Government, industry and conservation groups come together to fund £50k research – with more to come
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Clean Energy Collective Partners with RGS Energy in Reseller Agreement
Will displace more than 740,000 metric tons of carbon emissions annually---- CG designed and supplied all critical high voltage power equipment---- Innovative AC/AC connecting technology to reduce cost and maintenance
Trinity Capital Investment and CapX Partners Team Up to Close a $20 Million Venture Debt Loan to Advanced Battery Manufacturer Aquion Energy
The Obama administration has announced funding for three offshore wind power projects off the New Jersey, Oregon and Virginia coastlines. The administration has pledged up to $47 million for each project to bring a total of 67 megawatts (MW) of green power online. The price tag for all this green power: a staggering $11.75 million per wind turbine. In terms of energy, the twelve offshore wind turbines will cost $2.1 million per MW. But the high price tag has not deterred the Obama administration from funding the costly wind projects. “Offshore wind offers a large, untapped energy resource for the United States that can create thousands of manufacturing, construction and supply chain jobs across the country and drive billions of dollars in local economic investment,” said Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. According to Windustry, a utility scale wind turbine cost from $1.3 million to $2.2 million per MW. Most “commercial-scale turbines installed today are 2 MW in size and cost roughly $3-$4 million installed.” The Energy Information Administration (EIA) says that the costs of offshore wind power are still high at $204 per megwatthour (MWh) — compared with the costs of onshore wind power at $80 per MWh.
The Italian entrepreneur and PV pioneer Franco Traverso has announced the recent founding of MegaCell Srl (Italy). The new PV Company is created in order to product "BiSon", the new bifacial solar cell based on monocrystalline N-type silicon featurig high efficiency (over 20%) and low cost.
This new product has already been selected for the majority of projects under France's second tender for solar power plants over 250 kW
Solar Grid Storage is the leading pioneer in solar storage deployment. The company has developed an innovative, market-based model for adding large-scale battery storage to PV projects. With its solar + storage approach, the company is able to dramatically lower costs and new benefits.
Pinakin Patel to represent FuelCell Energy on CHBC's Board of Directors
Sunstall Inc. is the first company to successfully complete ATI's New Certified Installer Training Program
The Idaho couple who created an innovative road surface made of solar panels is back with a prototype, and they’re looking to Indiegogo for additional funding. Scott and Julie Brusaw want to replace traditional asphalt and concrete with impact-resistant solar panels that do double duty as a road surface and an energy source. When the solar roadway concept debuted in 2010, it caught the interest of futurists and government officials. Now the Brusaws have a working prototype covering a 12- by 36-foot parking lot outside the couple’s electronics lab in Idaho. The new panels look quite different from the prototype we saw almost four years ago. The latest design is hexagonal, which allows for better coverage on curves and hills. They’re also heated for easier snow and ice removal, and include LEDs that can display road markings or even messages. According to the Brusaws, the new glass-covered panels have been tested for traction and impact resistance, and can sustain a 250,000-pound load. They’ve even got a video of a tractor driving over the parking lot prototype. This is also the first time the panels have been subjected to real-world road conditions, and the parking lot includes a dedicated channel for drainage and utilities. Up until this point, the project has been financed through a $50,000 private grant and two phases of funding from the Federal Highway Administration. Now, the Brusaws have launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise $1 million for commercialization of their prototypes.
GCE has secured the required capital to order both the plastic and tire pyrolysis systems, in addition to its PGM, Platinum Group Metal facility. Financing for both plants is expected to be concluded prior to the end of Q2 2014.
Heraeus to Attend SNEC 8th (2014) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition
Market introduction of two news pastes for ultra-lowly doped emitter cells and announcement of new production site for front-side silver paste
30 MW of Yingli Solar modules will be delivered in installments from the second quarter of 2014 through the first quarter of 2015.
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