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  • What is Indoor Air Quality?

    Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the degree of air purity inside buildings that constitute the usual environment in which people carry out activities (offices, homes, schools, shopping and leisure centres, etc.) Because of increasing urbanisation and our contemporary lifestyle, most people spend a large proportion of their time in these closed environments. The high level of atmospheric ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Sludge Blanket Level Detection – making new process opportunities possible

    Much Pulsar's Self-Cleaning Viper Sludge Sensor of the demonstrating the effective maintenance-free solution. discussion around the way we deal with sewage sludge – the way it is moved around the process, the bellmouth valves and decant processes, the downstream treatment of the liquors, important issues around TOTEX and discharge Compliance, plus more recently the ...

  • Using Electromagnetic induction to characterize soils - Case Study

    Electrical conductivity measurements have been used for years to determine salinity and moisture in soils. Probes were inserted directly into the soil to determine how well the soil conducted an applied current. This process was slow and labor-intensive and was usually reserved for scientific studies. A more recent technique for measuring conductivity is electromagnetic induction (EM), a ...


    By Geonics Limited

  • PV developer and Investor joint-ventures: A strategy for commercial success in Chile

    Recently Mainstream Renewable Power announced a joint venture with Actis Investment meaning its financing needs for a large pipeline of projects will now be assured. With little experience in Chile for renewables, this rare form of partnership could be the most viable but difficult means of getting projects into production. Earlier in the month Mainstream Renewable Power announced a joint ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • India solar PV energy

    Assuming Rs.7.2 Cr/MW for 750 MW = Rs. 54,000,000,000 (Rs. 5400 Crore) , with Government having done the entire capacity (like BHEL etc are doing for 4000 MW), the 30% equity needed is only Rs.1620 Crore. (only Rs.400 Cr more, but, AD benefits are not known) The list is quite conveniently silent on Accelerated Depreciation being taken by many of them, which we need to ask SECI to publish to ...


    By Power Inverter Co

  • 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

  • Energy Efficiency and PV: Together Forever

    We have seen a marriage of the energy efficiency and solar energy industries as the US has worked to green its buildings. In fact, some financing programs require that all cost-effective efficiency be pursued before solar panels are installed.  Here Elisa Wood interviews Liz Merry, owner of Verve Solar Consulting, about how the solar industry views energy efficiency and the outlook for ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Developing MATLAB software for PV and battery sizing for lighting projects in Gaza Strip, Palestine

    Recently, with the critical situation of the siege on the Gaza Strip, the need for an alternative energy source instead of traditional energy sources increases day by day, especially as Palestine is considered one of the sunny countries and receives good solar radiation over the year. In this paper, the MATLAB software is developed for sizing process of PV modules and batteries. The developed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • MENA set to spearhead Solar developments as CSP & PV grind to a halt in the western world

    The solar community in the Western world is undergoing radical change in 2012. Falling PV prices and the ending of the DOE loan guarantees in the US have hit the CSP industry hard, making it difficult to secure the necessary political and financial support to continue development. The PV market is also on the brink of collapse, with damaging effects from government incentive programmes set to ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Trending strategies for PV O&M - White Paper

    EPCs and developers placing more emphasis on operational assets in the wake of damaging cuts to FiT schemes, non-O&M companies developing new business lines to services the O&M markets, and the secondary market of new owners keen to achieve optimum performance, are driving a competitive O&M market. Energy output has never been more essential: “If you do energy trading and you ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • 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

  • Jordan leads the way in the Middle East PV industry

    With over 400 companies operating in the local PV industry, Jordan is leading the way in the development of a regional PV market. Projects from Round I are soon to get financial closure, while the preferred bidders for Round II will be announced shortly. On the last year Jordan has proven to be a pioneer in solar PV in the Middle East. With the opening of two rounds of utility- scale PV projects ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • 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 ...


  • Indian PV projects grow to 1GW in 2012

    As part of PV Insider’s PV Technology Outlook: India Guide, Vikram Solar forecasts a bright future for the Indian industry with manufacturing opportunities on the rise. Shaibal Ghosh, President of International Business at Vikram Solar, was one of the 6 experts interviewed for the PV Technology Outlook: India Guide.  He pointed out that conditions in India are ideal for the growth of ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • PV growth in South Africa hinges on the success of phase I projects

    A recent PV Insider webinar that focused on the project development challenges in South Africa, revealed the key hurdles that developers are facing to complete plants on time and on budget Since the South African government launched the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) in 2010 local and international developers have shown a keen interest in this region. Since December 2011 632MW of PV has been ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • South African PV market in position to promote local manufacturing growth

    PV Insider examines the potential of South Africa’s PV market to drive local industry development and job creation in future rounds of the IRP Solar photovoltaic technology has emerged as the big winner in Phase I and II of South Africa's 20 year Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for renewables. The announcement on the 21st May confirmed that a further 9 PV projects were awarded in window II ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • PV Technology Outlook India gives realistic perspective on Indian market

    PV Insider have this week unveiled their first PV Technology Outlook for India - a 10 page analysis of the current opportunities facing the photovoltaic manufacturing and technology industry in India. A number of challenges are facing the PV manufacturing industry in India at present, recent forecasts have indicated.  A lack of understanding has made selecting and scaling up the appropriate ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • ERCOT steps up capacity to make Texas land of opportunity for PV

    An increase in capacity and potentially of reserve margin in Texas shows that the state which traditionally has relied on fossil fuels and natural gas continues to accommodate and look for solar. The Electric Reliability council of Texas recently announced that they are increasing the capacity value for solar to 100 percent capacity for up to 200 megawatts of installed capacity.  After that, ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Solar and community relations: Sharing best practice essential to PV growth

    With nearly 6GW of solar now having been approved by Chile’s national environmental agency, a huge number of local consultations and community impact studies will have been carried out.  At present, legal precedents and few clear guidelines have meant that communities play a powerful role in the environmental approval process and the PV community in Chile needs to work hard to provide ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Optimizing PV Operations & Maintenance crucial to reducing LCOE in the US

    The solar PV industry in the United States is expected to install 2.86GW of photovoltaic systems by the end of 2012. As the project pipeline continues to grow, and as more plants come online, experts predict that operations and maintenance will play an increasing role in reducing the Levelized Cost of Energy for utility scale systems. Successfully operating PV plants and maximizing each ...


    By FCBI Energy

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