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May 22 2018

21:06

ABC Solar Seeking Legal Funds from CrowdJustice.com for Monopoly Abuse Fight

Los Angeles CA (SPX) May 23, 2018
The California Public Utilities Commission is alleged to be abusing its power to stifle the private development of solar energy and to protect Southern California Edison from having to answer to anyone for unfair and unjustified rulings. Bradley Bartz, founder of ABC Solar Incorporated, is seeking to file a Writ of Mandamus request to the California Courts of Appeal to order the California
04:28

Self-assembling 3D battery would charge in seconds

Ithaca NY (SPX) May 22, 2018
The world is a big place, but it's gotten smaller with the advent of technologies that put people from across the globe in the palm of one's hand. And as the world has shrunk, it has also demanded that things happen ever faster - including the time it takes to charge an electronic device. A cross-campus collaboration led by Ulrich Wiesner, professor of engineering in the at Cornell Univers

May 21 2018

17:17

Don't wait for a unicorn: Investing in low-carbon tech now will save money

Waiting for a 'unicorn technology' that provides green energy at low cost could be more expensive than adopting low-carbon energy technologies now.
09:39

Large-scale solar shines in Queensland during record year

Brisbane, Australia (SPX) May 21, 2018
Queensland is leading the national charge towards a record year for the large-scale solar industry, Clean Energy Council Chief Executive Kane Thornton said in launching the 2018 Large-scale Solar Industry Forum in Brisbane. Mr Thornton said 20 projects were actively under construction, would soon start or had already been completed in the Sunshine State during 2018, and the flow-on benefit

May 18 2018

05:30

Renewable energy use accelerating, but progress is lacking

Washington (UPI) May 2, 2018
While growth in the pace of renewable energy deployment is impressive, other parts of the sector are not up to par, a consortium of industry organizations said. Delegates from groups like the International Energy Agency, the International Renewable Energy Agency and the World Health Organization met Wednesday in Portugal to review progress on global energy goals. A report from the confe
05:30

Bye Aerospace announces first flight of Sun Flyer 2

Denver CO (SPX) May 03, 2018
Bye Aerospace announced the prototype Sun Flyer 2 aircraft had its first flight in April. The prototype aircraft flight test program, which began in late March, is being conducted at Centennial Airport (KAPA), south of Denver, Colorado, and are now progressing to increased speed, altitude and endurance capabilities. George Bye, Founder and CEO of Bye Aerospace, thanked and congratulated th
05:30

Low-carbon energy transition requires more renewables than previously thought

Barcelona, Spain (SPX) May 07, 2018
The transition to a low-carbon energy society will require more renewable energy sources than previously thought if current levels of energy consumption per capita and lifestyles are to be maintained. This is one of the main conclusions of a study recently published in Nature Energy by Lewis King and Jeroen van den Bergh of the Institute of Science and Environmental Technology of the Universitat
05:30

Novel approach for photosynthetic production of carbon neutral biofuel from green algae

Turku, Finland (SPX) May 04, 2018
Reducing carbon emissions in order to prevent climate change requires developing new technologies for sustainable and renewable biofuel production. Molecular hydrogen is regarded as one of the most promising energy carriers due to its high energy density and clean, carbon-free use. A research group from the University of Turku, Finland, has discovered an efficient way for transforming sola
05:30

Harvesting clean hydrogen fuel through artificial photosynthesis

Ann Arbor MI (SPX) May 04, 2018
A new, stable artificial photosynthesis device doubles the efficiency of harnessing sunlight to break apart both fresh and salt water, generating hydrogen that can then be used in fuel cells. The device could also be reconfigured to turn carbon dioxide back into fuel. Hydrogen is the cleanest-burning fuel, with water as its only emission. But hydrogen production is not always environ
05:30

Asian markets have renewable energy edge

Washington (UPI) May 8, 2018
Though more workers globally are on the payroll in the renewable energy sector, the industry is concentrated in Asia, an annual report found. The International Renewable Energy Agency estimates that 60 percent of all renewable energy jobs are in the Asian economies. For the solar panel industry, China has about 60 percent of the payrolls, representing about 2.2 million employees. China
05:30

