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San Francisco Bay Bridge Celebrates 75 Years With LED Light Up

To commemorate 75 years of the San Francisco Bay Bridge, an $8 million public art installation will light up the iconic structure for the next two years. Conceived by creative agency head, Ben Davis, and designed by New York-based artist Leo Villareal, Bay Lights will see the San Fran bridge illuminated by 25,000 white LED […]

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January 30th, 2013 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Technology | Read More »

Japan planning world’s largest offshore wind farm

Nearly two years after a massive offshore earthquake and the tsunami which devastated the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor and the mostly agricultural communities that surrounded it, the Japanese Agency for Natural Resources and Energy has unveiled plans to build the world’s largest offshore wind farm adjacent to the disaster zone. The initiative comes part of […]

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January 29th, 2013 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Technology,Wind | Read More »

Wind Powered Battery Storage Pilots in Texas

Duke Energy Renewables has developed a way of saving extra power generated by batteries at its Notrees Windpower Project in Texas. The $44 million battery-storage system holds excess energy from the 153-megawatt Notrees farm and releases it when power supplies dip. This innovation is particularly helpful because winds often blow more strongly at night, when […]

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January 28th, 2013 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Technology,Wind | Read More »

Fonroche Energie collaborates on Indian solar PV project

The French clean energy company Fonroche Energie will be working with the $15.9 billion Indian company Mahindra Group to develop the 5MW solar PV project in Gajner Village, Bikaner, Rajasthan under the country’s National Solar Mission Phase 1, Batch II. It will be the first two projects with a total capacity of 20MWp and was […]

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January 22nd, 2013 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

France starts the second offshore round

On 8 January, the French government declared the second bidding round for offshore wind farms off the French coast. This time a total of 1,000 MW are up for tender, divided into two farms. These are the sites Le Tréport in the English Channel and the newly added area Noirmoutier south of the Saint-Nazaire project […]

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January 17th, 2013 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Technology,Wind | Read More »

First Solar begins construction of new California solar plant

The Campo Verde solar project will create 250 construction jobs and generate $230 million dollars for the local economy. The plant will have a generation capacity of around 139MW and is located near El Centro in Imperial County, California. The project is expected to be completed sometime this year. A county study estimates its value […]

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January 15th, 2013 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics | Read More »

European Investment Bank finances EnBW Baltic 2 wind farm

EnBW Baltic 2 is being developed by German company EnBW Erneuerbare Energien GmbH and the funding deal was signed this week in Karlsruhe. The wind farm consists of 80 wind turbines installed within an area of 27 square kilometres, 32 km north of the island of Rügen. This is a particularly demanding location for an […]

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January 14th, 2013 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Technology,Wind | Read More »

Aggie Bus- the wirelessly charged electric bus

Wireless charging is the way ahead, and we’ve been proclaiming it to be so since quite a while now. Using this concept, Utah State University’s Wireless Power Transfer team came up with a feasible way to mass transportation that could soon give cities a cleaner way to move commuters around. Called the Aggie Bus, this […]

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January 8th, 2013 | Posted in _featured slider,Gadgets,MARKETING | Read More »

600 MW wind farm in Romania finalised

The final wind turbine for Fantanele/Cogealac wind farm in Romania was connected to the regional grid in late November. CEZ Group´s 600 MW wind farm thus is now in full operation and is producing enough cleaner energy to power more than one million Romanian households each year. The project utilizes 240 GE 2.5 MW wind […]

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December 20th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Technology,Wind | Read More »

200 MW of solar power projects in Rajasthan

The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL) has again invited proposal from any interested company or bidding consortium for setting up 100 MW of solar PV projects and 100 MW of solar thermal projects under the Rajasthan Solar Policy 2011. The selection of these solar power projects shall be through a tariff based competitive bidding […]

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December 18th, 2012 | Posted in _featured slider,INDUSTRY,Solar PhotoVoltaics,Technology | Read More »

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