Des écolières nigérianes se font souffler leur invention de production d’électricité à base d’urine. (Agence Ecofin) - Trois ans après des écolières nigérianes (photo), des chercheurs de la West of England University de Bristol au sud-ouest de l’Angleterre prétendent avoir mis au point, sous la direction du Dr Ioannis Ieropoulos, un procédé capable de produire de l’énergie à partir de l’urine humaine.
Produire de l’énergie grâce à l’urine est un procédé déjà développé par quatre collégiennes nigérianes, Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin et Bello Eniola alors âgées de 14 et 15 ans. Leur invention avait fait la une des médias nigérians en novembre 2012 (voir cette dépêche d’Ecofin). Cette technologie consiste à utiliser une pile microbienne pour produire l’énergie grâce à un processus de dégradation de la matière organique. Les piles microbiennes fonctionnent grâce à des batteries « électrogènes » qui produisent des électrons en se nourrissant de la matière organique en décomposition. Global Solar PV Consumer Products market size report for 2018 by Radiant Insights, Inc: pv-magazine. 31.
March 2015 | | By: Radiant Insights RadiantInsights.com includes new market research report on “Global Solar PV Consumer Products Market Size, Share and Research Report To 2018"to its huge collection of research reports. About Solar PV Consumer Products Miniature solar PV systems, including Pico Solar and SHS are transitioning from specialized niches to the mainstream.
Démantèlement. Financement innovant. Off grids. PV Flotant. Structures PV mobiles. INDUSTRIES ET MULTINATIONALES. Saudi Aramco turns to PV to 'displace hydrocarbons' from electricity generation: pv-magazine. 19.
March 2015 | Applications & Installations, Market & Trends | By: Jonathan Gifford The world's biggest energy company Saudia Aramco has turned to PV as a key technology to reduce its power consumption at its "nonindustrial" facilities. The company has indicated the move will "displace hydrocarbons that could be better utilized within the Kingdom [of Saudi Arabia] or even exported. " The rooftop system is rather small, however Saudi Aramco has indicated that more installations will follow. Saudi Aramco It has long been an argument for PV rollout in the Gulf States and wider MENA region: That solar can produce electricity at far more cheaply and efficiently than relying on oil or even natural gas in the region.
It now seems that Saudi Aramco has accepted this argument as the firm installs its first rooftop PV array on one of its buildings as a pilot project. The performance of the PV array will be monitored closely as energy audits identify which Aramco buildings are a good fit for PV. Centrale solaire dans l'espace: un pas de plus vers la réalisation.
«C'est la première fois qu'est envoyé ainsi l'équivalent d'une puissance de 2 kilowatts par micro-ondes vers une petite cible, en utilisant un dispositif de contrôle de la directivité», a expliqué à l'AFP un porte-parole de la JAXA.
Une première: de l'éolien au marché spot, Energie 2007.fr. Hydronext annonce la vente au "marché spot" de la production d'électricité d'un "parc éolien, situé dans la Somme (80).
Il s’agit d’une première en France, où l'éolien est encore systématiquement sous le régime de l’obligation d’achat. " Hydronext indique que cette vente directe "anticipe les conditions dans lesquelles, à compter du 1er janvier 2016, les installations renouvelables commercialiseront leur production électrique, dans le cadre (du projet de) loi de transition énergétique pour la croissance verte". La société estime que "cette étape clé (...) démontre sa capacité à commercialiser de la production intermittente éolienne sur le marché de gros de l’électricité, et confirme sa position d’agrégateur de référence sur le marché français.
" Smart_cities_-_issue_1.pdf. We have lift-off: Solar Impulse begins round-the-world journey: pv-magazine. 09.
March 2015 | Applications & Installations, Global PV markets, Industry & Suppliers, Markets & Trends, Storage & smart grids, Top News | By: Ian Clover Solar-powered aircraft finally began its circumnavigation of the globe on Monday morning, taking off from Abu Dhabi at 07:12 local time with Andre Borschberg at the controls.
The Solar Impulse aircraft was constructed in Switzerland and has been conducting test flights in Abu Dhabi since January. Technology Credit Corporation utilizes the Energy Toolbase software platform to analyze solar project savings: pv-magazine. 05.
March 2015 | | By: Energy Toolbase Technology Credit Corporation (TCC), a leading financier of commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, has formally endorsed Energy Toolbase as its software platform of choice for calculating energy savings. TCC has financed over 300 commercial PV systems ranging in size from 30 kW to 800 kW, making it one of the largest providers of commercial solar financing in the United States. In addition to using Energy Toolbase internally to validate energy savings, TCC is recommending the platform to its network of solar partners nationwide.
