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Winds of Change for Alternative Energy Tax Incentives in 2016

While tax credits for wind and solar power received long-term extensions in the year-end omnibus legislation enacted at the end of 2015, other types of alternative energy were left out — reports have suggested unintentionally — spurring some in Congress to seek a remedy

Renewable Energy Demand in Europe Reaches Record Levels

The European demand for renewable electricity documented by Guarantees of Origin now constitutes more than 13% of all electricity consumption in Europe (ca. 3,200 TWh) and approximately 40% of all electricity generated from renewable sources in Europe (ca. 1,100 TWh).

Low Oil Prices Not Killing Algae Biofuel — Yet

Tina Casey for CleanTechnica:  The algae biofuel market is still in play even though the global petroleum market shows no real signs of lifting itself out of the doldrums, as two examples from different ends of the Earth illustrate. Over in Australia, researchers h

NREL Launches Sustainable Mobility Initiative, Joins CDOT Partnership

NREL's Sustainable Mobility Initiative approaches transportation as an integrated system, where travelers and transportation resources are viewed as a dynamic network that can be used to optimize mobility and significantly reduce related energy consumption and emissions.

Net Metering - Doing it Right

Companies selling PV systems are concerned that if utilities add a set fee for solar customers to remain connected to the grid to take in electricity at times when the sun isn’t shining, or if utilities decrease the retail credit for the times when customers send their exc

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This year will be a solar-powered Super Bowl

By Jeff Clabaugh for WTOP:  Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, will set the stage for Sunday’s Super Bowl, and it will be a solar-powered event.

Levi’s Stadium, which opened in July 2014, is the first professional football stadium in the NFL to open with LEED Gold certification, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association in Washington.

Princeton, New Jersey-based NGR Solar LLC installed more than 1,150 solar panels at the stadium during its construction — enough to produce 375 kilowatts of peak power. The system can generate enough power in a year to meet electricity demand during every San Francisco 49ers home game.

The solar panels cover three bridges that connect the stadium to the main parking lot and the “NRG Solar Terrace” that overlooks the field.

There are 544 solar panels on the stadium roof and another 642 on the bridges, which also serve as canopies covering the bridges.  Cont'd...

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Energy-efficient La-Z-Boy World Headquarters recognized as an Outstanding Project of 2015 by CAM magazine

The new La-Z-Boy World Headquarters has been recognized as an "Outstanding Project of 2015" by the Construction Association of Michigan (CAM) magazine. Awards were presented this week at CAM's 130th annual meeting.

Smart Energy Storage System, sonnenBatterie, is ready for Hawaii with HECO Approval

The sonnenBatterie, one of the world's most popular residential storage systems, is officially install-ready in Hawaii after meeting the advanced energy storage requirements from the Hawaii Electric Companies (HECO). First installers already partnered with award winning, smart lithium storage system

Yingli Partners with Iberdrola on the Turnkey Solution for Self-Consumption in Spain

Yingli provides experience and technology in the development of the Iberdrola's "Smart Solar"

altE Store and Pika Energy Partner to Offer Innovative Wind-Solar Hybrid Energy System to Off-Grid Market

Partnership enables distribution of residential wind turbine and battery bank charger to global do-it-yourself renewable energy customers and installers

Offshore Wind Supply Chain Organizations Work Together To Build an Offshore Wind Supply Chain and U.S. Network

The Business Network for Offshore Wind (The Network) and the Maine Ocean & Wind Industry Initiative (MOWII) are pleased to work cooperatively to build an offshore wind supply chain and a larger U.S. Network through working together on the 2016 International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum (IPF). The 2016 IPF will take place in Newport, Rhode Island from October 2-5. Details may be found at: www.2016IPF.com

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AEE Solar

AEE Solar

AEE Solar was founded by David Katz 1979 as Alternative Energy Engineering with the goal of bringing renewable, non-polluting power to homes and businesses in the northern California coastal redwood region. Thirty years later, AEE continues to deliver the products, training and support needed to succeed. We supply resellers, contractors, integrators, and installers the field-tested, reliable products they need to design, install and maintain renewable energy systems.