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The growth of on-site solar energy is rapid

The Prodigious Growth of On-Site Solar Energy

Led by home solar energy, there is a revolution in on-site renewable electricity generation underway in the U.S.  The process of generating electricity from small energy sources is called by a number of names, including distributed generation, dispersed generation, embedded generation, decentralized generation, decentralized energy, distributed energy or district energy. These energy systems commonly employ small-scale power generation technologies, typically in the…

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UN Aims to Transform World Energy in 10 Years

Proclaiming 2014-2024 the “International Decade of Sustainable Energy for All,” over 700 representatives gathered in NY for the inaugural SE4ALL Forum. Over the course of the three-day forum, SE4ALL members reported on progress and developments.

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A Response to Critics of the Solar Roadways Concept

While there is an abundance of positive response to the Solar Roadways concept, there has also been an avalanche of negativity that completely misses the point. As reviewed in a recent Global Warming is Real article, the concept of embedding solar panels into American roadways represents a powerful new approach to green innovation and finance. Without paying heed to the benefits, many…

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Solar Roadways’ Innovative Sun Powered Technology and Finance

Solar Roadways is a grassroots company that is a stellar example of a powerful new approach to business. Their business model is a perfect marriage between innovative technology and innovative finance. Solar Roadways are spearheading a new reality that levels the playing field and gives us reason to believe that we will find a way to meet our energy needs without fossil fuels. Solar power was discovered over 170 years ago, but it was only…

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Non hydro renewable energy sources outpace hydro for first time ever in 1st quarter 2014

Non-Hydro Renewables Generate More Electricity Than Conventional Hydro for First Time

Historically large-hydro renewable sources like large dams have contributed most electrical generation from the combined renewable sources including wind, solar, biomass and geothermal. But the tide may be turning on the growing renewable energy mix. According preliminary data published in the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest Electric Power Monthly report, non-hydro renewable energy sources generated 53.16 percent of all U.S. net electrical generation from…

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SC Latest Southeast State to Scale Back Solar PV Barriers

Looking to reproduce the experiences of neighboring Southeast U.S. states such as North Carolina and Georgia, South Carolina’s House voted to ease regulatory restrictions restaining solar PV growth. They don’t go very far, but they are a definitive step in the right direction.

wind energy represents the potential for rapid expansion of renewable energy in the United States

EarthTalk: The Growing Potential for Wind Energy

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What is the latest prognosis for wind energy to command a larger piece of the renewable energy pie?  -  Peter M., Akron, OH Hydroelectric sources of power dwarf other forms of renewable energy, but wind energy has been a dominant second for…

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