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Global Geothermal Alliance Concept One Step Further

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) convened roughly 60 stakeholders in June in Nairobi to finalize the concept of the Global Geothermal Alliance (GGA) and exchange views on the best way forward. GEA's Executive Director Karl Gawell participated as a U.S. NGO representative with support from Power Afri...

Testing Heats Up at Sandia's Solar Tower

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 falling particle receiver to the top of the tower at theNational Solar Therm...

Behavioral Economics and the Solar PV Industry

Behavioral economic theory holds that human interactions are complex and that economic motivations include nuance beyond that of maximizing utility. This is certainly true of the global solar industry as throughout its history it has interacted within a context of here-one-day-gone-the-next incentives and subsidies,...

Listen Up: The Solar Maintenance Myth

Why are rooftop solar systems so reliable? First, because the solar panels themselves have zero moving parts, use tempered glass and anodized aluminum (better than most windows and skylights), and are covered by a 25 year manufacturer’s warranty. Second, because top quality microinverters carry a 25 year warranty an...
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A 9-Minute Guide To Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Climate Change

Pope Francis issued Laudato si’ (Praise Be to YouOn the care for our common home, his second encyclical, concerning Catholic doctrine with respect to climate change, consumerism, and development.

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Wave Energy Week Will Mix Marine Energy Developers with Traditional Hydropower

Gregory Poindexter, HydroWorld.com July 2, 2015

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, Democrat, has proclaimed “July 13-17, 2015 to be Oregon Wave Week in Oregon and encourages all Oregonians to join in this observance.”

 

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California Power Bill Overhaul Threatens Home Solar Growth

Mark Chediak, Bloomberg July 2, 2015

California is poised to overhaul the way consumers pay for power in a move that could slow the growth of solar in the state.

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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...

Global Geothermal Alliance Concept One Step Further


Leslie Blodgett, Geothermal Energy Association July 1, 2015 The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) convened roughly 60 stakeholders in June in Nairobi to finalize the concept of the Global Geothermal Alliance (GGA) and exchange views on the best way forward. GEA's Execut...

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...

Solar Overcapacity Remains in China as Yingli Turns to Crowdfunding Projects

Doug Young Two solar energy stories are showing how overcapacity continues to haunt the sector two years after it began to emerge from a major downturn. The first involves a desperate-looking fund-raising plan from the struggling Ying...

Is Solar+Storage Worth it in Hawaii? Yes, and in California and Pennsylvania and Virginia…

Seth Mullendore 07/01/2015 The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) recently enlisted Clean Power Research (CPR) to create a methodology for valuing customer-sited behind-the-meter solar+storage systems in the state of Hawaii. The report detail...

Solar Net Metering a Subsidy to Utilities?

John Farrell When Robert Nohavec of Park City, Utah; Jabbar Graham from Cherry Hill, New Jersey; and Don Born, of Waldoboro, Maine installed solar on their homes, they had something unexpected in common. They were all giving back ...

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Electrical Energy Storage to Make Wind and Solar PV Resources Disptatchable

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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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