Posts Tagged ‘clean energy’

Japan Green Signal to 1780 MW Clean Energy Projects

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

In Japan, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has given a green signal to clean energy projects totalling around 1,780 megawatts of capacity. This decision has been taken under a government incentive program, which increases dependence on solar power up to 83% until the end of September. (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…)

Solar Cells that Can Be Put Any Where

Monday, March 12th, 2012
Photo courtesy of the Lemelson-MIT Program

Photo courtesy of the Lemelson-MIT Program

Meet a new solar cell that can go anywhere with you. It’s amazing to know that your windows, curtains and wallpaper will harvest energy form the sunlight in the future. (more…)

Floating Solar Panels: Vision of The Future

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Floating solar panels, an invention of its own kind is ready to add a new page in the history. It is great to acknowledge that such a kind of creation is another step to clean energy. (more…)

Austin Chemist Proposes Significant Increase in Solar Cells Efficiency

Monday, January 16th, 2012

A professor of chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin, Xiaoyang Zhu, and his team have successfully discovered a method to increase the efficiency of conventional solar cells. Their research reveals that the number of electrons gathered from one photon of sunlight can be doubled using an organic plastic semiconductor material. (more…)

Solar Developers Look for Land in Massachusetts

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Though the future does not seem much brighter for solar power developers, recent developments could now turn the town into solar capital of New England, said Jack Hunter, Carver’s planning director.

He also quoted that solar players’ demand for land could change growers’ future who were selling their land to real estate developers though housing sector was not doing well.

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Enel to Develop World’s First Hybrid Solar-Geothermal Power Plant

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Ormat, the world’s largest geothermal developer, shifted its business into the solar market in 2009 and involved its power plant construction expertise to make solar PV (or CSP) plants in Israel. (more…)

Ford packages EV cars with rooftop solar panels

Monday, August 15th, 2011

It’s a known fact that having shared coequal views on using clean energy, solar panel and EV consumers are the same people from the higher middle class with an increasing disposable amount of money. Not surprisingly, Ford and SunPower, the largest solar panel maker in Silicon Valley have come together to offer consumers a bundle of rooftop solar panel assembly along with their new buy of Focus Electric. (more…)

MIT Invents 24 Hour Solar Power

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Diagram shows the idealized arrangement of a vat of molten salt used to store solar heat, located at the base of a gently-sloping hillside that could be covered with an array of steerable mirrors all guided to focus sunlight down onto the vat. Image: Courtesy of Alexander Slocum et al.

MIT team of researchers are working on a system which can supply 24 hours solar energy by designing a concentrated solar power (CSP) that would store heat in molten salts containers. Though this technology has been implemented before by Spanish company Torresol Energy through its “power tower” system, MIT is focusing on lowering the installation, operation and maintenance costs. With extra costs saved, this system will effectively work to help small towns and communities switch themselves from grid to clean energy. (more…)