Kyocera, Gaia Power, Kyudenko and Century Tokyo Leasing Announce Construction of 92MW Solar Power Plant in Japan

One of Japan's largest solar installations to provide equivalent power for roughly 30,500 households

sPower Breaks Ground on Sierra Solar Facility, 22.5MW in Los Angeles County

LA County Greenlights sPower's Project, Bringing More Clean Energy to SCE Rate Payers

AES Energy Storage, NEC Energy Solutions, and RES Americas Score Highest in Navigant Research Assessment of Energy Storage Systems Integrators, According to Navigant Research

Leading players have a track record of successful projects and are willing to adapt to market demand, report finds

DuraTrack HZ v3 Tracking System Commissioned in Northern New Mexico

Springer Electric Cooperative's 1.3 MW solar plant will provide clean energy to local customers

Biogas: Big Opportunities, But Beware the Risks

Today, there are more than 191 biogas sites already operating on farms and about 1,500 more at wastewater treatment plants, but there is tremendous opportunity for more growth in biogas systems.

Pro-Solar Constitutional Amendment in Florida Gaining Momentum

Today, there are 234 megawatts (MW) of installed solar capacity in Florida - enough to power 27,000 homes - ranking the state 13th in the nation.

Technological trends under the spotlight - ees Europe's accompanying program

ees Europe 2015 takes place alongside Intersolar Europe at Messe München from June 10-12.

AllCell and LG Develop High Performance Lithium-Ion Battery for Material Handling Market

A Navigant Research report estimates that revenue from fuel cells, fast chargers, and Li-ion batteries in the material handling market will be $556MM in North America by 2020, compared to $121MM in 2013.

SEIA Applauds Efforts by DOE to Expand Solar Deployment

Department of Energy's (DOE) SunShot Initiative announced today that it will provide $32 million in new funding opportunities to help spur additional solar development nationwide.

Why one company sees great potential in the U.S. offshore wind market

By Jaclyn Brandt for FierceEnergy: In April, DONG Energy signed an agreement to take over RES Americas Developments Inc.'s (RES) more than 1,000-megawatt (MW) development project rights off the coast of Massachusetts. RES had secured the rights to two leases from the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in January. "The U.S. is an interesting market for offshore wind with the potential to become a significant area for future development," said Samuel Leupold, executive vice president of Wind Power with DONG Energy, said at the announcement in April. "We already have a number of post-2020 projects in our pipeline in North-Western Europe that we will continue to develop. With the takeover of the offshore wind development project in the US, we will broaden our geographical scope and follow the market potential outside of our current footprint." Leupold continued, "The site conditions are quite similar to those we currently work with in North-Western Europe which means that the project could be developed using well-known technology and logistics." Although the offshore wind market in the United States has many regulatory obstacles, Brostrøm said that there is also a lot of potential off the East Coast -- including good wind speeds and water depths. He also cited the efforts by BOEM to encourage wind development.

The PowerStore adds APS solar microinverter line

APS microinverters will be distributed by The PowerStore, a top-tier solar wholesaler. The PowerStore offers a full line of renewable energy products including solar microinverters, modules, storage solutions and related equipment. The company is based in Alvarado, Texas, with an overseas office in Glasgow, UK, under the CCL Components Ltd. banner.

The Road to Change: Electric Vehicles Power the Future for Everyone

The EV industry is on the precipice of a significant growth spurt. AltEnergyMag.com talks with Principal Solar about this and the their now available White Paper "The Road To Change: Electric Vehicles Power the Future for Everyone".

Biomass Power Generation - A solution to Aggressive Green Power Strategies

A confluence of industry drivers such as regulatory framework and government support, long-term supply of low cost feedstock, and FITs and tax incentives for biomass energy use are anticipated to propel the use of biomass for energy generation.

This cloudy-day black silicon solar cell can hit a record 22.1% efficiency

Researchers at Finland’s Aalto University have achieved a record-breaking 22.1% efficiency for a nanostructured silicon, or black, solar cell. They accomplished this by overlaying a thin, passivating film on the nanostructures by a process known as atomic layer deposition, and by integrating all of the metal contacts on the cell’s back side. Perhaps the best part: Black solar cells work really well on cloudy days. “This is an advantage particularly in the north, where the sun shines from a low angle for a large part of the year,” said professor Hele Savin from Aalto University, who coordinated the study, in a statement. “We have demonstrated that in winter Helsinki, black cells generate considerably more electricity than traditional cells, even though both cells have identical efficiency values.” Using the aforementioned process, the team managed to beat their previous record by almost 4%, which is a stunning achievement. The new cells have a certified external quantum efficiency of 96% at 300nm wavelengths, which the team said shows that charged carrier surface recombination is no longer a problem — and that for the first time, the black silicon isn’t limiting energy conversion efficiency. And thanks to the inherent properties of black solar cells, they can capture solar radiation at low angles, generating more electricity over the full duration of a day as compared with traditional cells.

AFFORDABLE SOLAR BUILDS 2ND LARGEST SOLAR ARRAY IN UTAH

The array built by Affordable Solar will produce 1.8 million kilowatt hours of clean electricity right at the site and cover 1/3 of the distribution center's energy usage.

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