Solar power illustrates China’s manufacturing future

China’s achievements in economic development and poverty reduction are historically unprecedented. Nevertheless, it must not be forgotten from what an extremely low base China began its modern development in 1949, after a century of foreign invasions and wars. In 1950, only 10 countries for which data are available had a lower per capita GDP than China. This underlines the country’s extraordinary progress in that, by 2015, it had already achieved an “upper middle income” status under World Bank standards, with higher per capita GDP than countries containing the majority of…

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MGM Resorts International Rolls Out Solar Powered Mobile Device Charging Solution: The ZON “Powersol”

– Powersol is a solar powered, mobile device charging station, ensuring guests can charge up devices conveniently, sustainably, and quickly at MGM properties – MGM rolls Powersol out at iconic properties Aria Resort & Casino, Bellagio & MGM Grand – Powersol is made in the USA, women founded and women managed. LAS VEGAS, Aug. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — MGM Resorts International has begun its rollout of Powersol, demonstrating that MGM continues to lead the hospitality industry by adopting relevant tech amenities and working with ground breaking companies like ZON. Powersol’s solar…

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The solar energy boom

According to the results of a recent survey, 50% of French households plan to fit solar panels to help meet their energy needs. According to the International Energy Agency (IAE), this is a long-term trend which suggests that photovoltaic power could generate one-third of urban electricity by 2050. Meeting one-third of urban electricity demand with solar power by 2050: that’s the prospect held out by the International Energy Agency (IEA) in its annual Energy Technology Perspectives review. The target is a realistic one, but will require significant investment by local…

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The energy transition: energy is not longer a fuel, but a technique

The sentence in the title of this article is borrowed from the article “sunny side up…” . There are two statements in the article that I would like to emphasize: 1) energy is not longer a fuel but a technique. This first statement implies that there is no longer scarcity of energy, which means that holding on to energy resources like oil and therewith managing the supply is not longer an influence on the price of energy. Making economy of scale the most logical line of strategy for every energy suplier. In…

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U.S. Solar Markets ‘Will Fail’ Or Install 1 Terawatt By 2040: BNEF

2040, solar installations will account for 30% of U.S. installed energy generation, Bloomberg New Energy Finance analyst Hugh Bromley predicted Wednesday duringSunPower‘s (SPWR) Sustainable Energy Symposium in San Francisco. That would be 1.6 terawatts — an as-yet unneeded metric for the solar industry. In 2015, cumulative U.S. solar installations hit 24.7 gigawatts, and industry tracker IHS expects the U.S. to add 5.6 GW before the end of the year. Worldwide, the installed base is expected to surpass 310 GW in capacity. To reach the 2040 target, the U.S. will have…

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Solar Impulse shows we can run the world without consuming the earth

Solar Impulse offers solutions to many of the technological challenges that are facing humanity on its low-carbon transition, says Ulrich Spiesshofer, president and CEO, ABB Ulrich Spiesshofer, president and CEO, ABB In ancient Greek mythology, Icarus was the son of Daedulus who dared to fly too close to the sun on wings of feather and wax made by his father in spite of Daedulus’ warning. The heat from the sun melted the wax and Icarus fell to his death. It is meant to be a cautionary tale – and underscores…

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