The Integrated Grid
02/27/14, Contributed by, The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI)
Excerpts from the EPRI Study on the Integrated Electric Grid
2013 Nanotechnology Patent Literature Review
02/27/14, Contributed by, McDermott Will & Emery Nanotechnology Affinity Group
For nanotechnology patent literature as a whole, Energy Storage, Photovoltaics and Petroleum Exploration emerged as the top three areas of focus in the Energy sector, each with similar growth since the early 2000s.
2014 Solar Marketing Outlook
02/27/14, Contributed by, Eco Branding
Each year, we survey a few dozen clean tech companies across many sectors of the industry – including solar, wind, geothermal and energy efficiency – to collect valuable data on marketing practices within the industry.
Case Study - Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse in Santa Cruz, CA
02/27/14, Ron Jones for, Quick Mount PV
Since the installation is located just 40 feet from world-class surf spot Steamer Lane, resisting the corrosive effect of ocean air required aluminum rigid conduit, stainless steel hardware, and anodized roof mounts.
Key Takeaways from the AWEA U.S. Wind Industry Fourth Quarter 2013 Market Report
02/13/14, Contributed by, American Wind Energy Association
With the installation of 1,084 MW in 2013 the U.S. now has an installed wind capacity of 61,108 MW. There are over 12,000 MW under construction, including 10,900 MW that started construction activity during the fourth quarter.
India Sustainable Communities Proposal
02/13/14, Dr. S. Roy and Dr H. Guevara for, NuEnergy Technologies
This presentation focuses on systematically highlighting the ways to optimize waste-to-energy plants in terms of their energy efficiency as an indicator of the positive effect with regard to climate control. Potentials for increasing energy efficiency are identified and grouped into categories.
An Uncertain Future for Quantum Computing?
02/13/14, Amy Baker
Quantum computing is here to shake the existing mechanical, electrical and electronic systems. Modern electronics in particular will not be the same if quantum computing gains acceptance. There’re voices of support as well as dissent. In this post, we’ll analyze future trends in quantum computing. Keep reading!
Case Study - 2.4 MW Solar Ground Mount Orange, Massachusetts
02/13/14, Contributed by, Creotecc Solar Mounting Systems
Working in two shifts in record low temperatures and stormy conditions, installers completed the ground mount array in just 36 days (during a record 60-year storm with 24 inches of snow and 60 mph gusts).
Grid Parity: A Foggy Signal for Solar Maturity
01/31/14, Katherine Portilla, Circular Energy
What we can expect to see is a gradual transition of solar from an alternative energy to a truly cost competitive source of energy that helps counteract rising electricity rates and fuel costs.
Residential And Commercial Refuse-Derived Fuel Waste To Energy
01/31/14, Dr S. Roy and Mr Richard H. Stone, Environmental Energy & Finance Corporation Ltd
This report serves as an overview of gasification technologies processing municipal solid waste (MSW) that includes non-recycled plastic.
States Keeping U.S. at Fuel Cell Forefront
01/31/14, Jennifer Gangi, Fuel Cells 2000
The report identifies the “Top 5 Fuel Cell States” – California, Connecticut, New York, Ohio, and South Carolina.
Solar Energy Index Outperforms S&P in Q4 2013
01/31/14, Contributed by, Lincoln International
Lincoln International’s Renewable Energy Group is pleased to present the latest Q4 2013 Solar Energy Stock Index Report, which tracks relevant solar company metrics in this growing industry.
Cogeneration Goes Global
01/31/14, Chadwick Wasilenkoff, Fortress Paper
As CHP systems can tap into a wide array of fuels to operate including coal, biomass and natural gas, there are few restrictions on where they can be installed.
50-State Solar Jobs Analysis
02/27/14, Andrea Luecke, The Solar Foundation
Solar energy is still pushing its way into the mainstream. Installation is booming because people are becoming more and more aware of the value and other benefits of solar energy.
Crowdfunding for the Ocean Energy Industry
02/27/14, Stephanie Thornton, Clean Reach
Funding is one of the most significant challenges facing the ocean energy industry, and it’s time to explore new opportunities.
Solar Training at SolPowerPeople
02/13/14, The Whole Team at, SolPowerPeople, Inc.
The National Solar Jobs Census 2013 report states that in the last 12 months solar employment has grown 10 times faster than the national average- that says something that people need to hear.
3D Solar Modeling Technology
02/13/14, Oliver Davis, concept3D
To assess the accuracy of simuwatt Solar, concept3D partnered with NREL to evaluate the program's outputs against actual plans developed for sites across the country.
GreenStation Energy Storage Powered by Smart Grid Technology
02/13/14, Vic Shao, Green Charge Networks
The bottom line is that energy (kWh) is no longer the cost driver for commercial and industrial electric ratepayers; power (kW) is where the pain lies.
Renewable attractiveness indices and institutional investors
01/31/14, Gil Foster, EY
Renewables are on a clear path to commercial viability without subsidies. That is why renewables are projected to be the fastest-growing energy source over the next twenty years.
More to Biofuel Production than Yield
01/31/14, Michigan State University
With supportive policies, we envision the ability to design agricultural landscapes to maximize multiple benefits.
Monthly generator capacity factor data now available by fuel and technology
01/31/14, Contributed by, U.S. Energy Information Administration
EIA's new tables include capacity factors for individual renewable generating technologies
NY Working Hard to Catch Up with CA’s Energy Storage Requirements
01/31/14, Bill Radvak, American Vanadium Corp
Next up at the plate as a hot, receptive market for energy storage in North America is New York.
New Climate Norms
01/31/14, Len Calderone for, AltEnergyMag
To be on the safe side, the development of alternative energy sources could keep the actuality of long term global warming from happening.
Go Green to Save Green
01/31/14, Sean Cochrane, SuperGreen Solutions
“Going green” is no longer just a way to sound trendy, but a very real and highly accessible industry that is helping people save money and better the environment at the same time.
California Renewable Energy Wishes for 2014
01/15/14, Peter Miller, Natural Resources Defense Council
The California Public Utilities Commission has determined that the three largest investor-owned utilities already have met the 20 percent standard and are on track to meet the goal of generating 33 percent of the state’s electricity from renewable energy resources.
Controlled Nuclear Fusion:
The Energy Source That Is Always A Few Years Away
01/15/14, Allan R. Hoffman, Thoughts of a Lapsed Physicist
In my opinion the potential payoff of nuclear fusion is too big and important for the world to ignore.
Technology to Aid Geothermal Industry Growth
01/15/14, Dan Liggett, geoAMPS
By utilizing Web-based technology, organizations involved in geothermal energy can realize significant cost-savings, in a paperless environment, through efficiencies in critical aspects of projects.
Case Study - Crowne Plaza Times Square
01/15/14, Contributed by, Telkonet
To enable remote monitoring and control of the HVAC system in each guestroom at the Crowne Plaza, the EcoWave thermostats connect wirelessly to a robust property-wide network.