How and Where Distributed Energy Resources Will Reduce the Need for Transmission
12/01/13, Kiran Kumaraswamy, ICF International
The rapid growth of distributed energy resources (DER), a non-transmission alternative, is raising concerns over the viability and necessity of new transmission lines.
2013 completions of large solar thermal power plants mark technology gains
12/01/13, Reprinted with permission from, Today in Energy
All five of the major solar thermal projects—including Solana and Ivanpah—that are scheduled to come on line in 2013 and 2014 were awarded loans through the U.S. Department of Energy's Loan Guarantee Program.
Q3 2013 Deal Volume Comparison
12/01/13, Contributed by, Lincoln International
Merger and Acquisition information from Lincloln's Deal Reader.
Vanderbilt Proposes Building Energy Storage Into Solar Cells
12/01/13, Chris Meehan for, SolarReviews
Imagine a photovoltaic cell or module that actually stores as well as produces energy, acting as a battery and producing power even after dark.
Will You Survive Solar Grid Parity?
12/01/13, Patrick McCabe, GreenLancer.com
A path to ensure profitable installation for residential solar
The Solar Energy Industry Sizzles, Offshore Wind Dies Down
11/15/13, Paul Batistelli , Just Energy
With so many major obstacles standing in the way of U.S. offshore wind energy, the plans to launch the renewable energy sites may never come to fruition. Such uncertainty can make it a high-risk investment and turn away many venture capitalists.
More Power to You: Marines Boost Energy, Lighten Load
11/15/13, Eric Beidel, Office of Naval Research
The Marine Austere Patrolling System (MAPS) combines solar power and an individual water purifier to help lighten the load of Marines conducting lengthy missions in remote locations with few or no options for resupply.
Investment in Clean Technologies
11/15/13, Sheeraz Haji, Cleantech Group
The trends we are seeing reflect a broad spectrum of innovations, beyond energy generation (nevertheless a central pillar of clean technologies) to new commercialization models, to energy efficiency, to new applications of advances in materials sciences and molecular structures, and to resource sharing platforms enabled by the web.
What is osmotic power?
11/15/13, Tom Rooney, Energy Recovery
There are enormous benefits with osmotic power, namely that it’s the cleanest, most reliable source of renewable energy on the planet, it is always available and more cost-effective than solar or wind power, has a small ecological footprint and it recycles natures resources (seawater or wastewater).
Empowering Rural Cambodia with Solar lighting
11/15/13, Contributed by, NRG Solutions
As Cambodia is located in one of the sunniest areas of the world, solar power provides an excellent solution to the reduction in kerosene use: it’s safe; reliable; and easy to use.
Fortune 500 Companies That Make the World a Better Place
11/15/13, Chris Beck
A company's brand extends beyond its product. It also includes the way the business conducts itself in the world around it, by the way it treats its associates, and how far it reaches out of its niche to make a difference in the name of goodwill.
Power on Demand
11/15/13, Douglas Elbinger, GreenLancer.com
Designed for the Battlefield …Indispensable on the Construction Site
Nigeria Alternative Energy EXPO 2013
11/15/13, Contributed by, The Nigeria Alternative Energy Exhibition
The Nigeria Alternative Energy Exhibition (NAEE 2013) ended at ShehuYar’ Adua Convention Centre in Abuja after a successful third edition of one of Africa’s biggest energy forum.