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Photovoltaic: Solar Energy Sustainability

The search for market equilibrium is an elusive quest in the solar energy industry.  But the addiction to subsidies, carve-outs and other political favors has done little to improve the success potential for solar.  Quite the reverse, by creating the conditions that made possible and induced China to expand its aggressive export strategy of market … Continue reading Photovoltaic: Solar Energy Sustainability

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Samsung to build first offshore wind power plant in South Korea

To build the wind farm, Samsung Heavy will construct 14 wind turbines with a capacity of 7 megawatts by the end of 2014 in shallow waters off the coast of the island’s Daejeong County. Commercial operations of those wind power plants will start in 2015. “The power farm on Jeju Island will be the nation’s … Continue reading Samsung to build first offshore wind power plant in South Korea

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Wind energy in Sri Lanka: Five islands to receive solar energy and wind power

Initial work on these power projects has already commenced and will be completed by the end of next year. The power supply will benefit over 3,500 families in these islands. The Ministry of Power and Energy will provide solar energy and wind power to the Delft, Nainathivu, Nagadeepa, Analathivu and Elivathivu islands from January next … Continue reading Wind energy in Sri Lanka: Five islands to receive solar energy and wind power

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OPEC finances wind farm in Yemen

An agreement was signed between Yemen and the OPEC Fund for International Development for the financing and generation of electricity in Al-Mukha using wind energy. The cost of the wind power project is $20 million, and the agreement was signed by the Yemeni Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Mohammed Al-Sadi and the General Manager … Continue reading OPEC finances wind farm in Yemen

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Wind energy: In the April-September period, India added 851.35 MW

In the April-September period of 2012-13, India added 851.35 MW, against 1,402.66 MW in the same period a year ago. Fresh installations of wind energy capacity in India in the first six months of the current financial year have fallen by 40 per cent compared with capacity addition in the same period last year. The … Continue reading Wind energy: In the April-September period, India added 851.35 MW

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Mexican president inaugurates solar power plant

The plant is “the first in Mexico, the first in all of Latin America,” the president said, adding that it will serve as an experimental model for state-owned electric utility Comision Federal de Electricidad in its drive to develop renewable energy. Mexican President Felipe Calderon inaugurated a solar power plant that he touted as the … Continue reading Mexican president inaugurates solar power plant

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Solar power is future of Bangladesh

German Ambassador in Bangladesh Dr. Albrecht Conze spoke at the inaugural ceremony of the company as the chief guest at Emmanuelle’s Banquet Hall, Gulshan-1 here in the city. BANECO, a German-Bangladesh solar module assembling factory, started its operation in the country here Saturday, 13 October, 2012. BANECO Solar Module manufacturing factory is an affiliation of … Continue reading Solar power is future of Bangladesh

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Salazar approves nation’s largest wind farm

Power Company of Wyoming, LLC on Tuesday announced U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar signed a record of decision authorizing the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy site in Carbon County, Wyo. south of Rawlins. Colorado’s neighbor to the north may soon be home to the largest wind farm in the nation. “Wyoming, … Continue reading Salazar approves nation’s largest wind farm

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SEIA Statement on Dept. of Interior’s Solar Power PEIS Decision

Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), and Shannon Eddy, executive director of the Large-scale Solar Association (LSA), released the following statement today in response to the Department of the Interior’s record of decision on the  Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for Solar Energy Development on Public Lands: “We thank … Continue reading SEIA Statement on Dept. of Interior’s Solar Power PEIS Decision

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Interior Department Rolls Out New Solar Power Program

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar signed a record of decision establishing a brand new program for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that will provide a comprehensive framework for managing the solar resources found on the public lands in six southwestern states. This is a remarkable accomplishment as few Interior Secretaries have established original initiatives without … Continue reading Interior Department Rolls Out New Solar Power Program

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Wind energy industry hails Ohio’s energy jobs initiative

