The three leading countries -- Germany, Japan and the USA -- represent almost 89% of the total worldwide PV installed capacity. Could these countries' renewable energy political decisions provide a model for the rest of the world?
The interesting thing is that despite the fact evacuated tubes have better performance throughout the day because of IAM, are more economical due to ease of installation, and are capable of reaching higher temperatures, the technology has not received the recognition it deserves since the majority of the publicity we currently see focuses on PV.
The average power consumption per server quadrupled from 2001 to 2006, while the average number of servers doubled and is expected to grow another 50% by 2010. This rapid growth has resulted in data centers typically consuming up to 100 times more energy per square foot than a typical office building.
Thin-film solar cells are cheaper than traditional solar panels, such as those made of polycrystalline silicon, but the yield is lower. However, the combination of these properties is promising according to the Thin-Film Future conference organized recently by SolarPlaza in Munich. An impression of the heavily attended gathering.
In today's marketplace, energy has become a strategic issue. Organizations of all types, including corporations, government agencies and non-profits, are evaluating where they get their power, how much they use and what they're spending for it.
Generally, the greater the economic prosperity and the higher percentage of urban population, the greater the amount of solid waste produced. Reduction in the volume and mass of solid waste is a crucial issue especially in the light of limited availability of final disposal sites in many parts of the world.
Xantrex Technology Inc. will be a partner in a 50-city solar technology tour across the United States from August to November 2008. City Tour for Solar consists of two educational exhibits about solar and renewable energy.
EnerWorks announced today the appointment of Tony Ali as VP, Sales & Customer Allegiance.
In a statement released by The Renewable Energy Centre it was clear that the looming crisis of fuel poverty for many people in Britain could be avoided in time for winter.
EcoMotion 2008 Spain Solar Research Tour October 5 - October 12, 2008 Madrid, Seville, Valencia, Alicante, Barcelona
The Alliance to Save Energy today urged the U.S. Senate to move beyond partisan bickering and adopt a bill containing key tax credits to help consumers make their homes more energy efficient.
SKYLINE RESPONDS TO NEED FOR MORE TRAINED WORKERS
Renewable Energy Stocks Sector Close-Up on Solar Stocks; "Solar Stocks - Looking for a Bottom?"
The Hydrogen Education Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of the 2008-2009 Hydrogen Student Design Contest theme: A Green Building with Hydrogen!
The latest analysis from New Carbon Finance confirms that many of the low hanging fruit of cheap carbon credits in the developing world have now been harvested. Further opportunities for reducing emissions will require more effort, spurring investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency.
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