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IKEA Powers-up photovoltaic solar energy system`s panels on Atlanta store

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today officially plugged-in the solar energy system installed at its store in Atlanta, Georgia.  The 129,400-square-foot PV array consists of a 1,034.9-kW system, built with 4,312 panels.  IKEA Atlanta’s program will produce approximately 1,416,502 kWh of clean electricity annually, the equivalent of reducing 977 tons of carbon dioxide … Continue reading IKEA Powers-up photovoltaic solar energy system`s panels on Atlanta store

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Growing Number of Sub-500 kW PV Projects Provides US Job Creation and Cost Reductions

Encouraged by incentives and power requirements, agricultural land in the US is being converted to renewable photovoltaic energy. While large-scale photovoltaic (PV) solar projects often grab the headlines, the recently-released NPD Solarbuzz United States Deal Tracker report indicates that 40% of PV projects currently underway in the United States are less than 500 kW in size. … Continue reading Growing Number of Sub-500 kW PV Projects Provides US Job Creation and Cost Reductions

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Sumitomo Electric unveils solar power generator for factories

Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. unveiled Tuesday a power generation system for factories that combines solar cells twice as efficient as conventional ones and a large battery charger. The electronic device maker is envisaging sales of the power system to factories and shopping malls for saving electricity and securing a stable power supply from sometime in … Continue reading Sumitomo Electric unveils solar power generator for factories

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Federal funding for solar energy announced

Federal Minister for Resources and Energy Martin Ferguson announced the funding, a total of $1.3 million, at the Australian Solar Institute’s (ASI) ‘Three Minute Solar Thesis Challenge’ held at the Australian National University. “The Skills Development Program supports the work of our upcoming solar researchers who will ultimately work with industry to help make solar … Continue reading Federal funding for solar energy announced

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Saudi Arabia’s Plans for a Solar Powered Future

There have been major developments within the MENA region over the past 12 months, bringing solar energy to the fore. None more so than in Saudi Arabia where over a billion USD have been invested into the production of solar power to secure the nation’s future energy. With recent growth in technical advancements in the … Continue reading Saudi Arabia’s Plans for a Solar Powered Future

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Integration of Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging into Delta E-4 Coupe Electric Vehicles for London Trial

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:   QCOM) and Delta Motorsport, a leading UK automotive and motorsport engineering consultancy, today announced that Delta has agreed to integrate the Qualcomm Halo™ Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) system into its Delta E-4 Coupe electric vehicles, which are intended for deployment in Qualcomm’s London WEVC trial. The London WEVC trial is scheduled … Continue reading Integration of Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging into Delta E-4 Coupe Electric Vehicles for London Trial

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Wind power in Turkey: Wind Farm Through GAMA Enerji

GAMA Enerji’s other wind farm, the 22.5-megawatt Sares wind farm, uses nine 2.5-megawatt GE wind turbines and began commercial operations in March 2011. GE unit GE Energy Financial Services is pursuing its global growth, reinforcing the company’s ecomagination initiative and increasing renewable energy in Turkey by completing the country’s newest wind farm – the Karadag Wind … Continue reading Wind power in Turkey: Wind Farm Through GAMA Enerji

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Quebec Set To Add Another 700MW of Wind Energy

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) applauds today’s Québec government announcement of a fourth call for tenders for the commissioning of a new 700-MW wind energy block. In issuing this new call for tenders, Québec Premier Jean Charest reaffirms his government’s commitment to renewable energy by seeking to attain the 4,000-MW objective set in its … Continue reading Quebec Set To Add Another 700MW of Wind Energy

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Macedonia 870KW photovoltaic roof mounting solution is provided by Xiamen Grace Solar

Xiamen Grace Solar started to build roof mounting system for the 870KW efficient solar energy project in Macedonia. Xiamen Grace Solar started to build roof mounting system for the 870KW efficient solar energy project in three locations of unified civilian residential areas in Macedonia. The whole system which totally applies Grace Solar GS series roof … Continue reading Macedonia 870KW photovoltaic roof mounting solution is provided by Xiamen Grace Solar

