HOHHOT, China. First Solar, Inc. announced this month that a team of students from Inner Mongolia University of Technology (IMUT) will use the Company’s advanced thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) modules to power its house in the 2013 Solar Decathlon China competition. First Solar donated 150 of its PV modules with a peak generating capacity of [...]
Sulzemoos December 2012. Phoenix Solar, a leading international photovoltaic system integrator listed in Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, has had its quality and environmental management recertified by IT-Zert, an independent company specialised in auditing and certifying management systems. As early as 2009, the power plant construction department at the company’s Ulm branch was [...]
Helios Solar Works, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of crystalline PV modules, announces the release of its SolSimple line of true AC modules. Helios is factory-coupling an Exeltech micro-inverter with its popular 6T Series module to create a solar solution that is simple, safe to install, and unparalleled in reliability. AC module systems are inherently easier to [...]
Oct 16 2012 | Posted in Solar PV
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The World Bank and Climate Change. A software application developed in Argentina that teaches about energy consumption, climate change and the actions needed to reduce carbon emissions took first place in the World Bank â€œApps for Climateâ€ competition today. â€œEcofactsâ€ was one of 14 finalists from around the world that were celebrated tonight at the [...]
Jul 2 2012 | Posted in Climate Change
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Green Campus Partners (“GCP”) announced today the closing of a $50 million warehouse funding facility with Citi that will give GCP dedicated capital access to fund energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. This collaboration between GCP and Citi will enable the implementation of potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in energy conservation and renewable power [...]
Siginik Energy Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Episolar Inc., has signed a definitive power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Electricity Company of Ghana Ltd. (ECG), the country’s second largest utility, to build a 50MW ground mounted tracking solar installation with the power produced to be purchased by the ECG for a period of 25 years.
Konarka Technologies, Inc., an innovator in development and commercialization of Konarka Power PlasticÂ®, a lightweight, flexible organic solar film that converts light to electricity, and Dri-DesignÂ®, manufacturer of the patented Dri-Design Wall Panel System, today announced Konarkaâ€™s Power Plastic solar panels have been integrated into Dri-Designâ€™s metal rainscreen panels for building faÃ§ade applications.
May 14 2012 | Posted in Green Building
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The solar installation at Edwards Air Force Base was designed, financed, and installed by Borrego Solar, a leading national solar solutions provider, at no upfront cost to Edwards Air Force Base.
Apr 12 2012 | Posted in Solar PV
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This week Â Swegon presented the innovative ventilation system TELLUS at the Mostra Convegno Expocomfort in Milano, Italy. TELLUS can help a property owner save up to 30 percent of the energy needed to ventilate, heat and cool a building, compared with a conventional ventilation system. Everything is also integrated in one single unit, making it [...]
MEI LLC has made a significant process breakthrough to create ultra-pure electronic-grade polysilicon ideal for manufacturing high efficiency photovoltaic (PV) solar cells and semiconductors. MEIâ€™s Puraâ„¢ wet processing system for polysilicon manufacturers achieves ultra-pure levels, dries tiny granular materialâ€”that prior to now was thought to be impossible to dry in large quantitiesâ€”and reduces energy consumption [...]
Noribachi, an LED and solar smart energy products company, Â has announced the issue of U.S. Patent 8,138,630 for a proprietary hybrid solar-grid power management system. Noribachi has developed and now patented a complex control system designed to regulate power supply between photovoltaic batteries, traditional grid energy and end use electronic applications. This system can be [...]
After seeing the potential for customers to save energy and money by downloading personal energy data through its Green Button service, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is supporting further industry innovation by sponsoring a nationwide search for the best Green Button energy apps. The Apps for Energy contest is a partnership with the White [...]
Lessons about energy efficiency are hitting home through an online middle school pilot curriculum developed for students in Louisiana, Hawaii and Japan. The Biggest Energy Loser Challenge, created through a partnership among the Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Southern University, focuses on energy forms, usage and consumption. Student tasks include conducting a [...]