The Solar Foundation, a nonprofit organization, has good news for whoever is looking for a job career in the clean energy industry, reporting that thousands of solar jobs will be created in 2011. The fact is based on a census of American workers estimating a number of 24,000 positions to be available in the year to come.
The Californian branch of Solyndra, based in Fremont, has recently finished the latest solar panels installation on a warehouse rooftop near Toulouse, France. The largest system of Solyndra in France consists of more than 7,080 in-house made panels, and will generate around 1,360 MWh a year.
Audi seems to have chosen solar power to green up the manufacturing processes of their future E-tron electric cars for both of their factories in Germany. Having already installed 11,600 square meters in 2009, they now want to continue this trend with another 7,500 square meters.
A team of Japanese scientists is currently leading a huge project, called “The Sahara Solar Breeder Project”, that can provide a solution …
Spectrolab, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Boeing company, is responsible for the creation of the newest terrestrial solar cell, called C3MJ+. The concentrator photovoltaic cells (CPV) are announced to be the industry’s highest-efficiency cell with an average conversion efficiency of 39.2 percent.
The American football team Philadelphia Eagles has announced its implication in the green energy sector with the installation of a $30 million renewable wind and solar energy system in their ÃƒÂ¢€Ã…â€œbattle fieldÃƒÂ¢€. The spiral wind turbines, the solar and the co-generation installations will give an unequaled perspective on the sporting venues to come.
A new production and assembly unit of photovoltaic (PV) panels will be build at Composite Park in the north-eastern region of Moselle, France. The plant’s structure will consists of two production lines for a capacity of 50 MW, equivalent to 220,000 PV panels per year.
Keeping the land clear for useful projects is vital to some countries that have limited space and that have to manage it as tightly as possible.
If those countries will want to rely on solar power in the future, they’ll have to find solutions for managing their solar fields and the land is just not proper for that in some cases. But water bodies are.
Despite a continued increase of solar panels production at the Malaysia-based factory that will augment the megawatt production by 65% in 2011, Tom Werner, CEO of SunPower, revealed in a financial-related conference call that demand for the company’s products exceeded supply both in the second half of this year but also going into 2011.
A team of researchers from the Berkeley Lab (LBNL) and the University of California (UC) at Berkeley have recently announced their achievements in the field of nanopillar-based solar cells, with the impressing results of trapping 99 percent of the incoming light.
The largest solar power station in New England is finished and ready to deliver power by the end of November. The plant is established on a piece of industrial contaminated property in Springfield, Massachusetts and promises to produce sufficient power to light up 300 homes.
Researchers from the Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Honk Kong in collaboration with industry partners, have recently developed a new solar energy-powered A/C system for vehicles and already completed a series of on-road tests.
Italy, the country with the world’s first highway ever built (in 1926), is now preparing the addition of another motorway segment between Catania and Siracusa (the A18). But this is not just another motorway: it is the first fully solar-powered in the world, with 20 hectares-worth of solar panels.
A new polymer film could enhance the light harvesting properties and hence the efficiency of organic solar cells. The material developed by Riken, a Japanese research institute, has a “polymer brush”-like structure, with a main chain densely branches into long side chains.
Solar “power” is not always beneficial for the environment and our technology. A new challenge has landed in NASA scientists’ courtyard: preventing blackouts that may be caused by the next solar storm. The answer to this challenge is embodied in a new high-tech solution, a forecasting system under development, called “Solar Shield.”