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U.S. solar sector launches lobbying push to preserve key subsidy U.S. SOLAR SECTOR LAUNCHES LOBBYING PUSH TO PRESERVE KEY SUBSIDY

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Jul 18, 2019

The U.S. solar industry on Wednesday kicked off a lobbying push aimed at convincing Congress to extend a generous tax credit for solar energy systems that is set to begin phasing out next year. In a letter sent to congressional lawmakers and signed by more than 900 solar companies, the Solar Energy ...

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Does renewables pioneer Germany risk running out of power? DOES RENEWABLES PIONEER GERMANY RISK RUNNING OUT OF POWER?

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Jul 18, 2019

Germany, a poster child for responsible energy, is renouncing nuclear and coal. The problem is, say many power producers and grid operators, it may struggle to keep the lights on. The country, the biggest electricity market in the European Union, is abandoning nuclear power by 2022 due to safety con...

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THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHTER AS SUSTAINABLE ENERGY INCREASES SHARE IN GLOBAL ENERGY CAPACITY THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHTER AS SUSTAINABLE ENERGY INCREASES SHARE IN GLOBAL ENERGY CAPACITY

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Jul 17, 2019

Acceptance towards Renewable energy worldwide has created an upheaval in the existing energy industry, giving sustainable energy sector more and more market share every year. Last year global Renewable energy growth was phenomenal, which showcased 171 GW of new capacity addition. Although, last year...

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​Scotland is generating so much wind energy, it could power all its homes twice ​SCOTLAND IS GENERATING SO MUCH WIND ENERGY, IT COULD POWER ALL ITS HOMES TWICE

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Jul 17, 2019

Scotland's wind turbines have generated enough electricity this year to power all of its homes twice over, according to Weather Energy. In the first half of 2019, Scotland's wind turbines produced more than 9.8 million megawatt-hours of electricity, which is about enough to power 4.47 million homes....

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Another Green Light For South Fremantle Solar Farm ANOTHER GREEN LIGHT FOR SOUTH FREMANTLE SOLAR FARM

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Jul 16, 2019

The construction of a large-scale urban solar farm in the Perth suburb of South Fremantle has again edged towards becoming a reality. The site for the proposed solar farm is the former South Fremantle tip, which operated between 1930 and 1991. All sorts of waste items were dumped in the landfill dur...

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How Much Power Does a Solar Panel Produce HOW MUCH POWER DOES A SOLAR PANEL PRODUCE

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Jul 16, 2019

To understand how much solar power is produced per square foot it’s helpful to know what solar panels are made of. SunPower® solar panels are the most efficient you can buy.1 Our Maxeon® solar cell technology combines a strong copper backing with ultra-pure silicon and a light-trapping glass surfa...

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What’s Behind The Drop In Renewable Spending? WHAT’S BEHIND THE DROP IN RENEWABLE SPENDING?

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Jul 16, 2019

A marked decline in spending on renewable energy projects during the first half of the year has suggested that wind and solar have yet to become fully competitive with fossil fuel power generation despite the wealth of reports saying they already are cheaper in some parts of the world. BloombergNEF...

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Togo to develop 90MW solar power plants TOGO TO DEVELOP 90MW SOLAR POWER PLANTS

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Jul 16, 2019

The government of Togo has signed an agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to develop 90MW of solar power plants in the West African country. The agreement falls under the World Bank’s Scaling Solar program which provides a set of services including technical assistance, insuran...

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How community solar is shining a light for a local, green energy system HOW COMMUNITY SOLAR IS SHINING A LIGHT FOR A LOCAL, GREEN ENERGY SYSTEM

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Jul 16, 2019

We’ve just finished a fantastic two weeks’ celebrating all things community energy across Community Energy Fortnight, with innovation, collaboration and resilience consistent themes emerging from the many debates, discussions and panels at events across the UK. The positivity from the sector is welc...

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SailPoint Levels-Up their ABM Strategy with Intent Data SAILPOINT LEVELS-UP THEIR ABM STRATEGY WITH INTENT DATA

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Jul 15, 2019

The buyer’s journey has changed in a way which leaves many sales and marketing teams struggling to find insight from within what we call the Dark Funnel. However, many technology companies are starting to build solutions to address the radical new way customers engage and buy today by collecting and...

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Duo Security Sets BDRs up for Success with 6sense DUO SECURITY SETS BDRS UP FOR SUCCESS WITH 6SENSE

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Jul 15, 2019

The role of a Business Development Rep can be a daunting one. Knowing where to prioritize when you have over 1,000 accounts and knowing what content to reach out to them and engage them with can be an impossible task. But if you have the right intent data that can show you where the account is in th...

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GE Renewable Energy to provide 81 wind turbines to Polish wind farm GE RENEWABLE ENERGY TO PROVIDE 81 WIND TURBINES TO POLISH WIND FARM

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Jul 15, 2019

GE Renewable Energy, a division of General Electric, recently announced that it will be providing 81 onshore wind turbines to Potegowo Wind Project. The wind project is located in Slupsk County in Northern Poland with a capacity of 220 MW. Once the project is commissioned, which is a first between P...

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More Solar Energy For Cardinia Shire Council MORE SOLAR ENERGY FOR CARDINIA SHIRE COUNCIL

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Jul 15, 2019

Victoria’s Cardinia Shire Council’s My Place youth centre in Pakenham can look forward to reduced energy costs and emissions through a recently installed solar power system. My Place is a facility designed for use by young people aged 12 to 25. Among the services it offers are free internet access ...

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A New Dawn for Wind Energy Infrastructure After the Production Tax Credit Sunset A NEW DAWN FOR WIND ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE AFTER THE PRODUCTION TAX CREDIT SUNSET

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Jul 15, 2019

The wind industry is approaching the end of its federal financial support. The Production Tax Credit (PTC), which was designed to drive investment by providing reductions in tax liability for renewable energy producers, is set to expire for large wind facilities at the end of this year, meaning that...

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How does solar on capped landfills work? HOW DOES SOLAR ON CAPPED LANDFILLS WORK?

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Jul 15, 2019

Modern landfills, whether they are privately owned for-profit entities or operated by local, federal or state governments, are government-regulated, highly controlled environments. Measures are taken to prevent precipitation from seeping through the waste and contaminating the water supply, odors mu...

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Most ‘overlooked’ benefits of solar revealed MOST ‘OVERLOOKED’ BENEFITS OF SOLAR REVEALED

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Jul 15, 2019

These were the findings of a peer-reviewed study in Nature Sustainability that suggests a framework for understanding and quantifying the benefits of solar energy, identifying 20 frequently overlooked advantages. These benefits also include pairing solar panels with native plant restoration and plac...

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Advanced nuclear reactors hold promise of clean energy for Gulf countries ADVANCED NUCLEAR REACTORS HOLD PROMISE OF CLEAN ENERGY FOR GULF COUNTRIES

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Jul 14, 2019

Advancing Nuclear Innovation: Responding to Climate Change and Strengthening Global Security, was commissioned by the Global Nexus Initiative. This is a project established by the Partnership for Global Security, a Washington DC-based think tank, and the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), which repres...

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How renewable energy shift can increase ‘energy poverty’ HOW RENEWABLE ENERGY SHIFT CAN INCREASE ‘ENERGY POVERTY’

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Jul 14, 2019

The world must think more holistically about how it addresses renewable energy as efforts to shift away from fossil fuels and replace oil and coal with renewable energy sources can help reduce carbon emissions but at the expense of increased inequality, warn researchers. The team from Portland State...

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From Disused Office Complex To Seniors’ Village With Solar Power FROM DISUSED OFFICE COMPLEX TO SENIORS’ VILLAGE WITH SOLAR POWER

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Jul 12, 2019

Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation announced yesterday it is investing in a seniors’ living project in Canberra with a focus on sustainability. The LDK Greenway Seniors’ Living Village project in Tuggeranong is turning a disused office park into a retirement facility boasting more than 380...

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America wants to extend the lifespans of its nearly 100 nuclear reactors to 80 years AMERICA WANTS TO EXTEND THE LIFESPANS OF ITS NEARLY 100 NUCLEAR REACTORS TO 80 YEARS

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Jul 11, 2019

The United States plans to extend the lifespans of existing nuclear reactors and support new technologies as it seeks to revive an industry seen as crucial to its energy security, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday. U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette told an International Energy Ag...

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Vicinity Centres Announces Net Zero Carbon Target VICINITY CENTRES ANNOUNCES NET ZERO CARBON TARGET

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Jul 11, 2019

Vicinity Centres has announced a net zero carbon target for its 34 shopping centres across Australia that will be achieved through solar power and energy efficiency. The company says its 2030 net zero carbon aspirations will become the centrepiece of its commitment to long-term sustainability. “As ...

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Australia now has more than 9GW of small scale rooftop solar AUSTRALIA NOW HAS MORE THAN 9GW OF SMALL SCALE ROOFTOP SOLAR

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Jul 11, 2019

Australia has broken through another key milestone in small-scale rooftop solar capacity, with 9GW now installed across the country and the 10GW mark likely to be broken by the end of the calendar year. According to the latest data from Sunwiz, Australia added 156MW of small scale rooftop solar cap...

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China’s Deadly Air Pollution Is Also Costing Billions in Solar Efficiency CHINA’S DEADLY AIR POLLUTION IS ALSO COSTING BILLIONS IN SOLAR EFFICIENCY

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Jul 11, 2019

China is leading the way on renewable energy, having installed half the world's solar panels in 2017. But its transformative economic growth fueled by coal and other fossil fuels and its outsized manufacturing sector have coughed up so much air pollution that it has blocked adequate sunlight from re...

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Is Shale Gas a Sustainable Source of Energy? IS SHALE GAS A SUSTAINABLE SOURCE OF ENERGY?

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Jul 10, 2019

Countries’ national interest in the development of and production of gas from unconventional reservoirs is attributable to a number of different reasons excluding employment and capital generation factors. For many European countries, with Poland as a prime example, shale gas exploitation is a way t...

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ABB Getting Out Of Solar Inverters ABB GETTING OUT OF SOLAR INVERTERS

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Jul 10, 2019

ABB acquired its solar inverter business from Power-One back in 2013, so it hasn’t had the line in its stable for very long. But it’s a cutthroat business with shrinking margins and ABB has a target margin corridor of 15-19 percent. ABB says the transaction will enable the company to focus its busin...

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Big Solar Near Bunbury, WA – Benger Solar Farm BIG SOLAR NEAR BUNBURY, WA – BENGER SOLAR FARM

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Jul 10, 2019

Solar energy developer South Energy recently held a community information session regarding its proposed Benger Solar Farm project, which is to be located in WA’s Harvey Shire. Occupying around 187 hectares of land at a site approximately 20 kilometres north-east of Bunbury, Benger Solar Farm has a...

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Can The U.S. Become 50 Percent Renewable By 2030? CAN THE U.S. BECOME 50 PERCENT RENEWABLE BY 2030?

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Jul 10, 2019

This April, in what was potentially a turning point in the trajectory for the United States’ energy industry, renewable resources surpassed coal in the country’s energy mix for the first time ever. According to a report released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) says that “renewable sou...

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What Is The Greatest Environmental Hazard For Solar Energy? WHAT IS THE GREATEST ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD FOR SOLAR ENERGY?

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Jul 10, 2019

Solar energy has emerged as the best technology in the world for new energy installations, with rapidly spreading global acceptance driven by mega-programs at ever lower costs. Technology continues to improve the efficiency of solar energy, with the latest double-digit boost coming from bifacial pan...

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A guide for facilities decision-makers on going solar A GUIDE FOR FACILITIES DECISION-MAKERS ON GOING SOLAR

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Jul 09, 2019

Implementing a solar energy project has many legs and can move in many directions. However, guidance, development of the project, the site, and goals need to be set well before actual work can be done. Planning can help a facility carry out the solar implementation project, but facility managers sho...

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The present and future of UK solar power THE PRESENT AND FUTURE OF UK SOLAR POWER

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Jul 08, 2019

At first glance, the picture doesn’t appear particularly pretty for solar PV in the UK right now. The highly-successful Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme, which paid those installing electricity-generating solar panels a rate for both what they generate and put back on the grid, closed to new applicants a...

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Innovation drives recycling of wind turbine blades INNOVATION DRIVES RECYCLING OF WIND TURBINE BLADES

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Jul 08, 2019

According to Evwind news, there is currently 2.5 million tonnes of composite material being used in the wind energy sector with 12,000 wind turbines expected to be decommissioned in the next five years. Therefore, it is imperative that the range of recycling options is advanced and increased to boos...

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Even FERC can’t deny the energy transition EVEN FERC CAN’T DENY THE ENERGY TRANSITION

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Jul 08, 2019

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) monthly Energy Infrastructure Update provides an interesting snapshot into how the federal government is planning for changes in the U.S. power mix. And while we have in the past noted the wide discrepancy between the document’s “New Generation in S...

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Recycle everything, America—except your nuclear waste RECYCLE EVERYTHING, AMERICA—EXCEPT YOUR NUCLEAR WASTE

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Jul 08, 2019

Americans have come late to the game on responsible consumerism, but they are making up for lost time with a passionate obsession about waste. It’s no coincidence that Fox News, CNN, YouTube and USA Today have all reported that the deepest solo ocean dive found plastic waste seven miles below the s...

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Governments need to work together to phase in green energy production GOVERNMENTS NEED TO WORK TOGETHER TO PHASE IN GREEN ENERGY PRODUCTION

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Jul 08, 2019

What is the identified problem? The temperature of the planet is getting warmer, and apparently quicker than previously thought. The relatively new science of climatology and its more recent variations of computer modelling have decided by “consensus” that human production of CO2 is the major factor...

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Renewables Beat Out Coal In April, But For How Long? RENEWABLES BEAT OUT COAL IN APRIL, BUT FOR HOW LONG?

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Jul 08, 2019

For the first time since the build-out of the US electric power system in the first half of the twentieth century, renewable energy sources surpassed coal in the nation’s monthly electricity generation mix. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported in June that electricity generation from...

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Super-Fast Growing Solar Installer Aims to Help Los Angeles, California Address Affordable Housing Crisis SUPER-FAST GROWING SOLAR INSTALLER AIMS TO HELP LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA ADDRESS AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS

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Jul 08, 2019

One of the fastest-growing solar installers in the U.S. is now taking on Los Angeles and California’s affordable housing shortage with the launch of a solar energy program for accessory dwelling units (ADUs), which are also known as granny flats, in-law units, backyard cottages or garage apartments....

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Renewables mix tops 50 percent for MidAmerican Energy customers in Iowa RENEWABLES MIX TOPS 50 PERCENT FOR MIDAMERICAN ENERGY CUSTOMERS IN IOWA

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Jul 08, 2019

More than half of MidAmerican Energy Co.’s customers in Iowa gained their power from renewable sources last year, according to a report filed this summer. Iowa-based MidAmerican’s customers in that state got 51.4 percent of their energy from renewables, the Iowa Utilities Board verified in a recent ...

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Plenty Of Victorian Solar Rebates Still Available (But Not The Right Type) PLENTY OF VICTORIAN SOLAR REBATES STILL AVAILABLE (BUT NOT THE RIGHT TYPE)

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Jul 08, 2019

While Victoria’s solar power rebates are done and dusted for July, the Andrews Government says there are still plenty available for rental properties, solar hot water and battery systems. It’s not much of a distraction from the crisis unfolding for the state’s residential PV sector. Under the second...

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Why Sales Leaders Need to Digitally Transform Their Teams WHY SALES LEADERS NEED TO DIGITALLY TRANSFORM THEIR TEAMS

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Jul 08, 2019

Three key trends are driving the need for sales leaders to digitally transform their organizations. First, b-to-b buyers are conducting more of their purchase journey in the digital arena and demanding the same kind of frictionless and seamless customer experience they enjoy as consumers. Second, th...

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The Most Important Metric for Sales Leaders in Subscription Businesses to Track and Use to Drive Revenue Growth THE MOST IMPORTANT METRIC FOR SALES LEADERS IN SUBSCRIPTION BUSINESSES TO TRACK AND USE TO DRIVE REVENUE GROWTH

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Jul 08, 2019

Subscription businesses that charge customers monthly for using their offerings are expanding rapidly in response to consumers’ and b-to-b buyers’ desire to try a product and walk away easily if they’re not achieving the expected value. However, the subscription-based business model puts tremendous ...

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Enlight to Develop Solar Energy Project in Spain ENLIGHT TO DEVELOP SOLAR ENERGY PROJECT IN SPAIN

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Jul 07, 2019

Tel Aviv-listed Enlight Renewable Energy Ltd. has signed a collaboration agreement with Spanish entrepreneurs to develop clusters of wind energy and solar energy projects in Spain, the company announced Thursday in a filing to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. The new development will be located close to...

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Victoria’s Solar PV Rebate Done For July VICTORIA’S SOLAR PV REBATE DONE FOR JULY

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Jul 04, 2019

As expected, the July quota for solar power system rebates under Victoria’s Solar Homes program was rapidly filled. It’s time to get ready for August. Under the second phase of the rebate (now a subsidy, but still called a rebate), support for 3,333 installations will be released each month during t...

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Atherton Solar Farm Gets Development Approval ATHERTON SOLAR FARM GETS DEVELOPMENT APPROVAL

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Jul 04, 2019

Atherton Solar Farm is a proposed 81MW project we’ve previously mentioned. It will be situated near Tolga, a small town around 90 kilometres from Cairns by road. Before approval at a council meeting last week, a couple of councillors had to leave the meeting as they reported a perceived conflict of ...

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Zim must fully utilise affordable clean energy ZIM MUST FULLY UTILISE AFFORDABLE CLEAN ENERGY

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Jul 04, 2019

Zimbabwe’s rural population spends at least $1,5 million on buying candles for lighting due to energy poverty amid reports that about 10 million people are victims of the phenomenon. The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) says more than 80 percent of people in the country are off the nation...

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First Comes Renewable Energy, Then Comes Battery Storage, Then Comes ??? FIRST COMES RENEWABLE ENERGY, THEN COMES BATTERY STORAGE, THEN COMES ???

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Jul 04, 2019

It’s pretty clear that renewable energy is more than price competitive with traditional energy sources such as coal, gas, and nuclear. Want proof? Look at the under 2 cents per kWh 25 year PPA the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power signed recently. But we all know that the sun doesn’t always ...

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Joint project to advance wind turbine recycling JOINT PROJECT TO ADVANCE WIND TURBINE RECYCLING

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Jul 03, 2019

In 2018 wind energy supplied 14% of the electricity in the EU with 130,000 wind turbines and this number will only grow in the coming decades. Wind turbines blades are made up of a composite material, which boosts the performance of wind energy by allowing lighter and longer blades. Today, 2.5 milli...

