New York (PRWEB) September 24, 2012
Turner Construction selected Onyx Solar to develop the largest photovoltaic skylight in the United States. It will be installed in the new Novartis US Headquarters located in East Hanover, New Jersey.
New York (PRWEB) September 24, 2012
Turner Construction selected Onyx Solar to develop the largest photovoltaic skylight in the United States. It will be installed in the new Novartis US Headquarters located in East Hanover, New Jersey.
The team at Eco Smart Energy, LLC and Blackall Mechanical, Inc., worked together to perfect a solution to generate an eco-friendly hot water system called Sun Equinox for the YMCA Town North located at, 4332 Northhaven Road in Dallas, TX. Blackall Mechanical states that this project began back in September 2011, and was completed in October 2011. John Blackall states, ?We selected the Sun Equinox System based on the following criteria: Equipment life longevity, reliability, its? solar capabilities, and energy efficiency. The System was a perfect solution for this application. There is no other hot water system on the market today that offers 97% efficiency with a 40 year life, and has the ability to handle Hydronic heat, domestic hot water, and a pool loop with one system.?
This project utilized the Sun Equinox system?s ?Eco Smart Energy? that will allow the YMCA to eliminate the need for an annual state boiler permit, as well as a reduction in their insurance premiums. This system will also reduce their water usage by 27%.
Other benefits of this eco-friendly system are:
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Hendersonville, NC (PRWEB) December 14, 2011
A North Carolina school district is acquiring high marks in power efficiency this semester. Thirteen buildings from Henderson County Public Schools have earned Energy STAR labels this fall, following a thorough assessment from Morrisville-based Southern Energy Management (SEM). Included in the project are a dozen elementary, middle and high schools, along with the district’s Data Technologies Center.
“This is an intentional move for our school district,” said Bill Parker, assistant superintendent for administrative services. “Keeping energy effective facilities is portion of our school district’s Strategic Plan. We have two LEED-certified schools and saw the opportunity to pursue the Energy STAR label with our other facilities as a organic next step.”
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Henderson County Public Schools was one particular of only seven North Carolina school districts that had buildings earn Power STAR labels in 2011. School district power manager Dave Lyons helped prepare the buildings for the Energy STAR process, performing internal audits that led to lighting retrofits prior to SEM’s evaluation. He also helped get individual principals involved in minimizing their school’s energy usage.
The verification approach from SEM involved a review of buildings’ power usage, right after which the outcomes had been put via the EPA’s Portfolio Manager, creating a Statement of Power Performance. One of SEM’s Skilled Engineers gave every creating a final inspection to make certain it conformed to the EPA’s strict recommendations.
“Working with Henderson County Schools was a treat. We’re not just teaching students the significance of sustainability, we’re showing them how to accomplish it,” said SEM developing science engineer Meghan McDermott. “Each of these buildings now meets high standards for efficiency, air good quality, comfort and lighting. It really is something the students ought to be proud of.”
The Power STAR program for buildings and plants differs from the far more commonly recognized version for residential houses. The major distinction is that this sort of verification entails existing buildings, rather than new construction.
Southern Power Management conducted this function on behalf of Advanced Energy, a non-profit located in Raleigh, N.C. that focuses on energy efficiency solutions. Advanced Energy has worked with far more than 40 school systems across the state of N.C. to benchmark power efficiency, identify energy saving measures and promote power awareness by way of programs such as the EPA Energy STAR plan. This project is sponsored by Duke Power, Progress Power, North Carolina Electric Membership Co-Op, and Dominion NC Power and the electric ratepayers of North Carolina. For far more information about Advanced Energy’s services for commercial and industrial clients, go to http://www.advancedenergy.org/ci/
Tricia Allen, Henderson County Public Schools: 828-697-4512
Chris Cowperthwaite, SEM: 919-836-0300 ext. 129
About Henderson County Public Schools
Henderson County is located in the stunning mountains of Western North Carolina. The Henderson County Public Schools Administrative Office is positioned on 414 Fourth Avenue West in the city of Hendersonville. Hendersonville is located approximately 20 miles from Asheville, North Carolina. The county of Henderson is referred to as a typical mountain county, due to the fact it consists of these elements: mountain ranges, isolated peaks, a rolling plateau and level valley places. Elevations range from 1400 feet close to Bat Cave at the foot of the Blue Ridge, to 5000 feet on Small Pisgah. In 1993 Henderson County Schools merged with the Hendersonville City Schools to form the Henderson County Public Schools. The Henderson County Public Schools is now comprised of four school districts (East, Hendersonville, North, and West). The school district has a total of 23 schools – 13 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, four high schools, 1 education center, and 1 early college high school. The student population has grown to approach 13,500. Teaching staff number over 900. With approximately 1800 staff, the Henderson County Public Schools is largest employer in Henderson County.
