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2014-10-22 23:03:36

Enki Technology, a pioneer in multi-functional coatings for solar applications, today announced that it was awarded a $2 million cooperative agreement by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative through its Solar Manufacturing Technology program to deploy a fully integrated solar glass coating manufacturing line at Flextronics' Customer Innovation Center in Milpitas, CA. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Enki Technology, a pioneer in multi-functional coatings for solar...

2014-10-22 23:01:52

Calling solar "critical to the United States" when it comes to meeting its future carbon reduction goals, Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today delivered the keynote address at Solar Power International (SPI), the largest solar trade show in America, co-sponsored by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Calling solar "critical to the United States" when it comes to meeting its future carbon reduction goals,...

2014-10-22 16:22:35

Mosaic will use funding to continue lowering customer acquisition costs for the solar industry OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mosaic, America's peer-to-peer solar finance company, today announced that it will receive its second cooperative award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. The Energy Department's $650,000 award will support Mosaic's fast growing business in solar lending and adds to its $2M award in 2012. The SunShot Initiative is driving...

2014-10-22 16:22:21

MIDDLEBURY, Vt., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Faraday, a data management platform that uncovers superior customer acquisition strategies for companies selling big-ticket purchases into households, has received a $1 million U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative award. The funding will support the development of the Faraday platform, which uses data analysis and visualization to improve conversion rates. Faraday's map-driven platform includes nearly a terabyte of data on 100...

2014-10-21 04:20:43

GUELPH, Ontario, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced its participation in upcoming investor conferences. -- 2014 ROTH Solar Symposium from 12pm to 4pm PDT on Wednesday October 22, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. -- CICC Investment Forum (Beijing) 2014 on Wednesday October 29, 2014 at the China World Hotel in Beijing. -- 2014 Credit Suisse New...

2014-10-20 23:07:37

IDS expands its streetscape elements range with Solispost—an innovative, solar-powered illuminated bollard designed for outdoor applications. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 ID Signsystems (IDS), recognized leader in architectural signage solutions, announces their new partnership with onthecase. ID Signsystems will be the sole distributor and manufacturer of Solispost in the North American market. With its self-contained energy source and low maintenance requirements, Solispost...

2014-10-20 12:23:47

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunrun, the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States, today announced a partnership with OutBack Power Technologies, Inc. to pilot renewable energy storage-based systems for a select group of Sunrun solar customers. OutBack Power is a designer and manufacturer of power conversion systems incorporating energy storage for off-grid and grid-connected renewable energy applications. As part of the pilot, Sunrun will...

2014-10-20 12:23:42

Autonomous Tracker Motors -Powered by the Sun- Enable System Owners to Minimize Costs, Increase Energy Output and Maximize Profits FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today NEXTracker unveiled its transformational self-powered tracking technology with the NEXTracker SPT. This new single-axis tracker eliminates power wiring to the tracker motors, reducing material and installation costs and making each tracker row truly 'plug 'n play.' This latest advancement...

2014-10-20 12:23:24

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Andalay Solar (OTCQB: WEST), a leading manufacturer of integrated solar power systems, announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") granted the company a new patent that covers key aspects of its solar system technology in recognition of the unique and proprietary nature of Andalay's core technology. The new patent (U.S. No. 8,813,460 B2) issued on August 26, 2014 is both seminal and broad, covering the Andalay solar...

2014-10-20 04:20:43

GUELPH, Ontario, Oct. 20, 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 will introduce a new, groundbreaking Diamond module at the upcoming Solar Power International (SPI) exhibition. The Diamond module, also known as the double module, utilizes heat-strengthened glass instead of the traditional polymer backsheet. The Diamond module is PID free with anti-PID cells...


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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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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.