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How Geothermal Systems Work and Where They Fit in the Energy Industry

Below the earth's surface, there's a source of power with impressive potential — geothermal energy. This source of power revolves around using the natural temperature of the earth to produce power and provide heating and cooling for buildings.

Solar Energy for Universities and Colleges

One of the largest challenges for managing energy use in a university setting is the inconsistent usage patterns throughout the year.

What Laws and Bans Are Helping to Protect the Planet?

There are still huge strides to make to combat climate change, but we are definitely making progress. Leaders from across the globe are stepping up efforts to ensure marked changes are being made to dramatically reduce emissions and change behaviours – and fast.

DC Passed Bill To Move to 100 Percent Renewable Energy

In addition to renewable energy, this new bill also includes an aim to boost solar power’s influence by 2041. Despite the attention and positive support, we should note that the bill hasn’t yet been signed and will be reviewed by Mayor Muriel Bowser.

The Connection Between Alternative Energy Technology and Building Trends in the Intermountain West

Nevada led the renewable energy pack by voting in favor of Question 6, with 59 percent of voters approving the measure. Known as the Renewable Energy Standards Initiative, it will require Nevada to source at least 50 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030

Solar and Renewable Energy Trends in 2019

The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. Sven Lindström, CEO of Swedish solar energy technology leader Midsummer, gives us his insights as to what developments we can we expect from the solar and renewable energy sectors in 2019

The Most Common Solar Circuitry Schemes

Apart from the solar panel itself, virtually any circuit consists of a solar regulator, inverter and, most commonly, a battery. Let’s briefly go through their functions.

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Highview Power Partners with Citec to Modularize its Gigawatt-Hour Scale Cryogenic Energy Storage Systems

With a simplified design and streamlined engineering from Citec, a standard plant configuration of 50 MW/500 MWh can be easily and cost-effectively scaled up to multiple gigawatt hours, or down, without limitation.

NREL Details Great Potential for Floating PV Systems

While the United States was the first to demonstrate floating PV panels—with the first installation occurring 10 years ago on pontoons on an irrigation pond in Napa Valley, California—the idea has not received widespread national acceptance.

EDF Renewables and Shell Invest in New Jersey Offshore Wind

“As the costs of offshore wind are declining, the U.S. offshore wind industry is quickly advancing with strong Federal and State support. The industry is well-positioned to meaningfully contribute to the New York and New Jersey economies through employment and supply chain

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New Report from Solar Power Rocks Identifies the Best States for Home Solar in 2019

Annual report ranks the 50 states by friendliness to rooftop solar

CLEAN ENERGY INVESTMENT EXCEEDED $300 BILLION ONCE AGAIN IN 2018

Solar commitments declined 24% in dollar terms even though there was record new photovoltaic capacity added, breaking 100GW barrier for the first time

GRC Annual Meeting 2019 - Call for Papers Issued

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has issued a call for papers for the world's biggest annual geothermal energy conference of the year taking place September 15-18, 2019, at the Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, California, USA.

Renewable Energy the Most Competitive Source of New Power Generation in GCC

Under current plans, the region will install 7 gigawatts (GW) of new power generation capacity from renewable sources by the early 2020s

SEPA Reports Envision Five Future Business Models for Investor-Owned Utilities

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