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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


Alternative fuels

Flights Using Biofuel

NASA and DLR Conduct Joint Research Flights Using Biofuel

The current research flights are taking place under the ACCESS-II project (Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions). The four research aircraft being used are flying in formation at typical commercial flight altitudes of between nine and 12 kilometres, headed by NASA’s four-engine DC-8. Behind the DC-8, the scientists on board the DLR Falcon and the NASA Falcon measure the composition of the exhaust gas at a distance of 100 metres to 20 kilometres. In addition, a Canadian National Research Council (NRC) T-33 is investigating the dynamics of the DC-8′s wake turbulence.

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.


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.