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How Green Is Renewable Energy?

July 1st, 2014 | by Dawn Killough

Thanks to ClimateWire for their interesting article on research into the environmental impact of manufacturing the equipment used to create


Clean Energy Tech: PNNL Rolls Out Tech at ARPA-E

February 25th, 2013 | by pressroom

Researchers from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will exhibit their work at the 2013 Energy Innovation Summit of high-impact energy research funded by DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E. The summit runs Feb. 25-27 at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. Below is an overview of PNNL research that will be highlighted there


Biggest Solar Power Company in U.S. Could More than Double in Size

January 2nd, 2013 | by pressroom

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Guest Post: How to Build a Solar Concentrator for Solar Hot Water

December 13th, 2012 | by GBE FACTS

Blog writer James Vasanth has written to share his insights with readers on the daunting DIY task of building a solar concentrator for solar hot water. He writes, “In this post, I’ll discuss some key points including how to build your own 2-axis parabolic concentrator.” Thanks, James. The "how-to" steps are welcome, however, a ready made version sounds even better after counting all the steps


Renewables & Storage Could Power Full Electric Grid Cost-Effectively 99.9% Of The Time By 2030: Report

December 11th, 2012 | by pressroom

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Principal Solar Institute Publishes White Paper Outlining Industry’s Ratings System for Creating, Testing, Monitoring Solar PV Modules

November 14th, 2012 | by pressroom

Guided by an advisory board of academic experts and solar professionals, the PSI PV Module Rating is based on physical tests by independent laboratories such as TÜV Rheinland, but is presented as a single comparative number that can be used with circumstantial information such as deliverability, pricing and manufacturer reputation so that solar power plant designers, buyers and financiers have a consistent basis for choosing a particular PV module. The system empowers these decision-makers to make informed, intelligent comparisons and determinations when selecting PV modules



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