Alternative Energy Newsletter - April 2012
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Green Innovation – Fukuoka Hydrogen Town
03/29/12, So Masuda, Fuel Cells 2000
So far, the Hy-life project has been very successful and innovative – it aims to bring a change to Japan and eventually to the world. It seems slightly long-term because of its unprecedented trial in the world, but they are trying to implement the plan through sustainable procedures.

Smart Grids - Big Ideas & Big Business
03/29/12, Jonathan Leucci B.Eng MIET, Scottish European Green Energy Centre (SEGEC)
The tremendous benefit of Smart Grid technologies is encouraging action at EU and Member State level, such as with standardisation and implementation of funding schemes and other regulatory incentives for development projects.

Smart Grid Communications
03/29/12, Joaquin Silva, On-Ramp Wireless
Ultimately, a wireless communication system that lowers cost, speeds up deployment, and accelerates global energy efficiency and usage, can enable companies to design state-of-the-art Smart Grid solutions, water & gas distribution systems, condition & risk monitoring and energy-optimizing infrastructure systems.

Intelligent Energy Storage Systems
03/29/12, Kate Reimer, Greensmith Energy Management Systems
Intelligent energy storage allows customers to optimize usage of their energy storage unit(s). Greensmith is tapping into modern computing and communications to collect, analyze, and utilize data to maximize the value of their asset.

Distributed Energy Systems are the Future and the KEY is Storage
03/29/12, Caleb Stratton , PlanSustainable
The world is moving toward a distributed energy future. For that future to be realized solar power must be available when the sun is not shining. The missing piece of this puzzle is energy storage.

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Geothermal Energy Industry Sees Steady Growth Despite Inconsistent Government Policies
The Annual U.S. Geothermal Power Production and Development Report shows that the industry currently has 3,187 MW of installed capacity, significantly outpacing every other country in the world
TRA-Mage Uses Recent Field Tests to Establish New Standard for Solar Racking Systems
TRA-Mage, manufacturer of solar racking systems, questioned whether the theoretical calculations determining rail spans would be validated under real world tested conditions.
The Swarm is Even Smarter: REGEN Energy™ Enhances its Swarm Energy Management™ Platform with LiveHive™
REGEN provides industry-leading solutions for demand management and demand response using a patented approach that is affordable, easy to use, and maintains occupant comfort.
MAGE SOLAR ACADEMY introduces new "PV Field Inspector" Course
8-hour course teaches important PV-safety and connectivity issues for inspectors, electricians, engineers
President Bill Clinton to Deliver Keynote Address at Solar Power International 2012
Leading Solar Conference Comes to Orlando September 10 – 13
ArrayPower Partners With juwi For Field Trial of Sequenced Inverter
Testing Demonstrates Improved Energy Harvest for Sequenced Inverter-Equipped Modules

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According to the most recent issue of the "Monthly Energy Review" by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), with data through December 31, 2011, renewable energy sources expanded rapidly during the first three years of the Obama Administration while substantially outpacing the growth rates of fossil fuels and nuclear power.

Between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2011, renewable energy sources (i.e., biofuels, biomass, geothermal, solar, water, wind) grew by 27.12%. By comparison, during the same three-year period, total domestic energy production increased by just 6.72% with natural gas and crude oil production growing by 13.66% and 14.27% respectively. Moreover, during the same period, nuclear power declined by 1.99% and coal dropped by 7.16%.

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