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  • Instruments to measure solar radiation in the field of renewable energy

    In recent years, we have seen a marked increase in the demand for the construction of plants for the production of energy from renewable sources. Many efforts have been undertaken for the production of energy from sunlight, ...


    By Delta OHM S.r.L.

  • New climatology on clouds and radiation from weather satellite data

    The properties and distribution of clouds around the globe are important to climate research. There is now a 28-year compilation of clouds and radiation – a cloud climatology – based on data from polar satellites. The Earth’s climate is largely determined by incoming solar radiation. Clouds help to reflect some of the radiation away. “Roughly 30 per cent of the ...

  • TurkPower Announces Solar License Applications

    NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 07/27/10 -- TurkPower Corporation (OTCBB: GBIK) (the "Company") announced today that they completed a first round of solar license applications with a consortium of Turkish energy companies for a total capacity of 410 megawatts ("MW"). The Company will lead and manage the entire license application process for its clients, from project documentation to submitting ...


  • Solar Power 2011 - Solar PV Breaks Records in 2010

    By J. Matthew Roney Solar photovoltaic (PV) companies manufactured a record 24,000 megawatts of PV cells worldwide in 2010, more than doubling their 2009 output. Annual PV production has grown nearly 100-fold since 2000, when just 277 megawatts of cells were made.  Newly installed PV also set a record in 2010, as 16,600 megawatts were installed in more than 100 countries.  This brought ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Evergreen and Trina Likely Beneficiaries of Renewed Solar Support

    After being marred by uncertainty for most of 2011, solar stocks have been on the upswing in recent weeks as Japan's tragic nuclear crisis has led investors away from nuclear stocks and towards alternative energy plays such as solar. The Bedford Report examines investing opportunities in the Solar Industry and provides research reports on Evergreen Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESLR) and Trina Solar ...


  • Solar Outlook Shines as Germany's Nuclear Tolerance Fades

    After being marred by uncertainty for most of 2011, solar stocks have been on the upswing in recent weeks as Japan's tragic nuclear crisis has led investors away from nuclear stocks and towards alternative energy plays such as solar. The Bedford Report examines investing opportunities in the Solar Industry and provides research reports on Hanwha SolarOne Co. (NASDAQ: HSOL) and Energy Conversion ...


  • Sharp Supplies Thin-Film Solar Cells for Solar Power Generation Plant in the Kingdom of Thailand

    Tokyo, July 1, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) - Sharp Corporation has signed an agreement with NED(2) to establish one of the world's largest(1) solar power generation plants with a power generation capacity of 73 MW, and to supply thin-film solar cell modules and surrounding systems for the plant. The construction of the solar power generation plant will start in July 2010 and the operation is planned to ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • The national leader in the fabrication of solar tracking systems, MECASOLAR, opens in Extremadura

    - MECASOLAR is a company dedicated to the design, manufacture and distribution of state-of-the-art two axle solar tracking systems, which makes it possible to increase photovoltaic solar energy production by more than 35%. In 2006 it has obtained greater than 30% of the market share for this type of equipment in Spain. - Located in the Polígono Industrial of Talavera la Real, 16 km from ...


    By Mecasolar

  • Chinese Energy Giant uses Delta-T’s SPN1 Pyranometer to monitor their New 100MW Solar Farm in Hebei Province.

    The China Three Gorges Corporation, one of the world’s largest renewable energy companies, is using the Delta-T Devices SPN1 Sunshine Pyranometer to monitor the performance of its huge new solar farm project in rural Quyang district - 230km southwest of Beijing. The solar farm is being built on more than 40 square kilometres of hilly, uncultivated land. The farm already has potential to ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Sharp and Enel Green Power Begin Operation of Solar Power Plants at Five Sites in Italy

    Osaka, Apr 12, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Sharp Corporation (below, "Sharp") and Enel Green Power(1) (below, "EGP"), announce that their joint venture company, Enel Green Power & Sharp Solar Energy S.r.l. (below, "ESSE"), which the two companies established in July 2010 for IPP business(2), began new operations at the end of March 2012 at solar power plants at five sites in Italy with a total ...


  • SPN1 Sunshine Pyranometer Released

    The new Sunshine Pyranometer type SPN1 measures global (total) and diffuse radiation, and sunshine state – all in one instrument ! It is easy to use and needs no routine adjustment or polar alignment. The SPN1 is a meteorological class instrument designed for long-term outdoor exposure, and is an affordable alternative to traditional shade-ring pyranometers, the Campbell-Stokes and other ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Calculate Direct-Normal Irradiance (DNI) with the SPN1 Sunshine Pyranometer

    Photovoltaic developers and triallists find the SPN1 Sunshine Pyranometer a valuable tool for research and for performance validation. When making PV investments, it is essential to identify the best locations. An SPN1 can be used to quantify the available global and diffuse radiation at ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • New Advanced WS-GP2 Weather Station

    The WS-GP2 is a new weather station from Delta-T Devices. The system is based on the advanced GP2 Data Logger which has the power and flexibility to handle almost any environmental sensor. Users are able to select the optimal combination of sensors, logger, power source and communications. The WS-GP2 Weather Station is designed for use in severe weather conditions at remote and exposed sites. The ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • A new approach to engineering for extreme environments

    Composite materials such as fiberglass, which take on a mix of properties of their constituent compounds, have been around for decades. Now, an MIT materials scientist is taking composites to the nanoscale, where entirely new properties, not found in any of the original compounds, can emerge. Michael Demkowicz, an assistant professor in MIT's Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is ...

  • New figures on the impact of aviation on global climate change

    The contribution of aviation to climate change is increasing. A recent study uses radiative forcing (RF) to quantify and update values on the impact of aviation on the climate. It reveals an increase in total aviation RF of 14 per cent over the period 2000-2005. Radiative forcing (RF) is a measure of the imbalance between incoming solar radiation and outgoing infrared radiation at the surface of ...

  • Microalgae against CO2

    Due to the different environmental conditions on the planet, the harvesting of microalgae is not currently a totally efficient solution for the capture of CO2emissions and greenhouse effect gases, due to the fact that an optimised photobioreactor for its application at different latitudes of the planet does not exist. The R+D FLEXIPHO project falls within this context, a project approved by the ...

  • How sustainable is renewably powered desalination?

    Desalination technologies could help alleviate water shortages, but they need to have low environmental impact. A new life-cycle analysis of desalination options for water supply in off-grid areas indicates that a photovoltaic-powered reverse osmosis system has the least environmental impact of the three technologies considered by the study. An increased use of technologies to remove salt ...

  • Chile, a Sun and Sea ‘Mine’

    The country, which is famous for its metal ores, also has abundant renewable energy. With 2,380 hours a year of exposure and a radiation percentage higher than that of the Sahara, it has a considerable growth potential in solar PV, and the long Ocean coastline offer significant development prospects for marine energy. Chile, which is famous in the world for its huge underground copper and ...


    By Enel Green Power SpA

  • Sustainable Research and Development Ensures High Quality

      - Twenty years of Fronius Solar Electronics Austrian company Fronius has been involved in solar electronics for 20 years, during which time the inverter manufacturer has made a name for itself as the worldwide quality leader. This is not least due to the sustainable research and development that Fronius carries out. The new technology ...


    By Fronius

  • New method to estimate sea ice thickness

    Scientists recently developed a new modeling approach to estimate sea ice thickness. This is the only model based entirely on historical observations. The model was developed by scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey and the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. Using this new technique, the thickness of Arctic sea ice was estimated from 1982 to 2003. Results showed that average ice thickness ...

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