About Southern Power Management
Southern Energy Management is a North Carolina-based sustainable power company offering power efficiency, green constructing and turn-key solar services for homeowners, builders, organizations, government and military clients across the country. A certified B Corp, SEM’s mission is to have a measurable impact on lowering greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate adjust, and to create a sustainable triple-bottom-line business. SEM was founded in a living room in Raleigh in 2001, and now employs a team of much more than 100 sustainable power specialists. SEM is consistently recognized as an industry leader both locally and nationally, and is among a tiny handful of firms in the U.S. to earn the National Power Star Partner of the Year award five occasions (in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011). SEM also received the City of Raleigh 2011 Environmental Stewardship Award and the 2010 Green Jobs Award from SJF Institute & Green For All. For far more info, go to http://www.southern-energy.com.
About Advanced Energy
Advanced Power is bringing power efficiency solutions to your residence, your workplace, the places you go and the vehicles you take to get there. As a Raleigh, N.C.-based non-profit, we work with utility partners, government, municipalities, corporations, academia and builders to assist men and women concentrate on energy efficiency. While the majority of our function in delivering testing, coaching and consulting is centered in North Carolina, we have clients throughout the U.S. We provide high-good quality solutions by means of a systems method that contains non-energy benefits. In addition to industrial and commercial buildings, we also focus on plan places such as residential retrofit, new residential construction, motors and drives, renewable power and plug-in electric transportation. For far more information, check out http://www.advancedenergy.org.
Manhattan Beach, CA (PRWEB) December 09, 2011
The ground mounted solar method was commissioned by 1 of Silicon Valley?s early pioneers and internet entrepreneurs.
Ben Lochtenberg, Managing Director of XeroSolar commented: ?We are honored to be chosen for this high profile application and were selected based on our technical knowledge and expertise. The high profile nature of this project will mean our capability to style, engineer and complete the project to our client?s high standards will be put to the test. A challenge my team looks forward to meeting and exceeding.?
As with a lot of ground mounted systems, this one particular possesses a number of design and engineering obstacles which will need to be overcome.
?Firstly, we will have to carefully remove portion of the owner?s vineyard and then style the method so it can not be noticed either from the principal home or tennis court. Trenching and connecting to the main service panel will have to be meticulously believed-out so as to reduce losses related with voltage drops over significant distances,? stated Ben Lochtenberg.
The project is due it be installed in February 2012.
XeroSolar utilizes a exclusive team concept, drawing from backgrounds in fields of renewable power and environmentally responsible technologies. We possess years of hands-on installation knowledge, upstream solar cell manufacturing investigation, and financial expertise. More than the last a number of years, we have visited PV manufacturing sites about the globe. With C10 licensed people and experience in the monetary markets on Wall Street, XeroSolar has the breadth of expertise and expertise to allow us to offer a special analysis of each and every project from each and every doable angle. This assists our clients discover the finest solutions for their energy needs.
XeroSolar attentively covers all elements of your project from web site assessment, engineering, style and installation, panel and equipment acquiring to financing and completion of all of the interconnection agreements. Our use of several resources incorporated into a unified method, enables XeroSolar to lower your expenses and maximizes your returns. For more info, visit XeroSolar.com.
Article by Chris Woolfrey
Soon after the success of Solar One – the world’s initial big-scale thermal solar power plant – and its update, Solar Two, Europe has now entered into the race for sustained solar power.
Solar Tres, located West of Ejica in the Andalusia district of Spain, has been modeled on the Solar One and Two projects, which were created and updated in the Marstow Desert, California, in 1981 and 1995. Like its American predecessor, Solar Tres will generate power through heliostats: large mirror assemblies that track and reflect the sun’s rays throughout the day. From there, it is bounced onto a central column, named the ‘Solar Power Tower’, which absorbs and retailers the energy, to be converted into thermal power.
What marks Solar Tres above its prototypes is that it makes use of molten salt as its conducting fluid, so that the energy can be stored in molten form and converted at any time. It implies that the new European Solar Power Tower can be operational 24 hours a day, allowing for greater energy storage and conversion, and it outstrips its US counterparts, which ran on oils, and so had a lower capacity for storage following conversion.
It also looks to expand on the size of Solar One and Two, with a heliostat field that is 3 occasions bigger than Solar Two at its optimum. It indicates that Solar Tres has a potential capacity of 15MW, exactly where Solar 1 and Two could reach a maximum of 10MW. Not only can it run far more efficiently, then – operating right round the clock – but its output is greater, permitting for sustainable power that is produced a lot more quickly and in abundance.
