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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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​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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 trust cast iron for marine renewable energy projects WHY TRUST CAST IRON FOR MARINE RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS

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Mar 14, 2019

Ballast has been widely deployed recently by various marine renewable energy installations. In particular, gravity-based structures and floating wind turbine technologies require high-quality mooring systems to restrict their movements, and make installation and maintenance easier. Cast iron ballast...

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UK’s First Offshore Wind Farm To Finally Be Decommissioned UK’S FIRST OFFSHORE WIND FARM TO FINALLY BE DECOMMISSIONED

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Mar 14, 2019

E.ON Energy, one of the UK’s leading power and gas companies, announced on Tuesday that the 4 megawatt (MW) Blyth Offshore Wind Farm, located off the Northumberland coast in the country’s east, will be decommissioned beginning in April and with work expected to last around four to six weeks. The Bly...

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GE Installs World’s Largest Onshore Wind Turbine In The Netherlands, The 5.3 Megawatt Cypress GE INSTALLS WORLD’S LARGEST ONSHORE WIND TURBINE IN THE NETHERLANDS, THE 5.3 MEGAWATT CYPRESS

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Mar 14, 2019

GE Renewable Energy first announced its new platform of onshore wind turbines back in September of 2017 when it unveiled its brand new 4.8–158 onshore wind turbine. “The 4.8–158 design is an important next step in turbine technology and efficiency, and we’re excited to introduce this turbine at this...

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Power-to-gas: energy storage solutions POWER-TO-GAS: ENERGY STORAGE SOLUTIONS

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Mar 14, 2019

For a 100% renewable electricity system to work, we need reliable storage to cover days when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine. Paul Allen looks at how power-to-gas back-up could transform the energy grid. The costs of renewable energy generation from solar and wind have fallen faster ...

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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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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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Green New Deal arrives in state legislatures GREEN NEW DEAL ARRIVES IN STATE LEGISLATURES

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Mar 14, 2019

The Green New Deal is the hottest topic in energy so far in 2019. Just a few years ago, a 100% clean or renewable electricity target would have been seen as a quixotic and impossibly stringent target in all but the most ambitious jurisdictions. Buoyed by national attention brought to this topic thro...

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​How Solar Energy Works on Cloudy Days ​HOW SOLAR ENERGY WORKS ON CLOUDY DAYS

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Mar 14, 2019

When thinking about installing solar panels on your roof, you may wonder if solar panels work in cloudy weather. Of course, your panels will generate the most solar energy on days when they receive an abundance of peak sunlight. But that doesn’t mean they won’t produce on cloudy days.As you would ex...

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Avoiding Wildlife Impacts from Renewable Energy in Europe AVOIDING WILDLIFE IMPACTS FROM RENEWABLE ENERGY IN EUROPE

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Mar 14, 2019

Renewable energy generated from wind, sunlight, water, biomass, and geothermal heat is the new technique to satisfy the need of electric consumption in Europe and other parts of the world. It reduces the use of natural oil, gas, and coal, which pollutes air and water in making of power. Renewable en...

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CCAs and California’s Changing Electric Energy Landscape CCAS AND CALIFORNIA’S CHANGING ELECTRIC ENERGY LANDSCAPE

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Mar 13, 2019

Many Californians are concerned about rising electricity costs given limited choices in an underserved energy marketplace. Over 60% of California residents are served by only three of the state’s six investor-owned utilities (IOUs). [1] In the service areas of the three largest IOUs (Pacific Gas & E...

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Renewables, digitalization and growing pains RENEWABLES, DIGITALIZATION AND GROWING PAINS

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Mar 13, 2019

Each year, some of the most talented people in renewable energy meet at the Wind and Solar O&M conference in Munich to network, promote new products and services, and, most importantly, talk about trends in the industry and where it's heading. Renewables are certainly not the new kid on the block an...

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CLEAN ENERGY JOBS ARE THE FUTURE CLEAN ENERGY JOBS ARE THE FUTURE

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Mar 13, 2019

Maryland is committed to a cleaner environment, a cleaner planet, and a cleaner future. The Clean Energy Jobs Act (Senate Bill 516, House Bill 1158) will not only strengthen the state’s position as a leader in developing renewable energy such as offshore wind, but also further drive economic growth,...

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THE RELIABLE AND RESILIENT POWER OF RENEWABLE ENERGY THE RELIABLE AND RESILIENT POWER OF RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Mar 13, 2019

Over the last years, we have witnessed significant changes on how we take care of the planet by harnessing renewable power, which also greatly benefits our health and the economy. These include taking vital steps towards reducing carbon emissions often caused by burning of fossil fuels, like natural...

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SOLAR PANELS FOR BUSINESSES: HOW SOLAR CAN SAVE YOUR BUSINESS MONEY SOLAR PANELS FOR BUSINESSES: HOW SOLAR CAN SAVE YOUR BUSINESS MONEY

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Mar 13, 2019

Some business owners and executives in the Philippines consider solar panels for businesses with hesitation because they have little grasp of the market, advantages, and effects that the solar panels will have on the business. Despite being aware that numerous Fortune 500 companies are adopting a so...

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Wind Turbine Syndrome:” Audiologist Letter to the Ohio Power Siting Board WIND TURBINE SYNDROME:” AUDIOLOGIST LETTER TO THE OHIO POWER SITING BOARD

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Mar 13, 2019

“Despite the wind industry’s vigorous denials, recent research is largely consistent with Dr. Nina Pierpont’s original description of symptoms resulting from exposure to wind turbines, which she termed Wind Turbine Syndrome.” “Noise reports conducted by wind industry acousticians frequently indicate...

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The Drawbacks of Green Energy THE DRAWBACKS OF GREEN ENERGY

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Mar 13, 2019

Power generation is one of, if not the top concern when it comes to emissions and climate change. We need energy, and lots of it. Our demands for it are increasing every day, even with improvements in efficiencies. To kill two birds with one stone, industries are looking at alternative sources of en...

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Onsite solar and energy storage to ring the bell of telecom companies ONSITE SOLAR AND ENERGY STORAGE TO RING THE BELL OF TELECOM COMPANIES

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Mar 13, 2019

Telecom companies like AT&T, T-Mobile, BT, Euskaltel, and Telstra have signed some of the biggest corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) to date. Telecommunications giant AT&T is ranked second in corporate PPAs and BT is only one step short of being 100% renewable on paper. A recent IRENA report...

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Renewable Energy to Supply The World by 2040 RENEWABLE ENERGY TO SUPPLY THE WORLD BY 2040

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Mar 12, 2019

The renewables industry is growing year on year and at a rate that has never been seen before. It has now been said that by 2040, renewables will be the main supply of power to the world! It has been estimated that up to 30% of power will come from clean sources such as wind, solar, and hydro along ...

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More Green Jobs and Offshore Wind Deals for the UK MORE GREEN JOBS AND OFFSHORE WIND DEALS FOR THE UK

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Mar 12, 2019

The offshore wind industry in the UK is a leader globally in the renewables industry. The government has recently backed a new deal that will ensure that offshore wind in the UK stays the front runner in the market. Due to our geography and large amount of coastline, our island currently has the lar...

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Results season and UK solar’s direction of travel RESULTS SEASON AND UK SOLAR’S DIRECTION OF TRAVEL

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Mar 12, 2019

Results season - that time of the year when firms reveal just how well, or poorly, they’ve performed - is always interesting, but as UK solar enters a critical juncture, this year’s season has become emblematic of PV’s direction of travel. And pouring over two of the most recent sets of results, spe...

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Solar Choice manages tender for Mclean Farms 280kW solar installation SOLAR CHOICE MANAGES TENDER FOR MCLEAN FARMS 280KW SOLAR INSTALLATION

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Mar 12, 2019

McLean Farms located 2 hours west of Brisbane is a leader in Australia in the farming and supply of free range chicken eggs. Like many businesses in the Agricultural Sector, energy costs are one of their major annual expenses. In 2016 Solar Choice was consulted to help explain the potential of solar...

