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Can We Place Solar Panels in Space?

Since clouds, atmosphere and nighttime are absent in space, satellite-based solar panels would be able to capture and transmit substantially more energy than terrestrial solar panels.

Why Lithium Will See Another Price Spike This Fall

With Albermarle’s new mine in Nevada and Tesla’s forecast 2018 demand of between 25,000 and 35,000 TPA, the U.S. Southwest is becoming a new hotbed for the lithium industry.

Obama makes new push on solar power

Timothy Cama for The Hill:  The Obama administration is making a new large-scale effort to encourage deployment and use of rooftop solar power on homes. Numerous agencies announced new or strengthened coordinated efforts Tuesday aimed at increasing solar installation

Clean Energy Investment in 2016 Undershoots Last Year's Record

Investment slowdowns in China and Japan, as well as further reduction in the cost of solar, mean 2016 investment will fall well short of 2015's upwardly revised $348.5bn

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AltEnergyMag.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage of Intersolar

Intersolar Europe was held from June 21st - 24th in Munich, Germany, Intersolar North America runs July 14th - 16th in San Francisco, California. This AltEnergyMag.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years events.

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Why flying a kite could be the future of clean energy

Antony Michels for Yahoo Finance:  David Schaefer wants to sell $50,000 kites to farmers to help them generate electricity by harnessing the power of the wind.

Schaefer, 54, is the CEO of eWind Solutions, a Beaverton, Oregon, company he founded in 2013 after quitting his job as director of mechanical engineering at Xerox.

“Imagine when you were a kid in a field flying the kite,” Schaefer says. “When the wind picks up you remember feeling that pull on the string. Well that pull is really energy. That’s what we’re doing. We’re harnessing that energy.”  Cont'd...

Alternative Energy - News Headlines

American wind power to post mid-year results

Industry chalks up big announcements in second quarter of 2016

U.S. Solar Panel Market Size is expected to witness significant growth from 2016 to 2023

"U.S. Solar Panel Market Size, Industry Outlook Report, Regional Analysis, Application Development, Price Trend, Competitive Landscape & Forecast, 2016 - 2023"

Australia Solar Photovoltaic Market is likely to witness significant gains in this region owing to the surge in demand from residential and commercial sectors

"Australia Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Price Trend, Competitive Landscape & Forecast, 2016 - 2023"

Tech and Solar Organizations Release Paper on Rate Design for a Distributed Grid

The paper titled, "Rate Design for a Distributed Grid," describes a wide range of benefits for all consumers that come from distributed energy resources such as rooftop solar. These benefits include reduced need for electric generation, transmission and distribution capacity, lower energy costs, and reduced price volatility.

SEIA Joins Settlement to Resolve El Paso Electric's Rate Case

Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the unanimous settlement filed today to resolve El Paso Electric's 2015 rate case:

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