A group of artists, scientists and engineers have proposed a novel solution to help Copenhagen's achieve its goal of becoming a carbon-neutral city: a 12-story-high solar energy farm in the shape of a duck. Energy Duck is the brainchild (brainduckling?) of the Land Art Generator I nitiative (LAGI), which designs public art installations that also function as utility-scale clean energy generators. So, why a duck? According to LAGI: The common eider duck resides in great numbers in Copenhagen; however, its breeding habitat is at risk from the effects of climate change. Energy Duck takes the form of the eider to act both as a solar collector and a buoyant energy storage device. Solar radiation is converted to electricity using low cost, off-the-shelf PV panels. Some of the solar electricity is stored by virtue of the difference in water levels inside and outside the duck. When stored energy needs to be delivered, the duck is flooded through one or more hydro turbines to generate electricity, which is transmitted to the national grid by the same route as the PV panel-generated electricity. Solar energy is later used to pump the water back out of the duck, and buoyancy brings it to the surface. The floating height of the duck indicates the relative cost of electricity as a function of citywide use: as demand peaks the duck sinks.
Overall cell price decreases significantly this week as a result of the US preliminary antidumping ruling. Under the 2014 US antidumping ruling, Chinese solar companies can no longer circumvent the antidumping duty as they did through the loophole of the 2012 US antidumping case.
The project utilizes Clenergy's tailor-made C-steel ground mounting system.
Ballard Power Systems and Anglo American Platinum today announced the launch of a field trial of a methanol-fuelled home generator system in an off-grid residential application.
Ming Yang Wind Power Obtaining Type Certificate of DNV-GL under GL 2010 Worldwide for 1.5MW-89 Wind Turbine
"This is a milestone in meeting international quality standards and is an important step towards internationalization"
Sparq's new Residential Solar Service will make it possible for homeowners across the Southwest to save thousands on their utility bills.
3.1-megawatt Addition Financed by Clean Energy Finance Corporation
8minutenergy Renewables and Silver Ridge Power to Build Two Solar Projects Totaling 406 MW to Provide Power to Southern California Edison
PPAs for Mount Signal Solar II and Mount Signal Solar V in Imperial Valley
Duties on Chinese-based panel makers dampen project pipeline
Project Makes Farmers Electric Cooperative #1 in US for Per Capita Solar Generation---- Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, Retired Air Force General and---- Manager of World Bank's Global Agriculture Practice Participate in Grand Opening
New DCLG consultation could tackle an important barrier to deployment ----- Broader action needed urgently to tackle failure of large roof-top market & sector uncertainty
The goal of these seminars is for attendees to gain full ethanol emergency response training experience that they can put to use immediately in the field as well as pass along to other first response teams.
"This legislation will help to reduce energy costs for Massachusetts consumers as well as for utilities, spur local economic development and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It's a win all the way around"
Over 3 GW of US Utility Scale Solar-PV Projects at Risk from US Anti-Dumping Case, According to NPD Solarbuzz
PV project pipeline approaching 50 GW in the United States, but large-scale developments are at risk from proposed trade rulings
ENEL GREEN POWER SIGNS FIRST COOPERATIVE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT IN THE US FOR STILLWATER HYBRID PLANT
The renewable specialist starts its collaboration with two US National Laboratories NREL and INL to use empirical data from the Stillwater Geothermal/Solar Project ----The parties will jointly explore and quantify the benefits of integrating renewable energy technologies at the same site. ----The agreement paves the way for further innovation into next-generation geothermal facilities.
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