Archive for the ‘Renewable Energy’ Category

OPDE Plans 45-MW of Solar in Mexico

The Governor of the State of Durango, Mexico Ismael Hernández Deras, and representatives of the Board of OPDE have signed a collaboration agreement under which the Spanish solar photovoltaic developer has committed to study, plan, build and launch 45 megawatts (MW) of solar projects between now and 2013.

Four Weeks to Go for Wall Street Green Trading Summit IX

There are only four weeks to go until the Wall Street Green Trading Summit IX, the longest running environmental finance event in the US. This cutting edge event brings forth the latest offerings from environmental innovators in the US and Europe.

GE to Supply Technology for NextEra’s US Wind Fleet

NextEra Energy Resources has selected GE’s WindBOOST technology to enhance the output from its fleet of approximately 800 GE 1.5sle wind turbines. GE’s WindBOOST control software makes it possible for GE 1.5sle wind turbines to increase output by up to 100 kilowatts, enhancing productivity from 1.5 to 1.6 megawatts (MW).

To date 25,000t of CO2 Emissions Avoided by Photovoltaic Plants Arsol-1 and Arsol Toledo

The two plants developed by Aries Ingeniería y Sistemas have produced a total of 55 GWh since they came into operation two years ago

Both plants, located in Ciudad Real and Toledo, Spain, are producing highly efficient clean energy with a total of 15 MW of power.

NV Energy Signs 50-MW Solar PPA

NV Energy and NextLight Renewable Power LLC, have announced a 25-year contract for the purchase and sale of energy to be produced at NextLight’s 50 MW Silver State Solar Power photovoltaic facility near Primm, Nevada. Silver State Solar Power is located on Bureau of Land Management land, and will interconnect at NV Energy’s Bighorn substation adjacent to the project site.

Gadir Solar Ramps Up Oerlikon Thin-film Equipment

Oerlikon Solar announced that Gadir Solar is using its amorphous thin film silicon PV technology at the solar fabrication plant located in the bay of Cadiz, Spain. Gadir Solar’s plant, one of the largest in Europe, began operation in October 2009.

China Solar Power Signs Thin-film Amorphous Silicon Deal

China Solar Power, a manufacturer of thin film amorphous silicon photovoltaic solar modules, announced that it has signed an investment agreement with Suzhou Industrial Park for its third solar cell manufacturing facility in China.

Ingeteam To Construct Renewable Energy Equipment Manufacturing Facility in US

Ingeteam, a Spanish company that specializes in highly-engineered electrical and electronic equipment and services, will construct a $15 million facility in Milwaukee to manufacture equipment for renewable energy projects.

groSolar to Distribute and Install American-Made Solon PV Modules

groSolar, a national leader in solar power distribution and installation, today announced a new relationship with SOLON Corporation, a leading North American photovoltaic manufacturer. SOLON’s products and information will be on display in the groSolar booth at the upcoming Renewable Energy World Expo in Austin, Texas on February 23.

Bill Gates talks about Energy and Climate @TED

Bill Gates talks about his vision for the world’s energy future at TED. Every year the atmosphere receives another 26 billion tons of Carbon dioxide. In his speech he says that the carbon emissions have to get down to zero globally by 2050 to avoid a catastrophe for our planet.

There are five important sources that may contribute to lower the carbon emissions but they need a miracle if they should lower the carbon emissions to zero. The sources that Bill Gates mentions are Carbon Capture and Storage of CO2, Nuclear power, Wind Power, Solar Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal. But they all have some challenges that need to be solved.

Would it be possible to burn out the waste from the Nuclear Power plants to come down to zero carbon emissions and at the same time power the world for a couple of centuries?

Listen to Bill Gates at
The speech is called: Innovating to zero!