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Solar power station in Spain works at night

March 21st, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

More news on solar power plants functioning on cloudy days and at night  in southern Spain. [repostus hash=588777c057e205d2a535e301aba3be3b title=Solar+power+station+in+Spain+works+at+night host=AFP [&hellip

Solar3D Conducts Tests on Improved Solar Cell

March 20th, 2012 | by pressroom

Solar3D, Inc. today announced it has completed a detailed simulation analysis comparing its advanced solar cell with conventional solar cells and has reported the results demonstrate the company’s solar cell can produce 200 percent of the power output of conventional solar cell

New Energy Technologies and National Renewable Energy Laboratory Develop ‘Invisible Wires’ for Transporting Electricity on SolarWindow

March 15th, 2012 | by pressroom

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

Oppenheim’s Architectural Designs

March 10th, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

Oppenheim Architecture + Design is one of many bright young firms leading the way to a beautiful and sustainable living/visiting/storing architectural world

Kyocera and Softbank to Build 4.2MW Mega-Solar Project in Kyoto, Japan

March 5th, 2012 | by pressroom

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

Taliesin West Retrofits for Solar Power

March 2nd, 2012 | by pressroom

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

Massive Battery Could Provide Solar Energy After Dark

February 27th, 2012 | by Joshua S Hill

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.

GUEST POST: DIY Solar Projects – Simply Super

February 24th, 2012 | by GBE FACTS

Our guest post on do-it-yourself solar is written by UK blogger, James Hawkins. What a fabulous concept, especially for those without enough capital to purchase a system. Give it a try with family, friend, neighbors

A Variety of Sustainable Home Options: Modular Lifestyles and Nueva Vida III

February 23rd, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

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

SolarCity and Shea Homes Introduce “No Electric Bill” Home

February 23rd, 2012 | by GBE FACTS

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

Interview with Pinchas Doron, AORA Solar Chief Technology Officer

February 21st, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

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

PV Pavilion Completed on Campus of Potsdam University of Applied Sciences

February 17th, 2012 | by GBE FACTS

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.

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