Scientists from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have planned a series of pilot projects which, if successful, should culminate in a 1-gigawatt space-based solar power generator within just 25 years. Its energy output would be on par with some of the largest modern conventional power plants, thanks to fact that it’s above the atmosphere, which reflects or absorbs most solar energy that falls on Earth. Collecting solar power above the atmosphere means you could have access to almost 150% of surface amounts — and if we can find a way of beaming that power back down to Earth, our reliance on every other form of energy would vanish overnight. Here at ExtremeTech, we publish a fair number of articles about improvements to solar power. That makes sense since, until fusion power comes of age, solar will remain the only green technology that could even theoretically provide for our global power demands. The sun blasts our planet with so much power that the world’s deserts absorb more energy in a single day than the human race uses in a year. Yes, Earth’s surface is a phenomenal place to collect solar energy — but astronomers know about somewhere even better. Full Article:
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, European Construction and Demolition Recycling Services Market, finds that the market earned revenues of $18.75 billion in 2013 and expects this to reach $23.85 billion in 2020.
Glasspoint Solar and BrightSource Energy to discuss CSP for Enhanced Oil Recovery at MENASOL conference
Glasspoint Solar, the US based CSP technology provider and Brightsource Energy, the US based CSP developer will share their lessons learnt of the application of CSP for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) at MENASOL 2014 (6-7th May, Dubai)
Amid largest construction boom ever, momentum builds to annual meeting
Commercial solar outdoor lighting company and San Francisco suburb Discovery Bay win Technology Award
The first quarter of 2014 brought a wave of energy storage investments in the US totalling $105 million, but the industry is still fighting to win over investors and commercialize the technology.
In 2013, The Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) awarded Dr. Julie Lundquist the Rising Star award for her outstanding contributions to the wind energy industry in the early stages of her career. We are pleased to have Dr. Lundquist as the keynote speaker at the spring WoWE meeting.
• Acquisition of United Technologies fuel cell IP portfolio • Strategic alliance with United Technologies focused on IP licensing
Second largest solar roof installation in Palo Alto
Already commercially deployed, the Ecoppia E4 system helps solar parks deliver more energy, more efficiently
Business, Environmental Leaders Applaud Commitment to 10 Times More Clean, Affordable Solar Power in New York State
GridZero energy balancing and Advanced Battery Charging technology in Radian inverters addresses evolving needs of solar power consumers
Spanish developer and manufacturer achieves an important milestone in its aim to take a leading role in the UK distributed wind market, with two twin turbine sites in Scotland
"Game changing" renewable technology would save country equivalent of 260,000 car journeys around the world every year
Wind power plant Kniphagen selects modern direct drive turbines ---- Twenty-year maintenance agreement signed to help insure long-term reliability
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