Although geothermal power projects typically take many years to develop, the geothermal power industry is rapidly expanding beyond its traditional markets. Promising resources in emerging markets and innovative technology demonstration projects are helping to exploit untapped geographic potential. According to a new report from Pike Research, a part of Navigant’s Energy Practice, a total of 454 geothermal power projects are now under active development worldwide, with surface exploration already underway. Sixty-four countries have geothermal projects slated for development, compared to fewer than 30 countries just a few years ago, the study concludes. Continue reading
DURHAM, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Semprius, Inc., an innovator in high concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) solar modules, will display a new branding application for its world record technology at Duke Energy’s exhibit in the Legacy Village at CarolinaFest, which runs in conjunction with the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Semprius, the world record holder for photovoltaic module conversion efficiency and the first company to covert over one-third of the sun’s energy into electricity, has developed a new solar module with unique branding potential. Semprius’ technology begins with its proprietary micro-transfer printing process, enabling the company to use the world’s smallest solar cell – approximately the size of a pencil point – to manufacture modules with unmatched performance and cost advantages. In addition to supporting large-scale power generation projects, Semprius also possesses the exclusive ability to incorporate graphics into its modules. Semprius’ new “Marquee” design will be demonstrated at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, installed by Charlotte-based Argand Energy Solutions, highlighting the ability to incorporate corporate logos into Semprius solar arrays of any size. Continue reading