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Renowned award for solar energy project cluster for Antigua & Barbuda

2017-10-20 |

With its 10 MWp clean energy project cluster, planned, designed and realised for the Caribbean twin-island state Antigua and Barbuda, the solar energy provider PV Energy has been selected by the CREF Project Award Advisory Committee to win the award “Best Utility Scale Solar”. Read more...

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Mr. Brian Challenger (Ambassador, Ministry of Energy Antigua), Ms. Shpresa Azemi (meeco), Mr. André Matthias (Manager, Electricity Department, Antigua Public Utilities Authority) and Mr. Eric Borremans (meeco) received the CREF Award in Miami. Image: meeco

Renowned award for solar energy project cluster for Antigua & Barbuda

2017-10-20

With its 10 MWp clean energy project cluster, planned, designed and realised for the Caribbean twin-island state Antigua and Barbuda, the solar energy provider PV Energy has been selected by the CREF Project Award Advisory Committee to win the award “Best Utility Scale Solar”. Read more...

Success in France for Sunpower: The company awarded 291 MW in the second round of France's CRE tender process. Image: Pixabay

Sunpower To Supply 291 Megawatts in France

2017-10-19

Sunpower, a majority-owned subsidiary of Total SA, announced that it will supply 291 megawatts of solar panels to projects awarded in the second round of France's CRE tender process. Read more...

Magical cure: Pink, microcrystalline lithium cobalt phosphate powder. Image: TUM

Novel process for producing high-voltage cathodes for lithium-ion batteries

2017-10-19

Dr. Jennifer Ludwig of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a process that allows a fast, simple, and cost-effective production of the promising cathode material lithium cobalt phosphate in high quality. The chemist was awarded the Evonik Research Prize for her work. Read more...

Installation of collector arrays on a logistics building. Image: Ritter XL Solar

Solar energy supports industrial processes

2017-10-18

Whether it’s drying, cleaning or pre-heating: There is a large number of heating processes used in the industrial and commercial sector which can be supported with solar thermal energy. In the long term, companies can use this energy to improve their CO2 balances and save on energy costs. The current BINE-Themeninfo brochure, “Solar process heat”, presents potential areas of use and the particular technical features. Read more...

Zhongshan factory’s solar project is Danone’s first solar PV-project in China Image: ACC

Asia Clean Capital and Danone China start solar projects

2017-10-17

Asia Clean Capital (ACC) and Danone China Food & Beverage (Danone) held the grid-connection ceremony for Danone Zhongshan factory’s solar project in Zhongshan City, Guangdong Province. Read more...

With a capacity of 10 MWp (16 GWh per year), the Tororo Solar Plant is among the largest in Eastern Africa. Image: Building Energy

Building Energy celebrates the beginning of production at its photovoltaic power plant in Uganda

2017-10-17

Building Energy S.p.A, multinational company operating as a Globally Integrated IPP (Integrated Power Producer) in the Renewable Energy Industry, announces the Inauguration of the Tororo Solar Plant, its first photovoltaic system in Uganda. Read more...

Heijmans to undertake Solar Highways project

2017-10-16

Heijmans, one of the three largest construction companies in the Netherlands is going to realise a new project involving power-generating noise barriers: Solar Highways. Read more...

Sonnen has been commissioned to provide 3,000 homes with sonnenBatterien in a new community in Prescott Valley (Arizona). Image: Sonnen

Sonnen builts first Sonnen-City in the USA

2017-10-13

In the US state of Arizona, a new city is being built in which every 3,000 homes produce, store and network their own electricity. According to his own data, Sonnen is currently implementing the largest home storage project in the US. Read more...

Stanford researchers are developing a sodium ion battery based on a compound related to table salt. Image: twinlili/pixelio.de

A Stanford battery based on sodium may offer more cost-effective storage than lithium

2017-10-11

Industrial forecasts predict an insatiable need for battery farms to store renewable energy like solar and wind. Lithium ion batteries may remain tops for sheer performance, but when cost-per-storage is factored in, a Stanford design based on sodium ions offers promise. Read more...

Q Cells 'PV plant installed on the roof of CN Industries' doming production facility allows CN to consume approximately 70 percent of the electricity produced. Image: Hanwha Q Cells

Hanwha Q Cells Powers Manufacturing Plant of CN Industries

2017-10-11

A 84 kW Q.FLAT-G4.1 photovoltaic system powers the manufacturing plant of doming specialist CN Industries in France. Read more...

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