Renewable Energy News
- China Adds Equivalent of France's Entire Solar Capacity in Three Months
China?s solar installations in the first quarter were almost equal to France?s entire supply of power from the sun.
- Hanwha to Sell NextEra Solar Panels in Record 1.5-Gigawatt Deal
Hanwha Q Cells Co., the Korean solar panel maker, will supply panels to a unit of U.S.-based NextEra Energy Inc. as part of the world?s largest single solar order.
- Japan Solar Boom Spurred by Low-Interest Loans from Local Banks, Credit Union...
The U.S. residential solar photovoltaic (PV) market is on the rise. According to SEIA/GTM Research, in 2014 the residential market surpassed the non-residential market for the first time. "The past three years have now seen the residential market grow by at least 50 percent on an annual basis, buoyed by major strides to lower soft costs, in tandem with increased penetration of third party financing solutions,? commented Cory Honeyman, Solar Analyst at GTM Research.
- Experts Agree: We Can Preserve Electric Reliability and Protect Public Health...
Last June, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the first ever national carbon pollution standards for existing power plants. Fossil fuel-fired power plants account for almost 40% of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions, making them the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the nation and one of the single largest categories of greenhouse gas sources in the world.
- Donate Trees to Communities in Need on Earth Day
In celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd, Great Eastern Energy (GEE), is collaborating with Trees for the Future for a 30 Days of Green Campaign to raise awareness about sustainable practices and to assist with their efforts in planting new trees in impoverished communities. As part of this campaign, GEE will post a new green tip on its Facebook p
- 9 Easy Earth Day Tips You Won't Find Anywhere Else
You don't have to buy a hybrid car or install solar panels to make changes that have a significant environmental benefit, save money, and are easy to do. Here's a list of 9 Earth Day tips you probably won't find anywhere else. Altogether they could put several hundred dollars back in your pocket due to lower utility bills while preventing around a
- France Military Blocks Wind Development Over Fears of Radar Interference
As many as 6,000 megawatts of wind power may be blocked from development by France?s military and national weather service, which say they interfere with radar surveillance, a developers? lobby said.
- Mississippi Net Metering Rules Advance
Mississippi, one of the last states that have not created a net metering policy, might soon have a rule created. On Tuesday, the state Public Service Commission (PSC) voted unanimously to issue rules that will create a framework allowing customers to install rooftop solar and sell excess electricity to their utility company. Public comments are due
- Australia?s Biggest Power Producer Sees Future without Coal
Australia?s largest electricity producer committed to close its coal-fired power plants within 35 years as part of an effort to cut the nation?s dependence on the fossil fuel.
- Bonded PV Arrays Could Provide Safer Solar Power
Most electricians are referred to as ?indoor wiremen? and are experts at installing electrical equipment indoors, but some lack experience working with exposed cables and outdoor equipment bonding. Traditional methods of bonding and grounding include the extensive use of bare copper conductors for equipment bonding. While copper is preferred for bonding steel, it is not the best choice around exposed aluminum members. Aluminum and copper should not come into direct contact due to galvanic corrosion issues. Over time, copper has a tendency to erode aluminum and can even cause structural failure of thin aluminum extrusions when in direct contact.
- Brazil to Offer Ambitious Climate Plan With More Renewables
Brazil will increase the use of renewable energy, target zero net deforestation and push for low-carbon agriculture as part of its climate proposal, Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira said in an interview.
- North Carolina Renewable Energy Standard Attacked Again
After using last year?s legislative session to deal with Duke Energy?s Dan River coal ash spill, Republicans on the House Public Utilities Committee are bringing back their 2013 attempt to freeze the state?s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS). Representatives Millis, Hager, Collins, and Warren introduced House Bill 681
- Negotiating the Energy Balance in the Caribbean
Reflecting the azure skies of the Caribbean, solar panels on private houses, hotels and businesses are an increasingly common sight across all the islands. Many Caribbean customers are seeking a degree of energy independence, which is not surprising given that many pay five or six times as much for their grid-provided electricity than their neighbours in mainland USA.