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Gigantic Wind Turbines Signal Era of Subsidy-Free Green Power

Jess Shankleman , Brian Parkin , and Anna Hirtenstein for Bloomberg: Offshore wind turbines are about to become higher than the Eiffel Tower, allowing the industry to supply subsidy-free clean power to the grid on a massive scale for the first time.

Remote Monitoring of Off-grid Systems

Establishing a remote connection to a device allows users to program custom settings off-site. This is especially useful for systems that may need seasonal adjustments or need small adjustments to the custom settings for improved performance.

10 Finalists Compete for Energy Storage Funding at Bright Minds Challenge

DSM launched this international competition last October with the goal of identifying the most promising solar and energy storage solutions that will contribute to the ultimate objective of producing 100% renewable energy for the entire planet.

Power Regulation and Pitch Control

Wind gusts can increase wind speeds at rates and for durations just long enough for the energy to enter the system, but sometimes too fast for conventional pitch control systems to respond adequately.

Using Shipping Containers to Construct a Biomass Recycling Facility

A Certificate of Occupancy on a building constructed of 60 Intermodal Shipping Containers is a huge accomplishment for Paul Wever, president of Chip Energy Inc.

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Wind adds jobs over 9 times faster than the overall economy

American wind power added jobs over 9 times faster than the overall economy amid robust growth for another year, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), which released its 2016 U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report today at the Minnesota State Capitol.

Unsubsidized wind and solar now the cheapest source for new electric power

Lucas Mearian for Computer World: Between 2015 and 2021, China is expected to install 40% of all worldwide wind energy and 36% of all solar

Lunar-Based Solar Power Concept Could Solve The World's Energy Crisis

Wall Street Pit: If the moon can be turned into a solar power station, our energy problems for sustainable and affordable electric power on a global scale will be solved.

Wello's Penguin WEC generates electricity at EMEC grid-connected wave test site

From Power-Technology: High-technology company Wello’s Penguin wave energy converter (WEC) has successfully generated power into the national grid off the west coast of Orkney in Scotland, UK.

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EnergySage Releases Its Fourth Solar Marketplace Intel Report™

Latest analysis of EnergySage Solar Marketplace data reveals accelerating decrease in solar prices, and how more quotes results in a greater probability of purchase

LONGi Solar releases new solar module Hi-MO2, starting a new era of high efficiency mono PERC bifacial technology

Hi-MO2 is a bifacial power generation product developed based on monocrystalline bifacial PERC technology; the power of the 72-cell module reaches 360-365W, while the power of the 60-cell module reaches 300-305W.

Industry Standouts Craig Eastwood and Jan Jacobson Beef Up Powin Energy

New CFO and VP of Business Development bolster executive leadership team

Natural Power adds to Heat Network Consultant status

Natural Power's Senior Renewable Heat Engineer, Guy Milligan, has joined the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Certification Register of Heat Network Consultants following his training and exam success.

Amber Kinetics Flywheels Pass Utilities Group Test

Shifts Load in Cost Effective Manner

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