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Results season and UK solar’s direction of travel RESULTS SEASON AND UK SOLAR’S DIRECTION OF TRAVEL

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Mar 12, 2019

Results season - that time of the year when firms reveal just how well, or poorly, they’ve performed - is always interesting, but as UK solar enters a critical juncture, this year’s season has become emblematic of PV’s direction of travel. And pouring over two of the most recent sets of results, spe...

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SOLARIC IS THE SOLAR SERVICE LEADER SOLARIC IS THE SOLAR SERVICE LEADER

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Mar 12, 2019

In a private, gated subdivision in Malabon, stands the 3-story home of Tita Grace. On a typical day, the daytime appliances that the household runs includes a washing machine, dryer, television, fans, aircons, refrigerator, freezer, computer, and gadgets. Her monthly electric bill was approximately ...

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OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ANNOUNCES $2.75 MILLION IN AVAILABLE GRANT FUNDING FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ANNOUNCES $2.75 MILLION IN AVAILABLE GRANT FUNDING FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS

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Mar 12, 2019

The Oregon Department of Energy is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for its Renewable Energy Development Grant program. ODOE has approximately $2.75 million available for projects that generate renewable energy in Oregon. Qualified systems must produce electrical energy from a renewa...

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SunPower Solar Panels SUNPOWER SOLAR PANELS

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Mar 12, 2019

Solar panels are a key component to installing a solar power system onto your home, business, or farm. The panels consist of intricate power cells used to harness the sun’s powerful rays and convert them into energy. Plus, many panels use hardware in order to mount them onto the ground or the roof o...

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Regional Future Energy Scenarios for heat and gas REGIONAL FUTURE ENERGY SCENARIOS FOR HEAT AND GAS

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Mar 12, 2019

Regen is working with Wales & West Utilities on a new regionalised approach to understanding the future of heat and the role of gas in our energy system. Underpinning all the disruptive technological changes transforming energy is still good old-fashioned infrastructure – the pipes and wires that mo...

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The Many Economic Benefits of Renewable Energy THE MANY ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Mar 12, 2019

Renewable energy brings environmental, social and economic benefits. According to a recent report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), if we double renewable energy's current share in the global energy mix, global gross domestic product (GDP) would increase by as much as 1.1 percent...

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SunPower Announces 400W Solar Panel Availability In Australia SUNPOWER ANNOUNCES 400W SOLAR PANEL AVAILABILITY IN AUSTRALIA

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Mar 11, 2019

The first 400 watt solar panel for the Australian residential market is now available from SunPower – the Maxeon 3. Featuring SunPower’s Maxeon cells, the SPR-MAX3-400 has a conversion efficiency of 22.6%, which is assumed to be under standard test conditions (ambient air temperature of 25C, solar i...

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HYBRID SYSTEM FOR RESIDENCES AND INDUSTRIES HYBRID SYSTEM FOR RESIDENCES AND INDUSTRIES

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Mar 11, 2019

The Wind and Solar Hybrid Power system that harnesses the renewable energies in Sun and Wind to generate and supply electricity to a private house, farm house, a small company, an educational institution or an apartment house depending on the need at the site. It reduces the dependence on one single...

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Getting to 100% Clean Energy—and the Grid Operators that Stand in the Way GETTING TO 100% CLEAN ENERGY—AND THE GRID OPERATORS THAT STAND IN THE WAY

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Mar 11, 2019

If we are going to fulfill the growing commitments from states, cities, and corporations for clean energy, we are going to need explicit action in the right direction. The electricity industry mixes private and public interests, so a combination of public policies and markets has been the norm in ut...

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Solar-Plus-Storage 101 SOLAR-PLUS-STORAGE 101

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Mar 11, 2019

Solar panels have one job: They collect sunlight and transform it into electricity. But they can make that energy only when the sun is shining. That’s why the ability to store solar energy for later use is important: It helps to keep the balance between electricity generation and demand. Lithium-ion...

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Predictions for Indian solar sector in 2019 PREDICTIONS FOR INDIAN SOLAR SECTOR IN 2019

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Mar 11, 2019

2018 has been a trying year for solar power for India with policy change in China, tender cancellations and tax/duties being levied upon the domestic solar panels manufacturing sector. Calculation shows that nearly 35 GW of solar energy projects were tendered between Jan-September 2018 in India, upo...

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DOE’s Simmons on Energy Conservation Regulation DOE’S SIMMONS ON ENERGY CONSERVATION REGULATION

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Mar 11, 2019

Affordable, reliable energy is critical to human well-being. A top official of the US Department of Energy did something last week that had not been done in many, many years. In his Statement for the Record, Daniel R Simmons, Assistant Secretary, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), presen...

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Solar Choice develops 1.7MW Solar Project with Pace Farms SOLAR CHOICE DEVELOPS 1.7MW SOLAR PROJECT WITH PACE FARMS

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Mar 11, 2019

Solar Choice worked closely with the CEO and CFO of Pace Farms to understand their business needs and layout of the chicken egg farm to help design an optimal solar system to provide long term long cost energy and greater independence from the volatile energy market. A ground mount system was prefer...

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SunPower Breaks the 400w Barrier SUNPOWER BREAKS THE 400W BARRIER

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Mar 11, 2019

A new generation solar panel has officially been launched, the panel made by SunPower is called A-series. The solar panel is available in the united states and is capable of 400-415 watts. In Europe the maxeon 3 is available at 400watts. It is claimed by sun-power to be the first solar panel to off...

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Renewable Energy Kites RENEWABLE ENERGY KITES

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Mar 11, 2019

Many new ways to utilize wind power are being tested by scientists. One new revolutionary way scientist believe they can utilize wind power is by using kites and drones. The large kites are made from aerofoil and large drones could also be used. One university in Madrid has started testing the use o...

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Nuclear power is carbon-free. Should it play a bigger role in every country NUCLEAR POWER IS CARBON-FREE. SHOULD IT PLAY A BIGGER ROLE IN EVERY COUNTRY'S GREEN ENERGY PLAN

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Mar 09, 2019

To prevent catastrophic climate change, scientists say, we have to dramatically reduce the use of fossil fuels. The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that more extreme droughts, floods, wildfires, and storms will occur if world carbon dioxide emissions do not dr...

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Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems in India HYBRID RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS IN INDIA

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Mar 09, 2019

With global warming and the continuous increase in demand for our natural sources of energy, there is a dire need to come up with some excellent renewable energy system in India. Diesel is being used in a huge volume in India by the telecom industry, Indian railways and Indian army leading to a huge...

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Three independent-led developments that herald the way towards the renewable-energy-storage revolution THREE INDEPENDENT-LED DEVELOPMENTS THAT HERALD THE WAY TOWARDS THE RENEWABLE-ENERGY-STORAGE REVOLUTION

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Mar 08, 2019

In the last couple of weeks three developments led by independent companies herald the beginning of the renewables-plus-storage revolution in the UK. Slowly but surely companies using battery technology are edging forward towards what will be a means of balancing very high levels of renewable energ...

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How Efficient are Solar Panels HOW EFFICIENT ARE SOLAR PANELS

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Mar 08, 2019

We all know that solar panels are growing in popularity, but how efficient are they? In this article, we’ll try and find out how efficient solar panels are and what factors make them more or less efficient. Solar energy is the most abundant form of energy found on Earth. But how efficient are the so...

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Cabinet approves inclusion of large hydro power renewable energy CABINET APPROVES INCLUSION OF LARGE HYDRO POWER RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Mar 08, 2019

In a recent development, the union cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister approved to promote hydropower sector which includes large hydropower projects (HPO) as a part of the non-solar Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO). India is endowed with large hydropower potential of 1,45,320 MW of which only...

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Last mile entrepreneurs: Women are driving the off-grid solar industry LAST MILE ENTREPRENEURS: WOMEN ARE DRIVING THE OFF-GRID SOLAR INDUSTRY

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Mar 08, 2019

In June 2017, Hilaria Paschal, a farmer and basket weaver from a rural town in Northern Tanzania traveled to New York to speak at the 2017 Sustainable Energy for All Forum – years back she did not even have access to electricity. Off-grid solar helped transform Hilaria’s life, not only easing her ac...

