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  • Installed photovoltaic capacity could have tripled by 2020 favicon Sun & Wind (Today) - Photovoltaics According to market analyst GlobalData, the global installed photovoltaic capacity will more than triple from 135 GW in 2013 to 414 GW in 2020. In their latest study “Solar PV Module Value Chain – Market Size, Average Price, Market Share and Key Country...
  • Pocket-Sized Lantern Connects You to the World Even When There’s No Internet Service favicon Inhabitat (Today) - An estimated 4.3 billion people around the world don’t have internet access. In times of natural disasters, internet and phone connections also frequently fail. Lantern is a pocket-sized device designed to bring connectivity to those without internet access, using satellite-broadcast radio waves. The company...
  • Is the Foldable Pedal-Powered Wide Path Camper a Perfect Home Away from Home? favicon Inhabitat (Yesterday) - Read the rest of Is the Foldable Pedal-Powered Wide Path Camper a Perfect Home Away from Home? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle, bike camper, camper, camper bike, camper for two, campers, camping, eco-friendly camper, electric bike, green transportation, green...
  • Competence centre for waste management and biogas is being built in Brazil favicon Sun & Wind (Yesterday) - Bioenergy A competence centre for sustainable waste management with a focus on biogas is being built in the Brazilian municipality TimbĂł in co-operation with companies and universities from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. In addition to the development of a concept for waste management in the ItajaĂ­...
  • Good prospects for heat pumps in Europe favicon Sun & Wind (Yesterday) - Review Heat Pumps The heat pump market is recovering. This is the conclusion reached in a new study by the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) on the 2014 heat pump market, which analysed statistics from heat pump markets in 21 European countries. 27.11.2014Read more...
  • Solar process heat reduces energy costs in pig farming favicon Sun & Wind (Yesterday) - Solar Thermal The solar thermal expert CitrinSolar has installed a solar thermal system for process heat generation on the roof of a pigsty in Southern Germany. The piglets raised at the Kleemann farm require good food as well as sufficient heat. Since relatively high...
  • New universal controller as a birthday present favicon Sun & Wind (Yesterday) - Solar Thermal On the 25th anniversary of the company's existence, Technische Alternative GmbH is launching the new freely programmable controller UVR16x2. It is based on the previous model UVR1611, which has already been sold more than 100,000 times. 27.11.2014Read more about New universal controller...
  • Matched 'hybrid' systems may hold key to wider use of renewable energy favicon ScienceDaily (2 days ago) - The use of renewable energy in the United States could take a significant leap forward with improved storage technologies or more efforts to 'match' different forms of alternative energy systems that provide an overall more steady flow of electricity, researchers say in a new report....
  • Efficient Emergency Lighting Stays Ready to Work favicon Sustainablog (2 days ago) - Energy efficiency measures don't just keep the power bills down, but can also help keep systems like emergency lighting at peak performance The post Efficient Emergency Lighting Stays Ready to Work appeared first on Sustainablog....
  • Full integration: Bluestar Elkem is acquiring REC Solar favicon Sun & Wind (2 days ago) - Photovoltaics The Hong Kong company Bluestar Elkem Investment Co. Ltd. intends to completely take over the solar company REC Solar ASA. A subsidiary in Luxembourg, which has yet to be established, will then be the owner of REC Solar Holdings AS and all investments...
  • U.S: five new wind farms boost wind energy capacity favicon Sun & Wind (2 days ago) - Wind Energy According to the latest Energy Infrastructure Update report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Office of Energy Projects, wind power provided over two-thirds (68.41 %) of new U.S. electrical generating capacity in October 2014. Specifically, five wind farms in Colorado, Kansas,...
  • Blu-ray disc can be used to improve solar cell performance favicon ScienceDaily (3 days ago) - Who knew about Blu-ray discs? One of the best ways to store high-definition movies and television shows because of their high-density data storage, Blu-ray discs also improve the performance of solar cells, according to a new study. Researchers have discovered that the pattern of information...
  • Physicists bind single-atom sheets with the same force geckos use to climb walls favicon ScienceDaily (3 days ago) - The approach is to design synergistic materials by combining two single-atom thick sheets, for example, that act as a photovoltaic cell as well as a light-emitting diode, converting energy between electricity and radiation....
  • Yingli Green Energy Supplies 72 MW of Solar Panels to Solarcentury in the United Kingdom favicon eSolar News (3 days ago) - BAODING, CHINA --(eSolarEnergyNews)-- Yingli Green Energy, the largest vertically integrated solar panel manufacturer in the world, known as "Yingli Solar", today announced that the Company will supply 72 megawatts of multi- and monocrystalline solar panels to Solarcentury Holdings Ltd. ("Solarcentury"), a leading solar company in...
  • Solar Universe Puts Power On Sale With The Industry's First-Ever "Bright Friday" favicon eSolar News (3 days ago) - SAN FRANCISCO, CA --(eSolarEnergyNews)-- Solar Universe, the leader in solar franchising, announced the industry's first-ever Black Friday sale on power. Instead of participating in the traditional hype of Black Friday, Solar Universe decided to lighten the meaning and call the event "Bright Friday." The holiday...
  • Financing renewable energy in international markets favicon Sun & Wind (3 days ago) - Review Just in time for the fourth Renewable Energy Industry Day, the consulting firm Rödl & Partner has published a study on financing renewable energy in international markets. The study explains how the underlying conditions in 17 international markets differ due to legal and...
  • Enphase Energy Announces Philanthropic Partnership with SolarAid favicon eSolar News (3 days ago) - MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND--(eSolarEnergyNews)--Enphase Energy announced today its charitable partnership with SolarAid, a leading London-based international nonprofit that provides access to clean, affordable solar lights. SolarAid’s goal is to eliminate the toxic kerosene lantern from Africa by 2020, and Enphase’s donation will be contributing to this...
  • Mitsubishi Electric Joins Forces with CSULB Students to Provide Solar Energy to Local Family in Need favicon eSolar News (4 days ago) - CYPRESS, CA.--(eSolarEnergyNews)--Employee volunteers from Mitsubishi Electric’s Cypress, California headquarters and students from California State University Long Beach’s Disabled Student Services donated their time last week to install a solar electric system on the roof of a Long Beach home. GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles, a...
  • Solar and Wind Energy are Finally Cheaper than Fossil Fuels in the United States favicon Inhabitat (4 days ago) - Solar and wind energy have long struggled to compete with conventional energy sources on two fronts: dispatch and cost. However, new U.S. industry data outlined in the New York Times reveals the cost of these renewable energy sources has fallen dramatically in the last...
  • Buy American favicon Sun & Wind (4 days ago) - Wind Energy The US wind market is changing. Global players like Google are discovering their green heart and investing in the wind industry. The industry has achieved a lot of success creating its own value chain. 24.11.2014Read more about Buy American Log in or...
  • SunEdison to acquire First Wind favicon Sun & Wind (4 days ago) - Photovoltaics Wind Energy SunEdison Inc., a leading global solar developer, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire First Wind, one of the leading developers, owners and operators of wind projects in the U.S. 24.11.2014Read more about SunEdison to acquire First Wind Log...
  • Walmart Builds on Leadership of Commercial Solar Deployment and Expands On-Site Solar Energy Projects favicon eSolar News (7 days ago) - BENTONVILLE, AR.--(eSolarEnergyNews)--Walmart today announced the company will install up to 400 new solar projects at facilities across the nation over the next four years. This advances the company’s global commitment to drive the production or procurement of seven billion kWh of renewable energy by the...
  • Trina Solar Receives Carbon Footprint Verification for Solar PV Modules from BSI favicon eSolar News (7 days ago) - CHANGZHOU, CHINA--(eSolareEnergyNews)--  Trina Solar, a global leader in photovoltaic  modules, solutions, and services, today announced it obtained Carbon Footprint Verification for the Company's solar PV modules from the British Standards Institution, a leading international standards and certification body. The Carbon Footprint Verification, which is based...
  • Iberdrola and Gamesa to complete wind farm in Kenya favicon Sun & Wind (7 days ago) - Wind Energy Iberdrola IngenierĂ­a, in a consortium with Gamesa, has completed the construction of its first wind farm in Kenya, the Ngong II project with an installed capacity of 13.6 MW. It was awarded by the state-owned Kenyan Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen) in...
  • More than 2,250 new jobs in British wind industry favicon Sun & Wind (7 days ago) - Wind Energy The number of people working in the medium and large-scale sectors of the British onshore wind industry, and offshore wind, has risen by 8 % in just over twelve months to more than 15,400 direct, full-time jobs, according to the trade association...
  • Ascent Solar Closes on $35 Million Financing favicon eSolar News (Thursday, 20 November) - THORNTON, CO --(eSolarEnergyNews)--Ascent Solar, a manufacturer of state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules, integrated into the Company’s new EnerPlex™ series of consumer products, announced today the closing of its previously announced $35 million financing. At closing, the Company issued (i) $32 million principal amount of senior...
  • Recharge Wrap-up: Tesla details factory expansion; Ford and SunPower raise money for Sierra Club favicon Autoblog Green (Thursday, 20 November) - Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Manufacturing/Plants, Solar, Ford, Volkswagen, Tesla Motors, Legislation and Policy Tesla has revealed the details of the upgrade of its Fremont, CA factory. One major change is the addition of a dedicated production space for the dual-motor P85D version of the Model S....
  • Flabeg FE delivered solar mirrors for Moroccan CSP project favicon Sun & Wind (Thursday, 20 November) - CSP The solar mirror manufacturer Flabeg FE GmbH delivered more than 530,000 annealed RP3 mirrors for the Noor I concentrated solar power (CSP) independent power project (IPP) in Ouarzazate, Morocco. 20.11.2014Read more about Flabeg FE delivered solar mirrors for Moroccan CSP project Log in...
  • Pilot production of HJT photovoltaic modules begins favicon Sun & Wind (Thursday, 20 November) - Photovoltaics Meyer Burger Research AG is starting pilot production of heterojunction solar cells in Hauterive in the Swiss Canton of Neuchâtel. Field trials will be used to optimise the cell coating process and bring it up to industrial maturity. This is expected to result...
  • Interview with Richard Kauffman: “It’s about availability of financing, not cost of financing.” favicon Sun & Wind (Thursday, 20 November) - Review Richard Kauffman is supervising New York’s entire energy portfolio, including the New York State Department of Public Service, the New York Power Authority, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), and the Long Island Power Authority. S&WE spoke with Kauffman...

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