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Maine Legislators Sustain Governor’s Veto of Unique Solar Bill

A vote of the Maine House of Representatives today upheld Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of solar legislation designed to modernize Maine’s solar power policy. The bill, which was approved by the Maine House and Senate and sent last week to the … Continue reading

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Well-drilling Set to Begin at Geothermal Plant in Northern New Zealand

GISBORNE-based Eastland Group expects to encounter temperatures three times higher than the hottest surface temperature ever recorded on Earth when it drills into the Kawerau geothermal reservoir next month. Following years of planning, the $100m Te Ahi O Maui geothermal … Continue reading

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Illinois Can Meet its Clean Power Plan Targets in 3 Steps

While the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily halted implementation of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) while the courts consider legal challenges, it’s in states’ own best interests to continue moving forward with renewable energy and efficiency. Illinois is no exception. Under … Continue reading

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Vestas Wind Profit Beats Estimate, Orders Surge

Vestas Wind Systems A/S’s profit fell less than expected as orders surged and margins widened. The Danish manufacturer of wind turbines said its net income declined 38 percent to 35 million euros ($40 million) in the first quarter, which is … Continue reading

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Report: Rooftop Solar Power Blocked in 10 High-Potential States

States with some of the highest solar potential in the U.S. are hindering rooftop-solar development through poor policies, according to a recent report from the Center for Biological Diversity. The report said that 10 states — Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, … Continue reading

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Solar Business Models for Growth: The Private Sector Needs to Lead on India’s Rural Electrification Deficit

The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is home to the country’s largest population of un-electrified villages. According to data collected by the Council on Clean Energy, Environment, and Water (CEEW), more than seventy percent of Uttar Pradesh’s 220 million residents … Continue reading

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National Lab Finds Nanotube Semiconductors Well-suited for Solar PV Systems

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on April 25 said that its researchers have discovered that single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) semiconductors could be favorable for solar PV systems because they can potentially convert sunlight to … Continue reading

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Renewables Swamp Natural Gas in First Quarter 2016

New Renewable Energy Generating Capacity — 1,291 MWNew Natural Gas Generating Capacity — 18 MWNothing at All from Coal, Oil or Nuclear Washington DC — Setting a new lopsided quarterly record, renewable sources (i.e., wind, solar, biomass, and hydropower) outpaced … Continue reading

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China’s PV Industry Slated for High Growth Over the Next Five Years

China is expected to continue to be the world’s fastest growing solar PV market during the five years spanning 2016 to 2020, with an addition of 15 GW to 20 GW in new PV power generation capacity each year, National … Continue reading

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Ecolibrium Certified by TUV Rheinland to Test Solar Racking Products

Boulder, Colo. — Ecolibrium Solar, a leading supplier of solar racking systems for commercial and residential applications, announces that the Ecolibrium Boulder R&D Laboratory is now a Certified Partner Lab by TÜV Rheinland PTL. REW Editors’ Take: TÜV Rheinland has … Continue reading

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