Demand for solar water heaters in Kenya soars

In 2012 Kenya’s energy regulatory commission issued a legal notice to landlords in the country requiring them to install solar water heaters on buildings.

Solar Water Heating Regulations became effective on April 4, 2012 and required all existing buildings within the jurisdiction of local authorities with hot water requirements of a capacity exceeding 100 litres per day to install and use solar heating systems.

A 5 year window period was offered to landlord to give them time to comply with the new directive. The regulation was expected to be effective from May this year. However, ERC said it will give property owners six more months to enable them to secure financing and installations.

To read more… http://cceonlinenews.com/2017/11/25/demand-for-solar-water-heaters-in-kenya-soars/

 

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Go solar: the best way to save under the sun

If households and businesses invest in green technologies such as solar water heaters and solar photovoltaic panels and reduce their electricity use, then together we can meet the energy challenges of tomorrow.

In our homes, we use most of our electricity for water heating (30%), interior heating (21%), cooking (21%) and lighting (10%), so these are the areas you should target first.

Read more…  https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/2017-08-01-go-solar-the-best-way-to-save-under-the-sun/

 

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Solar Water Heater Market Worth Over $4 Billion by 2024: Global Market Insights, Inc.

Global Solar Water Heater Market is projected to exceed USD 4 billion by 2024, as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights, Inc. Rising concern to maintain fossil fuel sustainability along with stringent government norms to reduce carbon emissions will stimulate the solar water heater market growth. Introduction of several targets to reduce carbon emissions and encourage the development of renewable energy will further complement the industry growth. In 2016, the government of UK sets target to reduce carbon emissions up to 57% by 2030 from 1990 levels.

Growing demand for environment friendly, cost effective and reliable systems for water heating purposes across commercial, industrial, and residential sector will augment the solar water heater market. Ability to reduce electricity bill by 50% to 80% will encourage the product penetration over the forecast timeline.

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Study: Solar Heating Could Provide More Than 80% Of Heating Energy For Households In Finland

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Solar Water Heater Market Outlook, Geographical Segmentation …

Solar Water Heater Market analysis is provided for global market including development trends by regions, competitive analysis of Solar Water Heather market.

“A Solar Water Heater is a device which provides hot water for bathing, washing, cleaning, etc. using solar energy. It is generally installed at the terrace or where sunlight is available and heats water during day time which is stored in an insulated storage tank for use when required including mornings.

Read more… http://www.military-technologies.net/2017/10/27/solar-water-heather-market-outlook-geographical-segmentation-industry-size-share-comprehensive-analysis-to-2022/

 

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New homes will now require solar panels in South Miami, a first in Florida

Anyone building a new house in South Miami — or in some cases renovating existing ones — will have to install solar panels after the city commission approved a groundbreaking law Tuesday night.

The measure, the first of its kind in Florida, will go into effect in two months on Sept 18.

Under the rules, new residential construction would require 175 square feet of solar panel to be installed per 1,000 square feet of sunlit roof area, or 2.75 kw per 1,000 square feet of living space, whichever is less. If the house is built under existing trees, the shade may exempt it.

Read more… http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/south-miami/article162307863.html

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New Solar Cells Capture Double the Amount of Energy from the Sun

A lot of people are excited about solar energy, and with good reason: It’s clean, renewable, and as manufacturing capabilities ramp up, an increasingly realistic way to power our world. On April 30th, 2017, Germany met 85% of its power needs from energy collected by solar panels. And that’s with solar cells only capturing about 25% of the available solar energy. Now a team from GW School of Engineering and Applied Science has produced a remarkably designed solar cell that collects nearly half of it. It’s been believed that the upper limit for the efficiency of conventional solar cells is about 30%, so this could be a big deal.

 

Read more… http://bigthink.com/robby-berman/new-solar-cells-capture-double-the-amount-of-energy-from-the-sun

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Utility giant announces solar plants in the heart of coal country

Duke Energy, one of the country’s largest coal utilities, announced Friday that it will build three large solar power plants in the coal mining state of Kentucky to complement its coal and natural gas power plants.

“Our customers want solar,” said Jim Henning, president of Duke Energy’s Ohio and Kentucky division, in announcing the new solar power projects.

Read more… http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/utility-giant-announces-solar-plants-in-the-heart-of-coal-country/article/2628705

 

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Solar Leads a Recovery in Global Clean Energy Investment

Global clean energy investment has rallied from a months-long slump, thanks to solar. 

The second quarter of 2017 saw $64.8 billion invested in clean energy around the world, up 21 percent from the first quarter of this year, according to the latest figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). This marks the highest for any quarter since Q2 2016.

Read more… https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/solar-leads-recovery-global-clean-energy-investment

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Tesla to make solar roof in Buffalo by year’s end, Elon Musk says

Tesla still expects to start shifting production of its solar roof to Buffalo by the end of this year, the electric vehicle maker said Wednesday.

Tesla’s executives, in their most specific comment on the timing of solar roof production at the RiverBend complex, said the company expects to ramp up production of the new solar shingles in Buffalo during 2018. Tesla’s solar roof production now is being done on a pilot basis at its factory in Fremont, Calif.

Read more… http://buffalonews.com/2017/11/01/tesla-will-make-solar-roof-in-buffalo-by-year-end-musk-says/

 

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