May 28

Floating Solar Installation

Rendering of the Kanoya Osaki Solar Hills Solar Power Plant in Japan

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 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 to make cheap gas that ran …

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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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Apr 22

Gresham wastewater plant 1st in Northwest to hit energy net zero

Innovative partnership is celebrated on Earth Day for turning waste to watts, saving tax dollars GRESHAM, Ore. – The City of Gresham today celebrated the ingenuity and collaborative spirit that made possible an environmental achievement – engineering the Pacific Northwest’s first energy net zero wastewater treatment plant. Achieving net zero status means that the plant makes about …

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Apr 22

The History of Wind and Hydro Power

  We think of renewable energy as a modern invention. All over the world there are huge wind turbines and hydroelectric dams generating electricity to power our computers, televisions and increasingly – cars. Today we take a whirlwind look at how our ancestors harnessed both wind and water as an energy source all those thousands …

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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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