Duke Energy wants to drop solar rates – Charlotte Observer

Charlotte ObserverDuke Energy wants to drop solar ratesCharlotte ObserverThe state’s 2007 renewable-energy mandate created a market for solar energy. A 35 percent tax credit that expires at the end of this year, unless legislators renew it, drew investors. So many new projects have been proposed – more than 700, utilities …

The use of CNG – The Express Tribune

The Express TribuneThe use of CNGThe Express TribuneUNIVERSITY OF KARACHI: Pakistan has a large number of CNG stations and has among the world’s highest population of vehicles that run on CNG. However, these days the CNG sector is going through a major crisis. In the beginning, the government used …

SunEdison’s Move Into Energy Storage: Buying A Startup – Forbes

PR Newswire (press release)SunEdison’s Move Into Energy Storage: Buying A StartupForbesSunEdison has bought a energy storage developer to expand its reach into an emerging market that will rely partly on the increase of wind and solar energy generation to grow. SunEdison closed the deal to buy Solar Grid Storage in January, paying an …Exclusive: SunEdison purchases US energy storage firm in fast-growing marketReutersSunEdison Becomes First Renewable Energy Company To Offer Solar, Wind …PR Newswire (press release)SunEdison Offers New Solar Energy Saver Plan To UK HomeownersIT Business NetSt. Louis Business Journal -Business Greenall 45 news articles »

Market report examines wind turbine blades, global trends, and forecasts to 2019 – Windpower Engineering (press release)

Windpower Engineering (press release)Market report examines wind turbine blades, global trends, and forecasts to 2019Windpower Engineering (press release)The wind turbine rotor blade market to reach a value of $16.982 billion and it is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.2% from 2014 to 2019. In 2014, the market was dominated by Asia-Pacific, which had more than 54% of the total installed blades in the world.Slow Turning: What’s Stopping Individual Blade Pitch Control From Wider …North American Windpowerall 2 news articles »

How artificial lagoons can be used to harvest energy from the tides – The Conversation UK

The Conversation UKHow artificial lagoons can be used to harvest energy from the tidesThe Conversation UKThe search for alternative energy sources in the age of climate change has overlooked tidal energy: a vast and unexploited worldwide resource. For three decades now, tidal lagoon schemes have been recommended as an economically and environmentally …The world’s first energy-generating tidal lagoonSurferTodayBridgwater Bay backed for tidal lagoon projectBurnham and Highbridge Weekly NewsTidal Lagoon Power Set To Power WalesCleanTechnicaBlue & Green Tomorrow -Rhyl Journalall 17 news articles »

Finland: Wind farm aims to limit harm to birds – Alaska Dispatch News

Finland: Wind farm aims to limit harm to birdsAlaska Dispatch NewsA wind farm being built off Finland’s west coast will feature a new system designed to limit the danger — potentially setting a new standard for future wind power facilities in the country. The 11-turbine maritime wind farm to open next summer on …Wind turbines off Finland’s coast to stop when birds approachSeeNews Renewablesall 2 news articles »

The (Not-So) Great Garbage Patches – Biomass Magazine (blog)

The (Not-So) Great Garbage PatchesBiomass Magazine (blog)Last week, I conducted the May Biomass Magazine content meeting, which was focused on the theme “Waste to Energy: Projects, Resources and Technologies.” Although waste to energy can be thought of as a very broad bucket—I mean, in general, the …and more »

European Review: Škoda Octavia G-TEC Natural Gas – The Truth About Cars

The Truth About CarsEuropean Review: Škoda Octavia G-TEC Natural GasThe Truth About CarsThe CNG brings great advantage in running costs – in the EU, it costs about half as much compared to gasoline, mile-for-mile. And at first, there are no significant differences between the ordinary gasoline-powered car and this one. There are sublte …

SunEdison Buys Solar Grid Storage for Battery-Backed PV and Wind Power – Greentech Media

Greentech MediaSunEdison Buys Solar Grid Storage for Battery-Backed PV and Wind PowerGreentech MediaBut under its new ownership, Solar Grid Storage will look to provide a much broader variety of storage-based services in support of solar and wind power, CEO Tom Leyden told us in an interview. “What SunEdison is looking for with their investment in us …SunEdison Buys Energy Storage Firm, Complementary To Renewable …North American WindpowerEXCLUSIVE-SunEdison purchases US energy storage firm in fast-growing marketReuters UKSunEdison Becomes First Renewable Energy Company To Offer Solar, Wind …PR Newswire (press release)all 50 news articles »

