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Q&A: A look at solar plane attempting round-the-world trip

by Associated Press  (Mar. 10, 2015)

Two Swiss pioneers are attempting to fly around the world in a solar-powered airplane without a drop of fossil fuel. Here's a look at the plane and the pioneers behind it: HOW IS THE PLANE FLYING ONLY ON SOLAR POWER? Described by its creators as "an airborne laboratory," the single-seat Solar Impulse 2 has 17,248 ultra-efficient solar cells that ...

Asia-Pacific Solar Energy Panel Market is Expected to Reach $37.8 Billion by 2020 - ApacMarket.com

According to a new report by ApacMarket.com titled, "Asia-Pacific Solar Energy Panel Market - Types, Mounting Systems, End Users, Trends, Opportunities, Growth and Forecast, 2013 - 2020", the APAC Solar Energy Panel Market would reach $37.8 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 14.8% during 2014 - 2020. Solar Panels ...

Will natural gas dim solar’s shine?

by Ensia  (Mar. 9, 2015)

As natural gas booms, renewable energy proponents ponder whether it will serve as a bridge or roadblock to photovoltaic power On the outskirts of downtown St. Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy’s High Bridge Generating Station offers an iconic view of the current state of electrical generation in the United ...

Renewable power offers immediate economic power solutions for Africa

by Clean Energy Pipeline  (Mar. 16, 2015)

Much has changed over the last ten years or so since the renewable power boom began. At the start of the boom, renewable power costs were very expensive and high quality developers were hard to find. Many of the European renewable incentive programs, which have been much maligned, are now paying dividends beyond the European continent. Good core ...

The Future Cost of Wind Power

by ReportsnReports  (Mar. 3, 2015)

Chapter 1 The economics of wind power Wind power is capital intensive with most of the investment required upfront. The largest capital cost component is the turbine itself which can account for between 40% and 80% of the total capital cost of an onshore wind installation. Costs offshore are higher because of the more expensive operating ...

How to Choose the Right Solar Panels

by Infinite Energy  (Mar. 4, 2015)

Whether you've decided to live "off the grid" or simply work eco-friendly energy into your current lifestyle, using solar energy is an ideal way to accomplish the goal. Using photovoltaic technology, the heat and light from the sun are converted into electrical energy that you can use to power your home. Solar panels are made up of solar cells ...

Solar Panels Industry 2021 Analysis & Forecasts Research Study

OrbisResearch.com published new research report on "Solar Panels Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2015 to 2021" to its database. Solar panel market driving forces relate primarily to the prospect of inexpensive, lasting energy from the sun. In 2015, analysts agree, a tipping point has been reached, solar panel markets are at ...

Design, control and performance analysis of a standalone solar–PV energy generating system

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 20, 2015)

This paper presents the design, control and performance of a low power standalone solar–photovoltaic (PV) energy generating system. The system includes a maximum power point tracking (MPPT) controller along with a full bridge DC–DC converter, an energy storage system and a voltage source inverter (VSI). The detailed design and modelling of the ...

Mathie Residence Solar Installation Case Study

by Patriot Solar Group  (Feb. 13, 2015)

Project Overview: Owner and CEO of Patriot Solar Group, Jeff Mathie, had a solar installment completed at his home near Duck Lake in Central Michigan. The installment complies with Consumers Energys’ Experimental Advanced Renewable Program (EARP). The program allows residential and commercial customers to build solar arrays to offset their ...

Burt Highway Michigan Solar Installation Case Stufy

by Patriot Solar Group  (Feb. 13, 2015)

Patriot Solar Group worked in coordination with Country Air and Wind Energy to install a residential fixed tilt post driven ground mount array. The system complies with Consumers Energys’ Experimental Advanced Renewable Program (EARP). The program allows residential and commercial customers to build solar arrays to offset their energy ...

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