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  • Solar PV Testing

    Introduction The time is now for clean, renewable energy technologies. Favorable government tax credits, a decreased dependency upon oil, and the need to stimulate the economy are just three of the planets that have aligned, favoring the expansion of technologies that harness the sun’s energy. Manufacturers of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) modules and panels strive to improve product effi ...


    By Thermotron Industries

  • 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 ...


  • 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.

  • Record sales for solar PV cells in 2009

    Manufacturers of solar PV cells produced 10,700 MW of product around the world in 2009, setting a new record, according to a recent Eco-Economy Indicators Report by the Earth Policy Institute (Washington, DC). The 10,700 MW represented a 51% increase over 2008 production levels—less than the dramatic 89% growth in 2008 but still continuing the rapid industry growth since 2004. As ...

  • Solar PV System in Tsakilero - Case Study

    Our Results The Problem Mrs Diomidous, a Designer Engineer from Larnaca, was aware that Photovoltaic systems can be utilized to eliminate sky-high electric bills. All she needed was a thorough guidance from solar consultant experts to assist her in making the right choice according to the available budget and roof orientation. Mrs Diomidous chose Energy+. Location: Tsakilero, Larnaca Size: 3.00 ...


    By C.A.S. Energy+ Ltd

  • Revolutionary Education: PV Powered

    Travel around rural Latin America and you’re sure to see schools without basic educational tools, let alone electricity. Not in Cuba. More than 34,000 children in rural areas of this small Caribbean island are reading, writing, and watching educational videos using the power of the sun. Cuba’s commitment to education is astounding. Although many countries have obligatory schooling, Cubans take ...


    By Solar Energy International

  • 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

  • Solar power generation by photovoltaic technology

    The various forms of solar energy, solar heat, solar photovoltaic, solar thermal electricity, and solar fuels offer a clean, climate-friendly, very abundant and in-exhaustive energy resource to mankind. Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaic (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power (CSP). The research has been under way since the ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Water vapour permeation measurement for PV Solar Cell packaging

    With fears of carbon dioxide causing global warming and diminishing supplies of fossil fuels, a looming energy crisis is affecting all countries.  As a consequence, a great deal of world-wide effort is going into the development of alternative energy technologies.  At present, wind, hydro and geothermal are becoming well established with more niche roles for tidal and solar. The latter ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • India’s PV-led solar growth casts eyes on performance of CSP projects

    India's CSP industry is seeking maximized output from Reliance Power’s 125 MW Fresnel-based plant and progress in four parabolic trough projects to provide competitive cost references in a market pressured by PV growth, industry sources said. It has now been a year since the 125 MW Reliance Areva plant, Asia’s largest Concentrated Solar Power plant, went into operation at Dhursar, ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • South Korea Solar PV Power Market Forecast & Industry Analysis to 2025

    RnRMarketResearch.com adds report “Solar PV Power in South Korea, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2014” to its store.   “Solar PV Power in South Korea, Market Outlook to 2025, Update 2014 Capacity, Generation, Levelized Cost of Energy, Equipment Market, Regulations and Company Profiles” is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry ...


  • 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

  • PV guide to the MENA region released

    PV Insider has published a new guide on upcoming photovoltaic opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa. 2012 saw a number of high-profile announcements in the MENA region, the most prominent made in Saudi Arabia.  The King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE) revealed a target of 16GW of PV would be installed in the Kingdom over the next 20 years, with 1.1GW ...

  • A Decade of PV Lighting in the Colorado Rockies

    Backcountry skiing in the Colorado Rockies is exhilarating and exhausting.There’s nothing better after a hard day of skiing through fresh powder than ending up at a mountain hut miles from the nearest town with a wood burning stove, comfortable beds and solar-powered lights. This might sound like a dream too good to be true. Yet in the mountains between Aspen and Vail there is a system of ski ...


    By Solar Energy International

  • 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

  • Smart PV Monitoring with smart Weather Stations

    Goodbye Cable Clutter, Hello All-In-One Weather Sensors: Lufft is proof of the fact that professional measurement technology does not always have to be complicated. With our experience in weather sensor manufacturing we are the first to offer modular, all-in-one weather sensors for the solar energy industry that require only a single cable connection. Everything you need for solar monitoring is ...

  • Grand View Research, Inc: Global Solar PV Market Size, Trends And Analysis is Expected to Reach 489.8 GW by 2020

    The global installed capacity for solar PV is expected to reach 489.8 GW by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing push for sustainability has led to increased focus on renewable energy forms such as solar PV. In addition, favorable regulatory policies such as Feed in Tariff (FIT) is expected to further increase installed capacity, particularly along the Sunbelt ...


  • Rossendale Borough Council – PV – Office Building

    The Customer Rossendale Borough Council is the local authority for the Rossendale district of Lancashire in Northwest England. It is responsible for services to a population in excess of 65,000 residents. Council operations are based out of the head offices in Futures Park, Bacup. THE CHALLENGE The council were interested in reducing their energy bills at the site as well as adding value to ...


    By Apollo Enviro

  • 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

  • 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

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