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AltEnergyMag Newsletter - Dec 17/14

United States Installs 1,354 MW of Solar in Q3 2014

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AltEnergyMag Newsletter - Dec 17/14
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United States Installs 1,354 MW of Solar in Q3 2014
12/15/14, Contributed by, Solar Energy Industries Association
The report forecasts the U.S. to install 6.5 GW of PV in 2014, a 36 percent increase over the historic 2013.

1500 volt vs. 1000 volt system with distributed electronics: Which lowers system cost more?
12/15/14, Mark Kanjorski, Ampt
This discussion poses the important question, “What are the considerations and tradeoffs of both designs – 1500 volt vs 1000 volt with distributed electronics – and which should you choose?”

Turquoise calls for clarity on UK energy goals
12/15/14, Robin Whitlock , Freelance Journalist/Writer
Turquoise International has called for more clarification concerning the prioritisation of technologies in the UK energy sector.

First Solar Strategic Investment in Clean Energy Collective (CEC) 
12/15/14, Contributed by, First Solar
This partnership marks an important milestone in the quest to significantly broaden the availability of affordable, local clean energy production to residential and commercial ratepayers.

Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Cars and More
12/15/14, Tim Young, HyperSolar
When hydrogen is compressed, it is much more energy-dense than even the most advanced batteries.

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No, cheap oil will not kill solar power

As the price of oil has tumbled to five-year lows, solar stocks have fallen with it: First Solar was trading near $72 in mid-September; now it's around $44. Solar City has around $65; now it's close to $50. 

Solar energy investors seem to be running for the doors, fearing that cheap oil will erase demand for alternative energy. But it won't, say industry analysts. Oil and solar serve two different customers.
Oil dominates energy demand in transportation fuels, but solar power customers are primarily of two types: public electric utilities and large corporations. Neither of those use oil to generate electricity, and they are not about to start doing so, say analysts.

Will New Technologies Give Critical Boost to Solar Power?
Today, despite recent progress, solar power accounts for about one percent of the world’s energy mix. 

Global Wind Turbine Manufacturing Capacity Has Far Surpassed Demand
During the past 2 years, more flexible sourcing strategies across the wind power supply chain have resulted in cost reductions, enabling greater geographic market access while reducing risk and ensuring profitability for wind turbine vendors and their partners.

Groundbreaking technology stores wind power in salt caverns
In the Lloydminster area, a Calgary company is ready to carve out large underground salt caverns to store excess wind energy — the first use of the technology in Canada.

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