Cogenra Solar, a provider of distributed solar cogeneration systems, today announced the nation’s largest rooftop solar cogeneration system to date at Kendall-Jackson’s Kittyhawk winery in Windsor, CA. Expanding on Kendall-Jackson’s existing energy and water conservation projects, the 96-module, 241kW hybrid solar photovoltaic and thermal array is expected to save approximately $30,000 in annual energy costs.
This erudite work by Zach Shahan over at Clean Technica is an excellent read for anyone wanting to pick up a quick backgrounder on solar energy. Next time you have a discussion or debate about renewable energy of the solar persuasion, try this on for size. You’ll be glad you did.
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New Energy Technologies and National Renewable Energy Laboratory Develop ‘Invisible Wires’ for Transporting Electricity on SolarWindow
New Energy Technologies, Inc., a developer of innovative technologies for generating sustainable electricity, announces that scientists collaboratively developing New Energy’s SolarWindow technology – capable of generating electricity on see-through glass – have successfully collected and transported electricity using a virtually ‘invisible’ conductive wiring system developed for SolarWindow.
The Kyocera Group and SB Energy Corp. today announced that the two companies have been selected by Kyoto City to build and operate a 4.2-megawatt (MW) solar power plant. The utility-scale solar power plant will be the first of its kind in Kyoto Prefecture, and becomes the largest solar power installation in the prefecture.
The foundation overseeing Taliesin West, the famed desert showplace designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, will soon install a 250-kilowatt solar system at Taliesin West through partnerships with First Solar Inc. and Big Green Zero, a sustainable energy development company.
Implementing solar energy generation can be tricky, because peak usage is the same time a when the sun starts to disappear, thus, reducing electricity generation. Creating a way to store energy during the day and then deliver it when needed is one way to make solar energy a more practical solution, and Arizona Public Service Company have been testing a new 1.5 megawatt-hour energy storage system.
Two different types of environmentally sustainable homes are being incorporated into neighborhoods or developed as their own neighborhood community across the country giving people the choice to not only be green but to be entirely sustainable in their living situation. They are Modular
Renewable energy services company SolarCity and homebuilder Shea Homes have partnered to make a “no electric bill” home available to homebuyers in all Shea Homes Active Lifestyle and Trilogy communities in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, and Washington.
When officials from AORA cut the blue ribbon to launch the Tulip CSP system in desert country north of Almeria, Spain, I was able to sit with Pinchas Doron, PhD, the AORA Solar chief technology officer, to learn more of this innovative hybrid system. What follows is a condensed version of that interview.
A 35-meter-long photovoltaic pavilion adds the finishing touch to the campus of Potsdam University of Applied Sciences and is to be used as a space for social events, brainstorming ideas and presentations. Odersun solar modules cover the whole building. Made from 25 mm-thick break-proof security glass, the PV modules act as façade elements and were specially developed and manufactured for this project.
Independent solar panel test lab, PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), will present its findings from recent PV characterization work at industry events scheduled in February and March 2012. Module manufacturers, solar investors and project developers utilize PVEL to assess solar panel reliability and durability.
Seattle residents can now add a fully functioning living abode in their backyard due to new legislation that passed recently, and Backyard Box heeds the call with their new Backyard cottages or modular homes. This award-winning design is compact, functional, and stylish to boot. According to the Press Release by Backyard Box, The pre-designed modular prefab or custom dwelling units introduced earlier this year provide customers an easy and cost-effective way to add the living space they need with a…