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U.S. Offshore Wind Project Awards Push Market Boundaries U.S. OFFSHORE WIND PROJECT AWARDS PUSH MARKET BOUNDARIES

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Jul 03, 2019

U.S. offshore wind energy generation in the developing East Coast hub has leaped forward in recent weeks, with New Jersey’s much-anticipated award of an 1,100-MW project to Danish giant Ørsted, formerly the energy firm DONG. Set for construction off the coast of Atlantic City, the estimated $1.6-bil...

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Solar PPA Proves Popular At New Perth Housing Estate SOLAR PPA PROVES POPULAR AT NEW PERTH HOUSING ESTATE

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Jul 03, 2019

Solar panel systems installed under a power purchase agreement (PPA) have been popular at a housing development in the Perth suburb of Girrawheen. Up to 129 dwellings will be built at The Amble Estate, which is situated on the former site of Hainsworth Primary School at Girrawheen – around 18 kilome...

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Portugal extends deadline for solar power auction on strong demand PORTUGAL EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR SOLAR POWER AUCTION ON STRONG DEMAND

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Jul 02, 2019

Portugal has extended the deadline for a mega-auction of new solar energy capacity by a week to July 7 due to a strong interest by about 300 investors, Environment and Energy Transition Minister Joao Pedro Matos Fernandes said on Tuesday. The auction, for 1,400 MW of solar energy, is the largest lic...

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Renewable Energy Is Booming. Here’s How to Keep It Going RENEWABLE ENERGY IS BOOMING. HERE’S HOW TO KEEP IT GOING

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Jul 02, 2019

Renewable energy is one of the most attractive investment options for American companies today. Just ask Starbucks, which recently contracted for enough wind and solar power to supply 3,000 of its coffee shops with clean electricity. American businesses and global investors are increasingly turning ...

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The Spanish Pioneers of Renewable Energy Monitoring THE SPANISH PIONEERS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY MONITORING

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Jul 02, 2019

Recession came after the oil crisis of 1973. That OPEC embargo was a warning to Western economies about their risky dependence on oil. Seeking options, the affected countries turned their eyes towards renewable or alternative energies, as they were then called. These were expensive and undeveloped t...

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More Solar Power For Queensland’s Logan City Council MORE SOLAR POWER FOR QUEENSLAND’S LOGAN CITY COUNCIL

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Jul 01, 2019

Logan City Council has announced it will be installing solar panels on another five of its buildings during the 2019/20 financial year. Logan City is a local government area (LGA) within Brisbane’s metropolitan area. The LGA is home to more than 327,000 people, covers around 957 square kilometres an...

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Ireland eyes two large offshore wind farms IRELAND EYES TWO LARGE OFFSHORE WIND FARMS

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Jul 01, 2019

The energy provider SSE Renewables has started developing two offshore wind farms off the coast of Ireland, which are intended to attract an investment of up to €4 billion. SSE has sought foreshore licences to conduct feasibility studies in the Irish Sea off Braymore Point in County Dublin and off B...

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Mondelēz International and Enel Green Power North America announce Renewable Energy Partnership in the US MONDELĒZ INTERNATIONAL AND ENEL GREEN POWER NORTH AMERICA ANNOUNCE RENEWABLE ENERGY PARTNERSHIP IN THE US

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Jul 01, 2019

Mondelēz International and Enel Green Power North America, the Enel Group’s US-based renewables company, have announced a 12-year power purchase agreement (PPA) under which the confectionery giant will purchase energy delivered to the electricity grid from a 65 MW portion of Enel Green Power North A...

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Round 2 Of Victoria’s Solar Rebate Kicks Off Today ROUND 2 OF VICTORIA’S SOLAR REBATE KICKS OFF TODAY

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Jul 01, 2019

Solar Victoria will be a hive of activity today as the second phase of the Solar Homes Package subsidy for PV systems begins. The “rebate”1 offers up to $2,225 to assist with the purchase of solar power systems, or 50% of the system price (whichever is lowest). The incentive is available in addition...

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What Is A Cast Monosilicon Solar Panel? WHAT IS A CAST MONOSILICON SOLAR PANEL?

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Jul 01, 2019

Silicon is the Queen of solar power. Some people say Coal is King, but I say our Queen can kick your King’s arse. Only 5 years ago thin film cadmium telluride1 panels were still being installed on home roofs, but they have disappeared from the residential market leaving silicon to rule the roost wi...

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Algorithms Help Turbines Share the Wind ALGORITHMS HELP TURBINES SHARE THE WIND

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Jul 01, 2019

Logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” So declares Spock, Star Trek’s Vulcan hero, as he sacrifices himself to save the Starship Enterprise and its crew in the 1982 film Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan. Today Stanford University researchers presented the clear...

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UKRAINE HAS INCREASED THE COMMISSIONING OF THE CAPACITIES OF “GREEN” ENERGY UKRAINE HAS INCREASED THE COMMISSIONING OF THE CAPACITIES OF “GREEN” ENERGY

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Jun 28, 2019

In the second quarter of this year in Ukraine commissioned 656 MW of capacity, generating energy from renewable sources, which is 6 times greater than the capacity entered in the same period last year. This is stated in the report of the National Commission, carrying out state regulation in spheres...

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New City of Adelaide (Council) Shared Solar And EV Charger Incentives NEW CITY OF ADELAIDE (COUNCIL) SHARED SOLAR AND EV CHARGER INCENTIVES

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Jun 27, 2019

The City of Adelaide has announced the addition of new rebates to its already significant list of support for solar power, energy storage, electric car charging and energy efficiency that will be available during the 2019/20 financial year. Formally announced yesterday, the first new incentive is de...

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Easy Language Learning by Vera F. Birkenbihl – The Decoding Method EASY LANGUAGE LEARNING BY VERA F. BIRKENBIHL – THE DECODING METHOD

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Jun 27, 2019

Forget about cramming vocabulary: the best way to learn a language is by using decoding exercises. Translate a German sentence word-by-word into your native language – thus you will learn the word’s meaning as well as the language’s grammar. Decoding means to “decipher”. The native language serves a...

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Candidates Should Heed Obama, Clinton on Nuclear Power CANDIDATES SHOULD HEED OBAMA, CLINTON ON NUCLEAR POWER

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Jun 27, 2019

President Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, labor unions, the Union of Concerned Scientists and a growing number of climate change advocates worldwide, including progressive heads of state, strongly support nuclear power. Today’s Democratic candidates for president, though, do not. The candidates ...

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Yarranlea Solar Farm Shaping Up YARRANLEA SOLAR FARM SHAPING UP

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Jun 27, 2019

Construction of Risen Energy (Australia)’s 121 MWdc/100 MWac Yarranlea Solar Farm in Queensland is expected to be completed by October this year. Situated near Pittsworth, approximately 50 kilometres west of Toowoomba on Queensland’s Darling Downs, the facility will connect to existing Ergon Energy ...

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Historic US Gov HISTORIC US GOV'T DATA SHOWS RENEWABLES HAVE ECLIPSED COAL

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Jun 26, 2019

The feat, achieved during the month of April, was revealed in new data from the Energy Information Administration published Tuesday. It marks a monumental shift in the way the biggest energy consumer in the world produces its energy, continuing a trend that began to build up speed at the start of th...

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Tufts adds new solar energy systems, expands its commitment to clean energy TUFTS ADDS NEW SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS, EXPANDS ITS COMMITMENT TO CLEAN ENERGY

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Jun 26, 2019

Two new roof-mounted solar photovoltaic installations on buildings located on the Medford/Somerville campus of Tufts University will generate 161,000 kilowatt hours of renewable energy for the university and surrounding community and are expected to save the university approximately $187,000 over th...

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US power output from renewables exceeds coal for the first time in history US POWER OUTPUT FROM RENEWABLES EXCEEDS COAL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY

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Jun 26, 2019

For the first time, the United States produced more energy from renewable sources than from coal, according to new figures from the US Energy Information Administration. Hydroelectric dams, solar panels, and wind turbines generated 68.5 million megawatt-hours of energy during the month of April 2019...

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QLD Large Scale Solar Supreme Court Decision Appeal Dismissed QLD LARGE SCALE SOLAR SUPREME COURT DECISION APPEAL DISMISSED

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Jun 26, 2019

The Queensland Government has again been defeated in its efforts to apply a silly regulation to large-scale solar energy installation projects in the state. The rushed-through Electrical Safety (Solar Farms) Amendment Regulation 2019 (Qld) Section 73A “Work involving PV modules at solar farms” requi...

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50% by 2035 National Renewable Electricity Standard Would Boost Economy and Cut Carbon Emissions 50% BY 2035 NATIONAL RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY STANDARD WOULD BOOST ECONOMY AND CUT CARBON EMISSIONS

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Jun 26, 2019

The Renewable Electricity Standard Act of 2019, a bill that would more than double the supply of renewable energy from 18% of US electricity generation in 2018 to at least 50% by 2035. It’s a strong proposal that builds on the recent clean energy momentum in the states and establishes a long-term na...

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Why we should consider nuclear power in Australia’s energy debate WHY WE SHOULD CONSIDER NUCLEAR POWER IN AUSTRALIA’S ENERGY DEBATE

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Jun 25, 2019

Now that the subject of nuclear power has been raised, may we have an honest and accurate debate on this subject, without bad manners and derogatory remarks from those who hide behind the keyboard? Do your research to get the facts. Two prominent names come to mind. John Grove, who wrote the book Th...

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Namibia to commission its largest solar plant NAMIBIA TO COMMISSION ITS LARGEST SOLAR PLANT

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Jun 25, 2019

Namibia’s largest solar power plant, is soon to be officially commissioned by Alten Energías Renovables. The 45 MW installation is part of the government’s plan to reduce dependence on hydropower and, more importantly, imported electricity from neighboring South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The plan...

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U.S. Solar Installations Increase 10% in Q1: 3 Stocks to Buy U.S. SOLAR INSTALLATIONS INCREASE 10% IN Q1: 3 STOCKS TO BUY

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Jun 25, 2019

U.S. solar stocks rallied 28.7% through the first quarter of 2019. Favorable state clean energy policy, market dynamics and increasing corporate investments in renewable energy led to a 10% increase in solar installations in the country in the first quarter from the year-ago period. In particular, t...

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How to Optimize Your Conversion Funnel, from ToFu to BoFu HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR CONVERSION FUNNEL, FROM TOFU TO BOFU

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Jun 24, 2019

No matter who your customer is or what you’re selling, it’s more likely than not that your customer will have to go through several steps before choosing to buy your product or service. Think about your own shopping habits: you don’t just buy the first thing you see. The first thing you do is note t...

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21 Ways to Triple Your B2B E-Commerce Conversions 21 WAYS TO TRIPLE YOUR B2B E-COMMERCE CONVERSIONS

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Jun 24, 2019

It takes thoughtful work to scale an e-commerce store. I’m sure you’ve had a few growing pains of your own getting to the point where you are today. However, you’re reading this because you may not be content with where your conversions are at this precise moment. You may not even know if your conve...

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Could the Breadcrumb Technique Help Boost Your Landing Page Conversions? COULD THE BREADCRUMB TECHNIQUE HELP BOOST YOUR LANDING PAGE CONVERSIONS?

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Jun 24, 2019

We’ve all heard the term “less is more”. And we’ve been told this applies for landing pages too. I.e. your forms should be short and only ask for only the bare minimum of required information if you want to convert. As an example, one of the main questions someone typically has when faced with a lan...

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Concentrated Solar Power Quietly Makes a Comeback CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER QUIETLY MAKES A COMEBACK

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Jun 24, 2019

Concentrated solar power (CSP), a renewable energy technology that has more or less dropped off the radar in the U.S., is quietly becoming competitive elsewhere. A recent analysis of power generation costs from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) revealed that CSP fell more steeply in ...

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Can Florida solar power cook a better duck? CAN FLORIDA SOLAR POWER COOK A BETTER DUCK?

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Jun 24, 2019

The North Florida Resiliency Connection, a $400 million electricity transmission line that Gulf Power and Florida Power and Light hope to build between themselves, could also be used to take advantage of the state’s 40 minutes of extra daytime due to its size. NREL’s Seam Study suggests that a natio...

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Pacifico Energy starts solar power plant in Vietnam PACIFICO ENERGY STARTS SOLAR POWER PLANT IN VIETNAM

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Jun 24, 2019

Pacifico Energy, a developer of renewable energy, has started operation of the 40 MWp Mui Ne solar power plant in Phan Thiet city, Binh Thuan province, Vietnam. The solar power plant over a 38 ha area will generate 68 million kWh of electricity annually. The solar power plant will be reducing CO2 em...

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California Energy Commission Seeks Comment on Preliminary Draft Research Roadmap CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION SEEKS COMMENT ON PRELIMINARY DRAFT RESEARCH ROADMAP

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Jun 24, 2019

The California Energy Commission will host an online webinar June 28 to collect public comments on a plan for future research on innovative clean energy technologies. The webinar on the preliminary draft research roadmap begins at 10 a.m. Participation is by WebEx only. In 2018, the Energy Commissi...

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Texas Cooperatives to Purchase 7 mW of Distribution-Scale Solar Energy TEXAS COOPERATIVES TO PURCHASE 7 MW OF DISTRIBUTION-SCALE SOLAR ENERGY

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Jun 23, 2019

In Texas, five electric distribution cooperatives will soon be able to provide clean energy to their members with an investment in solar power. Five electric distribution cooperatives in Texas have signed agreements to purchase 7 mW of distribution-scale solar generation, providing an increased supp...

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PLASTIC FREE HOME: Shift to Green Energy Has the Wind in its Sails PLASTIC FREE HOME: SHIFT TO GREEN ENERGY HAS THE WIND IN ITS SAILS

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Jun 23, 2019

This week I read an article that suggested Europe’s energy sector has reached a “watershed moment” and predicted that more cost-effective, and of course environmentally friendly, green energy will spell the death of carbon driven energy production within the next decade. Another article that I read ...

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Drones and Kites Could be The Future of Energy DRONES AND KITES COULD BE THE FUTURE OF ENERGY

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Jun 23, 2019

More and more companies are exploring high-flying drones and kites as a way to harness the wind’s power to generate electricity. The use of wind-generated power increased by 500% in 2018 versus 2008 yet only around four percent of the world’s electricity is currently sourced in this way. Critics say...

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Floating wind farms just became a serious business FLOATING WIND FARMS JUST BECAME A SERIOUS BUSINESS

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Jun 23, 2019

Scotland’s Hywind is a 30 MW wind farm off the Aberdeenshire coast. Since October 2017, the five turbines have been operating as the world’s largest testbed for floating wind technology. Now, it’s a business. On June 19, the Danish energy-trading firm Danske Commodities announced it will buy all of ...

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Solar Refinery Shines Light on Clean Energy SOLAR REFINERY SHINES LIGHT ON CLEAN ENERGY

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Jun 22, 2019

The world may be moving toward renewable energy sources, but fossil fuels are still the fuel of choice for the transportation industry. Especially when it comes to moving big things like planes and cargo ships, it's all about petroleum. But Swiss researchers are looking to at least make the creation...

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Proposed Winton Wetlands Mokoan Solar Project Announced PROPOSED WINTON WETLANDS MOKOAN SOLAR PROJECT ANNOUNCED

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Jun 21, 2019

Winton Wetlands is located near Chesney Vale, not far from Benalla and approximately three hours north- east of Melbourne. Back in 1971, Winton (Mokoan) Swamp was flooded to create Lake Mokoan, which irrigated thousands of hectares of agricultural operations in the area. However, it sometimes dried ...

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The world will get half its power from wind, solar by 2050 THE WORLD WILL GET HALF ITS POWER FROM WIND, SOLAR BY 2050

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Jun 21, 2019

By 2050, solar and wind will supply almost 50% of the world’s electricity, with hydro, nuclear and other renewable energy resources providing another 21%, according to BNEF. Nearly half the world’s electricity will come from renewable energy by 2050 as costs of wind, solar and battery storage contin...

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Australian resource companies are becoming renewable energy believers AUSTRALIAN RESOURCE COMPANIES ARE BECOMING RENEWABLE ENERGY BELIEVERS

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Jun 20, 2019

Among recent developments are moves by Rio Tinto to convert its iron ore trains to hybrid power, the commissioning of a solar power plant at an oil and gas facility operated by Santos in South Australia state, and battery storage being integrated into ConocoPhillips’ liquefied natural gas (LNG) plan...

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New York state is going to need 23 GW more solar power NEW YORK STATE IS GOING TO NEED 23 GW MORE SOLAR POWER

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Jun 20, 2019

The New York Senate, and as of last night/early this morning, the House have voted to move the state’s electricity generation to 70% renewables by 2030 and 100% carbon free by 2040. Now, the United States has two future renewable monsters on the coasts – California and New York – who between them ha...

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Horizon Power To Allow More Solar Installations In Regional Western Australia HORIZON POWER TO ALLOW MORE SOLAR INSTALLATIONS IN REGIONAL WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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Jun 20, 2019

Western Australia’s government has announced more households and businesses in regional WA will have the opportunity to install rooftop solar panels. In some parts of the state, Horizon Power only allows a small percentage of electricity to be generated by solar energy in order to protect fragile gr...

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New CEC Solar Install And Supervise Guidelines Kick In Soon NEW CEC SOLAR INSTALL AND SUPERVISE GUIDELINES KICK IN SOON

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Jun 20, 2019

The Clean Energy Council’s Grid-Connected Solar PV Systems: Install and Supervise Guidelines for Accredited Installers – Version 13 come into play from the beginning of July. One of the major changes in the latest version is the number of installations an accredited person can sign off per day has b...

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Will Geothermal Ever Boom Like Fracking? WILL GEOTHERMAL EVER BOOM LIKE FRACKING?

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Jun 19, 2019

It’s been a decade since the fracking boom reshaped U.S. energy markets — so will we ever use our drilling prowess to create a similar geothermal boom? That’s the hope. The Department of Energy just released a massive new report revisiting America’s potential in conventional hydrothermal, enhanced g...

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W.A. gold miner claims Australian first with wind, solar and battery microgrid W.A. GOLD MINER CLAIMS AUSTRALIAN FIRST WITH WIND, SOLAR AND BATTERY MICROGRID

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Jun 19, 2019

A hybrid wind, solar, battery and gas microgrid being built to power a Western Australian gold mine has won backing from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. ARENA will provide $13.5 million in funding towards the “Australia-first” project that is being built to power the Agnew Gold Mine, owned b...

