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Listen Up: Let's Talk Solar Water Heating

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 07:06

Outdoor pools are great on hot summer days — the kids are occupied and the water is refreshing. And as the summer progresses, the water heats up to a comfortable level. But on chilly spring and fall days the cool water in that pool amounts to nothing more than a 30,000 gallon decoration in your back yard. Plus you still may need to run the electric pool pumps to keep the water clean.

China's Shunfeng Aims for 3 GW of Installations to Rival Biggest Solar Makers

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 06:09

Shunfeng Photovoltaic International Ltd., which plans to become one of the world’s biggest solar cell manufacturers this year, said it’s speaking with as many as five banks about finance for expanding installations.

Australia's Renewable Industry Imperiled Pending Policy Review

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 06:52

A government-appointed panel gave Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott two options to cut emissions more cheaply: either scrap or weaken its main clean energy program.

Sludge Treatment at U.K. Facility Turns Waste Into ‘Black Gold’

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 06:00

When the world’s largest working advanced digestion plant opened last month, it showed the power- hungry process of treating waste in the $360 billion water industry can be self-sufficient in terms of energy use.

EVs and Energy Storage Pave the Road to a Clean Energy Future

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 05:49

“The times they are a' changin'.” So goes Bob Dylan's classic song from the '60s, and that's certainly the case when it comes to how we generate, distribute, use and store electricity. Having made great strides in enhancing performance and reliability and reducing costs, growing government support and incentives for intelligent energy storage solutions adds significant impetus to the growing wave of change sweeping across the U.S. power sector.

Last Chance! Today Is the Last Day to Nominate A Project of the Year and A Woman of the Year. Nominate NOW!

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 22:01

Solar Makers Set for Record 2014 Shipments on Strong Demand

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:13

Solar manufacturers are set to ship a record number of panels this year, with the largest makers expected to deliver 52 percent more panel between them than 2013.

The Fantasy of Distributed Generation, Efficiency, and Storage Raising Electric Rates

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:00

In 2012, the Virginia Governor proposed a tax for the sales of energy efficient cars because they use less gasoline, which means less money goes into the highway trust fund to repair roads. Hybrid and electric car owners, like myself, went nuts — why should those saving gasoline and significantly reducing pollution be penalized? By the end of 2013, a bipartisan coalition abolished the law.

SMA Sunny Bear Flash Dances the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:17

In accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from SolarEdge, SMA Sunny Bear took the donation drive to the next level by recreating the iconic water scene from the 1980’s move classic Flash Dance.  SMA employees will be donating to this deserving cause and encourage others to join in their support by visiting and contributing as well. Who

Divesting from Fossil Fuels: Last One Out Loses

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 07:38

A new report written by Nathaniel Bullard at Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) highlights the difficulties large institutional investors would have divesting from fossil fuels. What it does not specifically discuss is that these difficulties could lead to large financial losses for investors who see the difficulty of divesting as a reason to delay.

German Solar Manufacturing Survivor Say Shipments Reach Record

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 04:43

The one major German solar panel manufacturer that survived a plunge in prices triggered by competition from China said it shipped near-record modules this month and seeks to keep selling at that level.

Only 3 Days Left to Nominate A Project of the Year and A Woman of the Year. Nominate NOW

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:01

Plunge in UK Distributed Energy Investment Forecast for 2019

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:23

Investment in the UK’s distributed power generation market will witness a significant decline from almost $2.5 billion in 2013 to $939 million by 2019, according to new analysis.

The MIT Curse Strikes Again: Lilliputian Systems Files for Bankruptcy

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:33

I’ll be up front. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the finest universities in the world. Numerous graduates have made lasting contributions to science. And the closest I could have ever got to being part of the MIT family would have probably been working as a stock boy in the campus bookstore. It is an academic beacon. But, somet

Expect $1.6 Trillion in Clean Energy Investments Through 2020, Says IEA

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:32

Investments in new clean-energy capacity will total $1.61 trillion through 2020 even as the expansion of renewables is expected to slow, the International Energy Agency said.

Myanmar’s Solar Ambitions Kickstarted with $480 Million ACO Investment Pact

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:27

Myanmar will expand its sources of clean energy through an agreement with ACO Investment Group, a U.S.-based private-equity fund focusing on Asian emerging markets, to develop two solar-energy plants.

Researchers Develop Faster, Cheaper Way to Make Solar Cells

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 04:57

A faster, cheaper way to manufacture silicon solar cells, partially funded by the Energy Department and fine-tuned at its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has won a coveted R&D 100 award as one of the top technology innovations of 2013.

Interested in Developing a 650 kW+ Solar Project in Massachusetts? Think Again (Or Be Very Patient)

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 04:31

This week's announcement from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) may have taken some Massachusetts solar developers by surprise. Immediately following the announcement of the allocations for the 2014 and 2015 Managed Growth capacity, commercial and utility scale solar developers across New England began counting down the days t

Only 4 Days Left to Nominate A Project of the Year and A Woman of the Year. Nominate NOW

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:01

US Renewable Electrical Generation Hits 14.3 Percent

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:59

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)'s latest "Electric Power Monthly" report, with data for the first six months of 2014, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) provided 14.3 percent of net U.S. electrical generation. Conventional hydropower accounted for 7.0 percent, while non-hydro renewables provided an even larger share at 7.3 percent.