By all intents and purposes, it is a bigger and much more ambitious project. With the backing of the EU Commission, who have provided 5 million Euro by means of the EU 5th Frame program, it has the prospective to move thermal solar power into the competitive power markets.
After the relative success of the original US Power Tower Plants, the improvements to Solar Tres mean a bold step towards sustainable power in the world at huge. With a project of this scale, it signals a move from personal sustainability initiatives – the efforts made, from people to family members units – to a potentially full-fledged commercial representation of universal solar power in the community.
It now means that two of the world’s significant political powers – The US, and the EU – are committing themselves to the importance of sustainable energy. Whilst Solar One and Two are now closed, they represent critical initial examples of what Solar Tres can now make feasible.
And that is not to say that the US have abandoned the pursuit upon the closure of the original Solar One and Two website in 2001, they commenced production of Nevada Solar One, which became operational in 2007, and boasts a maximum production capacity of 75MW. With 3 significant Solar Power Tower Plants built because 1995, moves to a genuine production of solar power are being implemented on each sides of the Atlantic. Sustainable energy is a real possibility. Let’s hope other nations follow suit.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 14, 2011
A projected Q/Q rise of 22% in the Q4?11 European photovoltaic market place is supplying a welcome temporary boost for downstream solar businesses. Nevertheless, this growth rate nonetheless leaves important corporate challenges in the management of the tumultuous slowdown this year in the globe?s largest regional photovoltaic market. The downstream challenge in 2012 will be effective management of a new pricing atmosphere, against a backdrop of declining incentives and still-to-be-realized grid parity economics.
Even though up 22% Q/Q, Y/Y growth is forecast to drop 25% in for several factors: significant cuts in solar incentives, a weak project financing environment, and a module cost path collapsing so fast that it has left downstream firms needing to offload inventories or face significant write-downs.
The trend of rapidly falling module rates, down 32% Y/Y at the distributor level at the end of Q3?11, has provided a compelling rationale for several downstream companies and end-customers alike to defer purchases in the expectation of further price cuts. In Germany, the prospect of a 15% tariff cut due at the commence of 2012 has finally given the industry a huge sufficient boost to secure the largest share of the Q4?11 European market. Even so, it will be overtaken by Italy as the largest European (and global) market place in 2011, in spite of tight bank lending constraints in Italy.
Ground mounted installations, even though down 27% in 2011, took over one-third of the European industry in H2?11 following a largely seasonal pattern of rising share towards the finish of the year. Non-residential creating mounted systems will take 55% share in 2011.
The European markets are constrained, to varying extents, by tightening of PV incentive policies, bank lending restrictions, and utility concerns over electricity grid stability as PV deployment spreads. In addition, policy alterations created by a variety of European governments, which includes the United Kingdom last week, have had some significant and largely unintended consequences.
?Falling costs have compensated for key cuts in government solar incentives to leave PV investment returns still sufficiently appealing in nearly all markets. Nonetheless, the more crucial consequence of regularly altering incentive policies across Europe has been higher uncertainty and for that reason greater danger for project financiers. This has come at the worst time for banks also suffering under macro-economic and currency crises,? noted Alan Turner, Vice President of Solarbuzz Europe.
Downstream Organizations Will Need to have to Create Extremely Selective Market place Segment Strategies
The Q1?12 industry in Europe is projected to be down 72% Q/Q, with the ground mount segment the hardest hit (down 81%) and residential least affected (down 41%). At the country level, Greece, Spain, and the UK supply the highest incremental marketplace share growth opportunities. The German market is forecast to fall 11% Y/Y in 2012. Installed method costs are forecast to decline by an typical of 17% in 2012.
The effective realization of the rewards of grid parity will call for grid management concerns to be overcome as developers, specifically in Southern Europe, start off to strategy projects financed on the basis of energy obtain agreements. Meanwhile, downstream businesses in France and Italy are receding from the high danger project enterprise to focus on the small roof sector or distribution.
Smaller markets providing the most stable volumes or growth potential over subsequent 1-five years are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Spain, Ukraine, and the UK. Even though the latter is facing severe proposed tariff cuts, its residential segment will retain appealing returns with prices continuing to fall. In the main markets, residential is the strongest segment in Belgium and the UK, even though ground mount is strongest in Greece and Spain. The other significant markets have a far more balanced segment mix. France and Italy present the largest forecast quarterly variations in segment mix through 2012.
The new Solarbuzz European PV Markets Quarterly report addresses the challenges and opportunities facing downstream organizations in the face of slowing growth and falling costs to assist them focus their marketing and advertising activities on the distinct segments in specific nations that stay appealing in the near term.