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Delta Installs 1.25 MW of SolFocus Concentrated Solar Power Photovoltaic (CPV) in Italy

 SolFocus (www.solfocus.com), with solar investor Sistema Solare (www.sistemasolare.eu), announced today completion of a 1.25 MW solar park in Italy. The solar park spans two sites in central Italy, one in Aveani and the other in Savini. These sites combine to form one of the largest Concentrator Photovoltaic (CPV) power plants in the country. The CPV … Continue reading Delta Installs 1.25 MW of SolFocus Concentrated Solar Power Photovoltaic (CPV) in Italy

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Substantial storage for Bokpoort Concentrating Solar Power project in South Africa

The final 50 MW of the 200 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) allocation according to South Africa’s current renewable energy independent procurement programme was awarded to a joint venture between Saudi Arabian developer of power and water projects, ACWA Power International, and South African developer Solafrica. The Bokpoort Concentrating Solar Power project has selected parabolic … Continue reading Substantial storage for Bokpoort Concentrating Solar Power project in South Africa

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Scottish Energy Company Takes Delivery of Six Elec Cars Ampera

The Ampera Extended-Range Electric Vehicles will be included in the Scottish and Southern Energypool car fleet at various sites across the UK. The Chief Executive of Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), the broadest based energy company in the UK, has taken delivery of six new Vauxhall Ampera Extended-Range Electric Vehicles (E-REV). As well as being … Continue reading Scottish Energy Company Takes Delivery of Six Elec Cars Ampera

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Continental and SK Innovation Join Forces to Develop and Supply First Class Battery Technology

SK Innovation, Seoul (South Korea), and the international automotive supplier Continental, Hanover (Germany), will develop and supply first class battery technology for the automotive industry as partners in the future. Monday in Frankfurt/Main, the two technology leaders signed an agreement founding a jointly managed company. The know-how of the two firms will be concentrated in … Continue reading Continental and SK Innovation Join Forces to Develop and Supply First Class Battery Technology

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Photovoltaic Institute Berlin and PV Evolution Labs Attest Canadian Solar Modules Are Free of Potential Induced Degradation

Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, “we” or “Canadian Solar”), one of the world’s largest solar companies, was among the first providers to have passed two high voltage endurance tests. The Photovoltaic Institute (PI) Berlin tested the CS6-poly-series and the PV Evolution Labs assessed the CS5-mono-series and the CS6-poly-series. The tests measured the sensitivity of the … Continue reading Photovoltaic Institute Berlin and PV Evolution Labs Attest Canadian Solar Modules Are Free of Potential Induced Degradation

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Taiwan helps Nauru with photovoltaic solar energy project

The Taiwanese Embassy in Nauru has handed over the first stage of a solar power system to the government of Nauru. It comes with 66 solar panels, an inverter system and a display board worth 100,000 US dollars. Another 66 panels will be installed in three months. Taiwan has also given 92 brand new bicycles to … Continue reading Taiwan helps Nauru with photovoltaic solar energy project

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Concentrated solar power gets southern boost

In the south of Spain, a novel solar plant backed by five Swiss electricity companies is beginning commercial operations after a lengthy test phase, with plans to provide power to up to 12,000 households. Four rivers, two marshes, rice paddies, almond trees, farms and small businesses: the town of Calasparra is removed from the usual … Continue reading Concentrated solar power gets southern boost

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SEIA Statement: Governor Christie Signs Legislation to Stabilize New Jersey Solar Energy Market

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) today signed legislation into law that allows the state’s solar energy market to continue growing and creating good jobs in N.J. over the next several years. The legislation, S1925/A2966, addresses the current imbalance of Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) which created uncertainty in the market for project developers and … Continue reading SEIA Statement: Governor Christie Signs Legislation to Stabilize New Jersey Solar Energy Market

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Algeria Joining North African March Toward Solar Power

The Desertec Foundation likes to point out that only six hours’ worth of energy hitting the world’s deserts is enough to power everything on the planet. For a full year. The group’s main focus is an ambitious plan to line the northern Sahara Desert with solar installations, and send much of the power back across … Continue reading Algeria Joining North African March Toward Solar Power

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