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‘Solar Super Bowl’ Highlights Importance of Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:19

No matter who you’re rooting for in this weekend’s Super Bowl, solar energy is going to come out on the winning side. For the fourth time in just three years, a major professional sports championship will be decided on Sunday by teams which have invested significantly in clean, dependable solar energy, according to a new, first-of-its-kind analysis

Vestas wins 36MW Jaimaican contract

Wind Power News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:00
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Vestas wins 36MW Jaimaican contract

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 14:29
JAMAICA: Vestas will install the turbines at a 36.3MW wind project in Jamaica after winning the contract from developer BMR Energy.
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What Solar Marketers Can Learn from Tesla’s “Insane” Mode

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 14:22

Tesla gets enough press attention, so I’ve never written about them as a topic for solar marketing. Then I learned about Tesla’s “Insane Mode,” and I couldn’t resist writing about it — not from a gee-whiz automotive technology perspective, but from a solar marketing perspective. So, what exactly is “Insane" mode? It’s a touch screen button on the d

Listen Up: Ten Predictions for Rooftop Solar in 2015

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 14:20

We're in the middle of winter. But pretty soon the rain will stop, the snow will melt, the home and garden shows will gear up and solar customers will start to plan their investments for the year. At the same time, solar companies of all sizes will remind their customers that the tax credits are going away and they better "buy now" to lock in pricing at these low rates.

Germany adds 4.7GW onshore in 2014

Wind Power News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 13:00
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Efficiency Is Not Effectiveness: How the Cost Reduction Race Hurts the Value of Solar

Renewable Energy News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 12:57

Australia boasts solar installations on at least 1.2 million homes and has on of the highest amount of installed residential solar per-capita in the world. According to recent figures, a new household PV system was installed every 2.8 minutes in 2014.

Pilgrim NPP Rides Out A Winter Storm In New England

Nuclear Power - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 12:34
A prodigious winter storm that dumped 10 to 40 inches of snow across New England caused a shut down at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth, Mass., which could remain offline for several days due to damage to two major transmission lines. There was no safety threat at the plant, Pilgrim spokeswoman...(read more)

Germany adds 4.7GW onshore in 2014

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 12:06
GERMANY: A record 4,750MW of new onshore wind capacity was installed in Germany in 2014, 58% more than the 2,998MW in 2013.
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Inox secures 172MW Tata order

Wind Power News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 12:00
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NRC Board Denies Vermont's Petition To Force Entergy To Maintain ERDS

Nuclear Power - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:26
The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board on Wednesday denied the state of Vermont's request for a hearing designed to force Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee and Entergy Nuclear Operations to maintain an operational status regarding its Site Emergency Plan, which includes its Emergency Response Data System...(read more)

News story: UK’s first ever auction to reduce demand on electricity takes place today

Department of Energy - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:00
The UK’s first ever Electricity Demand Reduction (EDR) auction is taking place today.

Pattern buys Japanese developer

Wind Power News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:00
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Analysis: the divorce of Suzlon and Senvion

Wind Power News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:00
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EDF and Eneco award Gamesa Belgian deal

Wind Power News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:00
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News story: 2 million families and pensioners to get money off energy bills

Department of Energy - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:40
2 million low-income and vulnerable households will get £140 off their energy bills, thanks to the Warm Home Discount scheme.