This report, produced by the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, documents the accelerated deployment of five clean energy technologies thriving in the U.S. market – wind turbines, solar technologies for both utility-scale and distributed photovoltaic (PV), electric vehicles (EVs) and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The document builds upon previous reports and describes the decreasing cost and increasing deployment of all five technologies in the United States since 2008.
Post date: 4 Ott 2016
Peripheral areas often face poverty, crime, waste, pollution and decay. A new trend, however, considers suburbs the best places to develop green initiatives and energy efficiency interventions. Now a social housing building in Zaragoza, Spain, is piloting the regeneration of a suburb
Peripheral neighbourhoods are often spaces of poverty, unemployment and urban decay. But now many peripheral areas are becoming laboratories of innovation, hosting initiatives for a sustainable future.
Post date: 1 Set 2016
This report, released by the ZERO-PLUS project, is on the combined energy and environmental performance of the proposed energy production and management technologies. More specifically, the document covers the final results from building modelling and simulation on the expected energy and environmental performance for eight types of residential buildings (ranging from villas to apartment buildings for social housing) across four case studies (Cyprus, France, Italy, United Kingdom).
Post date: 31 Ago 2016
This guide, released by the Zero Carbon Hub, is a step-by-step guide for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) housebuilders on building energy efficient homes cost effectively. It begins with highlighting high areas of cost risk when building a low energy home and focuses specifically on photovoltaics (PV) and solar thermal, wall insulation, heating, airtightness and ventilation, thermal bridges and orientation.
Post date: 16 Ago 2016
The 13th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaics (CPV-13) is the premier technical conference in the areas of high - and low - concentration PV components, modules, and tracker-based PV systems. The conference brings together students, academics, technologists, and financiers to engage in discussion of state-of-the-art CPV components, trackers, and installations.
Post date: 9 Giu 2016
The 7th International Conference on Silicon Photovoltaics will be hosted by Fraunhofer ISE, Europe’s largest solar energy research institute, and will focus on advanced technologies, materials and concepts for crystalline silicon solar cells and modules.
Post date: 9 Giu 2016
CLEAR stands for Consumers Learn Engage Adopt Renewable Energy Technologies. It is an international project guiding consumers actively through all the stages leading to the purchase of domestic renewable and low-carbon energy technologies, lowering barriers to buying these and raising consumers’ capacity to take informed decisions.
Post date: 6 Giu 2016
Το Υπουργείο Περιβάλλοντος και Ενέργειας ανοίγει και πάλι την αγορά της ηλιακής ενέργειας στην Ελλάδα με ένα διπλό μειοδοτικό διαγωνισμό για την εγκατάσταση φωτοβολταϊκών συνολικής ισχύος 50 MW.
Στην ουσία πρόκειται για δύο πιλοτικούς διαγωνισμούς που θα πραγματοποιηθούν τον Ιούνιο:
Post date: 5 Apr 2016
The International Conference on Solar Technologies & Hybrid Mini Grids to improve energy access will take place at Bad Hersfeld, in Metropolitan area Frankfurt, Germany, on 21-23 September 2016. The international character of this conference and exhibition will bring together academia, practitioners, industry and development institutions with the aim of sharing experiences and the latest technology developments, learning from each other and networking.
The objective of the event and the challenge to be faced are:
Post date: 24 Mar 2016
Power of the Sun. Dirt cheap
In a world hungry for energy, top scientist Michael Grätzel hopes to make solar cells more affordable by copying photosynthesis.
In the late 1980s, the German-born chemist Michael Grätzel literally tied his name to an invention that is hailed as a revolution in renewable energy.
Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC) - officially dubbed Grätzel cells to honour their creator - are transparent photovoltaic cells inspired by the way plants generate energy.
Post date: 15 Mar 2016