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EPA’s Clean Power Plan: Challenges Ahead for Sources and States
07/14/14, Chris MacCracken, Steven Fine, Phil Mihlmester, David Pickles and Ankit Saraf, ICF INTERNATIONAL
In this paper, we discuss the critical issues that sources and states face in evaluating EPA’s proposal and developing plans to meet the Clean Power Plan requirements.

Nokero Introduces World's Most Affordable Solar Light Bulb
07/14/14, Terri Steele, The ECO Report
Nokero’s Next Generation Solar Light Bulb (the N182), Doubles Light Output, Decreases Costs and Lights the Way to Ending Extreme Energy Poverty

Upcoming Tradeshow, Conference & Exhibition Summary - August, September & October
07/14/14, Brandon Hetherington, AltEnergyMag.com
As Summer kicks into full gear we can sit back and enjoy a bit of a break from the Tradeshow schedule. August will see a bit of a lull but starting September and intensifying in October the Alternative Energy tradeshow calendar is full! Here is a summary of what Tradeshows, Conferences & Exhibitions to look forward to in the coming months.

Using Fuel Cells in Unique Product Applications
07/14/14, Chris D’Couto, Neah Power Systems
The three products we offer are the PowerChip, a silicon based fuel cell product targeted for defense and commercial customers, the second product is the BuzzBar Suite that is targeted at consumers for cell phone and tablet charging, and the final product is the Formira product, which is an air based fuel cell technology that generates hydrogen for formic acid and that can be used for larger power ranges.

Biooil and Char Production from Melia dubia
07/14/14, R. Mythili and P. Venkatachalam, Department of Bioenergy, Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Biomass is an important material for the sustainable source of energy. It can generate solid, liquid and gaseous products under different thermochemical conversion technologies. In this study, Melia dubia – a fastest growing energy crop was subjected to pyrolysis. Two products namely, biooil and char were produced and their characteristics were analyzed.

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Alternative Energy Stories of the Day

The Coming Storage Boom: Project Proposals Nearly Double California's Storage Target

Submitted on: 07/25/14, 05:09 AM

California’s push to transform the market for grid-scale energy storage is working even better than expected -- at least on paper.
 
Last year, California created a mandate calling for 1,325 megawatts of energy storage projects by 2020, to be scaled up every two years. The first installment of proposals due this year adds up to 200 megawatts.
 
As of mid-2014, more than 2,000 megawatts of energy storage projects have applied to interconnect with the state’s grid, according to recent data from state grid operator California ISO (PDF). In other words, project developers have received the market signal of a 1.3-gigawatt mandate and proposed enough storage to provide nearly double that amount over the coming years.
 
The list includes 1,669 megawatts of standalone battery storage, 44 megawatts of other standalone storage, 255 megawatts of batteries combined with generation projects, and a 90-megawatt project combining solar and batteries. They are all seeking interconnection under the initiative's “Cluster 7” window, which closed on April 30, 2014. (A project-by-project breakdown of all the applications is available in PDF.)

China Poised For Significant Expansion In Wind Power Generation
Submitted on: 07/22/14, 03:13 PM
China is the world’s largest producer of electricity, surpassing the United States in 2011, with demand increasing alongside its strong, sustained growth in GDP.  Electricity generation in China has increased 9.6% annually, from 2005 to 2013, reaching 5,425.

New spongelike structure converts solar energy into steam
Submitted on: 07/21/14, 06:20 AM
A new material structure developed at MIT generates steam by soaking up the sun. The structure — a layer of graphite flakes and an underlying carbon foam — is a porous, insulating material structure that floats on water. When sunlight hits the st

How Much Energy Storage Do You Need to Back Up the London Array?
Submitted on: 07/17/14, 06:24 AM
Storing electricity underwater in the form of compressed air is a tantalizing notion that could, if it works, help solve the intermittency problem of wind, solar, and other renewable sources. That “if” is a big one, though, because there are many details en

SEIA: Future Unclear Despite WTO Ruling in China Solar Trade Case
Submitted on: 07/15/14, 03:02 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a significant ruling handed down today, a panel of judges at the World Trade Organization (WTO) accused the United States of violating global trade rules when it imposed punitive import duties in 2012 on many Chinese products, including sola

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Pika Energy Selected by NREL to Drive Down Cost of Wind Power
Submitted on: 07/25/14, 07:55 AM
Wind turbine manufacturer wins $700,000 for efficient manufacturing processes and scaled-up designs to drive cost savings in small wind market

BUSINESSES MUST MEET THE CHALLENGES OF THE GROWING ‘ENERGY TRILEMMA'
Submitted on: 07/25/14, 06:27 AM
Rising energy costs, the pressure of cutting carbon footprint and fears over the uncertainty of supply – the growing ‘energy trilemma' is a major challenge facing every business in Britain today.

New scheme for UK energy management- The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)
Submitted on: 07/25/14, 03:55 AM
A new scheme has been launched in the UK, designed to help businesses save at least £250 million in energy costs by 2016.

ReneSola Sells 40 Energy Storage Systems to Think Green Energy
Submitted on: 07/24/14, 01:16 PM
An additional 10 units are on order for use by Think Green Energy customers in the southeast of England.

Wind Energy Project to Bring Investment of €220 Million to Portugal, Boosting Country's Renewable Energy Cluster
Submitted on: 07/24/14, 01:13 PM
The farms will entail a total 84 wind energy turbines, which will be produced in Oliveira de Frades and in Vagos, in Northern Portugal.

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