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Solar PV Installation Documentation

Started by Joe O'Connor. Last reply by 16h5xdwjthjv8 Mar 22, 2018. 3 Replies

How many engineers out there are doing system design, energy production analysis, single line drawings, wind load calculations, etc..? I have been doing a lot of wind loading calculations and system…Continue

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International Summit on Sustainable Energies

Started by Cathy Mathew Jul 19, 2017. 0 Replies

Hello all !!We are organizing an international conference "International Summit on Sustainable Energies", which is going to be held at Orlando, Florida on Oct 23-24, 2017.If any one interested to…Continue

Tags: 2017, Energies, Sustainable

Solar Engineers,Where are you? Help a Brother out.

Started by Ovis Frank Oct 26, 2016. 0 Replies

Good afternoon,I want an experience Electrical Engineer who is into Solar Design for buildings to give me some mentoring.Thanks.Continue


Started by vicky kumar Aug 31, 2015. 0 Replies

respected sir/mam i am a mechnical engg student in final year now please suggest me about solar energy projects of low cost my mail( thanking you.Continue

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Comment by Cathy Mathew on July 19, 2017 at 4:24am

Dear group members

Hello all !!

We are organizing an international conference "International Summit on Sustainable Energies", which is going to be held at Orlando, Florida on Oct 23-24, 2017.

If any one interested to deliver a speech on your research or any one interested to attend as a delegate , please let me know.

For conference details:



Comment by Daniel.Lou on May 9, 2013 at 12:11am

Hi,this is Daniel,i am a engineer professional in prototyping and tooling in 
China.Hope we could learn more each other in here and also hope have an 
opportunity to work with you. (Prototype and Tooling life in Shenzhen)

Comment by Lance Brown on April 6, 2012 at 11:58am

New Webinar from Solar Power World April 17th!

"Solar Project Financing: Where We've Been And Where We're Going"

Register now!

Comment by Hayder Jalil on January 26, 2012 at 9:43am

Video: World’s tallest building could be a 24/7 Australian solar chimney.

Bad news for Dubai’s 829-meter high Burj Khalifa. It might lose its distinction as the world’s tallest building, if a bunch of hot air takes root as planned in Australia. Perth-based Hyperion Energy wants to build a kilometer-high “solar chimney” in the Western Australian outback, in partnership with German engineering firm Shlalch Bergermann. (Okay, so Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal also has a 1,000 meter edifice in mind, as SmartPlanet’s Tuan C. Nguyen wrote in August. I guess what goes up keeps going up!). The monumental scheme rests on the principle that hot air rises. A ground level canopy less than a millimeter thin and covering 3600 hectares would heat air that would escape up the .62-mile high shoot. Along the way, it would drive 32 turbines, with a total capacity of 200 megawatts - roughly the same as is often proposed for small modular nuclear reactors. for more info you can visit below web site /

Comment by Rapid Parts Manufacturing Inc. on November 22, 2011 at 10:28am  old version..


The tool for inventing is finally here !!!!

Comment by Kathie Zipp on October 11, 2011 at 7:57am
U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011: check out the houses and which team won! Pretty cool.
Comment by Rodney Smith on October 5, 2011 at 4:01am

Evacuated tubes manufactured in china seem to be the best way of using solar energy. I have six square meters collection area which gives between 1,5 annd 5 KW depending on the weather conditions.

Most of the energy is for domestic hot water and the surplus is dumped to radiators.

If the start point for central heating is 30 degrees centigrade instead of say 12 degrees ,this represents quite a good saving in input power.

The system cost £2000 self build and it is definitely worth it.



Comment by Lance Brown on October 4, 2011 at 12:02pm

Don’t miss Solar Power World’s October Webinar: "Discussing Solar Inverters" October 12th


Learn more & Register now:

Comment by Lance Brown on August 18, 2011 at 12:28pm
New webinar from Solar Power World!

"Thinking About Solar Thermal"

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Comment by Paul Passarelli on July 27, 2011 at 7:25am

@ Mohammed,


A Solar & Coal hybrid... hmmm... Certainly. However, the problems would be entirely regulatory. 


First you'd want to start with a CSP system that is suitable for the desired project.  Then once that part is set, the addition of a small coal boiler would allow the solar plant to generate "prompt" energy when the sun shines with insignificant coal consumption, and "on demand" power for the other times (cloudy days) and especially at night.


As a solar guy I would size the plant based on sunshine 1st and fuel 2nd.  Of course the other way is to construct a coal fired plant then add solar capacity sufficient to supply the parasitic loads of the plant.  This is a valid option, but emotionally, I'd have a hard time calling it a solar hybrid. 


Not that I would object selling my CSP gensets to any and all coal fired plants that'd like to "diversify" into alternative energy ;^) {If you know what I mean}


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