SOLAR AND WIND PROVIDE 100% OF ALL NEW U.S. ELECTRICAL GENERATING CAPACITY ADDED IN SEPTEMBER

SINCE JANUARY, RENEWABLES ACCOUNTED FOR 44% OF ALL NEW U.S. ELECTRICAL GENERATING CAPACITY

Firebaugh-Las Deltas United School District Restores Music Instruction with Savings from SolarCity Project

Projects Expected to Save District More than $900,000 in First Five Years of Operation

BRIGHTSOURCE ENERGY RAISES more than $80 MILLION OF additional EQUITY FINANCING

Company Armed to Meet Growing International Demand for Cost-effective and Reliable Clean Energy

Active Energy Tower - Fronius banks on energy efficiency

In autumn 2012, Fronius International GmbH opened the Active Energy Tower at its Wels site in Upper Austria. Its active energy design, use of photovoltaics (PV) and geothermal energy sources mean that the architectural showpiece is heated and cooled without generating any CO2 emissions whatsoever.

SOLAR AND WIND PROVIDE 100% OF ALL NEW U.S. ELECTRICAL GENERATING CAPACITY ADDED IN SEPTEMBER

According to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects, 433 MW of new electrical generating capacity was added in the U.S. in September -- all from solar and wind sources. The total consisted of five wind projects totaling 300 MW and 18 solar projects totaling 133 MW. For the first nine months of 2012, 77 wind projects (4,055 MW), 154 solar projects (936 MW), 76 biomass projects (340 MW), 7 geothermal projects (123 MW), 10 water power projects (9 MW), and 1 waste heat project (3 MW) have come on-line. Collectively, these total 43.8% of all new generating capacity added since the beginning of 2012. By comparison, new natural gas capacity additions since January 1, 2012 totaled 61 projects (4,587 MW) or 36.8% while 3 new coal projects added 2,276 MW (18.3%). Nuclear and oil represented just 1% and 0.1% of new capacity additions respectively. The new renewable energy generating capacity added in 2012 represents a 29% increase over the level recorded for the same period in 2011. Renewable energy sources now account for 14.9% of all installed U.S. electrical generating capacity.  

The Solar Power International 2012 Exhibition in Orlando, USA, exceeds Clenergy's Expectations

The PV mounting system manufacturer Clenergy's three-day appearance at the Solar Power International 2012 exhibition in Orlando (11th-13th September) was yet another successful step in its journey towards establishing itself in the PV markets of the US. Beside establishing substantial contact with a large number of new and interested distribution and retail partners. Clenergy has presented its innovative new 3D software online tool PV-ezDesign and its new ground mount system PV-ezRack SolarTerrace I-B together with its current bestseller for ground mount and flat roofs.

Exploiting British Columbia's Bioenergy Opportunities

Natural gas and oil are hot topics in the media these days, but many investors are turning to British Columbia's bioenergy riches as a province-wide source of new jobs and real economic growth.

Ballard Fuel Cell System Begins Operation at Toyota Headquarters

Ballard Power Systems has announced the commissioning of a 1.1-megawatt ClearGen™ fuel cell system installed at the Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) sales and marketing headquarters campus in Torrance, California.

GLOBE Performance Solutions - Launch of National ETV Program

The GLOBE Foundation has announced a new dedicated operating unit designed to accelerate the deployment of innovative technologies to support sustainable economic growth in Canada and around the world.

Upsolar Unveils Sicily's Largest Solrif Mounted System

Partnership with mondoPower Srl yields 1 MW PV installation

INNOVATIVE NEW HIGH-CURRENT INDUCTORS FROM PRECISION COMBINE REAL-ESTATE AND COST SAVINGS WITH REDUCED POWER LOSSES

New technology generates up to 33% real estate savings and up to 25% reduction in power losses

SMA's Sunny Central CP Inverters Upgraded with Better Performance, New Power Classes

Higher Energy Yields, Extensive Grid Management to Improve Utility-Scale Solution

MAXWELL TECHNOLOGIES TO PRESENT ON AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY ADOPTION OF ULTRACAPACITORS AT AES 2012

Maxwell Technologies' chief technical officer will outline how the ultracapacitor industry can realize its full potential in the automotive world at the Advanced Energy Solutions Conference, October 23-25, 2012 in San Diego, California.

Spectroradiometers for Spectral Matching from Spectral Evolution

Solar simulators can provide an accepted method for measuring and testing the power ratings of photovoltaic modules and solar panels at the manufacturer's facility. The SR-500 and SR-1100 spectroradiometers can validate the class of any commercially available continuous output solar simulator.

Trojan Battery Posts First Set of Trojan Tips Educational Videos Online

Second Trojan Tips Series Planned for 2013

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