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Cloudy Outlook

Clean energy investment drops in first quarter Maybe it’s just the Jim Cramer Effect. Two years ago, the demonstrative investment specialist and star of CNBC’s “Mad Money” offered suggestions for cautious investment in businesses within the renewable energy world. While recommending companies like First Solar and NRG, he highlighted the temperament and unpredictability of the […]

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Solar Express

Moroccan superplant at the door to the desert Renewables are cropping up everywhere nowadays, and it appears that they are here to stay in many forms. Wind power in Ireland, Poland’s biomass-heavy proposal, and even tidal power in the UK have caught national attention recently and often. On Wednesday, the original renewable energy source resurfaced at the […]

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Research on Possible New Photovoltaic Technology

In the July issue of Electrical Apparatus, Engineering Editor Richard L. Nailen writes that “research continues into ways of enhancing array efficiency and reliability” while “the advent of the Smart Grid has increased the need for more effective means of integrating renewable energy sources into distribution systems” (29). The article goes in depth on the […]

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California produced the most solar power in 2013

Solar Energy Industries Association released their 2013 Top Ten Solar States list. States are ranked based on solar capacity installed in 2013. It also includes the number of megawatts installed per state, number of houses powered per megawatt of solar added and fun factoids for each state.   California came in at number 1 with 2745.8 […]

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Schneider Electric powering Shedd Aquarium’s solar installation

Schneider Electric, a global energy management company, and the Shedd Aquarium, the world’s largest indoor public aquarium, recently unveiled a new solar installation, the largest of any Illinois cultural institution. Located on the roof of the Shedd’s Oceanarium in Chicago, the installation is a component of the first phase of the organization’s Master Energy Roadmap, a […]

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