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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...

2014-05-17 23:00:58

Innovative Solar Systems’ 35 MW solar farm project in Cleveland County has been approved for interconnection to Duke Energy’s electrical grid, the company learned this past week. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) May 17, 2014 The large-scale solar farm developer in Asheville, N.C., said Friday the company will be securing an owner, financing, and investor for this project now that it has passed the last hurdle of Duke Approvals. The project should be commissioned and on line in mid- to late-2015....

2014-05-17 23:00:25

Markets Research Reports.biz added deep and professional market research reports on "Global Solar Glass Market: Focus On China 2014-2019" analysis and overview. Albany, NY (PRWEB) May 18, 2014 The report entitled “Global Solar Glass Market: Trends & Opportunities (2014-2019)" provide an insight into the market dynamics and various trends and challenges associated with the solar glass market. The report gives a detail insight into volume demand of solar glass over the...

2014-05-15 23:01:41

Innovative Solar Systems, LLC is nearing final approvals for the largest solar farm project in North Carolina to date, an 80MW project in Hope Mills, NC. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 The 80MW solar farm project, Innovative Solar 46, located on 450 acres of pristine farm land in Hope Mills, NC will be the largest solar project to be built in the state of North Carolina to date. Innovative Solar Systems has quickly become the largest designer and developer of large scale solar farm...

2014-05-14 23:10:10

Cal Poly students complete working solar cooking prototype. San Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Cal Poly engineering and physics students in San Luis Obispo are collaborating with a German development team to help residents of some of the world's most undeveloped locations cook food with solar energy. The students' goal is to create a working solar concentrator that can be produced in poor villages simply and inexpensively as a viable cooking option for those presently...

2014-05-12 23:08:02

American Solar Direct, a Leading Residential Solar Provider, Earns Distinction for Company’s Strong Growth, Superior Operations; Unique Customer Focus Among Many Reasons for Success Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 American Solar Direct (ASD) was named a finalist in the 2014 American Business Awards as company of the year in the energy sector, and for being among the fastest-growing companies with less than 2,500 employees. The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier...

2014-05-12 23:04:49

Transparency Market Research published new report "Green Energy (Solar PV, Wind energy, Hydroelectric power, Bio-fuels, Geothermal energy) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Albany, New York (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Green Energy (Solar PV, Wind energy, Hydroelectric power, Bio-fuels, Geothermal energy) Market - Global...


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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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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