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Munich Re, one of the largest reinsurance companies in the world, released its annual report on natural disasters Monday. This past year was thesixth-highest in total losses for insurers since 1980 and also anindication that climate change isn’t an issue for the future, but something that needs to be addressed right now. Total insured losses [...]
Spectrolab, a wholly owned subsidiary of Boeing, has started mass production of its newest terrestrial solar cell, the C3MJ+. With an average conversion efficiency of almost 40%. At 39.2 percent, C3MJ+will be the industry’s highest-efficiency cell. Spectrolab is theworld’s leading supplier of multi-junction photovoltaic solar cells,solar panels, searchlights and solar simulators have powered satellites since [...]
Did you know that 85% of all consumers worldwide live outside theU.S.? So what does that mean for us? It means that if we can’t accessmarkets around the world freely, we can’t sell to many of them – notproducts, not services, not ideas, not anything. In a time of economicuncertainty, it’s instinctual to want to [...]
The New York Public Service Commission approved changes to the state’s net-metering rules to eliminate thepeak load limitation on the size of a non-residential customer’s solaror wind energy system. As a result of the change, businesses and farmsin New York can now install larger sized non-residential photovoltaicand wind generating systems. Chapter 7 of the 2010 [...]
TheU.S.Department of Energy funded a whopping 39 of the 100 awards given this year by R&D Magazine for outstanding technologydevelopments with promising commercial potential. The R&D 100 Awards are presented annually for exceptional new products, processes,materials, and software developed throughout the world and introducedinto the market the previous year. The awards went to the technologies [...]
After only six months in production, Heraeus Photovoltaic Business Unithas announced that its front side silver paste, SOL9235H, has assumed an industry leading position in market share, quality and efficiency. Andy London, Global Business Unit Leader for Heraeus PV said: "In the shorttime we have had SOL9235H on the market it’s come to be widelyacknowledged [...]
In case you missed it, the LA Times reported yesterday Chinaovertook the United States for the first time in the race to invest inclean energy. In its article, the LA Times features Applied Materials executiveMark Pinto and his insights into the company’s investment in China andthe country’s advantages in government incentives, a clear policy andstrong [...]
Around the Globe with Solar Power: Just a reminder for those who haven’t been following the story, theworld’s largest solar-powered boat is at T-1 Week and counting (as of 11 AM, EDT, 3/24/10). The PlanetSolar wasunveiled last month at the HDW shipyard in Kiel, Germany. The launch will also take place in Kiel. The boat [...]
Solaria, a low concentration PV panel firm announced a new, high-profile CEO today – Dan Shugar, formerly of SunPower. Shugaris a dream CEO to helm the VC-funded Solaria. He was the skipper ofPowerLight Corporation, a commercial solar installer where he navigatedthat company into an acquisition by the mighty SunPowerfor more than $300 million. Venture firms [...]
The Kips Bay Towers (KBT) in Midtown Manhattan were an architecturallandmark long before a 55 kW solar power system was installed on theroof in December 2008, making it the largest residential solar array inManhattan. The KBT is one of the few residential projects designed bythe famous modernist architect, I.M. Pei. Its construction was also unique. [...]
We’vebeen regular in showcasing solar-powered gadgets, which sometimes keepyou off the wall socket for a charge, or sometimes just give you anability which you never would have thought of or longed for. SelectSolar’s solar baseball cap can by no means come in the former category,as simply put it’s just a cap with a pair of [...]
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