Santa Coloma de Gramenet, a gritty, working-class town outside Barcelona, has placed a sea of solar panels atop mausoleums at its cemetery, transforming a place of perpetual rest into one buzzing with renewable energy. The power the 462 panels produces -- equivalent to the yearly use by 60 homes -- flows into the local energy grid for normal consumption and is one community's odd nod to the fight against global warming. The community's leaders hope to erect more panels and triple the electricity output. Before this, the town had four other solar parks -- atop buildings and such -- but the cemetery is by far the biggest. Read more here.
Event Held Exclusively for Sunny PRO Club Members Provides Ideal Networking Opportunity
According to estimates by CSP Today's latest overview of CSP in Europe, North Africa and the Middle-East
The global economic turmoil has started having an impact on the wind energy industry in Europe. Some companies are cutting down forecasts and production for 2009 and the market is showing the first signs of slowdown.
The Solar Thermal Systems market has changed considerably over the past few years as market shares spread into new countries. In 2003 close to 80% of the solar thermal market was in Germany, Greece and Austria. A few years later, Spain, Italy and France are now among the fastest growing markets.
Scientists at the University of Michigan are rethinking the role of electric cars in the future. What if, instead of sucking up resources, those cars could serve as storage for alternative energy, and put that energy onto the grid when it's most needed? The "vehicle-to-grid integration" idea is one that could help stabilize the grid, and reduce the need to build more power plants. The basic idea is to use the batteries in plug-in electric hybrid vehicles as extra storage space for grid energy, such as energy from renewable resources like sun and wind. Read more here .
RNCOS has recently added a new Market Research Report titled, "Indian Power Sector Analysis" to its report gallery. The report thoroughly investigates the current market trends, evolving markets, and growth prospects for the Indian power industry.
CMR Fuel Cells announces it has signed an exclusive Joint Development Agreement with a leading Asian ODM. The two companies will collaborate in the design and development of a stand-alone hybrid power system using both a battery and 25W Direct Methanol Fuel Cell charger intended for consumer use.
SunWize's Distributed Power Group has reorganized its rapidly growing Power Systems installation business into two divisions. The Residential Power Systems Division is led by industry veteran Paul Garvison, while the Commercial Power Systems Division continues to be led by Senior VP David Panico.
TAC is now offering the a LEED Accredited Professional Training Program to qualified partners. The program is an outgrowth of TAC's commitment to developing talent in energy efficiency and green design.
Renewable energy lights up Massachusetts Maritime Academy this week
UrbanScooters.com is proud to announce the release of the new Go-Ped I-Ped Electric Scooter.
Rolls Out First MW of Solar PV Panels
Here is what the future may hold if roadmaps, predictions and policy targets all come true. 2010: 5.2 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions emissions from 1990 levels is achieved by those countries that signed the Kyoto Protocol. 20 percent of California's electricity comes from renewables. Toyota releases a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. 2018: 100 percent of U.S. electricity comes from solar, wind and other renewables (Gore's prediction). $255 billion spent per year (more than four times what is currently spent) on biofuels, wind power, solar photovoltaics, and hydrogen fuel cells. $150 billion invested by this date by the U.S. government on climate-friendly energy development (Obama's plan). Read More.
Interview with Sarah Kurtz principal scientist at NREL, discussing the issue of key to high efficiency cells for concentrated photovoltaics in relation to a talk she will give at the upcoming Concentrated Photovoltaics summit in San Diego this February.
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