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SunEdison And Green Charge Networks Team Up To Deliver Additional Electricity Savings With Solar Plus Energy Storage Offering

Silicon Valley Power is the First Joint Customer of the New Strategic Partnership California Commercial and Municipal Customers Can Save Even More with Zero Upfront Costs SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, and Green Charge Networks, the largest provider of commercial energy storage in the U.S., today announced that they […]

Strata Solar adds 188 New Jobs

Strata Solar hired 188 new solar workers from the Fayetteville area to immediately begin work on a solar project in Duplin County. To meet its growing construction demand, Strata Solar held back-to-back job fairs in May and June in Fayetteville. The job fairs attracted over 735 people and led to 188 job offers from Strata […]

SBIR/STTR FY15 Phase 2 Release 2 Awards announced – Includes Projects to increase Fuel Cell Performance and Durability

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the 2015 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase II Release 2 Awards, including projects focused on fuel cell durability, performance, and efficiency with the ultimate goal of lowering costs. Giner, Inc. of Newton, Massachusetts, will develop advanced membrane and electrode components to significantly […]

Floating wind: Technology assessment – interim findings

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has today issued interim findings from a report into a technology assessment of floating wind, reviewing in excess of 30 devices across various levels of technology readiness and providing a detailed appraisal of the three most established concepts. The interim report highlights where these devices are on the technology […]

Innovative Microvi Bio-Ethanol Technology Validated At Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Microvi Biotechnologies, a leading innovator of biocatalytic processes, working with the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit (ABPDU) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has demonstrated breakthrough improvements to biological ethanol production. Microvi’s technology uses engineered biocatalyst composites which have been synthetically designed to 1) alleviate ethanol toxicity on the cells which produce it, […]

Mould unlocks new route to biofuels

Scientists at The University of Manchester have made an important discovery that forms the basis for the development of new applications in biofuels and the sustainable manufacturing of chemicals. Based at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB), researchers have identified the exact mechanism and structure of two key enzymes isolated from yeast moulds that together […]

NRG Renew to Develop 20MW Solar Energy Facility for Cisco

NRG Solar Blythe II to Help Cisco Achieve 2016 Renewable Energy Goals Today, NRG Renew LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), the country’s largest independent power producer, announced plans to develop a 20 megawatt (MW) solar energy facility that will generate clean, reliable solar power for delivery to Cisco’s San Jose […]

First Solar Cell Made of Highly Ordered Molecular Frameworks

New Material Based on Metal-organic Frameworks (MOFs) Is Suited for Photovoltaics/Publication in the Journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition Researchers at KIT have developed a material suited for photo-voltaics. For the first time, a functioning organic solar cell con-sisting of a single component has been produced on the basis of metal-organic framework compounds (MOFs). The material […]

UCLA chemists devise technology that could transform solar energy storage

The materials in most of today’s residential rooftop solar panels can store energy from the sun for only a few microseconds at a time. A new technology developed by chemists at UCLA is capable of storing solar energy for up to several weeks — an advance that could change the way scientists think about designing […]

SunEdison Announces The Completion Of A 1-Megawatt Canal Top Solar Project For The Karnataka Government

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, today announced the completion of a 1-megawatt DC canal top solar power plant built for Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigam Ltd (KBJNL), the Karnataka government agency responsible for the Krishna River and Dam. Pashupathy Gopalan, president of SunEdison Asia-Pacific said: “SunEdison is extremely proud to […]