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Renewable Energy Review: United Kingdom
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Developers, manufacturers, investors and other renewable energy industry stakeholders need to know where the next big market is going to be so that they can adjust their business decisions accordingly.

The Detroit Power Outage: A Lesson for Cities about Microgrids
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The Detroit Power Outage brought eight hours of hardship to Detroit on Dec. 2 — hardship that could have been averted with microgrids.

Russian Far East Continues Ramping Up Renewables Capacity, Yet Uncertainty Looms
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Russia’s public joint stock company RAO (Energiceskije sistemy Vostoka), the largest power holding in the Russian Far East, has announced PJSC (Xelios Strategije) will take on building a 1-MW solar power plant in the settlement of Batagaij Verxojansk in the far-off permafrost republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

Belfast Ecovillage: Largest Community-Initiated Solar Installation in Maine
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Back in 2008, a dedicated group of people were creating a vision for a multigenerational community that would be an innovative housing option for rural Midcoast Maine. The result was Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage, a 36-unit community with clustered homes on 42-acres, that use 90 percent less energy for space heating. Individual homes are smaller b

Illinois Solar Gets Closer to Game Time
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The Illinois solar market is marching ahead to an eventful 2015. *Recent action on the Supplemental Procurement Plan means solar energy system owners should look for the Illinois SREC market to come to fruition very soon. Earlier this month, the Illinois Commerce Commission released a draft Proposed Order on the Illinois Power Agency’s (IPA) Supple

Germany to Help Finance Chile’s First Solar-Thermal Power Plant
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Germany will provide funds to build Chile’s first solar-thermal power plant, a $1.2 billion project, as the Latin American nation expands its sources of renewable energy.

Researchers Developing Affordable Flow Battery Technology
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The wind and sun can produce great amounts of power, but it can usually only be harnessed when it’s windy and the sun is shining. Researchers at Grand Valley State University and Ann Arbor-based Vinazene are working to change that by creating a new type of flow battery technology that will allow the capture, collection and storage of energy through organic compounds.

Transforming the Grid with Clean Energy — Reliably — Every Day
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Despite years of successful experience, dozens of studies, and increasing utility support for clean energy, urban myth holds that electricity from renewable energy is unreliable. Yet over 75,000 megawatts (MW) of wind and solar power have been integrated, reliably, into the nation’s electric grid to date. That’s enough electricity to supply 17.9 million homes.

Listen Up: What Influences People to Install Rooftop Solar?
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Ahhh. The Holy Grail of Customer Acquisition. Maybe it's low price ... great company reputation ... special technology ... brand name products ... ubiquitous marketing? I've tried all of them and they all work, to a degree. But these tactics are not cheap, consistent or scalable.

Duke Prepares Distributed Solar Program in South Carolina
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Duke Energy and other utilities in South Carolina are preparing a plan for developing distributed solar in the state on the heels of a net metering agreement announced last week. The utility plan will be delivered to the state public utilities commission in February, and after a few months of expected PUC deliberation, Duke will begin implementation “immediately,” according to Ryan Mosier, a spokesperson for the utility.

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