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Huge solar plant lags in early production

by Associated Press  (Nov. 17, 2014)

The largest solar power plant of its type in the world - once promoted as a turning point in green energy - isn't producing as much energy as planned. One of the reasons is as basic as it gets: The sun isn't shining as much as expected. Sprawling across roughly 5 square miles of federal desert near the California-Nevada border, the Ivanpah Solar ...

LimnoTech Ends Season of Deploying Data Buoys on the Great Lakes

by LimnoTech Inc.  (Oct. 27, 2014)

LimnoTech ended another successful season of deploying and maintaining data buoys on the Great Lakes when we recently pulled in buoys off South Haven and Port Sheldon, MI, for the winter. The buoys are funded through various sources including NOAA, government agencies, and local individuals and groups. The buoys measure wind speed and direction, ...

John Brown University Receives EPA Grant for Solar Water-Purification Project

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 15, 2014)

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $14,520 to John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, for a drinking water disinfection project in Guatemala under the People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) program. Every year, the P3 program helps student teams pursue projects that deliver sustainable, alternative methods ...

KYOCERA Solar Modules Tapped by Sierra Nevada to Power New Brewery in Mills River, NC

by Kyocera Solar, Inc.  (Jul. 30, 2014)

Nearly everyone enjoys a good beer now and again. A delicious beer sustainably brewed with renewable energy that pours down from the sun might make that happy hour indulgence even more enjoyable. Kyocera Solar Inc. announced today that Sundance Power Systems Inc. has installed 650 kilowatts (DC) of high-quality Kyocera solar modules on Sierra ...

From Mobile Solar Computer Classrooms to Novel Baobab Products: Green Entrepreneurship is Thriving Across Africa and Beyond

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Sep. 10, 2014)

Nairobi plays host to one of the largest gatherings of start-up social and environmental enterprises ever, as 41 green entrepreneurs are celebrated at the 2014 SEED Awards Africa Symposium, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today. The SEED Awards identify and support innovative social and environmental start-up enterprises ...

ElectraTherm Green Machine generates power from biomass in Italy

by ElectraTherm  (Nov. 12, 2014)

ElectraTherm, a leader in distributed, waste heat to power generation, commissioned a Green Machine to generate emission-free electricity from biomass in Badia Prataglia, Italy. The facility operates a biomass boiler burning a mix of sawdust and ground up waste wood from a saw mill. The site was challenged with a large amount of wood waste and no ...

Interior Offers First Right-of-Way for Renewable Energy Transmission in Federal Waters

by US Department of Energy  (Nov. 17, 2014)

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank today announced that BOEM has offered a ...

Soitec has Executed a sales agreement to sell 150 MW of PPA s to Large Solar Services Provider

by Soitec  (Oct. 24, 2014)

This is a major milestone toward realization of a solar project that is expected to deploy up to 83,400 Soitec concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) modules. Soitec, a world leader in generating and manufacturing revolutionary semiconductor materials for the electronics and energy industries, announced today that Soitec Solar Development, LLC ...

Solar Power Leader Barbados to Host World Environment Day 2014

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (May 8, 2014)

Barbados, a Caribbean island at the cutting edge of the fight against climate change, will host this year's World Environment Day (WED) global celebrations on 5 June 2014, according to a joint announcement made today by the government of Barbados and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The theme for this year's celebrations is "Small ...

DSM inaugurates Solar Technologies Demonstration Center in India

by DSM Somos  (Sep. 30, 2014)

Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences Company, today inaugurated its Solar Technologies Demonstration Center at its DSM Engineering Plastics facility in Pune, India. This state-of-the-art solar technology center has been built to demonstrate and showcase the performance of DSM's innovations in solar technology and will also ...

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