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  • First Solar, XSOL Establish Supply Agreement in Japan favicon eSolar News (Today) - TOKYO, JAPAN --(eSolarEnergyNews)--First Solar, the leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic solar energy solutions, and XSOL Co., Ltd., a leading distributor and integrator of solar systems in Japan, today announced that they have signed an agreement to supply First Solar’s cadmium telluride thin film modules...
  • AEP Energy Installing Solar Array At Ohio State favicon eSolar News (Today) - COLUMBUS, OH --(eSolarEnergyNews)--  AEP Energy today began installation of a 101-kilowatt (kW) solar array on the roof of The Ohio State University's Student Life Recreation and Physical Activities Center (RPAC). AEP Energy will fund, build, own and operate the approximately 10,000-square-foot array, made up of...
  • Efficiency target: EU Commission only wants 30 per cent favicon Sun & Wind (3 days ago) - Review The efficiency targets laid out by the EU Commission are not set in stone. The European Council will define final target in October. (Photo: dpa) The EU Commission has agreed to define an energy efficiency target of 30% by 2030 for Europe. There...
  • Solar Trade Association criticizes Contracts for Difference system favicon Sun & Wind (3 days ago) - Photovoltaics (Photo: BPVA) The UK government announced, that under its new Contracts for Difference (CfD) system only ÂŁ 50 million will be available per year for hydro, energy from waste, onshore wind, landfill gas, sewage gas and large-scale solar. Even if all of this...
  • Steam energy from the sun: New spongelike structure converts solar energy into steam favicon ScienceDaily (3 days ago) - A new material structure generates steam by soaking up the sun. The structure -- a layer of graphite flakes and an underlying carbon foam -- is a porous, insulating material structure that floats on water. When sunlight hits the structure's surface, it creates a hotspot...
  • Gamesa doubles net profit (€42 million) and strengthens revenue growth favicon Sun & Wind (3 days ago) - Gamesa ended the first half of 2014 with €42 million in net profit, almost twice the 1H13 figure (€22 million). This increase strengthens the growing trend in profitability, with an EBIT margin of 7.7% at constant exchange rates, and in revenues, which increased by...
  • How to power California with wind, water and sun favicon ScienceDaily (4 days ago) - New research outlines the path to a possible future for California in which renewable energy creates a healthier environment, generates jobs and stabilizes energy prices....
  • Australia's Sunswift claims new EV distance speed world record favicon Autoblog Green (4 days ago) - Filed under: Emerging Technologies, EV/Plug-in, Solar, Pacific Region With a name like Sunswift, optimism must abound. So let's start with the fact that the team behind it has built a great looking solar-powered car. And Australia has plenty of road and more than enough sun,...
  • Spinach could lead to alternative energy more powerful than Popeye favicon ScienceDaily (5 days ago) - Spinach gave Popeye super strength, but it also holds the promise of a different power for a group of scientists: the ability to convert sunlight into a clean, efficient alternative fuel. Physicists are using spinach to study the proteins involved in photosynthesis, the process by...
  • Levi’s Stadium Becomes First Pro Football Field to Earn LEED Gold Certification as New Construction favicon Inhabitat (5 days ago) - Read the rest of Levi’s Stadium Becomes First Pro Football Field to Earn LEED Gold Certification as New Construction Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bay area, California, football, hntb, leed certification, LEED gold certification, Levi's Stadium, San Francisco, San Francisco...
  • Yingli Green Energy to Supply 32 MWs of PV Modules to a Large Scale Project in Japan favicon eSolar News (5 days ago) - BAODING, China and TOKYO, Japan, --(eSolarEnergyNews)-- Yingli Green Energy,  the largest vertically integrated photovoltaic ("PV") module manufacturer in the world, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Japan Corporation, has signed an agreement to supply 32 MWs of multicrystalline PV modules to a...
  • Rwanda to Unveil First Utility-Scale Solar PV Power Plant in East Africa favicon eSolar News (5 days ago) - RWAMAGANA, Rwanda, -- (eSolarEnergyNews)-- The Government of Rwanda is preparing to commission in early August 2014 the first utility-scale solar PV power plant in East Africa with a production capacity of 8.5 MWp. The project has commenced testing phase of up to 20% of its...
  • Solar One In the News: NYSERDA EDGE Edition favicon Solar One (5 days ago) -   What do you do with a 350+ unit, 52 year old condominium on one of the most valuable corners in Manhattan, when you realize it needs a top-to-bottom modernization and energy efficiency upgrade?   You call the NYSERDA EDGE Team! In this great...
  • Combined wind measurements: the key to increase yields favicon Sun & Wind (5 days ago) - Wind Energy The energy-autonomous LiDAR measurement trailer is equipped with PV and fuel cells(Photo: BBB Umwelttechnik) Wind-generated electricity is globally exposed to a growing cost pressure. As a consequence of that the primary concern of every developer and operator must be to search for...
  • Stiesdal is leaving Siemens favicon Sun & Wind (5 days ago) - Wind Energy Henrik Stiesdal, a true veteran of the wind industry, is leaving the turbine manufacturer Siemens. (Photo: Siemens) Siemens Wind Power is losing two prominent wind energy managers. The long-time chief technology officer Henrik Stiesdal is leaving the company at the end of the...
  • UK renewable energy industry escalates PR efforts favicon Sun & Wind (5 days ago) - Photovoltaics Wind Energy Offshore Wind Energy The UK renewable energy industry is making moves to increase its profile in what can be seen as a major PR push. At least three industry bodies have recently sought the support of public relations agencies. 23.07.2014Read more...
