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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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2015 Contest to Develop Innovative Hydrogen Fueling Station Business Models and Financial Analysis
Submitted on: 11/25/14, 01:28 PM
Organized by the Hydrogen Education Foundation, the annual Hydrogen Student Design Contest challenges university-level students to develop innovative solutions to key issues facing the hydrogen and fuel cell industries. The Contest showcases the talents of students in many disciplines.

New ArrayApp lets installers register APS microinverters in the field
Submitted on: 11/25/14, 12:37 PM
Already renowned for their ease of installation, APS microinverters are now even more installer friendly. The new ArrayApp mobile application from APS allows installers to map a PV array and complete the microinverter registration process in the field through their mobile device.

Canadian Solar Completes Sale of 28.4 MW Solar Plant in the United States
Submitted on: 11/24/14, 05:09 PM
It completed the sale of the 28.4MWp West Antelope Solar Park to Dominion

Dominion Acquires Solar Facility In California
Submitted on: 11/24/14, 05:07 PM
Adds to company's growing renewable portfolio ---- 20-megawatt solar facility under long-term power purchase agreement

SunEdison And Renova Energia Create A Joint Venture To Develop 1 Gigawatt Of Utility Scale Solar In Brazil
Submitted on: 11/24/14, 05:05 PM
The venture plans to build and operate four utility scale solar power plants in Bahia State, Brazil, by 2017.

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