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Suntech Ends Dispute with Global Solar FundSuntech reported that it has reached a settlement with GSF, an affiliate that was buying Suntech’s panels to build solar electricity plants in Europe. The dispute started after GSF failed to...

Posted March 11, 2013    

An Automated Approach to Wind Energy Siting

The same sophisticated computer process that has been used to engineer the structure of a space satellite antenna or formulate financial trading strategies through multiple scenarios is being utilized by the wind industry to site wind farms and...

Posted January 28, 2013    

Energy Headlines: Biomass, Fracking, and More

Scotland Bank May Lend $631 Million for Biomass ProjectsBritain’s biggest government-owned lender, Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, may lend as much as $631 million into clean energy this year with a focus on biomass. The bank is working on about...

Posted January 27, 2013    

Do EVs Make Good Cents or Sense?

David Herron of Torque News stated in his article “60 kWh Tesla Model S rated at 208 mile electric driving range by EPA:” “The 85 kilowatt-hour Model S, $77,400 for 265 miles range, or $292/mile of range. The 60 kilowatt-hour Model S, $67,400...

Posted January 9, 2013    

Solar Energy to Power Water Desalination Plants

Solar Energy to Power Water Desalination PlantsSaudi Arabia’s newly announced commitment to introducing solar-powered desalination plants marks a significant step in advancing the technology. In October 2012, Abdul Rahman Al-Ibrahim, governor of the...

Posted December 12, 2012    

Orlando City’s Sustainability Accomplishments

Orlando is known world-wide as the number one tourist destination, hosting more than 50 million visitors a year, but while visitors primarily come to enjoy our year-round sunny weather, theme parks and convention facilities, we also want to be known...

Posted December 10, 2012    

Utility’s Big Data Challenge

The smart grid revolution is unleashing torrents of data. Utilities face an imperative to develop ways to transform those bytes into system improvements and innovative services Say “high tech” and utilities are not likely to be your first...

Posted December 10, 2012    

Solar Power Advances in Haiti

Solar Power Advances in HaitiNRG Energy, Inc. has announced the completion of its “The Sun Lights the Way” project in Haiti. The program entailed the installation of solar electric systems at 20 schools, a fish farm and a drip irrigation system...

Posted December 9, 2012    

Pink on Green: How to Ignite the Second Electrical Revolution

The electric industry is good at building things. That’s how it solves problems. Is there a threat of blackouts? Develop a new natural gas-fired plant. Worried about climate change? Build wind and solar power. Does electricity cost too much? Install...

Posted April 20, 2012    

Potential Government Funding Opportunities Available For Your Energy Company

Manny Oliver, Director of the Small Business Innovation Research & Small Business Technology Transfer Programs for the Department of Energy, discusses the objectives of these programs and how companies can apply for funding. Full...

Posted April 5, 2012    

The Future of Algae Biofuels

The Future of Algae Biofuels Researchers at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech have assembled the draft genome sequence of a marine algae,  Nannochloropis gaditan, that may be capable of producing the lipid yields...

Posted April 5, 2012    

Cleantech Jobs are growing - and fast

 The latest government’s job report showed markedly-improved numbers over the past year. The nation’s unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent, the lowest level in nearly three years. While this is certainly good news, it should be taken in...

Posted March 5, 2012