Archive for the ‘Renewable Energy’ Category

Energy revolution at El Hierro

This video was published on BBC NEWS in 2009 but still interesting.
Producer & Reporter: Ramón J. Goni

Axion Power Awarded Grant To Develop Solar Power Storage System

Axion Power International Inc. has been awarded a state grant to develop a renewable solar energy storage system based on its proprietary PbC PowerCube battery technology.

Bob Gilligan at GE Energy interviewed by Clean Skies News

Bob Gilligan, Vice President of Transmission and Distribution at GE Energy is interviewed by Tyler Suiters at Clean Skies News in the clip below.

With a worldwide initiative to increase energy efficiency, control demand, and add renewable generation, we can deliver the solutions to meet the needs of our growing cities.
– Bob Gilligan, GE Energy

GE Energy wants consumers to become more engaged in the discussion about their energy use and how they can save energy. Conservation is the most cost-effective way to address the energy future. If consumers have more information, delivered by Smart Meters it will help them to make better decisions.

The price is an important element when it comes to saving energy. It costs more money to produce and deliver energy at peak hours. If consumers are aware of the actual price for the present hour it will help them to choose whether it’s worth using energy at peak hours or when the prices are lower.

Watch the full interview!


Also take a look at this site from GE Ecomagination

REpower & Akuo Energy Close 51-MW Turbine Deal

REpower Systems AG and Akuo Energy SAS have signed three agreements for the supply of 25 wind turbines. The REpower MM92 turbines, each with a hub height of 100 meters and 2.05 megawatts (MW) of rated power will be installed at three wind farms: Fontaine Macon, Sevigny Waleppe and Saint-Germainmont in the Champagne-Ardennes region, in the Northeast of France. Together, the turbines will have a total installed capacity of 51.25 MW.

Fotowatio To Finance & Develop 10-MW Roman Solar Project

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) plans to develop a 10-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic power plant in Fiumicino, Rome. Developed in partnership with Solesa Green Power, the facility will be the largest solar power plant in the Rome province – and one of the largest in Italy.

Innovalight Awarded US Patent for Silicon Ink Solar Cells

Innovalight Inc announced that the company has been awarded a key patent for the manufacturing of crystalline wafer solar cells with silicon ink. Entitled “Methods of forming multi-doped junctions on a substrate,” U.S. Patent No. 7,615,393 was issued in one year, far less than the three year average for patents. The patent covers a process for the commercial manufacture of high efficiency selective emitter solar cells with silicon ink.

California Legislature Raises Solar Net Metering Cap

At the end of last week, the California State Assembly passed AB 510, a bill to raise the cap on net metering for solar photovoltaic systems. Having passed the Senate last week, the bill now only needs the Governor’s signature to become law.

EU Countries Expect to Meet Renewable Energy Target

The EU will meet its 2020 20% renewable energy target – slightly exceeding it – according to an analysis by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) of all 27 Member States’ national forecast documents.

Suntech Supplies Panels for Lebanon’s Largest Solar Plan

Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. recently supplied solar panels for 19 remote schools in Lebanon working with local partner and Lebanese integrator Asaco General Trade & Contracting. Sponsored and facilitated by the Country Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Demonstration Project for the Recovery of Lebanon (CEDRO), established through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the combined systems represent the largest solar initiative in Lebanon.

National Wind Project Gets US $2.5M from DOE, Company Signs New Land Leases

NECO Wind, a National Wind project company announced that Phillips County, Colorado was recently awarded a US $2.5 million Community Renewable Energy Grant by the U.S. Department of Energy to help finance its community-based wind energy development.