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Danish Island Powered by Renewables is Creating Followers Worldwide

April 18th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Municipal, Renewable Energy, Residential

Danish Island Powered by Renewables is Creating Followers Worldwide

Wind turbines off the coast of Samso At first glance, the small Danish island of Samso doesn’t look like a place that would attract international fame. With less than 4,000 inhabitants living on under 115 square kilometers of land, it’s not exactly a geopolitical player. But a visit to Samso reveals an island with outsized [...]

Feds to provide $4B in green energy support

April 17th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal, Renewable Energy, Residential, Uncategorized

Feds to provide $4B in green energy support

Thinkstock The Energy Department is opening up $4 billion in federal loan guarantees to projects that reduce or capture greenhouse gas emissions. The department issued its draft request for applications of renewable energy and energy efficient projects on Wednesday. The agency is looking for projects that will help advance electric grid integration with renewable sources, [...]

Renewables dominate new U.S. electrical capacity

March 21st, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Renewable Energy

Renewables dominate new U.S. electrical capacity

According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission‘s (FERC) monthly analysis for February, the overwhelming majority of new U.S. electrical capacity is coming from wind and solar.  FERC’s February analysis is summarized below: Wind and solar provided 80.9% of new installed U.S. electrical generating capacity for the month of February. For the first two months of 2014, renewable energy sources [...]

U.S. Wind Sector Reaches Major Generation Milestones In 2013

March 12th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal, Renewable Energy, Residential

U.S. Wind Sector Reaches Major Generation Milestones In 2013

According to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), U.S. wind power topped 4% of the U.S. power grid for the first time last year and has delivered 30% of all new generating capacity for the last five years. In Iowa and South Dakota, wind power now exceeds 25% of total electricity production. In nine [...]

New research from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory indicates a rooftop photovoltaic system can increase a house’s price. Researchers were able to quantify how much of a premium solar can command.

March 11th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Renewable Energy, Residential

New research from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory indicates a rooftop photovoltaic system can increase a house's price. Researchers were able to quantify how much of a premium solar can command.

Although the installation of photovoltaic projects is increasing, appraisers and other real estate industry professionals often assign no value to a home’s PV systems.  New research from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory indicates a rooftop photovoltaic system can increase a house’s price. Researchers were able to quantify how much of a premium solar can command [...]

US Solar Market Grew 41%, Had Record Year in 2013

March 7th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal, Renewable Energy, Residential

US Solar Market Grew 41%, Had Record Year in 2013

According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s Solar Market Insight Year in Review 2013, the number of US solar installations continues to grow as costs continues to decline.  Compared to 2012, solar installations increased 41% in 2013, totaling 4,751 megawatts of solar PV installed during 2013 alone.  Solar was the second-largest source of new [...]

Any country can reach high shares of wind, solar power cost-effectively, study shows

March 6th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Municipal, Renewable Energy

Any country can reach high shares of wind, solar power cost-effectively, study shows

Renewable energies such as wind and solar are crucial to meeting our future energy needs.  However, the inherent variability of these energies begs the question, can power systems remain reliable and cost-effective while supporting high shares of variable renewable energy (VRE)? And if so, how? The International Energy Agency (IEA) released a study in late [...]

NYSERDA Launches Networking Website Targeting Clean-Energy Technology Projects

February 27th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Renewable Energy

NYSERDA Launches Networking Website Targeting Clean-Energy Technology Projects

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has introduced a new website, www.cleantechnyconnect.com, which provides a free networking forum for individuals and businesses in New York’s clean-energy sector.  The purpose of the website is to “encourage collaboration between individuals and businesses in New York’s clean-tech sector and to connect them with resources to help [...]

Solar Photovoltaic Financing

February 18th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Renewable Energy, Residential

Solar Photovoltaic Financing

NYSERDA provides financial incentives for qualified homeowners who install a PV system through a participating contractor. A properly sized and installed system can provide a significant percentage of your electric needs. In addition to the existing program incentives, NYSERDA now offers two low-interest rate financing options for residential buildings with four or fewer dwelling units. For those that [...]

Governor Cuomo Announces NY Green Bank Is Open for Business

February 12th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Ask the Experts:, Challenge News, Municipal, Renewable Energy

Governor Cuomo Announces NY Green Bank Is Open for Business

Green Bank Will Help Make New York a Cleaner State Albany, NY (February 11, 2014) - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the start of business operations for the New York Green Bank, which will work to stimulate private sector financing and accelerate the transition to a more cost-effective, resilient and clean energy system. The largest [...]

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