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Oregon utility targets energy efficiency, demand response

Oregon utility targets energy efficiency, demand response | Solar Energy | Scoop.it

Utility industry news, voices and jobs for energy industry professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.

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Can Smarter Solar Inverters Save the Grid?

Can Smarter Solar Inverters Save the Grid? | Solar Energy | Scoop.it
A new technique called virtual oscillator control lets solar inverters help stabilize the power grid
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Some UK Firms Targeting Cuban Solar + Energy Storage Market Following Trade Restrictions Relaxation

Some UK Firms Targeting Cuban Solar + Energy Storage Market Following Trade Restrictions Relaxation | Solar Energy | Scoop.it
Now that Cuban trade restrictions have been relaxed somewhat, a number of UK solar energy firms have set their sights on the country, according to recent reports. In particular, the UK-based compan…
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Why the Middle East Is Betting on a Solar Future -- The Motley Fool

Why the Middle East Is Betting on a Solar Future --  The Motley Fool | Solar Energy | Scoop.it

Just how cheap has solar energy gotten? To give you an indication, Middle Eastern countries from Saudi Arabia to the United Arab Emirates are betting on solar to power their future, now the oil that has fueled their electricity plants for the past century.
The decision to invest in solar isn't about climate change or any altruistic reason. It's based on simple economics. And a recent bid in Dubai shows just how powerful the solar industry could be in the Middle East.


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Apple to Power 100% of Singapore Operations With Solar Energy

Apple to Power 100% of Singapore Operations With Solar Energy | Solar Energy | Scoop.it

Apple’s operations in Singapore will be completely solar powered by January 2016. Solar energy developer Sunseap Group announced Sunday that it will partner with Apple to supply all of its energy needs from solar systems atop more than 800 buildings in Singapore.

This makes Apple the first company in Singapore to run entirely on renewable energy, marking yet another first for the increasingly green company. It eventually wants to operate its facilities around the world on clean energy.


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LED Technology and General Electric: The Engine of a Green Future

LED Technology and General Electric: The Engine of a Green Future | Solar Energy | Scoop.it
It has only been a few years since LED lighting has really started to gain strength in the illumination industry. Once a niche market limited to police flashlights and the occasional billboard, it is now beginning to see tremendous use across a variety of fields from television production to advertising. Indeed, the usefulness of LED technology has proven itself time and again.
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Eliminating Global Poverty with Efficient Lights

Eliminating Global Poverty with Efficient Lights | Solar Energy | Scoop.it

The UN and The World Bank Group are seeking alternative clean lighting and solar energy to reduce global poverty, reported UAE media The National. 


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Can switching to energy saving light bulbs really save you £100 a year?

Can switching to energy saving light bulbs really save you £100 a year? | Solar Energy | Scoop.it
Bulbs that once cost £20 can now be purchased for £5, says the Energy Saving Trust. But will switching to low energy use bulbs save you money and keep your home bright enough?

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Homeowners are now also being encouraged to swap their old halogen bulbs for more efficient LEDs in preparation for an expected ban on halogen lighting by the EU in 2018.

 



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Small Changes Lead to Super Energy Savings

Small Changes Lead to Super Energy Savings | Solar Energy | Scoop.it
While you might think that making your home more energy efficient requires big investments of time and money, there are simple steps you can take now to am

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Solar energy is poised for yet another record year

Solar energy is poised for yet another record year | Solar Energy | Scoop.it
The solar boom continues -- but growth could be impaired after 2016.

The U.S. solar industry is on course for a new growth record in 2015, according to a new report that finds that solar photovoltaic installations now exceed 20 gigawatts in capacity and could surpass an unprecedented 7 gigawatts this year alone across all segments. A gigawatt is equivalent to 1 billion watts and can power some 164,000 homes, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).


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10 Huge Lessons We’ve Learned From Solar Power Success In Germany

10 Huge Lessons We’ve Learned From Solar Power Success In Germany | Solar Energy | Scoop.it

“ Fox & Friends last week had the apparent bravery (or ill-conceived agenda) to mention Germany's huge solar power success. We've written three articles in response to the Fox & Friends clip: Fox News: Can You Get Any More Insane?”


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"Germany may be the only country in the world where the taxi drivers can talk to you at length about energy policy. The same goes for energy use, the cost of energy, etc."

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Six Ways to Find the Best Energy Efficient Lighting

Six Ways to Find the Best Energy Efficient Lighting | Solar Energy | Scoop.it

Using energy saving lighting is a great way to save money and be environmentally conscious at the same time. However, the average Coloradan consumer might not know how to find the best and most appropriate energy-efficient lighting choices for the home. But, it is not difficult. Following are six ways to find the best energy efficient lighting.


