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The DOE released a report indicating that wind energy accounted for 43% of new electricity added to the U.S. electric grid in 2012. The wind capacity added was double what was installed in 2011.
Date: 08/06/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Conversion
In response to the Fukushima disaster, the Chinese government has suspended construction of nuclear reactors and increased wind energy production. In 2012, wind farms produced 2 percent more energy than nuclear plants did, representing an overall explosive growth of 80% per year.
Date: 02/22/2013
Wind turbine manufacturers are turning away from the industry-standard gearboxes and generators in a bid to boost the reliability and reduce the cost of wind power.
Date: 04/27/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Energy Conversion
As the market for ’smart appliances’ is rapidly developing, wireless companies vie to become the standard used in the industry.
Date: 11/13/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Buildings, Smart Grid
America's first wireless Smart Grid network has been deployed in Plumas-Sierra county, California, using TV White Space spectrum as a means to deliver connectivity.
Date: 06/30/2010
Type: Blog
In a new report from CTIA, the wireless industry's lobbying organization, the group argues that widespread adoption of wireless technologies has the potential to save billions of energy dollars, conserve water, and reduce urban traffic congestion.
Date: 10/13/2011
Type: News
The World Bank announced the increase in financing to renewable energy projects, specifically for energy efficiency, which accounts for 40% of the total lending.
Date: 09/16/2009
Type: News
A report by the Carbon Disclosure Project shows that many cities around the world are taking big steps to improve their energy efficiency and sustainability, even though nations struggle to forge a global response to climate change.
Date: 06/21/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
Last year 31,100 megawatts of solar PV was installed worldwide, which pushed the global PV capacity above 100,000 megawatts. Germany, Italy, and China are the global leaders with the highest amount of megawatts generated by PV.
Date: 08/01/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Cogentrix secures DOE loan for world's largest concentrating solar photovoltaic plant to be built in southern-central Colorado.
Date: 09/13/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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