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March 6th
Virtually overnight we are starting to see energy-saving LED lighting almost everywhere. Not only was last month's Super Bowl played under LED lights, the new flat panel TVs for watching the game were illuminated by LED backlights, and the lights on the ...
March 6th
Researchers at the University of Houston have created a new thermoelectric material, intended to generate electric power from waste heat — from a vehicle tailpipe, for example, or an industrial smokestack — with greater efficiency and higher output power...
March 6th
Many businesses can now perform the traditional functions of an electric utility — provide affordable, reliable, resilient power to homes and businesses. The barriers to entry in the business have fallen. For instance, a home with rooftop solar panels, b...
March 6th
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)'s latest "Electric Power Monthly" report, with data through the end of 2014, net electrical generation from non-hydro renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, solar, wind) increase...
March 5th
The renewable energy market has been slowly strengthening ties with energy storage, and it now seems to be tying a secure knot. Wind and solar developer SunEdison announced today that it bought the energy storage team, projects and 100-MW pipeline of Pen...
March 5th
Global utility-scale PV added 14.2 GW in 2014 doubling 2013 totals and bringing total global generating capacity to 35.9 GW in 2014, according to figured released by Wiki-Solar. The 2014 additions equate to the entire installed capacity at the end of 201...
March 5th
New entrants to Japan’s solar power market are being told they may be unable to sell all the power to Japan’s utilities that their projects can produce.
March 5th
In recent months, a veritable open patent war has erupted between Tesla Motors and Toyota. Both companies have been widely cited in the industry and financial press for their respective announcements opening up their electric vehicle (Tesla) and fuel cel...
March 5th
The global demand for fossil fuels is swelling against a tight economic environment, and the Middle East is no exception. The domestic consumption of energy in the region is increasing at an astonishing rate. Saudi Arabia’s consumption of oil and gas has...
March 4th
2014 was the year when many owner/operators started to realize the importance of solar asset management. 2015 marks the year where for the first time there is an industry conference dedicated to the topic. The solar installed base is growing, the market ...
March 4th
In about half of U.S. states, an individual or business can have solar installed on their roof owned by someone else, and either buy the power or lease the array from that third party. These power purchase or lease models drastically simplify the process...
March 4th
SolarCity Corp., the biggest U.S. rooftop solar installer, sued Salt River Project, alleging the Tempe, Arizona-based utility’s new pricing policy will “punish customers who choose to go solar.”
March 4th
This solar marketing post is going to be purposely brief, and you will probably appreciate that. Why Brevity Is Important Solar marketing brevity is so important today because we have so much more information, data, and distractions in both of our offlin...
March 4th
Developers in the geothermal industry report a common challenge: they often must wait years for permits before they can even determine whether a site is worth the trouble. Something must be done to address this grueling Catch-22, the industry has been sa...
March 3rd
The Middle East is on track toward a nuclear proliferation nightmare as Iranian officials have expressed their intent to vastly expand Iran’s domestic nuclear enrichment capacity by the beginning of the next decade, Saudi Arabia is pursuing its own nucle...
March 3rd
Deepwater Wind LLC received $290 million in financing that will allow it to begin building its Block Island offshore wind project in Rhode Island, the first one in the U.S.
March 3rd
After a rough start to the year, My Ten Clean Energy Stocks for 2015 posted a strong recovery in February.
March 3rd
Kyrgyzstan will construct several dozen small hydroelectric power plants (HPPs) in different regions of the country within the next several of years, which will help the government overcome current energy crisis, according to the official secretary of th...