Are Green Energy Co-ops in Our Future?

One success story is Ecopower, a Belgian cooperative that funds renewable energy projects. Funds are collected from members (the cooperative currently has 40,000), and invested in self-developed projects, like power plants running on vegetable oil or wind turbines. Shareholders can buy shares for $325 each, and each shareholder receives a vote in the cooperative's general meeting with profits for individual shareholders limited to 6%, because of its cooperative standing.

EV Charging Station Test System

There are three primary areas where testing EV charging stations is critical - development, installation and maintenance.

Myths and Realities of Solar Photovoltaic Systems in Pakistan

Solar Energy Systems commonly used in Pakistan are Solar PV systems, Solar Water Heating systems, Solar Lighting Systems and Solar Pumping Systems. Generally the users do not appear to be satisfied with the solar system in use. Here we discuss what are the myths and realities causing dissatisfaction to users in Pakistan.

Jatropha 2.0 - Biofuel Breakthrough

SGB's crop improvement platform is highlighted by aggressive breeding and selection via the largest, most diverse library of Jatropha genetic material in the world, and supported by the application of sophisticated genotyping and molecular breeding tools designed to shorten breeding cycles.

Grid Energy Storage Solutions

Storage should be a net cost savings. For example, the cost of frequency regulation is less (on margin) using storage than using a thermal plant. The PJM Performance-Based Regulation market, operational since October 1, 2012, has demonstrated that using fast and accurate energy storage resources has and will lower the total need for frequency regulation, in which should result in overall lower costs to consumers.

The Photovoltaic Backsheet Market

The greatest challenge for backsheet manufacturers is to develop product that meets strict performance requirements and industry standards, at a time when there is increasing pressure to reduce costs.

The Myth of Affordable Energy

Here's an interview with economist Ed Dolan who lets us in on a few secrets about oil prices, the prospects for cheap energy, Russia's growing uncertainty and how the natural gas boom is hindering renewable energy efforts. Contributed by Oilprice.com

Small Wind Case Studies

Here are 4 diversified project case studies illustrating how small wind systems can make a difference.

SECUSOL Caught the Island Fever: Solar Hot Water by Wagner Solar on Star Island

The exceptional operational safety and ease of use are important criteria for the installation on Star Island, because technical support here usually is not available at short notice.

The Jamieson Laboratories Rooftop Solar Project

The rooftop installation consists of 2,200 panels producing approximately 650KW annually. The funds received are credited to the Jamieson utilities account and are offsetting almost 20% of the electricity bill.

Hanwha SolarEnergy America

Hanwha has the development capital and balance sheet that financiers look for in a partner. This is a tremendous differentiator given the current market conditions.

Women and the Solar Industry

Women as a group are the most powerful communication vehicle in the world. When women believe in something, they spread the word faster and more effectively than any advertising can. When it comes to buying power and buying power: They rock.

Ecotech Institute Shares Top Five Cleantech Considerations For Election Time

Regardless of Party Affiliation, Elections Affect the Future of Cleantech

Spotlight intensifies on future CSP tender in South Africa

Last week the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) announced the approval of loans amounting to R9.6 Billion for 14 renewable energy projects in South Africa, with a combined capacity of 896.5MW.

Chinese and Namibian delegations join CSP Today Sevilla 2012

As CSP Today Sevilla 2012 continues to expand, CSP Today is delighted to confirm the participation of China and Namibia as part of the international delegations representing the most lucrative emerging markets for CSP at present; at the premier International Concentrated Solar Thermal Power event th

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