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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

  • 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) ...


    By RealWire

  • 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

  • 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 ...


    By Marketwire

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • SMA America to display new products, services at Solar Power International 2009

    SMA America, Inc., the North American subsidiary of global solar technology leader SMA Solar Technology AG, will unveil new residential and commercial products, as well as professional services, at the Solar Power International conference, scheduled for Oct. 27-29 at the Anaheim Convention Center. In addition to exhibiting its high-efficiency Sunny Central 500HE-US commercial solar inverter, the ...


    By SMA America, LLC

  • An uphill battle for Rwanda`s hilltop solar power plant

    Rwanda, home to Africa's largest solar power plant, is eager to harness renewable energy to ensure economic development. But its grand ambitions face many challenges. The US$1.3 million plant, known as Jali, is covered in 4,000 solar panels covering 2,880 square metres. It produces 325,000 kilowatt hours of electricity a year — but this is still just 0.1 per cent of Rwanda's total ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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.

  • SMA America’s solar power international event brings professionals together

    SMA America, Inc., a subsidiary of SMA Solar Technology AG, held an exclusive networking event for Sunny PRO Club members during the recent Solar Power International conference and expo in San Diego. The Sunny PRO Club is a business-building partnership program available to solar professionals who sell and install SMA products. In addition to providing marketing support, the Sunny PRO Club ...


    By SMA America, LLC

  • U.S. Army Gets Its First Solar-Powered Microgrid

    CleanTechnica - Solar power and wind power are in store for TARDEC, the Army's state-of-the-art vehicle research center in Michigan. TARDEC will be the first Army installation to use a solar powered microgrid, designed to win energy ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • SMA America and UL Partner for Transformerless Inverter Workshop at Solar Power International

    ROCKLIN, Calif., Nov. 11, 2010—SMA America continues to champion transformerless inverters with its recent partnership with Underwriters Laboratories® (UL) for “The Transformerless Inverter Workshop.” The free training session, which took place at Solar Power International in Los Angeles on ...


    By SMA America, LLC

  • 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

  • Clean Energy Pathways Forms Strategic Alliance With Power Partners Solar

    Clean Energy Pathways, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CPWY), an alternative and renewable energy solutions company, has contracted with Power Partners Solar™ of Athens, Georgia, for recurring purchases of Power Partners Solar's U.S.-made solar thermal systems. "These lightweight, rugged systems are an excellent complement to our Sunfield systems when a U.S.-made product is preferred by the customer," said ...


    By Marketwire

  • Aquarius MAS with Marine Solar Power Installed on Blue Star Delos

    First ever installation of integrated Aquarius MAS with marine solar power Fukuoka, Japan, Oct 30, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Eco Marine Power is pleased to announce that together with strategic partners it has installed an Aquarius Management & Automation System (MAS) integrated with a marine solar panel array on-board the Blue Star 'Delos'. The Aquarius MAS has been ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

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