Category Archives: Other renewables

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Enhanced Geothermal Energy in Nevada

In a small town in northwestern Nevada, America’s first commercial, grid-connected enhanced geothermal system (EGS) is up and running. The new 1.7 megawatt “Desert Peak 2” EGS installation, harnesses the boundless supply of heat found thousands of feet below the earth’s surface to generate clean, renewable electricity. The project is being led by Ormat Technologies. […]

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Distributed Solar Energy Generation

Distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) systems offer the benefit of producing electricity onsite, thereby reducing the need to build new transmission capacity and avoiding line losses. Distributed generation can offer significant benefits to consumers while adding resiliency to an electric grid based on a traditional centralized model. These systems are used in applications ranging from residential […]

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5 Super-Sized Solar Energy Projects Transforming the Clean Energy Landscape

2012 marked a record year for America’s solar industry. Installations surged by 76 percent compared to 2011 — representing an estimated market value of $11.5 billion. From commercial to residential, every sector experienced significant growth, but the clear standout of 2012 was utility-scale solar. Utility-scale solar projects are designed to generate massive amounts of electricity. […]

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Cost reduction remains the main route to success for Concentrating Solar Power

Concentrating Solar Power installations in the United States are forecast to set new records in 2013, with total capacity increasing by a staggering 120%, to 1889.66MW. As five new solar thermal projects, with a combined capacity of 1312 MW, approach their commissioning phase, the industry is anxious to hear how the new generation of Concentrated Solar […]

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Fracking: The Solution? Or the Problem?

Fracking advocates proclaim a natural gas revolution, but are they simply perpetuating our catastrophic fossil fuel dependence? Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has been touted as a way to increase fossil fuel extraction efficiency and help sustain our current energy consumption rates, however, it has has been widely criticized for its environmentally damaging effects. The growing fracking […]

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North African and Middle East Countries Poised to Upgrade Concentrated Solar Power Use with AfDB, World Bank, and CIF Support

On March 19, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and World Bank convened a workshop with representatives of Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia in Rabat, Morocco to review and upgrade the region’s path-breaking regional Investment Plan for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), with funding from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF). The workshop presented an important […]

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JinkoSolar signs a PV supply agreement for 115 MW in South Africa

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or the “Company”) (NYSE: JKS), a leading global solar PV power product manufacturer, today announced that it has entered into a module supply agreement with a well-recognized solar project developer (the “Developer”) to deliver a total of 115 megawatts (MW) of its high-efficiency solar panels for two projects in South […]

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Solar Wind Energy Tower, Inc. launches national media campaign with the Money Channel Inc.

Solar Wind Energy Tower, Inc. (OTCQB: SWET), (the “Company”) announced today that it is launching a national media campaign with the Money Channel Inc.  This multi-faceted campaign includes Radio informative segments airing on American Scene Radio that airs for two hours each weekday, planned television segments to air on the weekly half-hour program, WallStreetCast, and […]

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