Daily Archives: August 8, 2015

2016 Volkswagen e-Golf SE Priced at $29,815

By Editorial Staff The Volkswagen e-Golf is about to get a lot more competitive with the market-leading Nissan LEAF, thanks to the addition of a new SE entry-level model. The 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf SE will start at $29,815 including destination before incentives. This model is analogous to the top trim levels of gasoline and diesel…

Q&A: Best practices for solar battery backup installation

By Kathie Zipp In a recent webinar Bob Magyar, senior business development executive for VARTA Storage Group, and Mark Iannucci, founder of Emergency Management Consulting and Training, discussed the state of battery storage in the U.S. Here’s a recap of their Q&A with listeners. You can watch the full Read Full Article Here For more…

Commercial Scale Solar Comes To LA’s Eastside

By Roy L Hales Originally published on The ECOreport. Since the Clean LA program was launched in 2013, 14 projects, with a total of 7.1 MW of rooftop solar capacity, have been connected to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s grid. More than 2,000 people have been employed and an estimated 2.7 Read…

The Politics Behind One State’s Geothermal GSHP

By Roy L Hales Originally published on the ECOreport. At least 2,015 North Carolinian homes and buildings have taken out permits to use vertical closed-loop geothermal systems. This is only one of several geothermal technologies used for heating and cooling purposes, and over 10,500 units have claimed the NC Renewable Energy Investment Tax Credit. Read…

Holtec and Mitsubishi Electric partnering to advance SMR-160 small modular reactor program

By mmillikin Diversified energy technology company Holtec is partnering with the US subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation—Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. (MEPPI)—to develop the instrumentation and control solution for Holtec’s small modular reactor SMR-160. MEPPI will perform the design engineering work effort for the SMR-160 digital instrumentation and control system (DCS) and Read Full Article…

SunEdison + NASCAR = Solar Hi-Tech Teamup

By Tina Casey Originally published on Gas2. NASCAR is awash in tradition when it comes to pushing the limits of stock car performance, but that hasn’t stopped the US auto racing organization from latching on to emerging cleantech hand over fist. In the latest move, NASCAR has just announced its first official Solar Read Full…

Wind Orchard Energy — Chasing Wind… For Electric Cars

By Guest Contributor My journey dates back over 15 years. I now call it “chasing wind.” This path stemmed out of frustration with the small wind industry, which was not adopting the technologies that big wind had perfected. At that point in time, the small wind manufactures were selling turbine technology that was Read Full…

What We Need is a Robot to Charge Our Electric Car?

By Gordon Smith The snake like robot charge head first senses it environment then heads for the charge port on the car. The post What We Need is a Robot to Charge Our Electric Car? appeared first on Solar Thermal Magazine. Related posts: For more great articles: Solar Thermal Magazine

The Incredible Value of Solar Powered Air Conditioning

By Gordon Smith The sun itself is one of the major sources of energy for all life on earth so why can we not use it as free fuel for not just heating and electricity but cooling? The post The Incredible Value of Solar Powered Air Conditioning appeared first on For more great articles: Solar…

Blittersdorf proposes two 500-foot wind turbines in Irasburg #VT

By National Wind Watch One of the state’s most prominent renewable energy developers is proposing to build more wind power in a region of Vermont that has been divided over such projects for years. David Blittersdorf wants to erect two wind turbines on a Northeast Kingdom ridgeline in the 1,100-person town of Irasburg and Read…

Tommy tells Carnlough pupils the turbine’s tale #NIR

By National Wind Watch Pupils at Carnlough Controlled Integrated Primary School recently received their copies of Tommy the Turbine, a new educational publication,a fictional story about a little wind turbine, written by author Pauline Davison. The publication has been sponsored by ABO Wind NI which is involved in a number of renewable energy projects Read…

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