Solar electricity Features for December 2010
Despite the international economic crisis and the reduction of Government incentives, renewable energy is continuing to have a growing impact on the world energy market. Experts from Lahmeyer International and the Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum examine the 2009 statistics, and highlight newly-installed capacity, major technological developments and emerging market trends.
13 December, 2010
Since the introduction of its small power programme in 2006, Thailand has signed contracts to develop 4.3 GW of renewable generation. Nearly half of the contracts – 1.8 GW – are for solar energy alone.
08 December, 2010
Investors are cautious about investing in solar as prices are falling on increased output from booming manufacturing countries like China. Mark Halper reported from the Paris Cleantech Forum this summer.
06 December, 2010
From residential rooftops to utility-scale farms, all users of solar energy want to get the most power from their systems. Everyone is looking for technologies that enhance power harvest and get the highest wattage from a solar photovoltaic (PV) installation. Many companies are focusing on this aim while simultaneously making systems far simpler and safer. Joyce Laird looks at some of the leading companies in this area.
03 December, 2010