News: EU endorses €17 million aid to Solibro for solar modules plant in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany

[tweetmeme The European Commission has authorised €17 million of regional investment aid for the German company Solibro GmbH for the production of solar modules in Bitterfeld-Wolfen (Sachsen-Anhalt), Germany. The project involves an investment of €142 million and is expected to create at least 260 new jobs in the region. Germany limited the aid amount … Continue reading

Simulation Prototyping of an Experimental Solar House

[tweetmeme Anna Osborne, Stuart Baur, and Katie Grantham of the Missouri University of Science and Technology have published a new paper titled „Simulation Prototyping of an Experimental Solar House.“  This interesting paper presents a comparative analysis between an energy simulation model and an actual solar home. The case study used was the Team Missouri’s … Continue reading

News: European Parliament addressed electronic waste issues

[tweetmeme MEPs want better collection and treatment of the growing volumes of discarded fridges, phones and computers in the European Union. New collection targets should be based on actual waste generated, they insist. The Environment Committee voted at first reading on Tuesday on a proposed update to legislation on waste electronic and electrical equipment … Continue reading

Designs & Architectures for Next Generation of Organic Solar Cells

[tweetmeme Kang-Shyang Liao, Soniya D. Yambem, Amrita Haldar, Seamus A. Curran (Institute for NanoEnergy, Department of Physics, University of Houston) and Nigel J. Alley (School of Physical Sciences, Dublin City University) have published a new article titled „Designs and Architectures for the Next Generation of Organic Solar Cells.“  Organic solar cells show great promise as … Continue reading

Residential Energy Performance Metrics

[tweetmeme Christopher Wright, Stuart Baur, Katie Grantham, Robert B. Stone and Scott E. Grasman have published an excellent new article titled „Residential Energy Performance Metrics.“  Techniques for residential energy monitoring are an emerging field that is currently drawing significant attention. This paper is a description of the current efforts to monitor and compare the performance … Continue reading

Global Integration in the Solar Photovoltaic Industry – a new WRI working paper

The World Resources Institute has just issued a new working paper titled Toward a Sunny Future? Global Integration in the Solar PV Industry.  This paper analyzes the global integration of the solar photovoltaic (PV) sector and looks in detail at the industry’s recent growth patterns, industry cost structure, trade and investment patterns, government support policies … Continue reading

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