Feb 27

Turning Sewage To Power With Turbines


Lucid Energy Announces Portland Water Pipeline Now Producing Renewable Energy for PGE Customers The Portland Water Bureau “Put a Turbine In It” and began generating renewable energy for Portland General Electric earlier this month. The new four-turbine LucidPipe™ Power System project in Portland, Oregon is the first in the U.S. to secure a 20-year Power …

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Feb 27

Schools Can Now Apply Online for Energy Efficiency Funding


  The California Energy Commission has launched a new online system for schools to submit Energy Expenditure Plans under the California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Proposition 39). The system provides schools a streamlined process to submit all the elements of a plan for review and approval under the newly authorized 2015 Program Implementation Guidelines. “Voters …

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Feb 27

FuelCell Energy Completes Sale of University Micro-grid


   — NRG Yield purchased from FuelCell Energy, the previously announced 1.4 megawatt fuel cell power plant project at University of Bridgeport — First-ever fuel cell project placed into a yieldco FuelCell Energy, Inc.  (Nasdaq:FCEL), a global leader in the design, manufacture, operation  and service of ultra-clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power  plants, today …

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Feb 25

College Campus Waste Management Efficiency


Campus-wide deployments result in an average of 80 percent efficiency gains while supporting universities’ commitment to sustainability and providing a green campus life for students  Bigbelly, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise waste management solutions, announces broad adoption of Bigbelly Smart Waste & Recycling solutions by universities and colleges across the United States seeking efficient …

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Feb 25

Can Electric Nissan Leaf Handle Speed Test?


Stuntman Rodger Larue gets the Nissan LEAF up to full speed. Photograph: Foglight Entertainment What kind of rush do you get behind the wheel of a car fueled by pure electricity instead of traditional gas combustion? Stunt driver Rodger Larue handles America’s best-selling electric car, the Nissan LEAF to a test of speed and reports on …

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Feb 25

Proterra Introduces Extended-Range Electric Bus, Flexible Battery System


To more fully serve the diverse needs of the North American transit market, Proterra Inc., the leading provider of zero-emission battery-electric buses, has launched a new extended-range product line. With the introduction of the new TerraVolt™ XR extended-range battery, Proterra buses can now be configured to travel up to 180 miles between charges. This newest …

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Feb 19

Energy Efficiency Project For Federal Prisons


Conservation measures at Coleman, Fla., facility to exceed federal mandates for water and energy reductions, expected to save $79 million over 19 years  Constellation  today announced that it has been awarded a contract by the Federal Bureau of Prisons to implement $45 million in water and energy conservation measures and install a 2-megawatt (DC) solar …

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Feb 12

PROCTER & GAMBLE AND CONSTELLATION ANNOUNCE ONE OF NATION’S LARGEST BIOMASS RENEWABLE ENERGY PLANTS


  Scrap wood to create 100% of the steam needed to run one of P&G’s largest paper manufacturing facilities The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) and Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), today announced the development of an up to 50-megawatt biomass plant that will help run one of P&G’s largest U.S. facilities. The plant …

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Feb 11

Revenue for Leading Solar PV Module Suppliers Reached Three-Year High in Q4 2014


Total module revenue of the top 20 global solar PV suppliers in the fourth quarter reached its highest level since 2011, despite the effect of negative exchange rates on average selling prices BEIJING, China (February 10, 2015) — IHS (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight, today announced that quarterly solar …

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Feb 09

Electricity from biomass with carbon capture could make western U.S. carbon-negative


By Robert Sanders, Media Relations | February 9, 2015 BERKELEY —Generating electricity from biomass, such as urban waste and sustainably-sourced forest and crop residues, is one strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, because it is carbon-neutral: it produces as much carbon as the plants suck out of the atmosphere. A carbon dioxide injection well in …

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Jan 23

CALCULATING THE FUTURE OF SOLAR-FUEL REFINERIES


 A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has developed a new tool to help plot the future of solar fuels. In a paper recently published in the journal Energy & Environmental Science, a team led by chemical and biological engineering Professors Christos Maravelias and George Huber outlined a tool to help engineers better gauge the …

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Jan 23

Microgrids Can Help Avert Major Global Risk: Report


  Microgrids are among 15 opportunities that can fix some big, world problems. That’s the word from DNV GL in a new report that looks at five global threats and the doors they open for innovators. One of the threats is our reliance on fossil fuels, says Global Opportunity Report 2015. Microgrids or “energy autonomy” …

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Jan 22

Forever 21 Powers-Up Los Angeles County’s Largest Single-Rooftop Solar System

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With the flip of a switch, PermaCity Solar and American fashion retailer Forever 21, powered-up a massive 5.1-megawatt (DC) high efficiency SunPower solar power system, crowning the construction project that employed many local workers. The system at Forever 21’s headquarters in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles is now the largest single-rooftop solar power …

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Jan 22

Most Chinese Tier-1 PV Module Suppliers Sold Out, Until Second Quarter of 2015


Representing 35 percent of global module capacity, IHS forecasts a 5.7 GW total effective capacity of Chinese tier-1 module suppliers in Q1 2015 SHANGHAI, China (January 22, 2015) – Most Chinese tier-1 solar PV module suppliers have sold out, until the second quarter (Q2) of 2015, according to the latest analysis from information and analytics …

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Jan 20

Energy Price Volatility

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The “new normal”: Energy price volatility and climate framework uncertainty top concerns of global energy leaders World Energy Council report highlights the critical global and regional energy issues Energy leaders see energy price volatility and the future of a climate framework as their top critical uncertainties, according to the latest research by the World Energy …

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Dec 10

Fallout from Shale Boom, Fracking


SHALE-RELATED CONSTRUCTION BOOM IN 2014 MEANS GREENHOUSE GAS EQUIVALENT OF 12 NEW #143744271 / gettyimages.com Because of cheaper fuel prices driven by the shale drilling boom, U.S. companies in 2014 received draft or final permits to build at least 46 new or expanded petrochemical facilities across the U.S. that will produce 55 million tons of …

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Dec 05

What is the future of energy? The answer is blowing in the wind


An innovative new book from Routledge explores the rise of wind power as a global industry and examines the challenges it faces in today’s unpredictable energy climate.   Wind Power: The Struggle for Control of a New Global Industry, written by Ben Backwell and published by Routledge, looks at the nations, companies and people fighting for …

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Dec 02

Off-Grid Solar and Biogas In Africa


AORA TO PROVIDE FIRST SOLAR-BIOGAS HYBRID POWER SOLUTION FOR OFF-GRID COMMUNITIES IN AFRICA   Ethiopian Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy Meets with AORA Solar Ahead of Deployment of its Tulip™ Technology   ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia & REHOVOT, Israel – AORA Solar (www.aora-solar.com), a leading developer of solar-biogas hybrid power technology, today announced it has met with the …

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Nov 20

Solar Power and Energy Storage


SolarCity Installing Projects at Walmart Facilities Over the Next Four Years SolarCity  today announced it has entered into contract with Walmart for the installation of new solar projects at facilities in up to 36 states over the next four years. SolarCity has completed more than 200 solar projects at Walmart locations since 2010. SolarCity has also …

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Nov 20

SCIENTISTS GET TO THE HEART OF FOOL’S GOLD AS A SOLAR MATERIAL


As the installation of photovoltaic solar cells continues to accelerate, scientists are looking for inexpensive materials beyond the traditional silicon that can efficiently convert sunlight into electricity. Theoretically, iron pyrite — a cheap compound that makes a common mineral known as fool’s gold — could do the job, but when it works at all, the …

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