How Sweet It Is: Bioenergy advanced by new tool

A powerful new tool that can help advance the genetic engineering of "fuel" crops for clean, green and renewable bioenergy, has been developed by researchers with the U.S. Department of...

NRDC Report Helps Guide Major Fuel Buyers to Sustainable Biofuels Procurement

Amid increasing interest in alternative transportation fuels, a new report shows how federal agencies and other large commercial customers can buy sustainably produced biofuels and avoid those...

SEIA Calls for Changes to BLM Permitting Process

In testimony on Capitol Hill this week, the Solar Energy...

States Can Benefit Economically by Using Wind Power to Meet New EPA Carbon Rule for Electric Power Plants

The first-ever federal regulation on carbon pollution from existing electric power plants can be an economic boon to wind-rich states if they meet them by developing more wind energy, the...

Solar Power Installations Jump to a New Annual Record

The year 2013 saw record-breaking growth for solar electricity generation as the photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) markets continued to grow. With over 39 gigawatts...

New Report Examines ‘Lessons Learned’ from Germany’s Solar Efforts

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has released a comprehensive study taking an in-depth look at Germany’s solar support programs and how the United States can benefit in the...

SEIA Condemns Decision to Impose New Tariffs on Solar Modules

In a further escalation of the solar trade war with China, the U.S. Department of Commerce has imposed yet another layer of tariffs on solar modules from China, and – for the first time...

Solar Pricing Better than Ever for PA Consumers Among Findings in PA DEP Solar Rebate Data

Homeowners and small businesses pay less now for solar electric systems than they did while the state was paying rebates, even at the highest level of solar rebates, according to a recent report...

INDUSTRY NEWS

Helping Switchgrass Survive Winter Will Boost its Biofuel Potential
July 30, 2014
Michigan State University has been awarded $1 million from a joint U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Agriculture program to develop...
Vista Solar Completes a 153 kW SunPower Solar System for WestGate Church in San Jose, California
July 30, 2014
Vista Solar announced the completion of a 153-kilowatt (kW) solar power system for WestGate Church. The system, which was designed and installed...
Steam Energy From the Sun: New spongelike structure converts solar energy into steam
July 30, 2014
A new material structure developed at MIT generates steam by soaking up the sun. The structure -- a layer of graphite flakes and an underlying...
KYOCERA Solar Modules Tapped by Sierra Nevada to Power New Brewery in Mills River, NC
July 30, 2014
Nearly everyone enjoys a good beer now and again. A delicious beer sustainably brewed with renewable energy that pours down from the sun might...
USDA Grant Funds Second Phase of Bio-Energy Research Community Economic Development in CT
July 30, 2014
Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), a non-profit economic development organization based in East Hartford, Connecticut, was...
Aercoustics is Choice of Ontario’s Major Wind Power Developers for Noise Emission Testing on Wind Turbines
July 29, 2014
Aercoustics Engineering Limited has been retained by the major wind power developers in Ontario to test the noise levels of their wind turbines....
ModSolar, Building the Operating System for the Solar Industry, is Expanding to Take on the Global Solar Market
July 29, 2014
ModSolar, which is changing the solar industry by creating the software and processes that make the industry more effective and efficient,...
IBERDROLA Starts Installing Turbines At 202 MW Texas Wind Farm
July 29, 2014
IBERDROLA has started installing the turbines at 202-megawatt (MW) Baffin wind farm in the state of Texas, with grid connection expected for the...
SunPower Breaks Ground on 135 MW Quinto Solar Project
July 29, 2014
SunPower Corp. announced it has started construction on the 135-megawatt Quinto Solar Project in Merced County, California. The system will...
Rodman & Rodman P.C. Expands their Renewable Energy and Cleantech Specialty Practice
July 29, 2014
Rodman & Rodman, P.C., an independent accounting and tax firm based in Newton, MA, has promoted and appointed several staff members to their...