• Building-Integrated Solar Air Heating Systems Proving Popular

    Updated: 2014-04-17 15:02:00
    For some parts of the United States, such as Upper Michigan, the winter of 2013-14 was the coldest in recorded history. In Marquette, for example, the average temperature was a tundra-like 7.5 degrees. Well, what if I told you that it’s possible to cut your building’s energy use (in some cases by up to half), while protecting the environment, too?

  • River Cottage goes for sustainable biomass heating

    Updated: 2014-04-16 01:00:00
    River Cottage has rebuilt its damaged buildings after a devastating fire in early 2012, choosing a Windhager biomass wood pellet boiler as the form of sustainable heating. The famous property near Axminster in Devon is well known for its promotion of environmentally friendly living, endorsed by celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

  • Record breaking 800m ground source probe

    Updated: 2014-04-16 01:00:00
    REHAU has installed its high pressure RAUGEO ground source energy probe at a reported record breaking depth of 800m as part of an innovative project for Energy SdWest AG in Landau in der Pfalz, Germany.

  • CEO of German Utility RWE Says It Should Have Invested in Renewable Energy Sooner

    Updated: 2014-04-15 14:46:00
    What’s a beleaguered utility to do when forced by the government to close its profitable nuclear power plants?

  • NIBE announces extended heat pump warranty to match RHI

    Updated: 2014-04-15 01:00:00
    Following the launch of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), NIBE has extended the warranty on key products across its heat pump and biomass ranges to seven years. The new industry-leading warranty period was unveiled at NIBE's national installer conference, alongside other new developments including an interactive online RHI payment calculator and an attractive loyalty scheme for installers.

  • EAL learners to benefit from professional membership

    Updated: 2014-04-15 01:00:00
    Plumbing and heating learners taking EAL qualifications are a step closer to professional accreditation, after the awarding organisation received official recognition from CIPHE.

  • Help with domestic RHI

    Updated: 2014-04-15 01:00:00
    Help is at hand for installers wanting to take advantage of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

  • 'The Barracks' wins LABC NW Building Excellence Award

    Updated: 2014-04-15 01:00:00
    A refurbishment project in Bury that saw exemplary teamwork between contractors Servistec and air conditioning supplier Powrmatic, has won the Best Small Commercial Building category in the LABC North West Building Excellence Awards 2014. 'The Barracks' project was also a finalist in the Best Change of Use of an Existing Building or Conversion category. The project will now go through to the National finals.

  • Biomass training courses for 2014

    Updated: 2014-04-15 01:00:00
    Windhager UK has announced new training course dates as demand for biomass installations are set to rocket in 2014. The extensive range of HETAS certified courses cover multiple biomass appliances and are held in the UK's largest dedicated biomass training centre at Windhager's HQ. There are two or three courses run every month throughout 2014.

  • Bosch hails CHP tax exemption

    Updated: 2014-04-10 01:00:00
    Bosch Commercial has welcomed Chancellor George Osborne's decision to exempt Combined Heat and Power (CHP) from the 'carbon floor price' as part of the 2014 Budget review.

  • Domestic RHI scheme is launched

    Updated: 2014-04-09 01:00:00
    The Government has launched its long awaited domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), which it says will offer homeowners payments to offset the cost of installing low carbon systems in their properties.

  • The Democratizing Promise of Energy Storage

    Updated: 2014-04-04 15:21:00
    While energy storage is a small fraction of total power generation capacity, promising examples suggest that distributed energy storage could change the electricity system during the next decade as fundamentally as distributed renewable energy has in the last decade. Right now, 95 percent of energy storage in the U.S. is water pumped uphill into in

  • From the Editor: Energy Storage Gives Us The Power of Flexibility

    Updated: 2014-03-28 16:20:00
    #rewvideoid=3326897357001# When we consider the rapid rise of energy storage technology that we are witnessing all across the globe, it is key that we remember all of the reasons that this technology is and/or will be a key component in the grid of the future.  Today’s energy storage is not just about having a battery backup for a solar PV system (

  • The Wrong Answer to Tax Reform

    Updated: 2014-03-25 16:39:00
    For many years, and particularly since the Energy Policy Act of 2005, U.S. federal income tax policy has served a dual function as both tax and renewable energy policy. However, last month House Ways and Means Chairman David Camp (R-MI) released an expansive tax reform proposal in which a number of credits and deductions for renewable energy technology were recommended for repeal, effectively rewriting renewable energy policy by a proposed elimination of renewable energy from the federal tax code.

  • Renewables in North Africa: A Nation-By-Nation Report Card

    Updated: 2014-03-25 00:45:00
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  • ExxonMobil Acknowledges Climate Change to Shareholders

    Updated: 2014-03-21 14:03:00
    We don’t cover climate change news all that much here on RenewableEnergyWorld.com. The reason for that is that we view climate change as just one bullet point in a list of reasons why renewable energy make sense: energy independence, grid stability through decentralized generation and resource depletion are also on that list. But yesterday we recei

  • Renewable Energy Brings Out Some Extreme Nimbyism

    Updated: 2014-03-14 20:15:00
    You may have heard of extreme preppers. These are people who spend a large portion of their time preparing themselves, their homes and their families for what they believe is an inevitable disaster resulting from an economic meltdown, the spread of a deadly virus, climate change or another catastrophic event.  And hey, you never know, in the end th

  • Merkel's Green Push Blows Away German Coal-Power Profits

    Updated: 2014-03-14 14:03:00
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel's campaign to limit climate change with an energy system based on renewable sources is cutting into profits of companies that still provide 57 percent of the power that keeps Europe's biggest economy humming.

