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US Must Act Now on Offshore Wind to Advance Industry, Revitalize Communities

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:23
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2014/7/11/feature-0-1405099848639.jpg" /pThe U.S. Atlantic coast is a hotbed of offshore wind potential with more than 16,000 MW already designated for development. In order for projects to become reality, state and local governments need to take action, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF)./p

More Barriers Ahead? Nantucket Group Hires Legal Firepower for Cape Wind Case

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:55
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2014/7/11/feature-0-1405087521123.jpg" /pThe Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound announced July 10 that constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe will represent the alliance in its June 2 appeal of a May 2 federal court decision that dismissed a multi-party challenge to Cape Wind's power sales contract with NSTAR./p

Dominion Complains about North Carolina Solar Projects

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:49
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2014/7/11/feature-0-1405086758090.jpg" /pThe North Carolina Utilities Commission on July 3 ordered a solar power developer to respond to a Dominion North Carolina Power complaint that it may have broken a 15-MW power project into three 5-MW segments to slip it in under a 5-MW per project limit./p

USDA Plants Seed Funding for Rural Clean Energy

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:45
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2014/7/7/feature-0-1404766114940.jpg" /pThe United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on May 5 it has earmarked up to $12.3 million in grants and $57.8 million in loan guarantees for the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). This followed a Dec. 2013 statement that the USDA will distribute $250 million to rural electric cooperatives through the Energy Efficiency Conservation Loan Program (EECLP)./p

Russia’s State-supported Renewable Auction Heavily Favored Solar

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:37
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2014/7/10/feature-0-1405024856758.jpg" /pRussia’s second renewable energy project auction held in June has distributed state subsidies for the years of 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Subsidies were offerred for up to 496 MW of solar, 415 MW of hydropower and 1.65 GW of wind capacity. Fifty-seven applications were submitted, of which an impressive 53 were for solar generation, three for hydro development and a single wind bidder./p

Getting Out of the Weeds: How To Control Vegetative Growth Under Solar Arrays

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:55
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2014/7/9/feature-0-1404929086315.png" /pIt is officially summer. The sun is shining and the grass in your backyard is growing quickly. At home, mowing the lawn is one of summertime's most frequent chores — and it’s no different for the solar industry./p

EU May Renew US-Biodiesel Tariffs Targeting ADM to Cargill

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:48
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2014/7/10/feature-0-1405007851708.jpg" /pThe European Union threatened to renew tariffs on biodiesel from the U.S. for another five years in a sign of persistent trade tensions over renewable energy./p

Huge North Carolina Solar Project Could “Move the Needle” for Solar’s Possibilities

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:34
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2014/7/10/feature-0-1404996949712.jpg" /pComing on the heels of Apple’s announced 17.5-MW solar project in Maiden, North Carolina, spokespeople for an innovative renewable energy project involving two universities, a hospital and the largest non-utility solar PPA in the U.S. have said that it will also begin construction in North Carolina this summer. /p

Lithium or Vanadium: In Energy Storage, It’s No Contest

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 07:31
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2014/7/2/feature-0-1404315289550.jpg" /pEnergy storage is poised to transform the electricity industry. In the U.S. alone, energy storage will grow 6x, from 120 megawatts to over 720 megawatts by 2020. Globally, it will bring power for the first time to over a billion people by letting them tap into micro-grids./p

What’s New In Wind Technology?

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 07:21
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2014/7/8/feature-0-1404847470254.jpg" /pThousands of wind power professionals descended on Las Vegas in May to check out Windpower 2014, the annual wind energy conference and expo put on by the American Wind Energy Association. The expo hall was filled with both large and small wind companies showcasing the technologies, products and services that will help bring more clean energy to the U.S. and the rest of the world./p

What Cost Shift? New Study Shows Solar’s Value to Grid

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 16:59
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2014/7/9/feature-0-1404923852994.jpg" /p  If you listen to many utility executives, distributed solar energy has the potential to destabilize electrical grids and result in huge cost shifts for many American consumers.  Well, as the Irish are fond of saying: blarney! A new, independent study prepared for the Nevada Public Utilities Commission estimates that the grid benefits of rooftop s/p