“In our experience financing commercial solar systems, we’ve seen two issues with predicting customer savings.” said Mark Schmidt, Vice President of Business Development at TCC. Resilient-Cities. Energy-Storage-101. What cities should do to become more power resilient: A clean energy solution for climate adaptation: pv-magazine.
March 2015 | | By: Clean Energy Group Two new reports by Clean Energy Group offer guidelines for cities to become more power resilient in the face of severe weather events. Cities need to have better strategies and investment plans to protect their communities from power outages in severe weather events, and they can rely on new technologies like solar plus storage to do so, according to two new reports. In What Cities Should Do: A Guide to Resilient Power Planning and Solar+Storage 101: An Introductory Guide to Resilient Power Systems, Clean Energy Group describes a plan of action for cities to become more “power resilient” using new technologies like solar and battery storage, which can be more reliable than diesel generators to protect vulnerable populations from the harmful impacts of power outages in severe weather.
BIOPV. Stockage. MINIERES. Hybride. Record Year for the Global Top 10 Turbine OEMs. FTI Intelligence Releases Preliminary Turbine OEM Rankings and Highlights from Global Wind Market Update ― Demand & Supply 2014 London, 23 Feb. 2015 — FTI Consulting, Inc.
(NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today released FTI Intelligence’s preliminary rankings for the world’s top five wind turbine original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”). These rankings are to be published in the Global Wind Market Update ― Demand & Supply 2014, which will be officially released in March 2015. The report is authored by members of the FTI-CL Energy practice, a cross-practice team of energy experts from both FTI Consulting and its subsidiary, Compass Lexecon. Preliminary results are subject to change between now and the release date of the actual report. Vestas holds the top spot in the preliminary rankings as the leading turbine OEM. Expertise Today for Tomorrow's Energy Needs. Report: solar investment to remain strong in the face of falling oil prices: pv-magazine.
February 2015 | Applications & Installations, Markets & Trends, Global PV markets | By: Jonathan Gifford Analysts at Frost & Sullivan have added their voices to the chorus confirming that falling oil prices will have little impact on solar investment. In its Annual Global Power and Energy Outlook, Frost & Sullivan forecasts installed PV capacity to grow to almost 450 GW by 2020. China's solar market is expected to be one of the fastest growing globally, along with North America and India. ABB and Solar Impulse form tech alliance for round-the-world-flight: pv-magazine. 20. January 2015 | Applications & Installations, Industry & Suppliers, Global PV markets, Markets & Trends | By: Ian Clover Three engineers from the power and automation company will work alongside the Solar Impulse team as it embarks on its solar-powered circumnavigation of the globe.
The Si2 plane has been fitted with 17,248 solar cells, which were supplied by SunPower. 'Six-cent energy is not the new normal': pv-magazine. 20. January 2015 | Applications & Installations, Global PV markets, Industry & Suppliers, Investor news, Markets & Trends, WFES 2015 | By: Max Hall The ultra-low LCOE agreed for the latest phase of Dubai's 1 GW project is not typical but may point to an expectation of further falls in panel prices up to 2018. The ultra-low LCOE agreed for the latest phase of Dubai's 1 GW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is exceptional say analysts. daarkfire/Flickr Although analysts are confident the ultra-low levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) agreed by the successful bidders in the latest tender to develop Dubai's Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park are atypical, the rock-bottom price could be indicative of the future cost of solar panels.
According to the article, Aaron Morrow, managing partner of U.S. Half the LCOE of Berlin. Solar energy emerging as cheapest power source in many parts of the world: pv-magazine. 24. February 2015 | Global PV markets, Markets & Trends | By: Edgar Meza By 2025, solar power in sunny regions of the world will be cheaper than power from coal or gas, according to a new Fraunhofer report for German think tank Agora Energiewende, which stresses that success depends on stable regulatory conditions.
In Dubai, a long-term PPA was signed recently for €0.05/kWh -- below the price for electricity from new coal and gas-fired plants. Wikimedia/Lehtm25. In a few years, solar energy plants will deliver the most inexpensive power available in many parts of the world, according to a new report by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems commissioned by German think tank Agora Energiewende. By 2025, the cost of producing power in central and southern Europe will have declined to between €0.04 and €0.06 per kilowatt hour, and by 2050 to as low as €0.02 to €0.04, researchers predict in the study, Current and Future Cost of Photovoltaics.
SunPower close to completing world's largest solar power plant. 24. February 2015 | Applications & Installations, Market & Trends, Industry & Suppliers | By: Garrett Hering More than 70% of SunPower's 579 MW Solar Star project is on line in Southern California, with the world's largest solar project on track for "substantial completion" in the second quarter, Tom Werner, SunPower president and CEO, disclosed today during a presentation of the company's 2014 earnings. SunPower looks set to take the mantle for the world's largest PV power plant from First Solar. SunPower. U.S. Federal Bureau Of Prisons Selects Constellation For $45 Million Energy-Efficiency And Solar Project. Power-forward-why-the-world2019s-largest-companies-are-investing-in-renewable-energy.
