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  • Solar power for the united nations

    The United Nations has shown by example how to conserve energy. A European company has installed the largest on-roof solar-power system in Africa atop the headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi . The 515 kWp solar-power system was connected to the grid on during the UN Global Ministerial Environment Forum meeting mow underway. This project has created the first ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Leanardo Energy holds second concentrated solar power online training course

    Following the first training series dedicated to Concentrated Solar Power technology description, Leonardo Energy is launching a second course, covering market aspects, special applications (solar desalination) and solar resource assessment. To register for the course, please ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Solar power for the poor: facts and figures

    Solar power could help alleviate rural poverty. David J. Grimshaw and Sian Lewis shine a light on its progress, potential and pitfalls. Increasing access to energy is critical to ensuring socioeconomic development in the world's poorest countries. An estimated 1.5 billion people in developing countries have no access to electricity, with more than 80 per cent of these living in sub-Saharan ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Offgrid-specialists Phaesun GmbH install solar power plants in Liberia and train electricians

    Phaesun GmbH of Memmingen / Germany have installed off-grid solar power plants for police barracks in Liberia in West Africa and trained Liberian electricians on site. The last of five complete 12 volt systems went into service last week. The solar plants installed in the Lofa region in the northernmost part of the country generate one, or two kilowatts peak depending on their respective design. ...


    By Phaesun GmbH

  • SolarWorld Solar Panels Power Largest Solar Installation in West Virginia

    American Public University System (APUS), an online higher-education provider focused on the military and public service communities, has christened the largest solar array in West Virginia. The 407-kilowatt system is comprised of ...


    By SolarWorld AG

  • Solar Flair 09 predicts Feed-in Tariff to stimulate solar power in the UK

    A group of top level scientists and entrepreneurs has predicted new legislation coming into force next year will be a defining moment for solar power use in the United Kingdom.The Government is introducing its Feed-in Tariff in April 2010 which will offer financial incentives to individuals and businesses that embrace solar energy.Speaking at Solar Flair 09, the national photovoltaics (PV) ...


  • Three Military Bases Partner with Energy Department to Train Veterans for Solar Jobs

    Today, the first class of Marine trainees at Camp Pendleton will graduate from the Energy Department’s solar job training pilot program, which is aimed at preparing service members for careers in the solar industry as solar photovoltaic system installers, sales representatives, system inspectors, and other solar-related opportunities. Camp Pendleton is one of three military bases partnering ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • DoD Taps Florida's Premier Solar PV School for Veterans Training

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has recently selected US Solar Institute (USSI) to help train its service members to safely install PV technology. As the country's first dedicated, licensed photovoltaic college to receive this distinction, USSI will play an important role in the post-service ...


  • PG&E Grant Supports Solar Job Training, Community Vitality

     Courtney Dittmar was thrust into a tough Bay Area job market in 2009 when she lost her job of nine years at a university library. After two years of unemployment, a friend connected her with the nonprofit GRID Alternatives, which runs a Solar Intern Program funded by a $120,000 grant from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). Now, Dittmar is a graduate of the program and recently led ...

  • Energy Department Announces $32 Million to Boost Solar Workforce Training, Drive Solar Energy Innovation

    Today, the Energy Department is announcing $32 million in funding to help train American workers for the solar energy workforce and to further drive down the cost of solar by developing innovative low-cost concentrating solar power collectors and increasing access to critical solar data. The Department is making up to $12 million available to develop a diverse, well-trained solar support ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • SMA to Showcase a Variety of New Solutions at Solar Power International

    SMA America plans to highlight several of its residential, commercial and utility-scale solutions—including four new products—at Solar Power International in Orlando, Fla., September 10-13, 2012. The company will be attending this year as the show’s exclusive Terawatt sponsor. As the Terawatt sponsor, SMA aims to demonstrate its support for the industry and exhibit its ...


    By SMA America, LLC

  • Community HousingWorks Dedicates Solar Power System at Las Serenas

    Community HousingWorks (CHW), a leading affordable housing developer in San Diego county, and HelioPower, an integrated energy solutions company with nearly 2000 solar and clean energy systems engineered and installed since 2001, today announced the completion of the first Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) Track 2 grant project in ...


    By HelioPower

  • Energy Department announces $60 million to drive affordable, efficient solar power

    Building on President Obama’s broad-based plan to cut carbon pollution and support clean energy innovation across the country, Energy Secretary Moniz announced today about $60 million to support innovative solar energy research and development. As part of the Department’s SunShot Initiative, these awards will help lower the cost of solar electricity, advance seamless grid integration ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Solar-powered plane lands in India on 2nd leg of world trip

    A Swiss-made solar powered aircraft landed in western India on Tuesday night, completing the second leg - and its first sea crossing - of its historic round-the-world trip. The Solar Impulse 2 touched down at Ahmadabad airport in Gujarat state about 16 hours after it took off from Muscat, Oman, for the 1,465-kilometer (910-mile) flight without a drop of fuel. The world's first aircraft powered by ...


    By Associated Press

  • SolarReserve Solar Power Project in Tonopah to Secure Jobs for Nevada

    SolarReserve, a U.S. developer of large-scale solar power projects, today announced an amendment to the Development Agreement between Nye County and Tonopah Solar Energy LLC, SolarReserve's ...


    By SolarReserve

  • Solar Power Leader Barbados to Host World Environment Day 2014

    Barbados, a Caribbean island at the cutting edge of the fight against climate change, will host this year's World Environment Day (WED) global celebrations on 5 June 2014, according to a joint announcement made today by the government of Barbados and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The theme for this year's celebrations is "Small Island Developing States and Climate Change". ...

  • Carmanah Announces Partnership with Keystone Automotive for Distribution of Mobile Solar Power Products

    Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH)(Pink Sheets: CMHXF) is pleased to announce that its Solar Power Systems division has received an initial stocking order from Keystone Automotive Operations for its proprietary Go Power! mobile power product line. This major US automotive equipment distributor is stocking Go Power! products in preparation for the 2011 RV season. Keystone Automotive ...

  • In the world: Remote Mexican village uses solar power to purify water

    Original story at MIT News Deep in the jungles of the Yucatan peninsula, residents of the remote Mexican village of La Mancalona are producing clean drinking water using the power of the sun. For nearly two years now, members of the community, most of whom are subsistence farmers, have operated and maintained a ...

  • The first solar-powered electric Car charging stations in Sofia, Bulgaria

    A1 Co., Ltd. and BIES Ltd. opened the first Solar-Powered Electric Car Charging Stations in Sofia on 06.1.2012. The principle of operation of the station is simple - use of solar panels to collect solar energy. The connection between electric cars and batteries is performed by a special module. Electric cars in Bulgaria are still very few. According to experts, however, in 2012 a boom in the ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

  • Online Solar School Campaign Raising Funds to Spread Solar Knowledge for People Power

    Energy. Sustainability. Community. Through a partnership between these elements, we can create the future we hope for. Human nature is to observe, learn and then make change. This is an inevitable process. With the power of modern technology and our minds, we can embrace this process and initiate movement towards a future of ...


    By SolPowerPeople, Inc

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