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Clean Energy Regulator Wants To Change (Some) Solar Postcode Zones CLEAN ENERGY REGULATOR WANTS TO CHANGE (SOME) SOLAR POSTCODE ZONES

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Jun 19, 2019

Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator is requesting feedback on its proposed changes to solar postcode zones, which will impact the amount of solar rebate available in some locations. Australia’s major solar subsidy, also known as the “solar rebate” is based on Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs...

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World to get half its power from wind, solar by 2050 WORLD TO GET HALF ITS POWER FROM WIND, SOLAR BY 2050

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Jun 18, 2019

Hydro, nuclear and other renewable energy resources would provide another 21 per cent of the power Nearly half the world’s electricity will come from renewable energy by 2050 as costs of wind, solar and battery storage continue to plummet. That titanic shift over the next three decades will come as...

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Is the U.S. solar market slipping towards merchant? IS THE U.S. SOLAR MARKET SLIPPING TOWARDS MERCHANT?

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Jun 18, 2019

As contract lengths shorten, U.S. solar developers and investors are relying more and more on sales of power in the spot market as the future. For as long as anyone can remember, utility-scale solar projects in the United States have been dependent upon one thing: contracts. Specifically, long-term ...

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Offshore wind poised for $70bn investment blast Stateside OFFSHORE WIND POISED FOR $70BN INVESTMENT BLAST STATESIDE

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Jun 18, 2019

The fast growing maritime renewables market is getting a significant push too, especially offshore wind. Naturally, the North Sea wind industry is getting a big push and necessarily so as the oil & gas supply chain has, on balance been slow to realise let alone grasp the massive opportunities that ...

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Victoria’s Coal Fired Clunkers NEM’s Most Unreliable VICTORIA’S COAL FIRED CLUNKERS NEM’S MOST UNRELIABLE

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Jun 18, 2019

Coal power in Victoria accounts for approximately 13% of the National Electricity Market’s gas and coal capacity, but 32% of its gas and coal breakdowns says The Australia Institute (TAI). A new report from TAI states Victoria’s gas and coal power fleet is the most unreliable in Australia; with Loy ...

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Greater Shepparton City Council Reaping The Benefits Of Solar Energy GREATER SHEPPARTON CITY COUNCIL REAPING THE BENEFITS OF SOLAR ENERGY

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Jun 17, 2019

Council installed solar panels on the Mooroopna Hub and Doyles Road Complex (DRC) buildings earlier this year. It says the 170 solar panels at the Mooroopna Community hub (56kW system) resulted in a mains grid electricity usage decrease of approximately 42 percent from the beginning of March to the ...

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The Standards Gap Holding Back Solar Homes Becoming Smart Homes THE STANDARDS GAP HOLDING BACK SOLAR HOMES BECOMING SMART HOMES

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Jun 17, 2019

Do you know of any ‘Smart” home systems/software that can be used with a Fronius Inverter/Smart Meter to direct surplus solar power to home appliances and/or heaters via smart wifi plugs?” It’s a good question, and one that doesn’t yet have very many good answers. The world’s full of “smart home” co...

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Siemens Gamesa wins wind turbine order in Taiwan SIEMENS GAMESA WINS WIND TURBINE ORDER IN TAIWAN

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Jun 17, 2019

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has received an order for the supply of offshore wind turbines for the 376 megawatt (MW) Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm Project in Taiwan. The awarding consortium partners are Macquarie Capital and Swancor Renewable Energy Co. A firm order is subject to the conso...

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Matamoros wind turbine blade plant to supply U.S. and Latin American projects MATAMOROS WIND TURBINE BLADE PLANT TO SUPPLY U.S. AND LATIN AMERICAN PROJECTS

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Jun 17, 2019

Wind turbine blades that are now being made in the Mexican border town of Matamoros will soon find themselves installed in projects throughout the United States and Latin America. German wind turbine maker and wind farm developer Nordex Acciona recently began production at the company's new Matamoro...

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How have utilities changed the value of solar? Aurora Solar runs 45 million scenarios to find out HOW HAVE UTILITIES CHANGED THE VALUE OF SOLAR? AURORA SOLAR RUNS 45 MILLION SCENARIOS TO FIND OUT

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Jun 17, 2019

Net energy metering (NEM) policies have played a crucial role in making residential solar installations a good investment for homeowners in the United States. However, as installed solar capacity has increased, many utility companies have introduced changes to their NEM programs that reduce the valu...

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Solar, Waste Heat Help Power Athletic Facility SOLAR, WASTE HEAT HELP POWER ATHLETIC FACILITY

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Jun 17, 2019

In Andover, MA, an academic facility founded in 1778 is home to a new student athletic facility designed to produce its own energy. At 98,800 square feet, Phillips Academy’s state-of-the-art Snyder Center holds a LEED (Leadership and Energy Environmental Design) Platinum designation. The LEED certif...

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Coal, Gas, Nuclear – What A Fracked Up Week In Australia COAL, GAS, NUCLEAR – WHAT A FRACKED UP WEEK IN AUSTRALIA

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Jun 14, 2019

Adani’s coal mine another step closer, fracking to kick off in the NT (WA soon too?) and our energy minister hasn’t shut the door on nuclear power. Thank it’s Friday. Fossil fuel advocates will be punching the air and high-fiving each other with some recent news, while...

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A giant new solar farm in Texas will harness the sun’s rays to … brew beer? A GIANT NEW SOLAR FARM IN TEXAS WILL HARNESS THE SUN’S RAYS TO … BREW BEER?

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Jun 13, 2019

Since 1926, Pecos County, Texas has been home to one of the largest oil fields in the United States. To date, it has produced more than a billion barrels of oil and, experts suggest, there is another billion barrels yet to be tapped. But drive through Pecos County a couple of years from now, and it ...

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How Much Rooftop Solar Power Can Be Installed In Australia? HOW MUCH ROOFTOP SOLAR POWER CAN BE INSTALLED IN AUSTRALIA?

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Jun 13, 2019

Ever wondered how much rooftop solar panel capacity could in theory be installed in Australia given the rooftop real estate available in this country? Here’s an answer. A new report authored by the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF), the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering (...

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Bifacial Solar Gets A Big Boost In The USA BIFACIAL SOLAR GETS A BIG BOOST IN THE USA

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Jun 13, 2019

Overseas manufacturers of bifacial solar panels will be rejoicing after an announcement from the U.S. Trade Representative that these modules will be excluded from the “Trump solar tariff”. In January last year, U.S. President Donald Trump implemented punitive tariffs of as much as 30 percent on imp...

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Walmart inks new solar energy deal WALMART INKS NEW SOLAR ENERGY DEAL

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Jun 12, 2019

Bentonville Ark.-based Walmart is continuing its commitment toward sustainable, renewable energy by subscribing to solar gardens. The company announced that it has developed a new agreement with U.S. Solar to subscribe to 36 of the company’s community “solar gardens,” which are centrally located sol...

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US Renewable Energy Capacity Beats Coal for the First Time US RENEWABLE ENERGY CAPACITY BEATS COAL FOR THE FIRST TIME

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Jun 12, 2019

What's the future of coal? The answer may be blowing in the wind. Or running through our waters. Or, maybe it's at the end of a sunbeam. Wherever the answer is found, the message is clear. Coal is on a downward trend in the U.S. and renewables are on the rise, according to a new report released by t...

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Four U.S. states scoring under-the-radar clean energy wins FOUR U.S. STATES SCORING UNDER-THE-RADAR CLEAN ENERGY WINS

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Jun 12, 2019

In the United States, the falling cost of renewable energy means the economic case for investing in renewables is stronger than before. Across the country, from South Carolina to Nevada, states are taking new measures to harness wind and solar power. Since January, more than 10 state legislatures ha...

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BSG Seeking Land For Bendigo Community Solar Farm BSG SEEKING LAND FOR BENDIGO COMMUNITY SOLAR FARM

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Jun 12, 2019

Bendigo Sustainability Group (BSG) is seeking expressions of interest from land owners prepared to lease a section of their properties for the purposes of a large-scale community solar project. BSG is developing a 2MW community solar farm in the region and has set its sights on building other simil...

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Tunisia soon to commission Tozeur photovoltaic solar power plant TUNISIA SOON TO COMMISSION TOZEUR PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR POWER PLANT

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Jun 11, 2019

Tunisian authorities have announced plans to commission and connect to the national electricity distribution grid the 10 MW Tozeur photovoltaic solar power plant located in the west of the country by the end of June 2019. The project is part of the government’s policy to diversify the electricity mi...

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ASHRAE signs new agreement with U.S. Dept. of Energy ASHRAE SIGNS NEW AGREEMENT WITH U.S. DEPT. OF ENERGY

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Jun 11, 2019

ASHRAE has recently signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the U.S. Dept. of Energy, formalizing its co-operation with the U.S. government to implement a number of initiatives to improve energy efficiency in buildings. The MoU was signed by Sheila J. Hayter, 2018-2019 president of ASHRA...

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U.S. rooftop solar company Sunnova Energy plans IPO: sources U.S. ROOFTOP SOLAR COMPANY SUNNOVA ENERGY PLANS IPO: SOURCES

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Jun 11, 2019

Sunnova Energy Corp, which finances and manages residential solar and storage systems across the United States, is planning a stock market flotation that could value the company at more than $1 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said. The Houston-based company is one of largest...

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A Glance At Australia’s Renewable Energy Space A GLANCE AT AUSTRALIA’S RENEWABLE ENERGY SPACE

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Jun 11, 2019

With the International Energy Agency (IEA) anticipating a rise in world electricity demand by 70 per cent by 2040, the requirement for clean and inexhaustible sources of energy has arisen. The renewable energies neither produce greenhouse gases nor polluting emissions. Such energies are created usin...

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How To Take A Factory Off-Grid With Solar And Storage HOW TO TAKE A FACTORY OFF-GRID WITH SOLAR AND STORAGE

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Jun 11, 2019

SolarQuotes founder Finn Peacock chats with Glen Morris from SolarQuip about an interesting project involving taking a small factory off-grid with solar and storage using a very clever approach. SolarQuip has been involved in a few “grid defector” projects over the past 4-5 years. Mr. Morris says pe...

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Billionaire Pledges USD$500 Million To Help End U.S. Coal Power BILLIONAIRE PLEDGES USD$500 MILLION TO HELP END U.S. COAL POWER

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Jun 11, 2019

Entrepreneur, philanthropist and three-term Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg is coughing up a big chunk of change to fund an effort to end coal power in the USA. Coal power in the United States is in its demise, but still accounted for 27.4% of electricity production in 2018. Last year, the ...

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What Will DTE’s Electricity Future Look Like? WHAT WILL DTE’S ELECTRICITY FUTURE LOOK LIKE?

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Jun 10, 2019

This is a key opportunity for residents and business owners to learn about—and share their views and input on—DTE’s long-term proposals for fulfilling customers’ electricity needs. As Michigan’s largest electric utility, DTE provides electricity to 2.2 million customers in southeastern Michigan. Thr...

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Showing off what solar can do: SolarEdge’s augmented reality scenarios SHOWING OFF WHAT SOLAR CAN DO: SOLAREDGE’S AUGMENTED REALITY SCENARIOS

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Jun 10, 2019

Solar inverter specialist SolarEdge is deploying augmented reality (AR) technology to show off distributed energy’s real-world capabilities. It’s now one of many companies employing smart technologies to bolster its renewable offerings, with both blockchain and IoT becoming increasingly commonplace ...

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Beryl Solar Plant Now Supplying Electricity For Sydney Metro BERYL SOLAR PLANT NOW SUPPLYING ELECTRICITY FOR SYDNEY METRO

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Jun 10, 2019

Beryl Solar Plant in NSW is complete and has commenced commercial operations, delivering electricity for Sydney Metro. The 110.9 MW PV power plant is situated approximately seven kilometres west of Gulgong in New South Wales’ Central Tablelands. The majority of electricity generated by the facility ...

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Organic Solar Cells Achieve the Highest Efficiency Rate ORGANIC SOLAR CELLS ACHIEVE THE HIGHEST EFFICIENCY RATE

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Jun 10, 2019

Solar panels in the market today are composed mostly of silicon, which is inorganic, often formed into thick, rigid sheets that require fixed installation points. But it appears that this quality of solar panels can be improved with the help of organic solar cells. Carbon-based organic solar cells c...

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Beyond renewables: How to reduce energy-related emissions by measuring what matters BEYOND RENEWABLES: HOW TO REDUCE ENERGY-RELATED EMISSIONS BY MEASURING WHAT MATTERS

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Jun 10, 2019

Despite the uptick in renewable energy usage, global emissions have steadily increased. World Resources Institute’s John Woolard argues that commitments to 100% renewables will not alone curb the worst impacts of climate change. In the 27 years since the 1992 Rio Climate Summit, the use of renewable...

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Let’s make a commitment to clean energy LET’S MAKE A COMMITMENT TO CLEAN ENERGY

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Jun 10, 2019

Two years ago, President Donald Trump said he would renege on our country’s commitment to the historic Paris agreement, repudiating the best chance we have to deal with global climate disruption. Pittsburgh’s Mayor Bill Peduto objected and spoke for our city and its clean-energy future. I remember ...

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Cannibals Gather For The Easter Feast CANNIBALS GATHER FOR THE EASTER FEAST

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Jun 07, 2019

At Easter, as the UK bathed in warm sunshine, the GB wholesale power market experienced a series of notable events - including cannibalisation. High levels of embedded solar generation reduced the need for grid-connected energy production, causing the minimum daytime demand to drop below the night t...

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Greens Pushing Harder For Early Closure Of Yallourn Power Station GREENS PUSHING HARDER FOR EARLY CLOSURE OF YALLOURN POWER STATION

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Jun 07, 2019

The Victorian Greens are using the recommendations of a report on emission reduction targets to back their call for closing Yallourn Power Station early. Situated in the Latrobe Valley, the brown coal-fired clunker is fed by mines adjacent to the power station and chews through around 18 million ton...

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Offshore wind is blowing harder OFFSHORE WIND IS BLOWING HARDER

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Jun 06, 2019

Is offshore wind power getting ready to take off in the U.S.? Well, not quite yet, but things appear to be heating up. Much is still uncertain, but projects are moving forward, albeit slowly. The East Coast between southern New England and the Carolinas is attractive to developers of offshore energy...

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What WHAT'S KEEPING THE U.S. FROM DEVELOPING ITS CLEANEST ENERGY SOURCE?

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Jun 06, 2019

The United States has a renewable, 24/7 clean energy resource right beneath its feet that can be used for electricity generation and direct heating and cooling. Geothermal energy is harnessed in geothermal power plants that run consistently no matter the weather conditions that typically restrict t...

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Construction begins on 7-MW community solar farm in New York CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON 7-MW COMMUNITY SOLAR FARM IN NEW YORK

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Jun 05, 2019

This week US Light Energy held a launch ceremony to announce the start of construction of its latest community solar initiative. The Sugar Hill Solar Farm, to be located on 40 acres of land on the Sugar-Hill / Sugar-View Farm in Clifton Park, New York is the first community solar farm for the region...

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What solar can really do: SolarEdge’s augmented reality scenarios WHAT SOLAR CAN REALLY DO: SOLAREDGE’S AUGMENTED REALITY SCENARIOS

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Jun 05, 2019

Renewable energy can truly run our world, from household to factory to farming in the fields and driving on the highways. Here’s a hands-on demonstration that uses augmented reality (AR) technology to show off distributed energy’s real-world capabilities. A growing number of solar equipment makers a...

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What Reduces Solar Cells’ Efficiency? WHAT REDUCES SOLAR CELLS’ EFFICIENCY?

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Jun 05, 2019

Solar is perhaps one of the most reliable source of renewable energy we have today. While the entire world is turning towards green energy, the drop in efficiency of solar cells remains a worry. For almost 40 years, in fact since their development, scientists have prodded over the consistent drop in...

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How hydrogen can offer a clean energy future HOW HYDROGEN CAN OFFER A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE

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Jun 05, 2019

General Motors built its first vehicle powered by hydrogen in 1966. But instead of revolutionising the auto industry, the GM Electrovan ended up in a museum. Half a century later, we’re still waiting for hydrogen to live up to its promise as a clean energy technology.The industry joke is that hydrog...

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Renewable Energy Potential in Africa RENEWABLE ENERGY POTENTIAL IN AFRICA

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Jun 05, 2019

Whilst SA leads the way in terms of RenewableEnergy projects, the continent is far from realising its full green potential, but the possibilities are there, says Bhavtik Vallabhjee. AfricaExpertise

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Path forward for offshore wind leasing on OCS PATH FORWARD FOR OFFSHORE WIND LEASING ON OCS

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Jun 05, 2019

What is the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s overall offshore wind leasing strategy? This is a question that is frequently asked during the many wind events in which we participate. The demand for offshore wind energy has never been greater. Plummeting costs, technological advances, skyrocketing ...

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The Texas electric grid is about to test our commitment to free markets THE TEXAS ELECTRIC GRID IS ABOUT TO TEST OUR COMMITMENT TO FREE MARKETS

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Jun 04, 2019

Why is it that Texas always seems to be able to keep the lights on even while California faces summer power shortages?Up until now, the answer has been that Texas has its own grid and uses market forces to manage both its supply and demand of electricity. Now, however, regulators are ringing a not-s...

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Byron Shire Council Commits Cash For 5MW Solar Farm Project BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL COMMITS CASH FOR 5MW SOLAR FARM PROJECT

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Jun 03, 2019

The planning, design and tender process will soon get under way for Byron Shire Council’s 5MW solar farm, which will be the largest PV power plant in the region.Byron Shire is a local government area located in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. Its towns and localities include Byron Bay...

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SolarGaps Smart Solar Blinds block sunshine while lowering your energy bill SOLARGAPS SMART SOLAR BLINDS BLOCK SUNSHINE WHILE LOWERING YOUR ENERGY BILL

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Jun 03, 2019

Clearly the wave of the future, SolarGaps Smart Solar Blinds help you save on energy costs. Plus, these smart blinds also help preserve the environment. Because they collect solar energy for your use, these solar blinds reduce the amount of conventional energy you use. Thus, they reduce carbon emiss...

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Green Power Vs. Rooftop Solar: Solar Easily Wins But Having Both Is Greenest GREEN POWER VS. ROOFTOP SOLAR: SOLAR EASILY WINS BUT HAVING BOTH IS GREENEST

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Jun 03, 2019

A while back a reader asked me for a post on rooftop solar vs. Green Power. Or, if you spell as badly as a government national program — GreenPower. So here it is:Rooftop solar power is far better than GreenPower.But before I eat I should probably explain how I arrived at that conclusion. Also, i...