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Check Your Solar Is Working Properly – With This Simple & Accurate New Tool CHECK YOUR SOLAR IS WORKING PROPERLY – WITH THIS SIMPLE & ACCURATE NEW TOOL

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Mar 08, 2019

Hey SolarQuotes crowd! Remember me? I’m the bloke who made you all sign up for the Solcast API service in order to check in on the performance of your home solar PV system. Some of you had great success! Others, despite my best efforts, still couldn’t figure how our seemingly complex sign-up and da...

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The role women can play in the transformation of the energy sector THE ROLE WOMEN CAN PLAY IN THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE ENERGY SECTOR

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Mar 08, 2019

When I joined the energy sector over 35 years ago, researching into how internationally traded coal burnt in power stations, most people, when they found out what I did, asked me “why do you want to do that?” and some blatantly added “surely that’s a bloke’s job and not for pretty blond women like y...

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Five things we learned from Energy Storage Summit 2019 FIVE THINGS WE LEARNED FROM ENERGY STORAGE SUMMIT 2019

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Mar 07, 2019

Last week’s Energy Storage Summit 2019 saw the great and the good of Europe’s energy storage sector gather at London’s Victoria Plaza for two days of discussion, debate and networking. The Energy Storage News, Solar Power Portal and Current editorial teams were present throughout the event, highligh...

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SunPower Offers Tax Season Rebate on Home Solar SUNPOWER OFFERS TAX SEASON REBATE ON HOME SOLAR

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Mar 07, 2019

It’s tax season! If you’re considering a home solar system, it’s important to know the financial benefits of the federal investment tax credit because it’s going to be reduced after this year. To celebrate the final year of the 30 percent federal tax credit on solar purchases,1SunPower is offering a...

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Wind Farm Coming? Here’s What To Expect & How To Help Your Community WIND FARM COMING? HERE’S WHAT TO EXPECT & HOW TO HELP YOUR COMMUNITY

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Mar 07, 2019

Wind farms remain the most environmentally benign form of electrical generation we have ever managed to create, with solar farms a close second. They have the lowest greenhouse gas emissions per MWh, full life cycle. They mix boundary layers of air over fields, drawing moisture and warmth at night d...

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A Guide to Solar Thermal in 2019 A GUIDE TO SOLAR THERMAL IN 2019

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Mar 07, 2019

Solar thermal technology is another kind of renewable energy that homeowners can take advantage of. Solar thermal differs from solar PV. It uses the sun to heat a liquid such as water that we can then use in our homes and businesses. Solar thermal panels are used to collect the sun’s rays and turns...

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5 of the Most Popular Renewable Energy Sources 5 OF THE MOST POPULAR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES

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Mar 07, 2019

Renewable energy is taking the world by storm. Using green and renewable energy sources has become popular worldwide because these sources are unlimited and unrestricted. It is also much better for the environment, and you can often benefit from lower electricity rates. Another plus of renewable ene...

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A Short History of Solar Power A SHORT HISTORY OF SOLAR POWER

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Mar 07, 2019

Solar panels are growing in popularity, for plenty of reasons. But what started it all? Here are some fun facts to share at your next solar power party: It all started just over 4 billion years ago, when a cheeky little ball of space gas decided to spark up. Our sun produces unfathomable amounts of ...

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RENEWABLE ENERGY’S LIFE-SAVING BENEFITS RENEWABLE ENERGY’S LIFE-SAVING BENEFITS

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Mar 06, 2019

The economic and health impact of renewable energy in the U.S. are unparalleled, as greenhouse gas emission levels continue to decrease. A report from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California states that increased wind and solar energy generation resulted in “3,000 to 12,700 avoided p...

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SUPPORTING CLEAN ENERGY LEGISLATION SUPPORTS THE FUTURE SUPPORTING CLEAN ENERGY LEGISLATION SUPPORTS THE FUTURE

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Mar 06, 2019

In the past few years, monumental steps have been taken towards a clean energy future, especially on the state level. Americans across the political spectrum support policies that promote renewable energy sources, corporations have more than doubled their commitment to renewable energy just in the p...

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Green Fantasy: The GND and Renewable Energy GREEN FANTASY: THE GND AND RENEWABLE ENERGY

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Mar 06, 2019

Those who support the Green New Deal (GND) claim that renewable energy sources will save our planet from the ravages of fossil fuel-induced climate change. According to climate change zealots, there is only one possible solution to the problem of man-made global warming: eliminate the use of fossil ...

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Blown off course: European onshore wind markets decline BLOWN OFF COURSE: EUROPEAN ONSHORE WIND MARKETS DECLINE

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Mar 06, 2019

As European onshore wind energy growth slows, investors and analysts pin the blame on political infighting and faulty auction systems. L. Michael Buchsbaum reports on recent figures illustrating a particularly sharp drop in Germany. First the good news: According to preliminary figures from the Worl...

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U.S. Becoming a Net Energy Exporter, Why Imports Still Matter U.S. BECOMING A NET ENERGY EXPORTER, WHY IMPORTS STILL MATTER

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Mar 06, 2019

There has been recent news and opinion suggesting the U.S. is energy independent, mostly regarding oil. The U.S. is set to be a net oil exporter by 2020,1 but that doesn’t necessarily mean imports are going away, and we will discuss why a little later. Currently, the U.S. consumes almost 20 million ...

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GLOBAL OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY MARKET 2019 TRENDS GLOBAL OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY MARKET 2019 TRENDS

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Mar 06, 2019

Fior Markets has introduced a market study namely, Global Offshore Wind Energy Market Research Report 2018, delivering a close watch on leading competitors with strategic analysis, technological advancement, market scenarios and trend, and a comprehensive overview of the market situations in the for...

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Good Public Policy Key to Building a Renewable-Friendly Utility GOOD PUBLIC POLICY KEY TO BUILDING A RENEWABLE-FRIENDLY UTILITY

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Mar 05, 2019

So how do we get climate-friendly utilities? xcelenergy is a leader among industry peers, but it was the visionary citizens and legislators in its markets who took the risk, made the map, built the roads, and gave them a push. Everyone loves to salute the train’s locomotive, but it was the those tha...

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Here’s Where Community Solar is Coming Next in 2019 HERE’S WHERE COMMUNITY SOLAR IS COMING NEXT IN 2019

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Mar 05, 2019

When you spend most of your week reading, talking, thinking, and perhaps even dreaming about community solar, as we here at Solstice do, it can sometimes be easy to forget that it remains a pretty new concept for many people. State lawmakers are no exception to that fact, which might be why some US ...

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Frequently Asked Questions about the 30% Federal Solar Tax Credit for 2019 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE 30% FEDERAL SOLAR TAX CREDIT FOR 2019

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Mar 05, 2019

The federal solar tax credit, also known as the Solar Investment Tax Credit, or ITC, is the single most successful and important solar incentive available in the United States. The ITC is a direct tax credit of 30% of the cost to install a solar system, awarded to the system owner in the year after ...

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Five Reasons to Choose SunPower’s New 400-Watt Home Solar Panel FIVE REASONS TO CHOOSE SUNPOWER’S NEW 400-WATT HOME SOLAR PANEL

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Mar 05, 2019

A-Series panels incorporate the best of SunPower’s high performing, reliable technology into the world’s first ever 400 and 415 watt commercially available residential solar panel. A-Series panels are an excellent choice if you want to get the most energy from your roof in a constrained space, maxim...

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Global Offshore Wind Energy Market Share & Trends will Hit USD 57.2 Billion by 2022 GLOBAL OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY MARKET SHARE & TRENDS WILL HIT USD 57.2 BILLION BY 2022

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Mar 05, 2019

Zion Market Research analysts forecasts the latest report on “Offshore Wind Energy Market (By Foundation Type: Monopile, Jacket, Tripod, and Floating; and By Water Depth: Shallow Water and Deep Water): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2016 – 2022” , according to the...

