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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

What is a Stacked Perovskite/CIGS Solar Module?

As this result shows that the combination of two PV technologies can outperform the power generation of single junctions the significance of this result shouldn’t be underestimated as it breaks the current limitations of solar technology and shows that higher performing mo

Digitization and the Evolving Utility: The Song Remains the Same

Energy suppliers face change. New forms of alternative energies, new network technologies and the transition to the digital world all present challenges. There are lessons to be learned about how to make the new world work.

Will the World Do Enough to Improve the Use of Sustainable Energy by 2020?

The need for renewable energy is high, but governments need to commit to salvation of the future. Short-term goals shouldn’t come at the cost of our future.

Idaho company debuts solar power sidewalks

Nicholas K. Geranios for AP:  Scott Brusaw has a vision for the nation's roads. He believes the solar-powered glass pavers his company makes could transform thousands of miles of pavement into a new energy source. His business, Solar Roadways, recently un

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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 themselves to be towers of a wind turbine array. Arriving at the windfarm, six miles offshore, the turbines rise as high as 650ft, taller than the tallest church in the world. Each of the turbines’ three shiny metallic rotor blades is nearly 300ft long.

“A single rotation of an eight-megawatt turbine will cover the daily electricity consumption of an average British household,” says Benj Sykes, vice president of Dong Energy Wind Power, the company that is constructing and co-owns this wind project, as the boat rocks in five-foot swells.  Cont'd...

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EXERGY ACHIEVE ANOTHER SUCCESS IN TURKEY: new contract signed with repeat customer Bestepeler Enerji for a 24 MWe geothermal power plant

This new contract raises EXERGY porfolio to 360MWe with 336 MWe representing geothermal applications.

Natural Power wins turbine servicing contract for Crystal Rig II

Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has been awarded the turbine servicing and operations contract for the 60-turbine Crystal Rig 2 wind farm which is located in the Lammermuir Hills, in the Scottish Borders.

CESA to Work with States and DOE to Improve Solar Access for Low- and Moderate-Income Residents

Three-year Project to Develop New State Solar Plans and Programs

AWEA Offshore WINDPOWER, 25-26 October, Warwick, Rhode Island

As the first US wind farm connects to the grid, Natural Power will be attending AWEA's Offshore WINDPOWER conference from 25th to 26th October in the Crown Plaza Hotel Providence-Warwick, Warwick, Rhode Island.

Centre for Incubation, Innovation, Research & Consultancy - (CIIRC), Jyothy Institute of Technology & ALTA Energy Technologies Private Ltd has signed a strategic partnership agreement to strengthen their collaboration around existing R&D projects.

"CIIRC" is actively engaged in research in the domains of autonomous systems, water, energy & environment, micro & nanotechnology, affordable biomedical devices, biopolymers, ancient Indian sciences, biosensors, biofuels, energy materials, big data analytics, VLSI, Embedded Systems, etc

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