Karl Smith loves to do posts touting the latest breakthroughs in fracking or solar panel technology. So I thought I’d try one of those, for modular construction. I’ve been waiting for the famous Changsha mega-structure to actually get underway, but I can’t wait any longer. Otherwise Tyler might scoop me. In any case it does [...]
The SMH has a report on advances in solar cell efficiency at UNSW - Breakthrough in solar efficiency by UNSW team ahead of its time. Australian scientists have found a way of hugely increasing the efficiency of solar panels while substantially reducing their cost. Show More Summary
Another sign of the blatant cronyism involving the Export-Import Bank emerged this week. First Solar, a solar panel manufacturer, is by most standards a failing company. It suffered a net loss of $39 million in 2011, and an even greater loss of nearly $100 million in 2012. Show More Summary
Who said solar energy wasn't a worthwhile investment? It certainly wasn't Goldman Sachs. The company just announced a financing deal with SolarCity for $500 million to provide upfront costs to install panels for SolarCity's clients.Show More Summary
(Reuters) - Chinese solar panel makers are shunning their overcrowded home market in favor of lucrative exports, a switch that has helped to arrest a two-year slump in margins and push shares to 12-month peaks.
India to Close Solar Import Loophole in Energy Auction Natalie Obiko Pearson, May 6, 2013 (Bloomberg News) “India plans to close a loophole before its next solar-power auction to stop companies from importing thin-film panels from overseas suppliers like First Solar Inc. Show More Summary
Solar panels capture energy from light and convert it to electricity. This is the most visible form of energy harvesting, but it is hardly the only one. Energy harvesting captures energy lost as heat, light, sound, vibration, or movement. Devices that harvest or scavenge energy can capture, accumulate, store, condition, and manage this energy into Continue reading ?
K. William Watson Rumor has it that the United States, European Union and China are looking to negotiate a deal that would settle a developing trade dispute over solar panels. According to the New York Times, the deal would require China to limit its exports of solar panels to the U.S. Show More Summary
Big box retailers have a huge underutilized asset at each of their stores, their roof. As these companies look to lower operating costs, companies like Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) installing solar panels on their roofs makes good financial sense. These panels will not only provide electricity with very little maintenance, they will also shade the building during the [...]
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission rejected Chinese trade association statements that talks to resolve a dispute over allegations of dumping of solar panels had broken down, while Chinese comments highlighted risks the dispute could escalate....
The internet cannot climb onto your roof to install a solar panel. But there is a movement afoot where social media, IT, big data and mobile communications could upend how we use limited resources in the future.
Under the Community Solar Gardens Act, which was implemented last year in Colorado, REC Solar completed the first of four community solar projects. It is a 500 kW array of solar panels called the Boulder Cowdery Meadows Solar Array.Show More Summary
tenKsolar has announced that its RAIS® XT solar solution, which improves commercial solar panel system performance, is now available. The RAIS® XT addresses the issue of significant performance impeditions caused by shading, hot spots, and other issues due to the series connections of conventional solar panels. Show More Summary
Despite being the most common renewable energy technologies, solar panels and wind turbines still have their shortcomings. Particularly when it comes to the urban environment. Lack of space and concerns about noise are just two problems with integrating them into city settings in an unobtrusive way. Show More Summary
Whatever oil and gas true believers want to think, the world is doing this solar power thing.
At the end of the day, the thing that makes this building very green is not so much its materials, its special fixtures, fancy glass, computer system, water system, solar panels, What really makes it green is its location: A dense city neighborhood that's connected to a good public transportation system. Show More Summary
Here’s the latest standards and compliance news affecting corporate environmental and energy executives. Today’s briefing includes 10 items. The White House is negotiating to drop its steep tariffs on Chinese solar panels, and the EU is talking with China to avoid tariffs scheduled to take effect next month, the New York Times reports. The plan [...]
WUXI, China/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Local creditors of Wuxi Suntech, the bankrupt unit of Chinese solar panel maker Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd, on Wednesday claimed the subsidiary owed them a combined $2.5 billion, at the start of a debt restructuring...
U.S. and E.U. officials may be willing to negotiate with China over the subsidies given to the Chinese solar industry and the dumping of panels at a loss to these companies. The New York Times is reporting that instead of tariffs — which are in place in the U.S. and are being planned in Europe [...]
Evening Headlin es Bloomb er g: EU Panel Penalties to Hurt Solar Firms From China to U.K. The European Union is poised to penalize imports of Chinese solar products, a move that would increase Europe’s cost for most photovoltaic panels...Show More Summary