Renewable Energy

New Energy Achieves Record-Setting Jump In Solar Window Power Efficiency

New Energy Technologies' latest SolarWindow set a new record for see-through organic photovoltaic (PV) electricity generation in certified, independent testing at NREL, surpassing the previous mark by over 53% and bringing the promise of solar windows, homes and commercial buildings a step closer to commercial viability.

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U.S. Wind Industry Gathers Amid Record-Setting Construction, Market Uncertainty

AWEA meet amid soaring growth in wind installation and continued uncertainty regarding leadership in Congress

More wind power capacity is under construction today than at any time in industry history, the AWEA highlights in its Q1 2014 market report, but the outlook is being dimmed by ongoing uncertainty over US energy policy. Upon completion, they'll generate enough clean, renewable electricity to power the equivalent of approximately 4 million average U.S. homes.

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DOE Announces $10 MM For Wave Energy Conversion Testing In Hawaii

With testing of wave energy conversion, Hawaii moves one step closer to providing all its energy needs from renewable energy sources

DOE intends to test two advanced-stage, near-full-scale wave energy conversion devices at the U.S. Navy's Wave Energy Test Site on Oahu offshore the Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay. The $10 million in wave energy development funding seems like a natural fit in a state renowned for the power of its ocean waves, and it will add momentum to Hawaii's drive to forge the foundations of a society powered by clean, renewable energy resources.

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DOE Solar Market Pathways Funding To Spur Shared, Community Solar

Some 360,000-plus solar PV systems have been installed by U.S. households, The Dept. of Energy aims to keep the momentum going with the launch of the $15 million Solar Market Pathways funding opportunity, which seeks to spur shared, community solar PV installations across residential and commercial rooftops.

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Report Challenges EIA’S Renewable Energy Projections

SUN DAY Campaign research refutes EIA renewable energy projections as wildly inaccurate

New research released by the SUN DAY Campaign challenges the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) assertion that only 16 percent of U.S. electrical generation in 2040 will come from renewable sources of energy. In its “early release review” of the Annual Energy Outlook 2014 (the final release of which is due for publication on April 30, 2014), the EIA’s Reference Case suggests that energy sources from biomass, …

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Senate Finance Committee Approve Bill to Extend Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit

Congress Finance committee approves a bill to extend the renewable energy tax credit.

Late last week the Senate Finance Committee approved the “Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act.” The bill will extend a number of expired or expiring tax provisions, including the Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC). The bill now goes to the floor of the Senate for debate. If the bill becomes law it will allow wind energy …

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Offshore Wind Olympic Results: UK Beats Everyone

Of all the Olympic competitions, the race for offshore wind capacity is perhaps the most dramatic and important.  OK, perhaps that is a bit of an exaggeration if not all-out fabrication.  Yet there is a bit of truth in the headline, the UK really has beat every other country in this metric. Not only do they have more offshore wind power than any other …

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