Increased Solar Options Making It Easier For Those Who Love Outdoor Driving

Experts have long said that one of the things slowing down the coming 'green revolution' has been a lack of practical ways for the average person to take part.

Floating Windmills in Japan Help Wind Down Nuclear Power: Energy

Japan is preparing to bolt turbines onto barges and build the world’s largest commercial power plant using floating windmills, tackling the engineering challenges of an unproven technology to cut its reliance on atomic energy. Marubeni Corp. (8002), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (7011) and Nippon Steel Corp. (5401) are among developers erecting a 16-megawatt pilot plant off the coast of Fukushima, site of the nuclear accident that pushed the government to pursue cleaner energy. The project may be expanded to 1,000 megawatts, the trade ministry said, bigger than any wind farm fixed to the seabed or on land. “Japan is surrounded by deep oceans, and this poses challenges to offshore wind turbines that are attached to the bottom of the sea,” Senior Vice Environment Minister Katsuhiko Yokomitsu said at a meeting in Tokyo this month. “We are eager for floating offshore wind to become a viable technology.” Full Article :

Li-ion Battery Costs Fall to $397/kWh in 2020; Not Enough for Mass Adoption of Electric Vehicles

Scale-up alone is unlikely to drive costs low enough for mass adoption, so Lux Research describes the best innovations for reducing battery cost

Xtreme Power Celebrates First Anniversary at Kahuku Wind

Power management and energy storage prove to be major asset to wind farm

Corvus Energy's marine lithium polymer battery used in Europe's first hybrid tugboat

This diesel-to-hybrid retrofit represents Europe's first low emissions hybrid tugboat.

OPIC Board Approves $250 Million to Expand Renewable Energy & Infrastructure Lending in India

Facility with IDFC Provides Much-needed Long-term Credit, Supports U.S.-India Partnership

Enphase Energy® Microinverters Installed on 346kW Community Solar Project

Brewster Community Solar Garden® facility generates clean electricity for local community cooperative

REC Launches Industry Leading Certification Program for Solar Installers

This qualification offers installers not only high-level training, but also gives them access to a wide range of benefits

Solar Power, Inc. Announces Record Fourth Quarter and Year 2011 Financial Results

First 50 Megawatts of Large Solar Power Plant in Baja California, Mexico Enabled By Cross-Border Collaboration

Grupo Musa and Synergy Technologies Partner to Provide Solar Energy to Northern Mexico with SolFocus Advanced Concentrator Photovoltaic (CPV) Solar Equipment

Enphase Energy Prices Initial Public Offering

MidAmerican Renewables Completes Acquisition of Illinois Wind Project from Invenergy

This project, which currently is in construction in Henry County, Ill., will feature 50 General Electric 1.62-megawatt wind turbines.

Background information, trends and practical knowledge at the Intersolar Europe Conference 2012

International industry experts discuss trends, markets and technologies from across the global solar industry at Intersolar Europe Conference

Blue Earth and Biosar Sign Agreement to Jointly Develop and Pursue Utility Scale Solar PV Projects

The two parties have been working together on project proposals for 10 to 100 MW solar PV projects, prior to the signing of the agreement.

SEATTLE MARINERS HIT IT OUT OF THE PARK WITH PANASONIC HIT® DOUBLE SOLAR PANELS

Unique Double-Sided Panels Cover Skybridge at Safeco Field

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