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  • Got green waste? Let’s turn it into something useful

    Need power in California? Got green waste? APL is now expanding into project development in California––operating its own equipment for on-site power and heat generation, focusing initially on sites that can net meter with the utility grid and have green waste onsite they’re paying to dispose of. ...


    By All Power Labs

  • Sanyo Electric to up capacity for solar cells

    Sanyo Electric Co. will spend 7.8 billion yen (US$81.9 million) to increase output capacity for solar cells at a Shimane Prefecture facility by about 70 percent next April. The firm plans to boost production of its HIT solar cells, which are a hybrid of crystalline and thin-film technologies. It foresees growth in demand for solar power generation systems on the back of economic stimulus ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Getting More Electricity out of Solar Cells

    Original story at MIT News When sunlight shines on today’s solar cells, much of the incoming energy is given off as waste heat rather than electrical current. In a few materials, however, extra energy produces extra electrons — behavior that could significantly increase solar-cell efficiency. An ...

  • Trigeneration plant with Solar roof to provide Hospital with electricity

    Santa Maria della Misericordia Hospital in Perugia, Italy, has now a photovoltaic plant and a trigeneration plant to produce electricity. The trigeneration plant allows the joint production of electricity (for the total consumption of the hospital), thermal energy for the winter and air conditioning for the summer, using the heat recovery and exhaust gas cooling. The plant has an electrical ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Suntech Selected by Cupertino Electric for 35MW of Solar Projects

    Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world's largest producer of solar panels, announced today that it has supplied solar panels for two solar power plants in central California. Built and engineered by Cupertino Electric, Inc.'s (CEI) Energy Alternatives Division, the 20MW (AC) and 15MW (AC)  projects, located in ...

  • Duke Energy continues to rise in solar electricity rankings

    Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) continues to move up the solar energy charts. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO ) In the recent Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) utility rankings, Duke Energy was ranked eighth ...


    By Duke Energy

  • First Solar Homes Power Electric Car

    How would you like never having to pay for gasoline? With the just completed “Plug Into History” press event featuring the ...


    By First Solar, Inc.

  • Solar and Electric Vehicle Cross-Marketing Strategies

     Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Solar and Electric Vehicle Cross-Marketing Strategies ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Solar thermal electricity: catching the eye of utility companies

    The American Southwest has some of the greatest solar resources on the globe, it yet remains largely untapped. This trend may be changing as solar technology matures, market forces shift and concern for climate change mounts. One of the most common arguments against large-scale use of renewable energy is that it cannot produce a steady, reliable stream of energy, day and night. Ausra Inc. does ...

  • Peak Solaris Completes a 4.8kw Solar Electric System in Tampa Florida

    PeakSolar.com is proud to announce the completion of its 4.8Kw solar energy system in Tampa Florida. This solar electric system will provide enough green power for home, which the solar panels are housed on. Payback for the systems will be five years due to tampa utility incentive programs and 30% tax benefit from the federal ...


    By PRWeb

  • Kyocera Modules Power Largest Solar Electric System in Orange County, Calif.

    1.15 megawatt installation in Irvine consists of 5,472 Kyocera solar modules on three parking deck roofs SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Kyocera Solar, Inc. announced today that 5,472 of its KD210 high-efficiency polycrystalline solar panels were recently installed atop existing shade structures on three parking deck roofs of an Irvine, California-based financial institution campus. The ...


    By Kyocera Solar, Inc.

  • Installing Solar Panels by Household to Supplement Electric Power Requirements

    Thinking about installing solar panels for your home? Then, you are probably on the right track. This is because installing the system comes with multiple benefits. Due to large number of benefits one could get with solar panel systems, there are increasing numbers of people who are on the lookout for best cheap solar panel. Even a more interesting aspect is that such solar panel systems could be ...


    By Solarpanelsxpert

  • Solar Energy Panels for Home to Make A Difference In Electricity Consumption

    It is needless to mention that solar panels for the homes is the option being considered by increasing number of people these days. Since, it not only helps in saving money on energy bills, there also are multiple other benefits associated with the system especially when buyer succeeds in installing solar energy panels for ...


    By Solarpanelsxpert

  • Canadian Solar sponsors zero-emission, electric car race

    Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world's largest solar companies, today announced its sponsorship of a one a kind, zero-emission, electric car race. The extraordinary car race will start today at the Square of Nations in Geneva and cover Europe, Asia, and North America. Four teams, will have 80 days to cover 30,000 kilometers across 16 countries in their zero-emission, electric cars. 'We loved the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • KYOCERA Solar Modules Provide `Fuel` for Electric-Powered Cars and Bikes in Germany

    Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) today announced that it has supplied its high-performance solar modules for a carport roofing installation in southern Germany which provides power for a charging station for electric cars and bikes. The system was designed and installed by ...


    By Kyocera Solar, Inc.

  • China Innovation Innovatively Steps into the Solar-Electric Vehicles Market

    Hong Kong, Apr 9, 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - Since the concept of energy saving has become more widespread, related business opportunities appeared gradually, in which solar-electric vehicles grow into a powerful industry. Making use of solar energy and with simpler structures, solar-electric vehicles perform diversely in both environmental protection and energy resources. As an investment expert ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • How solar energy could be the largest source of electricity by mid-century

    The sun could be the world’s largest source of electricity by 2050, ahead of fossil fuels, wind, hydro and nuclear, according to a pair of reports issued today by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The two IEA technology roadmaps show how solar photovoltaic (PV) systems could generate up to 16% of the world’s electricity by 2050 while solar thermal electricity (STE) from ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Heliatek`s Transparent Solar Films Will Enable Tinted Windows to Generate Electricity

    Heliatek GmbH, technology leader in the field of organic photovoltaics, has announced that its transparent solar films could be used to be integrated between the glass sheets of double glazed windows. These windows would look like tinted glass as the unique vapor deposition technology for the solar films allows for a homogeneous ...


    By Heliatek GmbH

  • From solar energy to electricity: a growing BIPV market with great potential

    The Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) market is a growing sector in the environmental search for continued energy-saving building materials. Already a segment of the expanding Photovoltaics (PV) market, BIPV is becoming a popular way to use solar energy to generate electricity. In 2007 the PV market raked in approximately €6.24 billion, with a growth rate of 46%. As a part of that growing ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Schneider Electric Presents Solar Solutions at Intersolar North America

    Schneider Electric will present solar solutions in Booth 7510 at one of the largest solar trade shows in California, Intersolar North America, taking place from July 12-14 in San Francisco. The Renewable Energies Business of Schneider Electric is focused on designing and developing photovoltaic products and ...


    By Schneider Electric SE

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