7 Projects Paving the Way for Ocean Power

What if we could tap the power of the ocean to produce electricity? Companies including Lockheed Martin, Wavebob and OpenHydro are working on technologies to capture energy from waves, tides, currents and the ocean’s thermal gradients on a scale that could eventually make the sea a major contributor to the nation’s clean energy supply. Despite its promise, however, to provide continuous electricity — a benefit that solar and wind don’t offer — development of so-called “hydrokinetic” technology (relating to the kinetic energy of moving fluid) has run into technical and fundraising difficulties. For example, the California Utilities Commission rejected a power purchase agreement from utility Pacific Gas & Electric to buy electricity from a project by Finavera Renewables, saying the technology was too unproven and costly. So far, few studies have looked into the environmental impact of ocean and tidal power equipment worldwide. As researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington State explained recently, some of the limited studies have taken place outside the U.S., focusing on wildlife not commonly found in the estuaries and oceans hugging this country. Source: Josie Garthwaite – GigaOM

MERITAGE HOMES NOW OFFERING SUPER HIGH ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES AT PROVINCE IN MARICOPA

Meritage Homes has just announced that they are offering their energy efficient homes in several of their active adult communities including Province in Maricopa, Sundance in Buckeye and Mission Royale in Casa Grande, Arizona.

3TIER Releases Q3, 2010 Wind Performance Maps for Europe and North America

Winds generally up in North America and down in Europe

Federal Solar Grant Incentive ends December 31 2010

If you are a Commercial business or non-profit in Connecticut please be aware that the US Treasury Grant will END Deecmber 31, 2010. Contact yoyur CPA, your lawyer and Sundoor Solar in Meriden as soon as you can.

Karen Owyeung, LED Technology Executive and Market Visionary, Named CEO of Lunera Lighting, Inc.

Lunera Lighting, Inc., a Silicon Valley company that designs, manufactures, and markets next-generation LED lighting, today announced that former Hewlett Packard and Lumileds executive, Karen Owyeung, has joined Lunera as its new CEO.

SMA Sunny Portal iPhone Application Provides Systems Data Anytime, Anywhere

Critical performance data from any photovoltaic (PV) system is now available on the iPhone with the SMA Sunny Portal application. Available for free download from the Apple App Store, it allows solar power system owners and operators to manage, monitor and display PV system performance instantly, anytime and anywhere.

LOS ANGELES BOASTS NEW GREEN TEAM

SUNGREEN SYSTEMS INC PARTNERS WITH BYD AMERICA CORP TO DELIVER SOLAR POWER TO THE SOUTHWEST Two fast growing companies in L.A.'s alternative energy industry are joining forces.

APRICUS INC. FULFILLS SOLAR HEATING PURCHASE ORDER WITH CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Apricus Solar Thermal System Provides CSUS with Heightened Energy Savings and Enhanced Heating Functionality.

REHAU to Exhibit Renewable Energy and Sustainable Building Solutions at IGSHPA 2010

REHAU showcases its most recent developments for the renewable energy market at the 2010 International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) Conference and Expo, October 27 to 29, 2010 in Denver, Colo. These include the RAUGEO™ and REHAU ECOAIR™ systems.

Hydropower making waves in the renewable energy world

Here is a look at some of the latest trends and top companies in the world of hydropower, a dominant renewable energy resource

The wind blows to Victoria for 75 wind power generators

247.5MW, 75 wind turbines, power for 135,000 homes and $326 million later, Australia selects wind energy as a viable power source.

Keeping Up With The Obamas, The White House Goes Solar

If they're doing it, then maybe you should too.

The future of energy storage systems according to IEEE

As energy storage is a top priority for the smart grid, IEEE introduces the P2030.2™ Working Group, as an effective strategy

Why U.S. solar power market will shine brightly by 2020

U.S. solar PV and solar thermal electric generation market to grow annually by 42% to reach 44GW by 2020 with $100bn investment

Environmentalists oppose world's largest solar power plant in Calif

As the Obama administration continues to fulfill its renewable energy promises with a $6bn solar plant, where will wildlife go?

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