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The True Value of Solar
11/17/14, Steven Fine, Ankit Saraf, Kiran Kumaraswamy, Alex Anich, ICF International
In this paper, we look at the current state of value of solar (VOS) analysis and propose a more holistic methodology that can be consistently applied across various utility service areas.

The Business Case for Fuel Cells 2014: Powering the Bottom Line for Business and Communities
11/17/14, Sandra Curtin, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association
From high efficiency to scalability, fuel cells provide a distinct advantage over incumbent energy generation technologies, which is why top companies, governments, and the military are adopting fuel cells for everyday use.

The new EU climate and energy proposal:
What are the consequences?

11/17/14, Carlo Carraro, International Center for Climate Governance
The decisions of the European Council indicate the desire for greater integration of European energy markets, with an integration target of 10% by 2030.

The Echogen Power Systems Heat Engine
11/17/14, Philip Brennan and Timothy Held, Echogen Power Systems
Waste Heat to Power (WHP) creates electricity by heating a fluid at high pressure, then expanding the fluid through a turbine to power an electric generator.

The Pakistan Solar Association
11/17/14, Engr. Faiz M Bhutta, Chairman Pakistan Solar Association (PSA) and Director of Solar Institute ( pvt) Ltd
PSA is fighting for zero duty imports until the local solar industry grows enough to address quantity and quality requirements of the solar tenders in Pakistan.

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Alternative Energy Stories of the Day

Solar cloth could stretch PV's applications

Submitted on: 11/25/14, 10:40 AM

A British start-up has developed a way for parking lots and structures with roofs that can’t take much weight to harness the power of the sun.
 
The Cambridge, England-based Solar Cloth Company is beginning to run trials of its solar cloth, which uses lightweight photovoltaic fabric that can be stretched across parking lots or on buildings that can’t hold heavy loads, such as sports stadiums with lightweight, retractable roofs. Perry Carroll, Solar Cloth Company’s founder, told BusinessGreen that the company is working to close deals to install solar cloth on 27,000 parking lots.
 
“We have built a growing sales pipeline worth £4.2m [about $US6.57 million] for 2015, including park and ride projects, airport parking operators and retail park owners,” he said.
 
According to Solar Cloth Company, there are about 320 square miles of roof space and 135 square miles of parking space in the UK that could be covered by solar cloth, and if all of these spaces were covered, the solar power produced would be enough to power the UK’s grid three times.

Wind energy provides more than 2/3 of new US capacity in October
Submitted on: 11/24/14, 06:45 AM
According to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Office of Energy Projects, wind power provided over two-thirds (68.41%) of new U.S. electrical generating capacity in October 2014. Spec

Why Google halted its research into renewable energy
Submitted on: 11/20/14, 06:17 AM
Back in 2007, Google had a very simple idea for addressing global warming — we just need to take existing renewable-energy technologies and keep improving them until they were as cheap as fossil fuels. And, voila! Problem solved.  

SunEdison, TerraForm to buy First Wind for $2.4B
Submitted on: 11/18/14, 10:50 AM
Solar company SunEdison and unit TerraForm Power said they would buy First Wind for $2.4 billion to enter the U.S. wind power market.   SunEdison's shares rose 6.6 percent to $17.70, while TerraForm shares rose 1.2 percent to $2

Denmark Aims for 100 Percent Renewable Energy
Submitted on: 11/17/14, 06:50 AM
Denmark, a tiny country on the northern fringe of Europe, is pursuing the world’s most ambitious policy against climate change. It aims to end the burning of fossil fuels in any form by 2050 — not just in electricity production, as some other countries ho

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Today's Alternative Energy Headlines

Matched "hybrid" systems may hold key to wider use of renewable energy
Submitted on: 11/26/14, 03:05 PM
The use of renewable energy in the United States could take a significant leap forward with improved storage technologies.

Patterson NY Landfill Site Completed by BQ Energy Using GameChange Pour-in-Place System
Submitted on: 11/26/14, 03:00 PM
"Solar PV system installation on landfill and brownfield sites is a great way to leverage unusable land to harvest long term energy generation"

New network to shake up male-dominated renewable energy industry
Submitted on: 11/26/14, 02:56 PM
‘Entrepreneurial Women in Renewable Energy' calls on ambitious women to join and represent their sector

BIO's 2014 Pacific Rim Summit Will Highlight Growth in California's Advanced Biofuels and Biorenewables Sector
Submitted on: 11/26/14, 02:52 PM
The biorenewables sector was instrumental in generating this growth, creating high-paying jobs and attractive economic opportunities for investors.

aleo solar supplies PV modules with 5.8 MW capacity in Turkey German module manufacturer enters Turkish market
Submitted on: 11/26/14, 02:45 PM
Among the projects will be one of the largest Turkish roof-mounted installations on a commercial property in the town of Eski&#351;ehir in Anatolia.

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