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Meet The Men Who Put Solar Shingles On The Roof

Originally published on CleanTechnica Solar shingles are now gaining increasing traction in the renewable energy landscape. They are architecturally distinctive, more so than traditional rooftop photovoltaic panels. Solar shingles provide an integrated building product providing both roofing security and solar electricity in one package. As PV Magazine’s Charles W. Thurston has stated, “The nascent field of […]

September 13th

Solar Lights: Nokero Introduces New Solar Light Bulb In Zimbabwe

I received this news and Zimbabwe photo yesterday from Steve Katsaros, founder of Nokero, a pioneering Denver company that makes great solar lights and solar light bulbs that replace poisonous kerosene lamps that are so prevalent where people have no access to electricity. Katsaros had very good news to share: My colleagues and I have […]

October 27th

More Building Materials of the Future

Thanks to Gizmodo Australia for this look into seven building materials of the future.   The gap between material science and actual construction is very far and very wide. It can take decades to move a breakthrough in engineering from a lab to a building site. But as architects and engineers face bigger challenges — […]

September 1st

Microgrid Alliance Forms to Promote Technology

Earlier this week, the Microgrid Alliance (MGA) announced its formation.  Its goal is to be a collective voice for companies and other stakeholders involved in microgrids. Microgrids are small-scale power systems that tie into the main grid.  As the graphic above shows, there are many pieces to a microgrid.  Most are found on campuses, military bases, […]

May 15th

Basics Of Solar PV Technology

A good backgrounder for anyone who wants it. [repostus hash=4b2b11e05e151bb3e8a260fe1cae4396 title=Basics+Of+Solar+PV+Technology host=Clean+Technica short=1A8yO snip=This+article+was+originally+published+on+Solar+Love%3A+A+simple+solar+photovoltaic+%28PV%29+system+consists+of%C2%A0the+following+basic+components%3A+A+solar+cell%3A+A+solar+cell%C2%A0is+a+solid-state+electrical+device+%28p-n+junction%29+that+converts+the+energy+of+light+directly+into+electricity+%28DC%29+using+the%C2%A0photovoltaic%26hellip%3B thumb=4403554]

March 1st

Solar News: SolarCity Wants You To Steal Its Contracts; Germany Reaches Out To Neighbors…

We are always grateful to Zach Shahan at Clean Technica for the timely information he provides regarding renewable energy. [repostus hash=7969ac6b95bdcd3da428ddcd296c6114 title=Solar+News%3A+SolarCity+Wants+You+To+Steal+Its+Contracts%3B+Germany+Reaches+Out+To+Neighbors%26%238230%3B host=Clean+Technica short=1zVki snip=Below+are+some+top+solar+power+stories+%28other+than+our+own%29+from+the+past+week+or+so.+Enjoy%21+Note%3A+following+this+post%2C+I%E2%80%99m+actually+going+to+streamline+this+news+roundup+process+by+sharing%C2%A0daily+Solar+Energy+News+Roundups%C2%A0only%C2%A0in+this+Google+Doc%C2%A0%28rather+than+doing+so+there%C2%A0and%C2%A0on+this+CleanTechnica%26hellip%3B thumb=4351931]

February 21st

Renewable Energy In The EU: Solar PV Leads Gains In Output, Turnover, & Employment

Here’s to solar energy in the EU! Thanks, Andrew. [repostus hash=7381473c873b1c0a7aaebbc7ff11ff32 title=Renewable+Energy+In+The+EU%3A+Solar+PV+Leads+Gains+In+Output%2C+Turnover%2C+%26%23038%3B+Employment host=Clean+Technica short=1zzKz snip=The+European+Union%E2%80%99s+%28EU%29+renewable+energy+sector+continued+to+grow+in+2011%2C+according+to+the+latest%2C+revised+data+from+EurObsev%E2%80%99ER.+Renewable+energy+generated+more+in+the+way+of+green+jobs+and+employment%2C+as+well+as+reductions+in+carbon+and+greenhouse+gas+emissions%2C+as+installations+grew+considerably%26hellip%3B thumb=4267570]

February 15th

Wind News: Siemens Launches 4MW Offshore Wind Turbine; Vestas Annual Report Released; Ecotricity To Enter Urban Turbine Market,…

