SolarReserve’s U.S. developed technology represents leading solar thermal technology worldwide integrated energy storage provides reliable and zero-emissions electricity, day or night SANTA MONICA, California. April, 2013 SolarReserve, a U.S. developer of large-scale solar power projects, today announced completion of the assembly of the molten salt receiver panels that sits on top of the 540 foot solar power tower for its [...]
FC and Sasfin Announce Partnership to Develop Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects Johannesburg, November 1, 2012â€”IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Sasfin Bank today announced a partnership to develop a portfolio of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects with South African small and medium enterprises. The new advisory services agreement will [...]
The Concentrated Solar Power community is set to meet this 13â€“14 November as CSP Today Sevilla Summit returns in its sixth edition, complete with international delegations from the most promising emerging markets for Concentrated Solar Power in 2012, two site visits to Gemasolar and Palma del Rio II and the CSP Today International Awards. Given [...]
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Licenses Novel â€œMagnetohydrodynamicsâ€ Solar Power Technology Magneto-Hydro-Dynamics (MHD) is derived from Magneto-meaning magnetic field, Hydro-meaning liquid, and Dynamics-meaning movement. MHD generates electricity directly from a body of very hot moving gas without any mechanical moving parts. Magnetohydrodynamics works by using magnets to extract electricity from superheated charged gas. In a sense MHD [...]
Jun 8 2012 | Posted in Solar Thermal
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SunWize Technologies, Inc., a provider of sustainable energy solutions, recently completed the largest solar installation on the island of American Samoa in the South Pacific.
The 110 MWac facility will be built on 1,100 acres and produce enough energy to power approximately 35,000 homes.
The United States Air Force has set itself a goal of obtaining 1GW of power from renewable sources by 2016, a step towards achieving 25% of all installation electricity from renewable energy by 2025.
Apr 13 2012 | Posted in Solar Thermal
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SunEdison, a Â worldwide solar energy services provider and subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. Â has completed a â‚¬155 million non-recourse debt financing arrangement with IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and UniCredit Group for SunEdison’s 60.4MWp solar power plant in Bulgaria. SunEdison expects to complete the sale of [...]
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 [...]
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. â€“ Sandia researchers have developed a new family of liquid salt electrolytes, known as MetILs, that could lead to batteries able to cost-effectively store three times more energy than todayâ€™s batteries. The research, published in Dalton Transactions, might lead to devices that can help economically and reliably incorporate large-scale intermittent renewable energy sources, [...]
According to estimates from BSW-Solar (German Solar Industry Association) in Berlin, solar power production will see a further 70% rise in the next four years alone. In order to take full advantage of this capacity in future, the industry needs to address grid stability, intelligent solutions for on-site consumption and efficient, economical storage as a [...]
Environmental Defense Fund praised President Obama’s congressional budget request that would provide funding for sustainable fisheries and shift some of the $4 billion a year in subsidies for oil and gas companies to invest in clean technology in Fiscal Year 2013. However, EDF lamented the fact that the president’s budget proposes cutting funding for the [...]
The Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit working to eliminate energy poverty through the use of solar power, today announced that it is launching “Energy is a Human Right,” a campaign to provide a voice to the nearly 1.5 billion people around the world living without access to electricity and other forms [...]