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Energy Department Announces Up to $31 Million for Initial Phases of Enhanced Geothermal Systems Field Observatory

As part of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced up to $31 million to establish the initial phases of the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE), a field laboratory dedicated to cutting-edge research on enhanced geothermal systems (EGS). EGS are engineered reservoirs, created beneath the surface of the Earth, […]

Departments of Energy and Agriculture Announce Bioenergy Projects in 10 States

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the selection of 10 projects that will receive funding aimed at accelerating genetic breeding programs to improve plant feedstocks for the production of biofuels, biopower, and bio-based products. The investment is part of the Obama Administration’s broader effort to diversify […]

SolarCity and K. Hovnanian® Homes® to Offer Solar Power on Hundreds of Arizona Homes

Arizonans can Reduce their Electric Bills for no Upfront Cost K. Hovnanian® Homes® a leading national homebuilder, is offering solar power options for two new communities in Peoria, Ariz. through a partnership with SolarCity. SolarCity (Nasdaq: SCTY), the nation’s largest solar power provider, will make it possible for many homebuyers at Fusion at The Meadows […]

RenewableUK comments on New Research showing Value of Tidal Lagoons Sector

RenewableUK has today commented on new research on tidal lagoon technology. The research shows that if six tidal lagoons were constructed around the coasts the sector could supply as much as 8% of the UK’s electricity needs and during peak of construction employ nearly 71,000 people. The paper, authored by Centre for Economics and Business […]

Federal Government Forecasts Big Gains for Solar Energy

A new report issued today by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicts that most new electric generation capacity in the United States through 2040 will come from natural gas and renewable energy. Of the 83 gigawatts (GW) of renewable capacity additions being forecast, nearly half is expected to come from photovoltaic (PV) systems. After reviewing […]

Turbines Delivered On Schedule At Coal Clough Windfarm Repowering

ScottishPower Renewables is set to take delivery of eight new wind turbines at Coal Clough Windfarm, near Burnley, as the repowering project moves forward on schedule. The company is replacing 24 wind turbines installed in 1992, with eight modern turbines, which will increase the total generating capacity of the windfarm from 9.6 megawatts to 16 […]

JinkoSolar Signs RMB1 Billion Strategic Financing Agreement with China Minsheng Bank

JinkoSolar Signs RMB1 Billion Strategic Financing Agreement with China Minsheng Bank-First RMB88.8 million Loan for 20MW distributed PV Project in Zhejiang JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or the “Company”) (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the solar PV industry, today announced that it has entered into a five-year RMB1 billion strategic financing agreement with China […]

Alterra Power’s Dokie 1 Wind Farm in Proximity to Mount McAllister Forest Fire

Alterra Power Corp. (TSX: AXY) announces that the Mount McAllister forest fire, approximately 56 km west of Chetwynd, British Columbia is near Alterra’s Dokie 1 wind farm. The fire has not entered the project area, but project operations have been temporarily discontinued. All personnel have left the project area except for a small group performing […]

Canadian Solar Responds to WTO Ruling Against US Photovoltaic Import Duties

Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today released this statement on behalf of Thomas Koerner, General Manager of the Company’s America’s division, in response to the World Trade Organizations (“WTO’s”) ruling against the United States’ imposition of import duties against certain photovoltaic products. […]

Energy Department Announces $4.5 Million to Expand Usage of Alternative Fuels

In support of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced up to $4.5 million in funding to expand the use of alternative fuels through the Clean Cities program, which works with nearly 100 local coalitions and thousands of stakeholders across the country to decrease the use of petroleum in transportation. Alternative fuel […]