There is an Amoco gas station in Maryland with a little something extra. Bobby Fletcher's station has an array of solar modules atop the pump island canopy, connected to the station's regular power supply.
Fourteen solar ventures have been selected to receive a total of $5 million in funding from the Department of Energy through the Utility PhotoVoltaic Group`s TEAM-UP program. Total value of the solar initiatives is more than $29 million and they will add almost 3 MW of solar photovoltaic electricity to power homes and busi
A 20-kW solar dish Stirling power system is installed and producing power for Public Service of Colorado. The system, developed by Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) and Stirling Thermal Motors, has been operating perfectly since it was switched on June 1.
Integrated high-concentration photovoltaics (IHCPV) have achieved a solar conversion efficiency greater than 20 percent in a 2,000-W testbed array installed at Georgia Power Co.?s Shenandoah Environment & Education Center, near Atlanta, Ga. This potentially low-cost solar technology established a new world record for commercial-scale electrical energy conversion from sunlight.