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Energy Storage: Bank On It

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 05:47

Storage is cool.  It's so ingrained in our daily lives that it's invisible.  From the pantry closet and fridge storing our food to fuel tanks in our homes and cars, storage gives us the advantage to have something when we need it.  It's there waiting to be used. So, doesn't it make a lot of sense to store excess power from photovoltaics and other d

Low-Income Rooftop Solar Program Helping Hundreds of California Families

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 14:11

In June 2012, the Sunrise Powerlink, a 117-mile, 500-kilovolt transmission line, was completed after years of review, permitting processes and controversies. San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) developed the line to facilitate the development and generation of renewable energy in the Imperial Valley, California’s southwest desert, and to bring power to the San Diego region.

Massive Waste-to-Energy Plant Planned for Ohio

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:41

A 9.4-MW biogas combined heat and power (CHP) plant is under development in Grove City, Ohio. The plant will be developed in two phases, spanning 185,000 square feet, making it the largest waste to energy facility of its kind, according to 2G CENERGY, which is contracted to supply the biogas technology for the facility.

World Bank, US, China Negotiate Congo’s 4.8-GW Inga Hydropower Plant

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 09:48

The World Bank is in “active negotiations” with the U.S. government to support the Democratic Republic of Congo’s $12 billion Inga 3 hydropower project, bank President Jim Yong Kim said.

More Solar Marketing Webinar Goodness from SEIA

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:22

Every month, the good folks at SEIA find a hot topic and put on a free webinar and then record it for later for you to view at your leisure. Their latest topic: Content Marketing for Solar Companies. SEIA’s Susanna Murley invited me and Silveo Marcacci for a one hour presentation about the type of solar content you should be creating and posting on

Germany To Temper Cuts in Wind Energy Aid to Appease Regions

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 08:05

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is stepping back from proposals to reduce assistance for wind power to gain support for her energy policy from regional governments.

Listen Up: Let's Talk About Safe Solar Equipment

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 07:58

It's encouraging to see how much safer — and less expensive — solar equipment has become over the past dozen years. These improvements will continue as engineers and manufacturers collaborate with code officials. There is a vibrant interplay between new code requirements (such as arc fault detection or roof fire resistance) and new product engineers. Sitting at the intersection are organizations like the Solar America Board for Codes and Standards (Solar ABCs) and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC).

Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2014: Patience Rewarded

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 06:10

For both the stock market and the weather, March was more lion than lamb. My broad market benchmark fell 2.2 percent to end up 1.5 percent for the quarter. Volatile clean energy stocks were down 4 percent, to end the quarter up 15.7 percent.

Clean Energy Investment Rises in Several Countries Amid Global Decline

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 03:31

Three G-20 nations saw an increase in clean-energy investments last year even as funding declined globally for the second consecutive year, according to The Pew Charitable Trusts.