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New Funding Opportunity to Develop Larger Wind Turbine Blades

The Energy Department today announced $1.8 million in funding for the development of larger wind turbine blades that will help capture more power from wind resources and increase the efficiency of wind energy systems.     This funding will support the research and development of technological innovations to improve the manufacturing, transportation, and assembly of … Continue reading New Funding Opportunity to Develop Larger Wind Turbine Blades

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U.S. envisions a new era for wind power

With utility-scale wind turbines installed in 39 states, wind energy accounts for 4.5 percent of our nation’s annual electricity generation. At this level, wind energy already supports more than 50,000 industry-related jobs in manufacturing, construction, operations and maintenance, and supporting services, all while improving the environment and strengthening our economy. The Wind Vision Report  takes … Continue reading U.S. envisions a new era for wind power

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SwRI to use DOE grant for Concentrated Solar Power technology

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has granted USD 4.9 million (EUR 4.4m) to the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) so it could manufacture and test certain components for concentrated solar power (CSP) plants. Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has been awarded $4.9 million by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of a $9.9 million … Continue reading SwRI to use DOE grant for Concentrated Solar Power technology

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Will Michigan policymakers follow the private sector’s lead?

Co-authored by Julie Fox Gorte, Ph.D. (Michigan State ‘80), SVP for Sustainable Investing, Pax World Management LLC and Greg P. Hasevlat, Sustainability Research Analyst, Pax World Management LLC A range of Michiganders, from landowners to manufacturers, will be convening in Lansing next week for the American Wind Energy Association’s Michigan Forum. The Forum is an opportunity … Continue reading Will Michigan policymakers follow the private sector’s lead?

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Vaisala and US Department of Energy to Improve Wind Power Forecasting in Complex Terrain through $2.5M Study

Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, has been selected by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to coordinate a $2.5 million project to improve wind energy forecasting in complex landscapes and terrain.   As the wind energy industry expands globally, it continues a steady migration into increasingly remote and challenging territories. While … Continue reading Vaisala and US Department of Energy to Improve Wind Power Forecasting in Complex Terrain through $2.5M Study

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Five New Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plants to Power America with Solar Energy

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) is increasingly providing clean, sustainable energy for U.S. nation’s homes, businesses and industries. Clocking record-breaking growth and reaching a total of more than 4,700 megawatts of new installed capacity, 2013 was a big year for solar photovoltaic systems. But we’re also excited to watch 2014, which will mark a major milestone … Continue reading Five New Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plants to Power America with Solar Energy

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U.S. Energy Department offers funding opportunities to advance solar photovoltaic

Solar energy developers can tap into the more than $9 million in funding available through the federal SunShot initiative, the Energy Department said. The funding opportunity targets development projects aimed at improving the reliability and durability of solar photovoltaic technologies. “Eligible projects will examine the performance of PV modules and develop accelerated tests to better … Continue reading U.S. Energy Department offers funding opportunities to advance solar photovoltaic

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Fraunhofer CSE Completes Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems

The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) successfully completed the first public installation and interconnection of its Plug and Play PV Systems, a novel residential rooftop photovoltaic (PV) system, at its Plug and Play Demo Day. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initative, the Plug and Play System is a holistic approach … Continue reading Fraunhofer CSE Completes Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) ‘Black Hole’ Material Unveiled

The team were challenged as part of the U.S. government’s SunShot program to increase the efficiency of large-scale concentrated solar power (CSP) technology. A multidisciplinary engineering team at the University of California, San Diego developed a new nanoparticle-based material for concentrating solar power plants designed to absorb and convert to heat more than 90 percent … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) ‘Black Hole’ Material Unveiled

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DoE Announces $53 Million to Cut Cost of Solar Power

Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution and continue U.S. leadership in clean energy innovation, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced more than $53 million for 40 innovative research and development (R&D) projects that aim to drive down the cost of solar energy, tackling key aspects of technology development in order to … Continue reading DoE Announces $53 Million to Cut Cost of Solar Power

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US DOE Awarding $25 Million To Reduce Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Costs

The US Energy Department has launched a $25m funding program to advance concentrated solar power (CSP) system technologies.     The investment targets research and development projects to improve the performance and increase the efficiency of all components of CSP plants. Building on the Obama Administration’s Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department today announced $25 … Continue reading US DOE Awarding $25 Million To Reduce Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Costs

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DOE Study finds U.S. Wind Power Industry Competitive on a Global Scale

There’s more good news blowing in on wind power in the United States. The Global Wind Network recently completed an Energy Department (DOE) funded study that took a critical look at U.S. wind industry manufacturers’ ability to compete in the global marketplace and their readiness to supply the next generation of wind turbines. Based on … Continue reading DOE Study finds U.S. Wind Power Industry Competitive on a Global Scale

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DoE Announces New Regional Approach to Wind Energy Information

In order to provide the highest quality information to support decision-making regarding wind energy, the Energy Department today kicked off the collaborative partnership between its new WINDExchange initiative and six supporting Regional Resource Centers. The new WINDExchange initiative and website will serve as a digital portal providing fact-based informational resources about the costs and benefits … Continue reading DoE Announces New Regional Approach to Wind Energy Information

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2014: The Year of Concentrating Solar Power

Last year, the U.S. installed 410 megawatts (MW) of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), increasing total CSP capacity by more than 80%. The Department of Energy (DoE) recently announced that $10 million will be distributed in Colorado, Florida, Alabama, Washington and California for six new research and development projects that will advance innovative concentrated solar power … Continue reading 2014: The Year of Concentrating Solar Power

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DOE announces winners of Innovative Offshore Wind Energy Project at WINDPOWER 2014

Today the Department of Energy, during the General Session at WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition 2014, announced the winners of the Innovative Offshore Wind Energy projects. In December 2012, AWEA applauded DOE for undertaking the initiative. Below is a statement from Christopher Long, AWEA’s Offshore Wind & Siting Policy Manager on today’s announcement of the awardees: … Continue reading DOE announces winners of Innovative Offshore Wind Energy Project at WINDPOWER 2014

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U.S. government to boost solar power development

The U.S. government on Thursday announced a series of measures to boost the development of solar energy as the jobs in the solar industry have increased faster than any other sector in the United States in recent years. “Today, the Administration is launching the Capital Solar Challenge,” said the White House, a program to encourage … Continue reading U.S. government to boost solar power development

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DOE Announces Wind Energy Regional Resource Centers

Recent years have seen major growth in wind energy, and deployment projections indicate this trend will continue for all parts of the wind industry, from small distributed and community wind projects to massive land-based and offshore utility-scale facilities. Record numbers of Americans see wind energy as an important contributor to a secure and clean energy … Continue reading DOE Announces Wind Energy Regional Resource Centers

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Energy Department Announces Funding to Access Higher Quality Wind Resources and Lower Costs

The Energy Department today announced $2 million to help efficiently harness wind energy using taller towers. These projects will help strengthen U.S. wind turbine component manufacturing, reduce the cost of clean and renewable wind energy, and expand the geographic range of cost-effective wind power in the United States. This effort supports the Energy Department’s broader … Continue reading Energy Department Announces Funding to Access Higher Quality Wind Resources and Lower Costs

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