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The Green Mountain State Just Got a Little Greener with Eagle Creek’s New Hydroelectric Facilities

Putting the “green” back in the Green Mountain State, Vermont’s Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, LLC recently acquired the development rights for two hydroelectric facilities from Blue Heron Hydro, LLC. This acquisition marks the first pure development project for Eagle Creek, and is scheduled to be built on Army Corps of Engineers dams in southern Vermont….

Guest Post: Reduce Water Heating Costs with a Solar Water Heater

According to an analysis from USA Today, the average electric bill is $1,419 a year. Homeowners are looking for new and proven ways to cut their bills. Many of those homeowners are buying green lights and taking other initiatives to cut their energy consumption. However, they often overlook one of the biggest energy sinks in their home: water heating.

Company Perspectives: SiGNa Chemistry Brings Smart Hydrogen Fuel Cells to the Renewables Marketplace

According to Carney, when these fuel cartridges are used to provide electricity, the only emissions are water vapor and a benign by-product, sodium silicate – a desirable energy solution that emits no greenhouse gases or toxic byproducts, from supply chain to application. And once the powder in a NaSi cartridge is depleted, both the cartridge and remaining material can be fully recycled.

Clean Power Finance Launches CPF Capital & Trading Service

Renewable Portfolio Standard legislation mandates that utilities derive a specific percent of their electricity from renewable energy generation sources and often includes requirements for solar energy deployment known as “solar carve-out” programs. Instead of building solar power generation facilities themselves, utilities can meet their solar generation requirements by purchasing SRECs from homeowners and businesses with solar systems, which helps offset the costs of residential and commercial installations.

Los Angeles Utility Powers Up 11.4-MW SolarWorld Solar System

The Adelanto Solar Power Plant ties into a switching and converter station at the southern terminus of LADWP’s Southern Transmission System, which links Southern California with wind farms and the existing Intermountain Power Project, a power-generation facility in Utah capable of producing 1,800 megawatts of electricity.

Guest Post: Electric Roadways That Power Cars from Tires

In simple words, they aim to eliminate the need for public recharging stations, which aren’t yet that common. Using the vehicle to recharge itself while running is the most amazing addition to the electric vehicle world. The plans to implement this technique were first adopted in Japan at the Toyohashi University of Technology lead by Takashi Ohira, an electrical engineering professor.

Imagine Homes to Offer DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingles for All New Construction

Today, DOW POWERHOUSE announced a major new collaboration with Imagine Homes, a San Antonio-based homebuilder leading the nation in new high performance green building technology, to offer the cutting-edge DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingle roof system to all new homebuyers in Imagine Homes’ six San Antonio area residential communities. Additionally, DOW POWERHOUSE will be a standard feature on all homes in the Willis Ranch community, scheduled to open in September 2012.

Guest Post: Why You Should Incorporate Ground-Source Heating into New Build Projects

Any developers who are planning a new build, such as an office block or residential housing development, should consider implementing ground source heating into their project. For a green, renewable energy source, ground-source heating is easy to install and requires very little maintenance.

Guest Post: New Proposal by Egyptian College Student Promises Endless Free Energy

The physics behind renewable propulsion systems of the future Grady Winston’s guest post may cause a few to raise their eyebrows, wondering about the reason for speculating on such futuristic concepts as zero-point energy, or energy that comes free to all because it just happens to be there for the taking. This is an informational report, based on work from…

Guest Post: Top 6 Useful and Portable Solar-Energy Powered Products

Have you missed an important call or appointment because while shopping all day long your cellphone runs out of battery and there’s no available electric outlet wherein you can recharge it? Have you ever wished you can bring your electric outlet (at home) to your camping site so that you will have no problems cooking your favorite camping foods?

Great Lakes Biodiesel Announces Final Stage of Construction of Canada’s Largest Biodiesel Plant

Great Lakes Biodiesel Inc. has entered the final stage of construction of Canada’s largest biodiesel plant opening in Fall, 2012. Located in Welland, Ontario, the plant is approved by the Government of Canada’s ecoENERGY Program, having annual production capacity of 170 million litres of biodiesel.

GUEST POST: Solar Shingles = Innovation In Green Roofing

The older design of solar shingles left much to be desired. Outsized shiny sheets of metallic shingles detracted from the building’s appearance, making many homeowners think twice. Not any longer.

Guest Post: Going Back to Your Grass Roots, or Roofs – and a Dash of Solar

We live now in a world that is environmentally conscious, to put it bluntly, every bit of packaging that is thrown away, every tree that is cut down, every aerosol sprayed, somewhere in the back of our minds there are the questions; how big is the hole in the ozone layer, do these emails really need to be printed out, how many trees died to make this brochure?

GUEST POST: Choosing the Right Type of Renewable Energy

You may believe wholeheartedly in renewable energy and the concept of sustainability that serves as the foundation stone. What kind of renewable energy in which you choose to invest, however, is quite another matter, especially if considering something like biomass. This guest post from the Enerfina in the UK might help with your understanding.

Possible Material Breakthrough for Thermoelectric Field

Liquid-like materials that may form a foundation for new thermoelectric energy devices have been discovered by researchers from Caltech, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the University of Michigan, and the Chinese Academy of Science’s Shanghai Institute of Ceramics. The scientists have identified a liquid-like compound whose properties give it the potential to be more efficient than traditional thermoelectrics, which convert heat into electricity.

Viaspace Green Energy Eyes Giant Grass for Thai Biomass Fuel

US-based Viaspace Green Energy signed a memorandum of understanding January 17 with Thailand’s Seema Energy to grow its proprietary Giant King Grass for the Thai company’s proposed 90MW biomass plant.

GUEST POST: Lou Dobbs v. The Lorax

I liked what I read in this guest post from Sarah Parker, challenging the audacious proposition from commentator Lou Dobbs that green policies have far less to do with liberal or conservative leanings, and far more to do with the planet we leave for our children to inherit.

GUEST POST: DIY Solar Projects – Simply Super

Our guest post on do-it-yourself solar is written by UK blogger, James Hawkins. What a fabulous concept, especially for those without enough capital to purchase a system. Give it a try with family, friend, neighbors.