Reacting to the declining price of wind energy, which is now cheaper than all other forms of energy, DTE altered its surcharge in a filing with the Michigan Public Service Commission last summer.
Scottish Renewables, which represents more than 330 organisations working in the renewable energy industry in Scotland, has highlighted a number of points of concern including how wild land has been defined and the accuracy of those areas deemed ‘core wild land'.
Third major energy project for Siemens from the US within one week ---- Pioneering Cape Wind project to be the first utility-scale offshore wind farm located in the US
As 2013 comes to a close, U.S. companies are seeing strong geothermal growth in new places around the world.
New rule bars purchases of China-assembled solar panels for military sites
December 23, 2013 – Elkridge, MD – Today, Solar Energy World was awarded the service industry's coveted Angie's List 2013 Super Service Award
New High Density Devices Ideal for Communications, Industrial, Medical and Military Applications ----Single Module with Dual 12-Amp Outputs Achieves Higher Density Versus Two Individual Modules
Canadian Solar will play a significant role on the SEIA board
New solar installations will be nestled within California's famous Shasta Mountains
Wind energy has already proven that it can deliver in these areas and it must continue to be a critical part of the U.S. energy mix.
New package of proposals to overhaul America's tax code
Morgan Advanced Materials provided a prototype plasma cavity for the Helicon Double Layer Thruster (HDLT), a new gas plasma space engine for use on satellites being developed by the Australian National University (ANU).
You might think of Google Glass as one of those tech creations that’s more intriguing than practical. You might see computerized eyewear as a Silicon Valley nerd fantasy that’s unlikely to change the way the rest of the world works. You would not be alone. But that’s not how Michael Chagala sees it. Chagala is the director of IT at Sullivan Solar Power, which is slipping Google Glass onto the heads of the field technicians who install its solar panels atop homes and businesses across Southern California. Because every building is unique, these field techs need ready access to all sorts of specs and plans describing the job at hand. In the past, they’ve carried three-ring binders onto the roof, but those are so hard to handle — particularly when the wind is blowing pages. They’ve lugged laptops up there too, but that comes with its own problems, including, well, the sun. So Chagala and company are switching to Glass, allowing their techs to browse documents simply by looking through the eyewear. For the most part, they can do this without using their hands — though you do have to tap the side of the glasses to move from doc to doc. “When you have someone on a roof, safety is your primary concern,” Chagala says. “Having both hands free is significant.” Lead by Chagala, the company has built a custom Glass app that taps into a database housing its customer records, information about particular job sites, and its inventory of parts and equipment. But its technicians also will use other tools available with the eyewear. A field worker can, say, call headquarters with questions or transmit live video of a roof installation to get some feedback. Read Full Article at Wired.com
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