Oct 22

Renewable Energy Cost


Source: Online-Accounting-Schools.org

Oct 16

Solar Energy and Baseball Training


The Seattle Mariners Swing for the Fences with Solar at the Team’s Arizona Training Facility, Provided by Healthy Planet Partners, KYOCERA and Sky Engineering Healthy Planet Partners, LLC (HPP), a Clean Energy Solutions Fund that finances, implements and maintains distributed energy and energy efficiency projects that optimize performance in commercial buildings, and Kyocera Solar, Inc. …

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Oct 02

CLEAN ENERGY FINANCE


#492467289 / gettyimages.com CLEAN ENERGY FINANCE TAKES CENTER STAGE AT 25th ANNUAL SRI CONFERENCE; LEADING ENERGY FINANCE EXPERTS TO KEYNOTE World-renowned Energy Expert and Physicist Amory B. Lovins and Bloomberg New Energy Finance Founder Michael Liebreich to Address Largest Annual Meeting of SRI Professionals; Separate Panel on Utilities to Examine Distributed Power Generation SRI has …

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Oct 01

New Report Shows U.S. Solar Industry Nearing 16 GW of Installed Capacity


The United States’ solar market hit a major milestone in the second quarter of this year, with more than half a million homes and businesses now generating solar energy. According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) Q2 2014 U.S. Solar Market Insight Report, the U.S. installed 1,133 megawatts (MW) of solar …

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Sep 25

U.S. Reports Significant Rise in Electricity Costs


Retail residential electricity prices across the U.S. rose in the first half of this year, averaging 12.3 per kilowatt hour, a 3.2 percent price hike from the same period last year. This is the largest six-month rise since 2009, the U.S Energy Information Administration has reported. Factors that affect your electricity bill There are two …

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Sep 22

How Much Fuel?


8 Awesome Forms Of Transport And How Much Fuel They Use [Infographic] by the team at Jones Oil Limited  

Sep 18

How Cell Phones Are Driving Remote Microgrid Growth: UGE’s story  


A funny thing happened to Urban Green Energy (UGE) on the way to becoming a small wind turbine manufacturer. The New York company discovered that demand was limited for its product on a stand-alone basis. But combine small wind turbines with solar, storage and some intelligence – into a remote microgrid – and the market …

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Sep 18

Solar Microinverter and Power Optimizer Market to Break $1 Billion Barrier in 2018


The market for global photovoltaic (PV) solar microinverters and power optimizers is forecast to more than triple in the coming years, rising to more than $1 billion in 2018, as both established and new regions increase their adoption of the emerging technology, according to IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). Worldwide market revenue for PV solar microinverters and power …

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Sep 16

Solar Power For Business


New SolarCity Product Makes it Possible for Businesses to Significantly Increase Solar Output From Each Rooftop Incredibly Lightweight, “Snap Together” Mounting System Allows Businesses to Fit 20-50 Percent More Solar Panels on Each Roof, Promises to do for Commercial Solar What Zep Has Done for Residential SolarCity (Nasdaq:SCTY) unveiled a new product in its Zep Solar line of solar …

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Sep 05

Ice Energy


Azusa Light & Water and Ice Energy Partner on Residential Thermal Energy Storage – Technology Research Project Leverages Grant from American Public Power Association –Azusa Light & Water (Azusa) announced today a successful milestone in a research project aimed at proving the potential for successful deployment of Ice Energy’s thermal energy storage system for residential …

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Sep 04

Northern Power Systems launches new distributed wind turbines


NPS 100 and NPS 60 improve annual energy production by up to 15% Northern Power Systems (www.northernpower.com) (TSX: NPS), has launched the next generation of their industry leading permanent magnet/direct drive distributed wind turbines. The 100 kilowatt (kW) NPS 100C and the 60 kW NPS 60C are commercially available for delivery to markets around the world starting in the fourth quarter of …

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Aug 20

RENEWABLE ENERGY


RENEWABLE ENERGY PROVIDES 100% OF ALL NEW U.S. ELECTRICAL GENERATING CAPACITY IN JULY   According to the latest “Energy Infrastructure Update” report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects, all new U.S. electrical generating capacity put into service in July came from renewable energy sources: 379 megawatts (MW) of wind, 21 MW of solar, and …

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Aug 19

Would Homeowners Say “Yes” to Energy Efficiency if it Came with Solar?


Solar is experiencing over-the-top popularity among US homeowners; energy efficiency not so much. But what if state programs made solar a subset of energy efficiency? That’s the recommendation of an intriguing paper released August 19 by the Center for Sustainable Energy. The California non-profit tried to tease out what it takes to motivate solar customers to pursue …

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Aug 18

Top Nine Energy Storage Project Finalists


Public Voting Opens to Select Three Most Innovative Energy Storage Projects in North America Energy Storage North America (ESNA), the most influential gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage, today announced finalists for its 2014 annual Innovation Award, recognizing excellence in energy storage project development. The nine Innovation Award finalists represent excellence …

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Aug 12

Geothermal Industry Asserts Technology as Beneficial and Affordable


Nearly 300 industry leaders gathered in Reno last week for the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) National Geothermal Summit. The leading forum for Western State policy discussions, the National Geothermal Summit brought together the industry for a dialogue with state and federal policy makers. The industry met to discuss such issues as moving geothermal forward in …

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Aug 12

Some Retiring Power Plants May Not Need to be Replaced


Distributed Generation and New Technologies Are Improving Energy Efficiency, Reducing Need to Replace Generation Capacity Black & Veatch‘s 8th annual Strategic Directions: U.S. Electric Industry report shows that many retiring nuclear and coal power plants may not need to be replaced on a megawatt-to-megawatt basis. New technologies and distributed generation (DG), coupled with soft energy demand …

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Aug 08

New System Enables Commercial Vehicles to Convert to Hybrid Fuel Technology


  It’s no secret electric and hybrid cars are popular with consumers. But what if small business owners could turn their current vehicle — even a commercial van or truck — into a hybrid? Researchers at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey have developed a new kind of plug-in hybrid system for commercial vehicles. “This …

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Aug 05

Can Clean Energy Be Made From CO2?


What if we could take all that carbon dioxide that we have too much of and turn it into a clean energy source? Sound far-fetched? Well, it isn’t really. After all, plants do it every day. That is much of the rationale behind biofuels. Let the plants store the solar energy as sugars, starches, etc., …

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Aug 05

Will Natural Gas Powered Vehicles Ever Become Mainstream?


  Considering that America has some of the biggest natural gas reserves in the world, and gasoline has become extremely expensive in the past few years, it makes a lot of sense to start using it as vehicle fuel on a larger scale. But, while the benefits of using natural gas as an alternative to …

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Aug 04

Solar Energy Just Powered a Race Across the Country


By Travis Hoium  It may not have gotten a lot of media attention, but a recent eight-day race across the country may be laying the groundwork for vehicles of the future. The American Solar Challenge pits universities against each other in a challenge to make the fastest and most efficient vehicle powered only by the sun. …

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