Finca La Sacristia went Off-Grid

For almost two decades, finca (from Spanish: farm) La Sacristia team and volunteers have worked to recover and nourish deforested areas in the hills of Benaque, Malaga province. What once was a dried out no man’s land, now is 1.3 ha of abundant greenery and developing food forest, serving as an educational centre and showcase […]

Über 470 Gigawatt BIPV sind in Europa möglich

photovoltaik: Das Potenzial für die BIPV in Europa ist immens. Analysten haben sich die Möglichkeiten in sechs europäischen Ländern angeschaut und daraus errechnet, wie viel Solarleistung in die Hüllen von Bestandsgebäuden integriert werden können. Das Potenzial für die bauwerkintegrierte Photovoltaik (BIPV) in Europa ist immens. Das hat das Becquerel Institute im Auftrag des EU-Projekts BIPV Boost […]

Solar Carport Serves Multiple Purposes For Bakersfield Medical Clinic

solarindustrymag: The Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center (CBCC) in Bakersfield, Calif., has been providing care for cancer patients for decades. Now known as the West Coast’s biggest free-standing cancer center, CBCC has benefited from a solar carport system for the past couple of years. Built in partnership between Baja Carports and Cenergy Power, the project […]

Europe could generate a quarter of its energy demand with rooftop panels.

Bloomberg: Europeans can massively expand low-cost solar generation just by tapping the space over their heads. That’s the conclusion of researchers who used satellite imagery, electricity prices and lending data to assess the untapped energy potential of Europe’s buildings. Rooftop area three times the size Luxembourg is available and could economically supply almost a quarter […]

Invisible solar cells for car roofs

PV-Magazine: An increasing number of carmakers and research institutes are developing concepts that combine e-mobility and solar. Thus far, range additions from in-car panels of between 10 and 60km are the limit of innovation. The Fraunhofer roof is tinted with a color that hides the cells but lets through most of the light. The Fraunhofer Institute […]