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CA Lottery Hits Jackpot with Solar and Ice-based Energy Storage
04/14/14, Contributed by, CALMAC
The Pavilion of CA Lottery Uses Ice Storage and Solar Panels to Achieve Net Zero.

Developing Renewable Energy Projects on Brownfields: Mitigating Environmental Risks & Liabilities
04/14/14, Jon Benjamin and Mathew Swain , Farella Braun + Martel’s Environmental Law Department
Although the environmental risks and liabilities associated with brownfields generally diminishes their viability as locations for such facilities, these risks and liabilities can often be sufficiently controlled and minimized through governmental and private party tools to make certain projects worth pursuing.

Half of power plant capacity additions in 2013 came from natural gas
04/14/14, Reprinted with permission from, Today in Energy
But Solar came second - twice as much as coal - and Wind was 4th (comment from AltEnergyMag)

Why Oil Industry Estimates for Energy Reserves Can Be an X-File
04/14/14, Dr. Alan Rozich, BioConversion Solutions LLC
Hopefully, we won’t have to deal constantly with misinformation like Mulder and Scully had to when jousting with their malevolent arch-nemesis, the Cigarette Smoking Man. However, be prepared to do some digging to get at the facts.

Distributed Generations Future Impact on the U.S. Capacity Markets
04/14/14, Samir Succar, ICF International
As variable, distributed generation increasingly becomes a prevalent source of generation in regions, changes in capacity market dynamics will have a profound impact on generating assets and their future economic viability.

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Alternative Energy Stories of the Day

Global Wind Power Capacity Projected To Nearly Double In 5 Years

Submitted on: 04/15/14, 02:54 PM

Asia is now leagues ahead of other regions within the global wind market. Furthermore, this market is expected to grow at an annual cumulative capacity rate of more than 10 percent over the coming five years. A recent Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) report shows other significant wind energy markets of the past few years have slowed in comparison. However, overall global growth of wind energy will remain firm with a hopeful measure of expanding growth again.

The wind market for 2013 was an “off” year. Less wind energy capacity was installed in 2013 than in 2012. This disappointment saw the biggest drop in the market’s relatively short life. From 1996 through 2013, annual installed capacity for wind grew at an average rate of more than 20 percent.

MIT, Harvard scientists study how to produce solar power without sunlight
Submitted on: 04/14/14, 07:45 AM
A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University are working on a technology that wouldn't require sunlight to produce solar power. The team is developing a material that can absorb the sun's heat and store th

GTM Research - Chinese solar-panel prices rising 20% in the U.S.
Submitted on: 04/10/14, 03:17 PM
The price of Chinese-made solar panels delivered to the U.S. could increase by up to 20% by the end of the year, GTM Research said Thursday. The increase is due to supply constraints, rising input costs, and the ongoing trade dispute between the two countr

Celebrating The 60th Anniversary Of The First Practical Solar Cell
Submitted on: 04/08/14, 01:35 PM
Sixty years ago on April 25, 1954, Bell Laboratories demonstrated to the world one of the most significant breakthroughs ever recorded in the history of solar energy and of electricity – the first solar cell capable of converting enough sunlight into el

Shale Gas Boom Leaves Wind Power Developers Seeking More Subsidy
Submitted on: 04/07/14, 06:23 AM
The $14 billion industry, the world’s second-largest buyer of wind turbines, is reeling from a double blow -- cheap natural gas unleashed by the hydraulic fracturing revolution and the death last year of federal subsidies that made wind the most competitive of

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Today's Alternative Energy Headlines

South Africa still biggest solar growth market in Sub-Saharan Africa
Submitted on: 04/15/14, 01:46 PM
In a recent survey 53.3% of those asked said that expanding in the South African PV market was a priority over expanding into other Sub-Saharan African markets.

Tollgrade Launches Industry's First Battery-Free Smart Grid Sensor for Monitoring Voltage Within 0.5% Accuracy
Submitted on: 04/15/14, 01:00 PM
Enables Utilities to Meet the 21st Century Challenges of Distributed Generation and Improved Grid Efficiency at a Fraction of the Cost of Alternatives

Enphase Energy Expands Asia Pacific Operations
Submitted on: 04/15/14, 12:57 PM
Company appoints new Managing Director Nathan Dunn, opens Melbourne headquarters

IXYS Introduces the PIM-Mini 5A to 200A Miniature Pulsed Laser Diode Driver
Submitted on: 04/15/14, 12:55 PM
The PIM-Mini has been optimized for OEM designs including industrial, chemical processing and medical applications.

Shiny Quantum Dots Brighten Future of Solar Cells
Submitted on: 04/15/14, 12:52 PM
Photovoltaic solar-panel windows could be next for your house

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