Alternative Energy eMagazine <br> Oct / Nov 2014

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Hybrid Energy Sources for the Home

10/31/14, Len Calderone for, AltEnergyMag
When considering hybrid systems composed of photovoltaic solar panels, geothermal, hydro or wind turbines, the whole is greater than its parts, but you need to understand the best type of energy generation that can be used in your area.

EPA 111(d) Clean Power Plan Could Increase Energy Efficiency Impacts, Net Benefits, and Total Value
10/31/14, David Pickles, Bill Prindle, Chris MacCracken, Steven Fine, and Phil Mihlmester, ICF International
This white paper takes a novel, nationwide approach to estimating an overall impact on emissions and cost. It sheds light on the role that energy efficiency can play as a compliance mechanism.

How Solar is Going Mainstream (Batteries!)
10/31/14, Raghu Belur, Enphase Energy 
The Enphase system intelligently integrates the critical technologies needed to solve solar energy challenges at scale: smart grid intelligence, communications, big data analytics and storage.

2015 State Solar Power Rankings
10/31/14, Ben Zientara, Solar Power Rocks 
Of the top ten states for solar, only New Mexico is what we would consider a traditionally “sunny” state. And most of the top ten is made up of northeastern states, which see plenty of wind, rain, snow, and clouds.

Everything is Bigger in Texas – or not: 
The State of the Texas Solar and Electricity Markets

10/31/14, Lionel Johnnes, Circular Energy and Texas Solar Energy Society
Today, Texas only has 200 MW of solar capacity, less than New Jersey, Massachusetts, and a handful of other states.

California Electric Car Owners Can Get Cheaper Car Insurance
10/31/14, Contributed by, Nolpeg Research Team
California could be at the forefront of these car insurance savings because it is one of the earliest adopters of clean cars (including Hybrids, Plug Ins & electric cars) in the nation.

Renewable Energy and Cross-Border Prospects

10/13/14, Peter K. Nance, ICF International
The current power trade between the United States and Mexico is relatively small, and the renewable sector in Mexico remains underdeveloped. Yet, encouraging market dynamics gives ample reason to pay attention to this area.

Fed Up With Federal Inaction, States Act Alone on Cap-and-Trade 
10/13/14, Nick Cunningham , OilPrice.com
California has entered into a partnership with the Canadian province of Quebec to link up their carbon markets. It's a small step, but the two have already created the largest carbon market in North America.

Making solar power’s future even brighter
10/13/14, Dan Liggett, geoAMPS
Companies have experienced 35 percent savings in their solar panel field project costs through greater efficiencies.

Generating profits with wind energy
10/13/14, Thomas Zirngibl, TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH
The experts from TÜV SÜD underline how comprehensive due diligence can prevent investments from being ‘gone with the wind’.

Clean Energy Won!

09/29/14, Jonathan Silver, twitter.com/JMSilver_energy
During the first Obama Administration, Mr. Silver led both the federal government’s $50 billion clean energy investment fund and its $20 billion fund focused on electric vehicles.

PV with batteries: a threat to CSP?
09/29/14, Jason Deign for, CSP Today
Looking to 10 years from now, if energy storage achieves its full potential then the whole landscape for power generation and distribution could change drastically.

Powering Towards Renewable Energy
09/29/14, Sarosh Bana, Business India
Corrective measures reinvigorate India’s renewable energy sector

Is Biomass Heating Really Carbon Friendly?
09/29/14, Tom Morley, Greenpower Technology
For people who use coal or oil for heating, switching to biomass will certainly reduce carbon emissions as long as there is a program in place for sustainable management of the resource.

Look, Ma… No Wires!
09/29/14, Rob Aldridge, TellCo Europe – USA
There are an estimated 43 million street lights in the USA and at least 55 million parking lot and parkway lights. Since they combine to use about 10% of all the electricity consumed in the USA, taking them to LED is a step in the right direction but going all the way to zero energy use is even better.

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Solar Power International 2014

Solar Power International 2014 AltEnergyMag Tradeshow Report

10/20/14, Brandon Hetherington for, AltEnergyMag
AltEnergyMag.com has once again partnered with SPI 2014 to bring all the industry news and exciting new products to help our readers make sense of this key tradeshow. Here we have compiled a list of some product releases from this years show.

Special News Report for SPI 2014
10/20/14, Prepared by, AltEnergyMag
Here are press releases and announcements from SPI 2014. Exhibitors are welcome to post their news here too.

SPI 2014 - Interview with Mark Cerasuolo of Outback Power Technologies
10/20/14, Mark Cerasuolo, OutBack Power Technologies
For SPI in 2014, we will be introducing the all-new control capabilities of our OPTICS RE user application. Launched this spring, the OPTICS RE cloud-based user-interface application provides installers and owners of OutBack systems the ability to easily monitor PV/solar system operation, performance and output via an intuitive dashboard from any Internet-enabled device.

SPI 2014 - Interview with David Briggs of IronRidge
10/20/14, David Briggs, IronRidge
This year we are focusing our new XR Rail Family, which was first introduced in mid-July. It's a significant improvement to our Roof Mount product line, both in terms of cost and installation efficiency.

SPI 2014 - Interview with Rita Hazen of Joyce/Dayton Corp.
10/20/14, Rita Hazen, Joyce/Dayton Corp.
SPI does a good job of organizing the business areas of interest in a logical manner making it easier to focus on those areas that are important to our business.

Interviews

HEMOS Technology

10/31/14, Brian Go, LETO Solar 
Essentially, we’re giving the solar panel a brain; the patented HEMOS chipset can be fitted in a typical junction of any solar panel. With it you can communicate directly with the panel and execute commands at the module level.

The State of the Solar Industry in North America

10/31/14, Ray Hudson, Jenya Meydbray, Rick Fioravanti, Jerry Melcher, DNV GL
The recent surge in storage activity has its roots in a general consensus being reached by stakeholders that the technologies are on a path that will enable them to achieve the cost, performance, and reliability targets that have been promised.

Energy in California Conference 2014
10/31/14, Annie Mudge, Cox, Castle & Nicholson
Being very involved in getting environmental permits to build renewable energy facilities, I am very interested in the question of how the industry is going to solve the grid integration issue. Since renewable energy is generated during daylight hours and the highest period of demand is in the evening, there is a mismatch.

Safer Fuel Cell Powered Automobiles

09/29/14, David Schmidt, Neah Power Systems
While an electric vehicle may go 200 or 250 miles without a charge a combination of fuel cell and fuel together with a balance of system could travel 500 or even 800 miles depending upon the specific requirements and design.

Wind Energy in Oklahoma

09/15/14, Michael Teague, Secretary of Energy and Environment, State of Oklahoma
Oklahoma’s pro-business climate and excellent wind resource have helped to attract wind developers from across the country and the globe.

Combining the Advantages of Module-level Power Electronics and String Inverter Topology

08/18/14, Thomas Enzendorfer, Solar Energy Division Fronius USA
This product innovation provides benefits of module-level monitoring while avoiding all the complication, costs and disadvantages of existing module-level products.

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Solar Plant in Cernay Powers Up With DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions
09/29/14, Contributed by, Dupont
System optimized for maximum power output and lifetime with DuPont™ Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride filmbased backsheets and DuPont™ Solamet® photovoltaic metallization pastes

Powerful approaches to energy conservation
09/29/14, Contributed by, Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
Innovative Ontario companies find energy savings in places they’d least expect

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