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2014-03-07 23:04:56

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells. Global market for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells is projected to reach US$22.8 billion by 2020, driven by growing focus on solar power amidst depleting fossil fuel reserves and rising greenhouse gas emissions, and increasing investments from governments. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn - Rising concerns over depletion of fossil fuel reserves and the relentless pursuit of...

Promising News For Solar Fuels from Berkeley Lab Researchers
2014-03-07 15:04:01

Berkeley Lab There’s promising news from the front on efforts to produce  fuels through artificial photosynthesis. A new study by Berkeley Lab researchers at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) shows that nearly 90-percent of the electrons generated by a hybrid material designed to store solar energy in hydrogen are being stored in the target hydrogen molecules. Gary Moore, a chemist and principal investigator with Berkeley Lab’s Physical Biosciences Division, led...

2014-03-06 23:27:15

Affordable and accessible utility solar project development program launches in Georgia. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 The Bright Spaces program, launched by solar panel development and installation company Creative Solar USA, brings a unique concept to commercial customers in Georgia. Bright Spaces is a solar development program designed to leverage local utility provider’s, such as Georgia Power and Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA), solar energy initiative programs, which...

2014-03-05 23:28:47

Solar integrators, solar mounting manufacturers and clean energy advocates oppose legislating rate increase on net-metering solar customers; preferring Public Service Commission research and analysis to legislation. American Fork, UT (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 As Utah's 2014 Legislative session begins, Rocky Mountain Power residential customers with solar panels participating in their net-metering system could face unexpected increases in their electricity bill and those considering...

2014-03-04 23:32:27

In Lieu of Making a Payment for its New Solar System, the Water District Enrolled in HelioPower’s Power Purchase Agreement Murrieta, Ca (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 With a clever bit of planning, the Clearlake Oaks County Water District turned its solar power system from HelioPower into a local stimulus program of sorts. HelioPower is installing a 220 kW solar power system at one of the Water District’s treatment plants. Instead of making a hefty upfront payment for the system, the...

2014-03-04 23:00:15

Continuing its explosive growth, the U.S. solar industry had a record-shattering year in 2013. According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) Solar Market Insight Year in Review 2013, The U.S. installed 2,106 megawatts in the fourth quarter alone, making Q4 2013 by far the largest quarter in the history of the U.S. market, exceeding the next largest quarter by 60 percent. Washington, DC and Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 Continuing its explosive...

2014-03-04 08:24:20

CHANGZHOU, China, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar Limited (TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a global leader in photovoltaic ("PV") modules, solutions, and services, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2013. Fourth Quarter 2013 Financial and Operating Highlights -- Solar module shipments were 770.1 MW during the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to 774.6 MW in the third quarter of 2013 -- Net revenues were...

2014-03-03 04:21:14

SAN FRANCISCO, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ET Solar Energy Corp. ("ET Solar"), a leading smart solutions provider, announces that it has entered into the UK market and has started to construct an 8.4 MWp ground mounted solar power plant. The 8.4 MWp solar project is close to the village of Bridgewater in Somerset, about 40 miles southwest of Bristol. ET Solar has acquired the project rights from a local developer. ET Solar also acts as the full EPC service provider for this...

2014-03-01 23:01:05

With the influx of large solar farms being developed in the Ivanpah Valley, developers will need to look at security measures to protect their assets. A wide area thermal surveillance system like HGH Infrared System's Spynel could help in monitoring these vast and remote desert areas. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) March 01, 2014 Last week, the United States Department of the Interior approved two additional solar projects in the Ivanpah Valley area of the Mojave Desert. These two projects...

2014-02-27 08:21:16

CHANGZHOU, China, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions and services, announced today that it has signed an EPC contract with Fresh Fruits Company, a food storage and logistics company in Amman, Jordan, for a 2 MW rooftop solar power plant on the company's stores and warehouses. Under the contract, Trina Solar is responsible for the engineering, procurement, and construction of...


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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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