Daily Archives: January 7, 2016

NYC Citi Bike Program Served Up 10 Million Rides In 2015

By Steve Hanley Originally published on Gas2. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on New Year’s Eve that his city’s bicycle sharing network, known as Citi Bike, was used by riders 10 million times in 2015. There are currently 7,500 bicycles in the system, which added 2,400 bikes and 138 new docking Read Full…

Are your solar projects ready for El Niño flooding?

By Kathie Zipp Harvey Stephens, WWS Solar projects across the country need to take precautions now By Harvey Stephens, Vice President of Operations at World Wind & Solar In the drought-stricken Southwest, most have been praying for rain. Conveniently, El Niño is now here to alleviate those parched concerns. While this winter could bring Read…

Autonomous Single Passenger Electric Drone Unveiled At CES

By Steve Hanley Originally published on Gas2. Disruption is the hot concept in transportation these days. Everyone from Elon Musk to Paul Elio think he has invented the next new thing, the idea that will stand everything we know about getting from here to there on its head. Meet the mother of all Read Full…

Flexiwatts — Say What?

By Rocky Mountain Institute Originally published on RMI Outlet. By Titiaan Palazzi and Sam Ramirez We are accustomed to buying our electricity from utilities: they provide us with power; we pay for it. To reduce our utility bill, we can reduce our electricity demand with efficiency (these negawatts have considerable value), or install distributed Read…

Why James Hansen Is Wrong About Nuclear Power

By Zachary Shahan During COP21, I published a long article explaining why James Hansen’s idea that nuclear energy is the way forward to stop global warming is so ridiculous. Christopher Arcus also wrote a long response. Now, Joe Romm, PhD, has written an article with the exact same title as above (“Why James Read Full…

Tesla Sales Growth vs Historical Porsche Sales Growth

By Zachary Shahan Originally published on EV Obsession. I was sucked into a corner of the internet perusing a thread (okay, several threads) on the Tesla Motors Club forum yesterday. Two clever historians (of sorts) posted some things I founded quite fascinating, so I’m sharing them here as well. Interestingly, going back in Read Full…

N-Type PERT Solar Module Sets New Power Output Record

By ST Staff Writers The peak output power (Pmax) of HT-SAAE’s independently developed “Milky Way” N-type PERT solar module (based on 60 pieces of 156mm*156mm) reached up to 345.7Wp. The post N-Type PERT Solar Module Sets New Power Output Record appeared first on Solar Thermal Magazine. Related posts: For more great articles: Solar Thermal Magazine

Rooftop Solar Slides Downward In Nevada; SolarCity To Cut 550 Jobs

By Glenn Meyers Nevada may be considered an excellent location for producing solar electricity, but only if you happen to be this state’s solo power utility, Nevada Energy. The once-popular idea of placing solar panels on rooftops in order to feed the grid as a distributed energy producer in order to receive compensation Read Full…

KISCO acquires Specialty Coating Systems

By Michelle Froese KISCO Ltd., an international supplier of high-quality materials and services, has announced its acquisition of Specialty Coating Systems (SCS), a global provider of Parylene coating services and technologies. Parylene is a thin coating often used on circuit boards that can go into moist environments. Both well-recognized brands, KISCO has been operating Read…

New Green Banking Training Program Launched by the Renewables Academy AG

By Press Release Through the “Green Banking” trainings, professionals from private and public institutions involved or interested in financing green energy projects will gain specific knowledge in technologies, financial schemes, risk evaluation, mitigation measures and access to international Climate Funds. The post New Green Banking Training Program Launched by the Renewables Academy Read Full Article…

CPP and other drivers will change utility asset values

By Paul Dvorak This article, from law and consulting firm The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) final Clean Power Plan (CPP) rule will drive shifts in market prices and unit dispatch that will significantly impact generation asset values, especially in coal-intensive regions such as western PJM Interconnection LLC, Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Read Full Article Here…

Getting To 100% Renewable Energy In the US

By Adam Johnston Getting to 100% renewable energy in the US by 2050 is a goal that is gaining traction among the US public. Reports from many environmental organizations have been written on how to get to this target, including from Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Foundation. After last year’s COP21 conference, the Read Full…

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