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Solar & Wind Power Are Mainstream, Can Be Cost-Competitive In Every Country

Planetsave. This report isn’t brand new, but I somehow missed it when it came out a few months ago. It’s a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), which is quite a respected global organization. If anything the IEA has a history...Show More Summary

25,000 Cell Battery Power Plant Switched On In Germany

A new 25,000 cell battery power plant in Germany will cover intermittency from wind power & may serve as a model for future renewable energy development 25,000 Cell Battery Power Plant Switched On In Germany was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

"Someday" is Now for Solar and Wind Power, says Lazard

The investment bank says utility-scale wind and solar plants have reached price parity with fossil fueled-generation in many parts of the United States

Polish Town Gets 100% Renewable Electricity

The Polish town of Kisielice has received the European Commission’s ManagEnergy Award 2014 for its clean energy leadership. It is 100% powered by renewable energy (wind and biomass, to be specific). The prize is to award outstandingShow More Summary

Wind Power Could Improve Grid Resiliency

A new study investigating wind power and grid resiliency by GE’s Energy Consulting business in late-August found that wind power can substantially enhance grid resiliency when coupled with appropriate modern plant controls. Scenarios...Show More Summary

Energy Storage, Profiting From The Next Mega Market For The Power Industry

By NanoTech Analyst: As the power industry continues to shift to decentralized power and expands renewable sources of power such as wind and solar power, avoiding grid lock of the utility grids becomes a major obstacle to the expansion of renewable energy systems to feed the power grids. Show More Summary

The Future of Energy Storage

Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Fikile Brushett is in the process of taking the power generated by wind and solar, chemically lashing it to molecules derived from flora and fauna, and storing it in liquids until it’s needed to electrify our homes. read more

Transmission Links to Enable Wind Energy

The availability of long distance energy transmission systems can help to continuously smooth out variations in the availability of wind power, but it helps solar less. A good policy needs to enable long-distance links to allow continuing increases in wind generation. read more

QUICK NEWS, Sept. 16: THE ENERGY TRANSITION TAKES SHAPE; A LABOR-ENVIRO CALL FOR NEW ENERGY, NEW WIRES; ADVANCES IN WATER POWER

THE ENERGY TRANSITION TAKES SHAPE Sun and Wind Alter Global Landscape, Leaving Utilities Behind Justin Gillis, Sept. 13, 2014 (NY Times) "...Germans will soon be getting 30 percent of their power from renewable energy sources. Many smaller...Show More Summary

See the Devastation Caused by Hurricane Odile

125 mph winds raged with over six hours of rain as Hurricane Odile smashed the resort of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The local community was severely affected by power outages, flooding, and wind damage

Solar & Wind Power Can Be Cost-Competitive In Any Country, Says IEA

This report isn’t brand new, but I somehow missed it when it came out a few months ago. It’s a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), which is quite a respected global organization. If anything the IEA has a history of being...Show More Summary

Solar Panel Prices Down 80%, Recurrent Energy Up For Sale… (Solar News)

Solar energy enthusiasts, here’s another solar energy news roundup. Enjoy! Solar panel prices have dropped 80% since 2008, and wind power prices are down too. (Planetsave) Recurrent Energy, a US-based subsidiary of Sharp Corporation, is reportedly up for sale. Show More Summary

Ocean Roundup: Shark-Eating Dinosaur Fossils Discovered, Germany Paving Way for Cheaper Wind Energy, and More

Wind turbines off England. Germany is setting such a demand for wind power that the price of turbines is starting to decrease. (Photo: Vattenfall / Flickr Creative Commons) - According to a study published last week, scientists have found fossil evidence of the first semi-aquatic dinosaur. Show More Summary

Largest City In Vermont Now Gets All Its Power From Wind, Water And Biomass

The 42,000 people living in Burlington, Vermont can now feel confident that when they turn on their TVs or power up their computers they are using renewable energy. The post Largest City In Vermont Now Gets All Its Power From Wind, Water And Biomass appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Hurricane Odile, packing 125 mph winds, slams celebrity resort city in Mexico

Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula.

Hurricane Odile slams Mexico’s Baja resorts

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Thousands of tourists and locals in Mexico hunkered down in luxury hotels converted into shelters Monday after Hurricane Odile crashed into Los Cabos resorts in the northwest, taking down trees with powerful winds. The “dangerous” hurricane, a category three storm on the five-level...

The giant power plug used for floating wind turbines is pretty damn cool

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This is the MacArtney 11kV, 400 amp wet mate connector, a plug " eliminates the need to bring cables to the surface by wet mating and de-mating cable infrastructure, wave energy converters, tidal energy converters and floating wind turbines." I just find it fun because it kind of looks like a regular 120v plug. Read more...

'Dangerous' hurricane hits Mexico Pacific resorts

Hurricane Odile crashed into northwestern Mexico's Los Cabos resorts on Sunday, taking down trees with powerful winds as thousands of tourists hunkered down in luxury hotels converted into shelters. The "dangerous" category three storm...Show More Summary

Climate Change For The Birds

There is a lot of noise about the impacts of wind and solar power plants on birds. That noise overlooks the much worse impacts in general of all human-made infrastructure on birds. And the much much worse impacts in particular of conventional fossil and nuclear generation on birds. Show More Summary

Offshore Wind power: Even Germany Can’t get it Right

Eric Worrall writes: According to Breitbart, Germany’s flagship Bard 1 offshore wind farm has turned into a bottomless money pit, with stakeholders frantically lawyering up, scrambling to pin the blame and ongoing money hemorrhage onto other parties. BARD Offshore 1 is a 400 megawatt (MW) North Sea offshore wind farm encompassing 80 5-megawatt turbines. Construction…

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