Climate-performance-leadership-index-2014. CDP-Supply-Chain-Report-2015. CDP-global-cities-report-2014. Carbon-action-report-2014.pdf. Driving sustainable economies. Renowned Experts Team Up to Guide Governments to 100% Renewable Energy. 12 renowned energy experts from nine countries have launched an organization to assist governments on how to design "forward-looking energy policies. " The International Energy Advisory Council (IEAC) wants to help local and national governments design and implement policies where energy efficiency and decentralized renewable energy can replace or prevent moves toward fossil fuels and nuclear energy. Collectively, the team has advised 200 governments and organizations in 27 countries and 50 international organizations. They will also work with foundations, financial Institutions, corporations, and other stakeholders. "The world no longer needs or wants centralized energy, fossil fuel or nuclear power plants, and we believe that 100% renewable energy systems are achievable based on a combination of energy efficiency measures and local decentralized renewable-energy systems providing the remaining energy requirements," says Allan Jones, who is chairing the group.
Big Corporations To Utilities: Please Make It Easy to Buy Renewable Energy. This is an archived story. The information and any links may no longer be accurate. by Rona Fried We've written about the increasing amounts of renewable energy big corporations are using, but they would use much more if utilities made it easier for them to buy. A dozen companies signed the Renewable Energy Buyers' Principles, which ask utilities to do just that: Bloomberg, Facebook, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Mars, Novelis, Procter and Gamble, REI, Sprint, and Walmart.
With a combined renewable energy target of 8.6 million megawatt-hours a year through 2020 (which would power nearly 800,000 homes a year), the companies are ready to make significant purchases. Currently, each company has to negotiate separately with utilities, to get the quantity of renewable energy they need at competitive prices. Google Pushes Utilities Toward Offering Renewable Energy Option. This is an archived story. The information and any links may no longer be accurate. As North Carolina works on destroying its Renewable Portfolio Standard - the policy that's catapulted it to US leadership - Google is showing how important renewables are to economic development there.
Google is planning to expand its data center there, bringing its investment to $1.2 billion, and it wants renewable energy to power it. "They are a valuable economic resource in the area and a great example of a company that prioritizes environmental stewardship," Governor Pat McCrory told Associated Press. Because of Google, Duke Energy is developing a program where large customers can buy renewable energy from local projects, a model Google wants to also see elsewhere. Center for Corporate Climate Leadership. Organizational Leadership Award Individual Leadership Award Gene Rodrigues, Director of Customer Energy Efficiency & Solar, Southern California Edison Supply Chain Leadership Award Excellence in GHG Management (Goal Achievement Award) Excellence in GHG Management (Goal Setting Certificate) Special Thanks to the CLA Judges About the Awards.
World's Biggest Companies Deepen Commitment to Clean Energy. This is an archived story. The information and any links may no longer be accurate. The world's largest companies aren't waiting for governments to act aggressively on climate change, according to a report by Calvert Investments, Ceres and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Big Corporations To Utilities: Please Make It Easy to Buy Renewable Energy.
Solar Wind Energy Tower, Inc. Provides Update on Financing Initiative for Arizona and Mexico Towers. A methodology to identify the most strategic locations for large solar power plants using satellite images - Wiki Cleantech. Expected Impacts on Cost of Energy through Lidar Based Wind Turbine Control - Wiki Cleantech. Next generation wind turbine controls are expected to assume a greater level of complexity and sophistication; light detection and ranging (lidar) technology is well poised to play a role in revolutionizing turbine control. The expected benefit of lidar-based control lies in reduced structural and component loading.
While research has been carried out to evaluate these benefits, how such benefits will translate to financial gains is not always clear. This paper estimates the profitability of various approaches to maximizing the benefits of lidar-based control. The renewables technical knowledge center. IEA report examines ways to lower PV cost barriers in emerging regions: pv-magazine. 06. February 2015 | Applications & Installations, Financial & Legal Affairs, Global PV markets, Markets & Trends, Investor news | By: Ian Clover The Innovative Business Models and Financing Mechanisms for PV Deployment in Emerging Regions assesses the pros and cons of six different types of funding methods. US: solar could disrupt shale revolution, study finds: pv-magazine. 09. Joint Fraunhofer ISE and NREL report hints at CPV maturation: pv-magazine. 04. Pv magazine Latinoamérica : Onyx Solar completa la primera fachada fotovoltaica de México.
Pv magazine Latinoamérica : México: 21 árboles solares para delegación del DF.