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Boeing successfully completes test flight with green diesel

Boeing successfully completes test flight with green diesel

Boeing has completed the world’s first flight using green diesel. On December 3,...

U.N.F.C.C.C. head urges climate action as Lima Conference begins

U.N.F.C.C.C. head urges climate action as Lima Conference begins

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Executive Secretary Christ...

Philippines houses world’s largest solar-powered mall

Philippines houses world’s largest solar-powered mall

A mall in the capital city of the Philippines is now sporting a 1.5-megawatt sol...

U.S., China announce significant emissions reduction cuts

U.S., China announce significant emissions reduction cuts

The Governments of the United States and China have announced that they will be ...

Best Eco Cars of 2014

Best Eco Cars of 2014

Eco-friendly cars, also referred to as green cars, are vehicles that have a less...

Largest wind farm in Southeast Asia goes online in the Philippines

Largest wind farm in Southeast Asia goes online in the Philippines

The largest wind farm in Southeast Asia, a 150-megawatt installation in the Phil...

SPI Solar to acquire 360 MW worth of solar power projects in China

SPI Solar to acquire 360 MW worth of solar power projects in China

Solar Power, Inc. is set to become one of the largest solar developers in China....

Business

tenKsolar expands manufacturing capacity in Thailand

tenKsolar expands manufacturing capacity in Thailand

Friday, 19 December 2014

tenKsolar is establishing new production lines in Thailand for their manufacture of their solar modules. tenKsolar, which is based in Minneapolis, des...

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Technology

Bacteria producing sweet-smelling compound for greener fuels

Bacteria producing sweet-smelling compound for greener fuels

Tuesday, 02 December 2014

A sweet-smelling chemical compound primarily used in fragrances and flavoring is being studied for its potential as a clean and green biofuel. Methyl ...

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Politics

U.N. chief hails results of C.O.P. 20

U.N. chief hails results of C.O.P. 20

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the results of the recently concluded Conference of the Parties in Lima, Peru. The Secretary-Gener...

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Living Green

Seven tips to keep cozy and warm while keeping energy use low

Seven tips to keep cozy and warm while keeping energy use low

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

People will always have the impulse to be comfortable and will spend to do so, rather than save and compromise. City living in the U.S. would require ...

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Renewables

Vestas wins orders from U.K., Poland, and Turkey

Vestas wins orders from U.K., Poland, and Turkey

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has received firm and unconditional orders from the United Kingdom, Poland, and Turkey. In the U.K., Vestas has recei...

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Low-Carbon

Seven eco-friendly home heating solutions

Seven eco-friendly home heating solutions

Friday, 12 December 2014

Environmentally friendly home heating solutions are valuable for the planet, and can lower your utility bills. With the numerous home heating alternat...

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Opinion

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Nutrition plays a critical role in everyone’s chance at a better future. Hunger, said Benjamin Franklin once, is the best pickle. Some say “pickle”...

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Solenza announces the development of a new integrated solar energy roof system


Solenza’s process integrates its solar panels directly with the structure’s roof.

New Zealand-based Solenza has recently announced the development of a new solar PV water-heating system that has been designed to do away with costlier traditional bolt solar panels.

Instead of using a standard bolt-on system that most of today's systems use, Solenza's process enables the company to directly integrate the solar PVs to the house's roofing iron, cutting down on costs and payback time, as well as increasing overall efficiency.

The panels will use the gathered solar energy to generate electricity for the home, as well as for heating water. Trials indicate that up to 70% of the received sunlight is converted by Solenza's design into useful energy.

“We’re very excited about the market potential of Solenza’s solar roofing technology. Solar energy is receiving a lot of attention as cost-cutting, self-sufficiency, and environmental concerns are boosting the uptake of alternative energy solutions globally," said WaikatoLink’s Chief Executive Mark Stuart.

"Solenza is a great example of how we can leverage world class research from the university to produce products that meet real market needs."

Solenza, which was set up by WaikatoLink, the commercial arm of the University of Waikato, plans to continue researching improvements for its experimental system.
However, inquiries from the US and India have already been received regarding possible partnerships that will allow the solar system design to be used in these countries.


Antonio Pe Yang III


Sources:

1 http://www.solenza.co.nz/News/news.htm
2 http://www.imageforum2.afp.com/ImageForum/themes/ShowTheme.aspx?ThemeID=2133488&chgCtx=1

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