Dubai’s plans to generate 75 percent of its energy through clean sources will create more than 8,000 qualified jobs year after year, an executive at Europe’s biggest solar panel firm has predicted.
While 2014 remained a challenging time for the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry, it marked an inflection point in the market’s development.
Another giant solar farm has been constructed on desert lands in California, stealing the title of the largest solar plant in the world. The farm, which is called Topaz, recently went online after its final 40-megawatt phase was completed, making it the first 500-plus megawatt solar plant to be up and running in the US.
The multinational furniture giant IKEA will soon begin selling residenatial solar panels in its stores in the Netherlands, as per recent reports. The move is part of a new partnership between the thin-film module manufacturer Hanergy and IKEA.
The Solar Keymark was created to certify solar thermal products of high quality at European level. The aim is to reduce trade barriers and promote the use of high quality solar thermal products in the European market and beyond.
Two geography students in London have come up with a way to give the city’s old red phone boxes a new life. An iconic symbol of the English city, the phone boxes have fallen out of use as the majority of people now have cell phones.
Getting large equipment into space is no easy feat. At nearly £14,000 ($23,400) to send a kilogram into orbit, it’s expensive, and room is always limited.
Arava Power is Israel’s leading solar developer and a pioneer in large-size solar fields, founded in 2006. Partnering with industry leaders like Siemens, Arava Power supplies hundreds of megawatts of green energy to Israel from large-scale photovoltaic solar fields in Israel’s Negev desert.
The energy world is not keeping up with Elon Musk, so he’s trying to take matters into his own hands. Musk, chairman of the solar installer SolarCity, announced that the company would acquire a solar panel maker and build factories “an order of magnitude” bigger than the plants that currently churn out panels.
Solar Roadways is a company based in Idaho that is working to perfect and implement the idea of solar panels embedded within road surfaces, sidewalks and parking lots.