Category Archives: Other renewables

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UAE opens world’s largest CSP solar power plant, Shams 1

Oil-rich Abu Dhabi on Sunday officially opened the world’s largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant, which cost $600 million to build and will provide electricity to 20,000 homes. The 100-megawatt Shams 1 is “the world’s largest concentrating solar power plant in operation” said Sultan al-Jaber, the head of Abu Dhabi’s Masdar, which oversees the emirate’s […]

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Solar Energy PV Photovoltaic

Solar Energy in China

In 2011, solar PV installations multiplied by nearly 3 times due to government’s increased commitment to industry development. This already overcrowded industry is pushing weaker firms out of the frame, whilst stronger firms are suffering from overcapacity issues, troubled technological development, international slowdown, and a general struggle for survival. Long term growth is expected to […]

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Paul Ryan vs. SolarReserve CEO Kevin Smith

Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI), Mitt Romney’s VP candidate, attacked SolarReserve’s 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes solar power tower project and Sempra’s 150-megawatt Mesquite Solar 1 photovoltaic solar power plant specifically and renewables in general in his just-released 2014 House budget proposal. SolarReserve CEO Kevin Smith, who is negotiating “in Europe, Saudi Arabia, China, Chile, South Africa, Australia, […]

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Wind power revenues saw a small increase from $71.5 billion in 2011 to $73.8 billion in 2012

  Combined revenues for wind, solar and biofuels amounted to $248.7 (£166.52) billion last year, adding just $2.6 (£1.74) billion to 2011 revenues ($246.1 billion), according to a report by US based cleantech analyst Clean Edge published today. The falling price of solar was cited as the major factor for last year’s subdued revenues, compared […]

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Aquatherm Industries Sets World Record in Solar Thermal Efficiency

Aquatherm Industries, Inc. announced today it has set a world record in solar thermal efficiency with its newest flagship collector, Ultrasun. The collector was tested at TÜV Rheinland PTL in Tempe, Arizona to ISO Standard 9806 and certified by IAPMO R&T (International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials). Aquatherm Industries, Inc. announced today it has […]

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Desertec Foundation endorses King Saud University Point Focus Fresnel Collector

Researchers at King Saud University (KSU) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) have developed, engineered, and built an innovative and low-cost system of concentrating solar collectors that is currently being tested at the KSU campus in Riyadh prior to commercialisation. Their Point Focus Fresnel Collector (PFFC) technology has a strong potential to provide a […]

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