SunSpec and MESA Alliances Drive Standards for Energy Storage

Distributed Energy Groups Join Forces to Accelerate Cost-Effective Energy Storage

What Does $2M Buy? How About 1800 GW Of Wind Power

A new $2 million funding program from the Department of Energy is expected to add – yes, add – yet another 1,800 gigawatts of wind power to the already formidable wind resources of the US. That’s something to keep in mind as the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline review process heats up.   The idea behind the new taller wind turbine program is to give the US wind industry an assist in developing taller wind turbines, with hub heights ranging from 120 meters up to 140 meters.   That’s a big step up from existing technology, which currently goes to the 80-100 meter range, with the average at about 90 meters.  As for why a taller wind tower, upper level winds tend to be stronger and steadier.   With taller wind turbines, the new program is also expected to open up an additional 237,000 square miles of wind-friendly areas for wind power potential, which is about the size of Texas (the image above compares the area change in square kilometers between the hub height of 96 and that of 140). The areas of the US most likely to benefit from the improved wind technology are mainly located in the Southeast, where alternative energy is starting to find a friendly reception despite pushback by certain legislators from those states.  

PROINSO shows PV-DIESEL hybrid systems at Genset Meeting 2014

1st professional meeting focusing on gensets to be held in Madrid on 11 February

Unique Spacer Cable System Powers Renewable Energy Plant Pipeline

The article includes L'Anse Warden Electric Company's usage of the unique Hendrix Wire & Cable Spacer Cable system to power an above ground pipeline that pumps material from an access point along a major highway to a plant. The distribution wiring solution required clearances that allowed employees to conduct maintenance activities on the pipeline. Along with a standard spacer cable system, an underground residential distribution (URD) cable, gave the company ensured worker safety while providing the means to use existing poles, saving overall costs.

HENDRIX OFFERS DUAL BLOCKS; FOR UNDERGROUND CABLE

A premier provider of high-quality underground power distribution products, Hendrix announces its DUAL BLOCK product. This offering provides a dual water blocking capability on Hendrix primary, underground cable, helping prevent premature failure caused by water entering the cable core. DUAL BLOCK is an option for all stranded conductor, Hendrix cables.

HENDRIX WIRE & CABLE OFFERS CRADLE-TO-CRADLE RECYCLING PROGRAM AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO CUSTOMER

A premier provider of high-quality overhead and underground power distribution products, Hendrix announces pleased to introduce its Cradle-to-Cradle recycling program for the return and recycling HPI Polyethylene Insulators Products, constructed using #2 recyclable plastic. Familiar household products that are made from High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) are items such as milk, juice or water containers, liquid detergent bottles as well as margarine and yogurt tubs.

YANMAR America CHP Units Recognized by EPA for Reducing Carbon Pollution

YANMAR America Corporation was recently recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partnership for its achievement in reducing carbon pollution through CHP.

Solar Energy Index Outperforms S&P in Q4 2013

Lincoln International's Renewable Energy Group is pleased to present the latest Q4 2013 Solar Energy Stock Index Report, which tracks relevant solar company metrics in this growing industry.

New Climate Norms

To be on the safe side, the development of alternative energy sources could keep the actuality of long term global warming from happening.

Go Green to Save Green

"Going green" is no longer just a way to sound trendy, but a very real and highly accessible industry that is helping people save money and better the environment at the same time.

SAKOR TECHNOLOGIES WINS SCIP GRANT TO WORK WITH MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY ON THERMAL TRANSIENT ANEMOMETER

Improved ability to measure airflow critical to new vehicle designs

Yingli Green Energy's Joint Venture Develops over 100 MW of Solar Projects in Hainan

JV Emerges as Hainan's Largest PV Project Developer

Canadian Solar Secures the Top Foreign Brand Position in the Japanese Market in 2013

Canadian Solar is proud to announce the opening of two additional business operation centers to better serve four geographic regions in Japan.

Virtual CHP Power Plants could be an answer to increasing network demand

CHP Virtual Power Plants could reduce network demand, according to energy services and technology group ENER-G and its research partners.

Baker Electric Solar Able to Provide a New Alternative to Rooftop Solar

Baker Electric Solar can now offer its customers a solar powered shade structure that generates clean, renewable energy while serving as an aesthetically pleasing outdoor living and entertainment pavilion.

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Kipp & Zonen - DustIQ the novel soiling monitoring solution for solar panels

Kipp & Zonen - DustIQ the novel soiling monitoring solution for solar panels

Soiling of the panel glass is one of the major problems in the rapidly expanding solar energy market, with the attendant loss of efficiency and reduction in performance ratios. Now, there's a new, simple and very cost-effective alternative. Based on Kipp & Zonen's unique Optical Soiling Measurement (OSM) technology, DustIQ can be easily added to new or existing solar arrays and integrated into plant management systems. The unit is mounted to the frame of a PV panel and does not need sunlight to operate. It continuously measures the transmission loss through glass caused by soiling, so that the reduction in light reaching the solar cells can be calculated.