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Solar Developers Hoard Panels as U.S. Tariff Threat Looms

Solar developers are suspending construction as the looming threat of U.S. import tariffs has driven up prices and spurred hoarding, crimping panel …

Solar Power

Making money and doing good: Impact investing is catching on

Snap, crackle, pop!<p>Next time you hear the sound of Kellogg's (K) Rice Krispies in a bowl of milk, listen for echoes of a teacher quietly tapping away on a mobile device while assessing a student in real time.<p>The W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Mission Driven Investment (MDI) arm in 2010 made a $5 million …

Investing

A Battery Made From Metal and Air Is Electrifying the Developing World

Lithium-ion batteries are having a moment. After becoming the de facto battery in laptops and cell phones over the years, they’re now starting to …

Clean Energy

Tesla Energy Ramps Up Hiring In Africa

It’s a small start—just five positions so far—but Tesla Motors is hiring staff in Africa as the company expands its energy storage division.<p>The …

South Africa

Groundhog Day 2016: Punxsutawney Phil sees early spring

<b>(CNN) —</b> Spring is coming! America's most iconic weather forecaster, the Pennsylvania groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, "told" this to the president of the groundhog club after not seeing his shadow at Gobbler's Knob in the town northeast of Pittsburgh.<p>Legend dictates that if Phil does not see his shadow …

Groundhog Day

The Economics of Battery Energy Storage - Rocky Mountain Institute

Economics of Grid Defection<p>What happens when solar and batteries join forces? Together they can make the electric grid optional for many …

Is Ireland’s Energy Storage Market Awakening?

The last few months have brought some promising developments for the nascent energy storage industry in Ireland.<p>The need for energy storage in both …

As Solar Installations Soar, Utilities Confront Distributed Renewable Power

As electric-car sales continue to grow, major changes are expected to come to the electricity infrastructure used to power them.<p>As solar cells become …

Solar Power

Vivint Solar: On Expansion Mode, But Expects A Slowdown In Q4

In its first earnings announcement as a public company, Vivint Solar said Monday it boosted the revenue and the amount of solar panels it installed during the third quarter.<p>The Utah residential solar company posted a net loss of $0.45 per share on revenue of $8.3 million for the quarter, compared …

ITM Power showcases Fuel Cell Vehicle at FutureBuild 2014

Oliver Coppard outside the City Hall with a Hyundai hydrogen care during the FutureBuild conference. Photo: The Star<p>Sheffield based ITM Power …

FuelCell Energy Announces Dedication Event for Zero-Carbon Fuel Cell Power Plant Powering Microsoft Datacenter

Efficiently Converting Renewable Biogas Into Zero-Carbon Electricity to Support Cloud Computing<p><b>DANBURY, Conn.</b> — FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:FCEL), …

How Renewables In Developing Countries Are Leapfrogging Traditional Power

Lots of poorer countries may be gearing up to largely skip fossil fuel reliance in favor of renewables, if a report released last week is any …

Energy Efficiency Factoids that Will Win Friends and Influence People (Especially Investors) - Microgrid Knowledge

Riddle: What’s as big as the amount of energy used by the European Union…and getting even bigger?<p>The answer is the amount of energy we’re not using. …

Renewable Energy Share In Sub-Saharan Africa Could Reach 45% By 2040, IEA Reports

<b>Published on</b> October 14th, 2014 | <i>by Joshua S Hill</i><p>2<p>October 14th, 2014 by <b>Joshua S Hill</b><p>“A better functioning energy sector is vital to ensuring that the …

Taking on fragmentation in IoT - Imagination Technologies

Sitting in the Imagination canteen at lunchtime, there are many, many conversations going on. At Imagination we have staff from all around the world …

Totally Transparent Solar Cells Could Turn Our Windows Into Solar Panels

In the future, you’ll be able to charge your phone just by placing it in the sun, and you’ll generate electricity through your windows, not just from the panels on the roof. How? By covering glass in a material that captures energy from the invisible parts of the light spectrum, but still lets in …

​Ohio becomes first state to reverse energy efficiency, renewable fuel mandates

Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed into law on Friday groundbreaking legislation that will freeze state rules on energy efficiency and renewable fuel …

300 MW Of Solar Approved By City Of Los Angeles

<b>Published on</b> June 16th, 2014 | <i>by Jake Richardson</i><p>7<p>June 16th, 2014 by <b>Jake Richardson</b><p>250 megawatts (MW) of the 300 MW that were recently approved by the …

REN21 report gives more evidence that global clean revolution is underway - and China, US and Japan are in the lead

<b>LONDON:</b> More evidence that the global economy is undergoing a clean revolution was released today in a new report by REN21, which shows China and US …

Renewable Energy

International investment must increase to meet rising energy demand, IEA argue

<b>LONDON:</b> In order to meet the global energy need, the world must invest more than <b>US$48 trillion by 2035</b>, with a refocus on energy efficency and …

Advanced Utility-Scale Battery Deployment To Increase Drastically

<b>Published on</b> June 5th, 2014 | <i>by Nicholas Brown</i><p>14<p>June 5th, 2014 by <b>Nicholas Brown</b><p>The energy capacity (in this case, the deployment) of advanced …

2.8-Second Tesla Killer - Goin' With the Flow - Technologue

Amid all the supercars unveiled at this year’s Geneva show was a gigantic 5100-pound, 912-hp AWD, four-seat gullwing EV hailing from the pocket country of Liechtenstein. It promised a 0-62-mph time of 2.8 seconds and a range of up to 372 miles, which sounded too good to be true — especially when …

Clean Energy

New solar breakthrough could be the final nail in coal’s coffin

Researchers figured out how to make solar cells out of safer, environmentally friendly materials<p>A class of minerals known as perovskites could be the best solar panel material you haven't heard of. Until now, they've been an extremely promising breakthrough in efficient solar conversion, but not so …

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