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Concentration photovoltaics (CPV) offers one of the most promising utility-scale, renewable energy technology options. Many companies are testing their CPV products and some have already launched commercial offers. This documentary presents interviews with some industry representatives present at ISFOC (CPV Institute in Puertollano, South of Spain). [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/HKJbg4Fusaw” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

How sustainable is electricity?  What is the best technology to produce it? These questions are often asked and the answers are not clear-cut. Leonardo ENERGY has produced this eco-sheet to help clarifying the issue. The environmental burden of generating one kWh from 7 different energy sources is quantified. It shows that there is no silver… » read more

Posted by Ingenheiro

Improving technology, expansion off-shore, and exploring the building sector potential   The wind sector has been growing spectacularly over the past decade. However, to sustain these impressive growth figures over the next twenty years in Europe and North America, business-as-usual will not be enough. In several European countries, the number of remaining onshore sites for… » read more

Posted by Bruno De Wachter

Visit the Virtual Energy Forum and listen to interviews with senior energy executives from Marriott, Raytheon, the U.S. Department of Energy, as well as Dick Munson, author of such books as “From Edison to Enron: The Business of Power and What It Means for the Future of Electricity” and “The Power Brokers.” The forum also… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

Date & Time: June 6, 2008 15h00 – 16h00 Speaker: Fernando Nuno, Leonardo ENERGY Register: http://snipurl.com/bulksolar Summary Thin film, silicon, concentrated solar power (CSP), concentrated photovoltaics (CPV), … These are just some of the terms demonstrating that solar technologies are rapidly entering the electricity system in countries such as the United States, Spain or Australia.… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

Environmental impact of the PV life-cycle   All means of electricity generation, including photovoltaic (PV) systems, create polluting emissions when the entire life-cycle is taken into account. In the case of PV systems, those emissions are concentrated in the manufacturing stage. PV manufacturing is energy intensive, resulting in the emissions that accompany the use of… » read more

Posted by Bruno De Wachter

ACEEE argues in a new report that Energy Efficiency must be more visible and it is easy to agree. Energy Efficiency is in most policy debates discussed as the counterbalance to more supply but in reality it is more difficult. Energy Efficiency is often foregone because of its invisibility. Which is a pity since energy… » read more

Posted by Hans Nilsson

Date: Friday, May 23, 2008 – 15:00 Duration / timezone: 1 hour / Central European Time (Brussels, Paris, Berlin) Moderators: Fernando Nuno and Hans De Keulenaer, Leonardo ENERGY Enroll for this webinar  On the 23rd of January, the European Commission launched a proposal for a Directive on promoting the use of renewable energy. The Directive… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

“The market is a good servant but a bad master”. That is at least the way an old saying has it. Often attributed to Vaclav Havel, but also to the former Danish Energy minister Svend Auken. Whoever is to take credit this saying comes to mind when reading The Economist, where the issue is brought… » read more

Posted by Hans Nilsson

The wind energy industry is booming worldwide, favoured by ambitious targets for renewable energy, various subsidy mechanisms, and rising prices for fossil fuels. This does not mean however that wind companies have struck gold. A wind development project is a complex affair with many barriers and one requiring favourable climatic and geographical conditions that are… » read more

Posted by Ingenheiro