Solaris Adds More Off-Grid Solar Power Manufacturers

Solaris Technology Industry, Inc., has been adding a series of new solar energy brands to its Renewable Energy Portfolio online at www.solaris-shop.com. Focusing on serving a wider market of Grid-Tie and Off-Grid customers seeking various solar energy products for their Boat, RV, Home, and Business among other sites that could benefit from turning to photovoltaic energy sources.

Statoil wins offshore wind lease sale in New York

Statoil submitted a winning bid of $42,469,725 during the online offshore wind auction concluded today by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).

Ecotech Institute Ranked Among Best Deals on Colleges with Energy Research Programs

Ecotech Institute, the only college focused solely on energy, announced today that it was ranked #6 in Great College Deals' list of 20 Best Deals on Colleges with Energy Research Programs. The school was honored for its flexibility and intimate learning environment.

SAKOR TECHNOLOGIES SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN EXPORTECH™ TO EXPAND GLOBAL SALES

EXPORT ACCELERATION PROGRAM FOCUSES ON ACHIEVING PROFITABLE GROWTH

Solar Tax Credits Make Now The Time To Buy

In late 2014, Congress passed and President Obama signed an "omnibus spending bill" that extends the solar investment tax credit (ITC) for five more years through 2021. With this tax credit, the solar industry is sure to be on firm footing for many more years.

Demand Energy Commissions Solar-Plus-Energy-Storage Microgrid at Manufacturing Facility in Costa Rica

Largest microgrid in Central America provides multiple grid services plus critical power backup, managed by company's DEN.OSTM software control platform

8minutenergy and D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments Announce Commissioning of 155 MW-ac Springbok 2 Solar Farm to Provide Power to Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Springbok 2 Solar Farm Joins 105 MW-ac Springbok 1 Solar Farm Already Operating in Kern County, California; Together They Are Expected to Serve Over 110,000 Households

Tenth Year of Consecutive Global Growth for PV Demand, IHS Markit Says

China sets the pace for global demand; Year-on-year growth rate of 34 percent forecast in 2016

U.S. wind power enjoys a rebirth as solar's obstacles mount

Nichola Groom for Reuters:  A year after Congress extended generous tax credits for renewable energy projects, the U.S. wind industry is thriving. Solar power companies, meanwhile, are hunkering down for a rough 2017. The tax credit renewal has boosted the long-term outlooks for both industries. But in the short term, the subsidies are far more attractive for wind power, which has spurred utilities to launch wind projects while they scale back or delay solar installations. Advances in wind turbine technology are also opening up new locations for development and driving a wave of spending to upgrade existing projects. In the last few weeks, power companies with large renewable holdings - including Southern Co, NextEra Energy Inc and Xcel Energy Inc - have announced plans to invest billions of dollars in wind. "We're making a pivot now away from solar," Southern Chief Executive Tom Fanning told a meeting with Wall Street analysts in October.   Cont'd...

Solar Energy World to Address How the 2016 Election Could Impact the Solar Industry and Maryland Rate-Payers at Free Solar Workshop for Homeowners on January 14, 2017

SOLAR WORKSHOP INCLUDES CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AND SOLAR ROOF TOUR AND WILL COVER THE FOLLOWING: *Information on the state of the solar industry, green jobs and environmental benefits *Maryland's progress in Solar adoption *Solar System costs, financial incentives and typical return on investment *How solar leases and PPAs work *Solar panel categories and grades *The basics about tax credits, earning "SREC's" and other available government incentives AND MUCH MORE! Regististration Required for Free Admission @ www.MySolarWorkshop.com

Offshore wind energy near the Big Apple draws intense bidding

An auction for the rights to develop a wind farm in federal waters starting 12 miles off Long Island, N.Y., shattered records today. After 33 rounds and more than a day of bidding, Statoil emerged as the winner with a bid of nearly $42.5 million.

AKUO ENERGY SECURES WIND TURBINES AND TAX EQUITY FINANCING FROM GE FOR THE ROCKSPRINGS WIND FARM IN TEXAS

Rocksprings, 150 MW, is Akuo Energy's largest project to enter in construction. It is Akuo Energy's third project to benefit from the expertise of the General Electric teams, on both a technological and financial level.

Science Plant a Wind Tree in your neighborhood to generate energy from low-speed wind

Bruce Brown for Digital Trends:  These trees do more than just add ambiance. Harnessing the wind to generate electrical energy usually brings to mind thoughts of huge land- or ocean-based wind farms consisting of huge towers with two or three blades, each more than 100-feet long, on the top. The size, weight, noise, and vibration of industrial wind turbines restrict their use to large open spaces. Newwind, a French startup, has developed a much smaller, urban-space-friendly “Wind Tree,” reports Electrek. The Wind Tree, which produces sufficient energy to power small buildings or streetlights, is designed to connect to a nearby energy storage system. The trees are each about 30 feet tall and 26 feet in diameter, and weigh approximately 5,500 pounds. Each tree has 54 Aeroleafs mounted vertically on tree branches. The Aeroleafs are 3.2 feet high and, spinning at optimum speed, are capable of generating 65 watts each. So, a tree with 54 leaves has an energy-generation capacity maximum of 3,510 watts (3.5kW), about the same as a small home solar installation.   Cont'd...

Normandeau Associates, APEM Conducting World's Largest Digital Aerial Survey of Offshore Wildlife

Normandeau Associates, APEM Conducting World's Largest Digital Aerial Survey of Offshore Wildlife

Nonprofit Partnership Provides Low-Cost Solar Power for Multifamily Affordable Housing in New York City

Nazareth Housing Lower East Side shelter is first to adopt reduced-cost solar with zero-down financing

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