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Testing Heats Up at Sandia's Solar Tower

Rebecca Brock, Sandia National Lab Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to lower the cost of solar energy systems and improve efficiencies in a big way, thanks to a system of small particles. This month, engineers lifted Sandia’s continuously recirculating fallin...

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geoAMPS helps maintain renewables' global momentum

More than one quarter of world's electricity provided through renewables

Intersolar North America Expands Downstream Workshops, Technical Trainings

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Valuation of Solar+Storage in Hawaii: Methodology

Seeking to help states better address the value proposition of solar+storage systems, t...

Sharing geoAMPS solution with industry leaders at S.E.E.

geoAMPS returning to popular event to meet with industry representatives

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Testing Heats Up at Sandia's Solar Tower

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to lower the cost of solar ener...

‘Snail’s Pace’ in Climate Talks, Weak Pledges Frustrate UN Chief

The secretary general of the United Nations is frustrated with the pace of negotiations...

Reality Check: Maybe Energy Storage Isn't Ready for Prime Time

Highlighting the growth of the energy storage market at the at the 2015 Energy Storage ...

Quantifying Returns: Does Energy Storage Coupled with PV Offer Big Savings?

Still in their infancy, battery-based intelligent storage systems haven't built up the ...

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German Wind-to-Hydrogen Plant Takes Car-Fuel Battle to Tesla

Alex Webb, Bloomberg July 6, 2015

After decades of research, Linde AG says the elements needed to make hydrogen-fuelled cars a viable challenger to Tesla Inc’s battery-driven vehicles are finally falling into place.

Coal plant

Germany Gives Dirtiest Coal Plants Six Years for Phase Out

Stefan Nicola and Tino Andresen, Bloomberg July 2, 2015 German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said 13 percent of power stations burning lignite, a cheap form of coal, would be phased out by 2021 under a program to cut power industry pollution. The government abandoned talks on...

The Rapid Rise of Residential Energy Storage

Markus Elsässer, Solar Promotion International (Intersolar) July 2, 2015 Energy storage is heralded as the critical technology that will make widespread adoption of renewable energy possible. Storage bottles sunlight, addressing a key drawback to solar energy — that it can’t provide electricity...

France Continues Exploring Energy Storage

Andrew Burger, Contributor July 1, 2015 French electric utility EDF (Electricité de France) is evaluating use of an advanced Li-ion battery storage system for grid frequency regulation at its Concept Grid Lab. Located south of Paris at EDF’s R&D site in Les ...

Clean Energy Companies Beat the Stock Market

Matthew Winkler, Bloomberg View July 1, 2015 Stocks of clean-energy companies are proving to be better investments than those of companies that produce most of the Western Hemisphere's power, and are outperforming the rest of the stock market as well. The evidence is...

Testing Heats Up at Sandia's Solar Tower

Rebecca Brock, Sandia National Lab July 1, 2015 Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are working to lower the cost of solar energy systems and improve efficiencies in a big way, thanks to a system of small particles. This month, engineers lifted Sandia’s continuo...

What Is the Value of Solar Energy + Storage?

Andrew Burger, Contributor June 29, 2015 What's the true, overall value of combined “behind the meter” energy storage plus solar PV deployment to U.S. power utilities and their customers? That's the big question facing stakeholders in Hawaii and other U.S. states...

‘Snail’s Pace’ in Climate Talks, Weak Pledges Frustrate UN Chief

Alex Nussbaum, Bloomberg June 29, 2015 The secretary general of the United Nations is frustrated with the pace of negotiations for what’s intended to be a crucial agreement limiting global warming. Climate change pledges submitted so far from the world’s leadin...

Battery Second Use Offsets Electric Vehicle Expenses, Improves Grid Stability

Anya Breitenbach, NREL June 25, 2015 Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) have the potential to dramatically drive down consumption of carbon-based fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but the relatively high price of these vehicles — due in large part to t...
Electric vehicles

Innovating Today for the Homes of Tomorrow

David Glickson, NREL June 22, 2015 Shaping our energy future into one that is efficient, reliable, affordable, and sustainable is a significant undertaking. Much of this effort is focused around the energy industry, utilities, and power grids—which can seem...
Vatican City

Where Coal Was King, Pope's Climate Warning Faces a Tricky Sell

Alex Nussbaum and Tim Loh, Bloomberg June 18, 2015

In West Virginia, where workers have harvested coal seams for centuries, Pope Francis’ new warning about the risks of fossil fuels will find skepticism even among the faithful.

Clean planet

Renewable Energy Responsible for First Ever Carbon Emissions Stabilization

Vince Font, Contributing Editor June 17, 2015 Carbon emissions in 2014 remained at the previous year’s levels of 32.3 billion metric tons — a milestone that points to the impact worldwide renewable energy investment is having in the face of a 1.5 percent annual increa...

RESOURCES

Making the Right Call – How the Wireless World can Cut Costs with Smart ...

For wireless carriers, controlling energy and operating costs has always been a signifi...

Electrical Energy Storage to Make Wind and Solar PV Resources Disptatchable

The transitioning to a lower carbon emissions path in most regions of the world has dri...

Free Lecture: Finance 101 For Renewable Energy Professionals

Take this free course to gain a basic and deeper understanding of how to evaluate and c...

Free Lecture: What Business Are Elective Utilities In? Opportunities fro...

The traditional mission of an electric utility – providing affordable, reliable, resili...

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SUNRNR Portable Renewable Energy Solar Generator System

A SUNRNR "Sun Runner" energy system combines a main SUNRNR unit for energy storage and ...

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Renewables - Distance Learning D...

The Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin and the Renewables Academy (RENAC) join...

HRW - Hydro Review Worldwide

HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazine covers all aspects of hydropower, including operati...

Hydro Glossary

If you have employees new to hydro, or if you're looking for a handy reference to hydro...

REPORTS

2014 Annual and Q4 Smart Grid, Battery/Storage and Efficiency Fundi...

Mercom Capital Group’s Annual and Q4 Smart Grid, Battery/Storage and Efficiency Funding...

Wind Q1 2014 Funding and M&A Report

Mercom Capital Group’s Wind Funding and M&A Reports are comprehensive hig...

Wind Q2 2014 Funding and M&A Report

Mercom Capital Group’s Wind Funding and M&A Reports are comprehensive hig...

WEBCASTS

Doing Business in South Africa – in partnership with GWEC, the Glob...

Wind Energy in South Africa has been expanding dramatically, growing from 10 MW install...

Solar + Storage: Capturing Opportunities and Overcoming Challenges

The convergence of solar and energy storage applications is under way. The combined app...

Storage Enters the Global Stage: What’s the value proposition for ...

For electricity storage, the events of the last two years have shown that the skepticis...

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