Tagged Efficiency

Driving energy efficiency investment beyond 2020

By Clare Taylor With rising GDP, the European Union is once again at risk of missing the 2020 targets for energy efficiency, and yet more ambitious targets for 2030 lie ahead. Regulation, especially for energy efficiency in buildings, is already driving demand, according to the European Investment Bank, with commercial banks acting as aggregators. Peter…

NEM Review 2018: More renewables, greater efficiency, less emissions

By Ric Brazzale A detailed review of Australia’s main grid for 2018 shows a big increase in renewables, gains in efficiency, lower demand, and a substantial fall in emissions. The post NEM Review 2018: More renewables, greater efficiency, less emissions appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

Why Electric Vehicles Are Great Winter Cars

By Guest Contributor Winter is not the easiest season for getting around. Electric cars, like cars with internal combustion engines, function less efficiently in the cold. But while we accept and ignore the limitations of traditional vehicles, reports from groups like AAA misrepresent cold weather concerns about electric vehicles, fueling anxiety about vehicle range. The…

Why M&V Using IoT is Helping Transform the Energy Efficiency Industry

By Duane Kobayashi Measurement and Verification (M&V) has commonly been used to quantify energy consumption changes in energy efficiency projects. The challenge? How can one inexpensively deploy M&V devices, while also minimize staff time in creating usable data sets for energy-efficiency analysis? The industry’s adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) highlights what’s to come.IPMVP…..

MIT Researchers Find Path for Flexible Perovskite Solar Cells

By Ryan Austin Researchers now understand how to increase efficiency of flexible solar cells A team of researchers from MIT, with assistance from UC San Diego, have taken us one step closer to commercializing perovskite solar cells, a technology that is cheaper, more flexible, and easier to manufacture than crystalline solar cells used in conventional…

Best Solar Panels

By Ryan Austin Compare our picks for the 4 best solar panels for your home in 2019 If you are looking for the best solar panels for your home in 2019 then the lowest priced options may be the most appealing. However, there are certain situations where a specialized panel might make more sense. The…

New SunPower Oregon Facility Is Now Producing 19% Efficient Solar Panels

By Joshua S Hill Silicon Valley-based solar manufacturer SunPower has finally returned to manufacturing in the United States as it announced on Thursday its newly-acquired Hillsboro, Oregon facility is now assembling the company’s high-quality 19% efficient Performance Series solar panel (P19 or P-Series) for US commercial customers. Read Full Article Here For more great articles:…

Ameresco develops 110-kW rooftop solar project at Rhode Island College

By Billy Ludt Ameresco, energy efficiency and renewable energy company, announced the completion of its latest collaboration with Rhode Island College to install a 110.9-kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system on the rooftop of Donovan Dining Center. The $300,000 project is expected to save the college more than $231,000 in energy costs over the next 15…

Ohio governor taps wind critic Randazzo as utility commission chair #OH

By National Wind Watch Dive Brief: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, R, on Monday, named energy attorney and lobbyist Samuel Randazzo as the new chairman of the Public Utility Commission of Ohio (PUCO), sparking criticism from renewable energy advocates and environmentalists. Randazzo, a former lobbyist for industrial energy consumers, has worked against wind development in Ohio…

Former SolarWorld facility in Oregon now officially transitioned to SunPower P-Series module production

By Kelly Pickerel In October 2018, SunPower acquired the SolarWorld Americas facility in Hillsboro, Oregon, making good on its commitment to invest in American manufacturing. Just four months later, SunPower is assembling its high-quality 19% efficient Performance Series solar panel (P19 or P-Series) for commercial customers in the U.S. factory, leveraging U.S.-made automated stringing equipment…

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