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  • Energy
  • Turkey's Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources has updated licensing procedures for solar electricity facilities. (lexology.com)
  • Pre-license applications for licensed solar electricity production must now be made to the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (" Authority "), which will pass on the application documentation to the Renewable Energy General Directorate (" Directorate ") for technical assessment. (lexology.com)
  • Tony Clifford, Standard Solar CEO, weighs in on President Obama's call for a clean energy standard. (standardsolar.com)
  • Australia's Clean Energy Council says the cost of supporting residential solar power is a drop in the ocean compared to billions of dollars in network costs that are driving big increases in electricity prices in New South Wales, Australia. (renewableenergyfocus.com)
  • Alstom and BrightSource Energy will provide solar thermal power plants to the Mediterranean ring and Africa. (renewableenergyfocus.com)
  • Hermann Scheer, a Social Democratic member of the German parliament, was a leading campaigner for renewable energy, in particular solar power. (renewableenergyfocus.com)
  • Politicians, environmental campaign groups, unions and academics are among those to have called for the protection of the UK's solar power industry in an open letter to Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne. (renewableenergyfocus.com)
  • VietNamNet Bridge - The government policy encouraging investment in the power sector has created a firm framework for the development of solar energy. (vietnamnet.vn)
  • To generate 1 MW of electricity, solar energy investors need 1.1 hectares of land. (vietnamnet.vn)
  • However, despite the large land fund needed, economists think that developing solar energy has many advantages. (vietnamnet.vn)
  • As equipment, operation and maintenance costs are getting cheaper, solar energy is becoming more attractive than other types of clean energy. (vietnamnet.vn)
  • With such great potential, the authorities of Binh Thuan have called for investments in solar energy projects, hoping to turn the locality into a clean energy production center. (vietnamnet.vn)
  • More and more solar energy projects in Binh Thuan province have registered recently, most of which have average capacity of 30 MW. (vietnamnet.vn)
  • Reuters reported that Dak Lak province has recently licensed solar energy projects capitalized at $3.3 billion in total. (vietnamnet.vn)
  • Why are investors interested in solar energy? (vietnamnet.vn)
  • According to Dang Hong Son, CEO of VSP Binh Thuan II, which now runs two 30 MW solar energy plants in Binh Thuan, solar energy technology is developing more rapidly than wind power. (vietnamnet.vn)
  • According to Bui Huy Phung from the Energy Science Institute, the investment rate of wind power is $2.4-2.6 million per MW, while it is just $2 million for solar power. (vietnamnet.vn)
  • In more than 30 countries, electricity produced through solar and wind energy is the same price or cheaper than any new fossil fuel capacity, the report, released last Wednesday, noted. (ibtimes.com)
  • A major developmental milestone for this rapid breakthrough came earlier this year when it was concluded that solar energy is outpacing wind energy as the most competitive in terms of cost. (ibtimes.com)
  • The cost of solar energy in 58 lower-income countries - including China, Brazil and India - has fallen to about a third of their respective levels in 2010 and is now becoming cheaper than wind energy, according to data produced by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). (ibtimes.com)
  • A lot of people around the world are convinced that solar energy is one of the best solutions to our current challenges in energy as well as in climate change. (solarsystemmalaysia.com)
  • Because the energy generated from the sun is totally free, you may convert as many appliances as possible to use this generated energy, and yet may still have significant savings in your electricity expenses. (solarsystemmalaysia.com)
  • Solar energy is a great alternative to replace this fossil fuel energy to renewable energy as the sun's energy has no limit and could supply an infinite electricity generation. (solarsystemmalaysia.com)
  • In Malaysia and in other countries, going solar provides various incentives for renewable energy technologies. (solarsystemmalaysia.com)
  • Because the sun will likely to be around for billions of years, you may expect that you will be able to generate energy to supply your home with enough electricity for many years. (solarsystemmalaysia.com)
  • So, to narrow this long bet, how will the production of electricity by direct radiant solar energy technologies (PV, thermal and biomass) fare in the future market? (longbets.org)
  • And fifth, the costs of these direct solar energy technologies will continue to decline, while, as suggested above, costs for all competing energy systems will continue to increase. (longbets.org)
  • Solar-thermal power plants use the sun's energy to heat water or gas, which eventually passes through a turbine that converts the thermal energy into electricity. (abengoa.com)
  • For years, solar energy researchers have tried to imitate the success of photosynthesis by building devices like an artificial leaf and a solar cell that hijacks chemistry of photosynthetic bacteria . (discovermagazine.com)
