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Ocean Thermal Energy and Water Production

by Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (OTEC)  (Apr. 24, 2014)

Introduction The scarcity of potable water is a growing problem worldwide, particularly in arid regions and among developing countries. Compounding this problem is the increasing contamination of freshwater sources, which comprise only about 2.5% of all water on Earth. Of this small portion, only 0.5% of the total fresh water available is found ...

Implications And Challenges Of US Solar Power

by Greenshine New Energy LLC  (Apr. 8, 2014)

The US government and the private sector businesses are converting to solar and other forms of renewable energy to meet their sky-high and ever-increasing energy demand. Rapid reduction of construction cost, maintenance cost, remote off-grid solutions, tax payback, no harmful impacts on nature—are some reasons why this conversion is fast ...

Introduction to Solar Energy

by Greenshine New Energy LLC  (Oct. 25, 2013)

Solar energy refers to solar radiation energy. Since the formation of the earth, organism relies on the light and heat provide by the sun to survive. But nowadays, the application of solar energy has been widely paid attentions. In recent years, an increasing numbers of people pay more attention to it not because of its characteristics of the ...

Research team in PCM storage breakthrough

by Wind Energy Update - part of the FC Business Intelligence Ltd group  (Jan. 5, 2015)

Storage tanks at Valle 1 and 2, in Cadiz, Spain. Image courtesy of Sener.   Researchers in Catalunya have modelled a radical new PCM storage design that could deliver a 74 % thermal capacity efficiency with 32 % less salt than a traditional ...

CSP Thermal Energy Storage vital for utilities and grid operators

by Wind Energy Update - part of the FC Business Intelligence Ltd group  (Mar. 6, 2013)

The modern age of CSP can arguably be traced back to the 354MW Solar Energy Generating Systems (SEGS) in the Mojave desert, which now make up the oldest operating plant in the world, as well as one of the largest. However, recent developments in the industry will see SEGS eclipsed by 5 projects that are scheduled to come online in 2013-14, with ...

A Cleaner Energy Future

by ASTM International  (Oct. 16, 2014)

As renewable energy plays an increasingly important role in the world’s energy portfolio, the standards of ASTM International Committee E44 are helping to pave the way for innovation in clean energy sources. A growing population and improving living standards around the world are causing significant increases in energy demand and ...

Kuwait: A CSP market worth entering?

by Wind Energy Update - part of the FC Business Intelligence Ltd group  (Oct. 1, 2014)

Kuwait's renewable energy plans show that CSP has a paramount role to play in the country's future energy mix, but when will developments pick up pace? Progress in Kuwait's CSP projects has been slower than anticipated. While the net gas importer signed multi-year supply deals for liquefied natural gas with Qatargas and Shell, and is considering ...

Solar thermal power coming to a boil

by Earth Policy Institute  (Jul. 22, 2008)

After emerging in 2006 from 15 years of hibernation, the solar thermal power industry experienced a surge in 2007, with 100 megawatts of new capacity coming online worldwide. During the 1990s, cheap fossil fuels, combined with a loss of state and federal incentives, put a damper on solar thermal power development. However, recent increases in ...

Window Film independently proven to save energy by top University - case study

by ARC Window Films Ltd.  (Oct. 8, 2014)

Location: Padua, Italy Problem: Heat, Glare, Energy Efficiency Product: LLumar Helios RHE20 SI ER HPR Problem Despite modern glazing and cooling systems, the MG Tower of the University of Padua, Italy,  suffered from excess heat gain, resulting in high energy consumption. In addition, cooling capacity was often not sufficient and the ...

Exclusive interview with CEO of Solar Reserve

by Wind Energy Update - part of the FC Business Intelligence Ltd group  (Apr. 18, 2012)

Last week Solar Reserve made headlines with their new 200MW CSP project announcement in Colorado. This week CSP Today gained exclusive access with Kevin Smith, CEO of Solar Reserve ahead of him speaking at CSP Today USA 2012 on 27-28 June in Las Vegas London, CSP Today CSP Today: There is currently 1200MW of CSP underway which demonstrates a ...

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