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2014-02-25 08:25:17

Lumos LSX is the only solar module to achieve a Class 4 hail rating BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boulder, Colorado based Lumos Solar announced today that their LSX frameless solar module has undergone durability testing "never-before-seen in the solar industry" and has emerged unscathed. Test modules underwent extreme architectural grade hail testing to confirm that LSX is the industry's most impact resistant solar module. LSX's 6mm frontsheet glass sets it apart...

2014-02-25 08:24:56

Innovative Business Model Helps India Businesses Safely Invest in Solar While Driving Growth for SunEdison CHENNAI, India and BELMONT, Calif., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunEdison (NYSE: SUNE), a leading solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today announced that it has commenced full-time operations at its 18 MW (megawatt) Tirunelveli solar power plant in Tamil Nadu. The park is designed to help commercial and industrial businesses easily own a...

2014-02-24 23:02:21

"emPOWER Arizona" is state's first comprehensive energy plan in more than 20 years. Scottsdale, Ariz. (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Policy leaders, industry partners and energy experts gathered at ASU SkySong Feb. 20 to discuss the future of solar energy in Arizona at Arizona Solar Summit IV. The event featured the first public unveiling of the state’s new master energy plan, “emPOWER Arizona: Executive Energy Assessment and Pathways.” Gov. Jan Brewer signed the executive...

2014-02-24 08:23:07

GUELPH, Ontario, Feb. 24, 2013 /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 18MW of photovoltaic ("PV") modules to Hitachi, Ltd. ("Hitachi") for a solar power project in Japan. The project is owned by Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation with Hitachi as its EPC contractor. "Quality and reliability are key...

2014-02-21 23:23:28

DIY Solar Water Heater designed by Tom Hayden is the latest program that teaches people how to make a solar energy system. A full review on the site Vinamy.com indicates if DIY Solar Water Heater is worth buying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 DIY Solar Water Heater is the latest program that teaches people how to build their own solar water heater easily, and how to save up to 33% off their electric bill every month while helping the environment. The program also covers...

2014-02-21 08:23:13

Leading Spontaneous Construction in Solar Rich Texas AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Butler Firm, PLLC is proud to assist First Solar in the beginning stages of the 22 MW Barilla Solar Project in Pecos County, Texas. Construction on Phase I of the 22 MW utility solar plant was announced January 22, 2014 and is on track to begin commercial operation mid year. The Butler Firm team proudly performed legal and regulatory services on behalf of this truly ground-breaking...

Artificial Leaf Jumps Developmental Hurdle
2014-02-19 13:11:38

Arizona State University In a recent early online edition of Nature Chemistry, ASU scientists, along with colleagues at Argonne National Laboratory, have reported advances toward perfecting a functional artificial leaf. Designing an artificial leaf that uses solar energy to convert water cheaply and efficiently into hydrogen and oxygen is one of the goals of BISfuel – the Energy Frontier Research Center, funded by the Department of Energy, in the Department of Chemistry and...

2014-02-18 23:29:29

Green DIY Energy is the latest program that teaches people how to make a wind generator or solar power generator. A full review on the site Vinamy.com indicates if Green DIY Energy is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 Green DIY Energy is the latest program that reveals to people the secrets of building a solar energy system. The program also teaches them how to maintain their solar panel system. In addition, in this program, people will learn how to hook up multiple...

Solar-induced Hybrid Fuel Cell Converts Biomass To Electricity
2014-02-18 14:10:31

John Toon - Georgia Institute of Technology Although low temperature fuel cells powered by methanol or hydrogen have been well studied, existing low temperature fuel cell technologies cannot directly use biomass as a fuel because of the lack of an effective catalyst system for polymeric materials. Now, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new type of low-temperature fuel cell that directly converts biomass to electricity with assistance from a catalyst...

2014-02-17 16:20:19

DANVILLE, Calif., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 11-year old Dublin Ranch Golf Course (DRGC) Board was in a quandary to control the $21,000/year operating costs for 140,000 gallon pool with surrounding lighting. In addition, the large concrete deck surrounding the pool offered no shade. The association's management company, Common Interest Management Services, Inc., helped the DRGC Board adopt an innovative approach: a solar shade system with over 100 solar panels with micro-inverters...


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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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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
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