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CA Lottery Hits Jackpot with Solar and Ice-based Energy Storage
04/14/14, Contributed by, CALMAC
The Pavilion of CA Lottery Uses Ice Storage and Solar Panels to Achieve Net Zero.

Developing Renewable Energy Projects on Brownfields: Mitigating Environmental Risks & Liabilities
04/14/14, Jon Benjamin and Mathew Swain , Farella Braun + Martel’s Environmental Law Department
Although the environmental risks and liabilities associated with brownfields generally diminishes their viability as locations for such facilities, these risks and liabilities can often be sufficiently controlled and minimized through governmental and private party tools to make certain projects worth pursuing.

Half of power plant capacity additions in 2013 came from natural gas
04/14/14, Reprinted with permission from, Today in Energy
But Solar came second - twice as much as coal - and Wind was 4th (comment from AltEnergyMag)

Why Oil Industry Estimates for Energy Reserves Can Be an X-File
04/14/14, Dr. Alan Rozich, BioConversion Solutions LLC
Hopefully, we won’t have to deal constantly with misinformation like Mulder and Scully had to when jousting with their malevolent arch-nemesis, the Cigarette Smoking Man. However, be prepared to do some digging to get at the facts.

Distributed Generations Future Impact on the U.S. Capacity Markets
04/14/14, Samir Succar, ICF International
As variable, distributed generation increasingly becomes a prevalent source of generation in regions, changes in capacity market dynamics will have a profound impact on generating assets and their future economic viability.

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Alternative Energy Stories of the Day

Obama to challenge private companies to boost solar power use

Submitted on: 04/17/14, 12:26 PM

President Obama will challenge companies Thursday to expand their use of solar power, part of his ongoing effort to leverage the power of his office to achieve goals that have been stymied by Congress. The new initiative comes as the White House is hosting a Solar Summit aimed at highlighting successful efforts on the local level to speed the deployment of solar energy.
 
Although some large solar plants are coming online and it is the fastest-growing source of renewable energy in the United States, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, it accounts for roughly 1 percent of the nation’s electricity generation.
 
“Now is the time for solar,” said Anya Schoolman, executive director of the Community Power Network, a Washington-based nonprofit group that helps communities build renewable energy projects. She will be honored at the summit Thursday.
 
“The costs are affordable, in reach of middle America and above. We know how to do it now, we know how to scale it, and we kind of just need people to let it go and encourage it,” she said.
 
In an effort to make it easier for state, local and tribal governments to expand their solar portfolios, the Energy Department is launching a $15 million-dollar “Solar Market Pathways” program.

 

Global Wind Power Capacity Projected To Nearly Double In 5 Years
Submitted on: 04/15/14, 02:54 PM
Asia is now leagues ahead of other regions within the global wind market. Furthermore, this market is expected to grow at an annual cumulative capacity rate of more than 10 percent over the coming five years. A recent Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) report shows othe

MIT, Harvard scientists study how to produce solar power without sunlight
Submitted on: 04/14/14, 07:45 AM
A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University are working on a technology that wouldn't require sunlight to produce solar power. The team is developing a material that can absorb the sun's heat and store th

GTM Research - Chinese solar-panel prices rising 20% in the U.S.
Submitted on: 04/10/14, 03:17 PM
The price of Chinese-made solar panels delivered to the U.S. could increase by up to 20% by the end of the year, GTM Research said Thursday. The increase is due to supply constraints, rising input costs, and the ongoing trade dispute between the two countr

Celebrating The 60th Anniversary Of The First Practical Solar Cell
Submitted on: 04/08/14, 01:35 PM
Sixty years ago on April 25, 1954, Bell Laboratories demonstrated to the world one of the most significant breakthroughs ever recorded in the history of solar energy and of electricity – the first solar cell capable of converting enough sunlight into el

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Today's Alternative Energy Headlines

Lucintel's Analysis of Growth Opportunities in Global Non-Destructive Testing Equipment Market
Submitted on: 04/18/14, 02:50 AM
The global non-destructive testing (NDT) equipment market registered good growth from 2007 through 2012.The market is forecast to reach $2.052 billion by 2018, continuing its solid over the next five years (2013-2018).

OutBack Power Steps up Support for Solar Installers with Half-price Battery Shipping, NABCEP Certificate Training
Submitted on: 04/17/14, 02:14 PM
Program for direct battery shipping within five days improves jobsite success in growing solar market

Trina Solar Announces Grid Connection for 23.8 MW PV Projects in UK
Submitted on: 04/17/14, 02:11 PM
The projects will be able to supply clean energy to approximately 7,477 local homes each year.

TOP ENERGY STORAGE LEADERS AND POLICY ARCHITECTS TO SPEAK AT ENERGY STORAGE NORTH AMERICA 2014
Submitted on: 04/17/14, 02:08 PM
Keynote Speakers from FERC, Tesla, Solar City, CPUC, PG&E, SCE, Cal ISO, IESO, and Others to Headline Industry's Most Influential Energy Storage Event

United States Congressman for New Jersey to Present Closing Keynote at Energy Ocean
Submitted on: 04/17/14, 02:05 PM
Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. Will Deliver His Perspective on How Government and Industry Can Work Together to Advance Offshore Renewable Energy

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