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Abengoa receives new R&D competitive award from the US DoE for next generation Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has received a nearly US$2 million competitive awardfrom the US Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative to improve manufacturing and assembly of their innovative large aperture parabolic trough collector over the next two … Continue reading Abengoa receives new R&D competitive award from the US DoE for next generation Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

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DoE Invests $13 Million to Drive Innovative U.S. Solar Energy (Concentrated Solar Power and Photovoltaic)

Abengoa Solar will demonstrate new manufacturing and assembly technologies for use in concentrating solar power (CSP) parabolic trough systems to achieve cost reduction. Building on the Energy Department’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to continue U.S. leadership in clean energy innovation, the Department today announced over $13 million for five projects to strengthen domestic solar manufacturing and … Continue reading DoE Invests $13 Million to Drive Innovative U.S. Solar Energy (Concentrated Solar Power and Photovoltaic)

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DoE Invests $13 Million to Drive Innovative U.S. Solar Energy Manufacturing

Colorado-based Abengoa Solar will develop new methods to produce concentrating solar power trough systems. Building on the Energy Department’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to continue U.S. leadership in clean energy innovation, the Department today announced over $13 million for five projects to strengthen domestic solar manufacturing and speed commercialization of efficient, affordable photovoltaic and concentrating solar … Continue reading DoE Invests $13 Million to Drive Innovative U.S. Solar Energy Manufacturing

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Advancing America

Two state-of-the-art wind turbine drivetrain test facilities are now open for business: the Clemson University Wind Turbine Drivetrain Testing Facility in South Carolina and a National Renewable Energy Laboratory dynamometer at the National Wind Technology Center in Colorado. The two test facilities will be used to evaluate in a controlled environment the mechanical systems that convert … Continue reading Advancing America

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Energy Department Announces $60 Million to Drive Affordable, Efficient Solar Power

Building on Pre How To Get Your Ex Back When Your On A Break sident Obama’s broad-based plan to cut carbon pollution and support clean energy innovation across the country, Energy Secretary Moniz announced today about $60 million to support innovative solar energy research and development. As part of the Department’s SunShot Initiative, these awards … Continue reading Energy Department Announces $60 Million to Drive Affordable, Efficient Solar Power

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DOE highlights wind energy financing model by United Wind

Company's New Financing Model Helps Lower Costs for Distributed Wind Projects, Captures First Institutional Capital Investment for WindLease Platform. United Wind, a leading provider of distributed-scale wind energy through its WindLease™ platform, today announced the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has highlighted its wind energy financing programs within the organization's 2012 Market Report on Wind … Continue reading DOE highlights wind energy financing model by United Wind

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SWiFT commissioned to study wind farm optimization

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Sandia National Laboratories and Texas Tech University commissioned the DOE/Sandia Scaled Wind Farm Technology (SWiFT) facility today at the Reese Technology Center in Lubbock, Texas. The SWiFT is the first public facility of its kind to use multiple wind turbines to measure how wind turbines interact with one another … Continue reading SWiFT commissioned to study wind farm optimization

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Value in Concentrated Solar Power to Add to Electric Grid Calculated

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have quantified the significant value that concentrating solar power (CSP) plants can add to an electric grid. The NREL researchers evaluated the operational impacts of CSP systems with thermal energy storage within the California electric grid managed by the California Independent System Operator … Continue reading Value in Concentrated Solar Power to Add to Electric Grid Calculated

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WINDPOWER 2013: DOE plans new wind energy vision document

At this afternoon’s WINDPOWER 2013 Conference “Power Session,” high-level representatives of AWEA, the National Wildlife Federation, the American Wind Wildlife Institute, and the National Audubon Society joined Jose Zayas, director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind and Water Power Technologies Office, to launch discussion of a new vision for the wind energy’s future. Mr. … Continue reading WINDPOWER 2013: DOE plans new wind energy vision document

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DOE Launches Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative, Releases Solar Funding

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has launched the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI), a new initiative focused on growing American manufacturing of clean energy products and boosting U.S. competitiveness through improvements in manufacturing energy productivity. Today, I announced the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative at the ribbon cutting of a new facility that I believe … Continue reading DOE Launches Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative, Releases Solar Funding

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SkyFuel Selected for US DOE Funding of Concentrating Solar Power

ReflecTech®  mirror film is used to reflect sunlight onto the receivers of parabolic trough Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) collector systems and delivers the performance of traditional glass mirrors at a fraction of the cost and weight. SkyFuel’s mirror film subsidiary, ReflecTech, is one of 70 companies selected to receive funding under the US Department of … Continue reading SkyFuel Selected for US DOE Funding of Concentrating Solar Power

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California Sets 50M W Target for Grid Energy Storage

That’s how much energy storage capacity the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is asking Southern California Edison to procure over the next eight years, according to a final decision issued. It’s not a lot, compared to the total of 1,400 to 1,800 megawatts CPUC is asking the massive Southern California utility to procure between now … Continue reading California Sets 50M W Target for Grid Energy Storage

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End of an era: Dr. Steven Chu to step down as US Energy Secretary

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu on Friday announced his intention to resign to end a four-year tenure with the Obama administration. Chu made the announcement in a letter to department employees, saying he intends to resign once a successor is confirmed. “While I will always remain dedicated to the missions of the department, I informed … Continue reading End of an era: Dr. Steven Chu to step down as US Energy Secretary

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Opportunities for reducing costs and accelerating solar energy deployment in the United States

As part of the Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative, the Department today announced seven data-driven projects to unearth new opportunities for reducing costs and accelerating solar energy deployment in the United States. These projects – located in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Texas – will result in viable methods for dramatically transforming the operations … Continue reading Opportunities for reducing costs and accelerating solar energy deployment in the United States

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Bringing Down the Cost of Small Wind Turbines

How do we stay competitive in the global wind energy market? A key component is continued leadership in manufacturing small wind turbines – those rated at 100 kilowatts or less. Historically, the United States has been the leading manufacturer of small wind turbines – helping to boost economic growth and create job opportunities. U.S. small … Continue reading Bringing Down the Cost of Small Wind Turbines

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Despite flaws, DOE collaborative report shows more wind and transmission saves ratepayers money

A planning collaborative funded by the U.S. Department of Energy has released a final report on its analysis of several electricity generation and transmission options in the Eastern U.S. In spite of some serious shortcomings, the report clearly indicates that building more wind generation and transmission is the most cost-effective way to meet the region’s … Continue reading Despite flaws, DOE collaborative report shows more wind and transmission saves ratepayers money

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DoE issues RFP for collegiate wind energy competition

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to participate in DOE’s inaugural National Collegiate Wind Competition. The National Collegiate Wind Competition is a forum for undergraduate college students of multiple disciplines to investigate innovative wind energy concepts; gain experience designing, building, and testing a … Continue reading DoE issues RFP for collegiate wind energy competition

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AWEA applauds DOE investment in offshore wind energy

“AWEA applauds the winning teams and Secretary Chu and his staff at the Department of Energy for today’s announcement, which is a significant milestone in efforts to launch the first generation of offshore wind projects in the United States,” said Christopher Long, AWEA’s manager of offshore wind and siting policy. Seven projects “will receive up to … Continue reading AWEA applauds DOE investment in offshore wind energy

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