According to the most recent issue of the "Monthly Energy Review" by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) , renewable energy sources (i.e., biofuels, biomass, geothermal, hydroelectric, solar, wind) provided 11.14% of domestic U.S. energy production during the first six months of 2010 – the latest time-frame for which data has been published. This continues the steady growth trend for renewable energy. Renewables accounted for 10.71% of domestic energy production during the first six months of 2009 and 10.35% during the first six months of 2008. Renewable energy sources provided 4.106 quadrillion Btus between January 1, 2010 and June 30, 2010 - an increase of 4.91% over the first half of 2009 and an increase of 8.37% over the first half of 2008. The largest single renewable energy source was biomass (including biofuels) which accounted for 50.66% of renewable energy production, followed by hydropower at 32.56%. Wind, geothermal, and solar sources provided 10.91%, 4.53%, and 1.32% of the total renewable energy output respectively. Moreover, renewable energy’s contribution to the nation’s domestic energy production is now almost equal to that provided by nuclear power. Nuclear power accounted for 11.19% of domestic energy production during the first half of 2010 - compared to 11.14% from renewables. But while renewable sources continue to expand, nuclear output in 2010 dropped - declining by 1.3% from its comparable 2009 level.
Bentek Solar introduces its new Solar Bi-Polar Array Combiner. The Bi-Polar Array combiner was designed and manufactured specifically for the Schneider Electric Xantrex GT-30 Grid Tie Solar Inverter.
RENEWABLE SOURCES NOW PROVIDE 11.14% OF U.S. ENERGY PRODUCTION AND 10.91% OF NET GRID-CONNECTED ELECTRICAL GENERATION
RENEWABLES NOW NECK-IN-NECK WITH NUCLEAR POWER
The Spanish multinational MECASOLAR has opened a new manufacturing facility in the Canadian city of Wallaceburg (Ontario ), adding to its existing factories in California,Greece and Spain.
While demand for concentrated solar power augmentation of coal-fired plants is picking up with the recent announcement of a 5MW addition to a coal plant in Chile by GDF Suez & Solar Power Group but the fast development of this new market for CSP will only succeed as the costs come down significantly
WASTE TO ENERGY+RECYCLING shows what waste can do for resource protection - special congress URBAN MINING
Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures, manufacturer of the world's most frequently specified fiberglass enclosure products, announces that they have been granted UL1741 Certification.
WS301 and WS501 by Lufft add solar radiation sensing ability to precise temperature, relative humidity, air pressure and ultrasonic wind measurement
Included below you'll find the latest news announcements, press events and show information for Solar Power International 2010 (SPI
Ecology and Environment, Inc., (E & E) (NASDAQ: EEI) will again participate in the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) Green Buildings Open House, to take place this Saturday, October 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
REHAU, an international polymer innovator in construction, automotive and industry, held a formal groundbreaking ceremony yesterday to denote construction of a new "Polymer Solutions Center" on the campus of its North American headquarters in Leesburg, Va. Construction is slated to commence this November, with an anticipated completion in the spring of 2011. Upon opening, the Polymer Solutions Center will serve as an authentic display for the company's complete North American offering of sustainable building and renewable energy products and systems, and will also function as a learning and training facility.
Corvus Energy, the innovative leaders of a high capacity lithium-ion battery technology, has named Hamlet Abnousi, BSc,CA, as its chief financial officer. His long history of financial leadership is a key asset to the Corvus team.
SolarBOS adds 100 and 200 amp Disconnect Combiners and increases number of inputs to 36 circuits.
"The bitter taste of poor quality lingers long after the sweetness of low price has disappeared."
Spotlighting Kia's increasing focus on striking design and new technologies, the chrome-colored, three-metre-long three-seater POP with its electric drivetrain, oblong-shaped side windows and front-hinged doors took centre stage on Kia's Paris Show stand. Unconventional features of POP – the striking side-window design, the high-tech feel of the dot-pattern head and taillights, back-lit front grille, rear-view cameras in each door, full-length glass roof, and the simplistic look of the wheels – all point to inspiration from outside the usual automotive spheres, such as gliders and high-speed bicycles. POP is also in fact a fully-electric, zero-emissions car with a 60 ps, 190 Nm motor. It's powered by highly efficient, compact lithium polymer gel batteries and is fully rechargeable in just six hours. Top speed is 140 kph, with a maximum range of 160 km on a single charge. The POP concept was designed by Kia's European design team under the direction of Peter Schreyer, Kia's Chief Design Officer, and Gregory Guillaume, Kia Europe's Chief Designer. Source: Kia
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