solar lighting News

  • A New light on Solar Storage

    Solar power continues to make headlines. Intense global competition and a potential crisis of over-supply among producers have seen the industry forced to improvise at many levels to keep it stable and develop new growth opportunities. In Germany, a new incentive program is gaining attention in the market, after the government announced in May this year that they would support ...


    By Germany Trade & Invest

  • Africa poised for solar lighting boom

    As many as 120 million households in Africa will be living off-grid by 2015, creating one of the world's largest markets for portable solar lighting in the next five years, according to a report. 'Solar Lighting for the Base of the Pyramid — Overview of an Emerging Market' was published by Lighting Africa, a joint International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the World Bank initiative that is ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Shedding light on solar industry practices

    The Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) has released its 2010 Solar Company Scorecard that ranks manufacturers of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules according to a range of factors including environmental health and safety, sustainability, workers' rights, and social justice. Companies self-reported on these areas and the results serve as a resource for institutional purchasers, investors and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Green light for solar panels in Scotland

    The majority of householders in Scotland will be able to install solar panels and other energy generating equipment without planning permission from now on, although government ministers have yet to decide whether to exempt wind turbines and air-source heat pumps. Ground-source and water-source heat pumps will get the green light, as will flues for biomass systems which use organic materials. The ...


    By WWF International

  • Greco Unveiled Solar LED Integrated Lights for Outdoor Lighting

    Solar LED integrated lights, are currently the most innovative solar lighting systems for outdoor use. It is considered as the next generation of lighting system for roads, streets and other open air places. Originally developed by Greco Solar China, with the ...


    By Greco Green Energy Co., Ltd

  • Solar cells light up prison cells on `The Rock`

    "Machine Gun Kelly," Al Capone, the "Birdman" - Alcatraz prison has had some infamous residents on the craggy island known as "The Rock" in the middle of San Francisco Bay. Now, the prison is host to 1,300 solar panels, powering lights and appliances that for three-quarters of a century were powered by diesel fuel ferried across the bay. The panels are part of an effort by the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Australian Regulator Selects Carmanah Solar Lighting

    Carmanah Technologies (TSX: CMH) (Pink Sheets: CMHXF) is pleased to announce that the ...

  • Florida company donates solar lights to Haiti

    Sol Inc., a Florida manufacturer of solar outdoor lighting, is helping relief efforts in Haiti, pledging more than $300,000 in equipment and aid. The company's product combines a small solar panel and a battery pack to provide power for a high-intensity lamp that uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Following the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the island on January 12, killing ...

  • Best Solar Panels for Home Lighting and Small Appliances

    The idea of using solar panels for homes is catching on very fast across the country. More and more people become conscious about the pollution concerns and global warming issues. The growing population is affecting the power generation directly in many ways which is detrimental to the earth. The heavy use of nonrenewable fuels is causing a rise in inflationary rates that is ...


    By Solarpanelsxpert

  • The solar researchers aiming to light up Africa

    Can a new network of African solar researchers lead the way on solar power for the continent? Christine Ottery finds out. It was a surprise to Daniel Egbe to discover, at a 2010 conference in Tunisia, that two of his colleagues, both solar researchers from Africa, were not acquainted. So the Cameroonian scientist introduced Teketel Yohannes, a professor at Addis Ababa ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Farmers trade crops for solar lighting in the Solomons

    Using crops in a unique barter system, a new microfinance project in the Solomon Islands has successfully implemented a solar lighting finance scheme, enabling communities to trade crops for much needed access to light. A team of renewable energy developers working for SOPAC, the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission, and funded by REEEP, recently completed the first year pilot that ...

  • Canadian Forces Chooses Carmanah Solar Airfield Lights

    Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Wainwright, located in Denwood, Alberta, has selected Carmanah Technologies Corp. (TSX: CMH) to be sole supplier of solar airfield solutions for runway lighting in a transaction valued at over $230,000. Following the lead of CFB Trenton, located in Ontario, CFB Wainwright was experiencing a deteriorating cable issue on its airfield and was faced with the choice to ...

  • New solar light with integrated battery box!

    Greenshine is proud to announce their new proprietary design Lita-A20 series with an integrated, easy access, locking battery enclosure at the base of the pole. This Greenshine proprietary design incorporates the battery ...


    By ReInvent LED

  • EverLast® lighting propels wind and solar technology

    This May Full Spectrum Solutions, Inc. the manufacturer of EverLast® HD Induction Lighting will attend the largest annual wind conference and exhibition in the world - Windpower 2009, where the highly anticipated EverLast® Photo Voltaic and Wind (PVW) Hybrid Induction Street Light will be revealed at Booth #5672. Powered by a wind turbine, two solar panels, and dynamic control system, the ...


    By EverLast

  • Solar Street Lights Project on Marshall Islands

    Recently, Greenshine had the chance to work with Rairok elementary school on Marshall Islands. Located on the Majuro Atoll, Rairok is a town in Marshall Islands, in the Pacific Ocean. As every city in the country, Rairok is blissed with high sunshine exposure all-year-long. The exceptional weather condition of Marshall Islands makes it a perfect place to use solar energy. ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Solar power solutions launches LED solar powered security lighting line

    Solar Power Solutions has unveiled their line of the highest quality and most affordable Solar Powered Security Lighting to be used in a wide range of both residential and commercial applications. These solar powered lights are equipped with Rechargeable Batteries and feature wide-angle LED lighting technology combined with attractive designs engineered to withstand any climate ...


  • Consortium for Solar Lighting Releases Preliminary Recommended Practices Paper for Solar Powered Lighting Industry

    The Consortium for Solar Lighting (“CSL”) announces the release of Solar Lighting Recommended Practices: Introduction, a preliminary guide to the effective sizing of solar lighting systems. Representing the first technical paper by the newly formed Consortium, to which Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH)(Pink Sheets: CMHXF). is a ...

  • Solar electric light fund launches `Energy Is A Human Right” campaign

    The Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit working to eliminate energy poverty through the use of solar power, today announced that it is launching “Energy is a Human Right,” a campaign to provide a voice to the nearly 1.5 billion people around the world living without access to electricity and other forms of modern energy. It is also calling upon the ...

  • Carmanah Technologies display solar aviation lights at Accra Summit

    Emergency nighttime medical evacuations are suddenly possible – saving lives. Passenger flight times can extend safely past dusk and transport of goods, in and out of a community, can happen over extended hours. The positive impact of longer operating hours filters into the community beyond the immediate airport and the addition of lights greatly improves operational safety – a fact ...

  • Dow Corning lights up solar sector with multibillion dollar investment

    Dow Corning Corporation announced this week several billion dollars of investment to provide critical materials to the fast-growing solar technology industry. “Dow Corning and our Hemlock Semiconductor joint ventures hope to create a viable solar industry that produces new, high paying jobs, clean power technologies and a revitalized economy,” said Stephanie A. Burns, Dow Corning’s chairman, ...


    By Dow Corning Corporation

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