As California Faces Record Drought Levels, Wind Energy Provides A Vital Service

In 2014, wind energy saved 2.5 billion gallons of water in California by displacing water consumption at the state's fossil-fired power plants, playing a valuable role in alleviating the state's record drought. Wind energy's annual water savings work out to around 65 gallons per person in the state - or the equivalent of 20 billion bottles of water, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).   According to AWEA, one of wind energy's most overlooked benefits is that it requires virtually no water to produce electricity while almost all other electricity sources evaporate tremendous amounts of water.   In California - where the state is combating record drought levels - Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed an executive order to reduce household water consumption by 25%, from about 140 gallons per day per household to 105 gallons. Wind energy's water savings are, therefore, equivalent to what would be saved by nearly one week's worth of the required reductions for a typical household.   In 2008, U.S. thermal power plants withdrew 22 trillion to 62 trillion gallons of freshwater from rivers, lakes, streams and aquifers and consumed 1 trillion to 2 trillion gallons. By displacing generation from these conventional power plants, U.S. wind energy currently saves around 35 billion gallons of water per year - the equivalent of 120 gallons per person or 285 billion bottles of water.

"Best of inutec German PV Trainings & Exercises", April 14-16, 2015 in Manila, Phils.

This workshop is intended for decision maker of solar companies and their teams. Also multiplier persons like architects, trade representatives will learn how to start, earn and make life worth living with clean sun energy. The training is designed to empower the participants, allow them insights and make them successful in the design and use an infinite, clean and independent solar energy. This workshop aims to transfer the experience and knowledge in PV gained from the global leader Germany.

PVinsights : The uninterrupted weak demand made solar price drop further in April.

Without Chinese domestic demand recovery, Chinese module providers inclined to offer more attractive prices to obtain more orders. Moreover, more and more Chinese solar panel makers are planning to build up their facility outside China and aggressive to offer attractive price to American solar project developers or investors.

California first state to generate more than 5% of electricity from utility-scale solar

All of the top 10 states-with the exception of Florida-have a renewable portfolio standard in place. Most of those policies include a specific target for solar power or customer-sited generation.

Major League Soccer's Real Salt Lake Partners with Auric Solar to Install Largest Solar Energy Offset in all North American Pro Sports Venues

Fourth-largest Array at Any Major U.S. Professional Sporting Venue Anticipates Completion Date of October 2015; Solar Installation to offset Rio Tinto Stadium's Power Needs,Create Covered/Lit Parking Areas & More

Thai PM Visits Clenergy Booth

Clenergy showcased its PV-ezRack mounting systems at this year's Green Network Forum on March 23 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Blymyer Engineers Announces Solar Project Red Horse 2 Racing To The Finish Line

The project is the largest of its kind in the nation, combining wind and solar energy in unison.

The Zayed Future Energy Prize Calls for Clean Energy Innovators During New York Trip

Annual $4 million prize urges North American individuals, organizations and schools committed to developing renewables and sustainability to make submissions

RET Capital buys third utility-scale solar power plant in Ontario

RET Capital now owns three solar plants built by Canadian Solar across the province, totaling more than 40 MW DC of generating capacity.

Missouri Ranks 11th Nationally in 2014 Solar Growth

Missouri's biggest solar gains came in commercial installations, but residential and utility-scale installations increased, too.

The KACO new energy Ultraverter concept wins Germany's most prestigious photovoltaics award.

Cupertino Electric, Amec Foster Wheeler Build One of the Largest Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Projects in the U.S.

More Than One Million Modules Installed at 250-MW Copper Mountain Solar 3 Project in Nevada

New E Source Research Shows Big Opportunities and Barriers for Solar in Business Sector

Although individuals and companies have been leveraging distributed generation for decades, solar electric systems seem to be igniting a whole new level of interest among large and midsize businesses.

SEIA Hails Energy Department Initiative to Train Solar Workers

President Obama announced today that the Department of Energy (DOE) will launch a new initiative to train 75,000 Americans - including military veterans - to enter the solar workforce by 2020.

NABCEP Announces Release of Practice Exams

Online Practice Exams are Now Available for the PV Installation Professional Certification and PV Entry Level Exams

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