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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

Next week Friday (September 19), Leonardo ENERGY organises a webinar on CPV technology, where Pedro Banda and Paqui Rubio from ISFOC will give an overview of this exciting new technology and respond to any questions you may have. You can register for the webinar using the following link: www.leonardo-energy.org/drupal/node/3584 Along with wind power, concentration photovoltaics… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

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

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

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 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

In countries like Germany, Denmark, or the Netherlands, wind power is already so widespread that few on-shore sites are left on which new units can be built. Two main paths are being followed to further increase the electrical power generated by wind: building off-shore wind parks, and replacing existing wind turbines with new and larger… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

40.8% of the overall electricity demand was supplied on real time basis by wind power some days ago in the Spanish electricity system. This record constitutes a real challenge for transmission system operators (TSOs). In more general terms, renewable energy penetration strongly depends on the ability of TSO to evolve towards a new way of… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

Test your knowledge of Photovoltaic Systems anonymously  in just a few minutes (17 questions). Even some of our experts missed one or two questions. If you want to go deeper, or gain a better understanding of the correct answers, you can find additional interactive resources on the Photovoltaics microsite (a webcast, “How To” Manual and Frequently Asked Questions.)

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer