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Solar Day at the Capitol
ISETA will host 2017's Solar Day at the Capitol on Thursday, January 12. The day begins with a breakfast at 7AM and continues at 10AM with remarks by leaders in the solar industry and policy makers. Both will take place in the Capitol Rotunda. Visitors will have a chance to talk with policy makers about the great benefits of solar in Iowa. All are welcome!
 
The Iowa Energy Plan
The plan, led by Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds, the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Department of Transportation, will establish priorities and guide decision-making statewide for evaluating current and future energy supply and demand, explore energy policies and programs, and recognize developing challenges and opportunities.
Additional information about the plan, its goals and details about the six public forums that will be held across Iowa in late March and early April are available on the Iowa Environmental Council's blog

Iowa Environmental Council's blog

 
Six public forums have been scheduled across the state in March and April to provide more info on the plan's development process and solicit suggestions and feedback.The forums are an excellent opportunity to meet the team developing the plan and share your thoughts on Iowa's energy future. Public input is critical for the plan and will help determine its direction. Comments can also be submitted online through June 30, 2016. These may be submitted via the Iowa Energy Plan website at

http://www.iowaenergyplan.org/contact.html

 

 

 

 Solar Energy News

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:42:00 GMT
Solar, Opinion & Commentary
Solar LCOE, a Data Mining and Fact Driven Challenge

Fully identifying and understanding real life cycle solar PV costs creates a challenge; while not addressing those costs in detail accurately and dramatically, increases project risk. The probability that one can effectively cut costs without clearly understanding what the underlying costs are, is exceptionally low.


Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:51:00 GMT
Solar, News
NY Green Bank’s Clean Tech Investments Reach $346 Million

NY Green Bank’s investment portfolio reached $346.1 million in 1Q17, an achievement that is expected to ensure a total investment of about $1 billion into New York’s clean energy market, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.

 

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:13:00 GMT
Solar, News
Panel Makers Surge After Trump Proposes Solar on Border Wall

Shares of solar manufacturers rose sharply Thursday after President Donald Trump told supporters that mounting solar PV panels atop his proposed Mexican border wall would allow the project to pay for itself.


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:10:00 GMT
Solar, News
Researchers Win DOE Grant for Solar Communications Security System

A three-year study to develop a generic cybersecurity system for monitoring communications between distributed resource energy generators — including solar — and the grid is being developed by the Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, under a $900,000 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant.

 


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:30:00 GMT
Solar, Opinion & Commentary
The Many Fates of Former Solar Decathlon Houses

Compelling. That’s what the stories behind the Solar Decathlon represent to me. Normally, I am focused on the current competition — working with the university teams and our partners to host the Energy Department’s largest public event showcasing student-built solar houses. 


Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:21:00 GMT
Opinion & Commentary, Wind Power, Baseload, Solar, Geothermal
The Global Transition to Renewable Energy — Can the Caribbean Lead the Way? Part 2: The Challenges

With the confluence of positive factors described in Part 1 of this article, why has the pace of adoption of renewables not been more rapid Indeed, there has been progress, but it has been slow and uneven, depending on the island. There are several reasons for this.


Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:07:00 GMT
Storage, Solar, News
Australian Firm Issues Tender for 640 MWh of Energy Storage Services

Brisbane, Australia-based Lyon Group yesterday said it is seeking interest for contracts to cover up to 640 MWh of storage capacity across Victoria, South Australia and Queensland.


Wind Energy News

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:29:00 GMT
Wind Power, News, imported
Collaborative Underwater Robots for Offshore Industry

Today, DTU inaugurates a laboratory where researchers will complete a modular robot for use in e.g. offshore wind turbine platforms. The robot will be used for inspection, and the long-term vision is that it will be able to carry out underwater repairs on foundations and rigs.


Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:21:00 GMT
Opinion & Commentary, Wind Power, Baseload, Solar, Geothermal
The Global Transition to Renewable Energy — Can the Caribbean Lead the Way? Part 2: The Challenges

With the confluence of positive factors described in Part 1 of this article, why has the pace of adoption of renewables not been more rapid Indeed, there has been progress, but it has been slow and uneven, depending on the island. There are several reasons for this.


Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:23:00 GMT
Opinion & Commentary, Wind Power, Baseload, Solar, Geothermal
The Global Transition to Renewable Energy — Can the Caribbean Lead the Way? Part 1: The Potential

The Caribbean depends on imported oil for approximately 90 percent of its energy needs; the exception is Trinidad and Tobago, which has its own source of oil and natural gas. Although the world currently is benefitting from a relatively low cost of oil, 


Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:36:00 GMT
Wind Power, Solar, News
Apple Issues a Second Green Bond to Finance Clean Energy

Apple Inc., which issued the biggest green bond ever sold by a U.S. corporation last year to finance projects fighting global warming, is doing it again.


Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:27:00 GMT
Wind Power, Opinion & Commentary
Last Word: Safe Wind Turbine Operation Starts With Lubrication

For wind turbine operators, focusing on lubrication can have a big impact on enhancing safety. How, you ask?


Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:08:00 GMT
Wind Power, Solar, News
The Future of Energy Services Highlighted on 2017 Technology Pioneers List

Companies with product offerings that will drive the future of energy services were among the 30 start-ups and scale-ups featured on the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Technology Pioneers list released this week.


Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:10:00 GMT
Wind Power, News
DolWin2 Offshore Wind Link Commissioned in North Sea

The Dutch-German transmission operator TenneT now has control of the new 916-MW DolWin2 offshore wind link in the North Sea. ABB yesterday said that it commissioned DolWin2 and handed it over to TenneT.


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