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2013-11-01 08:24:10

SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In Texas' 21(st) century energy economy, San Antonio has it all. It enjoys abundant renewable resources, enabling CPS Energy to include solar-generated electricity in its generating portfolio. San Antonio also is the largest city in South Texas, home of the Eagle Ford formation and ground zero for Texas' booming oil shale production. This "all-of-the-above" energy approach makes San Antonio the perfect location for the 29(th) annual...

2013-09-30 16:22:29

Shoulder to Shoulder in an "All-of-the-Above" Texas Energy Market AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Call it the cost of doing business but the tools that help energy industries develop resources to power communities are real and necessary. In an "All-of-the Above" market, how do tax credits and incentives become equal opportunity? The Texas Renewables 2013 conference and exhibit will provide a solid understanding of the forces at play to further the vision of an...

2013-09-25 23:19:19

Report Charts Course Towards Reaching DOE SunShot Targets by 2020 Snowmass, Colorado (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) recently released a report, written with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SunShot Initiative, that examines how to substantially reduce solar photovoltaic (PV) “soft” costs over the next eight years. The report, Non-Hardware “Soft” Cost-Reduction Roadmap for Residential...

2013-09-18 08:58:35

Production scale, not lower labor costs, drives China’s current advantage in manufacturing photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems, according to a new report released today by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Although the prevailing belief is that low labor costs and direct government subsidies for PV manufacturing in China account for that country's dominance in PV manufacturing, the NREL/MIT study...

2013-09-11 23:00:42

Designed-built by SmithGroupJJR, JE Dunn Construction, is the nation’s leading renewable energy research laboratory. Golden, Colorado (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 Today, the design and construction team of SmithGroupJJR and JE Dunn Construction celebrates the dedication of the new $135 million Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) at the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) campus in Golden, Colorado. A model in sustainable design and energy efficient...

2013-09-05 16:22:04

MONTREAL, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Enerkem Inc. (www.enerkem.com), a waste-to-biofuels and renewable chemicals company, announced today that Dr. Esteban Chornet, its co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, was presented with the 2013 Don Klass Award for Excellence in Thermochemical Conversion Science at the tcbiomass2013 dinner event held last night in Chicago by the Gas Technology Institute. This prestigious award recognizes Dr. Chornet's pioneering technology innovations in...

Solar Panel Wars: Study Shows How US Could Compete With China
2013-09-05 14:45:43

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists, publishing a paper in the journal Energy and Environmental Science, say they have found a way for the US to be a cost-competitor to China in the field of solar panel manufacturing. China is currently the world's dominant manufacturer of solar panels because of its low labor costs and strong government support. However, researchers at MIT and the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have...

2013-07-17 23:26:24

HOMER Energy will convene Microgrid Deployment Forum 2013 in Cancun, Mexico, November 8 and 9, 2013, for the purpose of examining the business models, optimal technology mix, and critical steps necessary for deploying microgrids that are both technically and economically successful. This international forum will be the first microgrid conference to focus on the hands-on reality of creating microgrid projects – from identifying needs to optimizing design to lining up financing. Boulder,...

2013-07-11 12:22:19

FREMONT, Calif., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of a series of tests designed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and conducted by PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) to measure the performance of various inverter technologies in various shading conditions were published today. The test determined the annual percentage of energy recovered by power optimizers and micro inverters when compared to traditional string inverter systems in shaded conditions. The results...

2013-07-09 12:22:59

Gov. Brown Applauds California's Solar Successes at Opening Ceremony SAN FRANCISCO, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In front of hundreds of solar industry executives, policymakers and advocates, California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. opened Intersolar North America, the most attended industry exhibition and conference for solar professionals to exchange information and develop business connections in North America. Gov. Brown welcomed attendees to the sixth annual Intersolar...