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Solar Power In Central America

SolarReserve Signs Contract to Supply Solar Power In Central America

SolarReserve’s 110 MW Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Plant located in Nevada is the first utility-scale facility in the world to feature advanced molten salt power tower energy storage capabilities. The project, currently in the commissioning phase, will generate more than 500,000 megawatt-hours of electricity per year and includes 10 hours of full-load energy storage, powering 75,000 Nevadahomes with clean reliable electricity – day and nigh

Energy Storage

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Solar Research

Evacuated Solar Tube Collector

Thermal performance and Parameter Analysis of a U-pipe Evacuated Solar Tube Collector

The dependence of the thermal efficiency on meteorological conditions and important tube design parameters, including tube size, thermal characteristics (flow rate, heat loss coefficient, absorption coefficient of the selective absorbing coating), was investigated. In particular, the adaptation of collector thermal parameters to meteorological conditions was analyzed.

Residential Solar

Solar Energy System

Balance-of-Systems Drives Solar Energy System Prices Down by 30% by 2020

Solar Energy System Prices-  ( Solar Thermal Magazine ).- Racking and mounting cost reductions and electrical innovations will cut balance-of-system costs, with biggest drops in the residential segment, Lux Research says Falling module prices have helped to bring down the cost of solar installations, but now balance of system (BOS) components like racking and mounting are

Solar Investment

Nagasaki Airport's Megasolar PV Power Plant

Nagasaki Airport’s Megasolar PV Power Plant – Japan Goes Solar in a Big Way

Nagasaki Airport’s Megasolar PV Power Plant – ( www.SolarThermalMagazine.com ) – Solar Frontier and Chopro Agree 29 MW Megasolar Project with Nagasaki Government to build and operate Prefecture’s largest megasolar power plant at Nagasaki Airport Tokyo-April 2014 -Solar Frontier and Chopro announced recently that they have signed a letter of agreement with the Nagasaki Prefectural Government

Wind

Alternative fuels

CO2 to Methanol

Nanostructured Metal-Oxide Catalyst Efficiently Converts CO2 to Methanol

“Developing an effective catalyst for synthesizing methanol from CO2 could greatly expand the use of this abundant gas as an economical feedstock,” said Brookhaven chemist Jose Rodriguez, who led the research. It’s even possible to imagine a future in which such catalysts help mitigate the accumulation of this greenhouse gas, by capturing CO2 emitted from methanol-powered combustion engines and fuel cells, and recycling it to synthesize new fuel.

Fuel Cells

Solar Oxide Fuel Cell System

Softbank Installs Solar Oxide Fuel Cell System on Tokyo Office

Bloom Energy Servers have been installed in many locations that require uninterrupted power supply such as data centers, manufacturing operations, communications, and facilities with high energy loads including refrigeration and critical services in the U.S.A.

OTEC

Offshore Renewable Energy

Gathering spot for those Interested in the Effects of Offshore Renewable Energy

Offshore Renewable Energy – SEATTLE, Washington ( Solar Thermal Magazine ) – Wondering what the impact on killer whales might be from a turbine installed under the sea? Curious whether crabs and other crustaceans might be attracted to underwater cables carrying electricity to homes and businesses on the mainland? Interested in which country is harvesting the

Wave Energy

Wave Energy Resource Potential

Wave Energy Resource Potential for Europe

It is estimated that for Europe alone the yearly available power from waves is 167,100 Megawatts. To put this in perspective the largest nuclear plant in the world has a capacity of 8212 Mwatts. This plant however is in Japan and is currently offline. The largest electricity generating plant in the world ( as of today ) of any type is the Three Gorges hydroelectric dam in China.

Tidal

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