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GWEC’s latest wind energy statistics are in: wind industry installed 51.3 GW of new capacity in 2018 GWEC’S LATEST WIND ENERGY STATISTICS ARE IN: WIND INDUSTRY INSTALLED 51.3 GW OF NEW CAPACITY IN 2018

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Mar 05, 2019

Despite a decrease in the global onshore wind market, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) says 2018 was a positive year in all major markets. The data released by GWEC shows that the wind energy industry installed 51.3 GW of new capacity in 2018. Since 2014, the global wind market’s growth has been st...

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Is Natural Gas Renewable IS NATURAL GAS RENEWABLE

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Mar 05, 2019

What is natural gas? Where does it come from? Who uses it? Is natural gas renewable? Differences Between Renewable Energy And Nonrenewable Energy. Energy sources are usually broken up into two categories. There are renewable sources of energy and nonrenewable sources of energy. A renewable source of...

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Is Clean Energy Unstoppable IS CLEAN ENERGY UNSTOPPABLE

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Mar 04, 2019

One of the things that people in the solar industry like to joke about is we’re all taking a ride on the “Solar Coaster”. Meaning, it is a very up and down business as public opinion and policies sometimes change at an alarming rate. But the truth is we know it is the same for all of you. Changing ...

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Do Solar Panels Work On Cloudy Days or at Night DO SOLAR PANELS WORK ON CLOUDY DAYS OR AT NIGHT

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Mar 04, 2019

Sun is a significant source of renewable free energy for earth. The demand for electric power is increasing, and it is now the engineer’s responsibility to make it available as per the requirement. Most of the powers generating plants are using non-renewable sources as their primary source. But thes...

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Households Fight Greenhouse Gas Emissions HOUSEHOLDS FIGHT GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

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Mar 04, 2019

The most recent data has shown that the electricity generation in the UK in 2018 was the lowest since 1994. More specifically, the current amount of electricity generated per person is the lowest since 1984, having fallen by 24% since 2005. Other recent data from the government has revealed a 2.7% d...

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Lawmakers want Florida to transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050 LAWMAKERS WANT FLORIDA TO TRANSITION TO 100 PERCENT RENEWABLE ENERGY BY 2050

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Mar 04, 2019

Two Florida lawmakers want all the energy used in the Sunshine State to come from renewable sources like solar and wind power by 2050. State Rep. Anna Eskamani, D-Orlando, and Sen. José Javier Rodríguez, D-Miami, have filed identical bills HB 1291/SB 1762. The measure directs the Office of Energy wi...

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Maxwell’s Ultracapacitor Grid Energy Storage Serves These 6 Grid Applications MAXWELL’S ULTRACAPACITOR GRID ENERGY STORAGE SERVES THESE 6 GRID APPLICATIONS

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Mar 04, 2019

Project developers, utilities, and industrial consumers are searching for strategies to reduce costs and improve reliability and profitability using grid and microgrid energy storage. In the nascent stage of energy storage implementation, grid and microgrid projects have typically been paired with b...

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Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos-backed fund invests in a global geothermal energy project developer BILL GATES AND JEFF BEZOS-BACKED FUND INVESTS IN A GLOBAL GEOTHERMAL ENERGY PROJECT DEVELOPER

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Mar 04, 2019

Breakthrough Energy Ventures, the investment firm financed by billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Jack Ma that invests in companies developing technologies to decarbonize society, is investing $12.5 million in a geothermal project development company called Baseload Capital. Baseload Capit...

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Solar power to surge up to 60 times between 2015 and 2050 SOLAR POWER TO SURGE UP TO 60 TIMES BETWEEN 2015 AND 2050

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Mar 04, 2019

McKinsey’s latest report envisages a surge up to 60 times in solar power between 2015 and 2050, and points out the domination of solar power in the global renewable energy market. Likewise, Global Energy Transformation: A Roadmap to 2050 (GET2050), report concluded by International Renewable Energy ...

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Equinor Forges Ahead on Both Offshore Wind and Oil Drilling EQUINOR FORGES AHEAD ON BOTH OFFSHORE WIND AND OIL DRILLING

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Mar 04, 2019

Stavanger, Norway-based Equinor this week trumpeted a major oil discovery in the North Sea, less than a month after announcing a breakthrough offshore wind deal. The company, which a year ago changed its name from Statoil in a bid to reflect interests beyond oil, said it had found up to 28 million b...

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Save a little or a lot: Energy-saving tips for every homeowner SAVE A LITTLE OR A LOT: ENERGY-SAVING TIPS FOR EVERY HOMEOWNER

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Mar 03, 2019

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average American home consumed 10,399 kWh of electricity in 2017. By looking at your past electricity bills, you can see how your consumption compares. Whether you're just below, near, or above the average, it’s possible to reduce your ene...

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Belgian Scientists Announce New Solar Panel That Makes Hydrogen BELGIAN SCIENTISTS ANNOUNCE NEW SOLAR PANEL THAT MAKES HYDROGEN

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Mar 03, 2019

According to Belgian news source VRT NWS, scientists at KU Leuven, located in Flanders, Belgium, say they have created a solar panel that uses sunlight to make hydrogen from the moisture in the air. It can produce up to 250 liters of hydrogen gas a day. Professor Johan Martens and his team have been...

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The Solar Bill of Rights would protect the right to own solar THE SOLAR BILL OF RIGHTS WOULD PROTECT THE RIGHT TO OWN SOLAR

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Mar 01, 2019

We live in a world where utility companies regularly use ratepayer funds to lobby state representatives for changes to laws and rules that would curb the growth of rooftop solar, and even reverse decades-old rules like net metering in an effort to keep profitability high. So naturally, solar advocat...

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AI to Improve Wind Energy Production AI TO IMPROVE WIND ENERGY PRODUCTION

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Mar 01, 2019

In a recent development, DeepMind revealed that it has used AI to enhance wind energy production. Acquired by Google in 2014, DeepMind is now under Alphabet, Google’s parent company. In 2018, Google and DeepMind began the application of machine learning algorithms to generate 700 MW wind power. Furt...

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Balancing America’s environment, mining and the Green New Deal BALANCING AMERICA’S ENVIRONMENT, MINING AND THE GREEN NEW DEAL

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Mar 01, 2019

The proposed Green New Deal legislation incorporates lofty goals for converting our country’s energy sources into renewables within a very short timeframe. Whether for or against those changes, one fact is certain: renewable energy and electric vehicles require minerals lots of them. Most of these m...

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I Attended Shinehub’s Adelaide Community Solar Presentation And I Strongly Disapproved I ATTENDED SHINEHUB’S ADELAIDE COMMUNITY SOLAR PRESENTATION AND I STRONGLY DISAPPROVED

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Mar 01, 2019

Someone maybe it was my Aunt, I have a lot of them let me know that Shinehub was holding a Community Solar Program presentation at Adelaide’s Hackney Pub on Monday. This presented me with a clear moral choice. I could either stay in front of my computer screen and get some work done, or I could go...

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Victoria’s 2019/20 Minimum Solar Feed In Tariff Rates Finalised VICTORIA’S 2019/20 MINIMUM SOLAR FEED IN TARIFF RATES FINALISED

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Mar 01, 2019

Victoria’s Essential Services Commission (ESC) has set new rates for solar feed-in tariffs from July 2019. The single rate will be boosted, shoulder/off-peak time-varying rates will be increased and the peak rate slashed. From 1 July this year, the minimum price Victoria’s solar households will re...

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GM invests in wind energy for Michigan operations GM INVESTS IN WIND ENERGY FOR MICHIGAN OPERATIONS

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Mar 01, 2019

General Motors has been working to green up its operations for years now, and has been doing so with the help of renewable energy. The company has been investing in solar for well over a decade, and has recently been sourcing wind power in both the U.S. and Mexico. Currently, GM sources at least 20 ...

