Green building News for September 2011

Green building News Archive

SoCore Energy installs Walgreens' 100th rooftop solar system

SoCore Energy has installed Walgreens' 100th rooftop solar power system at one of the drug store chain's outlets in Mason, Ohio, USA.

First Solar thin-film modules to 2011 Solar Decathlon competition

A team of students from Ohio State University will use 8 kW of First Solar's thin-film solar modules to power their sustainable house in the 2011 US Department of Energy's (DoE) Solar Decathlon competition.

Spain: 3.4m m2 of building integrated solar thermal by 2020

The Spanish Technical Building Code could lead to 3.4 million m2 of solar thermal systems by 2020 led by the residential market, according to the Spanish Institute for Diversification and Energy Saving (IDAE) and consultancy ECLAREON.

'Wireless' solar power

G24 Innovations (G24i) and Skyco Shading Systems Inc will install a wireless shade system powered by G25i's Gen-3 indoor solar technology in over 8000 windows for a global hotel chain.

Konarka and ThyssenKrupp Steel cooperate on solar BIPV

Konarka Technologies Inc and the Color/Construction Unit of ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe will cooperate on developing steel roof and other construction elements for solar building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV).

UK microgeneration spurred by feed-in tariff UK microgeneration spurred by feed-in tariff

Renewable energy microgeneration uptake in the UK is increasing with a 400% jump since the feed-in tariff was introduced in April 2010.

DoE supports solar PV rooftops on military housing

The US Department of Energy has offered a conditional commitment for a partial guarantee of a US$344 million loan supporting a solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop project for military housing.