  • Scientists at UCLA have invented a thin, transparent solar cell that can turn the energy of the sun into electricity, while still allowing visible light to stream through it. (latimes.com)
  • If you take a piece of glass and compare it to our solar cell, it is difficult to tell the difference," said study leader Yang Yang, a professor at UCLA and director of the Nano Renewable Energy Center at California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI). (latimes.com)
  • Thus, overall many photovoltaic approaches have been studied and efforts are currently continuing in order to provide more cost and energy efficient solar energy solutions. (hindawi.com)
  • Meanwhile, the other polymer is placed between the TENG and the solar cell and acts as a mutual electrode for the devices, conducting energy from the TENG to the cell. (theiet.org)
  • Such a hybrid solar cell would be capable of generating energy even during a dark and rainy light thanks to the incorporation of the TENG. (theiet.org)
  • The hybrid energy harvesting system […] can combine the advantages of high current level of a solar cell and high voltage of a TENG device, promising an efficient approach to collect energy from the environment in different weather conditions," the researchers wrote in ACS Nano . (theiet.org)
  • Kuwait has started operating its first-ever solar power plant at the Umm Gudair oil field, a landmark for the country as it seeks to diversify its sources of energy to meet fast-rising local demand. (thenational.ae)
  • The Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research signed a contract last year with Spain's TSK to establish the country's first solar thermal energy plant, with a planned production capacity of 50MW. (thenational.ae)
  • Solar energy flow (power) is 1000 kW per sq. meter. (enotes.com)
  • A huge gain in this direction has now been made by a team of chemists at the University of California, Riverside that has found an ingenious way to make solar energy conversion more efficient. (phys.org)
  • This is energy lost, no matter how good your solar cell. (phys.org)
  • The hybrid material we have come up with first captures two infrared photons that would normally pass right through a solar cell without being converted to electricity, then adds their energies together to make one higher energy photon. (phys.org)
  • Besides solar energy, the ability to upconvert two low energy photons into one high energy photon has potential applications in biological imaging, data storage and organic light-emitting diodes. (phys.org)
  • Renewable energy is creating American jobs and lowering electricity prices for consumers, while ensuring cleaner air and water for all of us. (ucsusa.org)
  • Now, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new type of low-temperature fuel cell that directly converts biomass to electricity with assistance from a catalyst activated by solar or thermal energy. (bio-medicine.org)
  • The researchers also need to compare operation of the system with solar energy and other forms of input energy, such as waste heat from other processes. (bio-medicine.org)
  • This paper presents the results of meta-analyses of life-cycle assessments (LCA) of energy costs of three renewable technologies: solar photovoltaic (PV), concentrating solar power (CSP), and wind. (mdpi.com)
  • The paper presents these findings as energetic analogies with financial cost parameters for assessing energy technologies: overnight capital cost, operating costs and levelized cost of electricity (LCOE). (mdpi.com)
  • ABSTRACT: Photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems are being deployed at an accelerating rate to supply low-carbon electricity worldwide. (energy.gov)
  • Since heat can be stored and converted to electricity at relatively low cost, collection of high exergy content (high temperature) solar heat can provide energy that is dispatchable on demand to meet loads that are not well matched to solar insolation. (energy.gov)
  • We propose that maximizing the exergy output from the solar converters while minimizing the cost of exergy can help propel solar energy toward a higher contribution to carbon-free electricity in the long term than the prevailing paradigm of maximizing the energy output while minimizing the cost of energy. (energy.gov)
  • This work describes the economics of the problem and proposes that hybrid solar converters combining elements of both photovoltaic and concentrated solar power systems can address the solar energy storage problem. (energy.gov)
  • Although the cost of PV will continue to fall 1,2 and improvements to grid and demand response infrastructure canincrease daytime solar penetration, PV's contribution to theelectricity supply will ultimately be limited if the cost of energy storage remains high. (energy.gov)
  • A feed-in-tariff law has led to installed PV installations which provide B6% of annual electrical energy production, and solar occasionally contributes more than 50% of the required grid power. (energy.gov)
  • Many owners have been contacted by phone (Cold Call) from Solar Energy companies Claiming that they can improve your system etc etc, Be warned many of these companies are not registered installers but bogus companies who will take your money and run. (aclassinfo.co.uk)
  • Converting light into electricity is one of the key strategies for renewable energy, and even space exploration. (azocleantech.com)
  • The way to overcome this challenge is to develop materials that not only withstand but also harvest such higher-energy radiation and turn it into electricity. (azocleantech.com)
