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2014-04-22 16:23:15

Intersolar North America Expands Energy Storage Exhibition Segment, Unveils Conference Sessions Dedicated to the Latest Innovations and Market Policies SAN FRANCISCO, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intersolar North America, the most attended industry exhibition and conference in North America for solar professionals to exchange information and develop business opportunities, is expanding its focus on energy storage for the 2014 event. Intersolar North America exhibition will feature a host of...

2014-04-22 08:24:54

NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced a $5 million impact investment in Little Sun, creators of portable, solar-powered lamps designed by co-founders: artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen. The company works with local entrepreneurs to sell its lamps to households where electricity is scarce or unavailable, at prices that are affordable to families currently using costly and toxic kerosene for their lighting. Little...

2014-04-22 08:24:50

GUELPH, Ontario, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company" or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that it has been awarded a module supply agreement to provide 43MW of photovoltaic ("PV") modules to the second largest solar power plant project in Japan. "We are proud to announce this large module supply agreement to provide our high efficiency modules to the second largest solar power...

2014-04-22 08:24:35

ALBANY, New York, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Green Energy (Solar PV, Wind energy, Hydroelectric power, Bio-fuels, Geothermal energy) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the global green energy market is projected to have a market size of USD 831.99 billion by 2019. This growth is estimated to come at a CAGR of 8.3% from 2013 to 2019....

2014-04-21 16:22:13

Adopts SAPC Industry Working Group Residential and Commercial Standards NEW YORK, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercatus, Inc., the leading enterprise level investment analysis and decision making platform for solar energy investors, has formally adopted the Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) Working Group standard contract documents for both residential and commercial solar. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE)'s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) convened the SAPC...

2014-04-21 08:21:40

WALNUT, Calif., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunvalley Solar, Inc. (SSOL), a leading solar power technology and solar system integration company, announced today that it has been awarded a new 1,122KW solar system installation contract from Wreden Ranch in Handord, CA. The 1,122KW contract is for a system capable of generating 2,096,352Wh of electrical power annually. The system utilizes 3,740 pieces of high-efficiency 300-watt poly-crystalline solar panels. "This is definitely a...

2014-04-16 23:06:12

According to data released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), a growing sector of the industry has reached a major milestone, with 5 million square feet of building-integrated solar air heating collectors now installed in North America. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 According to data released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), a growing sector of the industry has reached a major milestone, with 5 million square feet of...

2014-04-16 23:05:41

A solar entrepreneur and recreational survivalist has designed SunJack, a 20 Watt solar powered quick-charger and battery pack system for on-the-go power—and as a first step to clean energy independence for the people of Papua New Guinea. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Harold Tan, a solar entrepreneur and recreational survivalist, has launched a new Kickstarter campaign to build and market SunJack, the world’s most portable 20-Watt solar charger and battery pack for...

2014-04-16 08:23:32

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Andalay Solar, Inc. is very pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has appointed Steven Chan as CEO and President, effective April 22, 2014. Mr. Chan will be tasked with the full commercialization of the Andalay Solar product offering and deepening its distribution globally in addition to many initiatives the Board has presented him. As a solar industry veteran with years of experience at NRG Energy, GCL-Poly Energy Holdings...

2014-04-15 12:23:31

DANVERS, Mass., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Solaire Generation's first Long Span 360 solar carport system was recently commissioned at the Danversport Yacht Club, bringing 253 kW more renewable energy to the Bay State. The Long Span 360, Solaire's latest patent pending solar carport design, is a unique architectural solar structure that optimizes a parking lot's generating capacity by spanning two parallel parking rows as well as the internal drive aisle. The Long Span's...


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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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