ELECTRIC CAR SALES HAVE DOUBLED

Posted by Industry News on Jul 25, 2013

The sales of electric vehicles (EVs) have skyrocketed in the face of soaring gas prices. More and more consumers are placing more value not having to fill up at the pump, opting instead to plug in. Comparing Q1 and Q2 of 2013 to their 2012 counterparts, electric car sales have more than doubled, and 36% of all EVs on the road have been purchased within the past 6 months – perhaps a sign of the technology maturing.
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HYDROPOWER: ADVANCED ENERGY'S LESSER-KNOWN POWERHOUSE

Posted by Industry News on Jul 24, 2013

With all the attention garnered by solar, wind, and geothermal energy, it may be surprising to learn that hydropower accounts for more electricity production than all of the aforementioned forms of energy – combined.
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CALIFORNIA AMONG TOP STATES FOR SOLAR POWER

Posted by Industry News on Jul 24, 2013

According to a new study by the Environment America Research and Policy Center (EARPC), California ranks 6th in the country for per-capita installations for solar electric energy generators. The top five include: Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, New Jersey, and New Mexico. Additionally, The Golden State finishes 1st in cumulative solar-electric installations – with over 2,900 megawatts, and 1st in photo-voltaic installations as well.
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CUTTING TO SAVE: LIMITING POWER AT PEAK TIMES BENEFITS POWER GRIDS

Posted by Industry News on Jul 22, 2013

In a response to the onslaught of sweltering summer heat waves, many cities are ramping up programs that conserve peak-time energy consumption to help provide a buffer between the US’s complex electrical grids and outages or astronomical price jumps.
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SOITEC SETS NEW PERFORMANCE RECORDS FOR CPV

Posted by Industry News on Jul 18, 2013

Soitec is deploying large-scale concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) systems, thanks in part to vertical integration of the solar systems, an ability to manufacture on the large scale, and innovations in efficiency. In May, Soitec's cells hit a record 43.6 percent efficiency. It is aiming for 50 percent efficiency within the next few years. Soitec panels are in use in the Newberry Solar 1 project in San Bernadino County, which is so far California's largest CPV project. Greentech Media reports:
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INVESTMENT IN RENEWABLE ENERGY UP WORLDWIDE

Posted by Industry News on Jul 17, 2013

Wind and solar energy are both set for fast-paced growth over the next few years. Investment in technologies like wind, solar, and electric vehicles is up 22% over Q1 2013. Additionally, according to the latest market reports from the International Energy Agency, renewables are expected continue to grow over the next five years– finishing second only to coal in net power generation.
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CEO GRAHAM RICHARD RESPONDS TO NOMINATION OF BINZ FOR FERC CHAIR

Posted by Graham Richard on Jul 16, 2013

Advanced Energy Economy // Jul 16, 2013
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AMERICAN WIND EXPANDS IN NEW MEXICO, MINNESOTA, NORTH DAKOTA

Posted by Industry News on Jul 10, 2013

Wind energy is taking off in major ways – with Minnesota, North Dakota, and New Mexico becoming the latest states to enter the development stages for massive wind farms.
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'SOLAR IMPULSE' ACHIEVES FIRST EVER CROSS-COUNTRY SOLAR POWERED FLIGHT

Posted by Industry News on Jul 9, 2013

On Saturday, the “Solar Impulse” experimental airplane lifted the potential for solar energy technology to new heights. The plane touched down at New York’s JFK International Airport, marking the completion of an unprecedented 5,650km journey over the United States. Known as the ‘Across America’ project, the Solar Impulse team noted that, “[this is] the first time a plane capable of flying day and night – powered exclusively by solar energy – has crossed the USA from West to East coast, without using a single drop of fuel.”
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Cutting To Save: Limiting Power At Peak Times Benefits Power Grids

Posted by Industry News on Jul 9, 2013

In a response to the onslaught of sweltering summer heat waves, many cities areramping up programs that conserve peak-time energy consumption to help providea buffer between the US's complex electrical grids and outages or astronomicalprice jumps.
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DOMESTIC FUEL AND ALTERNATIVE ENERGY MAGAZINE COVER AEE'S REACTION TO OBAMA PLAN

Posted by Industry News on Jul 9, 2013

In a speech Tuesday at Georgetown University, President Obama unveiled an ambitious new climate action plan to curb pollution and increase the amount of renewable energy installed in the US. Obama called to put an end to the "dumping of carbon pollution" with the first-ever federal regulations on heat-trapping gases emitted by new and existing power plants.
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NEW DATABASE PROVIDES A WINDOW INTO PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSIONS IN ALL 50 U.S. STATES

Posted by Eric Fitz on Jul 9, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), a national business organization representing the advanced energy industry, today unveiled a "Public Utility Commission Portal," an online database that provides insight into the official bodies responsible for energy regulation in the 50 states. The site also includes key energy data for each state and a comparison tool that allows users to analyze states side by side.
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DUTCH UNIVERSITY DEMONSTRATES FIRST FAMILY-SIZE SOLAR POWERED SEDAN

Posted by Industry News on Jul 5, 2013

Solar Team Eindhoven (STE), a student-led design bureau at the Eindhoven University of Technology has created the world’s first “full-size” solar car.
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UK RAISES THE BAR: LONDON ARRAY WIND FARM IS NOW WORLD'S LARGEST

Posted by Industry News on Jul 5, 2013

This week’s opening of the London Array marked the completion of the daunting project to build the largest offshore wind farm in the world. The decade-long venture has involved three national governments and scores of corporate contractors – but may change the way the world perceives wind energy.
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