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US Tops Clean Energy List: Report
2012-04-13 06:48:05

Brett Smith For Redorbit.com A federal push for renewable power helped the United States overtake China as the world´s largest investor of clean energy last year, researchers for the nonprofit Pew Charitable Trusts reported on Wednesday. Experts cited the government´s policy as the driving force for the 42 percent increase in investments. "Investors rushed in to take advantage of expiring policies, such as tax incentives, loan guarantees, which expired at the end of 2011,"...

2012-03-19 23:01:09

Incentive Cutbacks in Europe, Falling Prices, Create Major Corporate Challenges in 2012 Santa Clara, Calif. (PRWEB) March 19, 2012 Worldwide solar photovoltaic (PV) market installations reached a record high of 27.4 gigawatts (GW) in 2011, up 40% Y/Y, according to the annual PV market report, 2012 Marketbuzz® issued today by NPD Solarbuzz. Overall market growth in 2011 was boosted by strong second half demand ahead of further deep cuts in solar incentives. This followed a period of...

2012-02-21 14:15:00

Global leaders honored for innovating, developing, deploying, and promoting open information technology standards that integrate solar PV and the Smart Grid San Jose, CA (PRWEB) February 21, 2012 The SunSpec Alliance, an industry coalition for establishing open IT standards for solar PV components and the systems they interact with, today announced the winners of the first annual SunSpec awards. Global leaders Silver Spring Networks (U.S.), Solar Frontier (Japan), SolarBridge Technologies...

2012-02-17 15:55:00

Mount Signal Solar project in Imperial Valley scheduled to begin commercial operation in 2013. Folsom, CA (PRWEB) February 17, 2012 8minutenergy Renewables, LLC, signed a 25-year contract to sell 200 megawatts (200MWac) of clean, renewable solar energy from the Mount Signal Solar project in Imperial Valley, Calif., to San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E). The transaction was conducted with 82LV 8ME, LLC, a subsidiary of 8minutenergy Renewables, a leading independent solar PV developer...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'