The Solar Energy Industries Association released its 2008 U.S. Solar Industry Year in Review , highlighting a third year of record growth. SEIA reports 1,265 megawatts of solar power of all types were installed in 2008, raising total capacity 17 percent to 8,775 MW. The 2008 figure included 342 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV), 139 MW of solar water heating, 762 MW of pool heating and an estimated 21 MW of solar space heating and cooling. SEIA President and CEO Rhone Resch: "Despite economic pressures, solar energy demand grew tremendously in 2008. Solar is an emerging economic engine, creating thousands of jobs, unleashing billions in investment and building new factories nationwide.
Aquamarine Power is pleased to announce that it has appointed one of the world's foremost geotechnical drilling and marine construction contractors, Fugro Seacore, to install its Oyster® Wave Energy Converter.
Expansion brings state-of-the-art renewable energy assessment and forecasting to fast-growing global markets
Carmanah Technologies Corporation today announced its most powerful solar-powered LED area light to date: the EverGEN' 1500 lighting system.
On the second day of his tour of Southern California, President Obama highlighted his environmental jobs agenda with a visit to an electric-vehicle testing facility in Pomona, where he announced a $2.4-billion competitive grant program to make the electric vehicles more widely available . As a receptive audience of engineers and workers cheered his plans, Obama pledged to put a million plug-in hybrid vehicles on the road by 2015, and highlighted his offer of up to $7,500 in tax credits for Americans who purchase electric vehicles.
Smart federal policies needed to maintain growth, meet Obama's renewable energy goals
The Imperial Valley Renewable Energy will be held on May 6-8 at the Barbara Worth Golf Resort in Holtville, California.
Consumers have heard for years that solar, wind, and geothermal power might soon cut their monthly energy bills. But things get exciting, even exotic, looking a decade or two ahead . Scientists envision that light bulbs will talk to switches, furnaces to windows, and everything to the Internet. Homes generate their own power in basement plants. Windows and paint change color to harvest sunlight or reject it. But ... cutting home energy use means changing consumer behavior and industry practice. That said, promising new technologies are emerging in labs, and some in commercial buildings, that in a decade or two could win over even the most skeptical builders and homeowners.
These grid-connected products, having already demonstrated acceptance in European markets, offer ultra-high efficiencies, installer-friendly designs, long service life, and competitive initial acquisition costs; significantly increasing ROI in photovoltaic installations from 3kW to 4.2kW.
Company's Sunny Central 250U Inverters Selected for Reliability, Quality
Survey of attendees at RETECH 2009 on the impact of the smart grid.
Experts highlight that HCPV is at the beginning of the learning curve with a big potential for improvement
One of the key elements of a CPV system is the optical system that focuses a large area of sunlight onto each cell.
SunWize Technologies, Inc. has been selected as SANYO's launch partner for the new SANYO HIT POWER N Series module, and will be the first North American partner to carry the high efficiency SANYO HIT POWER N Series module, featuring advanced hybrid HIT® technology.
Improved water services save more than $800,000 annually.
Preparing America for New Jobs in Renewable Energy Horizon Fuel Cell Develops Science Education Kits
Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies is introducing new teaching tools that focus on the science of renewable energy. These hands-on science experiment kits, including small wind-turbines, solar panels and zero emission vehicle construction sets, are designed as the chemistry sets of the future.
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