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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:31:00 GMT
Solar Energy
8 Interesting Facts About Solar Power
A ridiculous amount of interesting facts and statistics surround the solar industry, and every time I write one of these posts, I fall more deeply in love with solar power.  What a first-class industry to be in – renewable energy, saving money, saving the planet….yeah, those things are important, and I’m always happy to share facts and statistics w

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:55:00 GMT
Bioenergy, Geothermal Energy, Green Power, Hydropower, Hydrogen - Fuel Cells, Ocean Energy, Other, Solar Energy, Wind Power, Energy Efficiency, Solar Tech, Storage
Microgrid Economics: It Takes a Village, a University, and a Ship
As a businessman exploring investments, I need simple answers, however complicated the problem. I wish to know: Are microgrids economical? How much investment is needed and for what? What are the factors that principally affect profitability, within the system and in the environment? If microgrids are not profitable at the present, when will they be? I recognize that understanding microgrids as a system requires complicated mathematics and modeling. I’m sympathetic to and respect those who do that.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:38:00 GMT
Solar Energy, Energy Efficiency
Solar PV Installations Quintuple Across K-12 Schools
Recent findings from The Solar Foundation (TSF) show an encouraging surge in the number of K-12 schools installing solar power to save money, reduce carbon emissions, and introduce a new generation of children to the very practical benefits of renewable energy.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:26:00 GMT
Solar Energy, Solar Tech
New York To Spend $23 Million for Solar Panels on 24 Schools
New York City will spend $23 million to install solar-paneled roofs on 24 public schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:53:00 GMT
Green Power, Solar Energy, Wind Power
Why Local Energy Ownership Matters
Solar and wind projects can mean big bucks for communities – but only if they keep them local! Why does ownership of renewable energy matter? Because the number of jobs and economic returns for communities are substantially higher when electricity generation from wind and sun can be captured by local hands. This economic self-interest motivates rap

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:40:00 GMT
Bioenergy, Geothermal Energy, Hydropower, Hydrogen - Fuel Cells, Ocean Energy, Solar Energy, Wind Power, Solar Tech, Storage
Japan Installs 11 GW of Renewable Energy in Two Years
Japan has added 11,090 megawatts of clean energy capacity since July 2012, when it began an incentive program to encourage investment in renewables, according to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:34:00 GMT
Green Power, Solar Energy, Energy Efficiency
The Untapped Potential of Solar Schools in Massachusetts
School districts across America are beginning to see the light, as they realize the potential of solar energy. From providing learning opportunities for students to safeguarding teachers’ jobs, solar is proving to be a valuable addition to any school district. Prepared by The Solar Foundation with data from the Solar Energy Industries Association (

Wind Energy News

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:55:00 GMT
Bioenergy, Geothermal Energy, Green Power, Hydropower, Hydrogen - Fuel Cells, Ocean Energy, Other, Solar Energy, Wind Power, Energy Efficiency, Solar Tech, Storage
Microgrid Economics: It Takes a Village, a University, and a Ship
As a businessman exploring investments, I need simple answers, however complicated the problem. I wish to know: Are microgrids economical? How much investment is needed and for what? What are the factors that principally affect profitability, within the system and in the environment? If microgrids are not profitable at the present, when will they be? I recognize that understanding microgrids as a system requires complicated mathematics and modeling. I’m sympathetic to and respect those who do that.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:53:00 GMT
Green Power, Solar Energy, Wind Power
Why Local Energy Ownership Matters
Solar and wind projects can mean big bucks for communities – but only if they keep them local! Why does ownership of renewable energy matter? Because the number of jobs and economic returns for communities are substantially higher when electricity generation from wind and sun can be captured by local hands. This economic self-interest motivates rap

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:40:00 GMT
Bioenergy, Geothermal Energy, Hydropower, Hydrogen - Fuel Cells, Ocean Energy, Solar Energy, Wind Power, Solar Tech, Storage
Japan Installs 11 GW of Renewable Energy in Two Years
Japan has added 11,090 megawatts of clean energy capacity since July 2012, when it began an incentive program to encourage investment in renewables, according to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:31:00 GMT
Green Power, Solar Energy, Wind Power, Energy Efficiency, Solar Tech, Storage
The Next 25: Energy Storage Crossing the Rubicon in Texas
The Energy Storage Association (ESA) is the forum for energy storage stakeholder engagement, and has been an active and tireless proponent for the advancement of the energy storage industry for the last 25 years.  And what a change those years have brought.   From humble beginnings, when eight pioneering U.S. power utilities sent their executives t

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:07:00 GMT
Bioenergy, Geothermal Energy, Hydropower, Ocean Energy, Solar Energy, Wind Power, Energy Efficiency, Solar Tech, Storage
Ukraine Crisis May Spur EU Clean Energy Policies, Neste Oil Says
Europe’s concern about its reliance on Russian fossil fuels may spur governments to prioritize alternative energy, the head of Neste Oil Oyj said.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 04:01:00 GMT
Bioenergy, Geothermal Energy, Hydropower, Ocean Energy, Other, Solar Energy, Wind Power, Energy Efficiency, Storage
Scotland Rejects Independence, But Concerns Linger for a Renewables Future
Scotland’s decision to vote no to independence from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has elicited a collective sigh of relief from energy sector players. Those companies with significant investments in Scottish renewable energy assets had understandably been anxious over the uncertainty that an independent Scotland would engender, for example potentially changing the rules on support measures for renewable energy investment north of the border.

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:46:00 GMT
Bioenergy, Geothermal Energy, Ocean Energy, Other, Solar Energy, Wind Power, Energy Efficiency, Storage
RGGI Chair Says States Won’t Leave Emissions Trading Market for California, Quebec
California and Quebec, which together created the largest carbon market in North America this year, may come away empty-handed as they woo northeastern U.S. states to join their system.

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