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Can a derivative turn Europe CAN A DERIVATIVE TURN EUROPE'S GREEN ENERGY DREAM INTO VIRTUAL REALITY?

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Jun 03, 2019

The confectionery giant, which runs its own gas-fired power plant near its factory in northern Italy, is in early talks to help finance a new clean energy plant, possibly a solar farm in the sunnier south, according to three sources familiar with the matter.Like other companies in Europe, Ferrero is...

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Whitmer administration eases solar farm restriction WHITMER ADMINISTRATION EASES SOLAR FARM RESTRICTION

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Jun 03, 2019

Millions of acres of rural Michigan land could now become solar farms under a new state policy, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office announced Monday.Land that is currently eligible for tax benefits under the state’s Farmland and Open Space Preservation Program — about 3.4 million acres, in total — is now...

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Renewable energy is quickly becoming cheaper than fossil fuels, report finds RENEWABLE ENERGY IS QUICKLY BECOMING CHEAPER THAN FOSSIL FUELS, REPORT FINDS

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May 31, 2019

The costs of renewable energy fell to a record low in 2018, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable sources are already the cheapest way to generate electricity in many parts of the world, the intergovernmental agency reports, and they're rapidly o...

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Illinois’ Clean Energy Jobs Act taps power of energy efficiency ILLINOIS’ CLEAN ENERGY JOBS ACT TAPS POWER OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY

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May 30, 2019

The rollout of Illinois’ Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) has focused attention on the bill’s four main pillars: a 100% renewable energy target by 2050, the decarbonization of the state’s power sector by 2030, the electrification of the transportation sector and a focus on equity and economic justice.Bu...

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US Energy Department Rebrands Solar Power As ‘Satanic’ US ENERGY DEPARTMENT REBRANDS SOLAR POWER AS ‘SATANIC’

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May 30, 2019

Washington DC – The Department of Energy (DoE) released a statement today declaring the agency will now refer to solar power as Satan’s power. Satan’s power instead of solar power will appear on all communications within the organization and on external documentation. The change in policy takes plac...

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Hitting the Trifecta with Renewable Energy HITTING THE TRIFECTA WITH RENEWABLE ENERGY

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May 29, 2019

Across the country, policymakers increasingly recognize the growing role of renewables in our economy. California, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada, Washington, and Puerto Rico have all passed 100% carbon-free electricity goals. At least 100 cities have enacted 100% clean energy requirements while another...

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Victorian Budget Funds For Renewable Newstead Solar Farm Project VICTORIAN BUDGET FUNDS FOR RENEWABLE NEWSTEAD SOLAR FARM PROJECT

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May 29, 2019

Newstead is situated in Central Victoria on the Loddon River in the Shire of Mount Alexander. It’s approximately 15 minutes from Castlemaine and around 1.5 hours north-west of Melbourne. Renewable Newstead is a project with a goal to supply the town (population: estimated 754) with 100 per cent ren...

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An uncertain future for green energy in Canada AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE FOR GREEN ENERGY IN CANADA

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May 29, 2019

In the time between setting her panel title for the CBA Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Summit in Vancouver and standing to introduce it earlier this month, moderator Sarah Powell felt it necessary to add a question mark, presenting it on the day as: Canada’s Green Energy Shifts West?If rece...

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Californians Unite to Protect Their Solar Rights CALIFORNIANS UNITE TO PROTECT THEIR SOLAR RIGHTS

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May 28, 2019

California solar customers: It’s time to take action to protect your right to access the clean energy of the sun. Today we’d like to encourage everyone with a residential or commercial solar system to support the newly established Solar Rights Alliance, a nonprofit association dedicated to defending...

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Electric Vehicles Are Driving Rates Down ELECTRIC VEHICLES ARE DRIVING RATES DOWN

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May 28, 2019

This guest blog post from NRDC analyzes a recent study that demonstrated that electric vehicle customers are not being subsidized by other customers and, in fact, are putting downward pressure on rates. Because the transportation sector is the nation’s largest source of climate-warming pollution, it...

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Wind Energy Maintenance Market Share by 2025 WIND ENERGY MAINTENANCE MARKET SHARE BY 2025

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May 28, 2019

QY Research has evaluated the global Wind Energy Maintenance market in its latest research report. The research report, titled [Global Wind Energy Maintenance Market Size, Status and Forecast 2019-2025], presents a detailed analysis of the drivers and restraints impacting the overall market. Analyst...

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The UK needs to spend more on researching green energy THE UK NEEDS TO SPEND MORE ON RESEARCHING GREEN ENERGY

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May 28, 2019

Air Canada ‘network outage’ affects check-in, bookings, flight statuses — but Jazz flights are online On the sidelines of the 2015 Paris climate summit, then-UK prime minister David Cameron and 19 other world leaders made a promiseto double green energy research and development by 2020. The United...

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Addressing the Surveillance need in Wind Energy with Automated Drones ADDRESSING THE SURVEILLANCE NEED IN WIND ENERGY WITH AUTOMATED DRONES

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May 27, 2019

As the world is awaking to the realization that we need to become less reliant on fossil fuels and we need to do it now, alternative green energy sources like wind energy are becoming all the more essential. However, there are always growing pains for industries expanding as rapidly as wind energy i...

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Microsoft Inks Wind Energy Agreement with Eneco to Power its Datacenters in the Netherlands MICROSOFT INKS WIND ENERGY AGREEMENT WITH ENECO TO POWER ITS DATACENTERS IN THE NETHERLANDS

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May 27, 2019

Microsoft announced a new wind energy agreement in the Netherlands with Dutch sustainable energy company and wind farm developer Eneco.Eneco will provide Microsoft’s datacenters with green power for 15 years starting in 2022. This isMicrosoft’s second purchase of wind energy in the Netherlands in a ...

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Harvesting energy from roads and bridges HARVESTING ENERGY FROM ROADS AND BRIDGES

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May 27, 2019

San Francisco held a Pedestrian Day on 27 May 1937 to open the newly completed Golden Gate Bridge to the public. Nowadays, around 10,000 people, mainly tourists, cross the 2,7 km bridge for the spectacular views of the city, the bay and Alcatraz.It’s estimated that the vibrations generated by bridge...

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Solar Energy Key To Achieving Electricity Access For All SOLAR ENERGY KEY TO ACHIEVING ELECTRICITY ACCESS FOR ALL

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May 23, 2019

The world is falling short of meeting UN global energy targets states a new report, but solar power can play a bigger role in helping it get there.In 2015, the United Nations committed to Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7), which sets a goal of ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable...

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Rising Global Demand for Wind Energy Systems Requires More Flexible Supply Chains RISING GLOBAL DEMAND FOR WIND ENERGY SYSTEMS REQUIRES MORE FLEXIBLE SUPPLY CHAINS

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May 23, 2019

Building renewable energy systems and smart grids to power the world is quickly evolving from an aspirational goal into reality. McKinsey & Company reports that “wind and solar accounted for more than half of new power generation capacity additions in recent years” and predicts “renewables will cont...

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Amid climate crisis, renewable energy poised for rapid growth AMID CLIMATE CRISIS, RENEWABLE ENERGY POISED FOR RAPID GROWTH

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May 22, 2019

Our climate is changing, and not only is it happening faster than expected, but extreme weather events are destroying the very electricity system we rely on. We only have about 12 years to act before the damage is irrevocable. The good news is that we have the technology and solutions to decarbonize...

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Four US States Scoring Under-the-Radar Clean Energy Wins FOUR US STATES SCORING UNDER-THE-RADAR CLEAN ENERGY WINS

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May 21, 2019

In the United States, the falling cost of renewable energy means the economic case for investing in renewables is stronger than ever before. Across the country, from South Carolina to Nevada, states are taking new measures to harness wind and solar power. Since January, more than 10 state legislatur...

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Texas Cooperatives Agree to Purchase Solar Energy TEXAS COOPERATIVES AGREE TO PURCHASE SOLAR ENERGY

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May 21, 2019

Bartlett Electric Cooperative, Comanche Electric Cooperative, Heart of Texas Electric Cooperative, PenTex Energy and South Plains Electric Cooperative have signed agreements to purchase 7 MW of distribution-scale solar generation, providing an increased supply of cost-effective and clean energy to t...

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Considering the Benefits of Solar Energy for Your Commercial Building CONSIDERING THE BENEFITS OF SOLAR ENERGY FOR YOUR COMMERCIAL BUILDING

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May 21, 2019

Over the past 15 years, the Commercial Real Estate industry in general, and a greater number of New York City’s corporate and commercial buildings specifically, have started to leverage solar energy as a way of reducing costs and fulfilling sustainability objectives.With office buildings alone accou...

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Xcel Energy’s Plan to Eliminate Coal and Boost Solar in Minnesota XCEL ENERGY’S PLAN TO ELIMINATE COAL AND BOOST SOLAR IN MINNESOTA

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May 20, 2019

Today, Xcel Energy released a preliminary plan to phase out its remaining coal-fired power plants in Minnesota and replace them primarily with wind, solar, and energy efficiency—moving the company forward toward its goal of 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050. Part of the plan involves a consensus ...

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Jobs, equity and economic justice are at the core of new Illinois Clean Energy Jobs Act JOBS, EQUITY AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE ARE AT THE CORE OF NEW ILLINOIS CLEAN ENERGY JOBS ACT

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May 16, 2019

Illinois has once again put itself at the forefront of the movement to promote a clean energy economy. In March, we wrote about the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA), a groundbreaking bill that Environmental Defense Fund was proud to play a central role in developing. Like its predecessor, the Future Ene...

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Widening our renewables portfolio in the subsidy-free solar world WIDENING OUR RENEWABLES PORTFOLIO IN THE SUBSIDY-FREE SOLAR WORLD

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May 15, 2019

Entering a new market is always an exciting time for any business. This could not be truer of joining the UK solar market as it enjoys something of a renaissance in a post-subsidy environment.Despite the somewhat erratic way in which the UK Government managed its reduction in subsidy levels since th...

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The end of the solarcoaster THE END OF THE SOLARCOASTER

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May 14, 2019

Now the dust has settled on the end of the Feed-in-Tariff, the UK solar market is looking ahead to a completely subsidy-free era. This is, of course, unchartered territory for the industry and it’s fair to say there is anticipation and fear, in equal measure for the next couple of years particularly...

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State by State, Clean Energy Is Sweeping the Nation STATE BY STATE, CLEAN ENERGY IS SWEEPING THE NATION

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May 13, 2019

Washington is the fifth state to pass a 100% clean energy target, defying the Trump administration’s attempts to prop up fossil fuels. Sporting a ball cap that proclaimed “100%” in big yellow numbers, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill into law earlier this month that gives his state what ...

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How Community Solar Empowers All of Us to Participate in the Clean Energy Revolution HOW COMMUNITY SOLAR EMPOWERS ALL OF US TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLEAN ENERGY REVOLUTION

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May 13, 2019

Just east of the Anacostia River in southeast Washington, D.C., the Dupont Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church recently began attaching 168 kilowatts worth of solar panels to its sun-dappled roof. The electricity generated by this new solar array will not only power the church it will also help 47 loc...

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Greening the chemical industry requires massive amount of renewables GREENING THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY REQUIRES MASSIVE AMOUNT OF RENEWABLES

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May 13, 2019

The really hard part of reducing greenhouse gas emissions could be even more difficult than we thought. While in theory carbon dioxide captured from the air could replace fossil fuels as a feedstock for the global chemicals industry, in practice it would likely require vastly more clean electricity ...

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Take Life by the Bulbs: Choose Energy Efficient LEDs TAKE LIFE BY THE BULBS: CHOOSE ENERGY EFFICIENT LEDS

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May 13, 2019

The US Department of Energy estimates that swift implementation of Light Emitting Diodes LEDs would save $265 billion over the next 20 years. An average household can cut costs by about $45 per bulb over the course of its lifetime. The switch to LED lighting would also eliminate the need to build ne...

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Committee on Climate Change sinks nuclear power in the UK in favour of renewables COMMITTEE ON CLIMATE CHANGE SINKS NUCLEAR POWER IN THE UK IN FAVOUR OF RENEWABLES

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May 10, 2019

Few people seem to have noticed how the Committee on Climate Change, in their 'Net Zero' report (net zero carbon emissions for 2050 for the UK), have effectively junked nuclear power in favour of renewable energy[1]. Indeed a careful reading of the evidence produced by the CCC completely upends the ...

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How Much You Can Save on Your Electric Bill by Switching to Renewable Energy HOW MUCH YOU CAN SAVE ON YOUR ELECTRIC BILL BY SWITCHING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY

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May 10, 2019

For homeowners, switching to renewable energy seems to be the new, hip thing to do. Not only has the cost of electricity from more traditional energy sources risen but the cost of installing solar panels has declined. “Renewable energy” is an umbrella term that covers a few different types of energy...

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Solar powered homes – economical and safe for the environment SOLAR POWERED HOMES – ECONOMICAL AND SAFE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

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May 08, 2019

In the ongoing quest for more sustainable sources of energy, people have always looked up and marveled at the sun. After all, it’s right there in the sky, endlessly radiating light and heat. If that power, pouring down on our earth, could just be tapped! Assuming we were able to harness solar energy...

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What is the most energy efficient space heater - and the best solar air heater WHAT IS THE MOST ENERGY EFFICIENT SPACE HEATER - AND THE BEST SOLAR AIR HEATER

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May 07, 2019

Space heaters have historically been known as a convenient way to heat up a small space quickly and efficiently; however, they've also earned a reputation as a fire hazard, especially when left unattended nearby flammable objects, such as clothing, carpeting, or bed sheets. Fortunately, space heater...

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Renewables produced 77% of Germany’s electricity on Easter Monday RENEWABLES PRODUCED 77% OF GERMANY’S ELECTRICITY ON EASTER MONDAY

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May 06, 2019

Awash in sunshine and gentle breezes, over the spring Easter holiday, renewable energy production throughout Germany began to climb, hitting a record on Easter Monday as roughly 77% of electricity was generated by renewables. Is this a further sign that coal is on its way out? L. Michael Buchsbaum p...

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Why Exporting Solar Energy over HVDC Lines During Summer Could Be Beneficial for California WHY EXPORTING SOLAR ENERGY OVER HVDC LINES DURING SUMMER COULD BE BENEFICIAL FOR CALIFORNIA

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May 04, 2019

Using HVDC for cross-border energy trading in and out of California is a fiery topic. Although it could achieve regional grid integration and help solve many indeterminacy issues, it also holds great risk in decreasing fire resilience if done during the fire-prone summer. Since we’ve already discuss...

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Overcoming the barriers to entry for aviation biofuels OVERCOMING THE BARRIERS TO ENTRY FOR AVIATION BIOFUELS

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May 03, 2019

This leaves Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs) as the only credible means of reducing direct emissions from air travel on a meaningful scale.Included within this category are aviation biofuels produced through any of five technology pathways certified to industry standards, as well as electrofuels pr...

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Solar Tax Incentives May Not Expire But 2019 Is The End Of 30% SOLAR TAX INCENTIVES MAY NOT EXPIRE BUT 2019 IS THE END OF 30%

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May 01, 2019

The Business Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is not ending, but 2019 is the end of the 30% benefit and will begin to reduce after this year. What does this mean for people looking to go solar? Act now on getting your systems purchased and installed. The ITC covers not only the purchase of the equ...

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Corporate 100% Renewable Targets, What’s Next CORPORATE 100% RENEWABLE TARGETS, WHAT’S NEXT

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Apr 29, 2019

All across the country, states, cities [1], and corporations [2,3] are making bold 100% renewable energy commitments. RE100, a global corporate leadership initiative bringing together influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity, now has 174 members. While many commitments are stil...

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SUNNY SIDE UP- INDIA HAS ALL THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR GREEN ENERGY SHIFT SUNNY SIDE UP- INDIA HAS ALL THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR GREEN ENERGY SHIFT

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Apr 29, 2019

The year 2019 has started with huge opportunities for solar in India, highlighting 10 GW to 15 GW new capacity additions in the renewable energy sector giving solar majority in this contribution by the end of 2019. Expected growth in utility-scale solar and Indian Government’s recent decision to foc...

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What You Might Have Missed This Week in Solar WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED THIS WEEK IN SOLAR

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Apr 26, 2019

Nestled in the somewhat parched patchwork of Mudgee farmland, the new Beryl solar farm has begun injecting electricity to the grid. Sydney Metro train lines are their anchor client and will account for 69% of Beryl’s generation of the coming 15 years. The 87 MW Beryl solar farm took 12 months from c...

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Falling Costs Make Wind, Solar More Affordable FALLING COSTS MAKE WIND, SOLAR MORE AFFORDABLE

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Apr 26, 2019

Harnessing wind and solar energy for low-carbon electric power generation was once considered uneconomical. Now, rapidly falling costs for these technologies are boosting global renewable energy capacity. Renewable energy sources can help reduce carbon emissions substantially and the effects of glob...

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THE TAX BENEFITS OF GOING GREEN THE TAX BENEFITS OF GOING GREEN

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Apr 25, 2019

Congress uses tax deductions and tax credits to influence taxpayers’ actions. For instance, it seeks to stimulate taxpayers to reduce their energy consumption and moving away from the use of fossil fuels. In this article, we explore the benefits and drawbacks of two major incentives: the home-solar ...

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Determining Whether Solar is Right for Your Home DETERMINING WHETHER SOLAR IS RIGHT FOR YOUR HOME

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Apr 25, 2019

Is solar right for my home? Four basic criteria can help you determine the answer to that question: First, you must own the home. Affordable Solar can only contract with a homeowner for a residential solar array, and the solar tax benefits go to the homeowner. If you rent a residence, you can encour...

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How Power Market Structures are Driving Demand for Energy Storage Investment HOW POWER MARKET STRUCTURES ARE DRIVING DEMAND FOR ENERGY STORAGE INVESTMENT

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Apr 25, 2019

On March 19, ACORE hosted an invite-only, executive meeting in Washington, D.C. to discuss evolving business models for energy storage and hybrid projects. Participants in the event, Aligning Market Incentives to Facilitate Financing and Deployment of Energy Storage, ranged from senior-level financi...

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How Does ISO 15118 Support Vehicle-to-Grid HOW DOES ISO 15118 SUPPORT VEHICLE-TO-GRID

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Apr 24, 2019

Imagine your electric vehicle being more than just a means of transportation from point A to point B. What if it could be part of a green energy revolution a new trend that emerges from the ever-growing number of renewable energy sources being installed across the globe and the fast-growing number o...

