An effective and low-cost solution for storing solar energy – EurekAlert (press release)

EurekAlert (press release)An effective and low-cost solution for storing solar energyEurekAlert (press release)How can we store solar energy for period when the sun doesn’t shine? One solution is to convert it into hydrogen through water electrolysis. The idea is to use the electrical current produced by a solar panel to ‘split’ water molecules into hydrogen …

Juneau Hydropower secures permit for Sweetheart Lake – Juneau Empire (subscription)

Juneau Empire (subscription)Juneau Hydropower secures permit for Sweetheart LakeJuneau Empire (subscription)At its Tuesday night meeting, the Juneau Planning Commission unanimously approved a conditional use permit green lighting Juneau Hydropower’s Sweetheart Lake Hydroelectric Project. This city permit is a crucial piece of the permitting puzzle that the …

Mexico’s largest solar energy project aims at sustainability – CCTV-America

CCTV-AmericaMexico’s largest solar energy project aims at sustainabilityCCTV-AmericaMexico has set an ambitious goal of switching to clean energy by 2024. Sources like wind and solar are expected to make up more than one-third of the country’s electricity. And foreign companies are playing a role to help meet that goal. From Durango …and more »

Hitachi taking offshore wind power overseas – Nikkei Asian Review

Nikkei Asian ReviewHitachi taking offshore wind power overseasNikkei Asian ReviewSince open fields are scarce in Taiwan, wind generators have been built offshore. Germany’s Siemens has already secured orders for such offshore wind farms. Hitachi anticipates strong demand for its own generators since Taiwan, like Japan, experiences …and more »

Westport Lauded for Efforts in Solar Energy Initiative – Patch.com

Patch.comWestport Lauded for Efforts in Solar Energy InitiativePatch.comThe town shared in a financial prize awarded by the United States Department of Energy. By Alfred Branch (Patch Staff) – August 24, 2016 4:19 pm ET. Westport Lauded for Efforts in Solar Energy Initiative. WESTPORT, CT – The Town of Westport, and its …House Examines DOE Solar Funding for Anti-Lobbying ViolationsBloomberg BNAall 3 news articles »

7 Charts That Show Wind Power is Surging in the US and Abroad – Greentech Media

Greentech Media7 Charts That Show Wind Power is Surging in the US and AbroadGreentech MediaAccording to the annual Wind Technologies Market Report by the U.S. Department of Energy and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), wind power additions surged 12 percent in 2015 with 8,598 megawatts of new capacity, bringing total U.S. …Man-made “wind trees” will finally make it possible to power homes using turbinesQuartzDOE reports show NM 7th in new wind powerAlbuquerque JournalHow’s US Distributed Wind Power Doing?North American WindpowerWindpower Engineering (press release) -Today’s Energy Solutions -Chicago Tribuneall 15 news articles »

Tracking the Exciting World of Solar Energy Research – Energy Manager Today

CurbedTracking the Exciting World of Solar Energy ResearchEnergy Manager TodayTwo of the major obstacles in generating solar energy is that the spectrum of light that can be converted to electricity is narrow and that solar cells are inefficient. This concept seems to bypass those challenges by not actually converting the light …Solar Is Burning: Time to Buy?Financial Advisor Magazine (registration)The future of residential solar power is bright, but a little bumpyCurbedIs BC’s Tunnel Vision Forcing out Solar Power?DeSmog Canadaall 8 news articles »

SgurrEnergy Grabs 12-Year Contract For German Offshore Wind Farm – North American Windpower

North American WindpowerSgurrEnergy Grabs 12-Year Contract For German Offshore Wind FarmNorth American WindpowerThe project will comprise 66 GE Haliade 6 MW turbines – the first commercial deployment of this technology in Europe and the largest in the world, according to SgurrEnergy. SgurrEnergy says it has been involved in financing a number of German offshore …Want to be part of the US offshore wind supply chain?Windpower Engineering (press release)all 1 news articles »

Energy Department Announces Dates and New Contests for Solar Decathlon 2017 in Denver, Colorado – Energy.gov (blog)

Energy.gov (blog)Energy Department Announces Dates and New Contests for Solar Decathlon 2017 in Denver, ColoradoEnergy.gov (blog)“This opportunity not only further elevates the Denver metro area’s leadership in energy efficiency, but also allows us to spotlight our burgeoning solar energy industry.” The 2017 competition has been enhanced with challenging new contests to motivate …and more »

New Study: Solar, Energy Efficiency Can Help the Texas National Guard Save Money and Water – Environmental Defense Fund (blog)

Environmental Defense Fund (blog)New Study: Solar, Energy Efficiency Can Help the Texas National Guard Save Money and WaterEnvironmental Defense Fund (blog)HeroBannerMain24 cropped This year has seen historic flooding across the South. In addition to the devastating rains that recently hit Louisiana, severe floods pummeled Texas earlier this year. In both cases, the states’ National Guards were first …and more »

Scottish energy production boosted by £200m hydro scheme – edie.net

edie.netScottish energy production boosted by £200m hydro schemeedie.netInstallation plans for a 300MW pumped-storage hydroelectricity (PSH) scheme in Scotland were announced today (24 August), in the same week that the Scottish Energy Minister claimed that the sector was “at a crossroads” and required substantial UK …and more »

Sarah Lozanova August 24, 2016 No Comments – Earth911.com

Earth911.comSarah Lozanova August 24, 2016 No CommentsEarth911.comBanks were still a little shy about investing in this new technology and solar financing programs were relatively rare. Solar energy was more expensive than electricity from the power gr…

EDF EN sells further stake in Canada site – Windpower Monthly (subscription)

Windpower Monthly (subscription)EDF EN sells further stake in Canada siteWindpower Monthly (subscription)… which comprises 175 Senvion 2MW turbines and was completed in 2015. The 15% was acquired by three groups with equal shares. Firstly, the regional county municipalities of Charlevoix and Fjord-du Saguenay – the location of the wind project – have …EDF EN Canada Sells A 15% Interest In 350 MW Wind Energy AssetNorth American WindpowerEDF EN Canada sells undivided interests of the Rivière-du-Moulin Wind projectWindpower Engineering (press release)all 7 news articles »

Republic opens new CNG station in Long Beach – PetrolPlaza

PetrolPlazaRepublic opens new CNG station in Long BeachPetrolPlazaAccording to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), each new CNG collection truck deployed is equivalent to planting over 600 mature trees each year. Based on EPA calculations, the carbon emissions reduction benefits from Republic’s …

Engineer says Alpart could be operated solely on renewable energy – Jamaica Gleaner

Engineer says Alpart could be operated solely on renewable energyJamaica GleanerIn recognition of the problem of storage capacity associated with renewables, Chin explained that a large pumped hydroelectric storage power plant could be used to power the alumina plant in the first instance. “It could be done using a large renewable …and more »