Can Areva’s Solar CSP Be Integrated With a Fossil Fuel Plant?

GTM SOLAR WEEKLY | Tuesday, February 7, 2012 Can Areva’s Solar CSP Be Integrated With a Fossil Fuel Plant? Solar thermal hybrids create the chimera of a solar-augmented coal or natural gas plant. Does it make sense? Clean Power Finance Moves Big Numbers Into PV With Vivint Solar Deal CPF?s …

Solar Firms Setting New Records in Efficiency and Performance

News Solar Solar Firms Setting New Records in Efficiency and Performance Eric Wesoff – February 7, 2012 Despite dark times, record photovoltaic module performance across all materials systems, from CdTe to c-Si to CPV to CIGS to GaAs Fisker Halts Work, Lays off Workers as It Renegotiates DOE Loan Jeff …

Why Aren’t Those Wind Turbines Turning?

It’s called curtailment—and it could be costing the nation a lot of green energy and green money. . Some 292,000 megawatt-hours of wind power were curtailed by the Midwest transmission system operator in 2009; in 2010, that figure jumped to about 824,000 megawatt-hours. At a rule-of-thumb 7 cents per kilowatt-hour, …