?Our goal with the new report has been to produce an simply accessible analysis that unravels the complexity of the European markets, combined with the common of information integrity for which Solarbuzz is recognized in the industry,? commented Dr. Turner.
The new Solarbuzz European PV Markets Quarterly information-driven report brings together a comprehensive and detailed analysis of pan-European trends, major country marketplace analysis and developments in smaller country markets. PV market place activity over the 12 quarters of 2010-2012 in the key markets of Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, and the UK is covered in terms of market drivers and constraints, market place segmentation, policy alterations and their impact on the market place, downstream trends, main project activity, installed technique pricing and PV project investment economics. The smaller country analysis covers what is new and interesting in the past quarter in Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Israel, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey, and Ukraine. The new European PV Markets Quarterly report includes a 200-page PowerPoint report, an Excel information summary, and PolicyTracker, which is a detailed and comprehensive searchable Excel-based incentive policy archive.
For far more data or to order Solarbuzz regional reports, get in touch with us at one of our seven global locations, email us at get in touch with(at)solarbuzz(dot)com, or call 1.516.625.2452.
Solarbuzz, an NPD Group business, is a globally recognized market place analysis company focused on solar power and photovoltaic industries. Considering that 2001, Solarbuzz has grown its client base to contain numerous of the largest global PV manufacturers, key investment banks, equipment manufacturers, materials suppliers, hedge fund companies, and a vast range of other multi-nationals. Solarbuzz delivers a wide array of reports, including Marketbuzz, an annual global PV industry report, and Solarbuzz
Numerous homeowners are searching for alternate indicates of supplying energy to their property by installing solar systems. One reason getting the current high cost of utility bills that have no sign of decreasing. One more cause is the desire for an alternative power source in case of power outage due to natural or manmade disaster. Still other folks are environmentally conscious and want an alternate source of energy to reduce their carbon footprint in the world and going green which is solar power.
Residence solar systems are not affordable to purchase and install although they do have a lengthy term expense benefit and call for extremely small upkeep and typically final for 20 years or a lot more depending on the climate. Some States supply tax incentives for homeowners installing an alternate power source which assists offset the expense. Other rewards of a property solar program contain increased home value because solar energy is an attraction for buyers if your property ever goes on the industry. The panels aid protect the roof and siding of your residence because they act as a buffer against the elements. Solar is also a quiet energy, it is practically noiseless generating your property nice and quiet.
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Homemade solar panel plans give you the blueprint to tap solar energy freely from the sun. Making use of photovoltaic components, straightforward supplies and fundamental tools, you can construct and install solar energy panels that can supply your household with electricity.
Since energy cost only gets much more high-priced year after year, a lot of households are pressured to appear for alternatives to produce their own power supply. This can be in the form of residential solar energy, wind power, hydroelectric power or geothermal power. Of these, solar power is most popular simply because of the ease of setup.
Using solar energy as an alternative source of energy can assist you save substantial amounts of funds on your monthly utility bills. The typical household spends up to on utility bills alone. If you are just able to save each month, this will quantity to ,400 in savings per year. Taking inflation into consideration, we’re talking about a massive amount of cash more than 25 years, which is the expected lifespan of your homemade panels.
The first thought in most homeowners who desires to install solar panels is to hire a commercial organization. This used to be the only way to tap solar power for your house. But this can effortlessly set you back by roughly ,000 for a full photovoltaic installation. That is why solar energy panels weren’t much more well-known then.
Items are surely different now. A lot of state governments are encouraging homeowners to use renewable energy. They provide incentives and rebates so much more households can tap into this inexhaustible supply of energy. As such, residential solar panels grow to be more accessible and much more families are able to have their own panels.
On best of the incentives, you can save even far more dollars by creating your own solar energy panels. Homemade solar power plans are effortlessly accessible these days. They educate and train the average consumer like you and me the essential know-how on DIY assembly and installation.
You may be wondering if it is indeed easy to make a solar power panel yourself. Numerous individuals who are thinking of developing their 1st panel share your concern. Yet if you can follow straightforward, step-by-step directions and don’t mind rolling up your sleeves to get some function carried out, you can bring your project to completion even if you’re an absolute initial-timer who has zero DIY expertise and expertise. That’s how challenging it gets.
Very good instructional guides are replete with illustrations and even include video clips to expound on their points so there is extremely little room for error. So make certain these basics are present ahead of purchasing. These items usually expense no a lot more than . They are actually good investments because they present you with guidelines on how to cut cost and exactly where to get low cost supplies you can use for your project.
Other than photovoltaic panels themselves, acquiring a homemade solar panel strategy is definitely the best investment you can make for your residence. By putting the details into action, and you’ll soon see your power bills drop by 80%…or more.
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