Home Solar Installations Doubled in 2011

Solar Power Ninja

Even though many Republican politicians are fighting against the growth of alternative energy, it seems as though there are many Americans that are attempting to change the world for the better by installing home solar systems, and adding to the grid rather than just using up energy.

Exclusive Pics: Kuraymat – Egypt’s First Solar-Thermal Plant

Green Prophet

took a field trip to Egypt’s first solar-thermal plant 90km south of Cairo! The buses were headed for Kuraymat, Egypt’s very first solar-thermal plant located 90km south of Cairo, and Green Prophet was on the scene. The solar field has a capacity of 150 MW during peak hours.

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Solar Water Heaters Give Free Hot Water From Cyprus Rooftops

Green Prophet

Although China leads the world in the number of solar water heaters in use, and Israel was the pioneer and chief country-wide user of solar water heaters for 25 years, today the Republic of Cyprus has the distinction of being the world leader of solar water heater users per capita.

KarmSolar is first Egyptian company to sell solar power off-grid

Green Prophet

KarmSolar is an Egyptian company dedicated to bolstering solar energy use. It is now the first company in Egypt with official permission to sell solar power off-grid. The company was founded in 2011. Egypt’s location on the solar belt makes solar power an obvious winner.

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SBY Solar Blocks Arava Power Solar Field Launch Today

Green Prophet

On the eve of its launch, Arava Power must prepare for a “real&# solar war: Israel’s first solar field company loses building permit and prepares for battle –– over sun rights and tariffs. One solar energy company shutting down another over money.

The US Solar Market Is Growing Ridiculously Fast

Mother Jones

At the end of 2015, the solar industry experienced something of a Christmas miracle when Congress unexpectedly extended a package of vital tax credits for renewable energy that were set to expire. For reference, in 2011 there were only 10 gigawatts of solar installed total across the country.)

United Nations Webinar On Solar Projects in the Middle East

Green Prophet

Free webinar helps you understand how to secure government interest, manufacture locally, and export to Europe in order to keep your solar project rolling. It has long been established that the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have enough solar energy to power the world.

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Seattle Seahawks to get largest solar energy roof- 2.5 Acres of it

Environmental Economics

Professional sports teams the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders FC have announced they will install the largest solar energy array to date in the state of Washington. The huge solar installation will cover over 2.5

Bedouin Women Bring Solar Power To Their Villages

Green Prophet

Green Prophet reporter Arwa speaks to Rafi’a Abdul Hamid, a woman from the deserts of Jordan who has been trained as a solar engineer to help bring clean electricity to her poor village. However, all that looks set to change as two women bring to light the advantages of solar energy. Two Jordanian Bedouin women have recently returned from a six-month course at a unique college in India where they were trained as solar engineers.

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Green Living with Solar Panels: Economics of Solar Panels | Living.

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Green Living with Solar Panels: The Economics of Turning Sunlight into Electricity by greenwise on February 2, 2011 Turning sunlight into electricity is a wonderful idea. Solar panels—and I mean the photovoltaic kind—are a start. But at the moment, using solar panels to generate electricity at home is an investment in green living.

Kevin McCloud has picked his eco-innovator champions of 2011

Green (Living) Review

Kevin's Green Heroes’ 2011: Product List 1. Newform Energy Newform Energy's Hybrid Solar Solution is a world-first whole-house renewable heating and electricity solution. Grand Designs Live 2011 Information: The UK’s No.1,

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‘Solar Mama’ – A Film About Jordan’s Solar Women

Green Prophet

‘Rafea – Solar Mama’ marks a young mother’s battle to bring solar power to her village in the deserts of Jordan. We’ve been taught about solar energy and solar panels and how to generate light,” explained Rafi’a Abdul Hamid to me over a year ago.

Bedouin Solar Power Activate!

Green Prophet

Abramowitz sees his solar energy company’s success of installing solar units in the desert as intertwined with the people who know Israel’s deserts best: the Israeli Bedouin. Arava Power recently installed a solar power plant of almost five megawatts at Kibbutz Ketura.

