Scientists Wednesday described an advance toward a long-sought economical process that could turn algae, like the stuff of pond scum, into a revolutionary new and sustainable source of biodiesel and other “green” fuels.
ICF International Integrated Energy Outlook Projects 70 GW of Fossil-Fired Capacity Retirements over the Next Four Years
ICF International, a provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, has released its Integrated Energy Outlook for the second quarter of 2012. The study highlights the near- and long-term future of gas prices; the impacts of proposed U.S. federal environmental regulations; and projections on pollution control installations, coal production, and renewable energy development.
A new study eases concerns that irrigating crops with water released from sewage treatment plants — an increasingly common practice in arid areas of the world — fosters emergence of the antibiotic-resistant bacteria that cause thousands of serious infections each year. The research appears in ACS’ journal Environmental Science & Technology.
SPI Solar to Become the Largest Utility-Scale Solar Developer in Hawaii with 68 Projects Across Three Islands
The SEF sites are distributed across the islands of Oahu, Kona and Maui and are predominately ground mount SEFs with some rooftop and shade structures. All of the SEF’s are feeding directly into Hawaii’s utility power grids.
Imports of Chinese solar cells and panels into the United States declined sharply in April, marking the second month of declines from record levels as duties to combat unfairly traded goods began to take effect in the marketplace, according to the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM).
First Solar to Provide 159 MW in Solar Power Projects for AGL Energy Under Australia’s Solar Flagships Program
The Australian Government’s Solar Flagships Program is one of a number of programs and market mechanisms providing unprecedented support for the development of a broad range and scale of solar energy projects and technologies in Australia. The Solar Flagships Program …
The system combines high-performance solar modules, DEGERenergie MLD “maximum light detection” tracking technology, and a battery storage management system. For storage solutions, DEGERenergie has coined the term MSS, “Maximum Solarpower Storage.” Approximately 6,000 kilowatt hours can be generated each year by combining the MLD and MSS technology.