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U.S. Geothermal Inc. and Enbridge Inc. Host FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff at Ribbon Cutting of Oregon's First Commercial Geothermal Power Plant

U.S. Geothermal Inc. NYSE MKT : HTM TSX : GTH Enbridge Inc. NYSE : ENB TSX : ENB September 06, 2013 11:30 ET VALE, OREGON–(Marketwired – Sept. 6, 2013) – U.S. Geothermal Inc. (NYSE MKT:HTM)(TSX:GTH) and Enbridge Inc. (NYSE:ENB)(TSX:ENB) today will… […]

Spray-On Solar Cells — New, Inexpensive Nanoparticles Lower Solar Cell Manufacturing Costs

Originally published on sister site Green Building Elements. Relatively inexpensive, easy-to-manufacture, nanoparticle-based solar cells can be created with materials that are abundantly common throughout the Earth’s crust, according to new work from… […]

Why Wind Intermittency is NOT a Big Deal

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This is a special guest post by Chris Varrone, Founder & President of Riverview Consulting and former Chief Strategist, Technology R&D at Vestas Wind Systems.

The anti-wind people are at it again, saturating the media with claims that wind energy is “worthless” because wind doesn’t blow all the time. Nothing could be further from the truth.

In a recent interview, Check Out The Rest of “Why Wind Intermittency is NOT a Big Deal” →

Molecular Sandwich Could Boost Solar Cell Efficiency by 35%

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by Tina Casey

Working on a molecular level, scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the University of Colorado are developing a crystalline “sandwich” that could increase the efficiency of solar cells by 35%. The process is delicate but if it can be commercialized, it would bring down the cost of solar energy and give a big boost to ambitious international solar projects like DESERTEC and the Sahara Solar Breeder.

Building a Better Photovoltaic Cell

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US Navy Soars into $100M Solar Energy Future.

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This is a good sign. We as a nation need more investment by the government and military into renewable energy sources. If solar arrays started showing up on all types of government buildings and military installations, I think that would without a doubt, increase consumer/investor confidence, which would in turn increase private investments into “utility grade” solar and other renewable sources. Why we have not set a Renewable Energy Standard in the US with Feed in Tariff Provisions is confusing to me and many other citizens. Maybe if this trend continues there may be hope yet !

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Written by Tina Casey

U.S. Navy Soars into Solar Energy Future to the Tune of $100 Million – The U.S. Navy is getting serious about solar energy and has just awarded five contracts worth up to $100 million for the design, installation and management of solar arrays at Check Out The Rest of “US Navy Soars into $100M Solar Energy Future.” →

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