Archive for the ‘Solar industry’ Category

User-friendly Solar Technology Unfurled!

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

SoloPower Inc. in California is set to actually unroll its interesting product in Portland. The company has ventured out to set up a factory in Portland to manufacture flexible solar panels!

According to the company, the flexible solar panels are designed to blanket rooftops like carpet and so, its target audience is buildings with big-box roofs that can’t support the weight of conventional solar panels. Initially, the company was little worried about the response from the potential buyers in the market. But, all thanks to prospective customers’ interest, response and willingness to pay a premium for much user-friendly product, the anxiety was transformed into confidence of being able to satisfy future customers’ demands for company’s world-class product, said the officials of SoloPower Inc. And so, company’s first commercial-size plant relies on industrial customers. (more…)

Big Y Food Takes Initial Step in Multi-Project Solar Proposal

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

A solar array has been installed at the new Big Y supermarket in Lee, MA by Real Goods Solar, Smart Energy Capital and Hudson Energy Solar. The setup provides 15% of the building’s annual electricity needs. (more…)

Trina Solar Ready to Separate its Photovoltaic Module and Systems Units

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

On 11 September, 2012, Trina Solar Ltd. (TSL) revealed plans to shape its business by separating photovoltaic module and system units. This step was taken after the Chinese solar products maker made plans to reduce costs because of increasing competition in solar PV industry. (more…)

London: Likely to Enjoy Solar Panels on Rooftops

Monday, September 10th, 2012

All thanks to ‘London Hydro’ and its offer of developing solar projects in the city, the residents of London hope to see the solar panels finally installed. If the council committee accepts the offer, London will be taking one more step to harness solar energy – one of the readily-available energies.

To discuss the offer and the project as a whole, a meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. ‘Strategy of creating solar panels on the rooftops of municipal buildings in London’ will be the agenda of this meeting. (more…)

Largest Solar Highway in United States Opens up in Oregon

Monday, August 27th, 2012

If you are traveling to Oregon in the future, take a step back to visit the nation’s largest 1.75-megawatt (MW) solar highway project at Baldock Solar Station near Wilsonville, Oregon. (more…)

US Solar Power Project in Bihar

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Schanti Partners, a US based agency in New York, is interested in investing INR 580 crore for setting up a solar energy project in Kaimur district of Bihar. (more…)

Open Space Solar Projects In Threat

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Solar energy installers and developers in New Jersey are against a proposal, that is detrimental to open space solar projects. The proposal if passed would make it difficult for the developers to get local sanctions for open space solar projects featuring solar panels mounted on  ground. (more…)

Bill Gates Funds Solar Powered Toilet

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Prototype concept for the Self-Contained, PV-powered Domestic Toilet and Wastewater Treatment System (Credit: Brian Lee)

Bill Gates is bettering the future of the developing world by investing in development of a solar-powered toilet. The world’s leading philanthropist has backed the plans of California Institute of Technology by handing over a $100,000 prize to their work on a self-contained toilet whose solar-powered system recycles water and breaks down human waste into storable energy. (more…)

A New Lease of Life for Remote Indian Villages

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Until a few years back, life in Meerwada used to go back to the Stone Age when demand for electricity deserted its residents. Kerosene lamps was the only source of light as villagers struggled to carry out their basic household chores.

But today the picture has changed as kids read their book with ease, fans provide relief in brutal summers and people enjoy their routine chores under the light. All this has been possible only because Meerwada was picked up by a US solar firm, SunEdison to test its business models who took on the initial but costly expense of installing hi-tech solar panels.
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Work on World’s Largest Solar Bridge Underway at Blackfriars

Monday, July 9th, 2012

The world’s largest solar bridge at Brackfriars train station platform in London, is halfway complete as the 2,200th solar panel by Panasonic was installed on the roof of the station. Upon completion, more than 4,400 solar panels installed by Solar Century will generate 900,000 kWh of electricity a year. (more…)