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WIND ENERGY IS PUTTING PEOPLE TO WORK WIND ENERGY IS PUTTING PEOPLE TO WORK

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Mar 01, 2019

For thousands of years, people across the globe have harnessed the power of wind in one way or another, whether to pump water, grind grain, or propel boats. But today, wind has become a powerful way of generating electricity and putting people to work. Demand for wind power is growing, and that mean...

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Renewable capacity statistics 2019 RENEWABLE CAPACITY STATISTICS 2019

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Mar 01, 2019

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) produces comprehensive renewable energy statistics on a range of topics. This publication presents renewable power generation capacity statistics in trilingual tables for the last decade (2009 - 2018). Renewable power generation capacity is measured ...

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Clean Energy Jobs Act Could Expand Equitable Access to the Clean Energy Economy CLEAN ENERGY JOBS ACT COULD EXPAND EQUITABLE ACCESS TO THE CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY

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Mar 01, 2019

A new bill in Springfield, the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA), could move Illinois quickly away from polluting, expensive fossil fuels by helping us save more energy and create more inexpensive renewable energy. The bill will have to pass both houses of the legislature, but Elevate Energy is excited t...

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Learn How Solar Panels Will Add Value to Your Home LEARN HOW SOLAR PANELS WILL ADD VALUE TO YOUR HOME

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Mar 01, 2019

If you are a homeowner then you understand the value of updating your house and increasing its value. Home projects such as a new roof, windows, modern appliances, and even a fresh coat of paint can benefit your home’s value over time. But when you install solar panels on your home you can increase ...

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Does solar boost property value DOES SOLAR BOOST PROPERTY VALUE

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Mar 01, 2019

There are many advantages to installing solar panels – they can help lower your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint. But could they also increase the value of your home? Rooftop solar panels work by converting energy from the sun into electricity, so you’re effectively able to generate you...

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Empowering Utilities to Participate in the Clean-Energy Transition EMPOWERING UTILITIES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLEAN-ENERGY TRANSITION

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Mar 01, 2019

One of the central challenges in transitioning to a more distributed and decarbonized energy grid is supporting utilities to actively engage and lead by example and innovation, rather than have them remain on the sidelines. This is the emphasis of a large portion of the work of Rocky Mountain Instit...

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Solar Energy’s Impact on the Environment and Local Economies SOLAR ENERGY’S IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND LOCAL ECONOMIES

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Feb 28, 2019

We want to make it easier for Americans to adopt clean, affordable energy. That’s our mission at Vivint Solar. We believe it’s a worthy cause, especially since fossil fuel energy is responsible for 80% of carbon dioxide emissions. Wider adoption of clean energy like solar has clear benefits for the ...

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Unrolling Solar Panels: The Future of Clean Energy UNROLLING SOLAR PANELS: THE FUTURE OF CLEAN ENERGY

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Feb 28, 2019

Solar panels are now a well-known source of clean energy, powering our homes, businesses and public spaces. But, how can we implement this technology in hard to reach, off-grid locations? When John Hingley was travelling around the world, he came up with an ingenious solution to the problem of gener...

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Top Stories of the Week for Solar Industry TOP STORIES OF THE WEEK FOR SOLAR INDUSTRY

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Feb 28, 2019

Argentina on Monday became the 72nd country to sign the Framework Agreement of the International Solar Alliance (ISA). The agreement was inked on the sidelines of the official three-day visit of Argentinian President Mauricio Macri to India by Argentina’s Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie in the presenc...

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How are Solar Panels made HOW ARE SOLAR PANELS MADE

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Feb 28, 2019

One of the most common forms of renewable technology- solar panels work by converting the sun’s energy into electricity. The PV cells are originally sandwiched between semi-conducting materials, which are silicon but can also be glass or polymer resin. To create electric fields, they are constructed...

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Offshore wind picks up the pace OFFSHORE WIND PICKS UP THE PACE

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Feb 28, 2019

The Baker Hughes U.S. active offshore rig numbers continue to hover in the plus or minus 20 range. While things could be worse, a decent recovery in the offshore rig count appears to be still in the wings. On the flip side, U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil production, at about 2 million bbls. per day, is at ...

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Domestic solar plus battery storage: a revolution in the electricity market DOMESTIC SOLAR PLUS BATTERY STORAGE: A REVOLUTION IN THE ELECTRICITY MARKET

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Feb 28, 2019

It’s an exciting time for the UK energy sector. Older fossil fuel and nuclear power plants are due to be de-commissioned by 2025, at the same time as electrification of the transport system is proceeding at a steady pace, fuelling a significant increase in the demand for electricity. It is hardly su...

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O&G giants vying for pole position as race to lead the energy transition intensifies O&G GIANTS VYING FOR POLE POSITION AS RACE TO LEAD THE ENERGY TRANSITION INTENSIFIES

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Feb 28, 2019

If it wasn’t clear enough already, there’s an almighty race between Big Oil and Gas to lead the energy transition and, if February 2019 is anything to go by, M&A activity is ready to fuel it. Mitsubishi kicked things off on Valentine’s Day with the purchase of a 20% stake in OVO Energy which, the en...

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Why You Should Switch to Solar Energy WHY YOU SHOULD SWITCH TO SOLAR ENERGY

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Feb 28, 2019

You might have been wondering for a couple of years if investing in solar energy for your Southwest Wisconsin home makes sense. I can easily say it will be one of the best decisions you’ll make for your home and the environment if you choose to go solar this year. The first time I thought about sola...

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Renewable Energy News - February 2019 RENEWABLE ENERGY NEWS - FEBRUARY 2019

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Feb 28, 2019

At Greenmatch, we like to keep ourselves updated on what is happening in green energy. Therefore, we have decided to share with our readers some of the interesting news and articles every month. We have gathered some interesting news for you in February. Read and stay up to date on what is happening...

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Meet Vestas’ new “Extreme Climate” wind turbine MEET VESTAS’ NEW “EXTREME CLIMATE” WIND TURBINE

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Feb 28, 2019

Vestas has introduced a new wind turbine: the V136-4.2 MW Extreme Climate. This new addition to the manufacturer’s 4-MW platform offers maximum energy production in low to medium wind speeds and can handle extreme weather conditions. This includes those at many sites previously believed to be too ch...

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The Best Earth Friendly De-cluttering Tips THE BEST EARTH FRIENDLY DE-CLUTTERING TIPS

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Feb 28, 2019

The philosophy of cutting down on clutter is getting a lot of attention these days, and for good reason. It feels great, it’s easier to keep up with less “stuff,” and greatly improves your environment. Finding earth-friendly ways to reduce the clutter can be tricky, so we outlined some smart strateg...

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The geopolitics of renewables. A new but messy energy world THE GEOPOLITICS OF RENEWABLES. A NEW BUT MESSY ENERGY WORLD

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Feb 28, 2019

Exhibiting the fastest growth among all fuels in the electricity sector, renewables are about to fundamentally change the energy system. This change is hoped to bring about important social and economic co-benefits, including sustainable and affordable energy for all, green job opportunities, and in...

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Sunrun Brings Solar and Home Batteries to Home Depot Stores Across the United States SUNRUN BRINGS SOLAR AND HOME BATTERIES TO HOME DEPOT STORES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES

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Feb 28, 2019

Sunrun is bringing its home solar and Brightbox battery service to more Home Depot stores across the United States. The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, selected Sunrun as its leading home solar vendor in 15 states, including California, and this expansion will make clean, ...

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Innovators Selected to Advance in Competition Designed to Boost Solar Manufacturing INNOVATORS SELECTED TO ADVANCE IN COMPETITION DESIGNED TO BOOST SOLAR MANUFACTURING

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Feb 27, 2019

A group of 20 teams were invited to advance to the next stage in the American-Made Solar Prize, a $3 million competition to revitalize U.S. solar manufacturing. Each team will receive a $50,000 cash prize and is eligible to compete in the next two phases of the competition. Through a rigorous evalua...

