Category: Press Releases

Jan 30

Solar Power Plant on Repurposed Land in Japan

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KYOCERA TCL Solar Completes 21.1MW Solar Power Plant on Repurposed Land in Japan Providing equivalent annual power supply for approx. 7,730 households Kyocera Corporation and Tokyo Century Corporation announced today that Kyocera TCL Solar LLC has completed construction of a 21.1 megawatt (MW) utility-scale solar power plant in Hagi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. 78,144 Kyocera …

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Jan 19

Does your state care about the planet?

The results may surprise you Amigo Energy, a subsidiary of the Just Energy Group, has released its States that Care about the Planet report this week. In an analysis of Google Trends data and state statistics, Amigo’s team learned that air quality was a top priority in Utah—where Salt Lake City is home to some …

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Jan 05

POTENTIAL DOUBLING OF SOLAR AND WIND CAPACITY BY 2020

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AS COAL AND NUCLEAR EXPERIENCE SHARP DECLINES Washington DC – In the latest issue of its “Energy Infrastructure Update” (with data through November 30, 2017), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) notes that proposed net additions to generating capacity by utility-scale wind and solar could total 115,984 megawatts (MW) by December 2020 – effectively doubling their current …

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Oct 11

Biomass System

Energy Commission Approves Biomass System in Shasta County and Zero-Percent Loan for Solar System in Soledad Schools New energy standards approved for Lancaster SACRAMENTO – The California Energy Commission today approved a $1.5 million grant to demonstrate a containerized biomass-to-energy system in Shasta County as part of the state’s effort at creating economic drivers to support renewable energy that also …

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Oct 10

Biodiesel Producers Fight Efforts to Roll Back Biodiesel Volumes

Groups Also Cite Benefits of Re-instatement, Reform of Federal Biodiesel Tax Incentive   Two weeks after calling EPA’s notice announcing potential cuts to biodiesel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard a ‘bait-and-switch’ tactic, Senator Chuck Grassley spoke directly Tuesday with those the proposal would harm.  At Renewable Energy Group’s (NASDAQ: REGI) Newton, Iowa biorefinery, the message from …

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Sep 20

Solar Power Becomes World’s Favorite

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Solar eclipses all other new types of electricity generation in 2016 to become the world’s favourite, says GlobalData Solar has become the world’s favorite new type of electricity generation, with more solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity being installed than any other generation technology according to GlobalData, a recognized leader in providing business information and analytics. The company’s …

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Sep 15

Offshore Wind Energy in UK

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It’s official: UK offshore wind reaches price parity with fossil fuels – and Lloyd’s Register is a driving force 15 September 2017 – Three new windfarms are to be built in the UK as offshore wind prices reach their lowest levels ever. This follows research published by Lloyd’s Register in February 2017 revealing that the majority of …

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Sep 13

Energy Commission Awards Grant to Address California’s Dead Trees

Early-Stage Energy Ideas Also Receive Funding  The California Energy Commission approved a $5 million research grant today to address the unprecedented tree die-off across the state and turn dead trees to energy. More than 100 million trees have died across the state due to drought and bark beetles since 2010, and the dead trees can fuel larger, more …

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Sep 04

Bringing Rooftop Solar Back to Nevada

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Nevada Commission Delivers on Promise by Legislature and Governor, Restores Rooftop Solar Opportunity, and Rebuffs NV Energy’s Request to Continue Anti-Solar Rate Structures Nevada Public Utilities Commission issues key decision in implementing rooftop solar Today, the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) issued a key decision implementing AB405—a bill which passed the legislature with bipartisan …

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Aug 31

BYD’s Electric Bus Starts Service in the Australian Capital

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Renewable energy technology company BYD’s 12-meter K9 pure electric bus starts service Canberra, the capital city of Australia, following its success in Sydney and Brisbane. BYD’s K9 pure electric bus into commercial operation in Canberra Canberra, which is located in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), is well-known across the world as the “Garden of Oceania.” However, with its ever-increasing …