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US DOE Aims To Cut Costs Of Solar To Just 2¢/kWh

US DOE Aims To Cut Costs Of Solar To Just 2¢/kWh | Solar Energy | Scoop.it
The Obama administration’s US Department of Energy has made a new commitment for its SunShot Initiative to cut the cost of solar-generated electricity by another 50% between 2020 and 2030.
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China raises solar installation target for 2015 | Reuters

China raises solar installation target for 2015 | Reuters | Solar Energy | Scoop.it
China has raised its solar power installation target for 2015 by 30 percent from its previous goal, state media reported, potentially adding to overcapacity as insufficient grid capacity remains a hurdle for the new plants to deliver power.
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China adds another 5GW of solar on top of their 17GW this year!,,
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The LED lighting revolution

The LED lighting revolution | Solar Energy | Scoop.it
Discover how exponential growth in LED capabilities is creating daily opportunities for businesses and individuals across the globe.

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We’re Inching Closer to Making Solar Power as Cheap as Regular Electricity — Pacific Standard

We’re Inching Closer to Making Solar Power as Cheap as Regular Electricity — Pacific Standard | Solar Energy | Scoop.it

Driving down the cost of solar energy could create $400 billion in environmental and public-health gains.

It’s been nearly five years since the Department of Energy rolled out plans to make solar power a cost-competitive electricity source by the end of the decade. Also known as the SunShot Initiative, the goal of the program is to drop the cost of solar power 75 percent by 2020. Once prices reach $0.06 per kilowatt-hour, solar power will officially become cost-competitive and could supply as much as 27 percent of the country’s electricity by 2050 as more homeowners, businesses, and communities switch over.


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LED news: Smart lighting startup says LEDs could usher in much longer lamp warranties

LED news: Smart lighting startup says LEDs could usher in much longer lamp warranties | Solar Energy | Scoop.it

Connected lighting — also called networked lighting — is getting a lot attention for its potential mega role in the Internet of Things (IoT), and now IoT startup Gooee has posited another reason to make lights intelligent: Users will be able to record exact usage time and lumen levels and thus demand much longer warranties from vendors.


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Top Three LED Lighting Challenge: Beam Quality

Top Three LED Lighting Challenge: Beam Quality | Solar Energy | Scoop.it

When directional lamps are specified, one often looks at “classic” metrics: beam angle, center-beam candlepower, average chromaticity… Yet, when we visually assess lamps, we are often surprised at the huge variations in how the beam “feels” – even for nominally-identical sources. Several phenomena explain this disconnect between specifications and perceptions.


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Artificial leaf: New efficiency record for solar hydrogen production is 14 percent: 17 year old record value finally exceeded

Artificial leaf: New efficiency record for solar hydrogen production is 14 percent: 17 year old record value finally exceeded | Solar Energy | Scoop.it
An international team has succeeded in considerably increasing the efficiency for direct solar water splitting with a tandem solar cell whose surfaces have been selectively modified. The new record value is 14 percent and thus tops the previous record of 12.4 percent, broken now for the first time in 17 years.

Solar energy is abundantly available globally, but unfortunately not constantly and not everywhere. One especially interesting solution for storing this energy is artificial photosynthesis. This is what every leaf can do, namely converting sunlight to chemical energy. That can take place with artificial systems based on semiconductors as well.


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China raises solar installation target for 2015 | Reuters

China raises solar installation target for 2015 | Reuters | Solar Energy | Scoop.it

China has raised its solar power installation target for 2015 by 30 percent from its previous goal, state media reported, potentially adding to overcapacity as insufficient grid capacity remains a hurdle for the new plants to deliver power.


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Is solar-powered LED lighting finally getting a chance to shine?

Is solar-powered LED lighting finally getting a chance to shine? | Solar Energy | Scoop.it

Sharp increases in LED efficacy and drops in LED and solar panel pricing are making it possible to use LED lighting for surprising new applications.


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Why storing solar energy and using it at night is closer than you think

Why storing solar energy and using it at night is closer than you think | Solar Energy | Scoop.it
A number of significant projects are now blending solar energy and battery storage at the utility scale.

In May, when Tesla Motors announced its new battery product to vast media buzz, the talk was all about people putting batteries in their solar-powered homes, and thereby becoming that much less reliant on the grid.

But there was always another and perhaps even bigger side of the story — the idea that very large scale batteries or battery packs could help out the grid itself by storing large amounts of solar energy for use in the evening or at night. The ultimate effect might be to displace electricity generated from coal or natural gas, and convert an inherently “intermittent” renewable energy source — solar — into a more constant one.


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Solar PV can help reach 30% cost savings at mines - study - SeeNews Renewables

Solar PV can help reach 30% cost savings at mines - study - SeeNews Renewables | Solar Energy | Scoop.it
September 1 (SeeNews) - Operators of mines where solar photovoltaic (PV) systems complement existing diesel generators could achieve cost savings of 25%-30%, a new study shows.
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Philips Hue LED lighting gets a new dimmer control

Philips Hue LED lighting gets a new dimmer control | Solar Energy | Scoop.it

Philips has some great lighting products in its Hue line of LED smart bulbs and lamps, but they’ve long depended on a smartphone or tablet for control (or more recently, voice control via Amazon’s Echo ). The new Philips Hue wireless dimming kit adds on-the-wall control. But don’t get too excited until you hear about its limitations.


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