Dallas, TX and Sunnyvale, CA – October 2012. Reliable and affordable alternative power generation is crucial for a clean energy future. AT&T took a step toward that future with the announcement of a planned additional 9.6 MW of fuel cell power from clean energy provider Bloom Energy. The new installations will make AT&T Bloom Energy’s [...]
Published: Monday, July 9th,2012.Â -SolarThermalMagazine. Solar Power in Germany today. Solar power accounted for 10 percent of Germany’s total electricity production in May, an increase of 40 percent from the previous year, as reported by the Federal Association of the Energy and Water Industry. The significant jump stemmed from heightened capacity complemented by sunny days. [...]
Bifacial cells utilize the cells’ rear side to collect reflected and diffused sunlight and generate additional electricity. bSolar cells are produced using p-type wafers, standard equipment and production processes, giving them a mass market appeal.
Solar Power, Inc. (â€œSPIâ€) (OTCBB:SOPW) Â announced results for a record fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011. SPI is a vertically integrated photovoltaic (PV) solar developer that designs, engineers and constructs complete PVÂ solar energy facilities (SEF). The company develops SEFs to provide onsite electricity production for industrial and commercial enterprises. It also develops utility-scale [...]
Coupling Storage with High-efficiency Power Tower Technology Provides Cost-Competitive, Reliable and Dispatchable Solar Power during Californiaâ€™s Peak Demand Periods; Reduces Costs to California Ratepayers BrightSource Energy, Inc., a leading solar thermal technology company, today announced the addition of its SolarPLUSTM thermal energy storage capability to three of its power purchase agreements with Southern California Edison [...]
SkyFuel, Inc. has launched a new research and development (R&D) program on a colossal parabolic trough concentrating solar collector that features greater sun concentration than the commercially available, state-of-the-art SkyTroughÂ®, itself an improvement on previous generation glass-based technology. The new collector will be designed to operate at higher temperatures, making thermal storage even more cost [...]
The first solar thermal power plant project using direct steam generation (DSG) has recently been announced in Southeast Asia. Solarlite GmbH, located in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany, is the parabolic trough collector developer and solar field constructer of this first commercial solar thermal power plant with Direct Steam Generation in the world. Solarlite has tested the [...]