing Association (SEMA) Technical Conference, scheduled to take place in the Bay Area in California in February 2011.
Home energy efficiency upgrades are eligible for a $1500 dollar federal tax credit until December 2010. Qualified roof products must reflect the sun's rays away from the house, thereby lowering roof surface temperatures and decreasing the total amount of heat transferred into your home.
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