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AltEnergyMag Newsletter - Apr 16/14

CA Lottery Hits Jackpot with Solar and Ice-based Energy Storage

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AltEnergyMag Newsletter - Apr 16/14
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CA Lottery Hits Jackpot with Solar and Ice-based Energy Storage
04/14/14, Contributed by, CALMAC
The Pavilion of CA Lottery Uses Ice Storage and Solar Panels to Achieve Net Zero.

Developing Renewable Energy Projects on Brownfields: Mitigating Environmental Risks & Liabilities
04/14/14, Jon Benjamin and Mathew Swain , Farella Braun + Martel’s Environmental Law Department
Although the environmental risks and liabilities associated with brownfields generally diminishes their viability as locations for such facilities, these risks and liabilities can often be sufficiently controlled and minimized through governmental and private party tools to make certain projects worth pursuing.

Half of power plant capacity additions in 2013 came from natural gas 
04/14/14, Reprinted with permission from, Today in Energy
But Solar came second - twice as much as coal - and Wind was 4th (comment from AltEnergyMag)

Why Oil Industry Estimates for Energy Reserves Can Be an X-File
04/14/14, Dr. Alan Rozich, BioConversion Solutions LLC
Hopefully, we won’t have to deal constantly with misinformation like Mulder and Scully had to when jousting with their malevolent arch-nemesis, the Cigarette Smoking Man. However, be prepared to do some digging to get at the facts.

Distributed Generations Future Impact on the U.S. Capacity Markets
04/14/14, Samir Succar, ICF International
As variable, distributed generation increasingly becomes a prevalent source of generation in regions, changes in capacity market dynamics will have a profound impact on generating assets and their future economic viability.

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MIT, Harvard scientists study how to produce solar power without sunlight

A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University are working on a technology that wouldn't require sunlight to produce solar power.

The team is developing a material that can absorb the sun's heat and store the energy in a chemical form, ready to be released "on-demand," according to a release.

The technology could be used for heating buildings, cooking or other uses where heat, rather than electricity, is the desired output.

In a release, researchers describe the technology behind the system:

"Some molecules, known as photoswitches, can assume either of two different shapes, as if they had a hinge in the middle. Exposing them to sunlight causes them to absorb energy and jump from one configuration to the other, which is then stable for long periods of time.

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Array Technologies, Inc. – DuraRack™ fixed-tilt solution for ground mount systems

A perfect blend of industry leading technology and cost-saving elements, ATI’s DuraRack fixed-tilt mounting system has proven itself as the premiere fixed-tilt system of the future. You will find many of the same patented features that make our DuraTrack™ HZ single-axis solar tracker the most widely deployed tracker in the world. Several of DuraRack’s leading product features include the lowest number of posts per module, an all-bolted coupler solution that eliminates the need for field welding, customizable tilt angles between 10° and 40°, the industries’ fastest install rates, and is available in portrait or landscape module configurations. With more than 53 MW installed at five different sites in just under six months, DuraRack is ramping up to become a leading solution for fixed-tilt ground mount sites across the solar industry.

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