Apple Widens Its Solar Energy Footprint

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 15:00
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2014/7/9/feature-0-1404932568858.png" /pApple has made quite a green turnaround in the past couple of years. /p

New Global Trade Negotiations Aim for Tariff-free Solar Panels

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:57
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2014/7/9/feature-0-1404925364749.png" /pThe U.S., European Union and 12 other governments in the World Trade Organization have opened negotiations on a trade deal aimed at ending tariffs on environmental goods such as wind turbines and solar panels./p

Making Renewables and Energy Efficiency Visible in Hungary

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 09:59
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2014/7/7/feature-0-1404749908018.jpg" /pThis blog is not just about the renewable or energy efficiency potential in a small Central European country — although Hungary does have huge potential in both areas. It’s also about the way that you can turn this potential into reality. According to a 2011 study conducted by a regional NGO, Energiaklub, total annual energy consumption of family h/p

Survey Says: Solar Power Has Bright Future in India

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:18
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2014/7/7/feature-0-1404761646400.png" /pThe Indian power industry continues to struggle to meet power generation goals, and conventional sources, especially coal, cannot keep up with the country’s ever-increasing demand. As a result, interest has shifted to renewable sources of energy. Underpinning the importance of non-conventional sources, in a recent survey of businesses and residential consumers, nearly half of those polled said that solar power can bring a bright future./p

Solar’s Year of Action in the US

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:15
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2014/7/8/feature-0-1404845997302.jpg" /pMay 9 was a big day for the solar industry. Forget big — huge. It’s a rare occasion when the most powerful person in the world takes to the bully pulpit to sing the virtues of a particular industry, and even rarer when that praise is backed up by action and dollars. But that’s precisely the gift that advocates of the U.S. solar industry were given when President Obama announced a massive, $2 billion federal funding package in combination with executive orders and hundreds of private and public sector commitments to drive forward one of the most rapidly growing renewable energy industries in the nation./p

Solar Energy Efficiency Gets a Boost

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:09
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2014/7/8/feature-0-1404846799781.jpg" /pA perspective article published last month by University of California, Riverside chemists in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters was selected as an Editors Choice — an honor only a handful of research papers receive. The perspective reviews the chemists’ work on “singlet fission,” a process in which a single photon generates a pair of excited states. This 1-2 conversion process, as it is known, has the potential to boost solar cell efficiency by as much as 30 percent. /p

Intersolar North America Launches With Zeal

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:27
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2014/7/8/feature-0-1404837013622.jpg" /pCalifornia’s iconic Governor Jerry Brown opened the 7th annual Intersolar show in San Francisco on Monday afternoon, saying that the accomplishments of those in the industry have been “amazing” to date. But he also warned the standing-room-only audience that the path to sustainability “is daunting, its like a Mt. Everest to climb; we have a long way to go.”/p

Nevada Solar Net Metering Will Save the Grid $36 Million, Says State Report

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:03
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2014/7/8/feature-0-1404839222510.jpg" /pStep outside in Las Vegas on any July afternoon, and you can’t help but recognize Nevada’s tremendous solar opportunity. Recent solar price declines coupled with a restructured state incentive program and strong net metering policy mean that the state is now primed to make good on its rooftop solar promise in a big way./p

7 Reasons Thin Film Is Alive and Set to Win in Solar

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:09
img hspace="10" vspace="5" align="left" src="http://www.renewableenergyworld.com//assets/images/story/2014/7/8/feature-0-1404832672752.jpg" /pOver the last five years, about 40GW of solar manufacturing capacity has been built and almost all of it has been crystalline silicon (c-Si). Over that time, the alternative to silicon — called thin film — has gone from being “the next big thing” to “highly questionable.” With over 100 thin film companies either sold, merged or just dead, it is legitimate to ask: “Is thin film dead?”/p

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