Eight hurdles on the track to a green energy future

The green energy future envisions a technological road that leads to an infinite supply of power, independence from potentially hostile nations and an atmosphere cleared of the excess heat-trapping gases that are blamed for warming the planet. The track to this future, however, is full of technological and policy hurdles.  Clean up the existing supply with a price on carbon Store wind and solar energy for later use Limit impact of transmission lines Drive down costs of electric cars Build a portfolio of transportation options Mine the earth for rare minerals Grow energy crops; save the food Bury hang-ups on nuclear waste Read full article at MSNBC

Renewable energy jobs website RenewablesCareers.com launches today

A new recruitment website for the green energy industry, RenewablesCareers.com, has launched today. The specialist recruitment website matches high calibre candidates with the latest worldwide renewable energy jobs from the industry's leading recruiters.

Opening markets for CSP - the industrial heat application

Heavy industry can be a viable secondary market today for CSP producers, but questions remain on whether start-up costs are justifiable for industrial users, and how reliable CSP can be for processes that can't pace production by the sun.

BSI: Companies Can Cut Energy Costs by up to 30%

Too many organizations use too much energy. This is simply because they are not looking closely enough at their energy usage. A powerful new tool will allow companies to reduce costs considerably: the BSI Kitemark® scheme for Energy Reduction Verification.

IPVEA Elects New Board Members

IPVEA members met on September 8, 2010 during the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) in Valencia. The members elected the new board as well as decided that IPVEA will support the upcoming 26th EU PVSEC 2011 in Hamburg.

Ontario Government Hydroelectric Project to Create Up To 800 Jobs

Northern Ontario's first major hydroelectric project in 40 years will provide more clean power to Ontarians and create up to 800 construction jobs. This project is part of the province's plan to boost the local economy and deliver a strong and reliable energy supply.

Empower Software releases dynamic home experience for big three utilities

Vancouver, BC- Empower Software ( www.empowersoftware.ca) , the leading web-based energy portal and Canada's greenest IT, today announced the launch of their advanced home energy portal for electricity, gas and water.

ART TEC to release new solar differential temperature controller in November 2010

New DTC-D temperature controller for small solar thermal systems operates from the same solar panel that powers circulation pump(s)

Boeing wins Pentagon contract to build a solar-powered drone that can stay aloft for five years

With four scrawny fuselages and wings stretching more than the length of a football field, Boeing Co.’s solar-powered drone looks a bit like a flying antenna. But the government is hoping that the aircraft, dubbed the SolarEagle, will one day be capable of flying for five straight years at 60,000 feet. Last week, Boeing announced it had won an $89-million contract with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop a prototype of the SolarEagle that can demonstrate it can stay aloft for 30 days by 2014. Eventually, Chicago-based Boeing sees the SolarEagle hovering at stratospheric altitudes for at least five years. "That's a daunting task, but Boeing has a highly reliable solar-electric design that will meet the challenge,” Pat O'Neil, the plane’s program manager, said in a statement. The SolarEagle will draw on solar energy through panels affixed to the wings. The power will be stored in fuel cells and used through the night. The plane will also feature electric motors and propellers. Much of the design work is being done by Boeing engineers at its Phantom Works facility in Huntington Beach. Boeing expects the plane to be ultimately used as a spy and communication aircraft. Source - LATimes Blog

SkyFuel Chooses Kelly Beninga to Lead Commercial Expansion of Parabolic Trough Business

SkyFuel, Inc., maker of the award-winning SkyTrough® parabolic trough solar collector, announces the choice of Kelly Beninga, an industry icon with 30 years of experience in renewable technology development, marketing, and management, as the company's new Chief CommerCommercialization Officer.

The rise of Fresnel technology is heavily aided by the consolidation in the CSP industry

The need for increasing project scale is driving a round of partnerships and acquisitions that could soon see the CSP industry reduced to a few vertically-integrated monoliths and this could be aiding the raise of the Fresnel technology with AREVA entering strongly this market.

Krayden Releases HumiSeal's UV40 Solar Conformal Coating

Targeted for solar and related applications, the UV40 SOLAR is formulated for use under prolonged exposure to sunlight, and resists discoloring and degradation.

Spray-on solar panels tested at University of South Florida

New technology was unveiled last week that allows ordinary everyday surfaces like windows to be converted into solar panels by spraying on a special coating. Maryland-based technology developers New Energy Technologies, Inc., said their spray-on solar panels could even generate power from artificial light on glass surfaces inside commercial buildings. The company showcased a small-scale working prototype of its "SolarWindow" system at a public demonstration on Thursday at the University of South Florida, in Tampa. Less than a tenth the thickness of solar thin-films, SolarWindow makes use of some of the world's smallest functional solar cells, as developed by University of South Florida physicist Xiaomei Jiang. Researchers are currently working toward lower production costs and increased power performance, along with methods for applying power-producing coatings to glass surfaces. John A. Conklin, the firm's President and CEO said: "Today's public demonstration is a pivotal milestone not only for the dedicated research team, but for our external stakeholders as well, including our investors who are keenly aware of how the development of the highly-anticipated SolarWindow technology has the potential to create a fundamental paradigm shift in the way we produce power worldwide." Source - BrighterEnergy.org

Walmart Uses Innovative Thin Film Solar Technology to Increase Renewable Energy Use

Thin film is lighter and has a smaller environmental impact than traditional solar panels

2010-2011 Hydrogen Student Design Contest Rules and Guidelines Now Available

Online info session on the Contest to be held on Sept. 21 at 3PM ET

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