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California Encourages West-facing Solar Panels

California Encourages West-facing Solar Panels | Cleantech and environment news | Scoop.it
Rooftop solar panels in North America face south. That’s just the way we do it. But California recently began to incentivize west-facing panels over south-facing solar.
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US Renewable Electrical Generation Hits 14.3 Percent

US Renewable Electrical Generation Hits 14.3 Percent | Cleantech and environment news | Scoop.it
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)'s latest "Electric Power Monthly" report, with data for the first six months of 2014, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) provided 14.3 percent...
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[News] Fraunhofer ISE reports record 36.7% efficiency for Soitec’s CPV module

[News] Fraunhofer ISE reports record 36.7% efficiency for Soitec’s CPV module | Cleantech and environment news | Scoop.it
A newly developed Fresnel lens by Fraunhofer ISE and produced by ORAFOL Fresnel Optics have been combined into Soitec’s ‘FLATCON’ CPV module and record efficiency multi-junction solar sells to provide a record module conversion efficiency of 36.7%.
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[News] Bidding opens for up to 200MW of energy storage in Hawaii

[News] Bidding opens for up to 200MW of energy storage in Hawaii | Cleantech and environment news | Scoop.it
Utility Hawaiian Electric is seeking proposals for large-scale energy storage systems to ease the integration of renewable energy sources, to be installed on the island of Oahu.
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Why we couldn't care less about the natural world

Why we couldn't care less about the natural world | Cleantech and environment news | Scoop.it
The richer we are and the more we consume, the more self-centred and careless of the lives of others we appear to become Continue reading...
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Japan launches subsidies for lithium-ion battery storage - PV-Tech

Japan launches subsidies for lithium-ion battery storage - PV-Tech | Cleantech and environment news | Scoop.it
The number one source for in-depth and up-to-the-minute news, technical articles, blogs and reviews on the international solar PV supply chain.
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[News] Sonnedix closes €96 million French PV project deal

[News] Sonnedix closes €96 million French PV project deal | Cleantech and environment news | Scoop.it
PV developer Sonnedix has secured €96 million (US$130.5 million) project financing for two operational PV plants in France.
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Germany Solar PV (Report) — A Must-Read For Any Energy Reporter

Germany Solar PV (Report) — A Must-Read For Any Energy Reporter | Cleantech and environment news | Scoop.it
One of our Dutch readers, Remco van der Horst of Better Energy, recently passed along an excellent report on various aspects of Germany’s solar power boom.
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Global Solar Installations Advanced 20% In 2013 2nd Quarter

Global Solar Installations Advanced 20% In 2013 2nd Quarter | Cleantech and environment news | Scoop.it
World-wide solar installations advanced by 20%  in the second quarter of 2013.
PV Tech noted a recent study from IHS which said second quarter installations reached 8.5 GW, compared to first quarter results of 7.1 GW.
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For Some Wind Turbines, Batteries Are Now Included!

For Some Wind Turbines, Batteries Are Now Included! | Cleantech and environment news | Scoop.it

The turbine integrates energy storage, and it also allows for a tremendous amount of data collection, prediction, and responsiveness.

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NASA to Launch World's Largest Solar Sail in 2014

NASA to Launch World's Largest Solar Sail in 2014 | Cleantech and environment news | Scoop.it
The Sunjammer will help test out technology that could be useful for space weather forecasting and interstellar travel.
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Germany To Announce Energy Storage Subsidy? : Renewable Energy News :

Germany To Announce Energy Storage Subsidy? : Renewable Energy News : | Cleantech and environment news | Scoop.it
Germany blazed the trail for solar PV uptake and it appears the nation may be about to do the same for energy storage.
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Limits to Growth was right. New research shows we're nearing collapse

Limits to Growth was right. New research shows we're nearing collapse | Cleantech and environment news | Scoop.it
Graham Turner and Cathy Alexander: Four decades after the book was published, Limit to Growth’s forecasts have been vindicated by new Australian research. Expect the early stages of global collapse to start appearing soon
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China’s Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Production Up 280%