  • Up All Night: US Senate To Address Climate Change Options

    Updated: 2014-03-10 20:39:00
    More than two dozen legislators are pulling an all-nighter tonight (Monday March 10) on the Senate floor to talk about climate change and what actions must be taken.

  • PJM Grid Operators: We Can Handle 30 Percent Renewable Energy Integration, And Here's How

    Updated: 2014-03-10 16:00:00
    Experts believe that the PJM Interconnection system, which encompasses all or parts of Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia, can handle up to 30 percent of its energy from wind and solar without "any significant reliability issues," assuming transmission upgrades and additional regulation reserves — and at the same time reducing costs and reliance on its costlier conventional generation fleet.

  • Can Solar Power Help Marijuana Growers?

    Updated: 2014-03-07 14:00:00
    The sun has been around for a long time. So has marijuana. Legal pot in the U.S. hasn’t been around for a long time. In fact, earlier this year Colorado became the first state to sell legal marijuana in the U.S. With the country’s—if not the world’s—eyes on Colorado’s new policy, growers are looking for opportunities to better use their profits whi

  • Another Renewables-Limiting Tax Reform Proposal Launches Into Statis

    Updated: 2014-02-28 17:48:00
    This week House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) announced his version of draft legislation to simplify the U.S. tax code, dubbed the "Tax Reform Act of 2014," which has some decidedly negative implications for renewable energy -- that is, if any of it makes it through Congressional compromise.

  • Welcome SEA & The Start of ATC Business Incubation Services

    Updated: 2014-02-26 19:28:25
    Soluciones Energeticas Appropriadas (SEA) is a new, majority woman owned solar business in Xela.  ATC is proud to be providing business incubation services to SEA, the newest and most capable solar business in Guatemala. SEA (pronounced Say-ah) has an office and storefront in Xela + they have solar power solutions from a simple 1 watt […]

  • Solar Financing Models: Swimming Around the Sharks in the Water

    Updated: 2014-02-26 15:39:00
    A panel presentation last Friday at the MIT Energy Conference explored the evolution of financing sources for solar energy, particularly distributed generation, that are bringing new money into the industry.

  • Powering the US with Renewables: A State-By-State Roadmap

    Updated: 2014-02-24 16:43:00
    What does it take to convert a city, a state, a nation, to 100 percent renewable energy? Many countries are giving it a go with very ambitious goals to be 100-percent powered by renewable energy (islands seem to have a leg up). But what about right here in the U.S., how could that be achieved for this nation? And since all politics is local (and most especially true for renewable energy policies), how could it be done by individual states?

  • New Year Off to Hot Start for US Solar Industry

    Updated: 2014-02-24 13:40:00
    With the coldest winter in two decades gripping much of the country this year – and wild price swings for natural gas rattling the markets, not to mention American consumers – it’s easy for many people to overlook the “hot start” in 2014 for solar energy. But so far this year, it’s been good news followed by even more good news for the U.S. solar i

  • The #1 Solar Utility Is in…Iowa?

    Updated: 2014-02-19 13:59:00
    It may be one of the oldest cooperative utilities in the country, but in the next six months, Farmers Electric Cooperative (FEC) of southeastern Iowa will be leading the nation in this 21st century energy source. Upon completion of a new solar array, the 640-member cooperative will have over 1,500 Watts of solar per customer on their system, nearly

  • Asia Report: US-Taiwan Solar Trade Dispute Forges On

    Updated: 2014-02-17 15:18:00
    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted — unanimously — to move ahead in its investigation of Taiwanese imports of solar PV products, continuing the latest storyline in the broad U.S.-vs.-China solar trade war.

  • Latin America Report: How Chile Is Shepherding Its Renewable Energy Expansion

    Updated: 2014-02-11 13:01:00
    Chile's renewable energy capacity soared 40 percent in 2013 to 1.1 GW, approximately 6.3 percent of total capacity in the central (SIC) and northern (SING) grids, according to figures from the Centro de Energías Renovables (CER) of the Ministerio de Energía. Renewable energy generation was just shy of 4 TWh, a 26 percent jump from the prior year and representing 5.85 percent of overall electricity generation.

  • Goin' Fishing: Two Crowdfunding Campaigns for Ocean Energy

    Updated: 2014-02-10 00:46:00
    We don't get to cover ocean/tidal energy as often as some of our other renewable energy topics, so imagine our surprise when we got word of not one but two updates this week -- and both of them involving the hot topic of crowdfunding. Read on and if you like what you see, you can help contribute to their future success. Berkeley's Seafloor Carpet U

  • How Heating and Ventilation Loads are Assessed

    Updated: 2013-12-27 14:20:58
    Before selecting the appropriate HVAC system, builders first need to determine the heating and ventilating loads. Loads are determined by some environmental factors and design calculations. Learn more about why its so important.

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