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AltEnergyMag Newsletter - Sept 17/14

Rethinking Solar Farms for the 21st Century: Tapping Ocean Space

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AltEnergyMag Newsletter - Sept 17/14
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Rethinking Solar Farms for the 21st Century: Tapping Ocean Space
09/15/14, Lee Hsiu Eik, Research Engineer, Offshore Engineering Centre, PETRONAS Institute of Technology, Malaysia
An example is in a brave venture in India where a 10 kW prototype floating solar generation facility is being developed for placement in a pond. Pilot projects of this nature have also started to take shape in countries like Japan, France and Australia.

Wind Energy in Oklahoma
09/15/14, Michael Teague, Secretary of Energy and Environment, State of Oklahoma
Oklahoma’s pro-business climate and excellent wind resource have helped to attract wind developers from across the country and the globe.

Geothermal resources used to produce renewable electricity in western states
09/15/14, Reprinted with permission from, Today in Energy
Geothermal plants are virtually emissions free, and unlike renewable sources such as wind and solar, they provide an available, dispatchable source of baseload power that is able to operate at a relatively high capacity factor.

Green growth: an operational tool (and GDP has had its day…)
09/15/14, Carlo Carraro, Director, International Center for Climate Governance
Natural capital, made up of several elements that nature provides us with as the sustenance and basis of our society (soil, raw materials, water, clean air, …) has an economic value: today any growth model that ignores this by now shared knowledge can no longer work.

Optimizing Solar Plant Implementation
09/15/14, Contributed by, Exosun
In this paper, we will focus on a theoretical study and its application to a concrete site. We will try to answer the question: How can we optimize the implementation of horizontal trackers on a solar plant?

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Strange bedfellows: Solar power meets oil drilling
A company that uses solar energy to recover crude has scored big financing from some major oil players—and highlights a growing niche of global oil exploration.
GlassPoint Solar last week landed a $53 million investment from Royal Dutch Shell and the sovereign investment fund of Oman for its enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technology. In a twist of irony, GlassPont's technology runs on solar power, which produces steam to help pump more fossil fuel from conventional crude plays.

World’s Largest Single Rooftop Solar Power Project Commissioned In India
Indian solar energy companies are fast delivering world-class solar power projects as the market expands based on favorable regulatory and policy outlooks.   India’s largest engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company.

UC makes largest solar-energy purchase by U.S. higher education institution
The University of California announced Monday that it signed two power-purchase agreements that, combined, will provide 206,000 megawatt hours of solar energy per year — the largest solar energy purchase by any higher education institution in the U.S.

Sharp Considering Sale Of U.S. Solar Energy Unit
Sharp Corp is looking to sell its U.S.-based solar energy development unit Recurrent Energy, Bloomberg reported on Monday, as the Japanese firm winds down its involvement in the solar industry to focus on profitable businesses.

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