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Europe Increases Demand for Solar Cells in 3Q

December 5, 2008 / No Comments

Business is bad? Where is business bad? Not in the solar cell industry is business bad. During the 3Q of this year, Japan's fiscal 2Q shipments of solar cells to the European Union grew 44% on the year in power capacity terms. It now reaches 304,500kW says the Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association. Europe accounted for 60% of all shipments. Exports to the ...

Seville Builds Largest Solar Park in Europe

November 12, 2008 / 1 Comment

You can call this a celestial show on earth or probably the most eco-friendly display of dazzling light aimed at producing clean energy. The Solucar solar park, near Seville, Spain, has been designed to produce 11 megawatts of electricity from the sun's rays, collected by 624 giant movable mirrors. This is the first in a set of a solar power generation ...

California’s First Solar Thermal Plant in 20 Years

October 31, 2008 / 1 Comment

Solar energy is without a shadow of a doubt, the leader when it comes to renewable energy sources. It seems that the State of California is assuming the mantle of being the new "Sunshine State" in the US with its amazing progress in utilizing solar energy to the optimum level. Even the economic meltdown that hit the country so hard ...

TEPCO Builds Solar Power Plant in Kawasaki, Japan

October 21, 2008 / No Comments

TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Co) will build two solar power plants on the waterfront in Kawasaki, Kanagawa (near Yokohama), that will have a capability of producing some 20,000kw - enough energy for 5,900 households. That's great news, only 24,994,100 households to go. TEPCO's investment will come to about Y10B ($100 million). [caption id="attachment_1989" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Solar power wind turbine ...

US Army to Build a 500MW solar thermal plant

October 9, 2008 / No Comments

When the US Army takes a small break from those unnecessary and probably unnecessary wars, or don't plan new ones, they manage to amaze us. I'm talking about the latest initiative to build a 500MW solar thermal plant in the Mojave Desert near Fort Irwin, CA, that will help them cut down $21 million a year from their $3 billion ...