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Interest High for Community Solar Projects INTEREST HIGH FOR COMMUNITY SOLAR PROJECTS

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Feb 27, 2019

Beginning later this year, a new commodity will be planted in fields and open areas across Illinois that likely will change the landscape. These “farmers” are energy companies from throughout the U.S. that have flocked here seeking state incentives to install community solar projects intended to pro...

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Pros And Cons Of Using Commercial Solar Panels PROS AND CONS OF USING COMMERCIAL SOLAR PANELS

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Feb 27, 2019

As the effects of climate change slowly begin its toll on various countries around the world, millions of people have made their beliefs known that it’s time for the world to use green energy. This includes using hydro, wind, and solar energy sources which are derived in nature. For solar energy, us...

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U.S. energy consumption from 1950 to 2017 and the carbon connection U.S. ENERGY CONSUMPTION FROM 1950 TO 2017 AND THE CARBON CONNECTION

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Feb 27, 2019

Energy use or consumption in the United States, when you think about it, how many people give this any serious thought? It’s not conversation that typically comes up at dinner time. But, this doesn’t mean the subject isn’t important. It’s good to take a look at American energy consumption from time ...

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House speaker proposes $1 billion for green energy tech HOUSE SPEAKER PROPOSES $1 BILLION FOR GREEN ENERGY TECH

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Feb 27, 2019

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo announced a proposal Friday to fund $1 billion of renewable energy and climate resiliency development in the Commonwealth over the next 10 years. The proposal would help municipalities across the state adopt new energy and climate technologies, DeLeo said in ...

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PV CellTech 2019 to showcase leading heterojunction cell manufacturers and growth plans for 2020 PV CELLTECH 2019 TO SHOWCASE LEADING HETEROJUNCTION CELL MANUFACTURERS AND GROWTH PLANS FOR 2020

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Feb 27, 2019

PV CellTech 2019 takes place in Penang, Malaysia on 12-13 March 2019, and the agenda of industry speakers is now complete, in what is set to be the most exciting PV CellTech conference since we launched the series back in 2016. While the event goal is to understand exactly how high-efficiency progre...

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Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville celebrates solar panels on March 3 UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION OF ASHEVILLE CELEBRATES SOLAR PANELS ON MARCH 3

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Feb 27, 2019

Taking advantage of a rebate program offered by Duke Progress Energy to nonprofit organizations, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville is installing 105 solar panels on their flat roof to produce about 85% of the electrical needs of their main building. “This project is an example of ...

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U.S. Senators Fear Huawei Solar Inverters U.S. SENATORS FEAR HUAWEI SOLAR INVERTERS

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Feb 27, 2019

The world’s largest manufacturer of solar inverters, Huawei, won’t get a look-in with the U.S. market if a group of senators have their way. Huawei really hasn’t had a lot of love from the U.S. Government, or Australia’s for that matter in relation to another major activity, telecommunications. In t...

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From Minnesota to Louisiana, Renewables are Poised for Dramatic Growth, but FROM MINNESOTA TO LOUISIANA, RENEWABLES ARE POISED FOR DRAMATIC GROWTH, BUT

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Feb 27, 2019

Every so often I take a look at the interconnection queue of the Mid-Continent Independent System Operator (MISO) that shows the mix of new generation resources applying to connect to MISO’s transmission system that extends across much of the central U.S. MISO operates this extensive transmission ne...

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GM Announces New Wind Energy Deal To Power Michigan-Based Operations GM ANNOUNCES NEW WIND ENERGY DEAL TO POWER MICHIGAN-BASED OPERATIONS

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Feb 27, 2019

General Motors, with a goal to be completely fossil fuel free by 2050, has announced a major partnership with DTE Energy in Michigan. The automaker will purchase 300,000-megawatt hours worth of energy from the Michigan utility. The figure is enough power to provide electricity to 30,000 homes.

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Legislation Introduced For Queensland’s CleanCo LEGISLATION INTRODUCED FOR QUEENSLAND’S CLEANCO

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Feb 27, 2019

Progress on Queensland’s new publicly-owned renewables-focused electricity generator continued yesterday, with related legislation introduced to State Parliament. A Palaszczuk Government 2017 election commitment, CleanCo involves re-structuring Queensland’s two publicly-owned electricity generation ...

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5 Alternative Energy Plays to Watch 5 ALTERNATIVE ENERGY PLAYS TO WATCH

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Feb 27, 2019

2018 will likely be remembered as the tipping point for the U.S. offshore wind industry. Just eight years ago, there were few plans to develop offshore wind power here in the U.S. This was puzzling, since Europe was already well into the development of its wind farms. But what a difference a few yea...

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Challenging The Conventional: Can Renewable Energy Replace Coal? CHALLENGING THE CONVENTIONAL: CAN RENEWABLE ENERGY REPLACE COAL?

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Feb 27, 2019

Climate change is a hot issue, with the earth’s temperature rising and bringing sea levels with it. This has led to people becoming more conscious of their decisions and how they impact the planet. Among the results is the push towards renewable energy, but can renewable energy really replace coal? ...

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Volkswagen Launches Mobile Charging Station in its Hometown with Plans to Expand to Other Cities in Future VOLKSWAGEN LAUNCHES MOBILE CHARGING STATION IN ITS HOMETOWN WITH PLANS TO EXPAND TO OTHER CITIES IN FUTURE

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Feb 27, 2019

Wolfsburg based Car manufacturer brand Volkswagen has unveiled quick electronic charging stations for its electric cars to be set up initially in the company’s hometown with plans to expand to other cities as well. The charging stations are mobile with capacity of charging up to 100 Kw electricity i...

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Activating American Solar Movers and Makers ACTIVATING AMERICAN SOLAR MOVERS AND MAKERS

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Feb 27, 2019

The solar industry is on the move expanding into new states and creating new business opportunities across the country. In fact, the Energy Information Administration estimates that by 2050 solar could be 15% of total U.S. electricity generation. As a part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) al...

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THE 10 MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN ISSUING A SOLAR RFP THE 10 MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN ISSUING A SOLAR RFP

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Feb 27, 2019

As commercial solar and energy storage continue to grow in popularity, most public agencies and many businesses have formal procurement processes in place for soliciting competitive bids for projects and managing multiple bidders often through a Request for Proposal (RFP) or another bidding process....

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Machine learning can boost the value of wind energy MACHINE LEARNING CAN BOOST THE VALUE OF WIND ENERGY

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Feb 26, 2019

Carbon-free technologies like renewable energy help combat climate change, but many of them have not reached their full potential. Consider wind power: over the past decade, wind farms have become an important source of carbon-free electricity as the cost of turbines has plummeted and adoption has s...

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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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Feb 26, 2019

Mayors from cities across the U.S. 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 reality ca...

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The Energy Burden: How Bad is it and How to Make it Less Bad. THE ENERGY BURDEN: HOW BAD IS IT AND HOW TO MAKE IT LESS BAD.

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Feb 26, 2019

Everybody wants affordable energy. Energy consumers want to be able to pay their bills and energy providers also want customers to be able to pay their energy bills. What we can’t seem to agree on is how to best measure energy affordability. In an earlier blog, I took a look at electricity affordabi...

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Another Study Confirms Solar’s Popularity Among Australia’s Battlers ANOTHER STUDY CONFIRMS SOLAR’S POPULARITY AMONG AUSTRALIA’S BATTLERS

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Feb 26, 2019

That solar power is a plaything for the rich is a myth that has been busted time and again, but it never hurts to have a fresh reminder given the furphy still regularly pops up. A report released yesterday by Solar Citizens was based on the analysis of more than 10,000 electricity bills from househo...

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Entergy New Orleans finds solar panel partner ENTERGY NEW ORLEANS FINDS SOLAR PANEL PARTNER

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Feb 26, 2019

Entergy New Orleans has found a partner in its goal to put more renewable energy resources into its generation mix. The utility has a 20-year lease agreement with the Regional Transit Authority to install solar panels on the roof of the Carrollton Streetcar Barn, according to a news release from the...

