building integrated photovoltaic Articles

  • Solar potential for the solar photovoltaic roof integration system in China explored by the geographic information system

    This paper estimates the potential solar power for the solar photovoltaic Roof Integration System (RIS) using the Geographic Information System (GIS) method, taking into account the geographic distribution of solar irradiation and the estimate of costs for the RIS and identifies the distribution of potential solar energy radiating on the RIS and power. The total urban roof area is estimated to be ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Grid integration of renewables in Egypt

    Integration of large Amounts of Renewable Electricity in the Egyptian Energy Grid - Capacity Building for Management and Engineer-Technical Level (Egypt-RE-Grid). The electricity sector of the Arab Republic of Egypt produces large amounts of electricity through thermal and hydroelectric power stations. Egypt has diminishing proven oil reserves and declining production. Natural gas production is ...

  • China and US cooperate on building efficiency

    Chu Announces Joint U.S.-China Building Efficiency MOU BEIJING, CHINA - After touring the "America House," a U.S. designed demonstration of cutting edge "zero energy" building technology, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced a new agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Chinese Ministry of Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) to foster collaboration and partnership ...


    By Bio-Microbics, Inc.

  • Photon Energy announces a ninefold increase and 100% success rate in building and connecting PV plants in 2010 and announces IPO plans for 2011

    Photon Energy announces the successful conclusion of the year 2010 as the company managed to secure the 2010 feed-in-tariffs for all photovoltaic plants built for its clients and its proprietary portfolio totalling 27.5 MWp in the Czech Republic and 5 MWp in Slovakia. The total capacity installed of 32.5 MWp is split into the following categories: • client plants with an installed ...


  • REWE Green Building World`s First Supermarket to Receive Gold DGNB Certificate - Pilot project in Berlin saves almost 50 per cent of energy

    When REWE Group opens its first Green Building in Germany tomorrow (5 November) it will set a national and international standard for sustainable building and operation of retail real estate.The REWE store in Berlin-Rudow, measuring 1,830 square metres (sales area), was the first supermarket in the world to be awarded a gold label by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen- DGNB (German ...


  • Top ten highlights of Cleantech in Malaysia

    Malaysia is a country located in Southeast Asia and shares land borders with Brunei, Thailand, and Indonesia, as well as maritime borders with the Philippines, Vietnam, and Singapore. It is located in the tropics region and is considered a "megadiverse country" because of the large number of endemic fauna and flora. Because of its heavy biodiversity along with a variety of other environmental and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • The Power of Innovation: meeting our energy challenges through accelerated innovation

    We are facing two urgent energy challenges. We need to maintain modern energy services and expand energy access to another 1.4 billion people.1 We also need to mitigate further climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, including carbon dioxide from fossil fuel burning.2 Low-carbon technologies such as wind and solar power exist and have the technical capacity to meet global energy ...

  • A Cleaner Energy Future

    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 competition for fossil fuels. These escalating energy ...


    By ASTM International

  • South Africa looks to large-scale PV Installations

    The most recent round of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) in South Africa saw fewer projects awarded than Round I. At first glance it did not look positive when only 9 projects, half the amount seen in Round I, were announced as preferred bidders by the Department of Energy. The number of projects in Round II had dropped from 18 to 9, in addition to the overall power allocated across ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Feeding yourself - The concept of a zero-emissions home

    The discipline of Ecological Engineering is an emerging field mimicking ecological processes, within natural or constructed imitations of natural systems to achieve engineering goals. Applying ecological engineering to a future, carbon intensive environment considers the transport of nutrients and energy within our local micro-systems to integrate and maximise eco-efficiencies. Zero emission ...

  • Chinese Solar Energy Market Analysis to 2014

    This  latest market research report titled Solar Energy in China 2014 states that the market is expected to witness rapid growth owing to favorable policy environment in the country. With the country facing a continuous shortfall in the supply of conventional sources required to meet the increasing demand for energy in recent years, the focus is gradually shifting from conventional to ...


  • Greening the Built Environment

    ASTM Standards and Products Form the Foundation of Sustainable Construction Efforts Today, a major focal point for the worldwide building industry is the growing demand for sustainable construction. Sustainable, or “green,” construction is focused on the more effective use of resources and ultimately the creation of healthier, energy efficient, more environmentally ...


    By ASTM International

  • Photon Energy announces record financial results for 2010

    In 2010 Photon Energy recorded CZK 2.489 billion (EUR 98.4 million, PLN 392.9 million) in revenues (+373% year-on-year) and CZK 435.6 million (EUR 17.4 million, PLN 68.9 million) in total comprehensive income (+632% year-on-year). Without the retroactive taxation of PV plants in the Czech Republic Photon Energy’s total comprehensive income would have reached CZK 665 million (EUR 26.3 ...


  • Are inverters PV’s Achilles Heel?

    The organizers of the Utility Scale PV Yield Optimization Conference & Expo, gained exclusive access with Michael Levi, Senior Director Worldwide Marketing from Satcon to talk about the inverter market for utility solar projects, how they are positioning themselves in a competitive market and how reliable are these key components. Q1:  What segment of the solar market are you ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Case study - Managing complex energy systems

    Introduction: Campus on a Renewable Mission The Chewonki Foundation owns and runs a school campus in Wiscasset, Maine that supports a high school program, a boys and girls summer camp, and an organic farm. Chewonki is an alternative school with a focus on environmental education and natural history. ch-classroom.jpgAs such, one of the Foundation’s goals is to teach its students ...


    By Powerhouse Dynamics

  • Community Solar Garden Powers Ontario Homes & Businesses - Case Study

    Overview: A new analysis from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory finds that shared photovoltaic (PV) solar systems — also called community solar gar- dens — could account for one-third to one-half of all solar PV power in the United States by 2020. These shared community solar systems greatly benefit the many business- es and homes (especially rental properties) ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • Closing The California Clean Energy Divide

    Reducing Electric Bills in Affordable Multifamily Rental Housing with Solar+Storage Executive Summary BATTERY STORAGE IS EMERGING AS AN effective new strategy for reducing electricity costs for affordable multifamily rental housing in California. Battery storage systems not only provide economic returns today, they can also preserve the value of solar in an ...


    By Growing Energy Labs, Inc.

  • Calcium Carbonate, a solution to the energy crisis!

    A 'chemical' solution exists to solve jointly the energy crisis and CO2 release. Thanks to the Lime, “Cycle C4” could produce liquid fuels (petrol, diesel, etc.) with no CO2 release. The cycle presents no technological uncertainty, each step is widely known and controlled. Profitable with a barrel quote at 100 dollars. In 2004, the International Energy Agency annual report predicted that oil ...


  • Thin film technologies changing the solar PV business

    The solar photovoltaic (PV) industry is clearly in a rapid growth phase. The worldwide industry size was recently estimated at US$50 billion. Over the past few years, production capacity is thought to have grown at an average of 48% each year and cumulative global production is now at 12.4 Giga Watts (GW). It is also an industry on the brink of change. New technologies are emerging that seem ...


  • Want low-cost clean energy? Bank on innovation

    In the United States, there is a heated debate about how much government should support renewable energy innovation. While you won’t find anyone who says they don’t value ‘innovation’, the U.S. federal investment in energy innovation across both fossil and renewable technology is still anemic, ...

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