NREL Discovery Creates Future Opportunity in Quantum Computing

Research into perovskites looks beyond material's usage for efficient solar cells

Making waves: Shetland tidal power breakthrough is another world first for Scotland

Martin Hannan for The National:  HOUSEHOLDERS on the Shetland Isles were not aware of it, but when they plugged in their kettles recently, they were sharing in a bit of history.

For the Shetland Tidal Array at Bluemull Sound, installed by Nova Innovation of Edinburgh, has become the world’s first tidal power array to be connected to a grid and deliver power on a commercial basis – to dozens of homes on the islands.

The achievement has been hailed by environmentalists and the renewable industry as a turning point in the development of marine power.

Nova had shown its technology could work with a single turbine which generated electricity in March. But the installation of second turbine that is also working to the grid proves that large tidal power arrays can and do work. Commercially viable tidal power is seen as something of a Holy Grail by the industry, since it is one of the few renewable energy sources that is entirely predictable – as one industry source once put it: “there will be tidal power available as long as the moon is in the sky”.  Cont'd...

Meziere Enterprises Chooses Baker Electric Solar for Energy Savings and Predictable Costs

Baker Electric Solar has designed and installed a 167.265kW rooftop solar system for Meziere Enterprises. Energy cost savings projected at 60 - 70% annually.

GE Joins With the MIT Energy Initiative to Develop Advanced Technology Solutions for Transforming Global Energy Systems

GE commits to a five-year, $7.5 million membership with MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) GE will become a Sustaining Member of the MITEI and participate in MITEI's Low-Carbon Energy Centers Furthers GE's commitment to the Boston area and expertise focused on solutions to carbon reduction


As shareholders in Scotrenewables Tidal Power Ltd, DP Energy congratulates the Scotrenewables team on the imminent installation of their SR2000 turbine which is undergoing final commissioning checks prior to beginning testing at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) off the coast of Orkney.

National Thought Leaders to Present on Clean Energy Issues & Trends During IREC's 3iForum at Solar Power International in Las Vegas

This year's 3iForum - Information. Insight. Innovation. - includes four 30-minute sessions from IREC's independent solar thought leaders, Tuesday, September 13 from 11a.m. to 4:30p.m.PT in the SPI Industry Trends Booth, #171 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

RENEXPO® INTERHYDRO, Europe's largest Hydropower Platform in Salzburg

The 8th RENEXPO® INTERHYDRO conference from November 24 -25, 2016 at the Conference Center Salzburg (Messezentrum Salzburg) aims to further contribute to the continued growth throughout Europe.


The second in a series of three 100 kW turbines was deployed alongside the first turbine in August 2016, making this the first offshore tidal array in the world to deliver electricity to the grid. Nova's success heralds a new era for tidal energy as a long-term source of predictable renewable power (unlike other forms of renewable energy).

Indian Scientists Design Solar Tree to Save Space for Solar Power Generation

Anjana Pasricha for VOA News: Indian scientists have designed a “solar tree” that they hope will help overcome one of the key challenges the country faces in the generation of solar power.

With photovoltaic panels placed at different levels on branches made of steel, “solar trees” could dramatically reduce the amount of land needed to develop solar parks.

“It takes about four-square meters of space to produce energy which otherwise would have required 400 square meters of space. So almost 100 times the space is saved, which as you know is very valuable,” said Daljit Singh Bedi, chief scientist at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in New Delhi, whose laboratory in Kolkata developed the tree.

A scarce resource in India, acquisition of land to develop roads, factories and other infrastructure is a sensitive issue that has led to frequent and sometimes violent protests from displaced people.  Cont'd...

San Bernardino County rejects a controversial solar power plant proposed for the Mojave Desert

Louis Sahagun for The LA Times:  The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has rejected a controversial solar plant proposed for the Mojave Desert’s Soda Mountains, citing concerns that the project would destroy habitat and block ancient trails used by bighorn sheep for thousands of years.

In a 3-2 vote, the board on Tuesday declined to certify documents required under state law in order to issue county permits for the project on public land along Interstate 15 near the entrances to Joshua Tree National Park and Death Valley National Park, and less than a mile from the Mojave National Preserve.

“We endorse renewable energy, but this was the wrong project in the wrong location,” said Supervisor Robert A. Lovingood.   Cont'd...

Konecranes' waste-to-energy technologies help unlock bioenergy potential

A broad range of lifting and materials handling technologies specifically designed for waste-to-energy (WTE) and biomass applications is being introduced to Australasia, India and China by Konecranes as the region develops its bioenergy potential.

"Reliability - Made by Schaeffler" at WindEnergy Hamburg

Improved Machine Availability through Optimized Components and Digital Services

PVinsights: China Polysilicon starts dropping clearly in late August

Polysilicon prices falter this week as wafer makers could not bear with such high priced polysilicon amid the slumping downstream prices and demand. Chinese polysilicon suppliers have lowered the price quotes obviously this week, due to the tremendous pressure. As the demand and prices of wafer remain subdued, many wafer makers have threaten to curtail production rates that forces polysilicon suppliers in China accommodate with the price reductions. Moreover, such price correction is partially attributed to the low polysilicon prices offered by some European suppliers and the looming pressures of the closure of the accounting process of financial quarter 3Q16. Meanwhile, the scopes of the price change in overseas market are less than in China. As the result, overall polysilicon prices are mainly dragged down by the noticeable polysilicon price correction in China.

Ballard's Protonex Subsidiary Introduces Clean Energy Fuel Cell Propulsion Systems for Civilian Unmanned Vehicles

Fuel cell-powered systems offer compelling value for a range of unmanned vehicles. This EAR99 designation opens the door for export of our family of fuel cell stacks and systems to approved destinations around the globe, in order to power an extensive range of aerial, marine and land-based applications.

SPI 2016 - Fronius Presents Intelligent Solutions for 24 Hours of Sun

Fronius USA is pleased to announce its participation at this year's Solar Power International tradeshow in Las Vegas and will present intelligent solutions for 24 hours of sun.

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