China’s Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Production Up 280% | Cleantech and environment news | Scoop.it
The Chinese government wants more people driving electric and hybrid vehicles, & has implemented policies to tweak demand. They appear to be working
China’s Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Production Up 280% was originally published on CleanTechnica.
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EDF nuclear deal is a bad economic bet

EDF nuclear deal is a bad economic bet | Cleantech and environment news | Scoop.it
Rising renewables output makes promise to buy Hinkley Point electricity at twice its current price a costly gamble
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On Its 60th Birthday, Solar PV Has Become a Major Contender

On Its 60th Birthday, Solar PV Has Become a Major Contender | Cleantech and environment news | Scoop.it
On April 25, 1954 in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, technicians at AT&T's legendary Bell Labs publicly demonstrated a solar photovoltaic panel for the first time, capturing light to power the rotation of a miniature Ferris wheel.
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White House Finally Goes Solar; Obama Preaches Efficiency and Jobs at Wal-Mart

If your morning commute on the San Francisco Bay Peninsula was more turgid than usual, it's because President Barack Obama was moving about.
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Fait suite à notre article de l'année dernière: http://www.ecolo-durable.org/une-petition-pour-des-panneaux-solaires-sur-la-maison-blanche-290

 

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Solar, Wind Energy Expected to Power Entire Island - News - Solar Power Plant Business

Solar, Wind Energy Expected to Power Entire Island - News - Solar Power Plant Business | Cleantech and environment news | Scoop.it
The governments of Okinawa Prefecture and Miyakojima City have been engaged in the "Verification Project for 100% Energy Self-sufficiency With Renewable Energy Sources in Kurima-jima, Miyakojima City."
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Are EV Battery Prices Much Lower Than We Think? Under $200/kWh?

Are EV Battery Prices Much Lower Than We Think? Under $200/kWh? | Cleantech and environment news | Scoop.it
A couple of CleanTechnica’s readers/advisors recently gathered together some interesting numbers and insights.
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Lord Browne: fracking will not reduce UK gas prices

Lord Browne: fracking will not reduce UK gas prices | Cleantech and environment news | Scoop.it
Statement contradicts David Cameron and George Osborne's claims that shale gas could help curb soaring energy bills
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Has The Time Finally Arrived For Fuel Cells? Some Private Investors Are Beginning To Think So

Has The Time Finally Arrived For Fuel Cells? Some Private Investors Are Beginning To Think So | Cleantech and environment news | Scoop.it
For years, the hype around fuel cells has eclipsed the reality. However, that finally appears to be changing: while the industry is still only producing 215 MW annually, that number is double that of two years ago.

... Global trends have helped fuel cells along recently.  “We have a world with a lot of things going on. Denuclearization is creating electricity supply issues in some countries. There’s a debate about solar.  Throughout all that discussion, I think our timing is good to come up with cost-competitive clean infrastructure plays, which is what FuelCell Energy does.”


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SunPower sold out in Q1 2013 - PV-Tech

SunPower sold out in Q1 2013 - PV-Tech | Cleantech and environment news | Scoop.it
PV energy provider (PVEP), SunPower said that demand exceeded its ability to supply product and services in 2013.
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Community Power In The Global Community Vol. III: France

Community Power In The Global Community Vol. III: France | Cleantech and environment news | Scoop.it
This post first appeared on The Community Power Report by Mümtaz Derya Tarhan As part of The Community Power Report's 'Community Power in the Global Community' series, we continue to provide insight into a new country's community-owned renewables...
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Steep Challenges for a Chinese Eco-City

Steep Challenges for a Chinese Eco-City | Cleantech and environment news | Scoop.it
With 350 million people in China expected to move to cities in the next 25 years, Tianjin's successes and growing pains are carefully monitored.

Via @Chuchoteuse d'Alternatives
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