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2014-07-22 08:24:05

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Andalay Solar, Inc. (OTCQB:WEST), a leading manufacturer of integrated solar power systems, proudly announced that its panels are now being used for a solar initiative pioneered by DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) in conjunction with Washington, D.C.-based contractors, including WDC Solar, Inc. Mark Davis, CEO of WDC Solar, began working with the DCSEU in 2012 to convert houses in low-income communities in Washington, D.C. to solar...

2014-07-22 08:24:03

Agreement Provides 20 Years of Fixed Energy Pricing BELMONT, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE:SUNE), a leading solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today announced that it has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA). The power purchase agreement enables SNWA to lock in a significant portion of its energy costs at a fixed rate, providing an effective hedge against future...

2014-07-21 23:00:47

Transparency Market Research has published a new report titled "Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Installation Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2012 - 2018" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/solar-photovoltaic-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems are used to generate electricity through the photovoltaic effect. Solar radiation is trapped and...

2014-07-21 23:00:18

Today, the National Hockey League (NHL) released a new sustainability report, saying, in part, “We believe it’s important to invest in clean, renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar and hydro in North America. Supporting clean energy will help achieve long-term benefits for our business, such as price stability.” Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Today, the National Hockey League (NHL) released a new sustainability report, saying, in part, “We believe it’s important to...

2014-07-21 08:24:06

Upon Closing the Company will Triple the Company's Operating Assets in Spain TEL-AVIV, Israel, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ellomay Capital Ltd. (NYSE MKT: ELLO; TASE: ELOM) ("Ellomay" or the "Company") an emerging operator in the renewable energy and energy infrastructure sector, today announced the execution of definitive agreements for the purchase of 3 photovoltaic (solar) plants with approximately 5.6MWp (with nominal output of approximately 5.2MWn) in the aggregate (the...

2014-07-21 08:24:01

Company Part of Team Awarded $5.5 Million Contract From U.S. Army Corps of Engineers PIPESTONE, Minn., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Juhl Energy, Inc. (OTCQB: JUHL, the "Company"), a leading provider of Clean Energy Solutions and the Leader in Community Wind Power, is pleased to announce today that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has awarded a $5.5 million contract to the team of Juhl Energy, Inc. (MN.), Aegis Renewable Energy (VT.), and Icenogle Construction...

wind turbine fires
2014-07-21 03:00:15

Colin Smith, Imperial College London Fire is the second leading cause of accidents in wind turbines, after blade failure, according to new research. Wind farming is one of the leading industries in the renewable energy sector. However, the industry faces a number of challenges, such as opposition by wind farm lobbyists. Today’s research suggests that incidents of wind turbines catching fire are a big problem that is not currently being fully reported. Researchers from Imperial...

2014-07-18 23:08:14

300,000 hospitals worldwide lack reliable electricity. SunFarmer steps into underserved markets like Nepal with philanthropic capital and solar development expertise, enabling critical energy access through investments that are high-impact and low-risk. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 SunFarmer, a nonprofit bringing reliable solar energy to hospitals, schools, and other institutions lacking critical energy access, announced today that six health clinics in rural Nepal have...

2014-07-18 16:21:25

DUBLIN, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jjhcm9/global) has announced the addition of the "Global Biorefinery Market 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jjhcm9/global ] report to their offering. A biorefinery is a facility that is used for converting biomass into fuels, power, heat and chemicals. Chemicals such as acetic acid, liquid fuel such as bioethanol and biodegradable plastics such...

2014-07-18 16:20:37

Major Step Forward for Radar-Activated Lighting for Wind Farms NEW YORK, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Laufer Wind (http://www.lauferwind.com) today announced the successful demonstration of its Aircraft Detection Sight Solution (ADSS), the first-ever trial against a radar-activated obstruction lighting system on a wind farm in the U.S. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) participated in the trial. Laufer...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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