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Renewable Energy Gains Greater Opportunity in US Clean Power Plan

After a year of being pummeled by opponents, Obama’s final carbon reduction plan emerged this week with an even stronger push for renewable energy. Wind and solar energy are centerpieces of the Clean Power Plan, the United States’ first ever rule to reduce carbon dioxide from power plants. The rule not only makes re...

The Future of Renewable Power in Mexico

The abundance of diverse renewable energy resources, growing demand for power, macroeconomic stability, and historically high electricity prices continue to position Mexico as one of the most attractive destinations for investments in renewable power generation.  Despite enjoying some of the highest wind and in...

World Moves Toward 100 Percent Renewable Energy – First Electricity, Then Heating/Cooling, and Finally Transportation

The exclusive use of energy from renewable resources in at least one sector has now become a feasible goal for 8 countries. Diane Moss, Founding Director of Renewables 100 Policy Institute, discussed this remarkable development at one of the conference sessions at Intersolar North America 2015. Denmark, Scotland, an...

PACE Finance Opening Doors for C&I Solar In California

With its excellent renewable policy, California leads the nation in solar. Over the years both the Renewable Portfolio Standard and the California Solar Initiative drove utility scale and residential solar deployment. But without the same drivers pushing commercial and industrial buildings to go solar, California’s ...

Listen Up: Vampires Sucking Power from your House

Here’s a nightmare for you: at night, when you’re asleep and you think things are quiet, there are vampires sucking power out of your house and increasing your electric bill. The fact of the matter is that every plugged in electrical device in your home uses a small amount of standby power -- even if you think these...
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Deadline for GRC Geothermal Photo Contest is Next Week

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) reminds entrants to submit their photos for this...

SMA Aligns North American Sales under New Leadership

SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) has tapped Marko Wittich, the company’s current executive...

Standard Solar Updates its Commitment to Innovation in Solar Photovoltaics

Standard Solar, a leading solar energy company specializing in the development and fina...

Canadian Solar Supplies Commercial Three-Phase Inverters to Agricultural...

Canadian Solar supplies 1.25 MW AC of 28 kW three-phase inverters to Renewable Solar En...

CLIMATE EXPERT MIXES HOPE WITH FEAR IN ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHALLENGES

Jacob Scherr is the Senior Advisor of Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) Intern...

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Renewable Energy Gains Greater Opportunity in US Clean Power Plan

After a year of being pummeled by opponents, Obama’s final carbon reduction plan emerge...

The Future of Renewable Power in Mexico

The abundance of diverse renewable energy resources, growing demand for power, macroeco...

Making a Match: How Solar Companies and Banks Hook Up

The announcements are fairly frequent: SunPower Partners with Admirals Bank for $200 Mi...

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Solar Fluff: Investigating “PV and ME”

William Hirshman, Contributor August 4, 2015 Since its inception, the PV and ME blog — with its mandate to explore “The Soul of Solar” — has been vilified by some of the most respected solar professionals for its lack of useful content. The critics have been scathing...

GE's Energy Storage Restart

Debra Fiakas August 4, 2015 A few years ago General Electric (GE:  NYSE) built out a manufacturing facility in Schenectady, New York for its sodium-ion batteries.  CEO Jeff Immelt declared the company a contender in the energy storage indus...

India’s Largest Solar Power Auction Reflects Further Drop in Solar Energy Costs

Anindya Upadhyay, Bloomberg August 4, 2015 India’s biggest auction for solar energy yet brought a further reduction in prices, with companies such as SkyPower Ltd. of Canada and SunEdison Inc. of the U.S. competing with local firms. Acme Cleantech Solutions Ltd. an...

Renewable Energy Gains Greater Opportunity in US Clean Power Plan

Elisa Wood August 4, 2015 After a year of being pummeled by opponents, Obama’s final carbon reduction plan emerged this week with an even stronger push for renewable energy. Wind and solar energy are centerpieces of the Clean Power Plan, the United...
6 Things Every American Should Know About the Clean Power Plan

6 Things Every American Should Know About the Clean Power Plan

August 3, 2015 President Obama unveiled the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean Power Plan—a historic step to cut the carbon pollution driving climate change. Here are six key things every American should know.

WavePOD MHK Prototype Receives US$3.1 Million in New Funding

Gregory B. Poindexter August 3, 2015 According to a press release from Aquamarine Power, the marine hydrokinetic (MHK) Wave Power Offtake Device (WavePOD) 10th-scale prototype, a project run jointly by Aquamarine Power, Bosch Rexroth and Carnegie Wave Energy,...

Can an Old Utility Learn New Tricks?

John Farrell American electric utilities are creations of the 20th century, depending heavily on their protected monopolies to deliver economical electricity. But the growth in energy efficiency, cost-effective distributed energy like s...

State Advisory Council Increases Confidence in Small Wind Turbines

Val Stori The year 2011 was a bad one for manufacturers of small wind turbines. Incidents across the United States raised questions about the quality of these systems. For example, at one site in New Jersey, a 10-kilowatt Xzeres turb...

Is the White House’s Solar Commitment on Target?

Kat Friedrich When the White House announced a multipronged solar commitment that benefits low-to-moderate-income communities, the decision did not take place in a vacuum. Although most news coverage has simply focused on the federal sta...

RESOURCES

Spotlight on Energy and Utilities: Featuring Research from Gartner

Read this issue of Spotlight on Energy & Utilities from IBM featuring research from...

The future of energy and utilities: An IBM point of view

Read this white paper for insight into the trends and factors driving the future of ene...

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...

PRODUCTS

Power Generation, CHP, Biogas, Biomass

Experts at Turning Waste to EnergyWhether it's using food waste and sludge in an anaero...

Structural Steel Fabrication

For over 15 years, SMF has provided structural steel for complex projects ranging from ...

Hydroelectric Facilities & Renewable Energy

Leading the way in Hydroelectric Power and Renewable EnergyNow Providing about 16% of U...

AWEA Membership

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REPORTS

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

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 Global Wi...

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 your ...

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

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