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Unbottling Wind: How We Can Expand Clean Energy UNBOTTLING WIND: HOW WE CAN EXPAND CLEAN ENERGY

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Apr 24, 2019

With the growing focus on climate change, policymakers are increasingly calling for clean energy to replace fossil fuels to power the grid. But due to the limitations of today’s grid, not all renewable sources we have on the system today are being used to their full advantage. One recent example occ...

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Why Ipsun chooses to install microinverters on residential solar projects WHY IPSUN CHOOSES TO INSTALL MICROINVERTERS ON RESIDENTIAL SOLAR PROJECTS

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Apr 23, 2019

Inverters are necessary with a solar panel installation because they change the DC power being produced by the solar panels to usable AC energy consumed by your home. Catch up on the basics of what microinverters are here. Rather than one central inverter for each solar system, we typically use micr...

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Is India’s Price Sensitive Renewables Market Leading to Compromises on Latest Technology IS INDIA’S PRICE SENSITIVE RENEWABLES MARKET LEADING TO COMPROMISES ON LATEST TECHNOLOGY

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Apr 23, 2019

India’s renewables market is quiet price sensitive. Does this sensitiveness lead to compromises on the latest technology front? Here we have taken a quick opinion on this from few industry veterans, see what they say… “Yes, I do agree that India is a price sensitive market due to highly competitive ...

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What to Expect When Purchasing a Solar Panel System WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN PURCHASING A SOLAR PANEL SYSTEM

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Apr 23, 2019

Most Americans are familiar with the process of moving into a new home that includes contacting utility companies to set up or transfer accounts. In New Mexico, the choices have been largely limited to one utility for gas, one for water, and one for electricity. Choosing to use solar energy will exp...

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What is a Solar Farm? Do I need one WHAT IS A SOLAR FARM? DO I NEED ONE

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Apr 23, 2019

Solar farms are large scale solar installations where photovoltaic (PV) panels, referred to as solar panels, or other means of collecting solar energy, like concentrating solar systems are used to harvest the suns power. They’re different than rooftop solar systems and even commercial solar power sy...

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How artificial intelligence (AI) technologies can support integration of renewable energy HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) TECHNOLOGIES CAN SUPPORT INTEGRATION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Apr 23, 2019

The electrical grid is arguably the most complex machine on Earth and is evolving rapidly from its centralized history of the last century. However, the grid is changing not only physically with the addition of large amounts of variable renewable energy, but in the use of new intelligent control alg...

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Celebrating Earth Day: An Inside Look at Our New Clean Energy Deal CELEBRATING EARTH DAY: AN INSIDE LOOK AT OUR NEW CLEAN ENERGY DEAL

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Apr 22, 2019

As we celebrate Earth Day around the world, it’s the perfect time to reflect on how we care for our people and our planet. As a society, we’re collectively responsible for operating sustainably both as individuals and as businesses to reduce our negative environmental impact. To be successful at thi...

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Energy storage is the new efficiency ENERGY STORAGE IS THE NEW EFFICIENCY

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Apr 22, 2019

When Massachusetts took the nation-leading step of integrating energy storage into its energy efficiency plan this year, it didn’t just add a new technology. It consummated a decade-long, slow-motion embrace of an important new form of efficiency. Up until now, efficiency in the electricity sector h...

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Three Benefits of Solar Panels for Your Business THREE BENEFITS OF SOLAR PANELS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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Apr 22, 2019

Solar power can help benefit business owners once a system is installed. Here are three main benefits that solar panels can yield for businesses. First and foremost, solar panels can help improve cash flow for many businesses. This is achieved by controlling operational expenses, such as energy cost...

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WE SOLVE: a unique partnership creates jobs for women and breaks the barriers to clean energy in Tanzania WE SOLVE: A UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP CREATES JOBS FOR WOMEN AND BREAKS THE BARRIERS TO CLEAN ENERGY IN TANZANIA

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Apr 22, 2019

The Arusha region is home to Tanzania’s nomadic Maasai and other communities who farm and herd in the plains around Mount Meru. Communities here face life without light as soon as the sun sets, meaning that kids can’t play in the streets or study and families are often dependent on expensive and tox...

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Celebrating Earth Day: An Inside Look at Our New Clean Energy Deal CELEBRATING EARTH DAY: AN INSIDE LOOK AT OUR NEW CLEAN ENERGY DEAL

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Apr 22, 2019

As we celebrate Earth Day around the world, it’s the perfect time to reflect on how we care for our people and our planet. As a society, we’re collectively responsible for operating sustainably both as individuals and as businesses to reduce our negative environmental impact. To be successful at thi...

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UTILIZING SOLAR ENERGY FOR MEDICAL SECTOR: LESSONS INDIA NEEDS TO FOLLOW UTILIZING SOLAR ENERGY FOR MEDICAL SECTOR: LESSONS INDIA NEEDS TO FOLLOW

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Apr 20, 2019

For obvious reasons the healthcare industry worldwide requires an uninterrupted supply of electricity. Although, globally we have made great strides in harnessing and utilizing energy, still more than 1 billion people (worldwide) are currently living without electricity. And interruptions in energy ...

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Rule of Law in Climate Response and Energy Transformation RULE OF LAW IN CLIMATE RESPONSE AND ENERGY TRANSFORMATION

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Apr 19, 2019

When I was a child, my father would repeatedly remind me to “turn off the lights money doesn’t grow on trees”. Was it because he was concerned about the environment? No, not really it was because we were relatively poor. But I am pretty good now about remembering to turn off the lights Now, as the c...

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Spring is coming as UK solar pivots to the future SPRING IS COMING AS UK SOLAR PIVOTS TO THE FUTURE

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Apr 18, 2019

Children striking from school, a powerful wave of civil disobedience bringing London to a halt and a swathe of councils declaring a climate emergency. The desire to see rapid action to help prevent dangerous climate change is being voiced loudly across society and not just from the grass roots; the ...

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Offshore wind energy: A game changer OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY: A GAME CHANGER

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Apr 18, 2019

Energy is one of the key drivers of a nation’s economy and a rapidly growing economy like India requires access to modern sources of energy. Electricity demand and supply mismatch in the country has been at its peak for the last few years and with the economy experiencing 7-8 percent growth rates, I...

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Is energy from waste the next big investment opportunity IS ENERGY FROM WASTE THE NEXT BIG INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

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Apr 18, 2019

During a typical working week, we meet two to three investors from banks, pension or infrastructure funds. We drink expensive coffee, eat posh biscuits, and they all relentlessly complain of the same thing: they have tons of money to invest in renewables, but there is a dearth of bankable projects t...

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Celestica Helps Smart Energy Industry OEMs Accelerate Their Energy Storage Roadmap CELESTICA HELPS SMART ENERGY INDUSTRY OEMS ACCELERATE THEIR ENERGY STORAGE ROADMAP

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Apr 18, 2019

More governments, businesses and consumers around the world are embracing renewable energy sources, creating significant growth opportunities for smart energy hardware manufacturers. The International Energy Agency forecasts that between now and 2023, renewables, led by solar PV and wind, will see t...

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Green Deals Won’t Save the World, But Access to Energy Will GREEN DEALS WON’T SAVE THE WORLD, BUT ACCESS TO ENERGY WILL

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Apr 18, 2019

Around the world, nearly a billion people still don’t have access to electricity. Though we take it for granted in the United States, energy isn’t a readily accessible luxury across the planet. It’s essential for clean water, modern medical care, refrigeration, transporting goods, and cooking withou...

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The Benefits of Going Solar with a Solar Loan THE BENEFITS OF GOING SOLAR WITH A SOLAR LOAN

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Apr 18, 2019

If you don't have solar panels yet, you probably feel like your energy status quo falls short in more than one way. You want a clean energy source that actually belongs to you, and makes a good investment. But you’d like a monthly payment structure so you can essentially pay-as-you-save, with no hef...

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Clean Energy Is Delivering Sizable Environmental Benefits CLEAN ENERGY IS DELIVERING SIZABLE ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS

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Apr 18, 2019

Earth Day is on April 22, which means it’s the time of year to celebrate the environmental benefits that clean renewable energy projects are bringing to America all year long. Everyone benefits from clean air, clean water, and fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Thanks to low-cost wind and solar power, ...

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How Do Solar Panel Batteries Work HOW DO SOLAR PANEL BATTERIES WORK

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Apr 17, 2019

Did you know that with your solar panel installation you can have not only active energy but extra stored energy? And this extra energy that’s stored in a battery can help you save even more money on your energy bill than solar panels alone. If it sounds too good to be true it isn’t! At Lumina Solar...

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Introducing Green Power Pass INTRODUCING GREEN POWER PASS

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Apr 17, 2019

Kevin Hagen, Vice President Environment, Social & Governance (Esg) Strategy at Iron Mountain, discusses a first-of-its-kind renewable energy solution for data center customers. The growth of the data center and colocation industry supports a wave of digital transformation in business. In an increasi...

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Project Maximus in Northern Sweden embarks on 1.1 GW second phase PROJECT MAXIMUS IN NORTHERN SWEDEN EMBARKS ON 1.1 GW SECOND PHASE

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Apr 17, 2019

Sweden is currently the hottest onshore wind market in Europe, and the region is attracting foreign investments like never before. In 2018, €3.7 billion was invested in onshore wind farm developments. €3.7 billion - that is a mind blowing figure for a country of just above 10 million residents, and ...

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Measurement Canada to Regulate Thermal Energy Meters MEASUREMENT CANADA TO REGULATE THERMAL ENERGY METERS

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Apr 17, 2019

Thermal energy meters are used to measure, and potentially charge customers for, energy used for heating and cooling applications in multi-residential and other buildings. To accomplish this, thermal energy meters measure the quantity of thermal energy transferred to or from a heat conveying liquid....

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How Japan Rules as the World Leader in Floating Solar Power HOW JAPAN RULES AS THE WORLD LEADER IN FLOATING SOLAR POWER

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Apr 17, 2019

Picture this – if an entire nation’s land is required for agriculture or housing, then how do you increase the solar energy output? Japan is already showing the way by taking the route of the water. Space-starved Japan has the world’s first floating solar plant built in Aichi Prefecture in central H...

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Serbia’s largest wind farm, fully constructed SERBIA’S LARGEST WIND FARM, FULLY CONSTRUCTED

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Apr 17, 2019

Construction has been completed on the 158 MW Čibuk 1, Serbia’s largest wind farm, according to a news release from one of the financial institutions that approved a loan for the project. The wind farm has started trial production. Čibuk 1, with 57 wind turbines, “is fully constructed,” reads a news...

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First-ever hourly simulation of global energy system: 100% Renewables scenario is cheaper FIRST-EVER HOURLY SIMULATION OF GLOBAL ENERGY SYSTEM: 100% RENEWABLES SCENARIO IS CHEAPER

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Apr 17, 2019

Influential groups and vested interests from the incumbent fossil and nuclear industries are claiming to be realists. They accuse climate scientists as well as activist groups and NGOs of only pursuing unrealistic dreams. They also put forward and reiterate the view that ambitious climate action is ...

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Is Vanadium the “Valyrian Steel” of the Energy Transition IS VANADIUM THE “VALYRIAN STEEL” OF THE ENERGY TRANSITION

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Apr 16, 2019

In the real world, its equivalent just might be vanadium. This silvery-grey metal was once used to construct some of the most celebrated blades in the world, including the Damascus Sword, on which George R.R. Martin based Valyrian steel. The swords were known to be so sharp that they could cut a “fl...

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Applying Blockchain Technology to Secure Energy Data and Transactions APPLYING BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY TO SECURE ENERGY DATA AND TRANSACTIONS

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Apr 16, 2019

In parts 1 and 2 of this educational series, we discussed both the foundation of the clean energy marketplace solar panels and the integration of those panels into a network where individuals can transmit disparate types of clean energy to their neighbors: the microgrid. But where the leading edge t...

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Utilizing Smart Energy Management in Schools to Free Up Capital UTILIZING SMART ENERGY MANAGEMENT IN SCHOOLS TO FREE UP CAPITAL

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Apr 16, 2019

K-12 schools spend countless resources on education and facilities, and energy costs in K-12 schools are second only to staffing costs. Typical staffing costs include custodial workers, administrative staff and facility management team members. Even supplies fall further down on the list of K-12 exp...

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Holistic approach in sustainable development of renewables HOLISTIC APPROACH IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF RENEWABLES

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Apr 16, 2019

At the recently held Hard Talk event in Belgrade, representatives of UNECE, Ministry of Mining and Energy of the Republic of Serbia and various stakeholders groups discussed barriers and risks that prevent more intense development of the renewable energy sector in the country but also proposed reco...

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Benefits of Going Solar in New Mexico BENEFITS OF GOING SOLAR IN NEW MEXICO

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Apr 16, 2019

New Mexico has the best “solar resource” in the country! A specific solar array can produce more energy here than in any other location. This it true for a variety of reasons, including long days and a propensity towards sunny skies. Another surprising explanation is the fact that solar panels work ...

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Do Solar Panels Increase Home Value DO SOLAR PANELS INCREASE HOME VALUE

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Apr 16, 2019

Are you thinking of going solar, but you want to know if it will affect your home’s value? Are you thinking of buying a home with solar panels or selling your home which has solar already installed? In this article, we’ll try to help you better understand solar’s effect on housing values, no matter ...

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What does the end of the Feed-in Tariff mean for energy WHAT DOES THE END OF THE FEED-IN TARIFF MEAN FOR ENERGY

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Apr 15, 2019

The Feed-in Tariff (FIT) launched in 2010 and closed on 31 March 2019. The aim of the scheme was to encourage the uptake of small scale renewable electrical generation and in turn kick start an industry in the UK. Although there were times when government seemed to be acting against the industry, it...

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Engineers Use Simulation to Ensure Solar Panels Survive Wind Storms ENGINEERS USE SIMULATION TO ENSURE SOLAR PANELS SURVIVE WIND STORMS

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Apr 15, 2019

A lot of solar farms add motors to their solar panels so they can track the sun as it moves through the sky. These panels will capture 10 to 30 percent more energy than their stationary cousins. However, solar trackers are also susceptible to damage brought on by high power winds. Even when solar pa...

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We’re increasing our carbon fee as we double down on sustainability WE’RE INCREASING OUR CARBON FEE AS WE DOUBLE DOWN ON SUSTAINABILITY

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Apr 15, 2019

Since 2009, Microsoft has made and met a series of commitments to reduce the company’s carbon footprint. While we’ve made progress toward our goal of cutting our operational carbon emissions by 75 percent by 2030, the magnitude and speed of the world’s environmental changes have made it increasingly...

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Can Sustainable Energy Really Be Sustained CAN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REALLY BE SUSTAINED

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Apr 15, 2019

Environmental sustainability has become a key topic in all circles: It plays a growing role in economic development, is widely debated in policy circles and is an important part of corporate social responsibility. That is why many politicians have jumped on the bandwagon. In Europe, green parties an...

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Tax day 2019 is reminder that 30 percent solar credit expires at end of year TAX DAY 2019 IS REMINDER THAT 30 PERCENT SOLAR CREDIT EXPIRES AT END OF YEAR

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Apr 15, 2019

Monday marks the final day to file your income taxes, and many of you probably noticed in filling out this year’s forms how personal exemptions have been eliminated and itemized deductions have been limited. These things may have significantly changed how much you’re getting back from the federal go...

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3 WAYS TO ACCELERATE A STALLED SOLAR OR ENERGY STORAGE PROJECT — IN 2 MONTHS 3 WAYS TO ACCELERATE A STALLED SOLAR OR ENERGY STORAGE PROJECT — IN 2 MONTHS

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Apr 15, 2019

Some of the best potential solar and energy storage projects I see never move forward, despite the fact that an organization may have a great internal champion who is advocating for the project. Here are 3 steps that my more proactive clients use to get their organizations to move forward with stall...

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Jumbo, steel for renewable energy JUMBO, STEEL FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Apr 15, 2019

It is interesting to note how steel, the most recycled material in the world, plays a part in the construction of various types of plants: from wind power to biomass systems, from photovoltaic systems to hydroelectric and geothermal systems. In terms of renewable sources in particular, wind energy i...

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Why South Africa can’t make a massive shift to renewables - yet WHY SOUTH AFRICA CAN’T MAKE A MASSIVE SHIFT TO RENEWABLES - YET

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Apr 15, 2019

There’s a lively debate raging in South Africa about the extent to which renewables should replace coal, particularly given the threat of climate change. The country’s electricity supply is currently highly dependent on coal. While it’s clear that coal power won’t disappear any time soon, is a 100% ...

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Maintaining Your Solar Panel System with Ease MAINTAINING YOUR SOLAR PANEL SYSTEM WITH EASE

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Apr 13, 2019

As home improvements go, a solar panel system from Affordable Solar promises to be extremely low maintenance. Every solar system we install comes with a 5-year performance guarantee, a 10-year workmanship warranty from Affordable Solar, and 25-year equipment warranties from the component manufacture...

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SMUD SMUD'S NEW GRID ACCESS CHARGE WILL DESTROY SOLAR PANEL ECONOMICS

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Apr 12, 2019

The publicly-owned Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD) has played an important role in the success of the U.S. rooftop solar industry. They were one of the first utilities in the country to offer a rebate for rooftop solar (in the late 1990s). That rebate covered about 30% of the system's...

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WHAT SECOND PHASE OF ROOFTOP SOLAR POWER PROGRAM HOLDS AND SECTOR SCENARIO WHAT SECOND PHASE OF ROOFTOP SOLAR POWER PROGRAM HOLDS AND SECTOR SCENARIO

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Apr 12, 2019

Recently, President of India launched 2nd phase of grid-connected rooftop solar energy photovoltaic (PV) program, which is a promising news indeed. According to the plan, 38 GW of rooftop solar power capacity will be targeted for installation. Government has also announced support to provide 118.14 ...

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4 Things to Know About Geothermal Energy 4 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

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Apr 12, 2019

An important part of being a local industry leader in mechanical construction is to be environmentally responsible. Geothermal energy is an excellent way to accomplish this and has increasingly become more important on commercial building projects looking to save on energy costs, achieve prestigious...

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Portable solar panels are a great option for RV and camping PORTABLE SOLAR PANELS ARE A GREAT OPTION FOR RV AND CAMPING

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Apr 12, 2019

Baby boomers are 'alternative retirement' people. Millennials crave 'experiences'. Put the two together and you have a powerful, mobile force here in the United States. And they want innovative energy solutions like portable solar panels. Solar panels take the energy from sunlight, which the solar p...

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It IT'S TIME FOR BIOENERGY TO STAKE ITS CLAIM IN THE UK RENEWABLES MIX

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Apr 12, 2019

The bioenergy industry needs more carrot and less stick, argues REA's Nina Skorupska. The backbone of the renewables revolution. The overlooked giant. The ugly duckling... All these analogies have been used to describe bioenergy, and it is fair to say that it stands in line behind nuclear as the mos...

