Recent Industry News

Energy Commission Continues Investing Hundreds of Millions In Next-Generation Clean Technologies

Looking to achieve breakthroughs and bring innovations from “lab to life” In search of innovative technologies to improve the state’s electricity system, the California Energy Commission has launched a series of solicitations to fund research and development projects, investing more than $100 million in solutions for California homes, businesses, and industries. Projects will be funded […]

240 KWp system with CSUN modules realized in Eastern Turkey by Asunim

CSUN, a specialized manufacturer of solar cells and modules is pleased to announce that a 240 kWp project has been realized in the community Göbekli of Şanlıurfa, a town in the Eastern part of Turkey. The system was realized by CSUN’s long-term partner Asunim, who opened their Turkish subsidiary in Ankara in 2012. The system […]

Vertimass licenses ORNL Biofuel-to-Hydrocarbon Conversion Technology

Vertimass LLC, a California-based start-up company, has licensed an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology that directly converts ethanol into a hydrocarbon blend-stock for use in transportation fuels. The ORNL technology offers a new pathway to biomass-derived renewable fuels that can lower greenhouse gas emissions and decrease U.S. reliance on foreign sources of oil. “Vertimass is […]

U.S. Geothermal announces Agreement to acquire Ram Power’s Geysers Project

U.S. Geothermal Inc. (NYSE MKT: HTM, TSX: GTH) (the “Company”), a leading renewable energy company focused on the development, production and sale of electricity from geothermal energy, announced today that it has signed a Stock Purchase Agreement to acquire Ram Power, Corp.’s (“Ram”) Geysers project for $6,400,000 in cash. The Ram subsidiaries included in the […]

Berkeley Lab Proposal for an Open Biofoundry Passes Crucial First Test

Picture an industrial-sized manufacturing plant in which workers are turning out a valuable chemical product, say a pharmaceutical drug, or an exotic material such as a truly biodegradable plastic, or a clean-burning carbon-neutral transportation fuel. Now picture that plant as being void of smokestacks venting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, or receptacles for the collecting […]

Wind Energy secures Significant CO2 Emission Reductions for the U.S.

Rapid development of the U.S. wind energy industry has led to significant reductions in power sector carbon emissions. In 2013, the U.S. wind fleet reduced power sector emissions by 96 million metric tons, or 4.4 percent, the equivalent of taking 16.9 million cars off the road. Wind energy is the lowest cost and most scalable […]

Fundacion Iberdrola backs Two Fulbright Scholarships for Postgraduate Studies in United States

Main lines of action include fostering and sharing knowledge These two-year scholarships are being awarded under its Scholarship Scheme, for which over €2 million in funding has been earmarked this year alone With this support from the foundation, young Spaniards will be able to complete studies in areas linked to energy, environment and technology As […]

Strong Response to Duke Energy’s Request for new Solar Energy Projects in North Carolina

Duke Energy today announced it had substantial participation in response to its request for proposals (RFP) for 300 megawatts (MW) of new solar energy capacity in its Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress territories. The company received bids for nearly three times the capacity being sought. “The strong response to our RFP reflects on […]

Funding Opportunity Announcement for Wind Forecasting Improvement Project in Complex Terrain

On April 4, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy announced a $2.5 million funding opportunity entitled “Wind Forecasting Improvement Project in Complex Terrain.” By researching the physical processes that take place in complex terrain, this funding opportunity will improve foundational weather models by developing short-term wind forecasts for use by industry professionals, specifically in the […]

GE Strengthens India’s Localization Efforts in Wind Energy

Launches Advanced 1.7-103 Low-Wind Speed Turbine in India Developed and Engineered in India for India’s Wind Conditions GE’s First ‘for India’ Wind Turbine to Help Meet India’s Unmet Energy Needs GE (NYSE: GE) today introduced the 1.7-103 wind turbine, its first wind turbine developed and engineered specifically for India’s low-wind speed conditions. For wind farm […]