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Benefits of Distributed Generation

Benefits of Distributed Generation

Last week's power outage in eastern North America focused attention on an archaic system of power distribution, highlighting present-day needs for more reliable local power sources.
The PV Industry: From R&D to Full-Scale Manufacturing

The PV Industry: From R&D to Full-Scale Manufacturing

This week's RE Insider is Tom Zarrella, vice president and COO of RWE-Schott Solar, formerly ASE Americas. In his column "The PV Industry: From R&D to Full-Scale Manufacturing" Zarrella discusses the evolution of the PV industry from a research and development-heavy industry to present day, high-tech and large-scale manufacturing operations.
DOE Awards Grant for Hydrogen Storage and Delivery

DOE Awards Grant for Hydrogen Storage and Delivery

[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] FST Energy, a hydrogen storage, transport, and distribution company, received a multi-year grant by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop methods that safely store and release hydrogen for commercial use. The study will evaluate methods that store hydrogen in a solid state using advanced metal hydride chemistry at ambient temperature and pressure levels. The research will also evaluate […]
Obama Champions Fracking?

Obama Champions Fracking?

Interesting piece on Technorati with a different take on the impact of shale drilling and the impact on wind energy.   President Obama dedicated a substantial portion of his State of the Union address to the topic of energy, particularly renewable energy.  Interestingly, he went to great lengths to point out the role of government investment in the technologies that lead […]
Rolls-Royce merger to diversify battery storage options

Rolls-Royce merger to diversify battery storage options

Rolls-Royce will hold a 73.1 percent majority stake in Berlin-based electricity storage specialist Qinous GmbH from 15 January 2020. The Group is acquiring the shareholdings of all other current financial investors, including that of investment holdings company IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH. The company is involved in battery storage systems and associated control systems, and has already implemented storage solutions around the […]
Shuffles at REC, Conergy underscore tight markets, Asian growth

Shuffles at REC, Conergy underscore tight markets, Asian growth

Two separate announcements from major European solar PV companies underscore the continued tough environment for suppliers, and where they think they need to focus to get back on the growth track.
Finding Inspiration in Nature for the Revolution We Need

Finding Inspiration in Nature for the Revolution We Need

It is no wonder that a modern wind turbine looks so beautiful. As its design has evolved over the past century, it has been gradually streamlined to take best advantage of the natural power that the Earth provides.
Offshore Wind Taking Cleveland Back to the Future

Offshore Wind Taking Cleveland Back to the Future

Once upon a time, Cleveland was the 5th largest city in the U.S. and ranked 1st in transportation equipment; 2nd in machinery; 3rd in iron-and-steel making; 4th in metal products; and 5th in electrical machinery. Not surprisingly, an entrepreneur named John D. Rockefeller made his fortune here and became the richest man in history. 
Dam Safety & Security

Dam Safety & Security

Work progressing on Bluestone Dam stability project
Wind Has Potential in New Zealand if There is Support

Wind Has Potential in New Zealand if There is Support

Wind energy in New Zealand could generate almost one-quarter of the country's total electricity within 15 years, according to a government review.