Aren’t you happy we are safe from this kind of thing dealing in the waste biz over here?:)
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
A very good white paper and analysis from the research arm of the public utilities.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Large scale concentrating solar plants not only have their fundamental problems of sourcing water to feed their steam plants in the desert and getting new rights of way for expensive new transmission lines . They are also facing turtles and lizards as hostages to the environmentalists and regulators with no spine.
Tessera’s plants are very innovative, using hundreds of dish concentrators and integrated Sterling engines in their architecture.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Note the % contribution number.
This is to inform you that Matrix Energy currently has FIT Compliant Heliene HEE215M-A67 (245W) and HEE215M-A68 (250W) solar modules IN STOCK.
The datasheet is here:
These modules qualify for 13% and 15% domestic content for MicroFIT and FIT projects respectively.
Heliene Canada uses high quality Suniva (USA), Bosch (Germany) and Arise (Germany) monocrystalline solar cells in their module assembly. Their modules are cUL1703 listed, have a 10yr workmanship and standard 90% nominal power after 10yrs / 80% nominal power after 25yrs performance warranty.
Modules are packed 25 / pallet, double stacked. We are offering them in multiple of 50 (double stacked pallets) only.
If you would like a quotation with freight included, please advise quantity and shipto commercial address with dock.
Andrew Wilkins BSc
Account Manager - Commercial & Government
MATRIX ENERGY INC
TF: 1-866-630-5630 x216
F: (514) 426-9123
Come visit us !
PM Expo, Booth #1922 - Metro Toronto Convention Center, Dec 1-2-3
CanSIA, Booth # 1021 - Metro Toronto Convention Center, Dec 6-7-8
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010
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Subject: Announcing 15 Year Fixed Rate for Solar Financing
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Electric Power Monthly (EPM) (11/15/2010)
The latest EPM issue (November 2010) is now available on EIA's Electricity page. Data are for August 2010, which shows net generation in the United States rose by 7.4 percent. Coal consumption for power generation also rose 9.0 percent compared to August 2009. The average retail price of electricity for August 2010 was 10.45 cents per kilowatthour (kWh), 0.5 percent higher than July 2010, and 0.9 percent higher than August 2009. Note: Tables ES3 and ES4 have changed. Historical copies of the EPM tables in Excel format are located at: http://www.eia.gov/cneaf/electricity/epm/epm_ex_bkis.html
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Transmitter Sends Power, Data for RF Energy Harvesting and Wireless Power Systems | ECN: Electronic Component News
DC Power transmitted by radio wave over short distances.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I highly recommend you take the time to click on this link and listen to the interview of SunRun execs. You will instantly recognize their business model, hear about what they have gone through and see what’s down the road.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Two months after the Chinese took the lead for the first time! We seem to need a kick in the ass to get going, but watch what happens now, because this is strategic.
How do you say Sputnik in Chinese?
Friday, November 12, 2010
First Solar (FSLR) accelerates capacity expansion for utility-scale PV growth: Analyst's take - Photovoltaics World
Large Scale Utility Solar moving to dominance. The bankable manufacturers scale up capacity.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
PTC refers to PVUSA Test Conditions, which were developed to test and compare PV systems as part of the PVUSA (Photovoltaics for Utility Scale Applications) project. PTC are 1,000 Watts per square meter solar irradiance, 20 degrees C air temperature, and wind speed of 1 meter per second at 10 meters above ground level. PV manufacturers use Standard Test Conditions, or STC, to rate their PV products. STC are 1,000 Watts per square meter solar irradiance, 25 degrees C cell temperature, air mass equal to 1.5, and ASTM G173-03 standard spectrum. The PTC rating, which is lower than the STC rating, is generally recognized as a more realistic measure of PV output because the test conditions better reflect "real-world" solar and climatic conditions, compared to the STC rating. All ratings in the list are DC (direct current) watts.
Neither PTC nor STC account for all "real-world" losses. Actual solar systems will produce lower outputs due to soiling, shading, module mismatch, wire losses, inverter and transformer losses, shortfalls in actual nameplate ratings, panel degradation over time, and high-temperature losses for arrays mounted close to or integrated within a roofline. These loss factors can vary by season, geographic location, mounting technique, azimuth, and array tilt.
Canadian Renewable and Conservation Expenses
The tax rules allow certain “principal-business corporations”, whose principal business is the generation of clean energy, to transfer their deductions for “Canadian Renewable and Conservation Expenses” to the corporation’s flow-through share investors. The budget amends the definition of “principal-business corporation” to clarify that flow-through share eligibility extends to corporations in the principal business of producing fuel, generating energy, or distributing energy. These measures have effect for taxation years ending after 2004.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Remarkable properties. Best candidate to replace silicon.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Solar Power Reliability and Balance-of-System Designs | Renewable Energy World North America Magazine Article
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Solar Industry: Content / Projects & Contracts / Ameresco, DOER Plan Five Massachusetts Solar Projects
Our friends in Boston nab 5 100kw State rooftops.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Photovoltaic power poised to become mainstream source of energy in all Sunbelt countries by 2030 - Photovoltaics World
Big ARRA grants won’t trump cheap land, cash and labor.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Big-iron inverter manufacturers are not facing a big, bankable Chinese foe. YET.