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Renewables on the Rise in the United States - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The latest energy infrastructure update report by the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Ferc) has revealed that renewable energy accounts for 40.61% of all new energy generation capacity added so far this year.
Ferc’s calculations – which only include utility-scale solar and omit distributed generation – also reveal that renewable additions to the U.S.’s power mix …Read More

More Homeowners are Choosing Solar - Friday, October 17, 2014

John Sarver was the first in his suburban East Lansing neighborhood to put solar panels on his roof. A wind turbine, he said, really wasn’t viable.
He said he invested about $9,000 in a small kit four years ago. It cuts about 20% off his utility bill.
But if he were to buy the same system today, …Read More

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced $25 million in funding to advance concentrating solar power (CSP) system technologies. This investment will fund research and development projects to improve the performance and increase the efficiency of all components of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants, ultimately lowering the cost of solar electricity.
“Investments …Read More

Utility Ameren Builds Solar Power Plant - Thursday, October 2, 2014

Construction crews are getting close to finishing work on Ameren Missouri`s new solar power plant in O`Fallon, Missouri.
In what used to be a 20 acre beanfield, workers have been building the O`Fallon Renewable Energy Center, an almost six Megawatt power plant, consisting of 19,000 solar panels.
Construction is about 80 percent complete.
“We are moving away …Read More