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Kentucky's First Binary Cycle Geothermal Power Plant

Geothermal energy, not to be confused with geothermal heating and cooling, is a clean, renewable, and sustainable form of energy that uses the hydrothermal fluids from the Earth’s core to power turbines

Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)

As utilities move towards distributed energy, the customer’s role in the energy value chain increases dramatically. The utility’s ability to influence mutually beneficial DER adoption and behavior will dictate whether or not DERs serve as an opportunity or threat

LG Solar Panels, Energy Star Appliances Bring Green Technology To 2019 'New American Remodel' Home

Advanced solar panels and energy efficient home appliances from LG Electronics are delivering high-performance energy savings and unparalleled design to The New American Remodel® (TNAR), the official show home of the 2019 International Builders' Show® in Las Vegas this wee

Proxy Revenue Swaps for Wind Farm Development

In this Interview with Georgios Papadimitriou, President and CEO of Enel Green Power we will disucss how Enel Green Power is utilizing Proxy Revenue Swaps to partially fund the High Lonesome wind project in Texas.

Taking to the Skies With Waste

Comments from the Department of Transport said that planes and lorries that have the potential to be driven by waste could use up to 90% less carbon in comparison to regular fossil fuels.

Wind Farms Now More Affordable than Coal Plants

Lazard stated that building and operating solar and wind facilities will now be cheaper than running a coal plant in particular areas of the US. As a result, it is actually leading to the closure of many coal plants across the country.

Are Solar-Powered Cars the Future?

The idea of the solar car is relatively new on the market and holds very real promise. If successful, the solar car will offer the ability to drive anywhere without burning any environmentally damaging fuels.

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Hydrostor Announces Australia's First Compressed Air Energy Storage Facility, Advances Global Pipeline of Utility-Scale Projects

The technology works by using electricity from the grid to run a compressor, producing heated compressed air. Heat is extracted from the air stream and stored inside a proprietary thermal store preserving the energy for use later in the cycle.

KeraCel, a World Leader in Solid-state Lithium Ion Batteries, Announced a Breakthrough in its Multi-material Ceramic Battery Using its Proprietary 3D Printing Technology

KeraCel is developing its ceramic solid-state batteries using proprietary additive manufacturing 3D printing technology resulting in unique monolithic structure. The unique structure allows for greatly increasing battery energy density, and producing safer and longer lasting

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SOLAR DECATHLON 2020 BUILD CHALLENGE TEAMS!

The Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition, comprising 10 contests, that challenges student teams to design and build highly efficient and innovative buildings powered by renewable energy.

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f-cell+HFC 2019 to Address Growing Shift to Hydrogen Fuel Cell Solutions

Inaugural f-cell+HFC Impulse Summit Conference and Trade Fair; International Industry Leaders Set to Address Hydrogen's Role in a Clean Energy Future

Wind industry hires senior Iowa state legislator to advance policy in the "American Wind Belt"

Navy veteran Jeff Danielson will lead AWEA's Central Region state policy program after 15 years in the Iowa State Senate and 25 years as a firefighter

LONGi will supply 224MW bifacial PERC modules for the largest "bifacial+tracker" project in the United States

The largest "bifacial+tracker" power generation project in the United States will be built in Mitchell County, Georgia, with a capacity of 224MW, for which LONGi will supply bifacial PERC modules.

University of Hawaiʻi Utilizes Blue Pillar's Energy IoT Platform to Create an "Energy-Smart University"

Project funded by Elemental Excelerator lays the foundation to achieve a net zero energy university system

"Our energy storage systems are at the heart of the intelligent household"

Gordon Clements General Manager of VARTA Storage talks about his expectations for 2019, in which markets he expects growth and what the company plans worldwide.

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Solar FlexRack - TDP 2.0 Solar Tracker with BalanceTrac

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Megan Ray Nichols - Contributing Author

Megan Ray Nichols - Contributing Author

Megan Ray Nichols is a blogger and freelance science writer. She posts weekly on her blog, Schooled By Science, about the latest news in science and technology. When she isn't writing, Megan enjoys reading and hiking.