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Developer POV: Bifacial PV Modules Will Open New Markets for Utility-Scale Solar DEVELOPER POV: BIFACIAL PV MODULES WILL OPEN NEW MARKETS FOR UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR

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Apr 12, 2019

Let me be clear: as a developer of utility-scale projects, we are very bullish on bifacial. We see bifacial as the next major evolution in solar module technology. Even if bifacial modules trade at a slight premium for the time being, many manufacturers tell us they intend to make even their monofac...

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A CASE FOR EXPANDING OFFSHORE WIND FARMS A CASE FOR EXPANDING OFFSHORE WIND FARMS

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Apr 11, 2019

Funding to encourage the rapid expansion of offshore wind farms would be a promising beginning for climate legislation,” according to The New York Times. This statement was part of an article titled ‘An Energy Wish List for Congress,’ which heeds legislators to accelerate efforts to a clean-energy e...

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HOW LEARNING ABOUT OFFSHORE WIND CAN EMPOWER THE INDUSTRY HOW LEARNING ABOUT OFFSHORE WIND CAN EMPOWER THE INDUSTRY

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Apr 11, 2019

Offshore wind is an emerging global industry, with its workforce growing at 20% annually, according to a recent Environmental Defense Fund report. Moreover, it indicated that both solar and wind industries are creating jobs 12 times faster than the rest of the U.S. economy. The Bureau of Labor Stati...

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Investing in solar energy: What return can you get on your solar investment INVESTING IN SOLAR ENERGY: WHAT RETURN CAN YOU GET ON YOUR SOLAR INVESTMENT

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Apr 11, 2019

The amount of money you save by investing in solar energy varies, depending on factors including where you live, the incentives available from your state government and the type of system you install. To calculate the solar panel ROI you can expect, you need to get a customized quote for your specif...

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Solarcentury, M&A and the thirst for British solar expertise SOLARCENTURY, M&A AND THE THIRST FOR BRITISH SOLAR EXPERTISE

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Apr 11, 2019

Earlier this week it was revealed that Solarcentury, one of the UK solar sector’s stalwarts, is eyeing a potential sale. A mooted auction could see the company fetch as much as £250 million, Sky News reported, with investment bank Evercore tasked with finding potential buyers. Even without consideri...

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Is it time for PPA 2.0? Why we need to future-proof energy funding IS IT TIME FOR PPA 2.0? WHY WE NEED TO FUTURE-PROOF ENERGY FUNDING

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Apr 10, 2019

Power purchase agreements (PPAs) are a significant tool for funding the energy transition. Research by DNV GL suggests that, as renewable energy becomes more widespread, its price dynamics becomes more complex. Consequently, PPAs need to become more nuanced if they are to continue meeting the needs ...

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THE VITAL ROLE OF GWO TRAINING FOR A CAREER IN WIND ENERGY THE VITAL ROLE OF GWO TRAINING FOR A CAREER IN WIND ENERGY

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Apr 10, 2019

A career in wind energy is a smart choice. Wind energy is one of the fastest growing sectors in the USA. We look at why GWO training and accreditations are a vital cornerstone of a successful career. GWO training has become a required part of a career in wind energy for any inspiring wind turbine te...

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What is solar energy and how does it work WHAT IS SOLAR ENERGY AND HOW DOES IT WORK

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Apr 10, 2019

You’ve probably seen all the solar panels popping up on roofs and wondered how they work – read on and wonder no longer. At its core, solar energy takes the energy produced from the sun and converts it into the type of energy that can power your house. New solutions for creating electricity from sol...

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NT’S Solar Energy Transformation Program (SETuP) Complete NT’S SOLAR ENERGY TRANSFORMATION PROGRAM (SETUP) COMPLETE

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Apr 10, 2019

Dozens of remote communities throughout the Northern Territory are now benefiting from the integration of commercial and large-scale solar power under SETuP. A $59 million initiative co-funded by the Northern Territory Government and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), the program was de...

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Is Wind and Solar Enough to Meet the Energy Needs of Our 21st Century World IS WIND AND SOLAR ENOUGH TO MEET THE ENERGY NEEDS OF OUR 21ST CENTURY WORLD

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Apr 10, 2019

What would a future with 100% renewable energy look like? Is it possible to get there just through wind and solar? These questions are a source of spirited debate with not all experts in agreement. So let’s take a look at the feasibility of an energy infrastructure run purely using wind and solar po...

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Is it time for PPA 2.0? Why we need to future-proof energy funding IS IT TIME FOR PPA 2.0? WHY WE NEED TO FUTURE-PROOF ENERGY FUNDING

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Apr 10, 2019

Power purchase agreements (PPAs) are a significant tool for funding the energy transition. Research by DNV GL suggests that, as renewable energy becomes more widespread, its price dynamics becomes more complex. Consequently, PPAs need to become more nuanced if they are to continue meeting the needs ...

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Moving with Solar: Should They Stay or Should They Go MOVING WITH SOLAR: SHOULD THEY STAY OR SHOULD THEY GO

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Apr 09, 2019

Solar is becoming more prevalent all over the country. It’s not uncommon to be in the position of selling or buying a home with an existing solar array. You might be reluctant to part with your investment. Hopefully those panels served you well. What should you do with them if you’re moving? Conside...

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New York Sets an Example for Clean Energy Goals NEW YORK SETS AN EXAMPLE FOR CLEAN ENERGY GOALS

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Apr 09, 2019

New York is leading the clean energy vision with its energy and climate strategy that seeks to achieve 100% clean and carbon-free power by 2040. Recently, Governor Andrew Cuomo launched the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV), which further demonstrated New York’s commitment to clean energy. This has ...

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Introducing SunPower Instant Design INTRODUCING SUNPOWER INSTANT DESIGN

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Apr 09, 2019

One of the most frequent questions homeowners ask us is straightforward yet deceptively difficult to answer. How much will I save with solar? At SunPower, we’re always thinking of ways to answer this question more easily. To start, we have one of the easiest-to-use solar and storage calculators in t...

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The role of solar lights and solar home systems in modern day disaster relief THE ROLE OF SOLAR LIGHTS AND SOLAR HOME SYSTEMS IN MODERN DAY DISASTER RELIEF

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Apr 09, 2019

Just over three weeks ago, Cyclone Idai struck Mozambique and Zimbabwe, and caused extreme rainfall, flooding and high winds in Malawi. With more than 700 people dead and hundreds of thousands left homeless in these regions, the destruction witnessed in the aftermath of this natural disaster has bee...

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THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE: ARANER’S CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES IN TES THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE: ARANER’S CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES IN TES

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Apr 09, 2019

Thermal Energy Storage (TES) technologies are used in buildings and industrial processes as a way of optimizing cooling systems and reducing energy demand. These kinds of technologies are extremely relevant in the medium and long-term for improving the world’s current and future situation in terms o...

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The trends that will power the energy industry in 2019 THE TRENDS THAT WILL POWER THE ENERGY INDUSTRY IN 2019

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Apr 09, 2019

2019 promises to be a busy year for the energy sector. With the expansion of renewables, we can expect a plural energy future. However, many energy policies are in limbo. MultiBriefs spoke with several energy experts to find out some of the biggest energy trends for 2019. You’re familiar with restau...

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Once seen as a panacea, renewable energy and alternative fuel subsidies have become a moral hazard ONCE SEEN AS A PANACEA, RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ALTERNATIVE FUEL SUBSIDIES HAVE BECOME A MORAL HAZARD

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Apr 09, 2019

Tax and economic incentives for renewable energy and alternative fuels are favored by many governments seeking greener energy options. But these subsidies can create a moral hazard. Private sector investors often take on more risk and implement projects that would not be viable without the subsidies...

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German Coal conversion to Heat Pump Energy Storage GERMAN COAL CONVERSION TO HEAT PUMP ENERGY STORAGE

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Apr 09, 2019

Germany, like many other countries, has coal plants used to produce power all over the country. However, due to new investments in renewables and tackling climate change, it is now being investigated whether these coal plants could be used as energy storage assets instead. The German aerospace centr...

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Duke Energy Proposes $76 Million for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure in North Carolina DUKE ENERGY PROPOSES $76 MILLION FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE INFRASTRUCTURE IN NORTH CAROLINA

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Apr 09, 2019

Duke Energy has asked the North Carolina Utility Commission to approve a $76 million electric vehicle pilot program, which would dramatically increase the number of charging stations in North Carolina. On March 29, Duke Energy Carolinas (DEC) and Duke Energy Progress (DEP) announced a filing with th...

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Hyundai Solar Panels: What’s The Hyundai Name Worth HYUNDAI SOLAR PANELS: WHAT’S THE HYUNDAI NAME WORTH

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Apr 09, 2019

After a 7 year absence Hyundai solar panels became available again in Australia around 10 months ago. Michael wrote about their return last year and in this article I’ll let you know what I’ve found out about them. I thought I would have to start by telling you I’m biased because I’ve owned a Hyund...

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How Data Centers Impact the Environment HOW DATA CENTERS IMPACT THE ENVIRONMENT

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Apr 09, 2019

Now, more than ever, many of us are conscious of the impact we have on the environment. We try to minimize that impact by recycling, composting, and buying environmentally friendly products. But would you give up certain luxuries, such as your dependence on technology, to save the environment? Could...

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The Role of Renewable Energy in the Manufacturing Sector THE ROLE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR

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Apr 08, 2019

Pivoting from fossil fuels to renewable energy is clearly the wave of the future. But making meaningful changes to how humanity uses earth's resources requires a full, industry-by-industry accounting of where we currently stand. The Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI) is a few years old now...

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How to Value a Solar Development Pipeline HOW TO VALUE A SOLAR DEVELOPMENT PIPELINE

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Apr 08, 2019

This year will break records. More gigawatts of solar will be installed than in any year before. In January, we learned that customer demand has reached unprecedented levels. And that is just one part of the story. Behind the scenes, financiers and investors are fueling growth by lowering the cost o...

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$1.45 Million For More Solar Power At Flinders University $1.45 MILLION FOR MORE SOLAR POWER AT FLINDERS UNIVERSITY

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Apr 08, 2019

Flinders University announced the release of its new sustainability plan at the formal launch of its huge solar carpark last week. As we reported last August, 4,136 solar panels have been installed over a car park at the university’s Bedford Park campus in South Australia. All up, around 6,000 panel...

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The Truth About Solar Energy: Benefits and Disadvantages THE TRUTH ABOUT SOLAR ENERGY: BENEFITS AND DISADVANTAGES

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Apr 08, 2019

Solar energy is quickly beginning to gain popularity. It has received its fame for being a readily accessible source of unlimited, renewable energy. It is also much better for the environment than other traditional energy sources. Despite all the praise this energy source receives, there are some di...

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Taking Stock at Quarter-end: Bioenergy in Review TAKING STOCK AT QUARTER-END: BIOENERGY IN REVIEW

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Apr 08, 2019

Towards the end of 2018 bioenergy was dubbed as “the overlooked giant of renewable energy” and featured across a series of high-level documents delivered by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), International Energy Agency (IEA), Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) and Committee on Climate...

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What is a Smart Grid and How Smart is Our Current Grid WHAT IS A SMART GRID AND HOW SMART IS OUR CURRENT GRID

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Apr 07, 2019

These days it seems like everything has a ‘smart’ version: you can control your smart lights and your smart thermostat from your smartphone. Then you can hop into your electric vehicle, charged with a smart charger, back up using a smart assist drive and head to the store where smart checkout option...

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4 Reasons Cloud-Service and Colocation Providers are Switching to Renewable Energy 4 REASONS CLOUD-SERVICE AND COLOCATION PROVIDERS ARE SWITCHING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Apr 05, 2019

The boom in corporate renewable energy purchasing has impacted every industry, but nowhere is leadership stronger than in the information technology sector. The largest and most innovative corporate purchasers inhabit this space, ranging from software to hardware to cloud-service and colocation prov...

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Offshore Wind: The Global Opportunity OFFSHORE WIND: THE GLOBAL OPPORTUNITY

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Apr 05, 2019

The global outlook for offshore wind has never been stronger. RenewableUK’s latest Project Intelligence report shows the global pipeline of projects continues to grow, both in established European and emerging global markets. Rapid developments in technology, markets and policies are transforming th...

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Industrial energy consumption is massive, but thermal storage can boost energy efficiency INDUSTRIAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION IS MASSIVE, BUT THERMAL STORAGE CAN BOOST ENERGY EFFICIENCY

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Apr 05, 2019

Energy demand in the industry is often in the form of thermal energy steam, heat or hot water, and cooling. The greater part of global steam and hot water production continues to be based on the use of fossil energy sources. Depending on temperature needs, cooling is achieved using either sea water ...

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Residential Solar PV Price Index RESIDENTIAL SOLAR PV PRICE INDEX

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Apr 05, 2019

Average residential solar system prices have decreased to $1.16 per watt ($/W) this month on the back of several factors, including changes to the composition of the Solar Choice installer network and updated pricing from installers that we work with. Meanwhile, average prices for popular 5kW system...

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100% renewables could be cheaper, quicker and easier than thought 100% RENEWABLES COULD BE CHEAPER, QUICKER AND EASIER THAN THOUGHT

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Apr 05, 2019

CSIRO spin-off and renewables developer Windlab says modelling from a detailed study reveals that taking Australia to 100 per cent renewables could be cheaper, faster and easier than previously thought. The research combines existing wind and solar, identifies the best resources for more capacity, f...

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Tesla Solar Roof: Do the solar shingles match the hype TESLA SOLAR ROOF: DO THE SOLAR SHINGLES MATCH THE HYPE

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Apr 04, 2019

Tesla solar roof shingles back in October 2016 it caused a huge media stir and Tesla’s stock price went up. Well played, Mr. Musk. It wasn’t until April 2018 that the first installations actually took place. Tesla’s website claims that a 2,000 square ft home can save $43,200 over 30 years - but is t...

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Is your solar company no longer around? Here’s what you can do IS YOUR SOLAR COMPANY NO LONGER AROUND? HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO

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Apr 04, 2019

Unfortunately, many consumers in Australia have found that their solar retailers have liquidated or left the country, leaving them as what’s known as a ‘Solar Orphan’. So what do you when your solar provider is no longer around? On December 28th, 2018. A Current Affair did a brief story on “Solar Or...

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CALIFORNIA NOW REQUIRES SOLAR HOMES—HERE CALIFORNIA NOW REQUIRES SOLAR HOMES—HERE'S HOW IT COULD WORK IN TEXAS

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Apr 04, 2019

Solar capacity in California already dwarfs Texas but is growing quickly in both states. In fact, they represent the number-one and number-two states, respectively, for solar growth. Recent policy changes in California will lead to a continuation of those trends. In May 2018, the California Energy C...

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GWEC says more than 300 GW of wind power capacity to come online by 2024 GWEC SAYS MORE THAN 300 GW OF WIND POWER CAPACITY TO COME ONLINE BY 2024

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Apr 04, 2019

Yesterday, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) unveiled the 14th edition of its Global Wind Report, which it says has been completely revamped. The report provides a comprehensive global view of both the onshore and offshore wind energy sector. Data in the report confirms that 2018 was a positive ...

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Does Going Green Save You Money DOES GOING GREEN SAVE YOU MONEY

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Apr 04, 2019

One of the most debated factors of going green is the impact it has on your wallet. Some people argue that the green revolution will save you money, whereas others are quick to highlight the cost of the initial investment. So, what is the truth? Does going green really save you money? The biggest im...

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5 Things to Know about the Nuclear Energy FY2020 Budget Request 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE NUCLEAR ENERGY FY2020 BUDGET REQUEST

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Apr 03, 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently released its Fiscal Year 2020 Congressional Budget request of $31.7 billion­­. That includes $824 million for nuclear energy research and development. The Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) is working to revitalize the nuclear energy sector by addressing three...

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MORE STATES MOVE TOWARDS 100% CLEAN ENERGY—A FULL COMMITMENT TO CHANGE MORE STATES MOVE TOWARDS 100% CLEAN ENERGY—A FULL COMMITMENT TO CHANGE

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Apr 03, 2019

The country is moving ahead towards a renewable energy future—one state at a time. While a federal legislation is yet to be passed, many states have taken significant steps, including substantial commitments to achieve a truly transformative change: 100% clean energy. It wasn’t too long ago when the...

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HOW CLEAN ENERGY WORKS AS A JOBS PROGRAM HOW CLEAN ENERGY WORKS AS A JOBS PROGRAM

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Apr 03, 2019

Energy policy such as the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act, which recently passed the Senate, encompasses a myriad of benefits to the American people, including job creation. The aforementioned bill will further contribute to the growth of renewable energy industry, stimulating the state’s and in exte...

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Independent Power Producers – Can They Really Boost Your Profitability INDEPENDENT POWER PRODUCERS – CAN THEY REALLY BOOST YOUR PROFITABILITY

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Apr 03, 2019

Sites eager to boost their mining power and power generation reliability may benefit from contracting an independent power producer. Although short-term power solutions have their advantages, independent power producers are effective in combating power outages and other power-related problems. In Af...

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Green Mountain Power solar incentives: save on solar panels for your home in Vermont GREEN MOUNTAIN POWER SOLAR INCENTIVES: SAVE ON SOLAR PANELS FOR YOUR HOME IN VERMONT

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Apr 03, 2019

Solar power in Vermont is booming. The year 2018 saw over 100 megawatts (MW) of solar installed across the state. This has been enabled by a strong policy encouraging clean energy from renewable sources, including some great solar incentives. The biggest contributing factor is probably Green Mountai...

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Modern Applications of Tribology for Clean Technology MODERN APPLICATIONS OF TRIBOLOGY FOR CLEAN TECHNOLOGY

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Apr 03, 2019

The field of tribology has undergone a dramatic transformation from the use of animal fat to minimize friction between systems prior to the industrial revolution, to its current widespread prominence in a wide range of industries. To this end, the demand for tribological advancements continues to ri...

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US and Latin America Take Top Spot Again in the Growing Solar Tracker Market US AND LATIN AMERICA TAKE TOP SPOT AGAIN IN THE GROWING SOLAR TRACKER MARKET

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Apr 03, 2019

The global solar PV tracker market grew by 20 percent last year, and the U.S. and Latin America remained the largest markets for tracker technology. Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables breaks down the global tracker market by megawatts shipped and by region in a new report. "PV tracker shipments excee...

