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Acciona Completes First AW-3000 Wind Turbine For North America

Two of the 3 MW wind turbines, which feature a 116-meter rotor diameter, will be installed at the Pioneer Grove Wind Farm in Cedar County, Iowa. Acciona has finished assembling its first AW-3000 wind turbine for use in the North American market. The wind farm will utilize two different tower technologies, which are both suitable … Continue reading Acciona Completes First AW-3000 Wind Turbine For North America

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Dow Unveils New Technologies for Solar Panel Makers

ENLIGHTTM Polyolefin Back Encapsulant Composite Films use patent-pending technology to create a single structure that provides “2-in-1” functionality, serving as both the back encapsulant and backsheet for solar panels. Next generation ENLIGHT™ Polyolefin Encapsulant Films offer excellent electrical insulation properties, increased resistance to the effects of Potential Induced Degradation (PID) and extended module efficiency levels. … Continue reading Dow Unveils New Technologies for Solar Panel Makers

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Bird-Friendly Wind Power Brings Manufacturing Jobs to New Jersey

Raymond Green, a World War II veteran and retired welder and operating engineer has hired Sigma Design Company located in Middlesex, NJ to test, analyze, refine, optimize and manufacture his patented invention: Catching Wind Power® (CWP) Compressed Air Enclosed Wind Turbine. Once launched, it will bring 25+ new technology jobs to New Jersey. The blades … Continue reading Bird-Friendly Wind Power Brings Manufacturing Jobs to New Jersey

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Analysis of Worldwide Markets for Solar Products

The solar power industry and its associated technologies, including concentrated solar power (CSP), photovoltaic (PV), and concentrated photovoltaic (HCPV and LCPV), are going through a significant correction as a seven-year period of capacity building, aggressive pricing, and promises of grid parity, driven largely by feed-in tariffs, comes to an end. As the profitable feed-in-tariff incentives … Continue reading Analysis of Worldwide Markets for Solar Products

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Mahindra Reva to roll out a handful of electric vehicles in India

Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Private Limited (MREVPL), India’s sole Electric Vehicle (EV) manufacturer, is aiming to capitalise on the increasing demand for battery operated vehicles by building a strong line-up of EV cars. The move of the auto maker can be also judged as an attempt to cash on the ever rising fuel prices, since … Continue reading Mahindra Reva to roll out a handful of electric vehicles in India

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DoE announces $10 million for Concentrated Solar Thermal Power

CSP technologies use mirrors to reflect and concentrate sunlight onto receivers that collect solar energy and convert it to heat that can be used to produce electricity. As part of the Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative, which aims to drive solar energy to be cost-competitive with other energy sources by 2020, Secretary Steven Chu announced new … Continue reading DoE announces $10 million for Concentrated Solar Thermal Power

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The Crown Estate announces offshore wind energy test and demonstration sites

Drawing on recommendations made by the Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Taskforce in June this year The Crown Estate is seeking opinion about how best to design and lease future offshore T&D facilities. A large number of T&D initiatives have been formulated by industry as part of the cost reduction pathways study and these have been … Continue reading The Crown Estate announces offshore wind energy test and demonstration sites

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China’s Largest Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant Approved

Approval of the solar power projects is the strongest demonstration of government support for the Chinese solar energy industry since the worsening of the European debt crisis and the US imposition of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on Chinese imports, GCL-Poly Energy stated in a press release. The approvals also represent a milestone in government support … Continue reading China’s Largest Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant Approved

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Low Cost, High Efficiency Solar Energy Technology Developed

Solar energy has the potential to be a renewable, carbon-neutral source of electricity but the high cost of photovoltaics — the devices that convert sunlight into electricity — has slowed widespread adoption of this resource. Researchers at RTI International have developed a new solar technology that could make solar energy more affordable, and thus speed-up … Continue reading Low Cost, High Efficiency Solar Energy Technology Developed

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Vestas supplies its first wind turbines with intelligent aviation lights

Vestas, the world leader in wind energy, has for the first time supplied radar-controlled aviation lights to a wind farm. The Obstacle Collision Avoidance System – or OCAS – is an innovative solution that only activates the lights when an aircraft is operating in the immediate vicinity of a wind power plant. This minimises the … Continue reading Vestas supplies its first wind turbines with intelligent aviation lights

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Variable wind energy and solar power does not necessarily create a need for back-up generators

Variable wind energy and solar power does not necessarily create a need for ‘back-up generators playing havoc with business models’. At the end of last month the Economist published an article on Germany’s energy transition to renewables labelling it a “lunatic gamble”. This could not be further from the truth and in this blog we’ll … Continue reading Variable wind energy and solar power does not necessarily create a need for back-up generators

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German wind energy sector

Politicians love it when they get the chance to present a successful investment project – Germany’s transport minister Peter Ramsauer was able to talk about “pioneering work with worldwide relevance” when he visited an offshore energy plant in Cuxhaven on Germany’s North Sea coast this week. A quarter of German electricity already comes from renewable … Continue reading German wind energy sector

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China is a world leader in renewable energies

Current plans include quadrupling wind power, photovoltaic and biomass capacities from 50 gigawatts in 2010 to 200 gigawatt by the year 2020, and 3 GW of concentrated solar power. The international community welcomed the news that China was investing in renewable energy, and the news didn’t stop there. Beijing continues to surpass itself in setting … Continue reading China is a world leader in renewable energies

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AMP Electric Vehicles Secures $7.5 Million Investment Commitment

AMP is a plug-in electric drive motor vehicle manufacturer, founded in 2007 by entrepreneurs who have created several hi-tech companies. AMP recently released two all electric demonstration models: the AMP MLe, based on the Mercedes ML 350, and the AMP GCE, based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee, both qualifying for the federal tax credit for … Continue reading AMP Electric Vehicles Secures $7.5 Million Investment Commitment

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Protermosolar: Spanish CSP plants set new record

Protermosolar (Spain) reports that Spain’s concentrating solar power (CSP) plants produced enough electricity to meet 3.23% of the nation’s demand on July 15th, 2012, a new record for the technology. Four days prior on July 11th, 2012, these 35 CSP plants met 4.1% of Spanish demand over a period of 17 hours. The organization notes … Continue reading Protermosolar: Spanish CSP plants set new record

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