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Posted By: Sven Lindstrom - CEO, Midsummer
On: October 21, 2014
Seven billion people will live and work in urban areas by 2050 and the demand for energy for all these people will be huge. Local production of energy will be needed with building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) key to make cities at least partially self-sufficient with energy. Rapid development in thin film  more...
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Posted By: Julia Young - Online Marketing Manager, Vista Solar
On: September 18, 2014
Before discussing the various socio-economic advantages of solar energy, it is imperative to understand the global economic structure. This will give a better understanding of the benefits. Comprising of seven continents of North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and Antartica, the world map looks like a huge land  more...
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Posted By: Camilo Patrignani - CEO, Greenwood Energy
On: July 22, 2014
It's very clear Latin America has one of the world's brightest solar power market outlooks. High power prices and volatile fuel supplies have made solar cheaper than fossil fuels in many countries, driving new investment and capacity additions. Consider Chile, Uruguay, and Costa Rica were three of the just seven  more...
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Posted By: Matti Rautkivi - General Manager, Liaison Office, Wartsila
On: June 13, 2014
In April 2014 the U.S renewables industry made international headlines when the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) monthly figures revealed that the country's solar capacity had increased an unprecedented 418% from 2010 to 2014. Marking the watershed moment, commentators at the EIA stated that 'U.S. solar capacity has moved quickly from  more...
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Posted By: Julia Young - Online Marketing Manager, Vista Solar
On: May 13, 2014
Efficiency is a key criterion when it comes to making a decision regarding the purchase of any electrical equipment. While it is important that the electricity that we consume is efficiently used, it is also important that the energy is produced in an efficient manner. This becomes all the more  more...
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Posted By: Camilo Patrignani - CEO, Greenwood Energy
On: April 28, 2014
These days, a $40 million dollar equity financing deal might not seem groundbreaking in America's power markets. But for the keen analyst of distributed solar energy, that same investment may just herald a shift toward the future of project financing. Just another solar investment, right? Not really. While the boom  more...
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Posted By: Jim Bell
On: April 18, 2014
Here we go again, justifying doing something bad to do something supposedly good. I'm referring to the plans to scrape off hundreds of square miles of desert and other habitat areas to install solar collecting devices that convert direct solar light into electricity. This approach will also require that more  more...
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Posted By: Evelyn Butler - Global Business Development Director, Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
On: April 3, 2014
The conversation surrounding how solar energy can benefit the environment has been a transformational one over the last 10 years. One of the focal points of that discussion centers on solar energy reliability and cost efficiency to promote widespread adoption. The methods poised for achieving this goal include conducting more  more...
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Posted By: KRS Murthy - CEO, i3 World
On: March 4, 2014
I admire the energy of solar enthusiasts, much more than the Sun's light energy converted into electricity by solar panels. Journalists write on solar industries, some of them on some recent claims by PV scientists and technologists, and most importantly academicians, who claim to change the world of solar industry  more...
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Posted By: Davis Swan - President, Debarel Systems Ltd.
On: February 6, 2014
In previous blog postings I have expressed my concerns about the relative return on investment and the economic fairness of roof-top solar panels. But I am also a big fan of solar power which is, after all, the most abundant and the most reliable energy source that we have at  more...
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