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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Nov 19

New Way to Get Into Solar For your Home


SUNRUN UNVEILS THE SUNRUN BRIGHTPATH STATIONÔ FOR CONSUMERS TO RECEIVE AN INSTANT HOME SOLAR QUOTE   Interactive Kiosk Enables Consumers to Learn About Home Solar at Select Retail Locations    Sunrun, the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States, today unveiled the Sunrun BrightPath StationÔ, an interactive, multi-touch kiosk that enables consumers to …

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Nov 12

Residential Solar Energy Storage Market to Grow by Factor of 10 from 2014 to 2018


The global market for grid-connected residential photovoltaic (PV) solar installations coupled with energy storage is predicted to grow tenfold to reach more than 900 megawatts (MW) in 2018, up from just 90 MW in 2014, according to new analysis from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). This expanding opportunity for PV companies and battery manufacturers largely will …

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Nov 12

Residential Solar Energy Storage Market to Grow by Factor of 10 from 2014 to 2018


  The global market for grid-connected residential photovoltaic (PV) solar installations coupled with energy storage is predicted to grow tenfold to reach more than 900 megawatts (MW) in 2018, up from just 90 MW in 2014, according to new analysis from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). This expanding opportunity for PV companies and battery manufacturers largely …

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Nov 04

What’s Clean Energy’s Real Worth?


When policymakers tally clean energy’s real worth, they consider jobs and environment. But other work achieved by clean energy goes forgotten. Two new papers shed light on some of this work – from saving the lives of US troops to influencing broad economic health. First, the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) argues that the …

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Nov 03

ALTERNATIVE FUEL STATION TO OPEN AT CHICAGO O’HARE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT


Station on O’Hare property will offer compressed natural gas (CNG), biodiesel and fast-charge charging stations for electric vehicles. CHICAGO – As part of the ongoing sustainability efforts at Chicago’s airports, the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) announced it has contracted with a private company to develop a 4,000-square-foot fueling station and travel center featuring a …

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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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