What is the Future of MENA Solar With the Region in Chaos?

Green Prophet

Susan Kraemer | March 7th, 2011 | Comment | Email this Share There are more reasons than ever to attend MENASOL 2011, with the current unrest raising questions One particular – and now very topical – public presentation at MENASOL should prove very popular, this year.

2011 Global Water Awards Go to MENA Nations

Green Prophet

Unsurprisingly, since water scarcity is at the forefront of the cause of most of the troubles in the Middle East, MENA nations dominated the 2011 Global Water Awards held in Berlin this week. Nor were any of the many international solar companies now innovating sustainable desalination.

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Solar Power to Pay off Greek Debt?

Green Prophet

Greece is in the process of arranging financing for a gigantic 10,000 megawatt $30 billion solar project that could be its ticket out of its financial woes. The first power plant to supply the project, a half GW solar power plant in Morocco, is beginning next year.

Watch: Aurora Borealis 2011


This natural phenomenon lights up the sky in the northern latitudes’ polar region, creating massive solar flares that essentially look like waves of bright and beautiful colors.

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Another Hollywood Film Studio Embraces Solar Energy


Yesterday was James Cameron’s moment to shine with news that his “Avatar&# sequels will be solar-powered. Today, the spotlight shifts to a new state-of-the-art film lot outside Philadelphia, PA called Sun Center Studios.

America Solar Power Assoc: We’ll be 30% Solar in 20 Years

Green Prophet

Solar energy is predicted to be important energy source in USA by 2031. Hamm, who addressed the conference a few days ago, predicted that solar energy will become an important of the US utility system during the next 20 years and result of less reliance on fossil fuels.

Solar Powered Taxi To Stop in Israel Next Week As Part of Worldwide Tour

Green Prophet

This solar powered taxi intends to tour the globe on zero gas and a full tank of sunshine. Swiss inventor Louis Palmer ‘s solar powered taxi will be rolling into Israel next week, after having traveled to over 40 countries and through 60,000 kilometers already. Beep beep!

Arava Power Switches on Solar Power Plant at Kibbutz Ketura

Green Prophet

The folks at Arava Power , based at Kibbutz Ketura near Eilat will be inaugurating Israel’s first full solar field on Sunday, June 5, World Environment Day. Cleantech, Science & Technology Arava Power Israel Solar Energy solar powerClick here to view the embedded video. It’s being billed as an historical event.

7 Israeli Companies Win Global Cleantech Award for 2011

Green Prophet

Israeli clean tech innovators comprise 5 percent of the world’s best clean tech companies according to this 2011 award. A couple more Israeli companies got accolades: BrightSource Energy, developer of solar thermal power systems, won the Continued Excellence award, given to the highest-ranked of companies that have made it onto the Global Cleantech 100 list for all three consecutive years.

Masdar Opens First Baseload Solar in Spain – Gemasolar

Green Prophet

Now Masdar builds solar with a 75% capacity factor, almost as much as nuclear. Raising this amount for first of its kind technology at commercial scale shows what Masdar and SENER are jointly capable of as leaders in strong, credible solar technology.

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Next BrightSource US Solar Projects Make More Energy than Fossil-Fuel Plants

Green Prophet

BrightSource Energy has two new mega solar thermal projects in “advanced development&# in California, according to its recent filing with the SEC. BrightSource Solar Raises Another $122 Million. Cleantech, Science & Technology Israel solar power

10 Easy Ways to Green Your Halloween

Green Home Blog

Posted on October 11, 2011. Flashlights – When trick-or-treating, use rechargeable batteries in your flashlights or bring along solar, shakable, or crank flashlights. Greenhome.com has the best hybrid Solar Flashlight available on the market. 10 Easy Ways to Green Your Halloween. Halloween is a fun holiday for both parents and children – what’s not to love about candy, costumes, and scary pumpkins?

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BASE 2011 – A small review

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) BASE 2011, the Conference and Exhibition there Business meets Sustainability The Brewery, London, EC2 – Wednesday, February 16. 2011 Great venue and great conference.

