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Renewable Energy

August 2015
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has approved the Blythe Mesa Solar project in California. The 485-megawatt photovoltaic facility will be constructed in Riverside County and will produce enough renewable energy to power more than 145,000 homes in
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08/31/2015
In partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Arizona State University will help bring sustained electrical power to Pakistan through groundbreaking energy and research solution hubs. The U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Energy has been made possible through
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08/31/2015
President Obama announced more than one billion dollars in Department of Energy (DOE) initiatives to drive innovation and accelerate the clean energy economy. As part of the President’s Clean Power Plan, DOE’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) is making up to one billion dollars in loan guarantees available to
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08/31/2015

In support of President Obama’s commitment to a clean energy workforce, the Energy Department today announced for the first time that up to $2 million in prize money will be awarded to collegiate teams selected to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017. Colleges, universities, and other
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08/27/2015
Solar industry leaders commended today's decision by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to leave the state's net metering policy unchanged, calling it a "fair outcome" for the state's consumers, utilities and solar industry. In oral deliberations, PUC Chairman Joshua Epel and
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08/27/2015
High-output photovoltaic simulator can increase rack power density up to 50%

Elgar Terrestrial Solar Array Simulators

AMETEK Programmable Power, a leader in programmable AC and DC power test solutions, has expanded its industry-leading Elgar Terrestrial Solar Array Simulators (TerraSAS) line of standalone photovoltaic (PV) simulators. With the newest Embedded TerraSAS (ETS), users can now test isolated and non-isolated string
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08/25/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Keithley (a Tektronix company) Marketing Director Chuck Cimino talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the increasing demand for battery
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08/25/2015
Puneet Pandit of Glassbeam on electric vehicle charging

Puneet Pandit of Glassbeam

In this PSDcast Puneet Pandit, CEO of Glassbeam, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the issues surrounding electric vehicle (EV) charging. A vital core infrastructure to the acceptance and success of EVs, a proper charging infrastructure requires a grasp of both hardware and software systems.
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08/18/2015
One big problem faced by electrodes in rechargeable batteries, as they go through repeated cycles of charging and discharging, is that they must expand and shrink during each cycle — sometimes doubling in volume, and then shrinking back. This can lead to repeated shedding and reformation of its “skin”
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08/17/2015
Solar3D, a provider of solar power solutions and the developer of a proprietary high efficiency solar cell, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of Elite Solar, a Durham, California-based solar systems provider. The purchase is a continuation of Solar3D's aggressive growth-by-acquisition
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08/17/2015
Kepler Energy to deploy 30MW tidal energy fence in the Bristol Channel

Kepler Energy tidal energy fence

Kepler Energy is bringing forward plans for a 30MW tidal energy fence that will be located in the Bristol Channel. The tidal energy technology, akin to a water mill and which will use the very latest carbon composite technology, has been developed by Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science for
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08/13/2015
The Energy Department announced four entities selected to receive $7.4 million to spur innovation of next-generation water power component technologies, designed for manufacturability and built specifically for marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) systems. The projects will address technical challenges in three areas:
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08/06/2015
Solar battery breaks performance milestone

Prototype aqueous solar flow battery under development at The Ohio State University. The square piece of solar cell (center) is red, because the researchers are using a red dye to tune the wavelength of light it absorbs and converts to electrons

After debuting the world’s first solar air battery last fall, researchers at The Ohio State University have now reached a new milestone. In the Journal of the American Chemical Society, they report that their patent-pending design—which combines a solar cell and a battery into a single device—now achieves
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08/06/2015
Maxim Integrated announced that it has joined the “R-Car Consortium,” a partner program advocated by Renesas Electronics. By participating in R-Car Consortium, Maxim further establishes its commitment to the automotive market. The automotive industry is evolving fast. In order to implement state-of-the-art
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08/06/2015
Integral Technologies, an emerging light-weighting leader and its wholly owned subsidiary ElectriPlast, will be exhibiting at Booth #1856 at The Battery Show 2015, and Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Conference and Expo from September 15-17th at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. The Battery
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08/06/2015
Ethylene production via sunlight offers great promise

NREL scientist Jianping Yu holds a petri dish of cyanobacteria culture being grown in his lab. He is working to cultivate various genetically engineered strains to promote ethylene production

Here's the future of ethylene production as Dr. Jianping Yu sees it. "We envision some farms in the field that cover many acres. We will have cyanobacteria harvesting sunlight and C02 and then produce ethylene or ethylene derivatives," said Yu, a research scientist in the Photobiology Group at the
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08/03/2015
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