China Now the Leading Global Market for Solar Panels
JUNE 22, 2015
It’s already the world’s leader in making solar panels, so perhaps it shouldn’t come as a shock that China is now also the globe’s biggest market for the energy saving Read More The post China Now the Leading Global Market for Solar Panels appeared first on Ecorazzi.
Israel Shines at First Solar Decathlon in China
AUGUST 15, 2013
It was the first time that a team from Israel participated in a Solar Decathlon intercollegiate architecture competition but the group, which represented several higher education institutes, recently took fourth place overall in China.
China to Quadruple 2015 Solar Energy Target
JULY 5, 2012
China, which is already the world's biggest supplier of solar power panels, has quadrupled its domestic installation goal for sun- derived energy projects to 21 gigawatts by 2015 to help absorb excess supply of panels and support prices. and Trina Solar Ltd.
Wind power continues to beat nuclear energy in China
MARCH 19, 2015
China has been the world’s largest consumer of energy since 2009 when the country surpassed the US. The majority of the energy which is produced and consumed in China comes from dirty fossil fuels. billion on wind, solar and other renewable projects in 2013. Not even in China.
Yinchuan Exhibition Center: Islamic Design in China
JANUARY 30, 2013
One of the best kept secrets in the world of architecture seems to have leaked… in China. And buildings were oriented for optimum shading in summer and winter solar gain. The Yinchuan Exhibition Center is located in Northwest China.
China’s Suntech is Among Masdar’s Solar Bids for Nour 1
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
With its first large scale solar farm expected to be operational by August, Masdar is now about to construct its second utility-scale solar project in the UAE, the 100 MW Nour 1. Both Suntech (in PV) and Abengoa (in CSP) are the leaders in their respective sectors of solar energies.
Israel’s 420 MW leads the Middle East in solar installations by a landslide
JULY 30, 2014
The Institute clocks 2013 a record year for solar energy growth for solar electricity generation as both the photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) markets continued to grow. Who’s using solar power?
China helped wind power climb to new record levels in 2011
MARCH 28, 2012
China led all countries in annual wind power gains for the third straight year, installing a jaw-dropping 18,000 megawatts for a total wind capacity of 63,000 megawatts. China’s ambitious Wind Base program will help ensure a widening lead for some years to come.
Solar Water Heaters Give Free Hot Water From Cyprus Rooftops
DECEMBER 25, 2011
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.
$109 Billion Solar Plan to Power a Third of Saudi Arabia
MAY 10, 2012
Saudi Arabia has finally noticed it has twenty centuries of solar reserves and has made plans to tap them. The Kingdom has just announced a $109 billion plan to create a solar industry that generates a third of the nation’s electricity by 2032, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.
SolView’s targeting solar energy rooftop potential on a massive scale
DECEMBER 28, 2014
Solar energy panels are an important investment for planet earth, but also for residential homeowners that want to cash in on attractive feed-in tariffs. And not all homes are suited for solar panels. He says there is a booming solar energy market in the US for residential use.
Middle East Solar Manufacturing Boom Imminent Say Industry Experts
AUGUST 20, 2013
Energy industry experts are predicting a new solar manufacturing boom next year after an extended slump, and they claim that the Middle East is ranked among the top three leading markets in the industry. Energy China Middle East Solar renewable energy Solar Energy solar power
It’s Baby Steps for Saudi’s Biggest Solar Plant
JANUARY 31, 2013
MW photovoltaic solar plant wouldn’t even elicit a whisper from mainstream news outlets. It’s great that Saudi has turned to solar, regardless of its intentions. Some solar is better than no solar. Built anywhere else, a 3.5
Israel to Build $1.3 Billion Solar Project… for China??
OCTOBER 17, 2011
A coal utility in Israel and the global leader in solar panel production form a joint project. Everybody knows that China is the world leader in cheap solar. By contrast, Israel has barely begun to tap the global solar market. It has no solar projects under development.
Moshe Safdie Goes To China
MARCH 2, 2011
The most recent commission – a pixelated residential complex – will be built in Qinhuangdao, China and will include a host of friendly green design components. Were Tesla’s Solar Innovations “Buried by Big Oil?