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Could Saudi Arabia Become the Saudi Arabia of Solar

Green Prophet

Susan Kraemer | March 3rd, 2011 | 3 Comments | Email this Share Middle East to Become a $90 Billion a Year Solar Exporter? billion in the region to develop solar projects in the region. Last year, as peaks loomed, mention was made of using solar for desalination instead.

Monsanto or Organic? Who to Trust With Your Food [infographic]

Wend Magazine

Our Solar System: 2100 (cartoon (Sources and much more info, linked below this text).

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Top 10 Environmental Stories From the Middle East (2011)

Green Prophet

2011 was a big year for the Middle East – not only politically but also environmentally. Step on in for a wonderful overview of 2011 and please accept Green Prophet’s heartfelt wishes for a more mindful 2012.

Renewable Energy Vital For Jordan & Lebanon’s Future

Green Prophet

The European Commission has earmarked €71 million to support renewable energy projects in Jordan whilst a report highlights the importance of solar power for Lebanon’s future. Energy electricity European Union renewable energy self-sufficiency Solar Energy

Could Morocco be First to Get 42% Solar?

Green Prophet

It might seem counter-intuitive, but an undeveloped North African nation could be the first in the world to get 42% of its electricity from solar power. Paris Gives Morocco’s Solar Plan a Frank Chance ). Solar. All kinds of solar.

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Help Solar Light The Developing World

Green Living Tips

For millions of people around the world, the simple act of lighting a room is. not only an environmental hazard, but presents a direct health risk. We can help change that - for as little as 10 bucks

Morocco Airport Counts Solar Power Carbon Savings

Green Prophet

Visiting there last summer, I got to see how the futuristic transport hub is creating solar power in action. Supplied by the Finnish company Naps Oy , who I met in Finland in 2010, I like the way the solar elements integrate with the design experience.

Israeli Parliament Plans to be Solar Secure by 2014

Green Prophet

Years after the plan was first suggested, the Israeli Parliament building will finally boast a large rooftop solar array that will give the Knesset a sound measure of energy security by 2014. Green Tech and Gadgets clean tech Energy security green tech Knesset Rooftop Solar

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Meet T. Sprinkle

Wend Magazine

He is certified to install solar panels in homes, and he spent a summer surveying invasive asian beetle populations. “I I’m not the only ridgerunner in my section…. Tristan Sprenkle (a.k.a. Sprinkle) hails from the small town of Kramer, Pennsylvania. “We

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Desertec Begins: 500 MW Moroccan Solar in 2012

Green Prophet

Desertec’s first link in the chain will be a 500 MW solar power project that will begin construction in Morocco, at an estimated cost of $US 2.8 So why is the world’s reinsurance giant backing a huge solar project?

2011: A Year of Weather Extremes, with More to Come

Green Blog

The global average temperature in 2011 was 14.52 According to NASA scientists, this was the ninth warmest year in 132 years of recordkeeping, despite the cooling influence of the La Niña atmospheric and oceanic circulation pattern and relatively low solar irradiance.

One Solar Cell. 2KW Power. 5KW Heat. ‘Nuff Said?

Green Prophet

Best used in industrial applications to generate both electricity and solar-heated water, the Z20 technology was conceived by David Faiman , the director of the National Solar Energy Center and chair of the department of solar energy and environmental physics department at Ben-Gurion University.

3rd Desertec Deal Signed – Algerian Solar Will Ship to the EU

Green Prophet

Algeria’s state-owned Sonelgaz has just signed the third deal in the MENA region to export desert solar power to Europe, with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate with the European Desertec Initiative (DII) in the export of solar from the country, according to a report at Platts.

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Israel’s Geothermal Giant Ormat Signs Deal For Solar In California

Green Prophet

Israel’s Geothermal Giant Ormat Signs Deal For Solar In California. Ormat is an internationally recognized geothermal company but has already signed a 20-year power purchase agreement for its newest solar plant with the local community-owned utility Imperial Irrigation District.