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Nature Inspires More Efficient Design For Capturing Solar Energy
2012-01-11 13:42:52

A team of researchers from MIT and Aachen University in Germany have engineered a new kind of concentrated solar power (CSP) plant that allows for a greater yield of energy on a smaller area of land. And the progressive-thinking scientists say they got their inspiration for the design from was Mother Nature herself. In the journal Solar Energy, the transatlantic team recently reported that by arranging the mirrors, or ℠heliostats´, of solar devices in spiral formations they can...

2012-01-11 05:15:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With thousands more Californians expected to install solar on their rooftops in 2012, residential provider American Solar Direct today offered nine essential factors for homeowners to consider when seeking their energy independence. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110926/LA75289LOGO) "Producing electricity from your own rooftop is getting easier and more affordable. The trends we saw in 2011 - primarily,...

2012-01-06 08:00:00

Bobzio.com is initiating a new practice to promote homes demonstrating sustainable building design and construction techniques. Any home owner seeking to advertize a home for a vacation rental can contact bobzio.com for this special promotion offer. Cape San Blas Florida (PRWEB) January 06, 2012 Doing the right thing is a total life commitment. One of the principles to be conscious of is the amount of waste we create. A big source of waste is due to energy usage of our homes. The...

2011-12-28 10:50:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SunWater Solar, Inc. and Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) today announced new solar thermal systems at two affordable housing buildings in the heart of San Francisco's Tenderloin District. The two systems, consisting of 40 solar collectors and 24 collectors, respectively, garnered a total of $85,867 in California Solar Initiative-Thermal (CSI-Thermal) rebates. One hundred percent of this rebate money was used to...

2011-12-21 07:20:00

ELKRIDGE, Md., Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent economic uncertainty has done little to quell the growth of solar energy, according to Maryland-based Solar Energy World, the region's leading installer of commercial and residential solar power systems and solar hot water systems. The company rode the rising tide of the solar energy industry, more than doubling the size of its revenues over last year and adding more than 40 jobs to the local economy. "More and more consumers...

2011-12-07 08:00:00

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ed Murray, President of Aztec Solar, Inc recently accepted a Board of Directors seat with the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Murray has identified increased awareness of and support for commercial and residential solar water heating (SWH) technology as his goal for SEIA in 2012. Murray brings to SEIA 35 years of experience as an expert in SWH and solar PV...

2011-11-17 09:39:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sungevity®, Inc., recognized as a national leader in solar innovation and customer satisfaction, today announced that it is expanding internationally by taking an equity stake in new Dutch solar company, Zonline. Through the partnership, Sungevity will provide Zonline with its proprietary software tools, including the company's remote solar design services and brand identity assets, enabling the new Dutch company to quickly...

2011-11-08 03:00:00

CHESTER, UK, November 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - More than 26 million adults would rather wrap up with a jumper - Swap providers NOW to save money on winter energy bills, says MoneySupermarket.com The combination of unseasonal warmer days and colder nights is causing conflict among households across the UK over whether to turn the heating on or slip on an extra layer of clothing, according to research by MoneySupermarket.com...

2011-10-21 11:15:00

JUNO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Oct. 27, 2011, Florida Power & Light Company customers interested in installing solar-powered upgrades to their homes and businesses can apply for 2012 incentive funding. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110301/FL56993LOGO ) As part of an ongoing pilot program approved by the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) to help reduce energy consumption and peak demand, rebates for 2012 will be available on a first-come,...

2011-10-19 09:00:00

BEIJING, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Solar & Clean Energy Solutions, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CSOL) ('CSOL' or the 'Company'), a premier manufacturer and distributor of solar water heaters, space heating devices, and integrated low carbon solutions providers in the People's Republic of China, today announced the entry of the Share Transfer and Investment Agreement with Beijing Northern Solar Facilities Co., Ltd. and its seven (7) individual shareholders (the "selling...