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The Best of Solar Technology: Thermal or PV?

Sunday, August 1, 2010

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The Best of Solar Technology: Thermal or PV?

Solar energy shining at the earth surface represents a thousands of times of the current world’s electricity. Solar power has a bright future but the technology that is going to rule is still a question. Is it going to be thermal solar power or photovoltaic solar technology? Although, solar power has an Olympian capacity it [...]

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Panasonic Jumps Into Cleantech In A Large Way – One Billion Dollars By 2012

Thursday, December 24, 2009

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Panasonic Jumps Into Cleantech In A Large Way – One Billion Dollars By 2012

The world’s leading manufacturer of plasma television sets, Panasonic, is about to experience their own companywide green shift. They have decided to invest one billion dollars into clean technology as they begin to concentrate on their core market, equipping homes and businesses with energy conscious products and solar power. Panasonic joins the ranks of several [...]

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SolarReserve Gets Shaking With Salt Storage Concept In Nevada Desert

Thursday, December 24, 2009

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SolarReserve Gets Shaking With Salt Storage Concept In Nevada Desert

A specific issue concerning solar power is that it is inconsistent due to irregular sunshine and the simple fact that old Sol stays hidden in the evening. That said some solar companies are resorting to liquefied salt to deal with the problem. Recently SolarReserve, a new venture based in Santa Monica, California announced a plan [...]

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New Solar Power Receiver Increases Production Of Thermal Heat

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

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New Solar Power Receiver Increases Production Of Thermal Heat

A new product, called the UVAC 2010 Universal Vacuum Air Collector, has recently been released by Siemens, and was announced at the CSP Summit in Seville. This device uses high-tech coatings to absorb energy from the sun. This solar energy is then converted into heat and used for the production of electricity.  This UVAC 2010 [...]

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Simplifying Solar Power Technology For The Renewable Energy Novice

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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Simplifying Solar Power Technology For The Renewable Energy Novice

Renewable energy is something we cannot avoid thinking about as a nation or as a species for that matter. Our oil reserves are dwindling rapidly and our power needs continue to increase. Alternate forms of energy have come quite a distance in recent years and the one form of renewable energy that has made the [...]

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Where Is The Buzz Around Solar Thermal Power?

Friday, November 6, 2009

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Where Is The Buzz Around Solar Thermal Power?

It might surprise some people to learn that the use of solar thermal power is not distinctly a modern technology. There is evidence from Egypt and Chaldean writings that their technology was advanced enough that they were able to channel solar energy from its most remedial type. Nice to see that we have finally caught [...]

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Parabolic Troughs – The Way Forward?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

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Parabolic Troughs – The Way Forward?

There are more than a few options these days for companies who are trying to make a real go at producing renewable energy using the sun’s energy. The sun is one of the big factors when it comes to renewable energy. It is large, provides energy for the world as it is, as well as [...]

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