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Tesla, Apple and Uber Push Lithium Prices Even Higher

The lithium ion battery market is forecast to expand to $46.2 billion through 2023, which represents an 11% average annual growth rate.

Green Tech Investing on the Rise: $17 Million and Another $1 Million on the Way

StartEngine is a website that allows companies to raise capital by exchanging capital for securities (equity or debt). Rather than asking friends, family and fans to donate money to help raise funds, StartEngine enables companies to raise capital by offering investment oppor

Are We Understating the Potential for (and Uncertainty in) Wind Energy Cost Reductions?

Berkeley Lab study shows greater potential than many other recent assessments.

Europe's offshore wind industry booming as costs fall

The Guardian:  On a sunny October morning, our boat passes the run-down relicts of Liverpool’s maritime past and heads down the river Mersey and into the Irish Sea. As we steam offshore, I see in the distance a cluster of tall structures that soon reveal themselve

Solar & Wind Cheaper To Replace Coal In UK Than Biomass

Joshua S Hill for CleanTechnica:  A new study has concluded that transitioning to wind and solar power would be a cheaper option for the United Kingdom to replace its coal fleet than using biomass electricity generation. According to a new study published this week b

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Bike Path In Poland Can Glow For 20 Years Using Solar Power

Andrew Conrad for PSFK:  It’s no Yellow Brick Road, but residents of Olsztyn, a town along the Lyna River in northern Poland, can now follow along this glowing bike path to travel safely to their destination. Using solar power, it is said that the path can remain illuminated for up to 20 years.

The engineering breakthrough, developed by Polish firm TPA, was unveiled in late September as a 100-meter trial section with plans for expansion. The asphalt in the path is blended with particles that absorb energy from the sun during daylight hours and then glow for up to 10 hours once the sun goes down. The plan is to increase the shorter section following winter.  Cont'd...

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MA & BOEM Release Marine Wildlife Studies to Guide Offshore Wind Development

State and federal officials today released a pair of marine wildlife studies on the presence of endangered whale, turtle and bird species to inform federal offshore wind development permitting processes.

Protectowire Selected by N. Madison Fire Co. for Solar Panel Fire Detection

The North Madison Fire Company voted in favor of installing solar panels on the roof of their station as a way to stabilize future electric costs and assure operating funds. Recognizing that solar panel fires have been on the rise throughout the US the Company looked for suitable options for a fire detection system to monitor the solar panels. Ultimately they choose Protectowire CTI (Confirmed Temperature Initiation) Series Linear Heat Detector as a protective measure.

Sunrun and LG Chem Announce U.S. Partnership for Energy Storage

Sunrun BrightBox™ solar plus energy storage systems will be the first U.S. residential solar storage system to offer LG batteries for homes

SolarWindow Surpasses Critical Milestone for Manufacturing Electricity-Generating Windows

SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: WNDW), the developer of electricity-generating coatings for commercial glass and flexible plastics, announced today that its SolarWindow™ coatings successfully performed under test conditions designed to simulate the high pressure and temperatures of the 'autoclave' manufacturing processes used by commercial glass and window producers.

SAROS Team Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Further Research for Wave-Powered Desalination System

SAROS buoys harness wave power to provide an eco-friendly desalination alternative to get clean water delivered to communities that need it most

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