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GLOBAL SOLAR CARPORT MARKET 2019 : FOCUSES ON COMPANIES, OPPORTUNITIES, MARKET SIZE, GROWTH, REVENUE & FORECAST TO 2024 GLOBAL SOLAR CARPORT MARKET 2019 : FOCUSES ON COMPANIES, OPPORTUNITIES, MARKET SIZE, GROWTH, REVENUE & FORECAST TO 2024

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Feb 26, 2019

Globalinforesearch.biz recently disclosed a new report offering namely Global Solar Carport Market 2019 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2024 which states that the aforenamed industry will grow with significant CAGR over the period between 2019 and 2024. The report tracks...

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We Need More Women in the Energy Sector WE NEED MORE WOMEN IN THE ENERGY SECTOR

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Feb 26, 2019

Climate change is one of the most monumental challenges of our time. But even as it draws increasing calls for action, one of the most important steps we can take still gets far too little attention. To fight climate change, we need more women in the energy sector. Only 15 percent of employees in oi...

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Celebrating 100 cities committing to 100% renewables CELEBRATING 100 CITIES COMMITTING TO 100% RENEWABLES

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Feb 26, 2019

Van Horn says it’s been three years since Ready For 100 launched, a Sierra Club initiative that pushes for the United States to commit to 100% renewable energy. The campaign is well underway, recently reaching a milestone: 100 cities and towns across the country have officially committed to transiti...

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Machine learning can boost the value of wind energy MACHINE LEARNING CAN BOOST THE VALUE OF WIND ENERGY

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Feb 26, 2019

Carbon-free technologies like renewable energy help combat climate change, but many of them have not reached their full potential. Consider wind power: over the past decade, wind farms have become an important source of carbon-free electricity as the cost of turbines has plummeted and adoption has s...

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Solar and Wind energy, the perfect match SOLAR AND WIND ENERGY, THE PERFECT MATCH

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Feb 25, 2019

Solar panels are very popular and are becoming cheaper by the day. Not only are they easy to place on roofs or vacant pieces of land, they are one of the least intrusive renewable technologies available on the market at the moment. When placed on top of buildings their placement and size making them...

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Feeding the Latvian Policy Process: Creating recommendations towards a new national renewable energy policy FEEDING THE LATVIAN POLICY PROCESS: CREATING RECOMMENDATIONS TOWARDS A NEW NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY POLICY

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Feb 25, 2019

At the moment less than 2% of the Latvian Energy supply are generated by on-shore wind energy and only around 10% of Latvia's 119 municipalities have some form of wind energy installation. With the exception of a few coastal communities, Latvia can be considered almost entirely as a wind energy scar...

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PACE makes many clean energy projects a reality PACE MAKES MANY CLEAN ENERGY PROJECTS A REALITY

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Feb 25, 2019

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy notes that upfront costs are a major barrier to pursuing energy efficiency projects, while solar PV installations and other renewable energy projects can face similar challenges. This is where an innovative financing mechanism called Property-Asse...

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Future industrial PV technologies: Champion cell announcements versus industrial reality FUTURE INDUSTRIAL PV TECHNOLOGIES: CHAMPION CELL ANNOUNCEMENTS VERSUS INDUSTRIAL REALITY

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Feb 25, 2019

PV is increasingly becoming the cheapest energy source and therefore has become the energy source with the highest yearly capacity additions! Even in 2018, after some scepticism right after SNEC 2018, due to the announcement of the Chinese Government to stop supporting PV as intensively as in 2017, ...

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What is a solar home and do I want one WHAT IS A SOLAR HOME AND DO I WANT ONE

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Feb 25, 2019

Not everyone understands exactly what you mean when you talk about a solar home. The phrase solar home means different things to different people. This article shows the different types of solar homes and the different things people are sometimes talking about when they use this phrase. But first so...

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How B.C. can power the clean future HOW B.C. CAN POWER THE CLEAN FUTURE

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Feb 25, 2019

Three months ago, the British Columbia government released CleanBC, a new economic strategy aimed at getting us back on track to achieving our province’s climate targets. The plan’s stated objective is to shift B.C. from an economy powered by oil and gas to one increasingly powered by clean energy. ...

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Solar Panels For Woolworths’ Adelaide Regional Distribution Centre SOLAR PANELS FOR WOOLWORTHS’ ADELAIDE REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTRE

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Feb 25, 2019

Woolworths’ expansion of its Adelaide Regional Distribution Centre (ARDC) at Gepps Cross will include the installation of a commercial-scale solar power system. Last week, construction work on the $57 million expansion project kicked off. Approximately 140 local jobs will be created over the 14- mon...

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Not All Sunshine For QLD 1,500MW Solar + 500MW Storage Project NOT ALL SUNSHINE FOR QLD 1,500MW SOLAR + 500MW STORAGE PROJECT

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Feb 25, 2019

An “early groundbreaking ceremony” for a huge solar power and battery storage facility in Queensland was accompanied by very little fanfare and probably for good reason. The Sunshine Energy project is to be constructed on a number of parcels of land located between Harlin and Kilcoy in south-east Qu...

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Renewable Energy Trends Of 2019 RENEWABLE ENERGY TRENDS OF 2019

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Feb 24, 2019

There are many exciting developments in the renewable energy trends of 2019! The adoption of renewable energy is proceeding at least as rapidly as was hoped globally. That’s good news for decarbonising the globe, but within that overall picture there’s a great deal more of interest. Read-on to find ...

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Top 5 Outdoor Solar Lights for 2019 TOP 5 OUTDOOR SOLAR LIGHTS FOR 2019

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Feb 22, 2019

Solar power makes everything better, and that’s never so true as in the case of outdoor solar lights. Who wants to run wires under their yard to power dozens of little landscape lights? Nobody we know. Whether your heart’s desire is a yard that shines with a beautiful glow, a garage kept safe by mot...

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Offshore wind: The sleeping giant has been stirred OFFSHORE WIND: THE SLEEPING GIANT HAS BEEN STIRRED

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Feb 22, 2019

Latest global tariffs for offshore wind-generated power highlights the technology is no more the new kid in the power-generation block. Worldwide, there was about 19 gigawatt (GW) installed wind power capacity at the end of 2017, with 4.3 GW added that year itself. European countries, including the ...

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How Siemens Gamesa is using Yammer to propel their workforce forward HOW SIEMENS GAMESA IS USING YAMMER TO PROPEL THEIR WORKFORCE FORWARD

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Feb 22, 2019

Leading the way in the renewable energy sector is Siemens Gamesa, a global giant in the manufacturing, installation and operation of wind turbines, both on and offshore. With a presence in more than 90 countries and over 20,000 employees, Siemens Gamesa has recognised the need to collaborate and com...

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JinkoSolar Ruled The Roost For Solar Panel Shipments In 2018 JINKOSOLAR RULED THE ROOST FOR SOLAR PANEL SHIPMENTS IN 2018

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Feb 22, 2019

China’s JinkoSolar led the pack again in 2018 for solar panel shipments states a new report from data and analytics company GlobalData. Jinko shipped 11.6 GW of modules during the year GlobalData says. So, how many panels is that? Figures weren’t provided, but just as a general idea, if the panels a...

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Sugar River Wind Project Proposed for Green County SUGAR RIVER WIND PROJECT PROPOSED FOR GREEN COUNTY

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Feb 22, 2019

After a prolonged absence from Wisconsin, wind developers are starting to come back to the Badger State with a desire to build projects. EDF Renewables, a nationally prominent renewable energy developer, has applied to construct and operate Green County’s first wind farm near the Illinois border. Ca...

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California On Track With 2020 Renewable Energy Goal CALIFORNIA ON TRACK WITH 2020 RENEWABLE ENERGY GOAL

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Feb 22, 2019

That estimate from the California Energy Commission’s recent Tracking Progress Report on Renewable Energy indicates that the state is on track to surpass the Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) goal to procure 33 percent of electricity from eligible renewable energy facilities by 2020. California’s ...

