Tag Archive for 'solar power'

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, […]

Using lithium ion batteries to even out renewable energy production

August 21st, 2012 by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Energy storage systems will make renewable energy more practical as fluctuating supplies of electricity from photovoltaics and wind power can be stored until use. At Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany, several pilot plants that include photovoltaic panels, small wind power plants, lithium-ion batteries, and power electronics are under construction to demonstrate how load […]

IEA report urges energy efficiency and faster adoption of clean energy

May 1st, 2012 by International Energy Agency

While progress is being made on renewable energy, most clean energy technologies are not being deployed quickly enough, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in an annual progress report presented to ministers and representatives of nations that together account for four-fifths of global energy demand. The report, Tracking Clean Energy Progress, highlights the rapid progress […]

Semprius achieves world record for photovoltaic module efficiency

February 7th, 2012 by Semprius

The solar company Semprius, Inc., in which Siemens has invested as a strategic partner in June 2011, is an innovator in high concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) solar modules.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance assess level of renewable energy investments over next 20 years

November 26th, 2011 by Bloomberg New Energy Finance

The annual value of renewable energy capacity installed will double in real terms to $395 billion in 2020, rising to $460 billion in 2030, compared with $195 billion in 2010 – according to analysis company Bloomberg New Energy Finance. As a result, in 20 years’ time 15.7% of total energy production will come from renewable […]

Steps to organise a solar powered party at night

April 11th, 2011 by Events

International conference on the science behind food and energy sustainability at the University of Sheffield from 13 to 14 September 2011

March 23rd, 2011 by Events

The first international Project Sunshine conference, Shine, will take place from 13-14 September 2011 at Sheffield City Hall. Shine 2011 focuses on the global issues relating to food and energy sustainability through collaborative cross-disciplinary research and technological innovation – a partnership between science, business and governments. The global issues of food, energy and environmental change […]

e-si Solar Workshop on 21 June 2010

June 25th, 2010 by Paul Fletcher

The presentation can be downloaded by clicking on Solar Workshop Presentation1 20Jun10.