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The Future of Offshore Renewable Energy

While offshore wind has come the farthest and gets the most attention, there are other offshore generation resources that may start making waves in the near future too.

From Fossil Fuel To Electricity Without CO2: Ohio State University Makes It Possible

The chemical looping process refers to the use of a metal oxide material to take oxygen from air (and water, and/or CO2), and supply that oxygen to a fossil fuel and/or biomass. Using the chemical looping concept, one can make many products such as electricity, liquid fuels,

First Solar Enters Energy Storage Game

Travis Hoium for Motley Fool: Energy storage opens up some important opportunities for the solar power plants. First, it expands the market potential.

Engineers for a Sustainable World

Engineers build the fabric of society. Every time an engineer goes to design a road, or a cell phone, or a building, they can make the choice to design it for sustainability.

What is Real and What is Pure PR about the Tesla Solar Roof?

While there is much to be excited about whenever a new advancement is made in the solar industry, it’s important to understand what is fact and what is fiction. So, what are the true facts behind the Tesla Solar Roof, and what is pure PR?

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Dutch plan to build giant offshore solar power farm

Anthony Deutsch for Reuters: An offshore seaweed farm in the North Sea will be turned into a large solar power farm that aims to pipe energy to the Dutch mainland in roughly three years.

Close to 6,500 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles Have Been Sold Globally

By year-end 2017, a total of 6,475 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have been sold globally since 2013 when the vehicles first became available commercially. This is disclosed by Information Trends in its upcoming report, "Global Market for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, 2018."

FPL unveils first solar-plus-storage system in the U.S. that can increase solar power plant output

By incorporating this new technology into the FPL Citrus Solar Energy Center, a solar power plant that was built in 2016, FPL expects to increase the amount of solar energy that the plant can deliver to the electric grid by more than half a million kilowatt-hours a year.

National Solar Jobs Census

The Solar Foundation: The Solar Foundation’s annual National Solar Jobs Census is a comprehensive report on employment trends within the U.S. solar industry, nationwide and state by state. The latest Solar Jobs Census includes data for 2017.

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Natural Power to chair Alt Assets Renewable Energy Investor Forum, London

Giles Dearden, Director of Global Due Diligence at renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, is set to chair and deliver the opening address at the eighth annual Renewable Energy Investor Forum which takes place in London on 22nd February 2018.

ENEL, ENERTRAG AND LECLANCHÉ TEAM UP TO BUILD STORAGE PLANT IN GERMANY

• The 22 MW Cremzow facility will be Enel's first storage plant in Germany and will provide grid stabilisation services through primary frequency regulation • The project is jointly developed by Enel's German renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power Germany and wind energy company ENERTRAG, in collaboration with Leclanch as EPC contractor • The investment planned for the construction of the new plant is approx. 17 million euros; the first 2 MW section of the facility is expected to be operational in April 2018, with the entire plant planned to come online by the end of the year

New Bill Aims to Give Calif. Businesses, Schools and Nonprofits More Access to Solar Energy

Will bring thousands of jobs, hundreds of millions of dollars in investment to state

Massachusetts' SMART Program Awards Sunpin 20-Year Feed-In-Tariff Contract in Western Massachusetts

Sunpin to Develop 5MW Solar Power Plant in Blandford, Massachusetts as Part of the Commonwealth's Efforts to Deploy 1.6 Gigawatts of New Solar Generating Capacity

EU Doubling Renewables by 2030 Positive for Economy, Key to Emission Reductions

New IRENA report outlines how increasing share of renewables to 34% can boost economy, and help meet emission reductions goals

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