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2014-05-28 23:00:22

Driven by strong year-over-year growth in the utility and residential markets, the United States installed 1,330 megawatts of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the first quarter of 2014, according to a new report by the Solar Energy Industries Association and GTM Research. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Driven by strong year-over-year growth in the utility and residential markets, the United States installed 1,330 megawatts of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the first quarter of 2014....

2014-05-27 16:22:00

~ Financing now readily available for efficiency improvements in subscribing counties ORLANDO, Fla., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Florida PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) Funding Agency (Agency) through its EVest Program today announced that $200 million in financing is now available to property owners in subscribing local government jurisdictions for qualifying energy efficiency, renewable generation and wind-resistance home or commercial business improvements or repairs....

2014-05-27 04:20:38

SAN RAMON, Calif., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company" or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that it was selected to power South Carolina's first solar farm. The Colleton Solar Farm, located near Walterboro, South Carolina is owned and operated by TIG Energy I, LLC, a member of The InterTech Group, Inc. The Colleton Solar Farm utilizes 10,010 Canadian Solar CS6X-300P "Max Power" modules...

2014-05-25 23:02:47

ResearchMoz.us include new market research report "Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Systems: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020" to its huge collection of research reports. Albany, New York (PRWEB) May 25, 2014 Researchmoz presents this most up-to-date research on "Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Systems: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020". The report focuses primarily on quantitative market metrics in order...

2014-05-21 12:51:48

American Chemical Society Turning the "hydrogen economy" concept into a reality, even on a small scale, has been a bumpy road, but scientists are developing a novel way to store hydrogen to smooth out the long-awaited transition away from fossil fuels. Their report on a new solid, stable material that can pack in a large amount of hydrogen that can be used as a fuel appears in the ACS journal Chemistry of Materials. Umit B. Demirci and colleagues explain that storing hydrogen in solids...

2014-05-20 20:20:52

PACE allows property owners to make homes more energy- and water-efficient with tax deductible financing paid through property taxes LOS ANGELES, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today to enable residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing for homeowners residing in cities within the county that have passed resolutions authorizing the mechanism. Forty-two Los Angeles County cities that recently adopted resolutions to make...

2014-05-20 16:22:29

The National Solar Conference comes to San Francisco, July 6-10 BOULDER, Colo., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The 43(rd) National Solar Conference (SOLAR 2014), hosted by the American Solar Energy Society in San Francisco (July 6-10), will feature a rich variety of presentations on high-efficiency architecture, under the Solar Buildings track. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140520/89665 The program includes 47 papers and panels, from 22 universities and a dozen design and...

Data-rich Predictive Models Help Decide Which Consumers Buy Solar Equipment And Why
2014-05-20 03:39:23

DOE/Sandia National Laboratories In an effort to better understand what persuades people to buy photovoltaic (PV) systems for their homes, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are gathering data on consumer motivations that can feed sophisticated computer models and thus lead to greater use of solar energy. A primary goal of the project is to help increase the nation's share of solar energy in the electricity market from its current share of less than .05 percent to at least 14...

2014-05-19 23:02:47

Optimizing Performance, Lifetime and Return on Investment for Solar Shanghai, China (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions (DuPont) is highlighting how materials matter to help improve the performance, lifetime and return on investment (ROI) for solar energy systems during SNEC, May 20 – 22, 2014 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. The DuPont booth (W4-555) will feature the latest advanced materials, as well as solar panels made with DuPont materials from China...

2014-05-19 12:23:10

Clean Fund purchases $30 million portfolio ROCKY HILL, Conn., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA), Connecticut's green bank, and Clean Fund, a specialty Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) finance provider, today announced the securitization of a portfolio of CEFIA-financed Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy transactions. The sale, which will fund a total portfolio of $30 million of commercial PACE benefit assessment liens...


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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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