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Reinforcing its long-term commitment to sustainability and confidence in solar technology, IKEA officially plugged-in the largest rooftop solar array in Kansas. The huge solar array will support the recently opened 359,000 square-foot IKEA Merriam and its 1,200 parking spaces soaking up the rays on 19 acres along the eastern side of I-35 eight miles southwest of Kansas City, Missouri.
Storing solar energy in a battery in Spain is more criminal than spilling radioactive waste. That’s the implied message written between the lines of a recently drafted law poised for fast-track approval by the government of Spain. Proposed fines for residential and SME use of solar energy self-consumption will be as high as €60 million ($67.7 million).
Applying to grid-connected solar PV installations of up to 15 kW, Spain’s new “solar tax” will be €8.9 ($10) per kW for residential consumers, and range up to €36 ($40.6) per kW for medium-size businesses. Off-grid solar installation owners, however, will be permitted to install solar storage units without fear of paying the new tax.
For those fortunate folks living in the northern hemisphere, now is the right time to find fresh organic olives at your local market. For an extra special treat that carries the sunshine of summer into the late days of winter, start your olive brining in the autumn. Doing it yourself is easy, and the advantages are many, not the least of which is the great, naturally tart and meaty flavor of the beloved olive.
Unhappy with any of the available methods of solar storage, a German inventor and engineer has put his favorite pastime of tinkering to good use. While others are attempting to build a better battery, Wolfram Walter is instead building a better way to use the batteries...
Chosen from an initial entry list of 10 new vehicles from all over the world, The BMW i8 was declared the 2015 World Green Car Award Winner at a press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show, Bridgestone Corporation, and Autoneum. ...
The future in which power company customers transitioning to solar electricity generation can choose to either maintain grid connection or cost-effectively generate off-grid has arrived. The implications of this reality, however, are only just beginning to dawn.
With global oil and gas prices fluctuating wildly and fossil fuel sources both reaching peak and pariah status, the Kingdom of Jordan has turned to renewable energy alternatives. Already a leader in the Arab world for utility-scale solar power production, Jordan’s residential and commercial rooftop sectors are ready to explode in the wake of the Kingdom’s exciting announcement to transition all of Jordan’s mosques to solar power.
Not only posing significant risks for Earth’s natural systems, the effects of global warming on humans and human systems have only recently begun receiving the expanded attention they critically require.
From hazardous effects causing potential loss of life, injury, or other negative health impacts, to the potential exposure of social, economic, and infrastructure assets to adverse impacts, global warming places vulnerable human lives and systems in dangerous jeopardy. ...
Calling for the “swift implementation” of ACE* climate education in high schools across the country, a bipartisan group of mayors
Announcing plans to launch its first global yieldco investment structure, Canadian Solar anticipates the IPO may be available on a US Stock Exchange as early as the fourth quarter of 2015. Dr Shawn Qu, chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar, spoke recently about the new...
With Allah's personal invitation to Makkah extended to every able Muslim throughout every age, Allah continually guides the service upgrades ...
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Several months in advance of the March 20, 2015 total solar eclipse, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) began evaluating the risk to Europe’s energy grid. Because the European energy grid incorporates significant solar generation, the risk of negative impact during a solar eclipse needed to be carefully mitigated in order to maintain the security of power supplies throughout the event.
Homeowners demanding more “curb appeal” for their rooftop solar installations will be interested in the elegant new Solarcentury building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) solar modules.
Sunstation, a new BIPV solar roof system designed with an eye to aesthetics, is now available from Solarcentury and primed for mass marketing with favorable pricing to make it competitive with conventional post-construction solar rooftop installation pricing.
Participating in an initiative to finance rooftop solar power units, National Bank of Egypt (NBE) and Banque Misr are offering loans to citizens in Egypt. As a preliminary stage, the initiative is being offered only within specific areas of Cairo. However, plans include expanding soon into Egypt’s other governorates.