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SolarCity Lays Claim to ‘World’s Most Efficient Rooftop Solar Panel’

Jennifer Delony October 5, 2015

SolarCity in an Oct. 2 announcement said that it will begin production this month on what the company claims is the “world’s most efficient” rooftop solar panel at 22 percent.


Nordex Buys Acciona Wind Unit for $880 Million to Expand Abroad

Brian Parkin and Lydia Mulvany, Bloomberg October 5, 2015 Germany’s biggest wind-turbine maker agreed to purchase its counterpart in Spain in a transaction that will create the fifth-largest manufacturer of the worldwide amid a shift toward rene...

Terpenes Emerge as Energy-Dense Players in Biofuel Market

Bruce Dorminey October 5, 2015 Terpenes rarely make the nightly news, but these organic hydrocarbon byproducts of eucalyptus, pine, bacteria and even some species of butterflies and termites are emerging as energy-dens...

Global Forecast: Solar Installation Capacity To Top 57 GW in 2015

Renewable Energy World Editors October 2, 2015

Solar installations globally could grow by between 25 percent and 30 percent in 2015 compared to last year, according to Mercom Capital Group.

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APS Requesting Proposals for New Large-scale Solar Power Plant

PennEnergy Editors October 2, 2015 Arizona Public Service (APS) on Oct. 1 announced it is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) to test the market for new large-scale solar installations in Arizona that could be developed ...

Biomass Energy Potential Far from Being Fully Exploited in China

Liu Yuanyuan October 2, 2015 Relative to other renewable energy power sectors, such as wind and solar power that have experienced explosive growth over the past several years, biomass power has played a minor role in...
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India Pledges Clean Energy Push in UN Climate Submission

Alex Nussbaum and Anindya Upadhyay, Bloomberg October 2, 2015 India, the world’s third-biggest polluter, pledged to slow the rise of greenhouse gases produced by its growing economy and to rapidly build up clean energy sources, becoming the las...

Geothermal Fulfilling 1.1 Percent of 2020 Clean Power Goal for Los Angeles

Jennifer Delony October 1, 2015 Power produced by the recently expanded Don A. Campbell geothermal plant in Mineral County, Nev., now represents 1.1 percent of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP) 33 ...
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Drones to Play Greater Role in Wind Turbine Inspections

Power Engineering Editors October 1, 2015

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles will play a greater role in wind turbine inspections according to a report recently published by Navigant Research.


Chinese Solar Component Manufacturer Facing Bond Default

Katrina Nicholas, Andrew Monahan and Chris Bourke, Bloomberg October 1, 2015 A Chinese maker of solar components is threatening to become the nation’s next company to default on bonds, highlighting industry challenges as President Xi Jinping pushes to cut global-w...


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