U.S. Wind Power Accounted for 6% of Generation Capacity in 2012

The threat that the U.S. Production Tax Credit would lapse on Dec. 31 prompted developers to complete as many projects as they could last month, the London-based research group said. A record 13.2 gigawatts of turbines were installed last year including 5.5 gigawatts in December, the most ever for a single month. Total wind capacity is about 60 gigawatts. “It’s clear that the economics, aided by the Production Tax Credit, drove wind growth in 2012,” said Amy Grace, lead analyst on wind in North America for New Energy Finance. “Capacity was built without any near-term state mandated demand. This means that in most areas, utilities are buying wind power because they want to, not because they have to.” The credit has been extended for a year to cover wind farms that start construction in 2013. Previously it only covered projects that started working by the expiration date.

Substantial price increase for 2nd grade polysilicon due to anticipation of Chinese polysilicon anti

Anticipation of the Chinese anti-dumping case against polysilicon import from US, Korea, and EU has stirred up 2nd grade polysilicon prices in China.

The Middle East to realise CPV's potential

With Soitec's Plug and Sun CPV system deployed in Saudi Arabia and with a strong push for solar in the region, the slow but promising growth of Concentrated Photovoltaics underlines the importance of government support to nurture and grow CPV.

MREA Offers Chance to Learn for Free From Renewable Energy Professionals

MREA has just released their primer courses, online courses which introduce you to renewable energy and sustainable living. Free to MREA members and only $20.00 for non-members.

History of Northwest Off-grid Inverter Companies

The main inverter sales in the early days of Trace went to the marijuana growers in Northern California. A young entrepreneur, David Katz was the owner of our main distributor, AEE Solar. They helped to keep the doors open.

Combined Heat and Power Project Finance

The key to implementing CHP is to reduce risk by properly addressing the associated risks: technology guarantees, solid operating and maintenance agreements, long-term natural gas contracts and insurance along with creative financing structured to the individual needs of the property.

Providing Clean Energy for Lighting Using Central Solar Charging Station

In Uniaro Community before the implementation of this project, the community people are used to the traditional energy sources like paraffin lamps , candles and kerosene lanterns for lighting at night. This situation exposed them to various respiratory disease associated with the burning of hydrocarbon based fuel to generate heat and light energy. This is contributed to global warming by the release of CO2 into the atmosphere there having negative effect on the environment.

CSP Industry - Adapt or Else

The CSP industry is going global in an unprecedented rate and there is no way to understand it by confining its development it to one market only. Make no mistake, despite the difficult times, the industry will persevere through the challenging times ahead… but the companies that do not adapt to its changing nature will not.

New 5-MW Solar Project is Mexico's Largest PV Installation

Iberdrola Ingenieria & Construcción Mexico S.A. de C.V. chose SPG Solar's All-Weather SunSeeker tracker for the largest PV solar installation in Mexico, slated to go into production by year end.

Collaboration to prepare European electricity networks for influx of electric vehicles

There is serious concern over the existing electricity infrastructure's capacity to accommodate the associated dramatic growth in electricity demand.

CPV to take advantage of the Latin American Solar Market

With the countries of Chile, Brazil and Mexico forecasted to comprise 70% of the Latin American solar market, the future looks sunny for Concentrated Photovoltaics (CPV) in this part of the world

Offshore Wind Transmission Project Selects Bechtel, Alstom to Build Historic Project

"The quality of these industry leaders is a welcome addition to our team and they will play a significant role in the successful construction of the New Jersey Energy Link."

Emerson to Deliver Control Technologies for Nevada Solar Project to Power 75,000 Homes

Ovation™ advanced control technologies will enhance availability, performance of first U.S. commercial-scale facility that utilizes integrated energy storage to generate electricity on demand

Logistics Planning in Offshore Wind Farm Development

Jim Lanard, a speaker at the marcus evans Wind Power Summit 2013, on avoiding costly mistakes in wind farm development.

IREC Applauds Interconnection Victory for Small Renewable Energy Systems

These changes will enable utilities to process applications for interconnection of small generators more efficiently and cost-effectively

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