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US Senate Committee Votes to Extend Tax Breaks for Wind Farms

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 09:43

U.S. wind farms would keep their treasured tax breaks as part of an $85 billion package of temporary tax cuts passed by a key Senate committee Thursday.

A European First: UK Government Launches Solar Strategy

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 09:18

The UK government today announced its Solar Strategy, the first such strategic document dedicated to solar by any European Union government.

Guess Who Is Buying Solar PV?

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 08:57

About six months ago, I had the pleasure of taking part in the unveiling of preliminary insights about who is driving the purchasing of solar PV in the home.  At the time, researchers Raina Russo of #SolarChat and Glenna Wiseman of Identity3 had compiled some initial results from their survey of America women and mothers about solar power buying ha

Solar Energy Cheaper than LNG in Asia Regions, Bernstein Says

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 08:56

Solar power is cheaper in many parts of Asia than electricity from liquefied natural gas, meaning photovoltaics don’t need subsidies to compete with fossil fuels.

The Democratizing Promise of Energy Storage

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 08:21

While energy storage is a small fraction of total power generation capacity, promising examples suggest that distributed energy storage could change the electricity system during the next decade as fundamentally as distributed renewable energy has in the last decade. Right now, 95 percent of energy storage in the U.S. is water pumped uphill into in

DSM to Make Biofuel by July as US Considers Cutting Renewable Fuel Standard

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 08:12

Royal DSM NV, the world’s largest vitamin manufacturer, expects to begin producing cellulosic ethanol in the U.S. by July as the government considers reducing the amount of renewable fuel that oil companies will be required to buy.

EU Concludes French Feed-in Tariffs for Wind Energy Permissible

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:09

In a potentially far-reaching decision, the European Commission has decided that the French system of feed-in tariffs for wind energy on land is not excluded under prohibitions against “state aid,” and is therefore permitted under European Union (EU) regulations.

Geothermal Energy Is a Superior Solution for Today’s Electrical Grids

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:08

Geothermal resources provide about 3,440 MW of power to the United States electrical grid as of early 2014.

Sungevity Receives $70 Million from Investors for Global Rooftop Solar Expansion

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:03

Sungevity Inc., a closely held developer of rooftop systems, received $70 million from a group of investors including EON SE and General Electric Co. to expand in Europe and Australia.

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.