Posts tagged: Photovoltaic array

Tiny Scottish Island Running Almost Entirely on Renewable Energy

Managed and maintained by the citizens themselves. By: David Nield If you want a template for making renewable energy work in the here and now, look no further than the Scottish island of Eigg, which is powered almost completely by wind, solar, and hydro technology. The off-grid electricity system on this 30-square-kilometre (12-square-mile) island has […]

Over Half of Germany’s Renewable Energy Owned By Citizens & Farmers

Courtesy: Thomas Kohler/treehugger.com   Germany‘s promotion of renewable energy rightly gets singled out for its effectiveness, most often by me as an example of how to do things well versus the fits and starts method of promotion common in the US. Over at Wind-Works, Paul Gipe points out another interesting facet of the German renewable […]

Solar Energy: Shining Brighter Across the Globe

The world is witnessing a massive move towards clean energy with rapid growth seen in last few years in solar photovoltaic (PV)installations. Solar PV installations are expected to rise 26.3% from 19 gigawatts (GW) in 2010 to 24 GW in 2011, accordign to a new report from IMS Research. The research also revealed that Italy […]

32 MW Long Island Solar Farm Commissioned

By Kari Williamson The solar farm consists of 164,312 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and is owned by BP Solar and Met Life. It is expected to produce 50 GWh annually, which will be fed into the Long Island Power Authority’s (LIPA) grid. The solar farm has entered into a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with […]

Toshiba Home Solar Power Modules Tops in Efficiency

Source: cleantechnica.com With so many different companies producing solar cells and solar arrays, it’s a pretty competitive field. Toshiba’s 22.6% conversion efficiency ranks near the top – in the lab. Toshiba has stated its results in the field, so to speak, are at 19.3% conversion efficiency, putting its Residential Solar Module 240W right at the […]