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Solar Jobs: State of the States

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-05-04 08:14

With a variety of different careers to choose from in the solar industry, it should come as no surprise that there are now more than 260,000 people working in it.

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Lifeline for Nuclear Plants Is Threatening Wind and Solar Power

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-05-04 07:24

The push to save U.S. nuclear plants for the sake of fighting climate change is threatening support for the bread and butter of clean power: wind and solar.

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Technology Guru Bill Joy Is Betting on a Bulletproof Battery

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-05-03 08:28

Bill Joy, the Silicon Valley guru and Sun Microsystems Inc. co-founder, sees the future of energy in a battery that can take a bullet.

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North Carolina Solar Company Seeks Veterans for Virginia Expansion

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-05-03 06:08

North Carolina-based Strata Solar is diving into Virginia’s blossoming utility-scale market with a significant hiring goal and a twist: they’re striving to fill about 125 of the 400 job openings with military veterans.

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PG&E to Administer $240M for Energy Storage, Renewables Under Self Generation Program

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-05-03 05:30

San Francisco-based Pacific Gas and Electric Company on Monday said it will administer about $240 million under California’s self-generation incentive program to help customers install energy storage, renewables and other energy technologies.

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Social Movement in Action: Putting More Women in STEM Careers

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-05-03 04:49

Encouraging women to join the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce has become an important social movement that many hope will bring about significant change in STEM fields, where women are underrepresented.

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E.ON Looks to UK for New Solar and Storage Operations

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-05-03 04:20

Germany-based energy supply company E.ON is looking to move into the U.K. and enter the energy storage and solar energy markets. The company unveiled their available solar and storage system technologies to U.K. customers this week.

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Australian Delegation Visits Israel-based Eco Wave Power to View Tidal Energy Project

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-05-02 15:21

Australia’s Minister for the Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg, and the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, Ivor Frischknecht, recently traveled to Israel where they visited Tel Aviv-based Eco Wave Power’s (EWP) tidal energy project in Jaffa Port.

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California Utility Tops List for Most New Energy Storage in the US for 2016

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-05-02 10:19

Imperial Irrigation District, a public power and water utility in Southern California, took the No. 1 spot on the Smart Electric Power Alliance’s new Storage Top 10 megawatt list, by adding 30 MW of new storage in 2016.

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Massachusetts Utilities Propose 800 MW of Offshore Wind

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-05-02 09:10

National Grid Plc, Unitil Corp. and Eversource Energy proposed buying as much as 800 MW of offshore wind energy as a first step to comply with a Massachusetts law to aggressively develop the nascent industry in the U.S.

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3@3 on Solar PV: Unprofitability, Failure and Economically Challenged Business Models

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-05-02 06:32

Jenn Runyon, Chief Editor of Renewable Energy World and Paula Mints, Chief Market Research Analyst with SPV Market Research discuss three hot topics in the global solar industry for three minutes each. Today’s topics explore the fallacy of unbridled optimism in the solar industry and why these past two weeks have been fraught with company failures. Check it out!

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New York Prepares to File June Report on Offshore Wind Offtake Options

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-05-01 12:50

With an ultimate goal of informing New York’s offshore wind master plan, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is working to file in June a report that will assess the offshore wind offtake options for New York.

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Tesla Halts Door-to-Door Sales for SolarCity Amid Slowdown

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-05-01 09:34

Tesla Inc. is doing away with SolarCity Corp.’s door-to-door sales business as it works to integrate the rooftop solar company it bought for $2 billion last year.

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New Solar Study Examines Data From 200 Ground Stations on Six Continents

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-05-01 08:53

Finland-based Vaisala last week released a paper that compares observational data from nearly 200 ground stations across six continents with satellite-derived irradiance records from five different versions of the company’s global solar dataset.


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DONG Energy Puts Marine Management Software to Work for Offshore Wind Hub

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-05-01 07:41

DONG Energy last month selected SeaRoc Group’s marine management software solution for a centralized hub for UK offshore wind farm construction.

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Electricity from Renewables in US Up 6.6 Percent in Jan, Feb

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-05-01 06:01

According to the latest issue of EIA's "Electric Power Monthly" (with data through Feb. 28, 2017), electrical generation by non-hydro renewables (including distributed solar PV) increased by 7.49 percent during the first two months of this year compared with the same period in 2016.

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Listen Up: Westinghouse Nuclear Energy Killed by Gas, Solar and Wind

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-05-01 05:28

Video killed the radio star — just as natural gas, wind and solar are slowly but surely killing the nuclear power industry (we’re already saying good bye to coal). Unfortunately, the venerable Westinghouse Electric Company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on March 29, 2017, dragged down by huge losses in their nuclear power plant construction business. But the story about the demise of Westinghouse is more nuanced, read on to find out how and why solar killed nuclear.

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PV Plant Repowering, the Utility 50-Year Systems Model

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-04-28 12:38

There are two basic types of solar PV plant repowering. The first is for existing or distressed plants. The second is for extending the life of new plants at the end of their initial design life, which is projected at about 20 to 25 years. So as we concentrate on new plant repowering, what is the difference?

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Notes from the Solar Underground: US Solar’s Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-04-28 12:06

There is nothing new about protectionism just as there is nothing new about aggressive pricing for market share, dumping of overproduction at low prices and the cascade of unintended consequences of government intervention on markets.

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Biggest US Companies Setting More Renewable Energy Targets

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-04-28 11:41

Almost half of the biggest U.S. companies have established clean-energy targets for themselves, according to a report Tuesday from sustainable investors and environmental groups including the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

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