  • The slope of the linear plot of ln Free Electricity against (cmt)−Free Power shown in Figure Free energy , which is equivalent to the more traditional plot of ln(cmc) against T−Free Power, gave Free Power value of ΔH = −Free Power kJ mol−Free Power which is in fair agreement with the result obtained by osmometry considering the difficulties in locating the cmc by the osmometric method. (intelligencemission.com)
  • In the article, Bloomberg New Energy Finance author Tom Randall wrote, "Solar power, for the first time, is becoming the cheapest form of new electricity…now unsubsidized solar is beginning to outcompete coal and natural gas on a larger scale, and notably, new solar projects in emerging markets are costing less to build than wind projects. (graphicproducts.com)
  • The cheapening of solar energy began in January 2016 at energy auctions, where companies competed for contracts to provide electricity. (graphicproducts.com)
  • Shifting to clean energy is more expensive in nations such as U.S., where electricity demand is less, and new solar must compete with existing billion-dollar coal and gas plants. (graphicproducts.com)
  • While the future of solar panel applications looks to be bright, it will take time to transfer to renewable energy worldwide. (graphicproducts.com)
  • A visualization of the broad-spectrum solar energy funnel. (phys.org)
  • The quest to harness a broader spectrum of sunlight's energy to produce electricity has taken a radically new turn, with the proposal of a "solar energy funnel" that takes advantage of materials under elastic strain. (phys.org)
  • In an organic solar cell, the electron-hole pair, called an exciton, moves randomly through the material after being generated by photons, limiting the capacity for energy production. (phys.org)
  • Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have discovered a low-cost and sustainable way to build a solar cell using bacteria, that can harvest energy from light even under overcast skies. (answerswithjoe.com)
  • renewables
  • Despite his initial efforts to pre-determine the results, Secretary Perry was unable to whiteout the truth-just as diversifying investments strengthens a financial or retirement portfolio, diversifying the U.S. electricity mix with renewables is making the grid more reliable and resilient. (ucsusa.org)
  • These studies project renewables will be able to provide 80 percent of the nation's electricity mix by 2050, while maintaining reliability. (ucsusa.org)
  • As Bloomberg states, "for populations still relying on expensive kerosene generators, or who have no electricity at all, and for those living in the dangerous smog of thickly populated cities, the shift to renewables and increasingly to solar can't come soon enough. (graphicproducts.com)
  • photons
  • The researchers report in Nano Letters that by combining inorganic semiconductor nanocrystals with organic molecules, they have succeeded in "upconverting" photons in the visible and near-infrared regions of the solar spectrum. (phys.org)
  • Europe's
  • The Institute's 140 workplaces are spread across the DLR Headquarters in Cologne, DLR facilities in Stuttgart and Jülich as well as Europe's largest test facility for concentrating solar technology run by DLR's Spanish research partners CIEMAT, the Plataforma Solar de Almería. (dlr.de)
  • bacteria
  • A concept diagram shows the anode of the solar cell, comprised of biogenic material made of lycopene-producing bacteria (the orange orbs) that are coated with titania nanoparticles. (answerswithjoe.com)
  • produce
  • The 30-million Kuwaiti dinar (Dh363.6m) project, Sidrah 500, will produce 10 megawatts of electricity, half of which will be supplied to the public electricity network. (thenational.ae)
  • The electrons are then transported to the cathode, where they are finally oxidized by oxygen through an external circuit to produce electricity. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Companies made contracts to produce electricity for a record low at $64 per megawatt-hour in India. (graphicproducts.com)
  • We're trying to use elastic strains to produce unprecedented properties," says Ju Li, an MIT professor and corresponding author of a paper describing the new solar-funnel concept that was published this week in the journal Nature Photonics . (phys.org)
  • Fossil Fuels
  • While recent leaps and bounds in solar technology have boosted its popularity - particularly as governments seek alternatives to fossil fuels to reduce carbon emissions and fulfil the requirements of the Paris Agreement - some issues with the technology remain. (theiet.org)
  • It also completely ignores the large public health and environmental impacts of burning fossil fuels that are not included in electricity prices and huge subsidies coal, natural gas and nuclear power have received for decades. (ucsusa.org)
  • Scientists
  • If the thin films of a solar cell are deposited directly onto a highly conductive metal foil (as opposed to glass or stainless steel), then the bottom electrode gets much simpler because the substrate can do the job of carrying the current" - explained the scientists. (thefutureofthings.com)
  • EPFL scientists are developing a material that can turn X-rays, as well as light, into electricity. (azocleantech.com)
  • EPFL scientists have now shown that a material based on solar-panel perovskites can be used to harvest electricity with high efficiency from X-rays and particles in space. (azocleantech.com)
