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NREL and General Motors Announce R&D Partnership to Reduce Cost of Automotive Fuel Cells

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and General Motors (GM) are partnering on a multiyear, multimillion dollar joint effort to accelerate the reduction
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Following Launch of its Full UK O&M Service in May, Vergnet Announces First Three contracts at CLA Game Fair 2014

Vergnet, a global leader in the distributed wind energy industry and manufacturer of medium scale wind turbines, today announced its first three farming customers for its new UK wind turbine Operations and Maintenance (O&M) service.
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Royal HaskoningDHV develops mini hydropower plants in Indonesia

Royal HaskoningDHV is implementing four mini hydropower plants along the Merawu river in Central Java, Indonesia.
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energyshare announces launch of energyfund Cornwall - an innovative £300,000 grant fund for Cornish community energy projects

energyshare is to celebrate Cornwall’s energy pioneers by launching energyfund Cornwall, which will use the power of the community to get support for community-led renewable energy projects. Applicants
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REC Expands U.S. Product Offering with New 72-Cell Solar Panel for Large Commercial and Utility-Scale Markets

Munich, July 10, 2014 - REC, a leading global provider of solar energy solutions, announced today that it will begin shipping its new high-quality, trade
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SunFields Europe, second quarter 2014, 900kW supplied

SunFields Europe finished the second quarter of 2014 after successfully completing the supply 900kW for various photovoltaic projects in Europe, mostly in UK and Portugal.
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Qatar Solar Energy Signs Landmark Agreement with Kazatomprom to Accelerate Qatar’s Renewable Energy Production

Doha, 1st July 2014 – Qatar Solar Energy (QSE), the largest solar technology development and manufacturing facility in the MENA region, has signed a landmark agreement
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Wind Farm Plans Power Ahead as Grid Connection is Approved

A proposed wind farm in Dumfries and Galloway has been assured a connection to the local grid network in 2016, delighting renewable energy specialists.
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AREVA delivers power plant to U-Thong Bio Power

AREVA successfully delivers a biomass power plant to its Thai customer U-Thong Bio Power Co.,Ltd
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SolarCity to Acquire Silevo

SolarCity has signed an agreement to acquire Silevo, a solar panel technology and manufacturing company whose modules have demonstrated a unique combination of high energy output and low cost.
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Green Power EMC Project to Boost Georgia's Supply of Solar Energy

Green Power EMC, the renewable energy supplier for 38 Georgia Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs), has reached an agreement to purchase the full output of a new 20 megawatt (MW) solar project planned for construction in southeast Georgia.
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Siemens receives order for H class power plant technology from PETRONAS, Malaysia

Four Co-generation units with H class technology Electrical capacity totaling 1,220 MW el, thermal capacity of 1,480 tph Order
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ADB Signs Assistance Package to Boost Hydropower Generation in Solomon Islands

HONIARA, SOLOMON ISLANDS – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed with the Solomon Islands grant and loan agreements to help the Government boost energy
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Fuel cells developed for increased airplane efficiency

