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3 Solar Trends To Watch

Apr 25 2015 08:25 PM | eds in Solar Power

1. The pending expiration of the investment tax credit (ITC) in 2016. 2. More Anti-China trade actions? 3. Consolidation in the solar manufacturing industry globally. 04-25-2015 Source: 3 Solar Trends To Watch

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Growing Importance Of Energy-Water Nexus

Apr 25 2015 06:50 PM | eds in Green Energy

The World Bank’s, Thirsty Energy initiative, . . . aims to address the interconnection between energy and water, . . . by providing countries with, . . . “assessment tools, and management frameworks,” . . . to help governments “coordinate decision-maki...

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A New World Record

Apr 25 2015 02:25 PM | eds in Solar Power

A new world record 46% efficient solar cell, . . . was achieved using a 4-junction cell, developed by, . . . Soitec and CEA-Leti in France, together with the, . . . Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Germany, . . . as one of a new gen...

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Water-Energy Nexus

Apr 25 2015 01:40 PM | eds in Green Energy

Nationally, more than 40% of freshwater withdrawals, . . . go to thermoelectric generation, . . . where water is lost to evaporation. Solar PV and wind, on the other hand, . . . do not have the water requirements, . . . that thermoelectric plants ha...

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Transportations Future

Apr 25 2015 12:20 PM | eds in Green Energy

Transportations Future

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Solar Costing 1/3 Retail Power

Apr 25 2015 12:20 AM | eds in Solar Power

Germany’s cost of producing solar energy, . . . has shrunk to 1/3, of what households pay for power, . . . after the nation made developers compete for subsidies. Most bids to build large ground-mounted solar plants in the first solar auction, . . . c...

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Solar And Battery Storage Site

Apr 24 2015 09:05 AM | eds in Green Energy

Randolph-Macon College, . . . is the state’s first fully integrated solar and battery storage site.

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Where Does Unused Electricity Go?

Apr 24 2015 08:45 AM | eds in Green Energy

A steady increase in solar, and wind-generated power, . . . is increasing, the need to develop efficient electricity storage, systems. That's because generation from such sources, . . . can be almost limitless and needs to go somewhere. Max Baumhe...

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Global Battery Market

Apr 24 2015 08:25 AM | eds in Economy & Politics

The general global battery market is over $50 billion, . . . with the rechargeable portion at nearly $6 billion. Growth has been about 6% since 2006, . . . but if fully electric vehicles gain a substantial market share, . . . of the transpor...

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Hawaii: 100% Renewable Grid?

Apr 23 2015 03:30 PM | eds in Green Energy

HECO has already shown that it can get to 70% by 2030 with little difficulty, . . . while also saving tons of ratepayer money. So even if Hawaii gets to “only” 85% to 90% by 2040, . . . the job is pretty much done at that point, . . . because once foss...

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