Apr 20

NEW DISCOVERY COULD MAKE PRODUCTION OF MEDICINES, NEW MATERIALS  AND OTHER ESSENTIAL ITEMS CHEAPER AND GREENER

Short Film from Caltech’s Resnick Sustainability Institute Celebrates the Breakthrough Technology   April 20, 2015 – When Caltech PhD candidate Anton Toutov observed that a commonly available salt was serving as a catalyst for an important chemical process, he couldn’t believe his findings. If this worked, he knew, it could set the chemical industry on …

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Apr 16

Renewable Energy Winning Out

The race for renewable energy has passed a turning point. The world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than coal, natural gas, and oil combined. And there’s no going back. The shift occurred in 2013, when the world added 143 gigawatts of renewable electricity capacity, compared with 141 gigawatts in new plants that …

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Apr 16

Capturing Clean, Affordable Wind Energy with Power Kites

INTRODUCING KITEGEN Turin, Italy – April 14, 2015.   KiteGen, a young Italian company based in Turin, has found the way to provide affordable clean energy thanks to a powerful and until now unexploited resource: the high altitude winds. After 10 years of continuous research, which led to the development of several prototypes, the KiteGen …

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Apr 14

Storing Solar Energy

Found this great article to share about a German inventor. Check out this snippet and then click over to get the full scoop. He’s electrified his bicycle. He’s electrified his Porsche. When he introduces his dog, Paula, you almost expect him to tell you that he’s electrified her, too. Not yet, but you never know. …

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Apr 13

Martifer solar Connects SELF-CONSUMPTION Solar PV Rooftop Plant in El Salvador

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Martifer Solar has connected a new solar PV rooftop plant on rooftop in San Salvador, El Salvador, which represents the company’s commitment to grow the market in Central America The PV plant was developed Martifer Solar’s local partner, DESENI and was built for one of El Salvador’s leading distribution companies, DISZASA Martifer Solar, a subsidiary …

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Mar 27

Local Solar Energy In LA

LA’s SOLAR INITIATIVES ARE HAMPERED BY UNNECESSARY DELAYS; SOLUTIONS WOULD ENABLE LADWP TO CREATE LARGEST LOCAL SOLAR PROGRAM IN U.S.   View image | gettyimages.com Utility could create enough local solar energy in next decade to power 355,000 homes, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and stimulate thousands of new jobs in “solar equity hotspot” areas  As LADWP …

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Mar 25

SUNRUN AND ASSOCIA PARTNER TO OFFER SOLAR TO HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATIONS NATIONWIDE

  World’s Largest HOA Management Firm Enters into First Nationwide Partnership with Leading Home Solar Company    Sunrun, the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States, today announced a partnership with Associa, the world’s largest community association management firm, which serves more than two million households. This is Associa’s first relationship with a …

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Mar 25

EV Bus Manufacturer Proterra Reaches 1,000,000th Mile in Revenue Service

Company celebrates major milestone with event honoring transit agency partners as EV pioneers   North America’s leading manufacturer of zero-emissions battery-electric buses, Proterra Inc., recently congratulated its customers on achieving a major milestone for the EV industry: logging one million miles in revenue service.  The company celebrated this achievement with an event at its plant …

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Mar 24

Three San Diego County Churches Help Combat Climate Change, Reduce Electricity Costs with KYOCERA Solar

Sullivan Solar Power Installs 153kW of Kyocera Solar Modules at St. Patrick Catholic Parish in North Park, St. Bartholomew’s in Poway and Paradise Valley Church in National City San Diego – March 23, 2015 – Kyocera Solar, Inc. and Sullivan Solar Power teamed up to equip three San Diego County churches with solar systems that …

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Mar 24

Green Vegetables Gas Up – Biogas Plant

  WELTEC BIOPOWER Builds 500-kW Biogas Plant for Vegetable Producer In January 2015, WELTEC BIOPOWER started building an anaerobic digestion plant in Loughgall, Northern Ireland. The customer and operator of the 500-kW plant is the vegetable producer Gilfresh Produce. The enterprise produces numerous field-grown products and processes them into food. „For WELTEC, this is the …

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Mar 24

Engineers Develop New Yeast Strain to Enhance Biofuel and Biochemical Production

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have used a combination of metabolic engineering and directed evolution to develop a new, mutant yeast strain that could lead to a more efficient biofuel production process that would make biofuels more economically competitive with conventional fuels. Their findings were published …

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Mar 17

Farmers urged to ask for biodiesel on National Biodiesel Day

Iowa Biodiesel Board says on-farm use has room to grow ANKENY, Iowa – St. Patrick’s Day isn’t the only date for celebration this week – at least not for biodiesel supporters. National Biodiesel Day is March 18, and the Iowa Biodiesel Board is taking the opportunity to remind farmers to ask for and use biodiesel …

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Mar 16

Solar PV Systems Preview

Led by Commercial Systems, 9 Percent of Solar PV Systems in North America Will Have Storage Attached in 2018, IHS Says 700 MW of PV systems to be installed with energy storage attached in North America in 2018, compared to 30 MW in 2014 Wellingborough, U.K. (March 16, 2015) — IHS (NYSE: IHS), the leading …

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Mar 16

Solar Power Strong Countries

Do you know who the international leaders are in terms of solar power generation? Well this infographic shares the results and lets you know which countries are leading the way with solar power energy in 2015.   source: http://www.halfpriceshutters.com.au/solar-panels

Mar 10

Biomass Conversion and Solar Energy Conversion Combined

MADISON, Wis. — In a study published March 9 in Nature Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison chemistry Professor Kyoung-Shin Choi presents a new approach to combine solar energy conversion and biomass conversion, two important research areas for renewable energy. For decades, scientists have been working to harness the energy from sunlight to drive chemical reactions to …

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Mar 09

Wave Motion to Generate Energy and Desalinate Water

This is an interesting new technology out of Australia that uses the motion of the ocean (wave motion) to create energy in a non invasive way and out of sight as well just below the surface of the ocean. How does it work? Watch below. or this for more tech details. According to Carnegie Perth Wave …

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Mar 09

EL CIELO WINERY in Baja California Uncorks the Power of the Sun with KYOCERA Solar

Photovoltaic System Provides 75 Percent of the Winery and Restaurant’s Total Energy Consumption Nestled in the verdant Valle de Guadalupe winemaking region and with an eye on sustainability, El Cielo Winery in Baja California now offsets approximately 75 percent of its energy needs with a new Kyocera solar installation. El Cielo, which translates as “The …

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Mar 05

Global PV Balance-of-System Revenues to Exceed $20 Billion in 2019

IHS Says Asian markets dominated by niche BoS suppliers lead the market Wellingborough, U.K. (March 4, 2015) — IHS (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight, today announced that the global photovoltaic (PV) balance-of-system (BoS) market is forecast to grow at an average rate of 5 percent per year, reaching $21 …

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Mar 05

Affordable and Ultra-Clean Fuel Cells

– Ability to capture up to 90 percent of carbon emissions with a scalable solution — Performance milestones reached for coal and natural gas power plant carbon capture — Cost per ton of carbon captured below U.S. Department of Energy target of $40/ton — Added benefit includes destroying smog-producing nitrogen oxide (NOx) DANBURY, Conn., March …

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Mar 04

Big box stores could ditch the grid, use natural gas fuel cells instea

Study finds potential for reduced carbon emissions and lower power costs RICHLAND, Wash. – Large facilities like big box stores or hospitals could keep the lights on by using a fuel cell that runs off the natural gas that already flows in pipelines below most city streets. Instead of drawing electricity from the power grid, …

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