  • Silicor builds factory for PV silicon in Iceland favicon Sun & Wind (5 days ago) - Photovoltaics The company's product: polycrystalline silicon. (Photo: dpa) Silicor Materials, Inc. is building its first large factory in Grundartangi, Iceland. The plant will produce 19,000 metric tonnes of silicon for solar modules annually. 23.07.2014Read more about Silicor builds factory for PV silicon in Iceland Log...
  • KIC InnoEnergy: New call for proposals for green innovations favicon Sun & Wind (5 days ago) - Review KIC InnoEnergy has announced a new call for proposals dedicated to boosting the effectiveness and speed of the go-to-market process for green innovations in Europe. It is open to public-private consortia that currently have an innovative green technology project and want to accelerate...
  • OneRoof Energy and Elevate Partner to Make Solar a "Digital Service" favicon eSolar News (6 days ago) - SAN DIEGO, CA-- (eSolarEnergyNews)-- OneRoof Energy, Inc., a provider of comprehensive solar energy services, today announced the inclusion of its rooftop solar services and financing to Elevate's integrated digital services offering.  As one of the leading cloud-based, digital subscription service providers to residential customers in...
  • Southern Nevada Water Authority Signs Power Purchase Agreement with SunEdison favicon eSolar News (6 days ago) - BELMONT, CA --(eSolarEnergyNews)--  SunEdison, a leading solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today announced that it has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Southern Nevada Water Authority.  The power purchase agreement enables SNWA to lock in a significant portion of...
  • Panasonic Provides Power Supply Container in Indonesia as a Stand-alone Photovoltaic Power Package favicon eSolar News (6 days ago) - OSAKA, Japan--(eSolarEnergyNews)--Panasonic Corporation announced it installed the “Power Supply Container,” as a stand-alone photovoltaic power package that it developed, to the National Elementary School Karimunjawa 01 in Karimunjawa Island, Jepara District, Central Jawa Province, Indonesia. On July 17, 2014, a handover ceremony was held jointly...
  • Stellar Solar to Power San Diego Harley-Davidson Project LiveWire Electric Motorcycle Event favicon eSolar News (6 days ago) - SAN DIEGO, CA --(eSolarEnergyNews)-- Stellar Solar, one of California's leading commercial and residential solar installers since 1998 is teaming up with San Diego Harley-Davidson to present the first-of-its-kind Project LiveWire Experience making its way across America offering test rides and engaging displays to the public....
  • Self-cooling Solar Cells Boost Power, Last Longer favicon eSolar News (6 days ago) - WASHINGTON, DC--(eSolarEnergyNews)--Scientists may have overcome one of the major hurdles in developing high-efficiency, long-lasting solar cells—keeping them cool, even in the blistering heat of the noonday Sun. By adding a specially patterned layer of silica glass to the surface of ordinary solar cells, a team...
  • Tax reductions for Indian PV industry favicon Sun & Wind (6 days ago) - A production line for PV modules at Vikram Solar. (Photo: Vikram Solar Pvt. Ltd.) The Indian finance minister has proposed measures to boost the Indian photovoltaics business. In addition to financial support, tax reductions will also be implemented. 22.07.2014Read more about Tax reductions for...
  • Sonnenkraft is selling car washes favicon Sun & Wind (6 days ago) - Solar Thermal The technical equipment of the solar thermal car wash can be installed in a standard container (Photo: Sonnenkraft) Sonnenkraft Deutschland GmbH has recently begun selling a system called SolWash, which uses solar heat to wash cars. Car washes are particularly suitable for solar...
  • Photovoltaics market: Europe is in decline, but Asia is booming favicon Sun & Wind (6 days ago) - Photovoltaics Increasingly fewer solar parks are being built in Europe. In Asia, on the other hand, the number of installations is going up. (Photo: dpa) The European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) has published its report 'Global Market Outlook for Photovoltaics 2014-2018'. Data for the...
  • Utility Scale Solar Farms are Fueling U.S. Growth favicon eSolar News (7 days ago) - ASHVILLE, NC --(eSolarEnergyNews)-- It is no coincidence that companies like Innovative Solar Systems have expanded and are now primarily only developing and building solar farm projects that are over 20MW in size. By increasing the size of these solar farm projects in the U.S many...
  • NRG Energy Acquires Its First Public Solar Facility in the U.S. Virgin Islands favicon eSolar News (7 days ago) - CARLSBAD, CA.--(eSolarEnergyNews)--NRG Energy, one of the largest solar companies in the U.S., today announced the acquisition of the 4 megawatt  Spanish Town Estate Solar project on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands  from Toshiba International Corporation. Once completed, the power will...
  • ReneSola Signs Framework Agreement with China Seven Star Holdings to Sell PV Projects favicon eSolar News (7 days ago) - JIASHAN, CHINA-- ReneSola, a leading brand and technology provider of solar photovoltaic products, today announced it has entered a framework agreement with China Seven Star Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong listed company, regarding a partnership in potential sales to China Seven Star of no less...
  • Dong Energy Solar Challenge – global collaboration and knowledge sharing favicon Sun & Wind (7 days ago) - Photovoltaics The largest international solar boat race in the world attracts young people of many nationalities. The DONG Energy Solar Challenge is an event designed to meet other solar enthusiasts and to share knowledge and experience. Where else can you win an Innovation Award,...

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