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2014-08-25 16:20:48

Project Designed to Mesh with Existing Electric Grid While Withstanding Extreme Weather Conditions and Providing a Clean, Reliable and Affordable Electricity Source APIA, Independent Samoa, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunWize Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of sustainable energy solutions, today announced that it completed the installation of a 546 kW solar electric system for the Independent State of Samoa. The project with Samoa's power utility, Electric Power Corporation...

2014-08-25 08:29:28

VANCOUVER, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Finavera Wind Energy Inc. ('Finavera Wind Energy', 'Finavera' or the 'Company') (TSX-V: FVR) is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement on August 22(nd), 2014 to acquire 100% of the equity of Solar Alliance of America, Inc., a corporation under the laws of California ('Solar Alliance'), in a transaction valued at $6 million USD. Under the terms of the agreement, Finavera will acquire Solar Alliance for $4 million USD in cash and $2...

2014-08-22 23:03:26

Innovative Solar Systems, LLC has received approval and has a 40MW Solar Farm project that is construction ready in Bladen County, North Carolina. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Innovative Solar Systems is a developer of large Utility Scale Solar Farm projects here in the United States and is very excited to announce approval on the company’s upcoming 40MW solar farm in Ivanhoe, NC. This project will employ approximately 135,000 solar panels which will be located on a pristine...

Solar power with a view
2014-08-22 03:45:01

Tom Oswald and Richard Lunt, Michigan State University A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word...

2014-08-22 08:22:13

DUBLIN, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Concentrated Solar Power (Parabolic Trough, Tower, Fresnel and Dish Sterling) Market - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2020" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 This research study analyzes the market size of Concentrated Solar Power, in terms of volume (MW installed) and revenue (USD million). CSP market has been...

2014-08-21 08:23:31

CHANGZHOU, China, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a global leader in photovoltaic ("PV") modules, solutions, and services, today announced the company's new Duo-Max module, a 72-cell frameless dual glass module (the PEG14 and PDG14 series), has received quality certifications, including the IEC61215, IEC 61730 and UL1703 standards, from world-leading independent testing and certification organizations, UL and TUV...

2014-08-20 23:06:27

New solar-powered car ventilation system offers U.S. consumers an improved and more effective way to keep car interiors cool. (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 A solar-powered car ventilation system, Kulcar, offers the U.S. consumer market an improved, more effective way to keep car interiors cool. Gone are the days when car owners needed to touch hot steering wheels and seat belt buckles while inhaling dangerous fumes in their own vehicles. Kulcar’s convenient size and design allows it to easily...

2014-08-20 16:21:57

6th Annual Event in Atlanta Offers Broad Solar Policy Overview ATLANTA, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- On Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, Keynote Speaker Barry Shear, CEO of Eagle Point Solar, will detail his two-year legal struggle to provide third-party power in Iowa at the 6th Annual Southern Solar Summit. The event will take place in the GTRI Conference Center at 250 14(th) St, NW, Atlanta, GA. The Eagle Point case went all the way to the state supreme court and was hailed...

2014-08-20 08:23:15

GUELPH, Ontario, Aug. 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 its wholly-owned subsidiary, Canadian Solar Solutions Inc., has completed the sale of Good Light, a 10 megawatt ("MW") AC solar power plant located in the town of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada, valued at over C$66.0 million ($60.3 million) to a BluEarth Renewables Inc. subsidiary ("BluEarth")....

2014-08-20 08:23:06

SHANGHAI, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar" or the "Company") (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the solar PV industry, today announced that it will supply 40 MW of solar PV modules to 8i S.A. ("8i"), a solar development company, for a solar power project in Chile. 8i will be the owner, project developer and EPC for this project. According to the terms of the agreement, delivery of the solar PV modules will begin in the fourth quarter of 2014. The...


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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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  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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