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Reflections from Breakthrough Marine Energy Trials
01/14/15, Anders Jansson, CEO, Minesto
The marine power plant Deep Green has now been producing electricity for more than a year, and Minesto’s founder and CEO Anders Jansson shares his experiences from the trials in this article.

Solar Market Predictions for 2015
01/14/15, Contributed by, IHS
IHS Technology analysts top 10 predictions for the 2015 global photovoltaic (PV) market

Training Program for Military Veterans to Maintain Growing Solar and EV Infrastructure
01/14/15, Rue Phillips, True South Renewables
Rather than focus on any one particular technology, the EFST training course educates the participants about the common technologies and service requirements that touch multiple markets, most notably the solar and electric vehicle charging equipment infrastructure.

Case Study - 28kW Custom Carport in Frederick, MD
01/14/15, Contributed by, PV Racking
The PV Racking clamp-free rail was a great solution for this carport, as it helped to eliminate rain water leaking through the arrays in comparison to a traditional clamp-based system.

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01/14/15, Brandon Hetherington for, AltEnergyMag
2015 promises to be another banner year for the Renewable Energy Industry. Solar and Wind will continue to grow and Energy Storage will continue to dominate the conversation. April offers up some great Energy Storage events here in North America and Europe.

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Alternative Energy Stories of the Day

Worry for Solar Projects After End of Tax Credits

Submitted on: 01/26/15, 05:39 AM

NY Times:  For more than a year now, an enormous solar thermal power plant has been humming along in the Arizona desert, sending out power as needed, even well after sunset. The plant, called Solana, was developed by the Spanish energy and technology company Abengoa and has succeeded in meeting an elusive solar goal — producing electricity when the sun is not shining — and displacing fossil-fuel-based power in the grid.
 
“With the sun going down at 6 or 7 o’clock at night, all the other forms of solar production are essentially going to zero,” said Brad Albert, general manager for resource management at Arizona Public Service, the state’s main utility, “while Solana is still producing at full power capability. It just adds a whole lot of value to us because our customer demand is so high even after the sun goes down.”
 
Indeed, Abengoa opened another mammoth plant on Friday in the Mojave Desert in California that uses the same approach. But despite the technology’s success, Abengoa and other developers say they do not have plans at the moment to build more such plants in the United States.
 
And that is largely because of uncertainty surrounding an important tax credit worth 30 percent of a project’s cost. Although the subsidy, known as the Investment Tax Credit, is to remain in place until the end of 2016, when it will drop to 10 percent, that does not give developers enough time to get through the long process of securing land, permits, financing and power-purchase agreements, executives and analysts say.


Submitted on: 01/23/15, 05:39 AM
America's wind installations grew six-fold in 2014, making the United States the world's second-largest wind market behind China, according to new figures out today from research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance.  US installations reached 4.7

Amazon Invests In 150MW Indiana Wind Farm To Power Its Data Centers
Submitted on: 01/21/15, 05:40 AM
From TechCrunch:   Amazon today announced that it is working with the Pattern Energy Group to construct and operate

How the Oil Price Slump Helps Renewable Energy
Submitted on: 01/19/15, 06:43 AM
Geoffery Styles, The Energy Collective - Intuition suggests that the current sharp correction in oil prices must be bad for the deployment

Recycling firm unveils city’s first commercial wind turbine
Submitted on: 01/16/15, 05:33 AM
As the wind whipped off the East River Wednesday morning, Sims Municipal Recycling officially launched the city's tallest and only commercial-scale wind turbine, at its recycling center in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.   The 160-foot-t

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Today's Alternative Energy Headlines

EDF Renewable Energy's Hereford Wind Project in Texas Becomes Operational
Submitted on: 01/26/15, 12:34 PM
Project also Closed Financing from BNY Mellon and MUFG

High Net Worth Investors Say "All of the Above" on Energy
Submitted on: 01/26/15, 12:32 PM
58% Favor Development of Alternative Energy; 68% Want Development of Keystone Pipeline; 53% Favor Fracking, with Wide Regional Differences; Climate Change Seen as Real, with Human Impact

Total and SunPower Celebrate Completion of 70-megawatt PV Salvador Solar Plant in Chile
Submitted on: 01/26/15, 12:30 PM
One of the World's Largest Operating Merchant Solar Power Plants

Andalay Solar Announces Partnership with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
Submitted on: 01/26/15, 12:28 PM
"This Hyundai partnership is a giant first step in our new strategy of partnering with tier-one module manufacturers to license Andalay's patented technology."

BayWa r.e. sells Wind Farm to Goldman Sachs
Submitted on: 01/26/15, 12:10 PM
The BayWa r.e. project located in Chaves County, New Mexico, became operational on December 30, 2014 and the company will continue to manage its technical operation.

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