www.solaredge.com SolarEdge provides groundbreaking Distributed Power Harvesting and Monitoring systems that produce more PV energy at a lower cost. Module manufacturers, integrators, installers and system owners of residential and large-scale PV sites benefit from constraint-free site design, full site space utilization, reduced installation time and maintenance cost, module-level monitoring, improved safety, and theft prevention. Part 2 explains how SolarEdge can eliminate design constraints, simplify installation and reduce cost and time, compared to traditional inverters.
Worldwide, 2010 was one of the two warmest years on record according to the 2010 State of the Climate report, which NOAA released today. The peer-reviewed report, issued in coordination with the American Meteorological Society, was compiled by 368 scientists from 45 countries. It provides a detailed, yearly update on global climate indicators, notable climate events and other climate information from every continent. This year’s report tracks 41 climate indicators ― four more than last year ― including temperature of the lower and upper atmosphere, precipitation, greenhouse gases, humidity, cloud cover, ocean temperature and salinity, sea ice, glaciers, and snow cover. Each indicator includes thousands of measurements from multiple independent datasets that allow scientists to identify overall trends.
Chrysotile asbestos will not be listed as a hazardous industrial chemical that can be banned from import after countries including Canada and Ukraine blocked consensus, a United Nations spokesman said Friday.
The decision was taken at a meeting of states that have ratified the Rotterdam Convention despite the treaty’s scientific review body having recommended the inclusion of “white” asbestos on health grounds, a U.N. spokesman said.
“Several countries declared in plenary problems they had with the inclusion of chrysotile (asbestos), including Canada, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Vietnam,” U.N. spokesman Michael Stanley-Jones told a news briefing in Geneva.
Our Modular Ethanol Production System (MEPS) is a fully self-contained, fully automatic ethanol production system that is pre-built in a factory and can be shipped anywhere in the world. Comprised of a series of pods or skids, the MEPS is designed to produce 500000 gal. to 5 million gallons per year, but can produce even more if more modules are added.
The gyrfalcon is a species of falcon which lives on the arctic coasts and islands of North America, Europe, and Asia. It is the largest of all the falcon species. Being well adapted to cold weather, the gyrfalcon has thick plumage and spotted white feathers for blending into the icy background. A recent study from the University of Oxford has uncovered a very unique trait which this species possesses. It is the only known land-based predatory bird to make its home on icebergs floating over the ocean.
www.ashdenawards.org Ashden Awards 2009 Conference Session 5 “Scaling up”. Presentations from Kirklees Council (insulating homes across a large metropolitan area), Aprovecho Research Center and Shengzhou Stove Manufacturer (mass-producing efficient rocket stoves) and IDEI (treadle water pumps to boost income for Indian farmers). You can follow us on: Facebook bit.ly Twitter twitter.com Blog: www.ashdenawards.org
A British company has made what it calls a significant breakthrough in the field of renewable energy; it’s unveiled not only a new hydrogen powered car but what it calls the world’s first commercially-viable CO2 fuelling station.
We all complain about the weather. It is a great topic of conversation. Weather is the state of the atmosphere, to the degree that it is hot or cold, wet or dry, calm or stormy, clear or cloudy. Most weather phenomena occur in the troposphere, just below the stratosphere. Weather is part of what life is about. However, everything has its price. New research indicates that routine weather events such as rain and cooler-than-average days can add up to an annual economic impact of as much as $485 billion in the United States based on 2011 data. Rain, snow, and hot or cold temperatures can all have economic impacts. The study, led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), found that finance, manufacturing, agriculture, and every other sector of the economy is sensitive to changes in the weather. The impacts can be felt in every state.