Sep 14

Nuclear Energy in the UK

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Proving once again that despite the seeming efficiency of Nuclear power, the disadvantages of Nuclear far outweigh the obvious advantages of Solar Power. Not only is Solar power renewable and abundant, it’s also far more environmentally friendly. Wherever the sun shines, Solar Power can be generated. It can take hundreds of years or more for …

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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 08

Wind Turbine – Innovative New Design

CGE Energy Completes Fabrication of 1/10th Scale Prototype WIND-e20 Wind Turbine  CGE Energy, Inc. (OTCPink:CGEI), the leading engineer of no capital cost energy solutions, announces the completion of a one-tenth scale working demonstration unit of its WIND-e20 vertical-axis wind turbine. With the 10-foot WIND-e20 prototype, CGE Energy can visually demonstrate the complete innovative installation process to interested parties …

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Sep 06

Solar Windows Production Is Here

Glass Tempering Furnace at Triview Glass Industries, producing fully tempered and heat strengthened glass, up to five times stronger and safer than untreated products.   Columbia, MD – August 29, 2017 – SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: WNDW), developer of electricity-generating windows for tall towers and skyscrapers, is pleased to announce that the company has entered into …

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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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Sep 04

Hydrogen Fuel Cells Q&A

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Q&A with GenCell CEO, Rami Reshef   Hydrogen based fuel cell technology seems to be a hot topic at the moment, especially in the automotive market, what are your thoughts on this?     It’s true that the automotive industry sees great potential in fuel cells. No doubt this is the result of growing consumer …

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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 31

NCGA Submits Comments to EPA on 2018 Ethanol Volumes

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WASHINGTON (August 31, 2017) – In comments submitted today to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Corn Growers Association asked the Agency to maintain the proposed amount of conventional ethanol blended into the nation’s gas supply for 2018, and to raise the amount of cellulosic, advanced, and total biofuels. In a letter to …

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Aug 29

ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES AND NUCLEAR POWER IN STATISTICAL DEAD HEAT  

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RENEWABLES GROW 16.3% IN FIRST HALF 2017 AS NUCLEAR POWER FALLS 3.3%   SOLAR BALLOONS BY 45.1%; NOW OUTPACING BIOMASS, GEOTHERMAL, AND OIL   Washington DC – The latest issue of the U.S. Energy Information’s (EIA) “Electric Power Monthly” (with data through June 30, 2017) reveals that renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar – inc. small-scale PV, …

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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 16

Electric Aquaculture Support Vessel

Electric Aquaculture Support Vessel

PBES Powers World First Electric Aquaculture Support Vessel The new vessel provides a full 8-hour shift with no fuel and no emissions Trondheim, Norway – 16 August, 2017 – Plan B Energy Storage (PBES) today announced a milestone project in the aquaculture industry. The award of the contract for energy storage aboard the electric fish farm vessel Elfrida underscores …

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Aug 16

SOLAREDGE TO LIVE BROADCAST SOLAR ECLIPSE FROM ITS PV MONITORING PLATFORM

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Fremont, CA — August 16, 2017 —SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (“SolarEdge”) (NASDAQ: SEDG), a global leader in PV inverters, power optimizers, and module-level monitoring services, will LIVE broadcast from its monitoring platform the tracking of the total solar eclipse. The LIVE view is possible with the Company’s PV monitoring platform, which leverages its nearly 300,000 monitored solar energy systems …

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Aug 15

Solar Eclipse in Europe Shows Grid Operators Can Be Successful with Renewables

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by Alex Perera and Colin McCormick – March 31, 2015 As electric grids around the world rely more and more on solar and wind power, there are concerns about how they’ll handle renewable energy’s sometimes inconsistent generation. Unlike conventional power plants, which produce energy on a fixed schedule, renewables can’t be fully controlled because they rely on the available sunlight and wind …

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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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Aug 04

Winter is here: Game of Thrones heating bills

Yes. We’re so excited about the new series of Game of Thrones, we’ve decided to combine our geekery for energy with our obsession for all things Westeros and create this: an estimate of the annual heating (or cooling) bills of each castle. We even came up with some inventive renewable alternatives to power them. To …

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Jul 18

Renewable Energy Will be the Cheapest Energy Available by 2020

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CAN’T TOUCH THIS! Renewable Energy Will be the Cheapest Energy Available by 2020 By: Laureen Peck, VP Marketing, Solar Energy World New research from Morgan Stanley estimates that renewables will be the least expensive source of power in the world in less than three years. “We project that by 2020, renewables will be the cheapest …

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