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IRENA: Solar energy boosts food production and fights poverty

solar irrigation pump

A new paper from IRENA, launched at InterSolar Europe in Munich, highlights the way solar technology is being used to power food production and empower communities to escape poverty. Solar Pumping for Irrigation: Improving livelihoods and sustainability, details how solar technology is being used to improve farming efficiency and agricultural output, highlighting successful examples from […]

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June 27th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Solar Thermal | Read More »

World’s largest coal supplier to build one of world’s largest solar power plants

massive solar plant

SolarReserve has signed an agreement with the Shenhua Group of China to build one of the world’s largest solar thermal 24-hour a day power plants. This contract is part of the 13th Plan of Five-year National Development by China that outlines installing 10,000MW of Concentrated Solar Power. According to electrek.co, SolarReserve’s technology is unique in […]

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May 5th, 2016 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar Thermal | Read More »

50,000 battery packs to power Israeli thermal solar plant

solar thermal plant in Israel

50,000 lithium-ion rechargeable battery packs will be supplied by Tadiran Batteries to BrightSource’s 121 MW Shalim Thermal Solar Power Station in Israel. These batteries have been designed to last 25 years, even in harsh environments. Tadiran is a subsidiary of the better-known Saft Group. According to solarlove.org, BrightSource Energy, Alstom, and NOY Infrastructure & Energy […]

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October 19th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar Thermal | Read More »

Emirates Insolaire Installs World’s First Coloured Solar Panels in Switzerland

world's first coloured solar panels in switzerland

Emirates Insolaire LLC, a pioneer in the development and application of unique solar technologies and a joint venture of Dubai Investments PJSC [DI] and SwissINSO Holding Inc., has created history with the successful installation of the world’s first KromatixTM coloured solar panels on a building façade in Lausanne, Switzerland. According to Blackbird PR News, the […]

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June 29th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Solar Thermal,Technology | Read More »

New Solar Thermal Hot Water System: The Rocket Dome

The rocket dome

Micheal Rock from South Carolina has invented a New Solar Thermal Hot Water System that promises to change the way people think about Solar Hot Water. According to rocketdome.net, the invention, called “The Rocket Dome”, is different from anything else on the market. The Rocket Dome has many advantages over traditional solar water heating systems. […]

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May 14th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar Thermal,Technology | Read More »

Study says abandoned coal mines can produce clean energy

clean energy from abandonated mines

New technology could heat 45,000 homes in the UK, says team at Nottingham Trent University. In a novel example of the transition from high to low carbon infrastructure, researchers in Nottingham have discovered how abandoned coal mines could produce renewable heating for tens of thousands of homes and offices in the UK. According to Business […]

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April 14th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar Thermal | Read More »

New sponge-like material generates steam with the help of a small concentration of solar energy

solar energy

Scientist from the MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering report that they have found a way to make a sponge similar substance that is useful for transforming water into steam with the help of sun rays one-hundredth as bright as that requested by classic steam-producing solar power plants. Made of graphite flakes layered on a bed […]

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July 24th, 2014 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar Thermal | Read More »

Nevada hosts the largest solar power plant

World's lagest solar thermal project is completed

The solar industry  has found a way to make the Mojave Desert a place that people could benefit from with the help of hundreds of thousands of panels. These panels helped to reach a milestone in the industry as the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System represents the largest solar thermal power project in the world. […]

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February 14th, 2014 | Posted in _featured slider,Energy Market,Market News,Solar Thermal,USA | Read More »

An EU report with worldwide restrictions does not mention Chinese solar manufactures

None of the Chinese solar manufacturers are mentioned in the almost 200 page report. Taking care of the green energy industry from 2011 onwards is the closest form of criticism in the report. The EU has an ongoing anti-subsidy investigation related to Chinese solar projects, but a report made by the European Commission’s directorate-general for […]

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September 9th, 2013 | Posted in _featured slider,Asia,Energy Market,Europe,Market News,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Solar Thermal | Read More »

EU journal gives details on the trade case

The trade dispute over Chinese modules and cells regarding the minimum import price was approved on Friday. Still, some questions have not been answered. Some details about the EC’s trade dispute have been published in the 6th of August edition of the Official Journal. The EU reported that it agreed with the compromise. The decision […]

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August 7th, 2013 | Posted in _featured slider,Asia,Europe,Market News,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Solar Thermal | Read More »


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