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Aug 17

Solar Farms-The Home Depot Converting 50 Rooftops

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ATLANTA, August 17, 2017 – The Home Depot® today announced the addition of solar installations at 50 stores as it continues to expand its alternative energy portfolio, essentially creating mini solar farms out of unused rooftops. The project will reduce electricity grid demand by an estimated 30 to 35 percent annually at each Home Depot …

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Aug 16

Solar Power/Security Monitor

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Chilicon Offers Solar Industry First: For Total Home Automation, Chilicon’s Cortex Gateway Monitors / Integrates Both Solar and Security LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Chilicon Power (chiliconpower.com) has modified one of its core products to function as both a solar monitoring unit and a home security center, a feature set with no solar OEM precedent. The …

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Aug 14

BYD Energy Storage Device Wins 2017 Tech Driver Award

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  The 31.5MW/12.06MWh Beech Ridge Energy Storage Device in West Virginia, a project wholly enabled by new energy technology company BYD’s Energy Storage Solutions (ESS), has won the “2017 Tech Driver” award from the German CleanTech Institute (DCTI), a clean energy industry analyst renowned for its technical leadership in the global energy storage industry. The …

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Aug 10

ClearPower’s New Industrial Turbine Generator for Mining Converts Water Flow into a Source of Renewable, Low-Cost Energy

  Mining Companies Can Utilize the ITG-M Series to Produce Over 30 Megawatts of Off-Grid Power at Half the Price of Current Options   CASTLE ROCK, COLO. – August 10, 2017 – ClearPower North America has expanded the market for its patented, Straflo design Industrial Turbine Generator (ITG) with the launch of its new ITG-M Series for the mining industry. The …

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Aug 10

Solar Imports Affecting US Industry?

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 U.S. agency report highlights imports’ serious injury to domestic manufacturing industry Despite growing domestic demand, nearly 30 U.S. factories shutter Nearly 30 U.S. crystalline-silicon solar technology manufacturing sites have closed down since 2012, a period in which imports of such products surged by nearly five-fold, according to a staff report by the U.S. International Trade …

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Aug 10

BYD Delivers First Electric Bus to Albuquerque Rapid Transit

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Remainder of 20-bus order, among the first 60-ft. articulated electric buses in the world, to be delivered by end of 2017 (Above: BYD’s new 60-ft. articulated battery electric transit bus for Albuquerque Rapid Transit.)   Albuquerque, N.M. – Aug. 9, 2017 – BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, yesterday joined the City of Albuquerque to announce the …

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Jul 17

Electric School Bus

ADOMANI and Blue Bird Introduce All-New Electric School Bus Introduced at 2017 STN Expo, Type D Electric School Bus will be Available in 2018 ADOMANI, INC. (Nasdaq:ADOM), a California-based provider of advanced zero-emission and hybrid vehicle drivetrain solutions and purpose-built electric vehicles, with its partner, Blue Bird Corporation (Nasdaq:BLBD), the nation’s leading independent manufacturer of …

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Jul 12

Solar Powered Water Purification

WORLDWATER & SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. HELPS KEEP THE U.S. MILITARY READY FOR ANY DISASTER RELIEF AND REMOTE DEPLOYMENT Solar-powered technology provides lifesaving clean water and energy for emergencies, wartime and disaster relief MiDAS™ kit being deployed by air. (Princeton, NJ – June 19, 2017) WorldWater & Solar Technologies, the solar technology company based in Princeton, NJ designs and …

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Jul 12

Biomass EnergySystems

SynTech Bioenergy Announces Opening of Hawaii Office SynTech’s biomass energy systems are ideally suited to Hawaii’s unique environment     HONOLULU, HI., July 11, 2017 — SynTech Bioenergy, a Denver-based renewable energy technology company, has opened their first Hawaii office for sales and field service in Honolulu.  The office will support local installations of SynTech Bioenergy’s technology for …

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Jun 13

Americans Want to Use More Renewable Energy

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New Study: Americans Want to Use More Renewable Energy WASHINGTON— A new study by University of Washington researchers has found that a majority of Americans would prefer to use renewable energy at home if given the option. Individuals surveyed in the project, published in June by the journal Energy Policy, indicated they would shift electricity use to cut …

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