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The U.S. solar industry's new growth region: Trump country

Nichola Groom for Reuters: The 10 fastest-growing U.S. solar markets between the second quarters of 2016 and 2017 were Western, Midwestern or Southern states that voted for Trump.

Beyond Biospheres: Waste Heat to Power Amazon’s New Campus

Seattle is among 17 major North American cities whose “2030 District” is driving high-efficiency district energy systems to share and exchange energy and heat between building partners – saving energy, money and maintenance costs, and providing more reliable power.

FAQ: Renewables In India

The drivers of growth are threefold: price parity with traditional energy sources, a greener footprint, and a government push towards cleaner energy.

Update - Bioengineering for Pollution Prevention

Industrial biotechnology has diversified and demonstrated the ability to impact more than just biofuels and bioplastics. The industry is producing renewable chemicals as direct replacements for petrochemicals in food, cosmetics, and personal care. The result is sustainable c

Energy storage and renewables beyond wind, hydro, solar make up 4% of U.S. power capacity

California leads the United States in capacity of several categories: hydroelectric pumped storage, geothermal, landfill gas, and batteries. Florida leads the country in capacity of municipal solid waste and other waste biomass generators.

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New Biofuel Could Work in Regular Diesel Engines

Edd Gent for Scientific American: The need for specially designed engines to run biodiesel is holding back the technology

First generation biofuels don't have to mean food shortages, according to UN official

Biofuels International: Dubois argued that biofuels should be seen as a tool for responsible investment in agriculture and rural development.

A better way of converting coffee waste to biofuel?

Ben Coxworth for New Atlas: Scientists have developed a simpler new process for converting coffee grounds to biofuel.

Block Island to start getting power from wind turbines

Mark Harrington for Newsday: Block Island on Monday will formally throw the switch on a first-time connection to the New England energy grid through a new cable to the mainland, and begin receiving power from the country’s first five offshore wind turbines.

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8 Key Takeaways from Energy from Waste 2017

SMi release agenda highlights for 10th annual industry summit

Positive Climate in the Waste-to-Energy Industry

The business climate index within the area of thermal waste treatment has stabilised at a high level in 2017. That is the conclusion of the latest Waste-to-Energy (WtE) industry barometer.

Massachusetts Green Energy CPA to Speak at Conferences in October and November

Kathy Parker, CPA, MST, a partner at Rodman CPAs and a recognized expert in tax incentives and Solar Renewable Energy Credits, will be a speaker at three renewable energy conferences.

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Kipp & Zonen - Dustiq The Novel Soiling Monitoring Solution For Solar Panels

Kipp & Zonen - Dustiq The Novel Soiling Monitoring Solution For Solar Panels

Soiling of the panel glass is one of the major problems in the rapidly expanding solar energy market, with the attendant loss of efficiency and reduction in performance ratios. Now, there's a new, simple and very cost-effective alternative. Based on Kipp & Zonen's unique Optical Soiling Measurement (OSM) technology, DustIQ can be easily added to new or existing solar arrays and integrated into plant management systems. The unit is mounted to the frame of a PV panel and does not need sunlight to operate. It continuously measures the transmission loss through glass caused by soiling, so that the reduction in light reaching the solar cells can be calculated.

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Sierra Instruments, Inc.

Sierra manufacturers high performance mass flow meters and controllers for nearly any gas, liquid, or steam. Customers choose Sierra when they need an accurate and repeatable flow measurement, short delivery lead times, expert flow advice, and long term support.