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), representing 2,000 companies in all aspects of wind energy, is praising the state of Ohio’s new initiative to connect Ohioans seeking education and jobs in energy with specific training and employment opportunities that match their needs and interests.   OhioEnergyPathways.org features information about a variety of energy sectors, as … Continue reading Wind energy industry hails Ohio’s energy jobs initiative

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Obama Administration Approves Roadmap for Solar Power on Public Lands

Federal officials on Friday approved a plan that sets aside 285,000 acres of public land for the development of large-scale solar power plants, cementing a new government approach to renewable energy development in the West after years of delays and false starts. At a news conference in Las Vegas, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar called the … Continue reading Obama Administration Approves Roadmap for Solar Power on Public Lands

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The Cape Wind Offshore Wind Farm Will Protect Nantucket Sound

Because of its many environmental benefits, the Cape Wind offshore wind power project in Nantucket Sound has won NRDC’s and many other national, regional and local environmental groups’ longstanding support. That project is cleared for take off and can create 420 megawatts of clean, renewable energy, jumpstarting the country’s nascent offshore wind industry. But the … Continue reading The Cape Wind Offshore Wind Farm Will Protect Nantucket Sound

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The Switch inks deal with german wind power developer

Wind energy developer PROKON has placed another order with The Switch for 10 units of direct-drive 3 MW permanent-magnet generator and full-power converters.  PROKON placed another order with The Switch for 10 units of direct-drive 3 MW permanent magnet generator (PMG) and full-power converters (FPC). This contract follows a previous one for 2 direct-drive prototypes … Continue reading The Switch inks deal with german wind power developer

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Soitec completes delivery of 5 MW in solar power systems to Italy

Soitec (Euronext), a world leader in generating and manufacturing revolutionary semiconductor materials for the electronics and energy industries, has completed delivery on a total of 5 megawatts (MW) of its Concentrix™ concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) systems to seven solar power plants throughout Italy. This latest sales news follows Soitec’s announcement in June that it had completed … Continue reading Soitec completes delivery of 5 MW in solar power systems to Italy

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Commerce Department Upholds Tariffs on Chinese Photovoltaic Cells

In a move that could have international implications for the global soar energy market, the U.S. Department of Commerce ruled on trade tariffs for Chinese solar photovoltaic manufacturers. U.S.-based PV manufacturers initiated the case against what they called “dumping,” or flooding the American market with artificially cheap Chinese solar powerproducts that undercut American manufacturers. If … Continue reading Commerce Department Upholds Tariffs on Chinese Photovoltaic Cells

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Wind Energy, Electric Vehicles and the Green Stimulus

There was no shortage of wind energy or electricity at Thursday night’s debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican contender for that office. But federal support for wind power and electric cars was one of the early flashpoints between the two. “Was it a good idea to spend taxpayer dollars … Continue reading Wind Energy, Electric Vehicles and the Green Stimulus

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EV Connect Helps Auto Dealers Tackle Obstacles to Selling Electric Vehicles

To streamline dealership business with EV Connect, the company has also added a solely dedicated Dealer Liaison Team responsible for boosting communication and building a stronger relationship between EV Connect and dealerships. EV Connect, a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure solutions, today announced the launch of its new Dealer EV program designed to … Continue reading EV Connect Helps Auto Dealers Tackle Obstacles to Selling Electric Vehicles

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Udall, Bennet urge PTC extension as more Colorado wind energy jobs are cut

U.S. Sens. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) issued statements yesterday renewing their calls for an extension of the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) after wind turbine manufacturer Vestas announced that it would cut some 200 jobs at its rotor blade manufacturing plant in Windsor, Colo. Mr. Udall commented, “The wind Production … Continue reading Udall, Bennet urge PTC extension as more Colorado wind energy jobs are cut

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Vestas cuts 800 North American jobs as wind turbines orders slow

Due to the U.S. market slowdown, largely the result of uncertainty surrounding the federal Production Tax Credit extension at the end of 2012, Vestas has reduced its workforce in the U.S and Canada by about 20 per cent in 2012. Although Vestas has added many jobs in service and construction to meet customer and market … Continue reading Vestas cuts 800 North American jobs as wind turbines orders slow

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