Department Of Energy Selects $36 Million To Advance Solar Energy Integration

the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected up to $36 million in research projects that will advance solar energy’s role in strengthening the resilience of the Nation’s electricity grid.While fires, natural disasters, and cyberattacks can cause wide-spread power losses, even temporary disruptions in power quality can result in major economic losses. With more and more…

Department Of Energy Announces $130 Million For Early-Stage Solar Research Project

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $130 million for new research to advance early-stage solar technologies. These projects will help to achieve affordable and reliable energy to enhance America’s economic growth and energy security. “Solar is an integral part of the Administration’s ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. “This…

Department Of Energy Launches Round Two Of $3 Million Solar Manufacturing Prize

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy launched the second round of the American-Made Solar Prize, a $3 million competition designed to revitalize U.S. solar manufacturing. The Solar Prize encourages competitors to develop new solutions capable of advancing technologies for the domestic solar market. In February, the 20 semifinalists from round one were announced. The newly launched second…

ESTELA Welcomes The Proposed “Integrated National Energy And Climate Plans” From The Spanish Government Under The Governance 2030 Regulation.

In Spain, the draft National “Integrated National Energy and Climate Plans” (NECPs) has been approved by the Spanish Council of Ministers and submitted to the European Commission. ESTELA, as the representative of the European Solar Thermal Electricity sector (also known as concentrated solar power) industry, welcomes the proposed increasing of installed capacity in solar thermal…

RioglassSolar Signs Contracts For World’s Largest CSP Plant

The record-breaking Dubai 700 MW CSP + 250 MW PV Hybrid Project Noor Energy 1, developed by Acwa Power in close cooperation with DEWA, Shanghai Electric Group Corporation as EPC, and AbengoaEnergía as solar field technology provider, will utilize the Rioglass Solar tempered mirror and solar receiver technologies. Rioglass Solar Signs Dubai 600 MWE CSP…

A Climate Neutral Economy Will Give The European Renewable Energy Industry a Global Competitive Advantage

The second High-level meeting of the renewables section of the EU Clean Energy Industrial Forum took place in Brussels on 18th March at the European Commission headquarters building, the Berlaymont. Opened by Miguel Arias Cañete, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, it was attended by a group of 22 CEOs, industry leaders, and representatives…

NREL Unveils Look At Most Efficient Solar Modules

March 15, 2019 The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, which regularly publishes a chart of the world’s most efficient solar cells, has introduced a new chart of record-efficiency solar modules. The initial Champion Module Efficiencies chart contains 73 data points, dating to 1988, and broken out into 19 different technologies. The records range from an organic…

The U.S. Trade And Development Agency (USTDA) And AEG International Ghana Partnership For Solar Energy

U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan led an event today in Kpone to mark the new partnership between the Ghanaian company Strategic Security Systems International, and its subsidiary Strategic Power Solutions, with the U.S. Company AEG International. Their initial objective will be to provide solar energy to six dioceses of the Ghana Catholic Church.…