  • hybrid solar
  • There is an important scientific and technological opportunity to address the storage challenge by developing inexpensive hybrid solar converters that collect solar heat at temperatures between about 200 and 600 1C and also incorporate PV. (energy.gov)
  • Technology
  • Nanosolar, a California-based company, has developed a unique technology for producing cost-efficient solar electricity. (thefutureofthings.com)
  • Named "Innovation of the Year" by Popular Science Magazine, the technology enables production of several hundred feet of "solar sheet" per minute and relies on recent advances in the field of nano-structured materials. (thefutureofthings.com)
  • Oerlikon Solar will provide a 40 MW turnkey thin-film silicon solar photovoltaic (PV) production line to China's Hunan Gongchuang Photovoltaic Science & Technology Co Ltd. (renewableenergyfocus.com)
  • The new films - aimed at the solar thermal electricity and PV sectors respectively - are further evidence of the company leveraging its broad technology portfolio to commercialise innovative products. (renewableenergyfocus.com)
  • Depending on the type of technology and on its size, you may take advantage on various FiT incentives that the government and/or the electricity company provides. (solarsystemmalaysia.com)
  • I am not including hydropower, also a solar-driven technology, but one with limited future potential because of the ecological imperatives of protecting remaining rivers. (longbets.org)
  • Among existing technologies, Abengoa is one of the pioneers and world leaders in concentrating solar power (CSP) technology, as well as offering photovoltaic solutions. (abengoa.com)
  • Solar-thermal technology is important thanks to its manageability and storability, as well as being easily integrated into conventional thermal plants using steam or combined cycle, at a low additional cost. (abengoa.com)
  • In contrast, concentrated solar power plants collect heat, store it, and dispatch electricity day and night, but the technology requires very large and expensive plants. (energy.gov)
  • As a pioneering German research institution working on concentrated solar power (CSP) technology, the Institute figures as the prime mover of the development and qualification of solar power and allied technologies, both in Europe and on a global scale. (dlr.de)
  • economically
  • Up to 72 percent of Binh Thuan province's area has solar radiation of over 5 kWh/m/day, the level high enough to make solar projects economically feasible. (vietnamnet.vn)
  • A more narrow question is whether the solar-based technologies will keep up with this economically beneficial pace. (longbets.org)
  • handbook
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  • cost
  • The company says this property enables major cost reduction on the solar cell's thin-film bottom electrode. (thefutureofthings.com)
  • At the price of $29.10 per megawatt-hour, the solar electricity cost was at about half the price of a coal competitor. (ibtimes.com)
  • But if you invest the same $1 million in natural gas-fired electric generation (cost to extract the gas, etc.), you'll get 400 million kilowatt hours of electricity over 30 years! (marcellusdrilling.com)
  • Its research activities focus on technical feasibility issues, and on increasing the overall efficiency and lowering the cost of concentrating solar systems. (dlr.de)
  • sun's
  • Joy Rohde, Director of Market Strategy at AER, presents 'Solar Storms: Protecting Against the Sun's 'Dark Side'' at The MEARIE Conference 2012 in Minett, Ontario at 8:35am on Wednesday, June 27th. (aer.com)
  • wind
  • Germany gets around 26 per cent of its power from variable solar and wind, and already has some smart systems in place. (newscientist.com)
  • The institute's Shaqaya initiative is also planning solar and wind projects in the north-west of the country. (thenational.ae)
  • Based largely on input from experts at DOE's national labs, the study shows recent growth in wind and solar power is creating new jobs and is not a threat to reliability, contradicting previous claims made by Perry. (ucsusa.org)
  • The market-driven reality is that cheap natural gas, wind, and solar are outcompeting aging, expensive coal plants. (ucsusa.org)
  • In fact, wind and solar industry jobs now far outweigh all coal industry jobs nationally and in at least 40 states. (ucsusa.org)
  • Wind and solar already provide many essential reliability services as well or better than inflexible coal and nuclear plants. (ucsusa.org)
  • Natgas yields 8 times as much electricity per dollar as wind, and 16 times as much as solar. (marcellusdrilling.com)
  • 3 However, in 2013 the wholesale electricity price in Germany fell by about $0.01 per kWh for each 10% of additional solar and wind generation in the total hourly electricity mix. (energy.gov)
  • comparatively
  • On December 19, financial news giant Bloomberg announced they have new data showing that a large shift in global markets has occurred, declaring solar power to be a comparatively inexpensive form of power. (graphicproducts.com)
  • generation
  • Changes apply procedural aspects of pre-license application assessments, as well as amendment applications and applications for unlicensed solar generation facilities. (lexology.com)
  • efficient
  • But in the solar funnel, he adds, the electronic characteristics of the material "leads them to the collection site [at the film's center], which should be more efficient for charge collection. (phys.org)