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Energy Department Announces Up to $14 Million for Applying Landscape Design to Cellulosic Bioenergy

The Energy Department today announced up to $14 million to support landscape design approaches that maintain or enhance the environmental and socio-economic sustainability of cellulosic bioenergy through the improvement of feedstock production, logistics systems, and technology development. This supports the Department’s efforts to promote the commercialization of environmentally sustainable advanced bioenergy that reduces petroleum consumption […]

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Solar Energy Prices See Double-digit Declines in 2013; Trend Expected to Continue

PV pricing to drop another 3 – 12 percent in 2014 Distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) system prices dropped by 12 – 19 percent nationwide in 2013, according to the third edition of a jointly written report on PV pricing trends from the Energy Department’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory […]

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Wind power steps up when nuclear and gas go offline

Strong wind speeds over the weekend contributed significantly to the UK’s electricity supply as nuclear reactors remained offline and a large gas plant was suddenly hit by a fire. Wind power set a new record on Sunday by providing 24% of the UK’s electricity supply for the entire day. The previous record stood at 22% […]

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Global New Energy Business Leader Award For SunEdison President and CEO Ahmad Chatila

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a leading solar developer and technology provider, announced that the China Institute of Energy Economics and China Energy News has awarded Ahmad R. Chatila, President and Chief Executive Officer of SunEdison, the coveted “Global New Energy Business Leader” award. The award was presented at the prestigious 2014 Global Top 500 New […]

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Secretary Moniz Dedicates Innovative Commercial-Scale Cellulosic Biofuel Plant

Marking another milestone in the Administration’s support of clean energy technologies that will diversify our energy portfolio and help transition the U.S. toward a low-carbon future, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will deliver remarks today at the grand opening of Abengoa’s second-generation cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas as part of Energy Action Month. Once operating […]

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First Solar installs Inaugural Panel at South America’s Largest PV Plant

141MW Luz Del Norte to make significant contribution to Chile’s national Energy Agenda Electricity generated by plant will be competitively priced in region With Michelle Bachelet, President of the Republic of Chile; Isabel Allende, President of the Chilean Senate, and Máximo Pacheco, Minister of Energy in attendance, First Solar (Nasdaq:FSLR) today ceremonially installed the first […]

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Funding for fuel cell systems in German state has reached 100 units

The energy agency of the German state of North-Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) announced that it has granted the 100th funding approval for a fuel cell based microCHP unit. The funding program was launched in late 2012 and provides a grant of 65 per cent of the investment costs for fuel cell microCHP systems. Just like the first […]

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JinkoSolar Supplied 34MW of Solar Modules to sPower for Four Solar Power Projects in Antelope Valley

JinkoSolar Supplied 34MW of Solar Modules to sPower for Four Solar Power Projects in Antelope Valley, California JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or the “Company”) (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the PV industry, today announced that it supplied 34MW of solar modules to sPower for four solar power projects in Antelope Valley, California According […]

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SunEdison signs Joint Venture Agreement with JIC Capital to penetrate the Chinese Solar Market

Up to 1 Gigawatt (GW) of Solar to be developed over the next 3 years SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a leading solar developer and technology provider, announced today a joint venture agreement with JIC Capital, to facilitate nonrecourse financing and develop, construct and own up to 1 GW of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in […]

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Solar Cell Contacts From Tubes – Innovative Fine Line Metallization Technology Promises Higher Efficiency Values

Innovative Fine Line Metallization Technology Promises Higher Efficiency Values Together with industrial partners MERCK, HERAEUS and ASYS, researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE have developed innovative new materials and contactless techniques for applying ultrafine, homogeneous contact fingers to solar cells. This ‘dispensing’ technology can be easily integrated into conventional silicon solar […]

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