Alternative Energy Technology

Will Utilities Look at Solar Microgrids in the Rearview Mirror and Say 'Uh Oh'
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Growth in solar microgrids — and all forms of distributed solar — is accelerating. So much so that utilities better jump into the market now or risk watching it pass them by.

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MIT Spinoff’s Microbes Turn Beer Waste Into Clean Water, Energy
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Cambrian Innovation is extracting clean water and energy from waste streams at two California breweries with a secret set of microbes.

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China’s Tongwei Group Plans World’s Biggest Solar-Cell Plant
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Tongwei Group Co. is planning to build the world’s biggest plant to make solar cells in China’s southwestern province of Sichuan at a possible cost of about $1 billion.

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Coal to Fold in U.K., But Renewables Won’t Benefit
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The U.K. has decided to close the door on coal, but it’s not good news for renewables. A long-time leader in progressive renewable energy support policies, the U.K. government has now taken a stance that sees its low-carbon energy strategy reflected in ambitions for more gas and nuclear power – at the expense of renewables […]

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Responding to the Competitive Rise of Solar and Gas: The Challenge for Wind
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The wind power industry should be developing geographically diverse responses to solar’s growth that reflect the local political and environmental context.

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California to Miss Deadline in Setting Solar Net Metering Payments
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California utility regulators won’t meet a year-end deadline on deciding how much residents should be paid for power from their rooftop solar panels under the state’s net metering program, the state’s chief regulator said.

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Cuomo Can Boost Leadership Role with Renewable Energy
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has done some great things — things that will go down in history as defining his record and that make him deserving of notice on the national stage.

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