Jul 28

Renewable Energy Policy UK

UK Government’s Renewable Energy Policies Will Hit Investment in Short Term, says GlobalData Analyst While the UK government’s recent decision to remove renewable energy sources from Climate Change Levy (CCL) exemption will generate around £490 million by 2016 and up to £1 billion per year by 2020, the policy will have a negative impact on …

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Jul 16

Financial Risk of a Major Grid Cyberattack : Lloyd’s Report

A massive grid cyberattack may sound like the stuff of an apocalyptic movie. But for insurance giant Lloyd’s the prospect carries enough probability to carefully weigh the financial risk. The cost? As much as $1 trillion if hackers take down just 50 generators out of 700 in 15 states within the Eastern Interconnection, according to …

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Jul 16

Portable Solar EV Chargers

Envision Solar Receives a Statewide Contract Award From the State of California to Supply EV ARC™ TransportableSolarPowered EV Chargers SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (July 16, 2015) – EnvisionSolar International, Inc., (OTCQB: EVSI) (“Envision Solar,” or the “Company”), the leading renewable energy, media and branding and electric vehicle (EV) charging product company, is pleased to announce that …

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Jul 16

Natural Gas Bus Fleet in CA

The City of Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus (BBB) announced today that it has become one of the country’s first municipal transit authorities to convert its fleet to renewable natural gas (RNG), rated 90% cleaner than diesel and is considered the cleanest transportation fuel available. Earlier this year, BBB modified  its original agreement with Clean …

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Jul 01

China’s Wind Power Capacity

  China’s installed wind capacity will treble from 115.6 Gigawatts (GW) in 2014 to an estimated 347.2 GW by 2025 However, ‘future annual wind installations will not grow as much as before and will range between 20 GW and 22 GW each year during the next decade,’ says analyst China’s Wind Power Capacity Will Treble …

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Jun 25

Wave Energy Solutions

Wave energy solutions to creating more power from the motion of the ocean are coming online all over the world as talented designers find creative solutions to harnessing wave energy.Check out these videos of some of these new technologies. Ocean Energy – Wave Power Station Functionality of wave power station developed by Voith Hydro (www.voith.com). …

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Jun 08

How Oil Spills Impact Marine Life

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Oil spills have a major effect on animals and plant life. There are two main ways that oil affects flora and fauna: the oil itself does damage and the cleanup operations can also have negative consequences for wildlife. It’s important to understand both types of situations so that responders can minimize the total impact of …

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May 28

Floating Solar Installation

Kyocera, Gaia Power, Kyudenko and Century Tokyo Leasing Announce Construction of 92MW Solar Power Plant in Japan One of Japan’s largest solar installations to provide equivalent power for roughly 30,500 households Kyocera Corporation (President: Goro Yamaguchi, herein “Kyocera”), K.K. GAIA POWER (President: Koji Fujisaki, herein “Gaia Power”), Kyudenko Corporation (President: Matsuji Nishimura, herein “Kyudenko”), and …

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May 14

Solar PV Tracker Rankings

Array Technologies Led Global Solar PV Tracker Rankings in 2014, IHS Says Global PV tracker market increased by more than 60 percent, reaching 4 GW in 2014 View image | gettyimages.com EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (May 14, 2015) –The global PV tracker market increased by more than 60 percent, to reach 4 gigawatts (GW) in 2014, …

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May 12

sPower Purchases Solar Project from Solairedirect: 26.5MW in Madera County, CA

sPower Adera Facility is Solairedirect’s US Flagship Project and its First EPC Contract- Solar Project SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)—sPower, a prominent renewable energy provider, today announced its collaboration with Solairedirect, a growing solar company operating across four continents, to develop and own/operate solar projects in the US. The first initiative is sPower’s purchase from Solairedirect of …

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May 12

Renewable Energy Goal – 100% Says Hawaii

Many US states are struggling to figure out where they stand with regard to renewable energy. A history of oil and coal development hamstrings many states who feel beholden to the companies who have built huge infrastructure around oil and coal. Other states wonder how much to lean on renewable energy in their development planning. …

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May 11

History of the Electric Car

Did you know the history of the electric car? The first cars were electric. Oh so many years ago and yet here today we are still debating as to whether electric cars are the way to go or not. Well of course one of the reasons that ever happened was the availability of cheap oil …

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May 11

Double-Digit Sales Growth for PV Inverter Chips

Semiconductors play a key role in PV inverters, where major power savings can be accomplished The market for semiconductors used in photovoltaic (PV) inverters, which convert direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC) from the PV modules, will continue to expand in the long term. According to IHS (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of …

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May 06

Surging Solar Demand to Trigger Four-Year Record High Supply Chain Profit in 2015, IHS Says

PV module gross profits will top $5 billion in 2015, which is more than double the profits garnered in 2014 – Strong Solar Demand IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading global source of critical information and insight, has identified at least 89 countries with solar photovoltaic (PV) end-markets that will show growth in solar installations …

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May 06

Germany Will Lead Annual Offshore Wind Installations in 2015

Germany will become the world’s leading market for annual offshore wind turbine installations in 2015, with the country set to add an impressive 2,071 Megawatts (MW) this year, an almost fourfold increase from the 529 MW added in 2014, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.The company’s latest report* states that global annual offshore wind …

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May 05

Solar cell and LED materials breakthrough reported

A groundbreaking paper on hybrid perovskites, one of the hottest solar cell and LED materials, just published in MRS Communications, a flagship journal of the Materials Research Society.   First created in 2012, perovskite solar cells have shown great promise in recent years as an affordable alternative to other solar technologies, such as photovoltaic cells …

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May 05

Cuba Offers Opportunity for U.S. Energy Companies. But When?

The power flickered off four times in the 2 ½ hours that Darren Hammell waited at Cuba’s Santa Clara airport for his return flight to the United States last month. This departing experience underscored what he had learned on his trip: There is work for U.S. energy companies in the Caribbean’s largest island. But how …

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May 05

Fuel Cell Energy – Beacon Falls Energy Park

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63 Megawatt Preferred Resource Fuel Cell Energy Park Proposed for Beacon Falls, Connecticut — Preferred resource power plant producing energy at market-level pricing while enhancing grid resiliency — Expected to pay up to $90 million in local property and State sales taxes over project life — Generates and maintains local advanced manufacturing jobs as well as construction and service …

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May 03

Home Energy Storage

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SUNRUN AND TESLA COLLABORATE TO OFFER CONSUMERS HOME ENERGY STORAGE NATIONWIDE   Tesla Powerwall to be Offered Through Sunrun Subsidiary AEE Solar   Sunrun, the largest dedicated residential solar company in the U.S., today announced its collaboration with Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) to expand access to renewable energy storage systems for homeowners across the …

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May 02

Choose Your Electricity Provider?

Here is a novel idea. In some areas of the USA homeowners, renters, and business owners might have a choice of who they buy their electricity from and there could be savings in the mix. While many parts of the country remain locked in with communities and homeowners having no choice as to where they …

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