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U.S. Department of Energy's Wave Energy Prize
02/16/15, Alison LaBonte , U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
The Department of Energy is investing in renewable energy through the Wave Energy Prize and is offering an opportunity for both seed funding and prize purses totaling more than $1 million for qualified prize participants.

The Solar Industry Is a Friend, Not a Frenemy
02/16/15, Deborah Lawrence, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis
Fossil-fuel industries are boom and bust. Renewables don't have to be.

Amyris-Total Renewable Jet Fuel
02/16/15, Fernando Garcia, Amyris Inc.
Amyris’ innovative bioscience technology directly converts plant sugars into hydrocarbon molecules to create the renewable fuel, and the technology enables the operations of the Amyris-Total partnership to deliver the fuel from “field to wing.”

Thunder Bay Generating Station Now Fuelled by Advanced Biomass
02/16/15, Contributed by, Ontario Power Generation (OPG)
Ontario’s Thunder Bay 150-megawatt generating station is now fully operational using clean-burning advanced biomass fuel – sawdust pellets from the province’s lumber industry.

Super Grid – Renewable Energy from Remote Sites to Cities (Projects and Challenges)
02/02/15, Pradhnya Tajne , Transparency Market Research
Just imagine, a super grid will allow Norway’s hydro-power to light up a restaurant in Italy, Belgium’s wind farms to provide power to a home in U.K., and Saharan solar power plants to run a factory in Germany.

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Google Is Making Its Biggest Ever Bet on Renewable Energy

Submitted on: 02/26/15, 03:25 PM

Google Inc. is making its largest bet yet on renewable energy, a $300 million investment to support at least 25,000 SolarCity Corp. rooftop power plants.
 
Google is contributing to a SolarCity fund valued at $750 million, the largest ever created for residential solar, the San Mateo, California-based solar panel installer said Thursday in a statement.
 
Google has now committed more than $1.8 billion to renewable energy projects, including wind and solar farms on three continents. This deal, which may have a return as high as 8 percent, is a sign that technology companies can take advantage of investment formats once reserved only for banks.
 
“Hopefully this will lead other corporations to invest in renewable energy,” SolarCity Chief Executive Officer Lyndon Rive said in a phone interview.
 
The deal reflects the success of renewable energy companies in tapping into a broader pool of investors with financial products that emerged in the past three years, either paying dividends or sheltering cash. Those helped boost investment in clean energy 16 percent to a record $310 billion last year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

The Eiffel Tower now generates its own power with new wind turbines
Submitted on: 02/25/15, 05:25 AM
France's most recognisable landmark, the iron Eiffel Tower erected in 1889, has seen its iconic frame festooned with many different decorations and objects over the years for various celebrations. Its latest addition is a little more subtle -- and maybe a little

San Mateo County looks to ditch PG&E, jump into renewable energy movement
Submitted on: 02/23/15, 10:31 AM
Aaron Kinney for Mercury News:  In the latest sign that a Bay Area renewable energy

Can Wind Energy Be Counted On To Help Meet Obama's Carbon Goals?
Submitted on: 02/19/15, 02:19 PM
Ken Silverstein for Forbes:  The wind energy sector is perpetually facing headwinds. But despite the challenges, t

UK approves world’s biggest offshore wind farm
Submitted on: 02/17/15, 02:39 PM
From Pilita Clark, Environment Correspondent for the Financial Times:  The world’s biggest offshore wind scheme has been given the go-ahead off

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Partnership with BPS Asset Management
Submitted on: 02/27/15, 12:48 PM
BPS Asset Management is looking for 2 to 3 companies to partner with to help build out more of their software to span the entire solar project lifecycle. For a demo or access to the demo site, please contact ben@bpsAssetManagement.com

ECOFASTEN SOLAR WILL BE AT PV AMERICA
Submitted on: 02/27/15, 06:35 AM
Stop by booth #211 and see what's new

First Solar, Inc. Successfully Completes The Atlas 25+ Testing Program
Submitted on: 02/26/15, 02:30 PM
The Atlas 25+ protocol is a proprietary multi-dimensional durability test program designed to subject photovoltaic modules to the environmental degradation stresses, which can be expected over long-term service.

Panama confirms 80MW of installed PV solar capacity as the country moves to diversify its power matrix
Submitted on: 02/26/15, 02:17 PM
Panama continues to see a 6.0% energy consumption growth rate year on year and continues to seek new and cost effective ways to meet this demand.

REC Group and Sunrun Increase Solar Panel Supply Agreement to 100 Megawatts
Submitted on: 02/26/15, 01:54 PM
"REC is committed to consistently delivering volume quantities of its high quality panels"

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