A fully Solar powered airplane landed in Washington on Sunday after a flight from St. Louis heading towards the end of its journey across the United States in an attempt to promote clean energy technologies. With the completion of this journey, this aircraft will be one of its kind to complete a day and night journey across the US. One of its kind being the first solar-powered aircraft.
The wraith of the EU – China solar panel trade war is nearing as the European Commission decided to impose provisional tariffs on Chinese solar panels as the institution seeks ways to protect the Europe-based industry. For an answer from China, the EC did not have to wait long as the Chinese government underlined that it would not allow anyone or anything to harm its solar companies. Therefore it seems that a trade war between China and the European Commission might be knocking at the door.
At last! The UK Green Deal energy efficiency scheme is due to be entirely launched on the 28th of January. The green initiative has been strongly backed by Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, and Ed Davey, the Energy Secretary. According to the scheme, Britons will be able to borrow money to pay for energy efficiency improvements so that they can go green and save money in the future. However, the industry has welcomed the launch of Green Deal with mixed feelings.
On the 28th of November, the Green Investment Bank (GIB) is due to be officially opened by the Business Secretary Vince Cable. The Green Investment Bank, which will be entirely dedicated to green projects, is funded with £3 billion of UK government’s money. The official launch of the new bank is to take place in Edinburgh. The Business Secretary Vince Cable is expected to announce two green projects which will be supported by the first green bank in the world.
A Chinese company specializing in auto parts production is to rescue U.S. battery maker A123 Systems, a recipient of a quarter-billion dollar green technology grant from the Obama administration. The Chinese company, China’s Wanxiang Group Corp., wants to obtain a controlling stake in the U.S. battery maker A123 Systems.
Brightsource Energy has abandoned its IPO. Citing adverse market conditions stemming from a lack of public interest/funding in greentech solar companies, the company withdrew its plans to become listed and offer shares on the NASDAQ last month. Brightsource Energy, based in Oakland, California, is considered the United States leader in the development and application of solar energy for large-scale power plants.
BrightSource Energy Inc., a California solar-power developer, plans to go public, in spite of an unenthusiastic market for solar companies and an uncertain outlook for renewable-energy firms. A 392-megawatt solar-thermal power plant is being built by BrightSource in the California desert and BrightSource also plans to build several similar facilities in the U.S. Southwest.
Longmont-based Abound Solar, a leading manufacturer of thin-film cadmium telluride photovoltaic modules, is laying off nearly 280 workers and setting back a new factory in Indiana. The layoff constitutes to 70 percent of the workers at the company’s production facility along the Interstate 25 Frontage Road near Firestone.
Solar industry jobs may be on the rise, but stiff global competition and the closing of manufacturers shows that the solar energy industry isn’t the silver bullet to energy… yet. Prior to the recession, the industry could barely keep up with worldwide demand for solar energy. Now, there are signs that the solar energy industry [...]
In a thrilling bit of news, the latest in development merges with the latest in building and the latest in environmental reforms, as construction on the largest solar bridge in the world begins. Located in the heart of London, the Blackfriars Station is going to be the proud new site of the biggest solar panel [...]
India’s Green Torch Bearers Rays Experts is one of the best solar companies advising and developing the largest network of solar power plants in India. With extensive international experience and in-depth local expertise, Rays Experts is working towards developing as many solar power plants as possible towards developing a green and clean future. Rays Experts, [...]
Giving Birth to Tomorrow’s Solutions Founded in 1914, WACKER Chemie AG is a global leader in the manufacturing and energy sectors, specializing in silicones, binders and polymeric additives for diverse industrial sectors to bioengineered pharmaceutical actives and hyperpure silicon for semiconductor and solar applications.. Spanning the globe via five business divisions, 26 production sites and [...]
Having fast become recognized for the green consultancy they provide in conjunction with sustainable product development, SMIT has come out with a new solar energy system called Solar Ivy; leaf-like photovoltaic panels which use both the sun and the wind to generate electricity. Inspired by the ivy often seen on traditional mansions, Solar Ivy, developed [...]
Furthering its commitment towards Clean Energy Following its $168 million investment in the Ivanpah solar power tower plant, Google has announced a further investment of $280 million towards creating the largest residential solar financing fund in the United States. Set up in collaboration with SolarCity, this SolarCity/Google fund intends to make the incorporation of solar [...]
Widespread belief is that sustainable development and U.A.E usually don’t figure together in the same context. However, the upcoming Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, promising “the highest quality living and working environment with the lowest possible ecological footprint”, safely puts to rest this pre-conceived notion regarding the lack of large-scale green initiatives in this part [...]
Google has announced its green commitment to the world by investing $168 million in what will be the world’s largest solar power tower plant. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, to be located in California’s Mojave Desert, is being developed by BrightSource Energy. Construction of this 450 ft tall tower began in October 2010 and [...]
The Challenger Space Centre in Arizona, popular for offering tourists the experience of being in outer space, has started taking concrete steps towards being more energy-wise. The roof of the Challenger Space Center Arizona will soon boast a fully operational 18 kW photovoltaic system, with workers having begun the installation process. The solar array is [...]
Could China be turning over a new leaf after more than three decades of letting pollution levels reach record highs with the dramatic economic growth it has witnessed? China is the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, number one energy user and arguably the most polluted nation on earth, explicitly stated in the International Energy Agency’s estimates that [...]
With cities like Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Melbourne having made cycling a way of life towards more sustainable living, the next question obviously was, ‘how could bike riding be made even more efficient?’. And who more appropriate for coming up with an answer but the Dutch! The town of Krommenie, north of Amsterdam, will soon boast [...]