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With 2010 nearing its end, both renewable energy advocates and solar installers in Connecticut are looking at the year ahead. In some ways, you could say 2010 was a disappointing year for solar energy, but others can say that the industry saw many signs of optimism. Let’s first go over some of the largest disappointments [...]
Hot on the heels of the announcement of Russia’s first ever electricvehicle hybrid another announcement came about the bolstering ofRussia’s green transportation systems. According to the announcementthat came from Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, the country is preparingto begin serious work towards a high speed rail system. Russia isn’talone on this plan either. Many countries around [...]
In Q3’10 (ending September 30), the PV Book-to-Bill ratio fell after aneight-quarter high during Q2’10, to a three-month average of 1.16,according to new Solarbuzz PV Book-to-Bill analysis featured within thePV Equipment Quarterly report. In addition, growth rates for thebacklog of solar photovoltaic manufacturing equipment returned tosingle-digit percentage levels, similar to trends observed at the end [...]
An idea that has been stressed numerous times in recent months is that PV components (especially standard c-Si PV)are becoming commoditized to an ever-increasing degree, and willcontinue to do so in the future. Naturally, this gives producers inregions such as China and Taiwan a natural advantage, thanks to theirlow labor, utility, overhead, and capital costs. [...]
Adnan Amin, recently appointed interim director of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) outlined some of the agency’s top priorities. Amin told Reuters that, in an effort to address the world’s largest carbon fooprint,IRENA will be promoting solar energy in the Gulf. Oil exportingcountries are among the highest contributors of carbon dioxide in theGulf Region. [...]
The most direct path to America’s newest big oil and gas fields is U.S.Highway 12, two lanes of blacktop that unfold from Grays Harbor inWashington State and head east across the top of the country to Detroit. The 2,500-mile route has quickly become an essential supply line for the energy industry. With astonishing speed, U.S. [...]
At the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (Valencia,Spain), imec presents several large-area silicon solar cells with aconversion efficiency above 19 percent. Two types of cells wererealized namely with Ag-screenprinted contacts and plated Cu-contacts.Efficiencies of cells with screenprinted contacts were up to 19.1percent, whereas 19.4 percent was obtained with Cu-plated contacts. These high efficiencies were [...]
All I can say is “Energy Efficiency: Why is the Low Hanging Fruit so High?” the second eventhosted by Green Light Distrikt Boston in our Cleantech Kingpins series was a HUGE success. It was completely packed, it was fun, and we learned a ton. Boston insider Aaron Lindenbaum wrote a great follow up about his [...]
A team of design engineering students at the Royalton High Schoolhave crafted a sustainable zero-emission boat that is powered by onboard solar panels. Christened Tropheus, the boat was made from the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society’s annual solar regatta. The boat received first place trophy for innovative design and took a second place trophy in the [...]
Just behind Hawaii, Connecticut has the highest electricity rates inthe nation. Increasing electricity rates have been attributed to higher energy prices (especially for natural gas), energy congestion issues,and federally mandated charges (FMCC). Residential and commercialcustomers alike are trying to cope with the escalating prices. Historically, Connecticut has had high electricity rates. The statehad the third [...]
Everyone who has ever read a book on renewable energy knows that thebest investment, and what should be done first is energy efficiency.Business owners know it, property owners knows it, and the stategovernments know it. Massachusetts is putting more then $600 million into energy efficiency in the shortterms, that more then 3 TIMES the amount [...]
JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of high-performancesolar power products, announced at Intersolar Europe that it haspartnered with the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) tointroduce the metal wrap through (MWT) solar cell and module technologyinto production. Through this partnership, JA Solar and ECN willwork together to produce cost-effective, high-efficiency solar modulesthat [...]
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