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2011-08-02 14:02:53

Storing power is complicated and expensive, but very often, especially far away from the regular power grids, there is no way around large batteries for grid-independent electricity consumers. It would make more sense to use the electricity when it is generated. This becomes possible with the help of a smart energy management system. For fruits, cereals and leguminous plants such as oranges, wheat, beans and olives to grow in hot and dry climates, they must be irrigated regularly. And very...

2011-07-21 15:15:00

ST. LOUIS, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA), a global leader in performance materials and specialty chemicals, has been awarded contracts to supply its Therminol® VP-1 synthetic heat transfer fluid for two new solar power plants in Spain. The projects are each 50 MW solar power plants with thermal storage located in Extremadura, Spain. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081029/AQW096LOGO ) "Therminol heat transfer fluids continue to be...

2011-07-14 15:23:00

LOGAN, Utah, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Campbell Scientific offers pre-configured and custom automated data acquisition packages specifically designed for solar monitoring applications. The CST100 is one such system specifically designed for CST monitoring applications where active, direct normal and diffuse irradiance measurements are required. Typical uses include research & development, resource assessment, and performance monitoring of concentrated solar power (CSP) and...

2011-07-12 15:22:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At Intersolar North America, AREVA Solar highlighted the recent announcements of two major international concentrated solar power (CSP) projects that will use their solar steam generators. AREVA Solar designs, manufactures and installs solar steam generators for the global power generation and industrial steam needs of its customers. On June 18, the Australian Government selected the "Solar Dawn" 250-megawatt solar-thermal/gas hybrid power...

2011-07-11 07:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SolFocus announced today its latest Concentrator Photovoltaic (CPV) solution -- the SF-1136SX. The new SolFocus CPV array produces more power and also reduces field assembly time by over 50%, allowing for extremely rapid installation at much lower cost. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110711/NY32597 ) The new design capitalizes on the success of the company's proven SF-1100P concentrator panel, but increases the level of...

2011-07-07 11:02:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SolarReserve, a U.S. developer of large-scale solar power projects, today announced that the company received the "Increased Dispatchability Solution of the Year" award for the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project at the 5th CSP Today USA Summit, held June 29-30. SolarReserve's solar power tower with molten salt storage technology was recognized for its ability to generate power on-demand, and 24-hours-a-day. (Logo:...

2011-07-06 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's first full-scale installation for Pyron Solar's (www.pyronsolar.com) unique concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar energy system has achieved a milestone with performance results from a prototype test site that measured the power-production of Pyron's floating CPV system. Pyron Solar's numbers published are significantly stronger than those from any conventional solar technology in the global renewable energy market. (Photo:...

2011-06-24 13:12:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Intersolar North America, the premier solar industry exhibition and conference in North America for solar professionals to exchange information and develop business opportunities in the U.S. solar market, is featuring next-generation solar products and cutting edge technologies from around 800 exhibitors. With registered visitors representing 62 countries and exhibiting companies from 30 countries, Intersolar North America provides a true global...

2011-06-16 07:00:00

WASHINGTON and BOSTON, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. solar energy industry continued to be one of the fastest growing economic sectors in Q1 2011 according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight(TM): Q1 2011 released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®) and GTM Research. Cumulative grid-connected solar electric installations exceeded 2.85 gigawatts (GW), enough to power nearly 600,000 homes. In Q1 2011, 252 megawatts (MW) of...


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