Catch up on wind energy news here, posted by Zach Shahan at Clean Technica. [repostus hash=a9c11054cec0b7049d31a33eb4bccf53 title=Wind+News%3A+Siemens+Launches+4MW+Offshore+Wind+Turbine%2C+Vestas+Annual+Report+Released%2C+Ecotricity+To+Enter+Urban+Turbine+Market%2C%26%238230%3B host=Clean+Technica short=1ztid snip=For+the+wind-obsessed%2C+here+are+some+top+wind+energy+stories+from+the+past+couple+days+or+so%3A+CleanTechnica+Stories+China+Accounted+For+35%25+Of+Global+Onshore+Wind+Capacity+Wind+Power+Breaks+Records+In+Spain+%E2%80%94+Produces+More+Electricity+Than+Any+Other+Source+For+3+Months%2C+%26+Breaks+6+TWh+in+January%26hellip%3B thumb=4242339 jump=1]

February 8th

Other Cleantech & Energy News: 5MW Wind Turbine Obtains Design Certification; President’s Climate Toolbox; Top 10 LED Reflector Lamps…

[repostus hash=4c72611ec153e285bb6aca43bac73e8b title=Other+Cleantech+%26%23038%3B+Energy+News%3A+5MW+Wind+Turbine+Obtains+Design+Certification%2C+President%26%238217%3Bs+Climate+Toolbox%2C+Top+10+LED+Reflector+Lamps%2C%26%238230%3B host=Clean+Technica short=1zl3G snip=Beyond+our+solar%2C+clean+transport%2C+and+climate+change+roundups%2C+here%E2%80%99s+some+more+top+cleantech+and+energy+news+from+around+the+interwebs+from+the+past+week+or+so%3A+Wind+Power+Filling+The+Sails+Of+Offshore+Wind+Energy+Gamesa%E2%80%99s+5+MW+Offshore+Turbine+Obtains+Design+Certification+CEC+Says+EPA+Report%26hellip%3B thumb=4209906 jump=1]

February 5th

Wind And Solar Competitive With Natural Gas In The Lone Star State

Thanks to Andrew from Clean Technica for this report on the performance of renewables in Texas compared to natural gas. [repostus hash=99651798ad6f731a0f9535df6def96e8 title=Wind+And+Solar+Competitive+With+Natural+Gas+In+The+Lone+Star+State host=Clean+Technica short=1zl1K snip=Texas+is+tops+among+US+states+when+it+comes+to+installed+wind+power+generation+capacity%2C+having+added+1%2C826+megawatts+%28MW%29+in+2012+to+bring+its+cumulative+total+to+a+whopping+12.212+gigawatts+%28GW%29%2C+enough+to+power+nearly+3+million+average+American+homes%2C+according+to+the+American+Wind+Energy+Association%26hellip%3B thumb=4209785 jump=3]

February 4th

Up & Coming Solar PV Innovators Aim To Grow Markets & Drive Costs Even Lower

This story on solar innovators comes from Andrew at Clean Technica. [repostus hash=3af3b0f3f2db940dfe67fdc70293c55c title=Up+And+Coming+Solar+PV+Innovators+Aim+To+Grow+Markets%2C+Drive+Costs+Even+Lower host=Clean+Technica short=1yVM7 snip=Industry+players+and+the+Department+of+Energy%E2%80%99s+renewable+energy+initiatives+are+focusing+in+on+the+soft+costs+of+having+solar+photovoltaic+%28PV%29+power+systems+installed+given+the+sharp+drops+in+cost+of+solar+PV+equipment+experienced+in+recent+years%3B+soft+costs+such+as%C2%A0permitting%2C+installation%2C+and%26hellip%3B thumb=4111330 jump=3]

January 29th

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Summary & Opening Ceremony Highlights (Including Videos Of Child Speeches & Pictures)

Zach Shahan has posted this summary of the past week at Abu Dhabi’s World Future Energy Summit. [repostus hash=946f8915cae5bcc6459b3117ec2ad507 title=Abu+Dhabi+Sustainability+Week+Summary+%26%23038%3B+Opening+Ceremony+Highlights+%28Including+Videos+Of+Child+Speeches+%26%23038%3B+Pictures%29 host=Clean+Technica short=1yF5P snip=The+6th+Annual+World+Future+Energy+Summit+%28WFES%29%C2%A0and+first+ever+Abu+Dhabi+Sustainability+Week+%28ADSW%29+just+wrapped+up.+With+approximately+30%2C000+participants+from+150+countries+attending+ADSW%2C+including+a+couple+of+us+from+CleanTechnica%2C+the+event+brought+in+world+leaders+of+all+sorts+%E2%80%94+queens%2C+princes%26hellip%3B thumb=4047013 jump=2]

January 19th