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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...

2014-05-20 12:23:55

DUBLIN, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5flmjl/cigs) has announced the addition of the "Global CIGS Photovoltaics Market Report: 2014 and Beyond" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769The industry shakeout in CIGS PV has been brutal. In 2010 there were more than 25 companies with plans for over 1 GW of capacity, but to date only Solar Frontier has achieved the goal. As the shakeout...

2014-05-20 04:20:20

SAN FRANCISCO, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ET Solar Energy Corp. ("ET Solar"), a leading smart energy solutions provider, announces its global launch of Cell Optimizer Module ("COM"). As an innovator that adopts maximum power point tracking chips, ET Solar developed COM that offers maximum power tracking of individual solar cell string on real-time basis and thus achieves cell string-level power optimization. The product represents a significant enhancement from the conventional...

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 12:23:22

DUBLIN, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rzvfcv/middle_east_and) has announced the addition of the "Middle East & Africa Solar Tracker Market - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Tracking technology allows solar panels to track the movement of sun and enhance its output efficiency by 20% to 40% as compared to a...

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....

2014-05-15 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 23:12:36

The multinational has supplied over 38MWp in horizontal solar trackers in Mexico. MECASOLAR is attending the 3rd edition of Solar Power Mexico on 28 and 29 May, the leading solar power event for trade members, which PROINSO is also attending. (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 The companies in the OPDE Group MECASOLAR and PROINSO will take part on 28 and 29 May in the 3rd edition of Solar Power Mexico, the leading show in the solar power industry to take place in Mexico City. MECASOLAR, a multinational...

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...

2014-05-13 12:24:54

Solar Module Donation to Benefit Homeboy Industries Trainees BELMONT, Calif., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunEdison (NYSE: SUNE), a leading solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services today announced that it has donated 20 photovoltaic solar modules to a vocational program that helps former gang members contribute to their community. The donation was made in support of Homeboy Industries, a Los Angeles organization that helps high-risk, formerly...


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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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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