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Renewable generating capacity in the US provides all new power for January 2013

Renewable Sources Provide All New Generating Capacity in January – Three-Fold Increase From Same Period Last Year

The latest Energy Infrastructure Update released yesterday by the Office of Energy Projects at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reports that the US had 1,231 megawatts (MW) of new in-service generating capacity come online in January of 2013 – all of it from renewable sources including wind, solar and biomass. The new capacity for January represents a three-fold increase from the 431…

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Living Off The Grid With Solar Power Can Be Simple, Fun, and Challenging

Guest Post by Kriss Bergethon My wife and I were desperate to get out of the city.  It was 2007, we were having an extremely stressful year with work.  I owned a small construction company that was just about to give me a heart attack.  She had a job she hated so much she would cry on the way to…

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The lopsided story of energy subsidies in the United States

Energy Subsidies: Oil versus Renewables

In a world that must reduce its dependency on fossil fuels, replacing oil subsidies with renewable energy subsidies makes sense. Although this is undeniably difficult, it would produce both environmental and economic benefits. Putting an end to oil subsidies would free public money that could be used to promote clean energy and make renewables more competitive. Although renewable energy is destined to increase it…

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How Solar Panels Can Change the World

Eight Amazing Things About Solar Panels That Could Change the World

Guest post by Kriss Bergethon Green energy is one of the most rapidly expanding industries in the world right now due to so many people looking to do their part to help save the planet. With so much focus on solving global warming and reducing air pollution, smarter and cleaner forms of energy are being looked at very closely by scientists…

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Solar Power: The Path to Parity

The Path to Parity Solar panel technology has changed little since it’s inception in 1894. Certain refinements have increased output and produced higher efficiencies, while the technology surrounding battery technology has improved our ability to store the energy collected. What has really changed is the cost per watt in comparison to the cost of competitive renewable and non-renewable energies. And…

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Renewable electrical generation surpasses nuclear power generation

Power Generation from Renewables Surpasses Nuclear

The latest issue of theMonthly Energy Review published by the US Energy Information Administration, electric power generation from renewable sources has surpassed production from nuclear sources, and is now “closing in on oil,” says Ken Bossong Executive Director of the Sun Day Campaign In the first quarter of 2011 renewable energy sources accounted for 11.73 percent of US domestic energy production….

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GE enters the thin-film solar panel market in a big way

G.E. Bursts into the Solar Panel Field Equipped to Succeed

Guest Post by Kriss Bergethon General Electric is planning the largest solar panel factory in the United States, looking to get into the growing “green” industry in a big way, and on an accelerated timeline. According to Victor Abate, vice president for G.E.’s renewable energy business, the news follows G.E.’s ongoing investments in solar panels, and takes their efforts to a…

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