PNM, a New Mexico utility, has planned to join with two educational partners and the Sandia National Laboratories in one of a growing number of renewable-energy storage and distribution projects getting under way across the country.
EACH NOW PROVIDE 11% OF DOMESTIC ENERGY PRODUCTION BUT NON-HYDRO RENEWABLES GROW 11.5% WHILE NUCLEAR OUTPUT DROPS
An office park in Alhambra is about to start drawing a quarter of its electricity from the devices. It joins commercial properties in more than 40 cities statewide. Behind a chain-link fence next to a parking structure at an office park in the San Gabriel Valley sit five softly humming gray boxes that could change the way homes and offices are powered. On Tuesday, the boxes — each somewhat bigger than an SUV — will begin generating enough electricity to power about a quarter of the complex, saving the property owner about $500,000 a year in electricity bills. The Energy Servers use fuel-cell technology to create low-emission electricity. The product, developed by Bloom Energy, a Sunnyvale, Calif., start-up, has been hailed as an innovation that could change the power industry. "We were convinced that this was a technology that was extraordinarily good," said Wayne Ratkovich, chief executive of Ratkovich Co., which owns the Alhambra office park. "And we're not paying as high of an electric bill, so we'll save a lot of money."
The Israel's cabinet has approved a plan that aims to indentify simple and quick processes for construction of solar power installations.
With the 2010 edition, All About Energy has established itself as the biggest Renewable Energy related event in Brazil. Now, it is quickly becoming one of the most important events in Latin America.
Lawrence, MA - December 21, 2010 - Solectria Renewables, LLC, the leading U.S. PV inverter manufacturer, was pleased to attend a press conference and ribbon cutting hosted by National Grid. The event celebrated the completion of three new solar power systems in Revere, Haverhill and Everett, Massac
SunEdison, a subsidiary of MEMC Electronic Materials, has won a three-year, $50m construction loan from Rabobank International to build solar power plants in the US.
The world's biggest gas-guzzling nation has limits after all. After seven decades of mostly uninterrupted growth, U.S. gasoline demand is at the start of a long-term decline. By 2030, Americans will burn at least 20 percent less gasoline than today, experts say, even as millions of more cars clog the roads. The country's thirst for gasoline is shrinking as cars and trucks become more fuel-efficient, the government mandates the use of more ethanol and people drive less. "A combination of demographic change and policy change means the days of gasoline growing in the U.S. are over," said Daniel Yergin, chairman of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates and author of a Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the oil industry. This isn't the first time in U.S. history that gasoline demand has fallen, at least temporarily. Drivers typically cut back during recessions, then hit the road again when the economy picks up. The Great Recession was the chief reason demand fell sharply in 2008.
NorthWestern Energy, a provider of electricity and natural gas, has entered into a memorandum of understanding to purchase 25MW Spion Kop wind project to be developed by Compass Wind, a community-based wind project developer, in central Montana.
The Wattner Group, a developer, financier and operator of solar power plants, has procured 12MW solar park in Sietzsch, located a few kilometers from Leipzig airport in Germany.
Csun Manufacturing likely will see consolidated revenues grow 20-30 percent in 2011 according to company president Webber Wong. The growth is expected to be driven by rising demand from the semiconductor, solar and touch screen panel segments.
Solar thermal installers and users can now purchase SPP Corn Glycol in 55 gallon drums.
While the future energy needs of the planet will undoubtedly be met with a combination of technologies, many believe that solar - in the form of photovoltaic (PV) cells - is the only renewable energy source with the capacity to make a significant impact on global energy production.
Energy Roofing Systems recently announced plans to develop the first commercial solar PV system in North Georgia. The 20kW project was made possible through federal and state clean energy tax credits that cover 65% of the cost. The company also has plans to help many local businesses qualify.
Warranty doubles the existing 5 year warranty on ES-A and ES-E series panels.
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