Israel's IDE Technologies Head to China for “Greener” Desalination.
FEBRUARY 21, 2011
Now IDE is expanding its foreign operations even more by signing a deal with China’s large Tianjin SDIC electricity company to build four additional Multi-Effect Distillation (MED) desalination units, each with a production capacity of 25,000 cubic meters of distilled water per day.
Acting on Climate for the Win
MARCH 28, 2017
leadership on climate action proved no small factor in getting nations like China to be a team player in Paris. China is implementing a nationwide cap-and-trade program to reduce emissions. In fact, the solar industry in the United States is adding jobs at 12 times the rate of the U.S.
The sun keeps shining bright: World solar power topped 100,000 megawatts in 2012
AUGUST 6, 2013
The world installed 31,100 megawatts of solar photovoltaics (PV) in 2012—an all-time annual high that pushed global PV capacity above 100,000 megawatts. While PV production has become increasingly concentrated in one country—China—the number of countries installing PV is growing rapidly. In 2006, only a handful of countries could boast solar capacity of 100 megawatts or more. Traditional solar cells—made of crystalline silicon—are combined into flat panels or “modules.”
Sologic’s solar eTree that keeps on giving
OCTOBER 30, 2014
An Israeli solar power integration company called Sologic envisions a different kind of tree for societies, the eTree. This concept “tree” solar energy sculpture they developed for social good is a hybrid station for the wayward urban traveller. Video of solar eTree.
Bangladesh Hits One Million Solar Home Systems - Compass
Sierra Club Compass
DECEMBER 17, 2012
OPIC, Export Import Bank, and President Obama’s Climate Legacy » Bangladesh Hits One Million Solar Home Systems. A few months back Nancy Wimmer told us about Bangladesh's solar success. It turns out all that small solar has achieved something quite big. Compass.
Mediterranean Net-Zero Home Based on 3,500-Year-Old Israeli Design
JULY 24, 2013
Team Israel is all pumped up to show off their design skills at the upcoming 2013 international Solar Decathlon competition in China with All [e] Land – a Mediterranean net-zero prefab dwelling based on a 3,500-year-old archetypal Israeli design.
Nanosolar’s Ultra Thin Solar Panels Are Long and Cheap
JANUARY 8, 2012
By being longer, Nanosolar’s solar panels are less costly to install. Advances in solar energy panel technology is reaching a stage where it is now possible to purchase DIY home kits to create solar powered electricity on the roofs of your home.
Israel’s New Railway to Catalyze Increased Trade With China and India
JANUARY 31, 2012
Netanyahu insists that the latter “will create a very great interest on the part of Asia’s rising powers, China and India.” ” A golden path for China. Although Netanyahu believes that facilitating increased trade between Israel and Asian countries such as China and India is “of strategic, national and international importance,” critics claim that he is lining a golden path for China at the expense of local Israelis.
Elon Musk’s SolarCity and Silevo ink huge solar deal in NYC
JUNE 23, 2014
Tesla’s Elon Musk has made serious inroads to implement widespread use of electric vehicles, but he’s also got a hand in one of the most important solar energy deals of the century. High quality solar panels are currently prohibitively expensive for a great number of people.
Tour One of the Largest Solar Thermal Projects on Earth at MENASOL 2012
FEBRUARY 27, 2012
MENASOL is the annual meet-up of solar opinion leaders, experts and financing personnel that has grown by leaps and bounds each year with the burgeoning growth of MENA region (Middle East & North Africa) solar and Desertec. Related: Masdar’s first 100 MW solar project: Shams 1.
Could Saudi Arabia Become the Saudi Arabia of Solar
MARCH 3, 2011
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.
Could Morocco be First to Get 42% Solar?
AUGUST 17, 2011
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.
Solar-Rich Saudis Running after Nukes
APRIL 23, 2012
It has no uranium, but lots of solar – yet Saudi Arabia plans to double down on nuclear capacity. But the proposed solar budget might shock you. But what will it invest in solar power? After all, the Saudis c ould be exporting solar for the next twenty centuries.
