FEARGUS O'SULLIVAN for CityLab: Just outside the Welsh city of Swansea, the U.K. is planning one of the most innovative power plants ever constructed. It’s not the plant’s size that is striking, though it could ultimately provide power to 155,000 homes for 120 years. It’s the source of its power that breaks ground: tides channeled into an artificially constructed lagoon. Granted full planning permission this June, the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon will be the world’s first ever plant to generate electricity using this method. Should it prove successful, the plant’s template could be adopted worldwide as a way of generating green power while simultaneously providing sea wall protection to coastal communities. Cont'd...
The commercial solar sector has trailed the residential and utility solar markets is no secret. But with changing incentives, as well as enormous opportunity to cover vast rooftop spaces with solar power some are starting to take a harder look at what type of opportunity commercial rooftop solar represents.
New Version Increases Return on Investment by Improving System Functionality, Availability, Performance and Lifespan
Global solar installations to grow by 33 percent this year, which is the fastest growth rate since 2011.
Global Solar Photovoltaics Plus Energy Storage Nanogrid Revenue is Expected to Reach $23.1 Billion in 2024, According to Navigant Research
Controls platforms used in solar photovoltaics plus energy nanogrids are expected to shape the market's future, report finds
New analysis provides unprecedented view of consumer behavior, solar system and financing trends, and other dynamics of the residential and small-scale commercial solar market from July 2014 to June 2015
• One of Europe's largest onshore wind power plants gets even larger • Clyde Extension will add 54 Siemens SWT-3.2-101 wind turbines • Siemens to provide long-term service
Helping businesses like Watanabe Floral save money while enhancing grid responsiveness
• Sixth offshore wind power plant to be handed over to the customer in 2015 • Power plants put nearly two further gigawatts of wind power online • Clean electricity for nearly two million households
Johnson Controls' new product offerings in the distributed energy space benefit customers across the country
Mortenson Begins Construction on Grand Prairie Wind Project
NC State University Installs Student-Funded Spotlight Solar Structure to Drive Awareness and Adoption of Clean Energy
University significantly elevates visibility of solar on campus; aims to increase engagement and education around sustainability.
This week former Vice President Al Gore joined with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to sign the Under 2 MOU, a directive aimed at keeping climate change to a 2 degree Celsius rise in temperatures. The global directive is just one of four steps the governor took on Oct. 8 to limit carbon and pollution emissions in the state while encouraging more solar power development in the Empire state.
AEE's industry trade shows (GLOBALCON, West Coast Energy Management Congress, World Energy Engineering Congress) allows you to network with professionals and colleagues in the energy field, get up to speed on the latest energy management strategies and applications, and see the newest technologies first hand. AEE conference/expo events spans the continental U.S., and explore innovations in energy efficient technologies for facilities, renewable and alternative energy, automated building systems, efficient HVAC and lighting systems, energy services, project financing options, and much more.
Terry Macalister for The Guardian: Ministers rightly wring their hands over the 2,200 jobs being lost at the 98-year-old Redcar steelworks hit by low-cost Chinese competition. But they seem deaf to warnings of 27,000 jobs being potentially lost in a brand-new industry now facing crisis due to their own clumsy cuts. Almost 1,000 redundancies have already been made by the solar panel installersMark Group and Climate Energy. No one in the industry believes this will be the end of the sad story. The latest flashpoint for “green” developers is the government plan to slash the feed-in tariff – which subsidises people installing solar panels on their home – by almost 90%. Meanwhile, an energy-efficiency regime has been scrapped with only a vague promise of a future replacement. If these were isolated examples, then companies might be willing to hang on in the hope of better things to come. But they are the latest in a series of cuts not just to solar but also to onshore wind, and come at a time when it seems maximum effort is being expended on removing roadblocks to shale-gas frackingand nuclear power. Cont'd...
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