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Ecofoot 2- the new generation flat-roof mounting system

By introducing Ecofoot 2,an advanced modular system, Ecolibrium Solar has brought about a revolution in the flat-roof mounting industry. This brings to users the combined benefits of polymer and integrated grounding and wire management. Of the various projects that Ecofoot has been a part of, the one that is worth mentioning is installation of a […]

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September 5th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,BUSINESS,Market News | Read More »

First solar charged train

UNESCO heritage Himalayan Queen train from Kalka to Shimla in northern India has become the first train in the world to adopt solar PV panels. 200 W PV modules were fixed on the roof of each of its seven coaches. The generated energy is stored in 2×65 AH Sealed Maintenance Free Tubular 24 V batteries. […]

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August 20th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Technology | Read More »

Solar ORC systems providing hot water and electricity in Africa seted up by STG International

Electricity isn’t really an energy source that can be yet be taken for granted in certain isolated parts of Africa where more often than not, a regular supply is considered a luxury. STG International, an MIT non-profit has come up with a feasible way to power up clinics and schools in such parts of Africa […]

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August 16th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,Africa,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Solar Thermal,WORLD | Read More »

Tata AirPod powers up with compressed air

Gas powered cars might have been the best way to get around in the past but with the dawn of alternative energy sources, fossil fuels could pretty much turn obsolete, paving the way for greener and more eco-friendly cars like this new development by Tata. Barely a looker though sincerely green at heart, the AirPod […]

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August 16th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,MARKETING | Read More »

Recycled bottles to create solar lamps used by 1 Liter of Light Project

In The Philippines, like many parts of the developing world, kerosene lamps are the primary source of light for people living in the underprivileged areas. Not only are these lamps dangerous per se they also emit great amounts of CO2 and other toxic gases which cause respiratory problems amongst the people using them as well. […]

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July 29th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY | Read More »

Recyclable basketball stadium for 2012 London Olympics

Since the Olympics draw a huge number of international visitors, building such arenas is something of a necessity. However, to level the proverbial playing field for countries with a slightly lesser budget, designers Wilkinson Eyre and Sinclair Knight Mertz have created a basketball arena that is not only budget-friendly for the organizers but also a […]

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July 29th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,Green Buildings,INDUSTRY | Read More »

New York City’s first self-powered residential building

New York City can add a big green feather to its cap as it can soon boast of a self-powered residential building. On 18th, Voltaic Solaire will unveil the first private building in New York City which will be powered by solar and wind energy only. Dubbed Delta, it is inspired by Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC […]

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July 17th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Technology | Read More »

Vestas decided to close production plant in China

After internal analysis revealed a declining demand for kilowatt-class wind turbines, the Danish manufacturer Vestas has decided to cease production of its V52-850 kW and V60 850 kW turbines and consequently also to close its factory in Hohhot, China. A total of 300 to 350 workers are affected by this closure. Vestas plans to cease […]

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July 12th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Wind | Read More »

Great Britain could become gigawatt market in 2012

If installations keep developing at the same rate, Great Britain could join the ranks of the GW markets in 2012. According to statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), PV systems with a peak capacity of 1.15 GW currently produce electricity on British roofs and open land areas. This means that around […]

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July 12th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,Market News | Read More »

CBD Energy awarded first US commercial solar project

CBD Energy, a diversified renewables energy company, has signed its first solar PV installation contract in the United States for a reported $3.8 million. The project is a design, engineering, procurement and construct (EPC) contract to build a solar system for a school in New Jersey and will be delivered in partnership with Westinghouse Solar, […]

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July 11th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,BUSINESS,INDUSTRY | Read More »


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