Latest News

  • Hillary Clinton announces a comprehensive climate change plan
    During her visit to Iowa State University Alumni Center, Hillary Clinton set ambitious goals to generate enough clean renewable energy to power each American home in the decade following her election.
  • Sunny Future for Solar Installers
    With Amber Rudd, the new Energy and Climate Change Secretary at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) promising to deliver a solar revolution during her tenure, NAPIT says now is the time for installers to get involved with this increasingly popular technology.
  • Electricity from South Africa’s largest solar roof
    The Clearwater Mall in Strubens Valley has made full use of its rooftops to maximise self-generated solar power.
  • New World Record of 18.6 % Thin Film Module Conversion Efficiency
    First Solar, Inc. has set another world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) module conversion efficiency, achieving 18.6 percent aperture efficiency for an advanced full size module. This record module is more efficient than the best multi-crystalline module recorded.
  • European Solar Prize 2015 is open for entries until 30 June
    The application period for the European Solar Prize 2015 runs until the end of June. The prize is given to make pioneers and leaders the focus of public attention, and to give fresh impetus to a renewable energy-based and decentralised energy transition.
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Webinars

  • Advanced Conversion: Maximising the Potential for Energy from Waste
    One of the most readily-available and viable solutions to help address the challenge of our growing energy needs is Energy-from-Waste (EfW) – which has the potential to take a multitude of waste streams (such as municipal solid waste) and convert them into energy. We look at how modern techniques can make the technology more efficient.
  • Sustainability in bioenergy
    Biomass is a very versatile resource that can be used to produce heat, electricity, transport fuels and a range of chemicals and materials. It is used in all these applications today, and its future demand is estimated to grow substantially.
  • Wind: Does the cost per kilowatt hour outweigh the benefit?”
    In an increasingly difficult economic climate, with consumers facing increasingly high bills for their electricity, there is a clear demand from many international governments for increasing alternative means of energy supply to the grid.
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Blogs

  • Turning the power of the sun into food
    Posted by Libi Israeli • 27 July 2015
    BY ABE EMARD Highlighting the benefits of using solar power in agriculture across the US and beyond. With the world becoming ever more digitalised and industrialised, the word of the century is progr...
    tags: Solar, Food, Agriculture
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  • Australia’s slashed renewable energy target - The impact
    Posted by Libi Israeli • 10 July 2015
    BY CONNOR ROBERTS  The damage done by the recent reduction of Australia's Renewable Energy Target cannot be overstated.  To date, over A$10 billion worth of investment has been directed to ...
    tags: renewable energy, renewable energy targets, Australia , Carbon Tax
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  • Guest blog: Picking winners
    Posted by Steve Barrett • 02 July 2015
    BY ROLAND JOEBSTL   For those who dare to look into the future and see a low-carbon society powered by renewables with global warming kept below the 2°C threshold, the message is cl...
    tags: low carbon, climate change, COP21, renewable energy, energy efficiency, investment
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  • What now for UK Renewable Energy Sector Skills?
    Posted by Libi Israeli • 12 June 2015
    BY DAVID KIRKHAM  As the dust settles on election rhetoric in the UK, David Kirkham, Chief Executive of not for profit skills organisation Employer First, explores what employers in the gree...
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  • Consumer priorities crucial to electric vehicle transition
    Posted by Libi Israeli • 02 June 2015
    BY DAVID PORTER Electric vehicles are an exciting prospect. With smart grids, they may revolutionise how electricity is consumed across Europe – not least in the volume, timing and loc...
    tags: electric vehicles
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Features

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Downloads

  • Case study in CSP plant performance
    Using routine sampling and chemical analysis of heat transfer fluid, early in a plant build, can help to extend the lifetime of CSP plants. Christopher Ian Wright BSc PhD MBA, explains.
  • 2015 Renewable Cities Conference Agenda
    The Renewable Cities Global Learning Forum is set to take place May 13–15 at the award-winning Four Seasons hotel in Vancouver, Canada. The Forum brings together key city and utility staff with the private sector, civil, society and researchers to participate in a solutions-focused dialogue.
  • 2013 Lahmeyer REMIPEG Report: Solar Thermal
    The solar thermal power market is seeing growth after a period of uncertainty. At the end of 2013 there was approximately 3.8 GW of installed CSP capacity globally, and newly installed capacity increased more than 60% to roughly 1.17 GW last year.
  • Concentrated Solar Power in the USA
    This guide provides exclusive data on the current project pipeline in the United States, as well as the future growth potential of the domestic market. Furthermore, it examines the potential use of CSP in other niche markets and the opportunities for U.S. companies to export their know-how and technology into lucrative markets, such as South Africa, Chile and the MENA region.
  • Evaluating the impact of chemical waste: How safety and the bottom line can both benefit
    This paper demonstrates that it is possible to reduce chemical costs by identifying and limiting the wastes found in dispensing, storage and application. Reducing these hidden costs will also improve productivity and health and safety in the workplace.
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