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Cogentrix Energy Confirms Concentrating Photovoltaic Solar Power Facility Project in Colorado

15. August 2010

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Cogentrix Energy Confirms Concentrating Photovoltaic Solar Power Facility Project in Colorado

A new solar power project is expected to become the world’s largest concentrating photovoltaic solar power facility. Recently, Cogentrix Energy LLC, which is a ruling electric power generation-projects-development company, revealed that they are joining in on a contract with the Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo), Xcel Energy Company. They are going to establish a [...]

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In 2009 Renewable Energy Represented 62 Percent of The total Electricity Expansion in the European Union

8. July 2010

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In 2009 Renewable Energy Represented 62 Percent of The total Electricity Expansion in the European Union

In 2009, approximately 19.9 percent (608 TWh) of Europe’s Total Electricity consumption (3042TWh) was generated from alternative energy sources. Hydropower is the biggest contributor accounting for 11.6 percent and subsequently, wind (4.2 percent), biomass (3.5 percent) and solar (0.4 percent). The expansion of electricity capacity for 2009 was of a total of 27.5 GW. Renewable [...]

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Sunlight and Carbon dioxide Can Be Used To Generate Car Fuel

5. July 2010

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Sunlight and Carbon dioxide Can Be Used To Generate Car Fuel

Innovative “photosynthesising” technology might soon be able to generate “petrol” for cars from sunlight and carbon dioxide. Fascinatingly, solar-powered reactors can be used to convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide. Besides, this reactor can also change water into both oxygen and hydrogen. These two elements (oxygen and hydrogen) can be processed to produce hydrocarbon fuels. [...]

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Utility Sized Solar Power Facilities Ramping Up Across The United States

13. April 2010

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Utility Sized Solar Power Facilities Ramping Up Across The United States

The US Government’s Department Of The Interior is concentrating efforts to develop renewable power programs built on public land regulated by the Bureau of Land Management. One particular plan has them focusing on the use of enormous tracts of arid desert land to construct utility scale solar power plants. Just the sound of the name [...]

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Half Of Moroccan Territory To Be Powered By Solar Energy

8. April 2010

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Half Of Moroccan Territory To Be Powered By Solar Energy

This makes perfect sense given the fact that the North African Kingdom receives more than three thousand hours of dependable sunshine on a yearly basis. Nine centuries of unremitting sunlight have drenched this Kingdom of Morocco with all of its ancient charm and intrigue. Morocco has plans to invest nine billion dollars in advance to [...]

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Mid East And North Africa Have Huge Solar Power Potential For World

8. April 2010

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Mid East And North Africa Have Huge Solar Power Potential For World

The region around the Mediterranean and North Africa [MENA] and its nations have the capability to power the entire world three times over if they could harness their solar energy. Israel was the lone nation left off a map of this report. These MENA nations, as they are so often called, have huge solar power [...]

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Concentrated Solar Electric Energy

7. April 2010

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Concentrated Solar Electric Energy

By now, we all know the definition of solar electric power – generating electric power from the energy of the sun. It could take the form of direct to photovoltaic or PV, or perhaps it could be the indirect route. An example of the indirect method is concentrating solar power, for instance, when the sun’s [...]

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The Evolution of Solar Power – It’s Older Than You Think!

7. April 2010

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The Evolution of Solar Power – It’s Older Than You Think!

Solar power today is based on the same premise as solar power over the many centuries it has been in use. That’s right, I said centuries. Solar power has been around for a long time in various forms and has been around since the earth was an infant! Time to take a look at solar [...]

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Solar Power Generation Is A Natural Fit For Our Future Power Needs

3. April 2010

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Solar Power Generation Is A Natural Fit For Our Future Power Needs

Solar power is just an incredible way to power our world. If we could find methods of tapping into the sun’s energy for ALL our power requirements, the world would be a much safer and cleaner place. We know the sun is a powerful source of renewable power but only one hour of the sun’s [...]

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Make Maximum Use of Solar Energy; Use Molten Salt for Night Generation

20. March 2010

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Make Maximum Use of Solar Energy; Use Molten Salt for Night Generation

There are many conductors of heat; molten salt is one, which can store the heat that the sun provides during the day. This energy can thereafter be used in the night to provide electricity. In the vicinity of Granada, in Spain around 28,000 metric tons of salt, is present in the pipelines along a power [...]

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