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India to Sart Construction on German-backed $8 Billion Renewable Grid Project

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 07:41

India will begin construction this year on an $8 billion project backed by Germany’s development bank to upgrade its grid to handle a more than doubling of renewable power capacity by 2022.

The Battle Against Solar in the Sunshine State

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 06:44

It’s been said that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. However, when it comes to American public electric utilities, the recent past seems to get cloudy fairly quickly and the same lame arguments from the utilities come around again and again. Most recently, a coalition of utilities in the Sunshine State argued at a Flor

Listen Up: Electricity from Nuclear Too Cheap to Meter — Or Not

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 06:24

It's the environmentalist's third rail question: "Should we promote nuclear power as an expedient way to reduce CO2 emissions?" On the one hand, nuclear power generates electricity with almost negligible CO2 emissions — potentially a good way for our society to reverse the current global warming trends. On the other hand, nuclear power is...well...nuclear. Problems related to waste disposal, proliferation and high costs have not been solved, and we still have the occasional disaster.

Simulation Models Optimize Hydropower Potential

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 06:24

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB in Ilmenau are developing information technology to make water power generation systems more efficient. The Advanced System Technology (AST) department is creating simulation and optimization models that consolidate external factors such as weather data, water levels and market prices with system infrastructure and generate optimized plans for operational facilities, such as the opening and closing of sluice gates, reservoir water level regulation and hydro turbine operation.

Is the US Geothermal Industry Back on Track?

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:29

The U.S. geothermal industry has limped its way through the past few years with little growth, leading many companies to abandon plans and shift their business elsewhere.

Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2014: August Update

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:31

July was a hard month for the stock market and clean energy stocks in particular. My broad market benchmark of small cap stocks, IWM, fell 7 percent and is down 2.7 percent for the year, while my clean energy benchmark PBW fell 9% and has slid into the red for the first time. It is down 0.1 percent for the year to date.

An Open Letter from SolarWorld to SEIA

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 06:51

I am writing to address troubling comments and positions that you and SEIA have made and taken in regard to the anti-dumping and countervailing duty cases which SolarWorld has filed on behalf of U.S. solar manufacturers to counter the unfair trade practices of Chinese and Taiwanese solar manufacturers.  Editor's note: Find SEIA's response to this l

The SfunCube Solar Incubator: Helping the Solar Industry Get Beyond “Start-up”

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 06:41

In one sense, every company in the solar industry is a “start-up.” Even if you’ve been in the solar business for a decade or more, the public and the press still commonly refer to solar as “alternative energy,” and despite the U.S. having more solar jobs than coal miners, we’re still less than 2 percent of the grid. To get beyond being a global ene

SunPower Offers Solar and Storage Packages to Hybrid Car Customers

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 06:26

Buyers of Volkswagen or Audi hybrids will find themselves getting yet another sales pitch as they leave a U.S. dealership next year -- to buy a home power network that allows them to charge their new cars using only solar power.

How the Don Quixote Principle Drives Solar

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:37

For decades the photovoltaic industry has been driven by its beliefs, hopes, the availability of incentives, and what it is willing to ignore in terms of market realities and technological barriers. The apparent achievement of grid parity, even at drastically low margins, was hailed a victory. Continued deployment of multi-megawatt installations in the face of low margins for developers and likely gigawatts of poor quality installations has been regarded as proof of the inevitability of the industry’s success.