Amid solar boom, growth still seen for wind in Minnesota – Midwest Energy News

Midwest Energy NewsAmid solar boom, growth still seen for wind in MinnesotaMidwest Energy NewsMeanwhile, Minnesota has dropped three places since 2011 in the America Wind Energy Association rankings as Oklahoma, Oregon and Washington have surged up the rankings and as the state has focused on solar energy production. Which begs the …Environmental group notes Iowa’s strength in wind, solar powerBusiness Recordall 5 news articles »

Sunny days: The world’s biggest solar energy projects – Computerworld

ComputerworldSunny days: The world’s biggest solar energy projectsComputerworldMore than a dozen solar energy projects — each of which will generate more than 100 megawatts of energy — are either being built or have been completed. cw largest solar. See larger image. Countries are competing to build the largest solar power plants.

K Poly Holds Workshop On Biomass – Ghanaian Chronicle

K Poly Holds Workshop On BiomassGhanaian ChronicleKumasi — A DAY’S workshop on the need to adopt biomass as an alternative energy source in the face of the insurmountable energy crisis has been held at the Kumasi Polytechnic. The workshop, which was under the auspices of the Centre for Renewable …and more »

Fossil Fuels’ Excess Methane Solution: CNG-In-A-Box – CleanTechnica

CleanTechnicaFossil Fuels’ Excess Methane Solution: CNG-In-A-BoxCleanTechnicaOil and natural gas fields are notorious for leaking or flaring off excess methane, thus creating a staggering amount of lost clean-burning fuel, while significantly contributing to global climate change. This is no small matter. General Electric (GE …and more »

Vestas issues €500 million bond – Windpower Monthly (subscription)

Windpower Monthly (subscription)Vestas issues €500 million bondWindpower Monthly (subscription)According to Vestas CFO Marika Fredriksson, this is the first time a “green bond” had been issued by a dedicated wind company. A Vestas statement said: “The net proceeds of the issue will be applied by the Vestas Group for general financing and general …Denmark’s Vestas places EUR-500m green bondSeeNews Renewablesall 5 news articles »

VIDEO: HELCO Geothermal RFP – Protests & Politicking – Big Island Video News

VIDEO: HELCO Geothermal RFP – Protests & PolitickingBig Island Video NewsThey were eyeing a 400-acre parcel of Kealoha Estate land in Pohoiki, not too far from existing power plant. Discussion on geothermal development became a hot topic, and pressure mounted for HELCO to expand its portfolio. State lawmakers passed laws …and more »

QLD council plugs into geothermal power generation – Government News

Government NewsQLD council plugs into geothermal power generationGovernment NewsThe council on Thursday announced it had stuck a deal with LGIS, the state’s Local Government Infrastructure Services body, to draw heat to generate electricity from the Great Artesian Basin via a geothermal energy plant which it says could save it $15 …Outback Queensland council considers plan to build geothermal energy plantABC OnlineWinton’s new power sourceQueensland Country LifeWinton project heating upThe North West Starall 4 news articles »

Wind turbines take to the skies to seek out more power – BBC News

BBC NewsWind turbines take to the skies to seek out more powerBBC NewsThe resulting Invelox system captures wind at speeds as low as 2kph, funnels it to increase speed before passing it through a small turbine. Not only is the design able to capture winds at low speed, thereby “making wind power viable in most of the …and more »

House Passes Bill Promoting Wind Energy Expansion – YourErie

House Passes Bill Promoting Wind Energy ExpansionYourErie”It’s good for all of us here in the state of Pennsylvania being a renewable energy source that will never deplete, being [that it's] green energy,” said Timothy Burch, a wind energy supporter in North East Township, the site of proposed wind turbine …

Renewables MMI®: Japan’s Solar Energy Expansion is in Doubt – MetalMiner

Renewables MMI®: Japan’s Solar Energy Expansion is in DoubtMetalMinerSolar use in Japan has exploded over the last two years due to an ambitious national effort to promote renewable energy. But the technology’s future role is now in doubt. FREE Download: The Monthly MMI® Report – covering the Renewable Energy metals …and more »