Take a look at Zach Shahan’s “Top 10” solar power stories for 2012 that are posted on Clean Technica. It’s a good read; and if you believe he missed something let us know. Happy New Year from Green Building Elements! [repostus hash=3b7cac8ec9f5d0b01017c7be9d030a94 title=Top+10+Solar+Power+Stories+Of+2012 host=Clean+Technica short=1xOy5 snip=%C2%A0+What+were+the+top+solar+power+stories+of+2012%3F+Here%E2%80%99s+my+list+%E2%80%94+chime+in+below+if+you+think+differently+or+have+anything+to+add.+10.+Giant+US+CSP+power+plants+move+along+as+planned%2C+ready+for+completion+in+2013.+While+we+didn%E2%80%99t+see+any+big+CSP+power+plants+go+online+in+2012%2C+a+lot+of+work%26hellip%3B thumb=3841195 jump=2]
Monthly Archives:December 2012
“The completion of the Pinyon Pines Wind I and Pinyon Pines Wind II projects bring MidAmerican Wind’s renewable energy portfolio to 381 megawatts,” said Tom Budler, president of MidAmerican Wind. “We are pleased to have met our timeline for building the two projects and placing them in-service before year-end 2012.”
Want to create eco-awareness with your new piece of real estate? Eco-friendly hardware and pieces are going to be your best option. Apart from creating awareness, green installations would also increase the value of the location, luring in attractive offers if you sell it in the future. They’ll also curb your bills and reduce the […]
The SOLAR Power Gen 2013 conference program features a comprehensive curriculum of courses covering a wide range of topics important to the further development of the industry.
During the survey, the ecological consultancy looks for several things. The physical presence of bats is one of them. It also looks out for evidence of bat activity. It consists of droppings, dead bat carcasses, skeletons and prey remains. An assessment is also carried to determine a habitat value. It falls in the range of negligible and very high.
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Concentrating Solar Power With Thermal Energy Storage Is Economically Useful For Utility Company Profits, Study Finds
For those wanting to understand more about concentrating solar power (CSP) this post from Nathan at Clean Technica will provide some good background information. [repostus hash=cdeb217d8d79244777aeb4dca4ac9830 title=Concentrating+Solar+Power+With+Thermal+Energy+Storage+Is+Economically+Useful+For+Utility+Company+Profits%2C+Study+Finds host=Clean+Technica short=1xC9z snip=%C2%A0+Utility+companies+can+benefit+considerably+from+the+utilization+of+concentrating+solar+power+%28CSP%29+and+available+energy+storage+methods%2C+a+new+study+from+the+US+Department+of+Energy%E2%80%99s+National+Renewable+Energy+Laboratory+%28NREL%29+has+found.+A+CSP+that+possesses+a+6-hour+storage+capacity+works+well%26hellip%3B thumb=3794449 jump=2]
[repostus] California Sets New Record For Winter Solar Power Generation (via Clean Technica) California just recently passed the milestone of 1 GW of solar power production (in August). And now it has just surpassed another milestone — it nearly reached that peak August generation level during the week of the Winter Solstice, which is […]
Observing the obsessions of most people during this season that seems to revolve almost exclusively around consumption, the simple ideas of living smaller and living lighter on our environment might appear almost sacrilegious. Last weekend, I had the opportunity to visit a local big-box retailer to pick up a couple of modest items. This is […]
Compact fluorescent light bulbs tend to be a lot more energy efficient as they do not produce excess waste heat. They consume only one fifth of the electricity, which means that they are 400 percent more efficient. There probably isn’t another way you can save and improve on energy efficiency to this extent. Shades and light fittings will last for longer due to the significantly smaller amount of heat they produce.
Principal Solar White Paper Compares Role of Concentrated Solar Thermal and PV Solar Technologies in Power Generation Marketplace
Authored by Brett T. Gage, research associate PSI, and Rick Borry, Ph.D., chief technology officer, PSI, the paper compares concentrated solar thermal (CST) and photovoltaic (PV) solar technologies, exploring how each succeeds or fails in relation to the electric power generation marketplace.
Energy Saving Tips infographic by Evans Easyspace.
Researchers at the University of Jaen (Spain) have mixed waste from the paper industry with ceramic material used in the construction industry. The result is a brick that has low thermal conductivity meaning it acts as a good insulator. However, its mechanical resistance still requires improvement. “The use of paper industry waste could bring about […]
Solar Job Training, EV Predictions for 2013, Ford C-Max Breaks Hybrid Launch Sales Record… (Cleantech News Of The Day)
This post from Zach Shahan at Clean Technica provides a good location for reviewing year-end renewable energy information on jobs, hybrids, and much more.
“We hope that these companies will serve as an inspiration not only to their peers and solar industry colleagues, but to the general public as well. We believe this inaugural Top 100 will become a benchmark for the industry and further help solidify solar as a leading power source.”