Whopper of a wind farm opens off Britain

LONDON — The world's largest offshore wind farm had its grand opening Thursday — and its location on the estuary of the Thames River makes it a showcase for Britain's push to move beyond fossil fuels. So far, 100 wind turbines have been planted in waters up to 80 feet deep across the estuary in southern England. The idea is to produce enough electricity, 300 megawatts, to power the equivalent of 200,000 homes. Each turbine is nearly as tall as a 40-story building and the blades are at least 65 feet above the water for clearance with vessels. No turbine is closer than 1,600 feet to another and the entire "farm" covers an area of 22 square miles. Up to 341 turbines will be installed over the next four years. With Thursday's opening, which tops a 91-turbine farm off Denmark, Britain now has more offshore wind capacity than the rest of the world combined. in now gets three percent of its electricity from renewables but aims to get 15 percent by 2020. As part of that, the government this year awarded licenses to wind farm developers in a program that could deliver up to 32 gigawatts of generation capacity and require investment of more than $117 billion. MSNBC

Solar San Antonio Hosts Local Solar Tour In Support of World's Largest Grassroots Solar Event

Free tour showcases 25 solar powered homes and businesses in Bexar County to share the benefits of solar energy

Filling Verve with energy in the Year of Renewables

Western Australian Energy Minister Peter Collier announced in a speech to an energy conference a raft of new measures including two significant renewable projects that confirms the Barnett Government's commitment to growing Western Australia's economy with the help of sustainable energy.

GSE announces R-SBP100 Clean energy 100 GPM Traffic powered "Bump Pump" :No Fuel Required

100 GPM durable easily deployed traffic powered pump. Saves the operating costs of a 10 HP water, trash, or slurry pump. Ideal for parking lots, loading docks, access roads, or warehouse logistics vehicles paths. Takes a few minutes to set up and virtually no maintenance or noise.

Powerhouse Dynamics' eMonitor Named Google PowerMeter Integrated Device Partner

Powerhouse Dynamics, provider of the eMonitor, the first intelligent, circuit-level home energy management solution, announced today that the eMonitor has integrated with Google PowerMeter to become a Google PowerMeter Integrated Device Partner.

Recycle Your Rechargeable Batteries to Help San Diego Earn "Call2Recycle's Greenest City in America

Non-profit to host collection drive on Friday, September 24 to help San Diego take the lead in nationwide rechargeable battery recycling challenge

Corvus Names Bill Farrell as its Sales Representative for the North American Trucking Industry

New High-Powered Lithium-Ion Battery Systems Eliminate Long Duration Idling.

Corvus Energy Names Matthew Koenig Vice President, Americas

Koenig to Drive Growth of Corvus Energy's Breakthrough Lithium-Ion Battery Systems for Marine Propulsion and Industry in the Western Hemisphere.

Corvus Energy Introduces World's Most Powerful Industrial Lithium-Ion Battery

Lithium-Ion battery technology, scalable to megawatt sizes, provides innovative energy-storage solution for renewable energy sources and grids and enables hybrid alternatives for reducing CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.

NON-HYDRO RENEWABLE SOURCES ALREADY PROVIDING MORE ELECTRICAL OUTPUT THAN CALLED FOR BY 2013 IN NEW U.S. SENATE LEGISLATION

Proposed legislation introduced yesterday in the U.S. Senate would establish a Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) that sets targets for the year 2013 and beyond that are actually lower than the amount of non-hydro renewable electricity already being produced in the United States today.

Eight hurdles on the track to a green energy future

The green energy future envisions a technological road that leads to an infinite supply of power, independence from potentially hostile nations and an atmosphere cleared of the excess heat-trapping gases that are blamed for warming the planet. The track to this future, however, is full of technological and policy hurdles.  Clean up the existing supply with a price on carbon Store wind and solar energy for later use Limit impact of transmission lines Drive down costs of electric cars Build a portfolio of transportation options Mine the earth for rare minerals Grow energy crops; save the food Bury hang-ups on nuclear waste Read full article at MSNBC

Renewable energy jobs website RenewablesCareers.com launches today

A new recruitment website for the green energy industry, RenewablesCareers.com, has launched today. The specialist recruitment website matches high calibre candidates with the latest worldwide renewable energy jobs from the industry's leading recruiters.

Opening markets for CSP - the industrial heat application

Heavy industry can be a viable secondary market today for CSP producers, but questions remain on whether start-up costs are justifiable for industrial users, and how reliable CSP can be for processes that can't pace production by the sun.

BSI: Companies Can Cut Energy Costs by up to 30%

Too many organizations use too much energy. This is simply because they are not looking closely enough at their energy usage. A powerful new tool will allow companies to reduce costs considerably: the BSI Kitemark® scheme for Energy Reduction Verification.

IPVEA Elects New Board Members

IPVEA members met on September 8, 2010 during the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) in Valencia. The members elected the new board as well as decided that IPVEA will support the upcoming 26th EU PVSEC 2011 in Hamburg.

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