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How Do Solar Panels Save Me Money HOW DO SOLAR PANELS SAVE ME MONEY

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Apr 03, 2019

It’s no secret that one of the primary reasons people decide to invest in solar is because they want to save money on their energy bills. But can you really save money with solar panels? After all, there is a cost associated with installing the panels and then there’s maintenance to consider. The an...

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Why battery energy storage is key to renewables WHY BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE IS KEY TO RENEWABLES' GROWTH

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Apr 02, 2019

The Government of India has set an ambitious target of 175 giga-watts (GW) of renewable power to be installed by 2022. This means a significant amount of power from renewable sources will be injected into India's electricity mix in the near future, raising operational issues especially for electrici...

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Expert guide to solar financing: How to find the best solar loan EXPERT GUIDE TO SOLAR FINANCING: HOW TO FIND THE BEST SOLAR LOAN

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Apr 02, 2019

Solar panels provide substantial returns, but not everyone can afford the $15,000-$25,000 it costs to buy a system outright. The large upfront cost of solar has led many homeowners to explore solar financing options. In this article, we’ll compare different financing options and discuss the best way...

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Why 100% renewable energy goals are not practical policies WHY 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY GOALS ARE NOT PRACTICAL POLICIES

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Apr 02, 2019

Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards require the utilities to generate or procure a minimal percentage of energy in their portfolios from renewables energy as defined by the eligible technologies in each statute, namely solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, biomass, and storage. The first stage of the pol...

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530,000 Potential Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Sites Globally 530,000 POTENTIAL PUMPED HYDRO ENERGY STORAGE SITES GLOBALLY

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Apr 02, 2019

Building on research carried out for Australia, ANU researchers say they have identified more than enough potential pumped hydro storage sites globally to make a world running on 100% renewables-based electricity a reality. Pumped-hydro energy storage (PHES) involves a pair of reservoirs established...

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WHAT IS NUCLEAR ENERGY? A FULL PROS AND CONS ANALYSIS WHAT IS NUCLEAR ENERGY? A FULL PROS AND CONS ANALYSIS

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Apr 02, 2019

We evaluate the core components of nuclear energy. Our deep dive into nuclear energy pros and cons will highlight how it works and a full analysis to help you learn more about this energy technology. With an increased demand in energy, we are constantly in search of consistent, efficient, and renewa...

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The Third Phase of Clean Energy Will Be the Most Disruptive Yet THE THIRD PHASE OF CLEAN ENERGY WILL BE THE MOST DISRUPTIVE YET

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Apr 02, 2019

Building new solar, wind, and storage is about to be cheaper than operating existing coal and gas power plants. That will change everything. When the history of how humanity turned the corner on climate change is written, we’ll look back and see that clean energy specifically clean electricity from ...

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Common Myths About Solar Energy COMMON MYTHS ABOUT SOLAR ENERGY

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Apr 01, 2019

The demand of solar energy is continually increasing nowadays, but the perception of it is still in the process of formation. Many people are aware that this type of alternative energy is useful, for example, to avoid global warming or environmental pollution. In fact, there are many more advantages...

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HOW SUSTAINABILITY IS DRIVING TOP BUSINESS PRIORITIES HOW SUSTAINABILITY IS DRIVING TOP BUSINESS PRIORITIES

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Apr 01, 2019

Commercial solar and energy storage still remain top of mind for corporate energy managers and sustainability leaders, based on the agenda at the GreenBiz conference this year. Senior directors and C-level executives from some of the largest U.S. companies were also there talking about other trendin...

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Power from the sun. Now that’s good energy POWER FROM THE SUN. NOW THAT’S GOOD ENERGY

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Apr 01, 2019

Here at Origin we’re delivering the energy our customers need today and connecting you with the energy of the future. Check out the latest news on cleaner, smarter energy solutions. With the support of the Victorian Government, Origin will develop a 5MW virtual power plant by connecting over 600 hou...

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Which regions and states are leading in local clean energy WHICH REGIONS AND STATES ARE LEADING IN LOCAL CLEAN ENERGY

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Apr 01, 2019

A comparison of how well policies in nearby states support distributed energy, including rooftop and community solar, provides insights into which states are regional leaders and where cross-pollination of state policy ideas that support local energy might improve areas that lag behind.

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Renewables in Buildings; Building ‘Power’ful Homes of the Future RENEWABLES IN BUILDINGS; BUILDING ‘POWER’FUL HOMES OF THE FUTURE

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Apr 01, 2019

Emissions reductions from the UK’s 29 million homes have stalled, while energy use in homes – which accounts for 14% of total UK emissions – increased between 2016 and 2017. Our homes are just not good enough to deal with climate change, the CCC warns in its recent report. Energy nerds realise the l...

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Is Energy Deregulation Really a Good Thing IS ENERGY DEREGULATION REALLY A GOOD THING

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Apr 01, 2019

Energy deregulation is something that America, as well as other places in the world, is slowly beginning to adopt. While the idea is a great one for many people, some people have some concerns about it. Several people are currently debating if energy deregulation is really such a good thing. Energy ...

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4 creative ways cities are transitioning to a clean energy future 4 CREATIVE WAYS CITIES ARE TRANSITIONING TO A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE

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Apr 01, 2019

Mayors from cities across the United States are stepping up and committing to broad and inspirational action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonize local energy systems. This leadership is especially critical given lack of federal climate action, but translating a mayoral commitment to r...

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Subsidy-Free Onshore Wind Gains Traction in Europe SUBSIDY-FREE ONSHORE WIND GAINS TRACTION IN EUROPE

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Apr 01, 2019

Danish wind turbine giant Vestas announced back-to-back subsidy-free projects in Denmark and the U.K., as purely merchant wind spreads across Europe. Denmark’s first subsidy-free utility-scale wind farm, developed by Hirtshals Havnefond, will comprise four V136-4.2-megawatt turbines on the waterfron...

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Lower healthcare costs, more jobs among cobenefits of higher renewables LOWER HEALTHCARE COSTS, MORE JOBS AMONG COBENEFITS OF HIGHER RENEWABLES' SHARE IN INDIA

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Apr 01, 2019

International discussions and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report titled Global Warming of 1.5°C have yielded a common consensus - that Business as Usual (BAU) cannot be sustained in a carbon-constrained world. To that effect, India's Nationally Determined Contributio...

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Virtual Reality for the Renewable Energy Industry VIRTUAL REALITY FOR THE RENEWABLE ENERGY INDUSTRY

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Mar 31, 2019

Wind turbines are one of the largest moving structure made by man and because of technological advancements, they are continuously getting bigger and bigger in size. While this is a good thing, interest in studying them is negatively affected. Shareholders are afraid to go near them and it is costly...

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CLEAN ENERGY? WHAT’S THAT CLEAN ENERGY? WHAT’S THAT

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Mar 30, 2019

Shills for wind- and solar-derived energy refer to such sources as “green” or “clean.” But are they really? In what sense? And compared to what? This video by the Clear Energy Alliance makes the case that wind and solar energy are not notably cleaner than fossil fuels, pollution from which has decli...

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CLIMATE CHANGE AND SOLAR INDUSTRY RELATION AND REVELATIONS CLIMATE CHANGE AND SOLAR INDUSTRY RELATION AND REVELATIONS

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Mar 30, 2019

In the last 130 years, fossil fuel extraction and consumption has led to increase of global temperature. Daily CO2 emission levels stand at 406.47 ppm (parts per million globally) and with population increasing (7.7 bn in 2018), pollution: which is causing climate change will surely show much severe...

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The Most Efficient Solar Panels THE MOST EFFICIENT SOLAR PANELS

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Mar 30, 2019

The efficiency of a solar panel is a measure of the amount of solar radiation which falls on a specific area and is converted into electricity. The average panel efficiency has increased substantially over the last 5 years from around 15% to almost 20% due many advances in solar cell technology. Sol...

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Industry Roadblocks May Halt Renewable Energy Growth Juggernaut INDUSTRY ROADBLOCKS MAY HALT RENEWABLE ENERGY GROWTH JUGGERNAUT

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Mar 29, 2019

Renewable energy saw a significant boost globally in the past few years on the back of rising awareness about trimming the effects of climate change and global warming. Moreover, many countries globally, including India, are taking an active part in increasing the share of renewables, especially, so...

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City Of Sydney (Council) To Go 100% Renewable (Electricity) CITY OF SYDNEY (COUNCIL) TO GO 100% RENEWABLE (ELECTRICITY)

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Mar 29, 2019

In a decision endorsed by Council this week, the City of Sydney has committed to using 100 per cent renewable energy sources to meet its electricity needs. Through its own solar installations and other energy efficiency efforts to date, the City says it has reduced electricity consumption by 26 per ...

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Switching to Clean Energy? Here are 5 Things to Consider When Designing a Solar Power System SWITCHING TO CLEAN ENERGY? HERE ARE 5 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN DESIGNING A SOLAR POWER SYSTEM

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Mar 29, 2019

In the push to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, many home and business owners are turning to green energy like solar or wind power. Designing a solar power system isn’t as easy as just slapping a few panels on the roof and calling it a day. What do you need to take into account when designing a ...

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15,000 previously unknown EVs and solar panels identified on WPD network 15,000 PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN EVS AND SOLAR PANELS IDENTIFIED ON WPD NETWORK

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Mar 29, 2019

Results have been published from an innovative project revealing a large number of previously unknown low-carbon technologies in Wales, the South West and the Midlands. Western Power Distribution (WPD), the company responsible for electricity distribution in these regions, funded the project to impr...

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The essential role of agriculture in the transition to 100% green THE ESSENTIAL ROLE OF AGRICULTURE IN THE TRANSITION TO 100% GREEN

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Mar 29, 2019

What role do agriculturists or farmers play in the supply of sustainable energy? Being self-sufficient is one thing, but can they also play a major role as a producer of sustainable energy? The possibilities are available, but support must be provided when the average agriculturists has to become an...

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Off-grid solar e-waste: the industry is growing responsible in waste management OFF-GRID SOLAR E-WASTE: THE INDUSTRY IS GROWING RESPONSIBLE IN WASTE MANAGEMENT

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Mar 28, 2019

Off-grid solar products have been transforming lives across the world, bringing energy access to many who live in remote rural areas. Since 2010, over 120 million people have benefited from off-grid solar products, with access to electricity, improved income, and better health and education opportun...

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Here’s why Orientation and Positioning of Solar panels is so Important HERE’S WHY ORIENTATION AND POSITIONING OF SOLAR PANELS IS SO IMPORTANT

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Mar 28, 2019

Solar energy is gaining momentum in the renewable energy industry because it offers a lot of advantages in the generation of electricity. It’s a source of clean energy that has no environmental issues caused due to storage, transportation and air pollution. With its zero raw fuel costs and unlimited...

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REBA Ushers in a New Day for Renewable Energy REBA USHERS IN A NEW DAY FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Mar 28, 2019

Americans love a good bargain. Case in point — the renewable energy market, where costs continue to fall, and companies are moving fast to take advantage. In 2018 alone, a mere 40 U.S. companies contracted for more than 6 gigawatts of renewable energy, doubling the previous record. That’s enough pow...

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​How to Prepare for Solar Panel Installation ​HOW TO PREPARE FOR SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATION

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Mar 28, 2019

There is enough solar capacity in the U.S. to power 12.3 million homes, and many more homeowners are considering a solar panel installation for their home. If you’ve been thinking about switching to solar power, there are some things you should do to prepare for your solar panel installation. The pr...

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Dane County Communities Stretch Towards 100% Renewable Energy DANE COUNTY COMMUNITIES STRETCH TOWARDS 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Mar 28, 2019

The Madison Common Council adopted in late March a resolution setting 2030 as the deadline to achieve a 100% renewable energy and net-zero carbon goal for city operations. Spearheaded by the Sustainable Madison Committee (SMC), the resolution empowers city staff to lead by example and initiate aggre...

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Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act Continues to Get Support / Passes Maryland Senate MARYLAND CLEAN ENERGY JOBS ACT CONTINUES TO GET SUPPORT / PASSES MARYLAND SENATE

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Mar 28, 2019

Last week, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, the Maryland Senate passed the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) 33-13. Senate Bill 516 most notably increases the Maryland Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to 50% renewable energy by 2030. The bill also substantially increases the state’s Solar REC program bumpin...

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Cryogenic, long-duration energy storage in a 100% clean energy future CRYOGENIC, LONG-DURATION ENERGY STORAGE IN A 100% CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE

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Mar 28, 2019

A future where 100% of the world’s electricity comes from clean energy sources isn’t just wishful thinking – it’s mandated by the hard realities of climate change. Getting energy from fossil fuels is a hard habit for humanity to break, but the good news is that momentum finally is on the side of ren...

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The invisible revolution in renewable energy THE INVISIBLE REVOLUTION IN RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Mar 28, 2019

The renewable energy field is coming up roses these days, with a constant stream of new wind and solar farms springing up in rapid succession. Take the US, for example. Even without a strong federal policy, the pace of new wind and solar farm construction is giving fossil fuel and nuclear stakeholde...

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WHAT 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY MEANS FOR THE WORLD WHAT 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY MEANS FOR THE WORLD

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Mar 28, 2019

Numerous cities and countries around the globe, from Copenhagen to Taiwan, are experiencing significant, lasting changes on commitments to ensure a clean and sustainable future for generations to come. The American non-profit organization Environmental Working Group (EWG), which specializes in envir...

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Four Ways Local Solar Projects Can Benefit Cities FOUR WAYS LOCAL SOLAR PROJECTS CAN BENEFIT CITIES

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Mar 27, 2019

When a city decides to transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, headlines follow. But the work has only just begun. Cities have many options for generating and purchasing renewable electricity, each of which comes with distinct benefits and challenges. Large, off-site projects tend to offer sca...

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Four Ways Local Solar Projects Can Benefit Cities FOUR WAYS LOCAL SOLAR PROJECTS CAN BENEFIT CITIES

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Mar 27, 2019

When a city decides to transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, headlines follow. But the work has only just begun. Cities have many options for generating and purchasing renewable electricity, each of which comes with distinct benefits and challenges. Large, off-site projects tend to offer sca...

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What is the Right Solar Power Financing Option WHAT IS THE RIGHT SOLAR POWER FINANCING OPTION

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Mar 27, 2019

Solar power can save homeowners thousands of dollars per year in electricity costs and over time, can actually make homeowners money from the accumulation of solar power and the eventual sale back to the electric company. However, homeowners are aware that the upfront costs of a solar installation c...

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Go Green for Earth Month & Save Money GO GREEN FOR EARTH MONTH & SAVE MONEY

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Mar 27, 2019

Earth Month is around the corner, and it's a reminder of us how important it is to live a greener lifestyle not just in April but all year long. Accomplishing this doesn’t have to be difficult AND living greener can help save homeowners money. Here are some tips for living a green lifestyle. Get org...

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More Large-Scale Solar For Far North Queensland MORE LARGE-SCALE SOLAR FOR FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND

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Mar 27, 2019

An application for a solar farm near Tolga in Queensland is currently in its public notification phase. Tolga is a town with a population of around 2,800 situated in the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland, within the Tablelands Regional Council local government area. The application is for ...

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Wales 100% Renewable Energy Target WALES 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY TARGET

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Mar 27, 2019

Wales is hoping to meet 100% of its energy needs by 2035 by using renewables. A new plan has been made by experts which sets out the need for Wales to allocate more money to renewables. Research has been done over 3 years to come up with this new, promising plan for Wales. It outlines the need for m...

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Which Renewable Energy is Best for the UK WHICH RENEWABLE ENERGY IS BEST FOR THE UK

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Mar 27, 2019

Renewable energy means an energy that has been made using a natural resource which does not run out and does not produce greenhouse gases, such as wind, sun and water. Recently there have been discussions about which form of renewable is the cheaper way to make green energy. Caroline Lucas has state...

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Are Home Solar Panels Worth Installing in 2019 ARE HOME SOLAR PANELS WORTH INSTALLING IN 2019

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Mar 26, 2019

With the rising awareness among the masses about the usage of renewable and eco-friendly energy sources, they are now more inclined towards utilization of photovoltaic solar panels for household power generation. This not only drastically reduces the emission of greenhouse gases but also significant...

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Time to reboot Minnesota TIME TO REBOOT MINNESOTA'S COMMUNITY SOLAR PROGRAM

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Mar 26, 2019

Community solar is a remarkable Minnesota success story, giving tens of thousands of electricity customers new and better access to clean, affordable solar power. With a community solar option, customers who cannot benefit from rooftop solar, for example those who rent, have a shaded roof, or lack u...

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4 Ways Local Solar Projects Can Benefit Cities 4 WAYS LOCAL SOLAR PROJECTS CAN BENEFIT CITIES

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Mar 26, 2019

When a city decides to transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, headlines follow. But the work has only just begun. Cities have many options for generating and purchasing renewable electricity, each of which comes with distinct benefits and challenges. Large, off-site projects tend to offer sca...

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How Does Solar Battery Technology Work HOW DOES SOLAR BATTERY TECHNOLOGY WORK

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Mar 26, 2019

Renewable energy is rightly growing in popularity. According to data from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), bioenergy, wind, solar and hydro accounted for 27.5% of all energy supplied in the UK in 2018, up from 23.5% in 2017. The Solar Trade Association also reports...

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Solar & Batteries: The Best New Combo in Solar Energy SOLAR & BATTERIES: THE BEST NEW COMBO IN SOLAR ENERGY

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Mar 26, 2019

Wondering if you should get a battery with your solar system? With recent products such as Tesla Powerwalls and the advent of electric cars, energy storage is poised to become the next “big thing” in the solar industry. The installed volume of solar batteries was doubled from 2016 to 2017, and again...

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Storing or Banking Solar Energy for Your Home STORING OR BANKING SOLAR ENERGY FOR YOUR HOME

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Mar 26, 2019

Energy storage is a topic of great interest throughout our electric-fuel world. Charged batteries are integral to the way we communicate, travel, and function at home and at work. Even as batteries are becoming more efficient, they remain an expensive, high-maintenance power storage solution. Fortun...

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Energy Monitoring System ENERGY MONITORING SYSTEM

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Mar 25, 2019

If you have already installed solar PV panels that are powering your lights, fans, machinery, and other electrical appliances- you have already taken a giant step in the right direction. With this initiative towards sustainable energy consumption, you may already be experiencing a significant reduct...

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Choosing the Right Solar Installer For You CHOOSING THE RIGHT SOLAR INSTALLER FOR YOU

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Mar 25, 2019

Looking to get into the home solar game? Great! We are excited to partner with you and help you achieve your clean energy goals. Here’s the big decision you must make: Who’s the right solar installer for you? It’s easy to get distracted by promises of low- to zero-upfront costs, rebates, and reduced...

