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2014-03-04 23:00:15

Continuing its explosive growth, the U.S. solar industry had a record-shattering year in 2013. According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) Solar Market Insight Year in Review 2013, The U.S. installed 2,106 megawatts in the fourth quarter alone, making Q4 2013 by far the largest quarter in the history of the U.S. market, exceeding the next largest quarter by 60 percent. Washington, DC and Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 Continuing its explosive...

2014-03-04 16:22:09

Intersolar Summit Series to Compliment Annual Exhibition and Conference in San Francisco; Kicks Off with New Jersey Event Focused on East Coast Developments SAN FRANCISCO, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intersolar North America, the most attended industry exhibition and conference in North America for solar professionals to exchange information and develop business opportunities, has expanded its offerings to better educate attendees on the latest market developments--both upstream...

2014-03-04 08:24:44

- Joint owner of one of the world's largest swine biogas projects PARK CITY, Utah, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Geopower Energy Limited, an alternative energy developer, has closed a private debt facility of US$5 million to acquire a joint venture interest in the Blue Mountain Biogas Project near Milford, Utah. The note was issued by Geopower Energy's wholly owned US subsidiary and subscribed by accredited private investors. Investor demand exceeded the available subscriptions....

2014-03-01 23:03:51

Indonesia needs to further develop renewable energy projects, particularly geothermal power plants, to address the sustainable development drive and cope with increasing demand on electricity. GGS2014 regards this as a great opportunity for Indonesia's geothermal power industry market. (PRWEB) March 01, 2014 The Indonesia country energy minister Jero Wacik mentioned recently that Indonesia has many potential geothermal places to be explored and transferred to energy that would be very...

2014-02-28 23:24:45

The South African economy has been affected by recent power interruptions, highlighting the urgent need for concentrated solar power to improve energy efficiency. London, UK (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Eskom announced a power emergency last week, asking industrial users to reduce consumption by 10% and residential consumers to switch off air conditioners, lights, and non-essential appliances during peak times. Experts highlighted that with the introduction of a large number of renewable...

2014-02-27 08:24:22

Solar Financing Though Property Taxes Now Available in Select San Diego County Cities SAN DIEGO, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stellar Solar, one of California's leading commercial and residential solar integrators since 1998 has been authorized as a solar installer for the HERO program that was launched February 10 in select San Diego County cities. Residents in Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, San Marcos, and Solana Beach are able to participate in a new government solar financing...

2014-02-27 08:21:16

CHANGZHOU, China, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions and services, announced today that it has signed an EPC contract with Fresh Fruits Company, a food storage and logistics company in Amman, Jordan, for a 2 MW rooftop solar power plant on the company's stores and warehouses. Under the contract, Trina Solar is responsible for the engineering, procurement, and construction of...

2014-02-26 23:25:42

Namibian utility NamPower is the implementing agent for the execution of a new feasibility study to establish a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant with storage in the country. London , UK (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 NamPower and the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) are working on the feasibility of a CSP plant of at least 50 MW with storage. The final plant specifications will be confirmed through the feasibility study. As Margaret Mutschler, Head of Generation Projects at NamPower...

2014-02-25 12:22:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that its Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) program will open March 1, providing an estimated $8 million in grants for the purchase or conversion of alternative fuel vehicles. "We are pleased to bring back this program, which provided more than $5 million to companies, organizations and innovators for alternative fuel projects last...

2014-02-25 08:24:56

Innovative Business Model Helps India Businesses Safely Invest in Solar While Driving Growth for SunEdison CHENNAI, India and BELMONT, Calif., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunEdison (NYSE: SUNE), a leading solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today announced that it has commenced full-time operations at its 18 MW (megawatt) Tirunelveli solar power plant in Tamil Nadu. The park is designed to help commercial and industrial businesses easily own a...


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Incoming Solar Radiation Impacts By Various Weather Cycles
2012-07-23 11:19:47

The above image looks at the month of March for the three cycles known as Normal Phase, El-Nino, and La-Nina. The data was recorded for the city of Austin Texas. Remember this is just data for one month during these cycles. Normal: During this cycle incoming solar activity was upwards to 60% efficient for the month, producing enough solar energy that only 40% of the month would have not had strong incoming radiation. EL-Nino: This phase provided the area with an extended number of...

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Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.