REA welcomes Energy Act and EMR Delivery Plan, comments on EU policy developments

Timely progress encouraging, but much work still to be done

Renewables on Track to be Scotland's Main Source of Power

"Renewables on their own are already producing more electricity than either coal or gas.

Asia-Pacific Region to Account for Half of Global Solar Photovoltaic Demand in 2014, According to NPD Solarbuzz

Thailand to join China, Japan, Australia, and India as the major PV markets in the APAC region next year

Mosaic's 2014 New Years Resolution Campaign, "Put Solar On It," Invites Everyone to Join Mark Ruffalo and Social Leaders in Pledging to Take a Building Solar This Year

Throughout 2014, Mosaic will provide people with the tools and network they need to make their pledge a reality.

New Solar Panel Sensor Addresses Fire Risk

“There was a fire on a building in Munich which had solar panels and the Munich Fire Department let it burn to the ground,” rather than risk injury to its fire fighters, said Henson. Realizing that this could potentially become a recurrent problem in a geographic area that is  reliant on solar power, the fire department approached TOPinno and asked for its help finding a way that the solar panels could be disabled in cases of fire. The result was a small sensor, or fuse, that is placed between the panels and monitors the heat of the photovoltaic unit while subbing as a manual shut-off switch for emergency situations. “The moment the fuses are broken due to the heat, the voltage will go down to below 120V, which is the legal requirement to be able to use water to extinguish the flames,” says TOPinno GMBH’s  General Manager, Raymond Huwaë. But first responders needing to access the roof because of a fire inside the building (such as in Delanco, New Jersey or Munich, Germany) would also have the option of disengaging the fuse manually. “Currently we are negotiating with the UL Laboratories in Illinois USA, to have the fuse UL certified,” said Huwaë. Full Article:

UGE and Whole Foods Market Enter Into Groundbreaking Energy Partnership

The new Whole Foods Market in Brooklyn is illuminated by UGE's hybrid wind and solar streetlights and customers can charge cars at UGE's renewable EV charging stations


One-of-a-kind waste-to-energy facility in Rialto, Calif. is sold to Canadian clean energy firm

Ohmite Manufacturing Introduces TP810 High Energy Resistors

Ohmite Manufacturing, a leading provider of thermal solutions and resistors for high current, high voltage, and high energy applications, announces the new TP Series of thick film, high energy resistors.

Array Technologies Commissions Ramona and Valley Center Solar Sites

ATI completes two sites for a total of 19.5 MWdc in Southern California

SEPA and ScottMadden Partner to Benchmark Utility Renewable Energy Activities and Functions; All North American Utilities are Eligible to Participate in This Multi-Client

The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA), an educational non-profit focused on helping utilities integrate solar electric power into their energy portfolios, is partnering with the ScottMadden Management Consultants to conduct a benchmarking study on renewable energy organizational structure within North American electric utilities.

Vaisala Acquires Renewable Energy Assessment and Forecasting Services Company

Wind energy represents an extensive market with long-term growth opportunities.

Global Solar Installations to Reach Approximately 43 GW in 2014

Along with China, the United States is the other top solar market forecast to grow steadily over the long term.

SEIA Expresses Concerns About Newly-Released Senate Tax Plan

DuPont Solar Materials Meet Sharp Corporation's Stringent Quality Standards

Higher Standard Helps Ensure Long-Term Reliability for Solar Panels

AfDB gathers partners in Tunis to advance Sustainable Energy for All in Africa

Since its launch, more than 80 Governments from around the world have formally engaged with the initiative, with 42 African countries "opted-in"

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LG Solar Unveils NeON R with Enhanced Aesthetics and Energy Savings

LG Solar Unveils NeON R with Enhanced Aesthetics and Energy Savings

The NeON R module features "Back Contact" cell technology delivering an entirely black panel that is aesthetically pleasing and energy efficient. The cell's seamless, surface blends perfectly into nearly all rooftop designs while the module's electrodes are positioned on the rear of the cell. Using LG's N-type cell structure, the panels produce 365W of energy, up to 7.3kWp, compared to 5.8kWp of the p-type cell. The module's new design minimizes LID, thereby delivering a longer lifespan and increased energy output.