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  • A new way to store solar heat

    Original story at MIT News Imagine if your clothing could, on demand, release just enough heat to keep you warm and cozy, allowing you to dial back on your thermostat settings and stay comfortable in a cooler room. Or, picture a car windshield that stores the sun’s energy and then releases it as a burst of heat to melt away a layer of ...

  • Macy`s Goes Solar in 26 California Stores

    SAN FRANCISCO, California (ENS) - Macy's plans to install solar power systems and reduce energy consumption in 26 stores throughout California in partnership with SunPower Corporation, a Silicon Valley manufacturer of solar power equipment, the retailer announced Tuesday. SunPower's subsidiary PowerLight will install rooftop solar power systems on the selected Macy's ...

  • Storing the Sun for a Rainy Day

    It's been a miserable winter in Germany. Parts of the country have had 60% fewer sunshine hours than normal. A series of cold snaps have swept the country, reminding all just how expensive heating has become. Germany's 'Energiewende' (Energy Transition) policy - an intent to be 60% reliable on renewable energy sources for the country's total energy consumption by 2050 - ...


    By Germany Trade & Invest

  • Kohl`s department stores announces plans to go solar at 10 Colorado stores

    Kohl's Department Stores (NYSE: KSS), the largest retail host of solar power in North America, today announced plans to convert 10 of its 23 Colorado Kohl's stores to solar power by the end of this year. Colorado will be the seventh state to have Kohl's locations with solar panels. Kohl's also has solar locations in California, Connecticut, Maryland, New ...

  • Major changes are in store for electricity industry

    Inventors are in a race to find the best way of storing electricity to make the most of renewables and cut the use of fossil fuels. Currently, when more power than needed by consumers is produced by sources such as wind turbines or solar panels, some of the electricity is wasted. But that is changing. Governments have realised that one of their biggest challenges in cutting the use of fossil ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Kohl’s department stores reaches 500th ENERGY STAR store Milestone

    Kohl"s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) today announced that its store in Menomonee Falls, Wis. is the company"s 500th location to earn the ENERGY STAR label from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy. Kohl"s has a longstanding commitment to energy management and estimates that the company prevented nearly $50 million in electricity costs through energy efficiency ...

  • Solar heat strikes fairytale castle

    TiSUN large collectors provide green energy for a Belgian castle The Château d'Archenne is located in a manor park in Grez Doiceau in Belgium. The contrast between the antique sand-lime brick building and the modern TiSUN large collectors, which have been placed on a special platform, could not be more obvious. The project demonstrates the fact that contemporary and economical ...


    By TiSUN GmbH

  • Cheap beads offer alternative solar-heating storage

    A cheap material that can store heat energy collected from the sun during the day that can be released slowly over night has been developed by researchers in the India. The material based on paraffin wax and stearic acid is described in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology and could help keep homes warm in sunny parts of the world that get very cold ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Kohl’s department stores recognized as 2010 EPA Green Power partner of the year

    Kohl's Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) will be recognized tonight with its second Green Power Partner of the Year honor at the Green Power Leadership Awards held in Portland, Ore. as part of the annual Renewable Energy Markets Conference. The awards are co-sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Energy and the Center for ...

  • DOE funds 15 new solar power storage and heat transfer projects

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced selections for negotiations of award under the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), Advanced Heat Transfer Fluids and Novel Thermal Storage Concepts for Concentrating Solar Power Generation. These 15 new projects, for up to approximately $67.6 million, will facilitate the development of lower-cost energy storage for concentrating solar ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Oil Heating Market Overview

    A tuffa firestop bunded oil tank can be sited in any locality where building regulations apply requiring fire protection to an oil storage tank. This range of tank is a recognised registered system by local authority building control (labc regigistration reference  rd531210a & rd531210b The heating oil and other "off-grid" forms of energy market is to be investigated by the Office of ...


    By Tuffa UK Limited

  • Kenergy Scientific, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: KNSC) GREENSMART STORE Offers Black Friday Extended Hours/Sales

    Ken Glynn, President and CEO of GreenSmart Stores and Kenergy Scientific, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: KNSC), today reported that the company's FLEMINGTON GREENSMART STORE will open for extended hours beginning at 8 am on Black Friday and Black Saturday. The Store is located at 325 Rt 202, Flemington Marketplace, Flemington, NJ 08822. Shareholders are invited to come to the GREENSMART STORE, where we have ...


    By Marketwire

  • Solutia`s Therminol® Heat Transfer Fluid Selected for Two Solar Projects in Spain

    Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA), a global leader in performance materials and specialty chemicals, has been awarded contracts to supply its Therminol® VP-1 synthetic heat transfer fluid for two new solar power plants in Spain. The projects are each 50 MW ...


    By Eastman Chemical Company

  • Ground Source Heat Pump Association

    Check against delivery Good morning. I am delighted to be speaking here today at the Ground Source Heat Pump Association’s fourth technical seminar with so many esteemed representatives from across industry and academia… and not just from the UK! I’m always keen to see the progress that other countries are making on renewable energy so it’s good to see delegates ...

  • IKEA to More-than-Double Size of Colorado's Largest Single-Use Rooftop Commercial Array on Denver-area Store in Centennial, CO

    IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced plans to increase the solar array atop its Denver-area store that opened two years ago in Centennial, CO. Installation of panels on the roof’s remaining space can begin in July, with completion expected by Fall. Already the state’s largest single-use rooftop array on a commercial building, the project will become Colorado’s ...

  • Kohl`s department stores announces nationwide volunteer event, will give $2 million to local nonprofits in celebration of national volunteer week and earth day

    Kohl's Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) is sending tens of thousands of its associates to volunteer in communities nationwide during the company's first ever Kohl's National Volunteers Go Green Event (NVGG) in celebration of two April events – National Volunteer Week and the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Through Kohl's associate volunteer program, A-Team, ...

  • Solar power to clean groundwater

    The US Environmental Protection Agency's Jared Blumenfeld (image), US Congressman Mike Thompson and Linda Adams, Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency have provided details about recent exciting energy conservation and cleanup accomplishments at the Frontier Fertilizer Superfund site in Davis, California. An electrical resistance heating system partially funded by the ...

  • A molecular approach to solar power

    Original story at MIT news. It’s an obvious truism, but one that may soon be outdated: The problem with solar power is that sometimes the sun doesn’t shine. Now a team at MIT and Harvard University has come up with an ingenious workaround — a material that can absorb the sun’s heat and store that ...

  • Chips + sunshine slash heating costs by 75 percent

    “Always start by making your buildings more energy efficient before you buy a heating system based on bioenergy.” The advice came from Nils Tunströmer during a study tour as part of the World Bioenergy conference and trade fair in Jönköping, Sweden. Tunströmer and his company, NT Energi, presented a newly installed heating system that ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Geothermal Heat Mining Promises Abundant, Cheap Energy

    CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts - Mining the heat that resides as stored energy in the Earth's hard rock crust beneath the United States could supply a substantial portion of the electricity the country will need in the future, probably at competitive prices and with minimal environmental impact, new research shows. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the study is the first in 30 ...

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