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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:51:00 GMT
Solar Energy
SolarCity Broadens Its Financial Reach in the Barely Tapped Residential Market
Residential solar has soared in the past several years, with installation demand expected to soon surpass 1 GW of capacity. Much of this growth is due to the introduction of solar leasing. SolarCity, a major player in the residential solar leasing space, recently introduced new mechanisms to get more customers on board the solar train, and was at Solar Power International this week to discuss where the industry is headed.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:22:00 GMT
Bioenergy, Geothermal Energy, Hydropower, Ocean Energy, Solar Energy, Wind Power, Energy Efficiency, Storage
Australia Seeks to Reduce Renewable Energy Target to ‘Real’ 20 Percent
Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s government will negotiate with the opposition to cut Australia’s renewable energy target and exempt industries such as aluminum and copper smelting.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:11:00 GMT
Solar Energy, Storage
Viable Battery Backup for Rooftop Solar Still Years Away
Using batteries to retain energy from rooftop solar systems will be too expensive for at least two years, according to industry executives.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:58:00 GMT
Solar Energy
Suntech Back from Dead, Eyeing 1.5 Gigawatts in Solar Shipments
Wuxi Suntech Power Co., the solar manufacturer acquired earlier this year by Shunfeng Photovoltaic International Ltd., plans to ship almost twice as many modules this year, in the latest sign of a rebound.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:52:00 GMT
Solar Energy
Local Solar Rules Can Save You Big Bucks
The price of an average U.S. home solar power system is about $20,000. (That’s before a 30 percent federal tax credit and any state, local and/or utility incentives.) If the price were to drop to $17,000, or even $16,000, would you be buying?

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:35:00 GMT
Solar Energy, Wind Power
California’s Conservation Proposal Kneecaps Utility-scale Solar
Six years in the making, state and federal agencies released five options with a “Preferred Alternative” draft for the Desert Renewable Energy and Conservation Plan (DRECP), potentially kneecapping development in the best solar region in the U.S. by cutting off previous access to public lands and reducing eligible acreage by two thirds.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:03:00 GMT
Geothermal Energy, Green Power, Solar Energy, Energy Efficiency, Solar Tech, Storage
Renewable Energy Contractors Benefit from PACE Financing
One third of all energy is wasted. Is PACE the solution? According to current energy data, commercial and industrial buildings use about 60 percent of the energy generated in the U.S. and about a third of this energy, especially in older buildings, is wasted due to inefficiency. But how do we know which third, and what can we do about it? The answe

Wind Energy News

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:22:00 GMT
Bioenergy, Geothermal Energy, Hydropower, Ocean Energy, Solar Energy, Wind Power, Energy Efficiency, Storage
Australia Seeks to Reduce Renewable Energy Target to ‘Real’ 20 Percent
Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s government will negotiate with the opposition to cut Australia’s renewable energy target and exempt industries such as aluminum and copper smelting.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:35:00 GMT
Solar Energy, Wind Power
California’s Conservation Proposal Kneecaps Utility-scale Solar
Six years in the making, state and federal agencies released five options with a “Preferred Alternative” draft for the Desert Renewable Energy and Conservation Plan (DRECP), potentially kneecapping development in the best solar region in the U.S. by cutting off previous access to public lands and reducing eligible acreage by two thirds.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:48:00 GMT
Wind Power
Designing Reliable, Cost-effective Wind Turbine Shaft Systems
A wind turbine’s main shaft requires a reliable bearing for operation. Some bearing designs have been known to fail prematurely resulting in costly maintenance repairs. Recent upgrades and advances in bearing designs increase reliability, and ensure main shaft stability. Selecting the proper bearing is beneficial to a wind turbine’s overall performance.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:43:00 GMT
Bioenergy, Geothermal Energy, Hydropower, Hydrogen - Fuel Cells, Ocean Energy, Other, Solar Energy, Wind Power, Energy Efficiency, Storage
The Next Revolution: Discarding Dangerous Fossil Fuel Accounting Practices
The green revolution and, in particular, renewable energy products such as solar power, wind turbines, geothermal and algae-based fuels are not waiting for viable technology — it already exists in many forms. What they are waiting for is a massive sea change in our antiquated financial accounting systems.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:19:00 GMT
Bioenergy, Geothermal Energy, Hydropower, Hydrogen - Fuel Cells, Ocean Energy, Other, Solar Energy, Wind Power, Energy Efficiency, Solar Tech, Storage
The 51st State: What’s Your Ideal Energy Market?
Imagine a place where there is no electricity market. No rules, no policies, no market. A clean slate. This is what the Solar Energy Power Association (SEPA) calls the 51st State, a new initiative to get people to think outside the box when it comes to utility design and infrastructure.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:19:00 GMT
Bioenergy, Geothermal Energy, Hydropower, Ocean Energy, Other, Solar Energy, Wind Power, Energy Efficiency, Storage
New Poll: New Yorkers Overwhelmingly Support Fracking Moratorium — And Clean Energy
Last month, NRDC engaged a nationally recognized opinion research firm to conduct polling in New York State to evaluate public attitudes about fracking and clean energy. Importantly, this is the first statewide poll in at least two years — and perhaps ever — to directly ask residents their views of the now six-year-old de facto moratorium on fracking.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:33:00 GMT
Wind Power
Vestas Wind Plans China Push with New Models, Component Content
Vestas Wind Systems A/S., the world’s biggest wind turbine maker, will extend its push into China with plans to use more component contents from Chinese suppliers while also bringing models suited for varying wind conditions to the country.

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