2011-08-19

Separate Oil Saving Standards for Light and Heavy Vehicles in the U.S.

Light Weight Vehicles In late July, 2011, the Obama Administration announced an agreement with thirteen major automakers including Ford, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota, BMW, Honda, Hyundai, GM, Chrysler, Jaguar/Land Rover, Kia, Mazda and Volvo, which a.. more
2011-08-18

Legal Issues for Ontario’s Feed-in-Tariff Policies

The Province of Ontario is on track to install over 400 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic this year. This figure just about doubles California's 2010 PV installation, which currently has more PV installations than any other place in North American. However.. more
2011-08-15

America Rises to Third Place in Solar Market Ranking

America historically lagged behind European countries in solar development due to lack of a national FIT program. Italian and German markets have suffered from price decreases cause by oversupply and slowed demand in 1H11. High inventory levels have pushed manufacture.. more
2011-08-15

PV Roof Shingles

Solar roofing shingle and tiles blend traditional roof building techniques, PV advances and water proofing technology to essentially create a functional roof that generates electricity. But unlike big, bulky glass and metal PV panels mounted on existing roofs, solar shin.. more
2011-08-11

MIT Makes Advances in Generating Solar Energy without Sunshine

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a method to create a highly efficient photovoltaic (PV) energy conversion system that does not require sunlight - it's powered by heat. Researchers have managed to engineer the surface .. more
2011-08-10

CLEAN LA: Working California’s Plan to Create Jobs and 12,000 MW of Solar Capacity

California has long been the United States' leader for solar energy development. According to a New York Times list published a few months ago, California has 971 megawatts (MW) of installed solar capacity. Its next closest rival, New Jersey, has about 380 meg.. more
2011-08-08

Re-designing Solar Cells by Using Black Silicon

When one considers all the renewable energy technologies available right now, one will find that solar energy is one of the best and offers one of the most exciting prospects. As it is one of the cleanest and most abundant resources – available both as direct sunshine .. more