Jatropha: could this be the crop to power the future of biofuels?

Millions of hectares of contiguous equatorial wasteland will soon produce a crop that offers solutions where other biofuels face questions. Drake Calvin reports

Thermo-photovoltaic cells achieve higher efficiency

Working in collaboration with other teams, researchers from CIP Technologies have developed a new type of high-efficiency thermo-photovoltaic cell

Hazardous area connectors rated to 1500A

Amphenol Industrial Operations is launching Star-Line EX connectors that are suitable for high-current applications in hazardous areas

Spain invests to protect against wind turbine grid disturbances

A major Spanish wind farm owner and operator is investing in new technology which overcomes grid disturbances - as research from the same country proposes new solutions to the same issue

Bio ethanol from waste plant material

Niro's spray drying technology plays major role in treating by-product in new crop friendly bio ethanol production

Old ideas re-examined in race to harness the sun, wind and waves

Researchers are developing innovative forms of alternative energy technology. Drake Calvin takes a look at some of the exciting new examples

Solar solutions for thin-film generation

Thin-film technology enables solar cells to be constructed on flexible substrates, opening up many new opportunities to embed solar power generation

Wind energy: first signs of slowdown

But, say researchers, situation will have positive effects like reduction in turbine prices, the reduction of delivery times of components

UK energy firms urged to explore low-carbon sector

Country has expertise in planning and project management and is ‘well-placed to leverage these skills in both the construction and ongoing maintenance of new projects’

Solar tracking system for photovoltaic power plants

Tracker also features a real time ‘solar' clock, enabling optimal positioning of both the azimuth/horizontal and tilt axes

Market for PV raw materials to shift in buyers' favour

Global supply of polysilicon is expected to double in 2009, while demand will grow by only 34 per cent, says iSuppli predicts

Innovations for photovoltaic thin-film systems

New flexible photovoltaic systems that can be produced as continuous webs in reel-to-reel processes typically used by converters

Solar market eclipse coming after eight years of growth

After eight consecutive years of growth, global revenue for photovoltaic, panels is expected to plunge by nearly 20 per cent in 2009, according to iSuppli Corp

Laser sources for solar cell production

Laser is an indispensible tool in the production of mono and polycrystalline solar cells, says Rofin

New lasers offer more power-per-dollar

Newport Corporation is introducing new lasers for photovoltaic manufacturing applications, offering better value and higher productivity

Actuators must withstand high humidity, salt, wind and rain

Wind power now accounts for 20 per cent of Denmark's electricity needs. Donna Guinivan visits AVN's plant, Silkeborg, Denmark, to get the full story on this and the future of wind power in general

Initiative boosts anaerobic digestion expansion plans

A UK government-backed initiative has been launched to promote greater use of anaerobic digestion in the production of green energy

Engineering design optimisation on a Saas basis

Dezineforce will be exhibiting its software-as-a-service engineering design optimisation package at the All-Energy 2009 event

Electrically conductive foil tape

ARclad 90038 from Adhesives Research is as an alternative bus bar material for delivering highly-reliable conductivity in thin-film photovoltaic modules

Photovoltaic cells: will grid parity change everything?

Photovoltaic installations measured in terms of megawatts are expected to rise at a CAGR of 72.4 per cent from 2010 to 2013



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