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2014-10-02 12:28:42

LONDON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This broad-ranging report on supercapacitors and supercabatteries has up to date ten year forecasts and analysis of market, applications, technology, patent and profit trends and the manufacturers and researchers involved.55% of the manufacturers and intending manufacturers of supercapacitors/supercabatteries (EDLC, AEDLC) are in East Asia, 28% are in North America but Europe is fast asleep at only 7%. Yet, being used for an increasing number of...

2014-10-02 12:24:11

The modular design of Winergy's HybridDrive minimizes the complexity and the cost of service for wind energy producers MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of gearboxes for the wind energy market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Winergy with the 2013 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Differentiation Excellence. Winergy's HybridDrive drivetrain with its higher torque-to-weight ratio, as well as lower length and mass, diminishes the...

2014-10-02 12:24:08

LONDON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spent nuclear fuel (SNF) or used nuclear fuel is fuel that has been irradiated in a nuclear power reactor at a nuclear power plant. Spent nuclear fuel contains plutonium, uranium or even thorium that has been permanently withdrawn from the nuclear reactor. There are many different types of spent nuclear fuel that are stored worldwide today. Some of the categories of SNF include materials production fuels, naval nuclear propulsion fuel, research...

2014-10-02 12:23:59

LONDON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The concentrated solar power industry is bound to be one of the biggest and most efficient in the coming times ahead. If utilized to its full potential, it could end up providing for the world's 25% energy needs by 2050. Currently there is 679 MW of installed CSP capacity worldwide and more than 2000 MW under development. The United States is the biggest producer of it presently with a total of about 63% market share, followed next by its Spanish...

2014-10-02 12:23:56

LONDON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The harnessing of solar energy is not new in fact, development of solar energy dates back more than 100 years, to the middle of the industrial revolution. Solar energy is pollution-free, an important benefit when the cost of removing pollutants from the environment is considered. For example, a typical SWH system will, over its lifetime, displace 10.5 tons of CO2 if replacing a natural gas system, or 71.5 tons if replacing an electric system.The...

2014-10-02 12:23:45

LOUISVILLE, Colo., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kersey, a rural Colorado town, has taken another progressive step in sustainability. On Friday, October 10th, Kersey will be hosting a ribbon cutting event for the new solar array which provides 100% of the annual energy needs of their modern sequential batch reactor waste water treatment plant. The project is the result of cooperation between the developer/builder Bella Energy, The Town of Kersey, and The Atmosphere Conservancy who...

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2014-10-02 03:00:12

Janet Lathrop, University of Massachusetts at Amherst UMass Amherst scientists use graphene in new energy conversion architecture Using a bio-mimicking analog of one of nature’s most efficient light-harvesting structures, blades of grass, an international research team led by Alejandro Briseno of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has taken a major step in developing long-sought polymer architecture to boost power-conversion efficiency of light to electricity for use in...

2014-10-02 08:22:32

GUELPH, Ontario, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., has closed the sale of three solar power plants, William Rutley, Liskeard 3 and Liskeard 4, totaling 30 MW AC and valued at over C$180 million ($161.2 million) to TransCanada Corporation (TSX, NYSE: TRP) ("TransCanada"). The William...

2014-10-02 08:22:29

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Energy Storage North America (ESNA), the most influential gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage, opened this week to record attendance, a sold-out exhibition floor, and recognition of the 2014 ESNA Innovation Award winners. With more than 1,300 pre-registered attendees from 26 countries, 50 exhibitors, nearly 110 speakers and 40+ conference sessions, ESNA 2014 is a reflection of the surging global...

2014-10-01 23:01:46

Pick My Solar provides bids, evaluation and advocacy to make shopping solar easy. Los Angeles, Calif. (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 There’s no denying that solar power is an innovation whose time has come. According to GTM Research’s U.S. Solar Market Insight Report, in 2013, a new solar system was installed every four minutes, and projections suggest that the industry will keep on growing. By 2016, GTM anticipates a new solar installation every 80 seconds, or 362,000 installations within...


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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
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.