17 Oct '11, 5pm

What Solar Builders and Investors Can Do About Variable Sun: Performance maps of the U.S. sun in June, July an...

What Solar Builders and Investors Can Do About Variable Sun: Performance maps of the U.S. sun in June, July an...

Performance maps of the U.S. sun in June, July and August of this year from renewable energy risk analyst 3TIER show solar irradiance is quite variable -- but contextually variable. Knowing the context reduces variability’s risk for solar builders and investors. In this year’s three summer months, according to 3TIER’s data, solar irradiance varied from as much as 40 percent above the long-term norm to 20 percent below it. Such variation is not atypical, 3TIER contends, but the financial risk variability introduces can be incorporated into a long-term framework that allows solar investors and developers to effectively manage it. 3TIER maintains a proprietary dataset of continuous solar irradiance calculations covering 12 or more years for any location in the world. Input comes from satellite readings with a 15-minute periodicity, as well as cloud cover datasets for snow, ic...

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isabellakuan.com 18 Oct '11, 5pm

Didn’t take as much pictures as i used to,cause my camera is sent to repair!Pretty sad,its not even half a year old yet.Pl...

PV Trackers Seek Their Place in the Sun

renewableenergyworld.com 17 Oct '11, 1pm

It is perhaps the high profile of such headline projects that continues to excite interest in single-axis trackers, not ju...

PV Trackers Seek Their Place in the Sun

renewableenergyworld.com 17 Oct '11, 1pm

It is perhaps the high profile of such headline projects that continues to excite interest in single-axis trackers, not ju...

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businessgreen.com 19 Oct '11, 10am

A coalition of more than 280 of the world's largest institutional investors has today issued a global plea for governments...

Easy Rooftop Solar Calculator “Sees” Your Roof’s Solar Potential: Filed under: Energy News

Easy Rooftop Solar Calculator “Sees” Your Roof’...

cleantechnica.com 18 Oct '11, 12pm

The new solar calculator is based on actual GIS (geographical information systems) and climate data, which means that rath...

Can Solar be 30% of Our Energy by 2030? - According to the president and CEO of the Solar Electric Power Association...

Can Solar be 30% of Our Energy by 2030? - Accor...

solarfeeds.com 22 Oct '11, 9pm

According to the president and CEO of the Solar Electric Power Association, Julia Hamm, solar power has the potential to b...

#feedsportal Winter Sun Gallery: where to get summer gear out of season: For those lucky enough to be jetting of...

#feedsportal Winter Sun Gallery: where to get s...

thebaglady.tv 18 Oct '11, 3pm

For those lucky enough to be jetting off somewhere hot now 'our' summer has ended, tracking down holiday gear can prove to...

Solar Is Already Efficient Enough: Murphy suggests the most direct comparison to solar power is likely biofuels,...

Solar Is Already Efficient Enough: Murphy sugge...

getsolar.com 17 Oct '11, 10pm

Solar Is Already Efficient Enough Monday, October 17th 2011 12:25 PM By GetSolar Staff. People around the world have begun...

US Has an Average Solar System Price of $5.20/W...

greentechmedia.com 17 Oct '11, 5pm

Average weighted photovoltaic installation price decreased just 3 percent in the second quarter of 2011 to $5.20 per watt,...

Chinese investors snap up London property

channelnewsasia.com 16 Oct '11, 7am

LONDON: Chinese investors have been snapping up London real estate, with one-in-three buyers of newly built London homes c...

Is 2011 Solar's Peak Year?

Is 2011 Solar's Peak Year?

renewableenergyworld.com 19 Oct '11, 1pm

With the 1603 Treasury Cash Grant Program extension set to expire at year-end, developers are rushing to start projects. U...

New Super-Powered Organic Solar Cells – We Can ...

cleantechnica.com 18 Oct '11, 9pm

The solar power industry is hard at work (we think , based on neat things they all keep telling us ) improving, refining ,...

What else can budget airlines skimp on for chea...

todayonline.com 21 Oct '11, 9pm

I remember my first budget flight. It was on Valuair, circa February 2005, to Hong Kong. Back then, budget carriers were s...

Investing vs Trading (4) – Two great attributes...

thefinance.sg 16 Oct '11, 11am

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