Solar Thermal

BrightSource Energy raises additional US$ 150 million

<b>BrightSource develops tower based CSP power plants.</b><br><br><i>Photo: BrightSource </i><br>

New investors including Alstom (US$ 55 million) and the California State Teachers Retirement Systems joined existing investors like VantagePoint Venture Partners, Morgan Stanley and Draper Fisher Jurvetson.

South African solar water heating body shifts gear

This at a time of heightened activity within the South African solar water heating industry with the announcement earlier this year of increased rebates from Eskom for installation of approved solar water heating systems (see S&WE 2/2010, p. 8).

Ezinc solar car is very assertive in Formula-G races

Formula-G races has been organising since 1995 by TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) in Turkey. The main aim is future's clean energy "solar" is used to power for racing cars.

LN Solar leads solar industry into medium and high temperature applications

On 21st July, the medium temperature solar collector tubes, developed by LN Solar Co., Ltd and Tsinghua university, has been passed the identification held by identification committee, which composed of three Chinese Academy of Engineerings and .foremost experts in the field of solar energy industry.

Sopogy awarded funding for innovative solar thermal air conditioning project

Honolulu - Sopogy, Inc., a leading micro concentrated solar power (MicroCSPTM) technology developer, today announced that it has been awarded funding from the Hawaii Renewable Energy Development Venture (HREDV) to integrate an innovative double-effect solar thermal air conditioning system at the Maui Ocean Center.

Solimpeks receives British MCS approval

<b>Pilot project: 24 PowerTherm and 24 PowerVolt collectors are mounted on the roof of the Chedwode children’s home in Surrey County, Great Britain. The financial payback time is 12 years. </b><br><br><i>Photo: Solimpeks</i>

Thanks to this certificate, the electricity which is produced by the PVT collectors can be sold under the feed-in tariff in the UK. Also the Turkish manufacturer entered into a distribution agreement with the British company Newform Energy.

NREL Principal Scientist Joins SkyFuel

Gary Jorgensen, a Principal Scientist at the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, is retiring from his three decade tenure at the prestigious research institute to join SkyFuel as Principal Materials Scientist.