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  • Fifty-Eight Communities in 25 States Are Now “Open for Solar Business”

    Fifty-eight communities in 25 states have now achieved designation under SolSmart, a national program that recognizes cities and counties for lowering barriers to solar energy development. Representing more than 29 million people, these cities and counties are cutting red tape to reduce the cost of solar energy at the local level and become “open for solar business.” Today, SolSmart ...


    By The Solar Foundation

  • Genairclean – the power of microbubbles

    Since Asif Sheikh joined Genesys from Nalco in April 2016 he has been consistently impressed with our unique cleaners and especially our patented approach of using microbubbles for enhanced membrane cleaning. The Genairclean system combines Genesol 704 (an alkaline detergent) with surfactant, chelant and effervescent reagents and uses a ‘Genairator’ to add air, creating microbubbles ...

  • Difficulty Finding Qualified Applicants Costs Solar Employers Money, Inhibits Growth

    Two-thirds of solar installation firms report that difficulty finding qualified applicants is increasing costs and impacting their ability to grow, according to a new research report released today by The Solar Foundation, National Administrator of the Solar Training Network. The report also shows that increased investment in post-hire training could reduce ...


    By The Solar Foundation

  • Duke Energy Renewables, REC Solar, and Schneider Electric Complete First Joint Microgrid Project

    Duke Energy Renewables announced its first microgrid project is now operating on the Schneider Electric Boston One Campus. Schneider Electric built the microgrid on the campus of its North American headquarters in Andover, Mass. REC Solar, a national provider of commercial solar and energy solutions, built and will operate the solar array. Duke Energy Renewables, which owns a majority interest in ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New Solar Career Platform to Connect Job Seekers, Training Providers, and Employers

    Today, the Solar Training Network launched an online solar career platform designed to match job candidates with training and career opportunities in the rapidly growing solar workforce. The platform, accessible at SolarTrainingUSA.org, will provide career resources for solar job seekers and connect solar trainers and employers to qualified applicants. The ...


    By The Solar Foundation

  • New Training Course in Deep Geothermal Systems in Switzerland

    A training course in deep geothermal systems is being organised by the Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermics of the University of Neuchatel (Switzerland). The course includes 4 modules of 5 days each between September 2017 and March 2018 in Neuchatel. The participants include scientists and engineers from the fields of earth sciences and energy. The main objective of this course is to ...

  • ComEd Conducting Illinois` First Community Energy Storage Pilot

    ComEd recently announced the launch of a pilot project to test the use of battery storage technology to reduce the impact of power outages in residential areas where customers experience service interruptions, particularly in extreme weather events. ComEd's Community Energy Storage (CES) pilot is being conducted in Beecher, Ill., approximately 40 miles south of Chicago. The pilot will focus on ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Cooperative Solar Skyrockets

    By the end of 2017, the total solar energy capacity of America's electric cooperatives will be five times what it was two years ago, according to data released today by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). This year, co-ops are on pace to add 480 megawatts of solar, which would bring their total capacity to 873 MW. This more than quadruples the 180 MW reached in 2015 and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Gamesa steps up purchasing from Spanish suppliers by 17% in 2016

    Gamesa purchased €936 million worth of goods and services from Spanish suppliers in 2016, marking year-on-year growth of 17%, with the attendant positive impact in terms of wealth and job creation. In addition, last year Gamesa increased its Spanish supplier base by 36%, adding 859 new companies to bring the total to 3,237 suppliers. Spain accordingly accounts for the biggest share of ...


    By Gamesa

  • First Nation Solar Highlights

    The students of the Amisk Community School will be learning from devices powered by the sun. The array is being installed in 2 separate phases in congruence with AISP funding. This groundbreaking First Nation solar project is one of the first to receive funding from the Alberta Indigenous Solar Program. It is a true ...


    By Kuby Renewable Energy Ltd

  • Energy Institute annual event `out of this world`

    A NASA astronaut who clocked up 750 hours in orbit including 17 hours on spacewalks joined an audience of more than 300 from the energy industry today (2 March) for the flagship annual dinner of the Energy Institute (EI) Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands branch. The popular annual black tie event is widely regarded as one of the industry’s premier events in North East Scotland, and ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Training course on the `Use of Reference Materials and the Estimation of Measurement Uncertainty

    The estimation of measurement uncertainty and the use of reference materials are crucial for the correct implementation of legislation. Using reference materials for calibration ensures traceability of results in several areas such as health, clinical diagnostics, food and feed safety, environment, security and nuclear safeguards. On 11th-12th October 2017 the training course ' ...

  • Our latest training course on biogas testing equipment!

    Our first training course of the year on biogas testing equipment was held in Lund, Sweden between the 2nd and 3rd of March. This two-day technical course was structured to provide guidance for performing Biochemical Methane Potential (BMP) tests by following different standard protocols, and to allow the ...


    By Bioprocess Control AB

  • Advanced Energy Economy: Over 3 Million in U.S. Now Work for Clean Energy

    This week, national business groups representing the range and breadth of clean energy companies in the United States cheered government statistics showing their industries support more than 3 million American jobs - equal to the employment of retail stores across the country, and twice as many jobs as involved in construction of buildings. This is based on 2016 data recently released by the U.S. ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Green Finance Specialist degree to boost finance in green energies

    For many finance institutions renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies – as main drivers of the global climate mitigation efforts - are still a new business field to be tackled. The Green Finance Specialist, developed by the German company ...

  • Bioenergy 2016 - Highlights, key points and presentations

    200 participants attend 15th National Bioenergy Conference  IrBEA urges early introduction of RHI to accelerate switch to bioenergy and create 3000 new jobs IrBEA calls on political parties to declare positions on the environment and prioritise policies to combat climate change Conference ...

  • EDPR forms part of steering group recognized for work on offshore aviation guide

    Helicopters and planes play a vital role in the offshore renewables industry, from development and construction, to daily procedures and emergency response. However, until recently our industry didn’t have a point of reference for the proper way to engage with or contract aviation services. A small team of experts, which included EDP Renewables’ QHSSE manager John Yorston, formed an ...


    By EDP Renováveis

  • Kohler Co. Acquires Clarke Energy

    Kohler Co. proudly announces that its Power Group, a global leader in engines and power generation systems, has acquired Clarke Energy Ltd., Liverpool, England. Clarke Energy is a multinational specialist in the engineering, construction, installation and maintenance of engine-based power plants and is an authorised distributor of GE’s reciprocating engines in 19 countries worldwide. ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • EnviTec Service signs cooperation agreement with global player

    The service expertise of EnviTec Biogas AG from Lower Saxony is currently in high demand. “We’re very pleased to announce our recent signing of a comprehensive service agreement for the Czech Republic and Slovakia with the Dutch company MAN Rollo BV,” says Hendrik van der Tol, Managing Director of EnviTec Service s.r.o, which is based in the Czech town of Velké ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • WBA urges for global bioenergy development to mitigate climate change at 5th Central European Bioenergy Conference, Graz

    With more than 1000 registered delegates and speakers from 30 nations, the 5th Central European Bioenergy Conference (CEBC) continued its tradition as the leading bioenergy event in the region. The event included many bioenergy companies showcasing technologies, equipment and innovation. As always, World Bioenergy Association was present at the event promoting bioenergy. WBA conducted the ...

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