Tag Archive for 'photovoltaic'

Guernsey Electricity Ltd promotes solar energy for your home

November 22nd, 2012 by Guernsey Electricity Ltd.

Guernsey Electricity Ltd sells solar thermal panels to produce hot water and photovoltaic panels to produce electricity.  Call Guernsey Electricity’s Energy Team on 200700 to get started with renewable energy for your home.

Fraunhofer develops less expensive processes to produce solar cells

September 29th, 2012 by Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST in Braunschweig, Germany are engineering coating processes and thin film systems aimed at lowering the production costs of photovoltaic solar cells. A few of these processes were unveiled at the EU PVSEC trade show in Frankfurt in September 2012. The photovoltaic industry is […]

EU photovoltaic installed capacity reached 52 GW in 2011

September 27th, 2012 by European Commission Joint Research Centre

Europe accounted for two thirds of the world-wide newly installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity in 2011, with 18.5 GW. Its overall PV capacity totalled 52 GW. The yearly electricity produced by PV could power a country with the electricity demand of Austria, which corresponds to 2% of the EU’s electricity needs. These are some of the […]

Solar Power UK trade show at NEC from 2 to 4 October 2012

September 25th, 2012 by Events

Solar Power UK takes place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, from 2 to 4 October 2012. Over 5,000 people are expected to visit the UK’s largest solar trade show. The event will see 175 exhibitors showcase the most innovative products and services the solar market provides. Exhibitors, including Trina Solar, SMA Solar UK, […]

Bloomberg New Energy Finance 2011 review of renewable energy investments

January 22nd, 2012 by Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Bloomberg New Energy Finance reports that global investment in clean energy reached a new record of $260 billion in 2011, up five percent on 2010 and almost five times the total of $53.6 billion in 2004. Investment in solar far outstripped that in wind, and perhaps of most note, US clean energy investment moved back […]

e-si installs solarcentury photovoltaic roof tiles on a Guernsey house

April 28th, 2011 by Paul Fletcher

e-si installed the first photovoltaic roof tiles in the Channel Islands on the roof of a Guernsey home.  The PV roof tiles were supplied by Solarcentury.  

Sizing the power output of a photovoltaic system to cover the running load of your home

May 27th, 2010 by Gavin Lanoe

The running load or standing load as it is sometimes known is the amount of electricity your house uses while you are not home. This electrical load is from the devices that are switched on all the time like refrigerators and alarm clocks etc. For my home this list includes…. Computer Equipment • Server PC […]