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Renewable Energy: Everything You Need to Know About Solar Power RENEWABLE ENERGY: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOLAR POWER

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Feb 22, 2019

With the threats of global warming becoming alarmingly abundant, over half of the British public claim they would install solar panels to help tackle climate change if they had greater assistance from the government. Renewable energy has now actually overtaken fossil fuels in the UK, with its capaci...

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6 Benefits of Having Solar Panels 6 BENEFITS OF HAVING SOLAR PANELS

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Feb 21, 2019

More homeowners every year are making the switch to solar energy in order to power their homes. Here are six benefits that are convincing homeowners that solar power is the way to go. Individuals and families who install solar panels on their homes can expect to see several different incentives to h...

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So which solar company in 2018 impressed the most? SO WHICH SOLAR COMPANY IN 2018 IMPRESSED THE MOST?

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Feb 21, 2019

A personal perspective on why a solar company could take on its rivals and thrive in a year full of disruptions to the industry but report record results and revenue growth that is unlikely to be topped by any other PV manufacturer in 2018. We all know about the Top 10 rankings, such as PV Tech’s an...

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Plugging the hole: How can solar fill UK nuclear’s void? PLUGGING THE HOLE: HOW CAN SOLAR FILL UK NUCLEAR’S VOID?

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Feb 21, 2019

The UK has had something of a rocky relationship with new nuclear in the past few years, but developments in January 2019 pushed it firmly into ‘it’s complicated’ territory, and sent the country scrambling for alternatives. Horizon Nuclear Power, the Hitachi division response for the development of ...

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NSW Labor’s Latest Solar Power Pledge – Solar Skills Program NSW LABOR’S LATEST SOLAR POWER PLEDGE – SOLAR SKILLS PROGRAM

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Feb 21, 2019

A Labor Government in New South Wales will invest $11 million to train and accredit the thousands of electricians that will be needed for work generated by the party’s Solar Homes Policy. Earlier this month, NSW Labor leader Michael Daley committed to a rebate of up to $2,200 per instance to support...

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Swiss Company Boasts 29% Efficient Solar Panels SWISS COMPANY BOASTS 29% EFFICIENT SOLAR PANELS

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Feb 21, 2019

The use of tiny “space-grade” solar cells and lenses have enabled Insolight to achieve a claimed 29% efficiency for its high-tech solar panels, which are currently at the commercial pre-production stage. Panel efficiency1 is continually improving, but improvements tend to be incremental. Solar panel...

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EcoMech 1 Green Renewable Emergency Energy Generator ECOMECH 1 GREEN RENEWABLE EMERGENCY ENERGY GENERATOR

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Feb 21, 2019

Be prepared for any outage when you have the EcoMech 1 Green Renewable Emergency Energy Generator. Revolutionary and fuelless, this electric generator can produce emergency power without wind, solar, or combustible fuels. Totally eco-friendly, the EcoMech 1 works on a high-torque speed exchange syst...

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4 Environmental Benefits of Going Solar 4 ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF GOING SOLAR

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Feb 21, 2019

As the world continues to transition to a renewable energy future, reducing our reliance on fossil fuels is the key to a successful transition. Installing solar panels onto your roof is one of the best ways to contribute to a healthier environment. To better understand the positive impacts of going ...

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What’s new in wake-effect research for wind farms WHAT’S NEW IN WAKE-EFFECT RESEARCH FOR WIND FARMS

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Feb 21, 2019

Size matters when optimizing for wind-turbine production. Taller towers with longer blades typically capture greater, stronger winds for power generation. However, turbine size is only one important feature of a successful wind farm. Siting and turbine placement at a wind site is also critical. And ...

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Nature’s Dance with “Renewables and Clean Energy” – Market Research Essay, Futuristic Review NATURE’S DANCE WITH “RENEWABLES AND CLEAN ENERGY” – MARKET RESEARCH ESSAY, FUTURISTIC REVIEW

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Feb 21, 2019

In the world, energy systems are contributing to the speedy transitions that will bring significant changes to the way we live and use of energy for our day-to-day necessities. These energy sources/systems will have wide-ranging implications for business, governments and individuals in the future. Y...

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Plugging the hole: How can solar fill UK nuclear’s void PLUGGING THE HOLE: HOW CAN SOLAR FILL UK NUCLEAR’S VOID

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Feb 21, 2019

The UK has had something of a rocky relationship with new nuclear in the past few years, but developments in January 2019 pushed it firmly into ‘it’s complicated’ territory, and sent the country scrambling for alternatives. Horizon Nuclear Power, the Hitachi division response for the development of ...

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Why Solar Choice provides the highest quality residential leads for installers WHY SOLAR CHOICE PROVIDES THE HIGHEST QUALITY RESIDENTIAL LEADS FOR INSTALLERS

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Feb 21, 2019

2018 was a record year for the amount of solar panels being installed on rooftops in Australia. However for solar installers the growth in the residential market has led to over 5,000 contractors Australia-wide, so increasingly it is important for the installers’ sales team to focus on valuable pros...

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Tasmania Has A New Electricity Retailer TASMANIA HAS A NEW ELECTRICITY RETAILER

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Feb 20, 2019

As of the beginning of this week, a new electricity retailer is operating in Tasmania – and it’s looking to grab the attention of solar power system owners. 1st Energy commenced operations in the Apple Isle on Monday. The company also operates in New South Wales and Queensland.

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Amazon Commits To Cutting Carbon Impact Of Shipping AMAZON COMMITS TO CUTTING CARBON IMPACT OF SHIPPING

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Feb 20, 2019

Online retail behemoth Amazon has set a goal of 50% of all the company’s shipments to be net zero carbon by 2030. Amazon ships a lot of stuff. In his 2018 letter to shareholders, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said the company shipped more than five billion items worldwide in 2017 just through its paid membe...

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WHAT IS IN CLEAN ENERGY MINISTERIAL FOR THE FINNISH COMPANIES WHAT IS IN CLEAN ENERGY MINISTERIAL FOR THE FINNISH COMPANIES

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Feb 20, 2019

I had the pleasure and privilege of participating in the CEM preparatory meeting in Chile just recently. As a newbie, I wanted to wholeheartedly understand what the CEM is about and how we can use this platform in a more effective way to support Finnish companies in their international business. The...

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String Sizing Guide: How Many Solar Panels Can I String Into My Inverter? STRING SIZING GUIDE: HOW MANY SOLAR PANELS CAN I STRING INTO MY INVERTER?

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Feb 19, 2019

Designing a solar electric system is a complex process. We’ve written guides on how to size a grid-tied system, as well as sizing a battery bank for off-grid systems, which give you a pretty good idea of how much solar energy you need to produce to offset your energy consumption. But they don’t div...

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What Will the Green New Deal Look Like for Community Solar? WHAT WILL THE GREEN NEW DEAL LOOK LIKE FOR COMMUNITY SOLAR?

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Feb 19, 2019

Certain facts about the world are just self-evident. Water freezes below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Things fall when they are dropped. Nobody likes doing their taxes. And Congress doesn’t pass climate change legislation. As an American growing up in the first decades of the 21st century, that last state...

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Understanding How Solar Tax Credits Work UNDERSTANDING HOW SOLAR TAX CREDITS WORK

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Feb 19, 2019

The U.S has been grappling with the idea of making renewable energy the primary source of power for homes and industries. Solar energy is by far one of the most popular in the market today. As an incentive to ensure that as many homeowners as possible adopt the use of solar energy, the federal gover...

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Even More Solar Power and Battery Storage for SA’s Robertstown Area EVEN MORE SOLAR POWER AND BATTERY STORAGE FOR SA’S ROBERTSTOWN AREA

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Feb 19, 2019

SA Water has a couple of large-scale PV + energy storage projects in the pipeline (so to speak) for the Robertstown region in South Australia’s Mid-North. Electricity is a major expense for SA Water, costing approximately $55 million in 2016/17. In December 2017, SA Water announced a goal of $0 ne...

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