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South Australia Has 185 Potential Sites for Pumped Storage Hydro

Sat, 24/06/2017 - 00:05

There are 185 sites in South Australia that are potentially suitable for off-river pumped hydro storage, according to the results of research at The Australian National University.

NYSERDA to Fund Emerging Energy Storage Technology

Fri, 23/06/2017 - 22:20

NYSERDA announced that up to $6.3 million is available for energy storage technologies that have not yet been commercialized but could support renewable power sources in New York State

Solar LCOE, a Data Mining and Fact Driven Challenge

Fri, 23/06/2017 - 17:42

Fully identifying and understanding real life cycle solar PV costs creates a challenge; while not addressing those costs in detail accurately and dramatically, increases project risk. The probability that one can effectively cut costs without clearly understanding what the underlying costs are, is exceptionally low.

Collaborative Underwater Robots for Offshore Industry

Fri, 23/06/2017 - 15:29

Today, DTU inaugurates a laboratory where researchers will complete a modular robot for use in e.g. offshore wind turbine platforms. The robot will be used for inspection, and the long-term vision is that it will be able to carry out underwater repairs on foundations and rigs.

NY Green Bank’s Clean Tech Investments Reach $346 Million

Fri, 23/06/2017 - 14:51

NY Green Bank’s investment portfolio reached $346.1 million in 1Q17, an achievement that is expected to ensure a total investment of about $1 billion into New York’s clean energy market, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.

 

Panel Makers Surge After Trump Proposes Solar on Border Wall

Fri, 23/06/2017 - 14:13

Shares of solar manufacturers rose sharply Thursday after President Donald Trump told supporters that mounting solar PV panels atop his proposed Mexican border wall would allow the project to pay for itself.

If Saskatchewan Can Build a Geothermal Power Plant, Why Can’t B.C.?

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 20:39

While news of Saskatchewan’s plan for a small geothermal power plant was met with excitement by renewable energy advocates, experts say British Columbia is far better situated to capitalize on the technology yet has failed to do so.

Researchers Win DOE Grant for Solar Communications Security System

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 20:10

A three-year study to develop a generic cybersecurity system for monitoring communications between distributed resource energy generators — including solar — and the grid is being developed by the Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, under a $900,000 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant.

 

The Many Fates of Former Solar Decathlon Houses

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 16:30

Compelling. That’s what the stories behind the Solar Decathlon represent to me. Normally, I am focused on the current competition — working with the university teams and our partners to host the Energy Department’s largest public event showcasing student-built solar houses.