Solar electricity News for February 2012

Solar electricity News Archive

Dye-sensitised solar cell inventor awarded 2012 Albert Einstein award

The 'father' of the dye-sensitised solar cell (DSC), Professor Michael Grätzel, is being awarded the 2012 Albert Einstein World Award of Science by the World Cultural Council.

REEEP funds clean energy in rural Cambodia, Ethiopia and Tanzania

The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) is funding three projects to widen clean energy access in rural Cambodia, Ethiopia and Tanzania.

Apple builds 20 MW solar array at North Carolina data centre

Computer giant Apple is building a 20 MW solar array at its Maiden, North Carolina, data centre.

First Chinese award of TOP BRAND PV label

Suntech is the first solar photovoltaic (PV) module producer from China to be awarded the TOP BRAND PV label by EuPD Research.

ABB and FG Emvelo develop CSP in South Africa

ABB and FG Emvelo are teaming up to develop concentrating solar power (CSP) plants in Karoshoek Solar Valley in the Northern Cape province, South Africa.

3TIER opens EMEA office

Solar and wind energy assessment and forecasting company 3TIER is opening an EMEA office in the UK in response to increasing demand in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

India saw US$10.3bn of clean energy investment in 2011

India saw clean energy investments reach US$10.3 billion in 2011, 52% higher than 2010, and accounting for 4% of global clean energy investment, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Siemens appoints head of solar thermal

Siemens has appointed Shmuel Fledel as CEO of the Solar Thermal Energy Business Unit in the Solar & Hydro Division of Siemens Energy.

TEP and AREVA Solar partner on CSP in Tucson, AZ

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) and AREVA Solar are partnering on a concentrated solar power (CSP) addition to TEP’s H. Wilson Sundt Generating Station in Tucson, AZ, USA.