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1 Solar Power Turns a Corner (April 2014)

According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), photovoltaic (PV) installations increased 41 percent from 2012 to 2013. Additionally, 410 MW of concentrated solar power came online in 2013. Solar was the second-largest source of new electricity generating capacity in the United States.

2 Solar Energy - The Alternative Alternative (October 2009)

While gear and bearing manufacturers engage in a wind energy arms race, the robotic automation industry has its sights set directly on the sun. Solar power—wind energy’s somewhat neglected step brother—has been gaining ground in alternative energy since 2001.

3 Solar Tracker System Helps Overcome Site Topography Challenges (August 2020)

RBI Solar relies on TB Wood's custom jaw couplings to provide long lasting performance in tough environments.

4 Load Capacity and Efficiency of Grease-Lubricated Worm Gears (September 2014)

Varying installation requirements for worm gears, as, for example, when used in modular gear systems, can necessitate grease lubrication - especially when adequate sealing for oil lubrication would be too complex. Such worm gears are being increasingly used in outside applications such as solar power plants and slew drives. While knowledge about the operating conditions is often appropriate, the basic understanding for load capacity and efficiency under grease lubrication is quite poor. Investigations done at FZG and sponsored by FVA/AiF are shown here to give an impression of the basic factors of load capacity and efficiency. The results of the investigation indicate a satisfying quality of calculations on heat, load capacity and efficiency based on characteristic parameters of the base oil with only slight modifications to the methodology known from DIN 3996 or ISO TR 14521.

5 Analyzing Wind Power (August 2016)

Wind is a form of solar energy. Winds are caused by the uneven heating of the atmosphere by the sun, the irregularities of the earth’s surface, and rotation of the earth. Wind Turbines convert the kinetic energy in wind into mechanical power.

6 Closer to the Sun (June 2016)

Without the sun, there would be no Earth and no life. However, our knowledge about our home star is still very limited. This is about to change. In 2018, the European Space Agency (ESA) will send its Solar Orbiter into space, equipped with a thick heat shield.

News Items About solar

1 SKF to Install Rooftop Solar Array System (October 26, 2010)
SKF USA Inc. has entered into an agreement with a nationally recognized solar power contractor to install a rooftop solar array system at...

2 PV Inverter Combines All Solar Elements (December 3, 2009)
The RPS450-TL photovoltaic inverter from Bonfiglioli is a solar industry first as a modular solar power inverter system. It was released ...

3 Vacon Receives New Solar Energy Business (September 27, 2010)
AC drives manufacturer Vacon is strengthening its solar energy business by receiving new significant orders, especially in Europe. In the...

4 Igus Offers New Bearing Material for Solar Technology (July 30, 2018)
Igus introduced a new material for a bearing used in solar industry applications that offers superior UV and moisture resistance along ...

5 Shaft Collars, Couplings Designed for Solar Installations (April 30, 2010)
Ruland Manufacturing Co. Inc. offers a selection of shaft collars and couplings specifically designed for harsh environments and use in s...

6 Bosch Rexroth and Bosch Solar Energy Develop Unique Solar Installation System (August 27, 2010)
At this year's Semicon West trade show in California, Bosch Rexroth showed off an innovative slide-in system for installing frameless...

7 Chuck Miller Joins Solar Atmospheres of Southern California (July 15, 2010)
Solar Atmospheres of California (SACA) is one step closer to the establishment of its state-of-the-art Vacuum Heat Treating facility in S...

8 Siemens Supports World's Largest Concentrating Solar Power Plant (July 18, 2012)
Siemens Industry, Inc. has begun shipping drives to support a multi-million contract with Abengoa, an international developer of renewabl...

9 ABB Delivers Automation Solution to Solar Power Plant (November 19, 2018)
ABB has delivered an integrated automation solution that controls production at China’s first commercially operated concentrated ...

10 Sulzer Provides Pump Analytics at Solar Plant (March 6, 2020)
Sulzer is collaborating with Atlantica, a global player with a strong portfolio in sustainable infrastructure, to install its Blue Box ad...

11 Framo Morat Supplies Drives for Reliance Power Solar Plant (December 11, 2015)
In April 2012, the Indian operator Reliance Power, India entrusted Areva Solar with the construction of a 100 MW Concentrated Solar Power...

12 Solar Atmospheres Southeast Receives Nadcap Accreditation (October 7, 2015)
Solar Atmospheres Southeast recently received Nadcap (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) accreditation. A ...

13 Timken Launches Solar and Wind Energy Investments (December 10, 2020)
The Timken Company recently announced more than $75 million in capital investments through early 2022 to increase the company's renew...

14 Nord Supplies Gearmotors for Solar Thermal Project (October 11, 2011)
Solar thermal installations built around a central tower have long been limited to mere tech demonstrations and R&D facilities, until...