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Duke Energy Accelerates Renewable Energy Growth Goal by 33%

April 28, 2016 - in Corporate, Energy, Planning, Renewables

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 28, 2016—Continuing its dramatic growth in renewable energy, Duke Energy has raised its 2020 renewable energy goal by 33 percent. The company expects to own or purchase 8,000 megawatts of wind, solar and biomass capacity by 2020 –…

SolSmart Program Offers Technical Assistance to Cities and Counties

April 27, 2016 - in Corporate, Energy, Planning, Renewables

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and The Solar Foundation (TSF) today announced the launch of the SolSmart…

Ecoplexus Inc. Commissions 54 MW of Additional Solar Assets in the U.S.

April 25, 2016 - in Construction, Energy, Renewables

SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2016—Ecoplexus Inc., a leading developer of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, today announced that it has commissioned six solar…

Tri Global Energy Dominates U.S. Wind Project Construction

April 14, 2016 - in Corporate, Renewables

DALLAS, April 13, 2016—Dallas-based renewable energy company, Tri Global Energy, continued to lead the U.S. with nearly 2,100 megawatts of wind energy projects under construction, according to the American Wind Energy Association's Annual Market Report for…

Caltrans to Explore Solar Roadway Technology

SACRAMENTO—California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Director Malcolm Dougherty today signed a letter of intent with the Province of Noord-Holland (Netherlands) Vice Governor Elisabeth Post, MMC to look at sustainable options for capturing solar…

Buildings Wrapped in High-Efficiency, Flexible Solar Cells? It Could Happen

February 22, 2016 - in Buildings, Corporate, Energy, Renewables

A patented breakthrough by researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology improves the efficiency of organic photovoltaic cells by 50 percent, and could someday provide a huge boost for the viability of solar power as a major source of energy.…

Carbon Trust Creates 3D Wind Maps for Offshore Wind Farms

The Carbon Trust today announces the start of the world’s largest trial of scanning Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology which is taking place in Dublin Bay, Ireland. This is the latest Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) project designed to help reduce…

UCF Unveils New Smart Power Grid Lab

February 12, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Renewables

A new engineering laboratory that enhances the University of Central Florida’s leading role in modernizing and sustaining the nation’s power grid is opening this week, in concert with the national DistribuTECH conference in Orlando. The 660-square-foot…

Farmers Irrigation District Unveils New Hydropower Turbine

October 15, 2015 - in Corporate, Renewables, Water

Farmers Irrigation District, Energy Trust of Oregon and the Oregon Governor’s office will unveil at a ribbon-cutting ceremony an efficient 3-megawatt hydropower turbine that generates energy from water flowing through irrigation pipes. The new turbine…

Photovoltaic Becoming Mainstream as Cheapest Source of Electricity Generation

September 18, 2015 - in Corporate, Renewables

Munich/Hamburg, Sept. 18, 2015—The 31st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC 2015) closed its doors on Friday, 18 September. The global PV community met in Hamburg, to discuss the latest developments and innovations in Photovoltaics.…