Researchers have developed the first fuel cell that can directly convert fuels, such as jet fuel or gasoline, to electricity, providing a dramatically more energy-efficient way to create electric power for planes or cars.
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Improving a new breed of solar cells
Quantum-dot photovoltaics set new record for efficiency in such devices, could unlock new uses....
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Stacked Electrodes To Make Solar Cells Wearable
Wearable solar cells are now one step closer to reality with the development of flexible and efficient solar cells based on stacked electrodes....
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GE Successfully Proves Technology to Extend Wind Turbine Blades
GE's renewable energy business announced a technology demonstration of a 7-meter blade extension, taking GE wind turbines from a 77-meter rotor to a 91-meter rotor...
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Taking the lead out of a promising solar cell: Environmentally friendly solar cell pushes forward the 'next big thing in photovoltaics'
Northwestern University researchers are the first to develop a new solar cell with good efficiency that uses tin instead of lead perovskite as the harvester of light....
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New guidance on turning solar farms into biodiversity hotspots
Solar farms typically take up less than 5% of the land they are on leaving huge scope to develop protected habitats to support local wildlife and plantlife....
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Taking the lead out of a promising solar cell: Environmentally friendly solar cell pushes forward the 'next big thing in photovoltaics'
Northwestern University researchers are the first to develop a new solar cell with good efficiency that uses tin instead of lead perovskite as the harvester of light....
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New guidance on turning solar farms into biodiversity hotspots
Solar farms typically take up less than 5% of the land they are on leaving huge scope to develop protected habitats to support local wildlife and plantlife....
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Major advances in dye sensitized solar cells
Two groups of researchers have recently advanced the field of solar cells with a cheaper and efficient replacement for platinum and better synthesis of zinc oxide....
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A molecular approach to solar power
Switchable material could harness the power of the sun — even when it’s not shining...
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Genetically modified tobacco plants as an alternative for producing bioethanol
The study has been conducted by researchers at the Public University of Navarre and the IdAB-Institute of Agrobiotechnology...
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A molecular approach to solar power
Switchable material could harness the power of the sun — even when it’s not shining...
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Genetically modified tobacco plants as an alternative for producing bioethanol
The study has been conducted by researchers at the Public University of Navarre and the IdAB-Institute of Agrobiotechnology...
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Loughborough scientists come up with method of reducing solar panel glare
The glare from solar farms could be a thing of the past, thanks to scientists at Loughborough University....
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Research Finds “Tunable” Semiconductors Will Allow Better Detectors, Solar Cells
One of the great problems in physics is the detection of electromagnetic radiation – that is, light – which lies outside the small range of wavelengths that the human eye can see....
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Research Finds “Tunable” Semiconductors Will Allow Better Detectors, Solar Cells
One of the great problems in physics is the detection of electromagnetic radiation – that is, light – which lies outside the small range of wavelengths that the human eye can see....
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Stanford scientists discover a novel way to make ethanol without corn or other plants
Stanford scientists have created a copper-based catalyst that produces large quantities of ethanol from carbon monoxide gas at room temperature....
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New Sustainable Production of Electricity Using PV
BlackLight Power, Inc. Announces Sustained Production of Electricity Using Photovoltaic Conversion of the Millions of Watts of Brilliant Plasma Formed by the Reaction of Water to a More Stable Form of Hydrogen...
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Trees go high-tech: process turns cellulose into energy storage devices
Based on a fundamental chemical discovery by scientists at Oregon State University, it appears that trees may soon play a major role in making high-tech energy storage devices....
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New Sustainable Production of Electricity Using PV
BlackLight Power, Inc. Announces Sustained Production of Electricity Using Photovoltaic Conversion of the Millions of Watts of Brilliant Plasma Formed by the Reaction of Water to a More Stable Form of Hydrogen...
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Trees go high-tech: process turns cellulose into energy storage devices
Based on a fundamental chemical discovery by scientists at Oregon State University, it appears that trees may soon play a major role in making high-tech energy storage devices....
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Enginuity New Master Tenant at MPSC
Missouri Plant Science Center (MPSC) has signed a lease agreement to make Enginuity Worldwide its new master tenant for the 28,000 square feet facility where ...
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Gamesa launches innovative anti-icing paint for wind turbines
The system not only prevents ice formation, it preserves the paint’s properties and renders it more durable and resistant to erosion....
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Pilot project has started: Vibratory driving of monopiles can cut costs of offshore wind energy
RWE Innogy, DONG Energy, EnBW, E.ON and Vattenfall conduct a one year onshore-test to validate the vibratory driving of large monopiles for the use offshore with support from the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) and the offshore supply industry...
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Gamesa launches innovative anti-icing paint for wind turbines
The system not only prevents ice formation, it preserves the paint’s properties and renders it more durable and resistant to erosion....
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Pilot project has started: Vibratory driving of monopiles can cut costs of offshore wind energy
RWE Innogy, DONG Energy, EnBW, E.ON and Vattenfall conduct a one year onshore-test to validate the vibratory driving of large monopiles for the use offshore with support from the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) and the offshore supply industry...
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Engineered Bacteria Produce Biofuel Alternative for High-Energy Rocket Fuel
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Joint BioEnergy Institute are engineering a biofuel alternative for high-energy fuels like JP-10....
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Altaeros Energies Poised to Break World Record with Alaska High Altitude Wind Turbine
The $1.3 million, eighteen-month project will deploy the Altaeros BAT at a height 1,000 feet above ground....
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California Firm Awarded Patent for Zero-Fuel Solar Plastic Molding Technology
The patent describes the use of heliostats (sun-tracking mirrors) to concentrate heat in a plastic molding system....
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Altaeros Energies Poised to Break World Record with Alaska High Altitude Wind Turbine
The $1.3 million, eighteen-month project will deploy the Altaeros BAT at a height 1,000 feet above ground....
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California Firm Awarded Patent for Zero-Fuel Solar Plastic Molding Technology
The patent describes the use of heliostats (sun-tracking mirrors) to concentrate heat in a plastic molding system....
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