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Archive for December, 2011

Geothermal Energy | Home Energy Source Alternatives ” Are We Ready For Geothermal Energy

Modern geothermal systems which are sometimes referred to as ground-source heat pumps rely on the natural heat of the earth in heating or cooling the building or home interior. The first generation of heat pump systems of this type went into operation during the 1940s. The main drawback of this early generation of geothermal systems is their steep price. It also required a large land area for its    .. more …

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Electric Car | Pflugerville Gets New Electric Car Charging Station

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas — Pflugerville is getting a new electric car charging station.The station opens Friday and is located on the corner of East Pecan Street and SH 130. A ceremony took place at 4p.m.The station is the first part of a renewable energy park which aims to attract green technology companies to Pflugerville. According to Colin Touhey, the CEO of Pvilion, the company that built the    .. more …

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Wind Energy | Finavera Wind Energy Grants Options

VANCOUVER , Dec. 29, 2011 /CNW/ – Finavera Wind Energy Inc. (“Finavera” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: FVR.V – News ) announced today that the Company has granted 250,000 incentive stock options to a director. The share purchase options entitle the holder to purchase up to 250,000 common shares of the capital stock of the Company at a price of $0.65 per share for a period of five years.The issuance of    .. more …

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Biomass | Algal Biomass Organization Engages K&L Gates To Help Advocate For U.S. Algae Industry

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) has taken a major step in its evolution as the trade association for the U.S. algae industry by engaging the Washington, D.C. office of the global law firm, KL Gates LLP . The firm will help ABO in its efforts to educate federal policy makers about the growing potential for algae biofuels and the role they will play in U.S. energy    .. more …

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Geothermal Energy | Advantages And Disdvantages Of Renewable Energy

One advantage unique to renewable energy but not fully appreciated is the phonemon of community renewable power project. Community renewables projects can be a great force for social cohesion, and they can create a wide range of social benefits that transcend the economics of a particular project. These advantages include decreased dependence on foreign natural gas and oil, a power infrastructure    .. more …

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Wind Energy | Wind Energy Is Turning Out New Fields Of Study In Texas

When Antonio Lara enrolled at Texas Tech University in 2010 as an undergraduate, he was looking for a growth field with opportunities in Texas and around the world.Lara, 32, was one of the first students on board for the university’s undergraduate program in wind energy, which officially started this fall.”I knew it was a growing industry,” Lara said. “It feels good to know that you are doing    .. more …

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Wind Energy | Western Wind Energy Corp. – 30 MW Mesa Wind Farm Executes New PPA

Toronto Stock Exchange (Venture) Symbol: “WND”OTCQX Symbol: “WNDEF”Issued and Outstanding: 60,125,811 VANCOUVER , Dec. 22, 2011 /CNW/ – Western Wind Energy Corp. – ( Toronto Venture Exchange – “WND”) (OTCQX – “WNDEF”), is pleased to announce that our producing 30 MW Mesa Wind Farm located near Palm Springs, California has executed a new Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”) with a major California    .. more …

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Solar Power | Home Solar Power

Photovoltaic Technology The creation of the Solar Cell made it possible for us to tap into the enormous amounts of solar energy that the Sun emits to produce electricity. Initially Solar Cells which were Selenium based were not very efficient but hinted to the possibilities of the technology if better materials could be found. When Silicon Solar Cells made their debut, the viability of converting    .. more …

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Sustainable Energy | Future Energy Solutions Are Renewable And Sustainable

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Also, the sun releases one thousand watts of energy per square meter. This energy is exactly the same all over the globe which is available to all of us and is a renewable supply on an ongoing basis.At the current time the problem with using solar energy on a high yield level required to supply large areas, is that at this point in time, the technology simply does not exist to adequately harness    .. more …

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Wind Energy | Wind Energy Training On A Small Scale

Wind training is not as readily available to this classification of people because of the rural areas where they live. The first step that should be taken in receiving basic training on single wind turbines is to order the Consumer’s Guide to Small Wind Electric Systems, a 23-page manual distributed by the U.S. Department of Energy to get a feel on what wind energy is all about for property    .. more …

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