With its 26 MW of photovoltaic capacity, to which the 33 MW geothermal capacity is integrated, the Stillwater alternative energy plant in Nevada is the first solar-geothermal hybrid power plant in the world. Thanks to the 89,000 panels recently installed by the Enel Green Power company, with a total capacity of 59 MW of clean energy, the plant is able to power more than 50.
In Italy there is a need for examples to inspire a renewable energy future, one comes from Abruzzo and costs 4 million euros. Solar panels for domestic use are spreading but small plants are not enough, what is needed are solar parks and plants capable of satisfying the energy needs of entire communities.
The roofs of Roman school buildings will soon be covered with photovoltaic systems, a decisive turning point towards sustainability and energy saving that will make Rome not only the political capital of the boot but also the energy one. The mayor Gianni Alemanno kicked off the solarization of Roman schools who, as part of the three-year program of public works envisaged by the "Roma Capitale 2011-2013" plan, inaugurated the works involving the installation of solar panels on all municipal school buildings; 524 plants will thus be installed for a total of 8Mw of energy produced.
It is paradoxical but even solar panels cause a great waste of energy. How? They do not fully exploit the potential offered by solar energy. CSP technology with a solar concentration system comes to the rescue of the photovoltaic systems. We are in the middle of summer, it is a sultry afternoon and the solar panels installed on the roofs begin to fail.
After the nuclear tragedy of Fukushima, Japan has given a lot of space to renewable energy and has paid great attention to alternative energy technologies. As a result, the leader in steel production, JEF, has also decided to establish a solar research center in Yokohama, the Solar Techno Park.
When the life cycle of a photovoltaic system ends, what are the disposal regulations? Fortunately, when it comes to photovoltaic panels, disposal involves a recovery system that reduces or completely eliminates waste. Recycling solar panels has rules and those who have to get rid of the old system can request special incentives.
While in Italy we await the spread of electric columns in other countries of the world, technology goes further and the first charging centers for hybrid vehicles powered exclusively by solar energy are born. An example is the Solar Sail technology. Clean electric vehicle charging stations.
Of all the renewable energy sources, solar energy represents the richest dish, offers an infinite amount of power and is the ideal solution for the planet's energy crisis. Its sustainability should not be underestimated, in fact solar energy is not polluting unlike conventional sources such as coal or natural gas.
If all public schools in Italy were powered by renewable sources, how many harmful emissions would they save? The City of Rome alone would decrease its negative impact by 132,500 tons of carbon dioxide. The state is responsible for financing the installation of photovoltaic roofs. The second edition of the call "The sun at school" was published on March 20 in the Official Gazette.
Spreadable solar panels, a paint capable of converting light into electricity. There are many applications available: the paint could be used to cover entire buildings, the first developments begin in Australia. The team of researchers from CSIRO, the Australian national research body, has developed innovative solar panels of extremely reduced size and thickness.
There is talk of renewables in Italy and the Province of Rome deserves special praise, as was also noted by Legambiente, which awarded it with the national recognition "Renewable Municipalities 2012". The Province of Rome has distinguished itself for its innovative commitment to solar and photovoltaics that protect the environment and improve the quality of public spending.
Have you ever thought about a tree capable of generating clean energy? Panasonic made it and will make its debut in Italy, in Milan. The tree produces energy, conserves it and manages it. Solar energy is an invaluable energy source, especially valuable in view of the scarce availability of non-renewable sources.
Are your solar panels to be thrown away? Nothing simpler. A free domestic service was born for the disposal of photovoltaic panels that have reached the end of their life cycle.The project was formalized through an Agreement between Cobat, the National Collection and Recycling Consortium and Silea S.
Our hunger for energy is growing daily, every day we need hundreds of TWh of electricity and most of this comes from fossil fuels with massive emissions of CO2 and other pollutants that kill our atmosphere. To deal with the energy problem and the consequent emissions, we must act following two paths, the first wants to re-invent our way of life with the setting up of so-called smartcities, the second wants to rely on clean energy sources and here we find others, concentrated photovoltaics.
What is Graphene? You have surely heard of graphite, so to speak, the one that is at the center of the pencils and allows us to write. This material is a distant relative of it and finds a wide application in the photovoltaic sector. gave birth to the thinnest sheet in the world: graphene.
Asbestos, banned about twenty years ago, is slowly disappearing from public and private buildings in Italy. A big contribution to the dismantling of this dangerous material came from the photovoltaic incentives.The asbestos bonus of the Energy Account which provides incentives for those who replace asbestos roofing with solar panels has made about thirteen thousand million square meters of dangerous asbestos disappear from Italian roofs.
In 2011 our country reached the first place for installed power and also in 2012 the race for photovoltaics continues with a cumulative power of 13,160 megawatts which, by adding to other renewable energy sources, guarantee a production of 41.3 gigawatts of power. 10 years we have seen an increase in renewables of 125, a boom that sees the name of photovoltaics at the top of the list.
The Beghelli Golden Tree is capable of bringing high-concentration photovoltaics everywhere. Since the second half of last year the Beghelli Golden Tree has been finding a place in the Italian energy landscape, especially in the open spaces of farms and agritourisms. design to material development.
Installation of photovoltaic panels Starting from 1 July 2012, photovoltaic panel manufacturers must have a certificate of membership of a consortium that guarantees the recycling of photovoltaic modules. From 30 June - expiry of the term established by art. 11.6 (a) of the ministerial decree of 5 May 2011 - in order to ensure their customers have access to incentives, the companies producing photovoltaic panels must in fact join a system or consortium specialized in the recycling of products.
The European Commission rejects the decrees on renewables proposed by Italy. The Italian bureaucracy is difficult, sometimes even impossible. Reductions in incentive rates and the introduction of the register on renewables are the main points of demerit. The Fifth Energy Account must also be reviewed.