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  • Bullfrog Power named Green Energy Title Sponsor of Queen’s Solar Design Team’s student-built autonomous house project

    Today, Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, and the Queen’s Solar Design Team are announcing a new partnership. Bullfrog Power is being named the project’s Green Energy Title Sponsor as part of a contribution to the funding for the Queen’s Solar Education Centre (QSEC), an autonomous house ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • Colorado utility commission approves sweeping Xcel rate and solar plans

    The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) last week approved a sweeping settlement agreement for Xcel Energy that will boost solar energy and introduce new rate structures for the state’s largest electricity provider. “Unlike some other states in the country, we were able to break the stalemate between the utility industry and the solar industry,” said Erin Overturf, an ...

  • Solar Thermal Awareness & Training Day

    This course will introduce you to solar thermal and give you an overview of its advantages for domestic and commercial installations, making sure you understand the technology and benefits it brings. The training also includes an overview of our latest innovation – Kingspan Range Trinity ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Ground Source Heat Pump, Solar PV and Underfloor Heating for a new built property in Hertfordshire

    Better Planet was instructed to design, supply and commission a ground source heat pump, underfloor heating and solar PV for this luxury property in Hertfordshire. As no gas from the grid was available and planning required the use of a low carbon heating system, a heat pump was the natural choice. With plenty of land available for horizontal ground loops, ground source ...


    By Better Planet

  • Solar cycle not to blame for warming

    European scientists have dug deep to dismiss once again the old argument that climate change might be a consequence of solar radiation rather than atmospheric chemistry. The world is warming, they confirm, because more greenhouse gases are getting into the atmosphere, and the changes in the solar cycle are not a significant ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Eastman Offers Wide Range of Saflex® Automotive Glazing

    Automotive glazing has become the sweet spot for integrating new technologies and innovations into cars, trucks and SUV’s. Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE: EMN), manufacturer of Saflex® PVB (polyvinyl butyral) product glazing solutions for architectural and automotive applications, will showcase some exciting products at Glasstec 2016, the largest international glass trade fair, running ...


    By Eastman Chemical Company

  • With the new PV*SOL 2017 electric cars can now be included in the design of a PV plant

    Berlin-based Valentin Software GmbH has updated its software for designing photovoltaic plants to include new features. The new version of the PV*SOL premium and PV*SOL software now makes it possible to take electric cars into consideration when calculating your own consumption. In the new version, Valentin Software has integrated additional, flexible electricity tariff models. The new ...


    By Krampitz Communications

  • Eastman to Introduce Latest Product Glazing Technologies at Glasstec 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany

    Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE: EMN), manufacturer of Saflex products for architectural and automotive glazing applications and the Vanceva Color System for laminated glass will showcase new products and provide product demonstrations at Glasstec 2016. Glasstec is the largest international glass trade show running September 20-23 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The Eastman booth, located in Hall ...


    By Eastman Chemical Company

  • CSP competition heats up as Fresnel design taps higher temperatures

    Global installed Fresnel CSP capacity is currently around 177 MW, compared with 4.2 GW of parabolic trough capacity and 629 MW of CSP tower capacity, according to the CSP Today Global Tracker. While Fresnel designs offer some cost advantages in manufacturing and installation, advancement of these systems was hindered by an inability to ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Merck Invests € 15 million in Liquid Crystal Window Technology

    Dedicated production unit for liquid crystal window modules to achieve faster market penetration Production is scheduled to begin at the end of 2017 Focus on sun protection and privacy applications in architecture Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced that it will be establishing a production unit for liquid crystal window modules. The volume ...


    By Merck Millipore

  • Gemasolar aerial images taken from the Solar Impulse zero-fuel airplane

    Gemasolar, the most innovative solar thermal plant in the world, owned by Torresol Energy – a joint venture between the engineering and technology group SENER and Masdar – has been photographed from the air by the zero-fuel airplane Solar Impulse, that landed in Seville (Spain) on June 23rd, days before completing its ...

  • Intersolar 2016

    Intersolar Europe is the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners and takes place annually at the Messe München exhibition center in Munich, Germany.  The event’s exhibition and conference both focus on the areas of photovoltaics, energy storage systems, renewable heating technologies, as well as on products and solutions for smart renewable energy. ...


    By SolaX Power Europe

  • South Africa eyes CSP heating, cooling applications on back of power program

    South Africa's CSP expansion has thus far been driven by the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPPP) but industry experts see strong growth potential in industrial and microgrid applications. South Africa is considered one of the fastest growing CSP markets in the world today with 200 MW installed capacity and another 500 MW under construction and ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Schott closes CSP deal with Rioglass Solar; Abengoa sells more assets

    Schott sells CSP business to Rioglass Solar SCHOTT has closed the sale of its CSP business to Rioglass Solar, the company announced in a statement April 14. The buyer, Spanish Rioglass Solar, has acquired the production facility in Aznalcollar near Seville and also a large part of SCHOTT’s CSP assets located in Mitterteich, Germany. SCHOTT will continue ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • NREL Reveals Potential for Capturing Waste Heat via Nanotubes

    A finely tuned carbon nanotube thin film has the potential to act as a thermoelectric power generator that captures and uses waste heat, according to researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The research could help guide the manufacture of thermoelectric devices based on either single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) films or ...

  • A new way to store solar heat

    Original story at MIT News Imagine if your clothing could, on demand, release just enough heat to keep you warm and cozy, allowing you to dial back on your thermostat settings and stay comfortable in a cooler room. Or, picture a car windshield that stores the sun’s energy and then releases it as a burst of heat to melt away a layer of ...

  • NREL Research Identifies Increased Potential for Perovskites as a Material for Solar Cells

    Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have demonstrated a way to significantly increase the efficiency of perovskite solar cells by reducing the amount of energy lost to heat. A paper on the discovery, "Observation of a hot-phonon bottleneck in ...

  • DESMI was represented when a Latvian delegation visited DBDH in September

    On the occasion of the International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and 4th Generation District Heating held in Copenhagen, DBDH received a Latvian delegation on August 27-28th. The delegation was headed by Ina Berzina-Veita, SIA Salaspils Siltums, together with Laura Rutkovska, Latvia District Heating Association, and was additionally represented by the following companies: AS Latvenergo, ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Oldest UK Hospital, Latest Technology St. Barts CCHP

    Marking a new phase in boosting London’s energy security and helping reduce the area’s emissions, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, through Skanska – one of the world’s leading project development and construction groups – has contracted with Clarke Energy to install a combined ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • REC Solar and Windset Farms Flip the Switch on 1 MW Solar Array

    REC Solar, a national provider of commercial solar and energy solutions, today announced the interconnection of a 1 MW solar energy system for  ...


    By REC Solar

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