Renewable Energy

Which Corporations Purchase The Most Clean Energy? EPA’s Top 100 List Provides The Answer

Ever wonder where exactly the energy that powers the operations of the world’s major corporations comes from? Which corporations purchase the most renewable energy? Well, if you’re interested in knowing, then the EPA’s new Top 100 list on the subject has got you covered. The list is pretty interesting — not everything matches up exactly

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Solar Vehicles In India

While solar vehicles are still rather more of a curiosity than a practical transportation solution — for most purposes anyways — the technology is slowly improving. And, for that matter, it is/could-be well-suited to certain specific environments or purposes. So before you brush off the technology completely, why not take a look at some interesting, [&hellip

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Why Sunrun Acquired REC Solar & Is Partnering With Sungevity

Originally published on SolarWakeup. By Yann Brandt Residential solar is the fastest growing part of the solar market and some of the major players in the sector have been making big moves. Recently, Sunrun acquired the residential division of REC Solar including AEE Solar and SnapNrack while also announcing a partnership with Sungevity. SolarWakeup spoke to

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Cerro Dominador Solar-Thermal Mega-Project Moves Forward

Originally published on Solar Love. Chile 110 MW CSP Plant Moves Forward (via Solar Love) The Cerro Dominador solar-thermal mega-project being developed in the Atacama Desert in Chile just took a big step forward after obtaining a favorable environmental rating from Chilean Environmental Service authorities. The Cerro Dominador project will… &nbsp

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Mars Agrees To Construct 200 MW Wind Farm

Mars Incorporated has agreed to the construction of a wind farm that will have a generation capacity of a whopping 200 MW. That is enough to cover the electricity usage of its entire US operations! Mars’ US operations comprise 70 sites, including 37 factories and 25,000 associates. The Mars wind farm will be built by Blattner Energy

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Banking On Solar

Improving loan opportunities could boost solar rates where third-party financing is lacking in some states, said Banking on Solar recently. Assembled by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Banking on Solar plans to make progress eliminating roadblocks for banks that want to invest more in solar energy’s potential, and increase their own

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Hyperbolic Metamaterials Could Drive Solar Costs Down, Down, Down

We haven’t checked in on the metamaterials scene in a few months but here’s something that caught our eye. A bigger-than-usual research team spearheaded by Purdue University has developed a new hyperbolic metamaterial that has numerous applications in the optical field, including high efficiency solar cells. While not the only factor in the overall cost

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Top 15 Solar Module Suppliers Of 2013, Via IHS

Editor’s Note: Aside from the notes in the article below, a few other interesting things jumped out to me. 1) Despite going bankrupt and being delisted from the NYSE, Suntech managed to still make it into the top 15 in 2013! That’s somewhat impressive. 2) The only solar module supplier in the top 10 not

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Solar Cup: Largest Solar-Powered Boat Competition (VIDEO)

Originally published on 1Sun4All. Three days of racing launches this Friday, May 16 at Metropolitan Water District’s (mwdh20) 12th annual Solar Cup at Lake Skinner in Temecula Valley, California, reports mwdh2o. The nation’s largest solar-powered boat competition features nearly 700 students on 40 southland high school teams. Here’s some more info from mwdh20: 12th Annual Solar Cup 2014 The Official Solar Cup

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Germany Reached Nearly 75% Renewable Power Use On Sunday

En route to its 2050 Energiewende goal of 80% of the nation’s power being supplied by renewables, especially spurred on by the phaseout of nuclear reactors, Germany broke another renewable energy record on Sunday, May 11, 2014. Europe’s biggest clean-energy market reached almost 75% renewable power market share noon on that day. As the Disruptive Renewables chart

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