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Stronger 2030 targets will help renewables get to zero subsidy

Renewables could be cheapest source of low carbon energy by 2030 The Renewable Energy Association is calling on European leaders to set effective renewable energy targets for EU Members States in the 2030 energy and climate framework, which will be finalised at a meeting of the European Council taking place today and tomorrow [1]. With […]

Sonoma Clean Power signs Two Landmark Clean Power Deals

Favorable Pricing, Long Terms Ensure Competitive Rates for SCP Customers Less than six months after beginning to serve customers, Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) reached another milestone today with two large-scale purchases of clean geothermal and solar power. The new power agency’s rates are already 4 to 5% lower than PG&E’s rates today, and these deals […]

Energy Department Making Hydropower More Eco-Friendly

Hydropower has long provided a flexible, low-cost, and renewable source of power for the United States—since the 1800s, in fact. Even today, in fact, hydropower accounted for roughly half of the nation’s renewable-generated electricity in 2013. The Energy Department, in collaboration with the national laboratories and industry, is working to advance hydropower technologies by making […]

Enphase Energy Enters Into Energy Storage Business with AC Battery

Introduces a modular, plug-and-play solution that is fully integrated into the Enphase Energy Management System Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH), announced today its Enphase AC Battery, an advanced energy storage solution with a modular, plug-and-play storage device fully integrated with the just-introduced Enphase Energy Management System. Based on a distributed architecture, the AC Battery is […]

Siemens Partners With 1st Light Energy to demonstrate “Net-Zero” Energy Home Using Solar Microinverters, Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Energy generated from solar power and more efficient electric vehicle charging station offsets traditional power demand, resulting in lower utility bills Siemens first installation of its VersiCharge universal unit for electric vehicle charging Siemens, in partnership with 1st Light Energy, has installed its M250 solar microinverters and VersiCharge universal electric vehicle (EV) charging unit for […]

S&C Energy Storage Solutions to Improve Power Reliability and Efficiency in Rural Australia

Ergon Energy will use storage for peak shaving and voltage support in remote areas S&C Electric Compnay, a smart grid leader shaping the future of power delivery, today announces it was awarded a contract by Ergon Energy, an Australian utility, to provide 20 S&C PureWave® Community Energy Storage Systems for the utility’s Grid Utility Support […]

Capstone Turbine Secures Order to Upgrade South Korean Residential High-Rise

Capstone Turbine Corporation ( (Nasdaq:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it recently received a one megawatt order for a new residential high-rise building in Masan, South Korea. Yongwon Total Solution, Capstone’s South Korean partner, secured the order. According to the United Nations, South Korea ranks as the […]

NRG eVgo Completes Largest Corporate Installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Southern California

Sony Pictures Entertainment employees at three locations can charge their electric cars while they work NRG eVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc., has completed installation of the largest corporate deployment of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Southern California. eVgo has installed and will manage 60 charging stations at Sony Pictures Entertainment’s historic Lot […]

REA and STA to go separate ways

The Renewable Energy Association and Solar Trade Association will end their formal affiliation on 1 January 2015. The two associations became affiliated in March 2011, when the STA merged with the REA’s Solar Power Group and relaunched with representation of both the solar heating and solar power industries. Next year the two associations will become […]

Renewable natural gas: green innovation from the city of Saint-Hyacinthe and Gaz Métro

Today, the city of Saint-Hyacinthe and Gaz Métro announced the conclusion of a draft agreement for the purchase and injection of renewable natural gas produced in the city’s biomethanation centre. Under the agreement, Gaz Métro will purchase up to 13 million cubic metres of renewable natural gas per year for a 20-year period. Throughout the […]