Solaris Technology Industry, Inc., announced this week it has added a series of new solar energy brands to its renewable energy portfolio for purchase through www.solaris-shop.com, focusing on serving a wider market of off-grid customers seeking various solar energy products for their boat, RV, home, and business among other sites that could benefit from turning to photovoltaic energy sources.
SEMI, the global industry association representing more than 2,000 companies in the electronics manufacturing supply chain, reported yesterday that worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment are projected to increase 8.7 percent to $39.7 billion in 2016, according to the SEMI Year-end Forecast, released today at the annual SEMICON Japan exposition. In 2017, another 9.3 percent growth is expected, resulting in a global semiconductor equipment market totaling $43.4 billion.
Dubai-based power project developer Access Power announced today the inauguration of the solar power plant in Soroti made up of 32,680 photovoltaic panels. The new 10-megawatt facility is the country’s first grid-connected solar plant and will generate clean, low-carbon, sustainable electricity to 40,000 homes, schools and businesses in the area.
The positive effect of solar energy as a sustainable energy source offsets the negative impact of the production of solar panels. This applies to energy consumption as well as greenhouse gas emissions during the production process, according to a comprehensive study by Atse Louwen and Wilfried van Sark from Utrecht University and colleagues from University of Groningen and Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. Their research results were published 6 December in the leading journal Nature Communications.