Alternative Energy Articles from the Current eMagazine
How and Where Distributed Energy Resources Will Reduce the Need for Transmission
12/01/13, Kiran Kumaraswamy, ICF International
The rapid growth of distributed energy resources (DER), a non-transmission alternative, is raising concerns over the viability and necessity of new transmission lines.
2013 completions of large solar thermal power plants mark technology gains
12/01/13, Reprinted with permission from, Today in Energy
All five of the major solar thermal projects—including Solana and Ivanpah—that are scheduled to come on line in 2013 and 2014 were awarded loans through the U.S. Department of Energy's Loan Guarantee Program.
Q3 2013 Deal Volume Comparison
12/01/13, Contributed by, Lincoln International
Merger and Acquisition information from Lincloln's Deal Reader.
Vanderbilt Proposes Building Energy Storage Into Solar Cells
12/01/13, Chris Meehan for, SolarReviews
Imagine a photovoltaic cell or module that actually stores as well as produces energy, acting as a battery and producing power even after dark.
Will You Survive Solar Grid Parity?
12/01/13, Patrick McCabe, GreenLancer.com
A path to ensure profitable installation for residential solar
Alternative Energy Stories of the Day
U.S. Solar Industry Records Second Largest Quarter Ever
Submitted on: 12/11/13, 05:25 AM
GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®) today released U.S. Solar Market Insight: 3rd Quarter 2013, the definitive analysis of solar power markets in the U.S., with strategic state-specific data for 28 U.S. states and the District of C
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SolarCity, Using Tesla Batteries, Aims to Bring Solar Power to the Masses
Submitted on: 12/05/13, 01:59 PM
SolarCity—a company that’s grown quickly by installing solar panels for free and charging customers for the solar power—announced a new business that will extend that model to providing batteries for free, too. SolarCity is a rare success story for in
Hitachi Develops All-in-One Container-Type Energy Storage System
Submitted on: 12/04/13, 06:06 AM
Hitachi, Ltd. announced that it has developed an all-in one, container-type energy storage system as a core energy product for ensuring the stable use of distributed renewable energy such as wind and solar power, while maintaining the power supply-demand balance. This
Today's Alternative Energy Headlines
TrendForce: 2014 Three Major Trends of PV Energy – High-Efficiency Cell, Energy-Storage System, and
Submitted on: 12/12/13, 07:38 PM
Demand from China, Japan, and USA will represent about 50% of the total worldwide market share in 2014. Due to the recovery of the European market and the rise of the emerging markets, supply and demand in the PV industry will be able to achieve equilibrium.
Canadian Solar Announces 100MW Module Supply Agreement with Zhenfa New Energy in China
Submitted on: 12/12/13, 06:35 PM
"We are honored to be awarded this large module supply agreement by Zhenfa New Energy. It is another milestone for Canadian Solar's achievements in the Chinese market, where we see the market improving with better pricing and payment terms," said Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar.
ReneSola's Virtus II PV Modules Installed at Temple University
Submitted on: 12/12/13, 06:32 PM
The rooftop system was constructed at Edberg-Olson Hall, Temple University's main football practice facility, and is the first of its kind at a college or university in Philadelphia.
Unirac Awarded Contract to supply 1MW Ground Mount Tracker (GMT) for Installation at United States Gypsum Facility
Submitted on: 12/12/13, 06:30 PM
The project broke ground late in November and is scheduled to be completed in January 2014.
New Solar Plant in El Centro, California Starts Operations
Submitted on: 12/12/13, 06:26 PM
NADB is providing a $65 million loan for the construction of the facility ----The electricity produced by the project will be purchased by Imperial Irrigation District (IID)
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