Originally published on ABB. By Alfredo Parres Supporting electricity grids as wind power reaches new highs As winter storms lash northern Europe, Denmark has announced record highs for wind’s contribution to its national electricity production. Global wind power capacity is set to grow by a further 50 to 100 percent by 2020, so it’s well The Key To Making The Most Of Rising Wind Energy Production Is… was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000...

Two issues that greatly concern the US power sector—grid capability and carbon reduction needs—have just gained attention with a $48 million Clean Energy Initiative from Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Heising-Simons family. The organizations announced the initiative on Wednesday. It will advance state-created clean energy solutions by funding a broad range of local, state, and national energy stakeholders. New $48M Clean Energy Initiative To Advance State-Based Solutions was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other...

The noted solar energy project developer First Solar is taking the logical next step forward, with regard to its online presence, with the launch of a comprehensive Energy Capacity Assessment Tool. The tool is currently being showcased at the 2015 World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. The assessment tool represents the first of its First Solar Launching PV Project Assessment Application, First In Industry was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:...

A new mobile application (app) allowing users to access near-live satellite maps of solar and wind energy resources in the UAE (as well as elsewhere) was recently developed by the Research Center for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, according to a recent email sent to CleanTechnica. The Mobile App For Accessing Solar + Wind Energy Satellite Resource Maps Developed By Masdar was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join...

A new report investigating the importance of public opinion and policy priority on renewable energy development has concluded “winning community consent is the only sustainable way to deliver affordable, green energy to the UK in the long term.” The report, published by the Fabian Society, described by Jessica Shankleman from BusinessGreen as a “left-leaning think Community Consent Vital To Affordable Renewable Energy was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email...

Danish wind energy juggernaut Vestas Wind Systems has announced it will be providing 149 wind turbines to the Kingfisher Wind project in Oklahoma, which is expected to begin operation in 2016. Vestas Wind will provide 149 V100-2.0 MW turbines to the project, which is ‘construction ready’ and expected to be completed by the end of 2015.  First Vestas Signs On To 298 MW Oklahoma Wind Project was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other...

A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has shown that if the targets set by the Gulf Cooperation Council are met, it will result in a 22% reduction in water consumption for power generation. The report analysed how renewable energy can address a variety of challenging issues in the region, including water, Gulf Cooperation Council Energy Targets Will Reduce Water Consumption was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+...

The world's largest solar powered desalination plant is under construction in one of the world's leading oil-producing countries...what gives? World’s Largest Solar Powered, Jellyfish-Fightin’ Desalination Plant To Be Built In Saudi Arabia was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power has been in the headlines over the last few weeks for having secured a 100 MW solar photovoltaics (PV) project in Dubai at the lowest-ever price globally. Ever since the announcement of $5.98 per MWh (5.98¢/kWh) bid stakeholders and experts have raised questions about the financial viability of the bid. At ACWA Power Defends Financial Viability Of World’s Lowest Solar PV Bid was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other...

Originally published on 1Sun4All. The Solar Decathlon 2015 team, West Virginia University and University of Roma Tor Vergata, has designed a house that merges Italian and Appalachian design concepts with innovative energy techniques. STILE is a simple and compact house covered by an elegant, classically inspired arch that runs north to south to support solar panels and Solar Decathlon 2015: West Virginia/Rome Team Create STILE was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:...

Solar = Energy Equity Solution

Published - Jan 22, 2015

Originally published on ilsr.org. For over 100 years, the American economy has been fueled by enormous expansion of fossil fuel energy. It has emitted a disproportionate share of its environmental impact (too much) and economic rewards (too few) on those less fortunate. More than any 21st century energy source, solar can power an equitable and Solar = Energy Equity Solution was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook...

There is enough snow on the ground, looking at Gaelan Brown’s compost-powered heat makes an appealing read for those who happen to be housebound. Add all composting champions wanting to know more about useable energy which can be captured via the basic composting process. Gaelan Brown has previously been a guest writer on Green Building Studying Sustainable Energy Solutions: Gaelan Brown’s Compost-Powered Heat was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ |...