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Research and Markets: Asia Pacific Solar Energy Market Outlook

DUBLIN-- BUSINESS WIRE --Research and Markets http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/r4w9ww/asia_pacific has announced the addition of the "Asia Pacific Solar Energy Market Outlook, 2015-2020" report to their offering. Asia-Pacific Solar Energy Market Outlook, Focus on Solar Photovoltaic PV and Solar Thermal Energy by Equipment, Application, and Geography: Estimation and Forecast, 2015-2020. The report on Asia-Pacific Solar Market covers all these technologies, analyzed qualitatively an...

Yukon pools ready to plug in to solar power

A new solar heating system for the community pool in Beaver Creek, Yukon, is expected to dramatically cut operating costs by saving money currently spent on heating fuel. "With saving fuel we save a lot of money and it's just better for the environment," said lifeguard Dana Klassen. Klassen said the pool is usually kept at a temperature between 20 and 30 C. Carcross, Carmacks, Pelly Crossing, and Ross River are all getting new...

Solar energy economically viable in Oman, say experts

MUSCAT: It is a myth that use of solar technology is not efficient and economically viable in Oman due to the dusty climate, say experts who believe that more awareness about solar power is required.SoubhiAbdulkarim, chairman and chief executive officer at Integrated Smart Technologies, and Michael Katz, chief executive officer of Oman Aqua Science, both believe that the time is gone when solar energy was considered inefficient and not worth the cost in dusty weather.The loss of efficiency in a ...

Solar panel plan for Balmoral house where Queen Victoria's servant

It was made famous in the hit movie which portrayed the loving relationship between Queen Victoria and her loyal servant John Brown. Now the Queen is fitting his former home on the Balmoral Estate with solar power to bring it into the 21st Century. She has applied for planning permission to install panels to heat the house Victoria had built for ghillie Mr Brown. Their relationship was subject to much speculation when she was widowed, and inspired the 1997 film Mrs Brown, which made more than ...

TAYLOR: Shining a critical light on Halifax's Solar City program

More and more people are interested in adding solar energy collectors to their homes, but there’s a debate about how to best achieve that goal. Halifax regional council recently decided to extend its Solar City pilot program, which encouraged residents to finance the installation of a solar power system by adding a charge to their tax bills over several years. Although the two-year pilot program has been described as a success, with 388 homeowners installing solar-powered domestic hot-w...

Stand-Out Solar Community: Drake Landing Solar Community

Stand-Out Solar Community: Drake Landing Solar Community May 7th, 2015 by Glenn Meyers  The footprint of one remarkable solar community can sometimes offset the notoriety of a country known for excessive carbon emissions. A 2013 Globe and Mail story cites a report by the Climate Action Network Europe CANE and Germanwatch ranked Canada 55th out of 58 countries in terms of tackling greenhouse gas GHG emissions, placing it ahead of only Iran, Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia. In spite of its notor...

Solar City might just keep on shining

Solar City, the renewable energy program that seeks to brings solar heating to thousands of Halifax homes, wants to expand. In a report to be given to council this Tuesday, city staff are recommending continuing the program for three years with an expanded budget that will offer solar options for electric and space heating. The positive review comes after the end of Solar Citys original 24-month pilot phase back in December. The program tries to eliminate most of the red tape in signing up fo...

Solar plane pilots urge India to support clean energy drive

AHMADABAD, India -- The Swiss pilots of a solar-powered airplane on a historic round-the-world journey said Wednesday that they want the people of India to support their campaign for clean energy, a day after the aircraft landed in the country. Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg spoke to reporters in the western Indian city of Ahmadabad after Piccard flew the single-seat Swiss-made plane there from Muscat, Oman, on the second leg of the 35,000-kilometer 21,700-mile journey. Piccard said th...

Minnesota Group Works To Help Low-Income Families Go Solar

The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance, a 15-year-old organization that’s made increasing access to solar power its mission, is taking that goal one step further. The group is creating a system in which families on the federal government’s energy assistance program can get their power from solar, instead of from fossil fuels. Jason Edens, founder and director of RREAL, told ThinkProgress that the project, dubbed Community Solar for Community Action, would be the first to create a syste...

Solar energy for Kyrgyzstan's social facilities

BISHKEK TCA Kyrgyzstans BIOM ecological movement has provided the Bishkek Center for Rehabilitation of Homeless Children with alternative energy equipment as the state-run social facilities remain underfinanced in the country. In 2010, BIOM provided the Center with solar water heaters, solar ovens, and lighting equipment. According to Natalia Bogatova, coordinator of SPARE School Project for Application of Resources and Energy , BIOM concluded a contract for installation and maintenance of the ...