Oklahoma’s Wind Power Development Strategy

Oklahoma’s Wind Power Development Strategy

by Sharryn Dotson, Online Editor, Power Engineering | September 4, 2012 | Post Your Comment

Once known for oil and gas production, Oklahoma has quickly established itself as a major player in the wind power generation industry. Today the state is taking advantage of its abundant natural resources with rapid development o… Full Article

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SEIA Sheds Light on Tax Treatment of Solar Financing

by Rhone Resch, SEIA | September 4, 2012 | Post Your Comment

There has been a lot of dialogue about the future of solar financing and the tax treatment of various solar financing scenarios, and we at the Solar Energy Industries Association hope to contribute additional clarity to that discu… Full Article

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Teaching a Microbe to Make Fuel

by David Chandler, MIT | September 3, 2012 | Post Your Comment

A humble soil bacterium called Ralstonia eutropha has a natural tendency, whenever it is stressed, to stop growing and put all its energy into making complex carbon compounds. Now scientists at MIT have taught this microbe a new t… Full Article

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Eco-friendly Farming: Sowing the Seeds of Renewable Energy

by Ysabel Yates, Contributor | September 1, 2012 | 12 Comments

Twelve percent of global greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture, and six to nine percent of farm expenses are energy related. Full Article

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PV System Values: Solar Energy Needs Electrical Storage Now

by Joseph McCabe, PE | August 31, 2012 | 6 Comments

Dramatic cost reduction in photovoltaics (PV), combined with lower electrical storage costs from batteries for the automotive industry, are creating new business opportunities for grid-tied PV systems that include energy storage. … Full Article

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Solar Energy in the Central Valley and the Chicken and Egg Challenge

by Carl Zichella, NRDC | September 4, 2012 | Post Your Comment

Over the past several years thousands of megawatts of renewable energy projects have been approved for construction on both public and private lands in California. The main development areas have been the Mojave Desert and Carriz… Full Article

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Why Isn’t the Deep South Green? Or Is It?

by Elisa Wood | September 4, 2012 | 1 Comment

Everyone is seeking the elusive killer app that will revolutionize energy. Most expect it to be a high tech gadget, or new form of generation or a way to finally store mass quantities of electricity. Not anthropologist Susan Mazur… Full Article

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