Tag: solar power

Mitsubishi wants to use electric vehicles as mobile battery banks

| August 21, 2011 | 0 Comments
Mitsubishi wants to use electric vehicles as mobile battery banks

Mitsubishi Motors, Mitsubishi Electric, and Mitsubishi Corp., is set to trial a new energy storage system that will use electric vehicles as battery banks when they are parked. The project, dubbed “V2X,” will be rolled out in a trial deployment at the parking facility of Mitsubishi Motors’ Nagoya plant by March 2012, and will use […]

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Former Sears Tower in Chicago to trial window solar panels

| April 4, 2011 | 0 Comments
Former Sears Tower in Chicago to trial window solar panels

An experimental program is being launched at Chicago’s tallest skyscraper, the Willis Tower – formerly the Sears Tower, to deploy new solar panels that will replace windows. The new program will use so-called, high power density photovoltaic glass units developed by start up Pythagoras Solar, which preserves daylight and transparency while reducing heat absorption and […]

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Eltek Valere’s new Trilogy DC power system

| August 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

PRESS RELEASE: RICHARDSON, TX – Aug. 16, 2010 – Eltek Valere today announced the Trilogy DC power system, a 40A-600A, 48V high-efficiency (HE) power system with 15” shelf depth and special cable management to fit into short-depth outside plant and central office applications. Although not exclusive to solar applications, the Trilogy DC power plant does […]

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US should triple R&D investment in clean energy, says high profile business group

| July 16, 2010 | 0 Comments
US should triple R&D investment in clean energy, says high profile business group

A group representing some of America’s top business leaders is calling for the U.S. government to develop a national energy strategy, including a more than tripling of the current investment level on R&D into clean energy. The American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC), whose members include Bill Gates, chairman and former chief executive of Microsoft; Norm […]

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A letter from Yemen: Solar system for telecoms wanted

| July 1, 2010 | 1 Comment

I got this letter in my inbox from a company in Yemen in response to my coverage of Eltek Valere’s solar-optimised Smartpack Controller. It seems like they are looking for a solution that works with an existing telecoms solar system. Anyone who can help Mr Bawazir should respond to him directly. Please note that Green […]

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Chevron launches 3-year trial to find most efficient solar panel technology

| April 9, 2010 | 1 Comment

Chevron has launched one of the world’s largest trials of solar panel technologies, dubbed Project Brightfield, in a bid to identify the most efficiency method of transforming the sun’s energy into electricity. Chevron is now installing 7,700 solar panels from 7 vendors on 18 acres of land in California – a former Chevron refinery – […]

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India cell towers to go solar – govt to fund 50%

| April 8, 2010 | 4 Comments
India cell towers to go solar – govt to fund 50%

A massive initiative is reportedly underway by all of India’s cell tower companies to migrate their infrastructure to solar power, from existing diesel power solutions. According to India’s iGovernment website, a total of 250,000 cell phone towers can be converted to the renewable energy solution, including 32,500 from GTL Infra – a subsidiary of Mumbai-based […]

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MWC2010: Anatomy of a hybrid base station

| February 25, 2010 | 0 Comments
MWC2010: Anatomy of a hybrid base station

Green Telecom Live had a chance to catch up with power systems specialist PowerOasis at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The company, which supplies power systems for base stations to mobile operators – among other infrastructure operators – offered us a very interesting look at how power is generated in a hybrid wind […]

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Digicel Pacific installs hybrid solar power cell sites in PNG

| February 14, 2010 | 5 Comments
Digicel Pacific installs hybrid solar power cell sites in PNG

Digicel Pacific, who operate a cell phone network in Papua New Guinea, has put in solar panels for some of its cell towers, not so much to protect one of the purest natural environment on earth, but to drive better operational efficiency and cut the cost of powering its network. According to Eltek Valere, who […]

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Intel plans eight new solar installations

| January 26, 2010 | 0 Comments
Intel plans eight new solar installations

Intel has contracted new solar electric installations targeted at eight locations in four US states with an estimated total generating capacity of 2.5 megawatts of clean solar energy. The new solar power installations will be located in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Oregon, the company said. “Intel is committed to renewable energy to reduce our […]

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