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HUGE SOLAR POWER PROJECT COMING TO THE HOUSTON AREA HUGE SOLAR POWER PROJECT COMING TO THE HOUSTON AREA

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Mar 25, 2019

Houston-area residents hoping to power their homes with solar energy can rejoice: A new 1,800-acre solar farm scheduled to be installed in Fort Bend, Texas, will bring hundreds of megawatts of solar power to local homes. Construction on the $170 million project begins next year, and facility owners ...

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Free Solar Panels, Really? Smart Thermostat, Mass Save, Net-Metering in NE FREE SOLAR PANELS, REALLY? SMART THERMOSTAT, MASS SAVE, NET-METERING IN NE

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Mar 25, 2019

It keeps coming up, free solar panels, but are they really free—and are the deals really worth it? We broke down the benefit analysis of free solar panel deals for homes. We’re always obsessed with helping people save energy costs and the environment and took a deeper dive into leading smart thermos...

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SOLAR ENERGY KEEPS GETTING MORE AFFORDABLE SOLAR ENERGY KEEPS GETTING MORE AFFORDABLE

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Mar 25, 2019

Thomas Edison once said, “I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.” The sun keeps rising and the costs keep falling! According to the financial advisory firm Lazard, the cost to produce one me...

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AI in energy: is it as smart as you think AI IN ENERGY: IS IT AS SMART AS YOU THINK

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Mar 25, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) is currently in the spotlight due to recent rapid expansion of AI technologies across a range of applications in both private and public sectors. Applied AI technologies can be powerful, augmenting human capacity to address more complex situations and challenges in short...

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Your Solar System and the Utility Grid YOUR SOLAR SYSTEM AND THE UTILITY GRID

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Mar 23, 2019

Solar panel systems interact with utility grids in various ways. In PNM territory, the majority of Affordable Solar residential customers fall into the utility’s “Small PV” group, meaning the solar array that best fits their needs has 41 solar panels or less. After you contract with Affordable Solar...

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Does Renewable Energy Represent The Future Of Energy Sector Jobs In The UK DOES RENEWABLE ENERGY REPRESENT THE FUTURE OF ENERGY SECTOR JOBS IN THE UK

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Mar 22, 2019

The UK has always been an attractive market for the renewables sector to flourish. We now have the largest installed wind base in the world attracting huge levels of capital investment and clean renewable energy is predicted to outstrip fossil fuel energy by 2030. Installation costs have been driven...

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Which solar power inverter type is best WHICH SOLAR POWER INVERTER TYPE IS BEST

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Mar 22, 2019

There are three main solar power inverter types for residential solar power. They are string, micro-inverter and power optimizer. All of them convert the DC power that your panels produce, to AC power that your house uses. Each type has their own set of strengths and drawbacks, but which is best? Le...

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What is a Megawatt Hour WHAT IS A MEGAWATT HOUR

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Mar 22, 2019

A megawatt is simply defined as 1 million watts. Because there are 1,000 watts in a kilowatt, you could also think of a megawatt as 1,000 kilowatts. When dealing with watts in these quantities, especially when it comes to non-scientific matters, it’s much easier to talk about electricity in terms of...

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GE Sells 650MW of Renewable Energy Assets to Enel, Despite Plans to Grow Renewables Arm GE SELLS 650MW OF RENEWABLE ENERGY ASSETS TO ENEL, DESPITE PLANS TO GROW RENEWABLES ARM

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Mar 22, 2019

General Electric has sold 650 megawatts of joint venture-owned renewable energy projects, less than two months after trumpeting an expansion of its renewables arm. The sale involved seven projects belonging to Enel Green Power North America Renewable Energy Partners (EGPNA REP), an equally owned joi...

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Greens Court Small Business With Energy Savings Policy GREENS COURT SMALL BUSINESS WITH ENERGY SAVINGS POLICY

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Mar 21, 2019

The Greens yesterday launched a six- point plan the party says will assist small business in slashing power bills, improving energy efficiency and switching to clean energy. Unveiled by Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP, the plan consists of the following elements.

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2019 Guide to Energy Trust of Oregon Solar Incentives 2019 GUIDE TO ENERGY TRUST OF OREGON SOLAR INCENTIVES

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Mar 21, 2019

So you’re interested in cash incentives to save money and energy today? Then let’s talk about the Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO) solar incentives. For people planning to carry out new construction work or any major renovations in the Portland, Oregon area, there are commercial and residential incentiv...

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THE PHILIPPINES: ARE WE TURNING ON THE SUN THE PHILIPPINES: ARE WE TURNING ON THE SUN

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Mar 21, 2019

Solar power is beginning to play a massive role in delivering clean and safe energy to the world population. There are various giants at play in this industry. In countries like the Philippines, solar panel parts and accessories manufacturers market products such as inverters, mounting racks, batter...

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7 GW of renewables up for grabs in new online marketplace 7 GW OF RENEWABLES UP FOR GRABS IN NEW ONLINE MARKETPLACE

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Mar 21, 2019

The Business Renewables Centre Australia is off to a flying start, launching an online marketplace to connect renewable energy buyers with project developers. The member-only marketplace already has more than 7,000 MW of wind and solar listed across 67 separate projects, put up by 30 different renew...

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Why Should I Go Solar WHY SHOULD I GO SOLAR

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Mar 21, 2019

If you’ve been looking for alternative ways to power your home that can save you money while also protecting the environment, you should heavily consider going solar. This type of power is taken directly from the sun and converted into electricity that powers the rest of your home. While the up-fron...

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Tax Incentives Making Renewable Energy More Attractive TAX INCENTIVES MAKING RENEWABLE ENERGY MORE ATTRACTIVE

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Mar 21, 2019

On March 19th of 2019 the Government of Canada is set to announce the new budget for the federal government. While what is in that document will have a major impact on many people, I would like to remind people about a tax write off which was put on the books during the fiscal update last fall and h...

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How Can We Make Renewable Energy Less Divisive HOW CAN WE MAKE RENEWABLE ENERGY LESS DIVISIVE

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Mar 21, 2019

Renewable energy is gaining increased support, but it can still be something of a divisive issue, especially when you get into the details of energy policy. Deciding how utilities should compensate owners of rooftop solar for the energy they send into the grid has stirred quite a bit of controversy,...

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How to Calculate the 30% Federal Solar Tax Credit HOW TO CALCULATE THE 30% FEDERAL SOLAR TAX CREDIT

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Mar 20, 2019

If you’re buying a solar energy system today, one of the most generous solar incentives that you’re entitled to is the 30% federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC). But not everyone who goes solar is eligible to receive it, and for those who do, there are different ways to calculate it. We’ve created a h...

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Antarctica’s Casey Research Station Goes Solar ANTARCTICA’S CASEY RESEARCH STATION GOES SOLAR

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Mar 20, 2019

A 30kW wall-mounted solar power system comprised of 105 solar panels was switched on at Australia’s Casey Research Station in Antarctica yesterday. According to Australian Antarctic Division Director Kim Ellis, this is the first “solar farm” at an Australia research station and among the largest on ...

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Growth powered by renewables: How Nottingham Trent Basin is generating electricity GROWTH POWERED BY RENEWABLES: HOW NOTTINGHAM TRENT BASIN IS GENERATING ELECTRICITY

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Mar 20, 2019

A £100 million housing development in Nottingham’s Trent Basin is leading the way in clean energy living. Funded by Innovate UK, the project is an example of how the UK can switch to low carbon living and renewable energy sources. The residents work together as a community to share electricity and g...

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The age of Czech solar power: after years of stagnation, is a rebirth imminent THE AGE OF CZECH SOLAR POWER: AFTER YEARS OF STAGNATION, IS A REBIRTH IMMINENT

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Mar 20, 2019

No other energy resource in the Czech Republic has been as discussed in the media and political debate as solar has been in recent years. The technology entered the Czech energy sector in 2010 with a big initial bounce, but its development stagnated during the next decade. Those interested in Czech ...

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Reflections on wind farm development in cold climates REFLECTIONS ON WIND FARM DEVELOPMENT IN COLD CLIMATES

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Mar 20, 2019

Umeå in Sweden is a coastal city situated about 600km north of Stockholm and about 400km south of the Arctic Circle. This year, it hosted the annual Winterwind International Wind Energy conference. With its proximity to the Arctic, this is a very apt location for such a niche event which focuses on ...

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Construction Commences On WA’s Merredin Solar Farm CONSTRUCTION COMMENCES ON WA’S MERREDIN SOLAR FARM

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Mar 19, 2019

Last Friday saw a groundbreaking ceremony for the 132 MW Merredin Solar Farm project, which is being constructed just a few clicks from Merredin in Western Australia’s central wheatbelt. Developer of the solar farm Risen Energy says it’s the biggest solar farm committed to construction in WA1 and is...

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How Big is a Solar Panel HOW BIG IS A SOLAR PANEL

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Mar 19, 2019

If you were to search the internet for solar panel sizes, the answer you’d get is, “It depends.” Solar panels tend to vary based on available or necessary space, and installation can be crafted to fit your unique roof situation. They can be fitted to your residential home, a commercial business, or ...

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Clean Energy Is Strengthening Minnesota’s Future CLEAN ENERGY IS STRENGTHENING MINNESOTA’S FUTURE

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Mar 19, 2019

Did you know that Minnesota now gets 25 percent of its electricity from renewable sources? Minnesota has been harnessing the raw power of the sun and the wind for more than two decades. Why? There are lots of reasons, but one simple reason rises to the top: it makes good business sense. Companies ...

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BIPARTISAN BILL TO MODERNIZE PA RENEWABLE ENERGY STANDARDS BIPARTISAN BILL TO MODERNIZE PA RENEWABLE ENERGY STANDARDS

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Mar 19, 2019

We are grateful for the leadership of Senators Art Haywood (D-4), Thomas H. Killion (R-9), and Steven J. Santarsiero (D-10) in announcing plans for Modernizing Pennsylvania's Renewable Energy Standards. Their proposed legislation calls for: Pennsylvania has a dubious distinction of being a leader in...

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TIPS FOR LIVING GREEN: AN INTRODUCTION TO AEROGARDEN TIPS FOR LIVING GREEN: AN INTRODUCTION TO AEROGARDEN

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Mar 19, 2019

Do you want to know a few tips for living green? AeroGarden can help. Here are some of our favorite tips and an introduction to AeroGarden. Do you enjoy gardening? What methods do you use? And how do you make sure you enjoy working in your garden? There are many gardening methods in the world today...

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Harvesting energy from roads HARVESTING ENERGY FROM ROADS

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Mar 19, 2019

Energy harvesting uses sunlight or the mechanical vibrations produced by vehicles and pedestrians to generate electrical energy. This electricity can then be used to power road infrastructure such as lights and signals. It can be stored in batteries for use when needed or fed into the electric power...

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What is the future of Solar energy in Suriname WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF SOLAR ENERGY IN SURINAME

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Mar 19, 2019

The price of solar energy has been dropping dramatically during last 20 years and the projections suggest that it will maintain that trend in the coming years. In a near future, solar energy in Suriname will be cheaper than the electricity coming conventional fossil fuel plants. According to the Int...

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1-Year Delay of Renewable Energy Expansion in Maryland Would Cost Maryland Wealth of Federal Funds 1-YEAR DELAY OF RENEWABLE ENERGY EXPANSION IN MARYLAND WOULD COST MARYLAND WEALTH OF FEDERAL FUNDS

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Mar 19, 2019

Maryland will lose out on approximately $247 million in Federal tax credits between 2019 and 2022 if passage of the proposed Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA) is delayed by 1 year. New analysis conducted by the Maryland Solar Energy Industries Association (MDV-SEIA) compared projected federal t...

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Policy reversals threaten private sale of renewable energy POLICY REVERSALS THREATEN PRIVATE SALE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Mar 19, 2019

DISCOMs across India are increasingly railing against private procurement of renewable energy. Following Uttar Pradesh’s recent decision to cancel net metering for consumers, Andhra Pradesh and Haryana have withdrawn most incentives provided to open access solar power. And Maharashtra State Electric...

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How to Choose a Solar Energy Provider HOW TO CHOOSE A SOLAR ENERGY PROVIDER

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Mar 18, 2019

Choosing the right solar energy partner to manage the funding, implementation and maintenance of your solar system is the biggest decision you’ll face when exploring solar power for your facility. As you work through the decision process, you’ll not only want to ask fundamental questions about the p...

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How data collected from mobile phones can help electricity planning HOW DATA COLLECTED FROM MOBILE PHONES CAN HELP ELECTRICITY PLANNING

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Mar 18, 2019

Access to reliable and affordable electricity brings many benefits. It supports the growth of small businesses, allows students to study at night and protects health by offering an alternative cooking fuel to coal or wood. Great efforts have been made to increase electrification in Africa, but rates...

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What Midwestern Electric Utilities Are Saying About Clean Energy WHAT MIDWESTERN ELECTRIC UTILITIES ARE SAYING ABOUT CLEAN ENERGY

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Mar 18, 2019

The energy industry has experienced a lot of change, particularly because the cost of wind and solar energy has plummeted faster than experts ever expected. Many electric utilities have taken advantage of this cheap, home-grown renewable energy and the benefits it brings to their customers, their bo...

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Florida Next in Line to Commit to Renewable Energy FLORIDA NEXT IN LINE TO COMMIT TO RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Mar 18, 2019

In a bid to make Florida switch to cleaner sources of energy, two identical bills were filed by the Florida legislators Anna Eskamani and Sen. José Javier Rodríguez. This can be seen as part of the United States larger goal of shifting towards renewable energy to mitigate the ill-effects that have e...

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Constructing with sunshine CONSTRUCTING WITH SUNSHINE

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Mar 18, 2019

Buildings capable of generating their own power for heating and cooling purposes belonged to the realm of science fiction not so very long ago. Now they’re becoming increasingly prevalent, with tech giants like Apple paving the way for their widespread adoption. In many ways it’s no surprise because...

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Why O&M for energy storage is more complex than solar O&M WHY O&M FOR ENERGY STORAGE IS MORE COMPLEX THAN SOLAR O&M

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Mar 18, 2019

As the number of medium- and large-scale energy storage deployments has grown, so too has the recognition that the soon-to-be gigawatts of battery assets coming online will have to be properly managed and will require robust operations and maintenance programs. But unlike the solar PV sector where t...

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Solar, Home Energy News Roundup: Lower Energy Costs, Connecticut Rebates, Iowa Costs SOLAR, HOME ENERGY NEWS ROUNDUP: LOWER ENERGY COSTS, CONNECTICUT REBATES, IOWA COSTS

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Mar 17, 2019

Recently we published a new guide to saving energy at home, which will help everyone in their quest to save money and consider going solar a little more seriously. We dived into Energize CT rebates and incentives for Connecticut residents and also discussed solar homes and how long it will take to g...

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Labour undermines renewable energy pledges with state ownership plan for new nuclear power plant LABOUR UNDERMINES RENEWABLE ENERGY PLEDGES WITH STATE OWNERSHIP PLAN FOR NEW NUCLEAR POWER PLANT

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Mar 17, 2019

Labour's energy spokesperson, Rebecca Long-Bailey, having previously pledged to put renewable energy on top of the energy agenda has now relegated it far below nuclear power. They have done this with a pledge to take partial state ownership of new nuclear power projects and saying they will do this ...

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Look for energy-industry solutions, not scapegoats LOOK FOR ENERGY-INDUSTRY SOLUTIONS, NOT SCAPEGOATS

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Mar 15, 2019

Energy markets are changing and so is our climate. These are not just facts, they are the lived experience of Albertans dealing with a downturn that feels different this time and the fires, smoke and floods that have come to define our summers. Nothing matters more right now than determining how to ...

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The Retirement Guide to Getting Solar Panels THE RETIREMENT GUIDE TO GETTING SOLAR PANELS

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Mar 15, 2019

Solar panels can be an excellent investment for the recent retiree. In fact, some of our most passionate customers are newly-retired - oftentimes, they worry about their electricity bill and want to move to empower themselves, own their own electricity, and become less dependent on the utility for ...

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US Corporations Driving Up Demand for Renewable Energy US CORPORATIONS DRIVING UP DEMAND FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Mar 15, 2019

In 2018, corporations broke records with global renewable energy power purchase agreements (PPAs) surpassing 13 gigawatts. This more than doubled the previous record set in 2017, and brought corporations to a position to compete with utilities globally as the sector purchasing the most clean energy....

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Researchers create flags that harvest energy from solar and wind RESEARCHERS CREATE FLAGS THAT HARVEST ENERGY FROM SOLAR AND WIND

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Mar 15, 2019

Though the benefits of both wind and solar power are great, intermittent generation is a drawback for each. Cloudy day = no solar power. Still day = no wind power. How do you choose the optimal power source for your climate conditions? Scientists from the University of Manchester are developing the ...

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Every remarkable way wind is pioneering rural America’s bright future EVERY REMARKABLE WAY WIND IS PIONEERING RURAL AMERICA’S BRIGHT FUTURE

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Mar 15, 2019

As America’s wind power boom spreads across the U.S., it’s bringing unmatched economic development into rural communities. Wind farms are an investment in a community’s future, making it a cleaner, financially-secure community with even deeper roots. For small communities with few opportunities to a...

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The Power of Residential Solar Energy—How It Works THE POWER OF RESIDENTIAL SOLAR ENERGY—HOW IT WORKS

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Mar 14, 2019

Solar generated electricity continues to grow as the world’s fastest-growing energy source. And as it grows, this means that more residents incorporate solar energy into their households. States like New Mexico are already beginning to pass clean energy legislation, illustrating how far renewable en...

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What is the Difference between Commercial and Residential Solar Power WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL SOLAR POWER

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Mar 14, 2019

Solar energy works by catching the sun’s heat and turning it into electricity for your home or business. Our sun is an atomic reactor. It discharges tiny packets of energy called photons, which travel around 95 million miles from the sun to Earth in about 8.5 minutes. Consistently, enough photons im...

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Validating the market for green financing VALIDATING THE MARKET FOR GREEN FINANCING

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Mar 14, 2019

Green bonds are one of a spectrum of green financing options that have grown over the past decade following interest and pressure from investors and institutions. These green financing options also include private loans, private equity investing, and public stock markets. Although still small compar...

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Why electric cars need to be powered by renewable energy to make sense WHY ELECTRIC CARS NEED TO BE POWERED BY RENEWABLE ENERGY TO MAKE SENSE

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Mar 14, 2019

Electric cars are more efficient than petrol cars, but where do you think that energy comes from? Electric cars may not produce any emissions themselves, but they are still dependent on fossil fuels. By charging an electric car on renewable energy like solar or wind, we can be nearly emission free. ...

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