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Press release: Switch for bigger daylight savings

Department of Energy - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 08:01
Use the extra hour gained when the clocks go back this weekend to switch energy supplier and save £200 on average on bills

SolarCity Broadens Its Financial Reach in the Barely Tapped Residential Market

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 15:51

Residential solar has soared in the past several years, with installation demand expected to soon surpass 1 GW of capacity. Much of this growth is due to the introduction of solar leasing. SolarCity, a major player in the residential solar leasing space, recently introduced new mechanisms to get more customers on board the solar train, and was at Solar Power International this week to discuss where the industry is headed.

Australia Seeks to Reduce Renewable Energy Target to ‘Real’ 20 Percent

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 15:22

Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s government will negotiate with the opposition to cut Australia’s renewable energy target and exempt industries such as aluminum and copper smelting.

Viable Battery Backup for Rooftop Solar Still Years Away

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 15:11

Using batteries to retain energy from rooftop solar systems will be too expensive for at least two years, according to industry executives.

Suntech Back from Dead, Eyeing 1.5 Gigawatts in Solar Shipments

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:58

Wuxi Suntech Power Co., the solar manufacturer acquired earlier this year by Shunfeng Photovoltaic International Ltd., plans to ship almost twice as many modules this year, in the latest sign of a rebound.

Local Solar Rules Can Save You Big Bucks

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:52

The price of an average U.S. home solar power system is about $20,000. (That’s before a 30 percent federal tax credit and any state, local and/or utility incentives.) If the price were to drop to $17,000, or even $16,000, would you be buying?

Evaluating Powerful Batteries for Modular Grid Energy Storage

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:46

Sandia National Laboratories has begun lab-based characterization of TransPower’s GridSaver, the largest grid energy storage system analyzed at Sandia’s Energy Storage Test Pad in Albuquerque, N.M.

California’s Conservation Proposal Kneecaps Utility-scale Solar

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:35

Six years in the making, state and federal agencies released five options with a “Preferred Alternative” draft for the Desert Renewable Energy and Conservation Plan (DRECP), potentially kneecapping development in the best solar region in the U.S. by cutting off previous access to public lands and reducing eligible acreage by two thirds.

Weather halts work on Sea Angel test turbine

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:29
UK: Assembly work on the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) 7MW Sea Angel turbine at Hunterston, Scotland, is on hold following poor weather conditions.
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Renewable Energy Contractors Benefit from PACE Financing

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:03

One third of all energy is wasted. Is PACE the solution? According to current energy data, commercial and industrial buildings use about 60 percent of the energy generated in the U.S. and about a third of this energy, especially in older buildings, is wasted due to inefficiency. But how do we know which third, and what can we do about it? The answe

Designing Reliable, Cost-effective Wind Turbine Shaft Systems

Renewable Energy News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 13:48

A wind turbine’s main shaft requires a reliable bearing for operation. Some bearing designs have been known to fail prematurely resulting in costly maintenance repairs. Recent upgrades and advances in bearing designs increase reliability, and ensure main shaft stability. Selecting the proper bearing is beneficial to a wind turbine’s overall performance.

Press release: EU agrees 'historic' deal to tackle climate change

Department of Energy - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 13:41
The European Union has reached a historic deal to cut greenhouse gasses by at least 40% domestically by 2030.

EU sets 27% renewable energy target

Wind Power News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:00
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Goldwind launches low-wind turbines

Wind Power News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:00
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Ontario Power Generation Re-Asserts Case for Underground Repository

Nuclear Power - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:30
Ontario Power Generation told a federal advisory panel that the deep geologic repository (DGR) for nuclear waste under the shores of Lake Huron is not a significant risk to the environment and will not violate the rights of native Canadians. In a summary report for the Joint Review Panel, –...(read more)

Gallery: Siemens DanTysk installation

Wind Power News - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:00
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