Israel’s Bedouin Get Solar from Arava (+ Obama)
FEBRUARY 7, 2012
Arava Power Company pioneers first ever solar contract for Israel’s Bedouin minority. The first-ever license for a solar project has been awarded this week to Israel’s bedouin community by Israel’s Public Utility Authority. Related: Bedouin Solar Power Activate!
China sees record investments in renewable tech, will introduce carbon trading scheme
AUGUST 22, 2011
The Chinese government recently declared that they are intending on placing a cap on their annual carbon emissions which will allow the individual provinces in China to regulate and plan their emissions more effectively. 54.8Bn equates to about 56,000MW of installed hydro power, 44,000MW of installed wind capacity and 800MW of installed solar power. China, it would seem, is a good place to invest in renewable technology. Since 2000 China’s CO2 emissions have risen by 170.6%
Solar Impulse 2 mission control center to launch Abu Dhabi flight in March
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
Mission Control for the Solar Impulse 2 is open for business, ready to guide the solar plane’s first flight around the world. The trip will span 25 flight days over a total of 5 months, landing in 12 different locations including Oman, India, China and the USA.
China and Iran plan Solar, Wind and other Power Developments
OCTOBER 22, 2011
The Deputy Governor-general of China's Hebei province Zhang Qingwei, following a meeting with the Governor-general of Iran's East Azerbaijan province Alireza Beigi, said that China was interested in joint venture projects with Iran in constructing solar, wind, gas and hydroelectric power plants.
Leadership Makes a Difference on Climate – Especially This Week
SEPTEMBER 25, 2015
China President Xi Jinping and Pope Francis both made history this week with bold actions on climate change, showing the kind of leadership required to tackle this tough challenge. China’s Commitment President Xi announced today a national cap-and-trade program that will begin in 2017, providing the world some good news and momentum ahead of December’s United Nations climate summit in Paris. In Georgia, for example, solar legislation failed for years.
Solar Powered Cars Roll Round the World – and in Palestine
APRIL 17, 2011
Louis Palmer’s Solar Taxi went around the world in 2007. Says Palmer: “When I was just 14 years old – I dreamed of driving around the world with a car one day, which doesn’t destroy the earth at the same time – with a solar car! Palestinian solar car.
Solar-powered plane’s round-the-world journey underway!
MARCH 10, 2015
We’ve all heard of the benefits of solar power and the emergence of innovative new projects that are making use of the sun’s energy. But one is soaring above the rest of them – a solar-powered plane attempting to fly round the world!
Going Off The Grid In Egypt with the Solar House
JANUARY 27, 2013
And in a country where energy worries - even before the revolution in January 2011 – are on the rise with a fast-growing population, solar power could be a huge boost for the country. million through February in order to complete the house and ship it to China for the competition.
Despite Solyndra Bankruptcy, Solar Grew 69% From Obama Policy
SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
And the resulting solar job growth, at 69%, is the one bright spark in the dismal US economy, as we’ve covered here. ( BrightSource Solar Project to Make More Energy than Fossil Fuel Plants ). Utility-Scale Solar Projects Become a Casualty of Republican Hostage-Taking.
Pythagoras Solar Wins a GE Ecomagination Challenge Award
JULY 13, 2011
Solar glass windows from Pythagoras Solar can generate energy comparable to regular solar panels while cutting heat gain. The unusual solar company was co-founded by Gonen Fink, who has a B.Sc Pythagoras Solar. Pythagoras Solves Solar Energy Equation at Sears Tower.
Mali’s Life Changing Mobile Solar Lamps are Made From Bicycle Parts
JANUARY 2, 2013
A suite of mobile solar-powered lamps have completely changed the lives of hundreds of villagers in Mali. With year-round sunshine scorching the desert sands, solar energy seemed like a good fit, but importing panels from China definitely wasn’t.
Israel Utility Envisions Territory Near Gaza Covered In Solar Fields
MARCH 3, 2011
Israel’s National Public Utility Authority (PUA) has received numerous requests to build solar facilities along the edge of the Gaza strip, according to Xinhua News Agency. Were Tesla’s Solar Innovations “Buried by Big Oil?