California becomes first US state to require solar on new homes

Los Angeles (AFP) May 10, 2018
California on Wednesday became the first US state to require solar panels on all new residential buildings as part of efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The California Energy Commission said the new building standards, adopted unanimously by its members, will go into effect on January 1, 2020. "We are the first, we will not be the last," commissioner David Hochschild said after the
05:30

meeco deploys solar powered electric bikes for Safari camps in Kenya

Zug, Switzerland (SPX) May 10, 2018
The Swiss-headquartered clean energy provider The meeco Group is currently developing intelligent trybrid solar mini-grids for several Safari Camps in Kenya. As African remote hotels and lodges often depend on cost-extensive diesel generators, solar installations in combination with energy storage systems represent an economically viable and eco-friendly solution to establish a reliable and sust
05:30

Renewable Energy Jobs Reach 10.3 Million Worldwide in 2017

Abu Dhabi, UAE (SPX) May 10, 2018
The renewable energy industry created more than 500,000 new jobs globally in 2017, a 5.3 per cent increase from 2016, according to the latest figures released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). According to the fifth edition of Renewable Energy and Jobs - Annual Review, launched at IRENA's 15th Council in Abu Dhabi this week, the total number of people employed in the sector (
05:30

Kyocera TCL Solar Completes 29MW Solar Power Plant on Repurposed Land in Japan

Tokyo, Japan (SPX) May 15, 2018
Kyocera TCL Solar LLC has completed construction of a 29.2 megawatt (MW) utility-scale solar power plant in Yonago City, Tottori Prefecture, Japan. The solar modules were installed on 1.2km2 of land originally designated for a golf course and other purposes but subsequently abandoned. A ceremony was held on April 27 to commemorate completion of Kyocera TCL Solar's largest solar power plant.
05:30

French energy group ENGIE built up by renewables

Washington (UPI) May 15, 2018
French energy company ENGIE said first quarter revenues were driven by a global portfolio, though Belgium and France renewables were a main lift. France has one of the least carbonized electricity sectors among members of the European Union. Most of its renewable power comes from hydroelectric resources. Leading with a renewable energy footprint in the region, ENGIE reported first quart
05:30

NEXTracker sales surge for Series 6 Mounting Systems across 600MW of new projects

Fremont CA (SPX) May 17, 2018
NEXTracker has announced its collaboration with First Solar to provide an innovative patent-pending racking technology for First Solar's Series 6 panel rollout this year. The First Solar engineering procurement construction (EPC) group also selected NEXTracker's NX Horizon for multiple utility-scale projects in the southwestern United States, totaling 634 MW using the Series 6 module: Rosa
05:30

NYSERDA Announces $10 Million Available to Launch New Cleantech Accelerator

Albany NY (SPX) May 17, 2018
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced that the state is seeking proposals from organizations to operate a new statewide cleantech accelerator to help bring cutting-edge, innovative technologies to the marketplace. Up to $10 million is available to launch an accelerator which supports Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's nation leading clean energy goals
05:30

Recurrent Energy Secures Financing and Tax Equity Investment for North Carolina Project

Guelph, Canada (SPX) May 18, 2018
Recurrent Energyhas closed on debt financing and tax equity investment commitment for the 74.8 MWac/102 MWp NC 102 solar photovoltaic project, located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. Prudential Capital Group will provide a $106.7 million debt facility for the project, including a tax equity bridge loan, term loan and revolving loan to the project. U.S. Bancorp Community Development Cor
05:30

Team achieves two-electron chemical reactions using light energy, gold

Champaign IL (SPX) May 17, 2018
Scientists are one step closer to building a carbon-recycling system that can harvest solar energy to efficiently convert CO2 and water into liquid fuels. By optimizing many parts of the system, the researchers say, they can now drive two-electron chemical reactions, a substantial advance over one-electron reactions, which are energy inefficient. The research, reported in the journal Natur

May 17 2018

15:38

Can we get 100 percent of our energy from renewable sources?

Some researchers doubted the feasibility of many of the recent scenarios for high shares of renewable energy. Now scientists have hit back with their response to the points raised. They demonstrate that there are no roadblocks on the way to a 100 percent renewable future.
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