Solar Implementation Library Updated

Joanna Schroeder

DCE Solar has released the third installment in its Solar Implementation Library. The new report focuses on the unique installation challenges and opportunities present with landfills, also known as “brown fields,” and other locations where standard beam-driven rack mounts would be inappropriate or impossible. “Land that is otherwise unusable for development or building holds tremendous potential for solar energy collection,” …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Solar

BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

At a time when clean energy and water sources are critical to the health of our planet SunPower and the Surfrider Foundation have launched a partnership. Surfrider Foundation members can reduce their carbon footprints with solar, while locking in low electricity rates, and protecting oceans, waves and beaches around the world. As part of the program eligible Surfrider Foundation members …

Biofuels Beltway

Yellowstone Distributed Energy Project Powers Up

Joanna Schroeder

Old hybrid batteries have a new home on the range. Toyota has flipped the switch on a project that is reusing 200 old battery packs from Toyota Camry hybirds. The Lamar Buffalo Ranch field campus in Yellowstone National Park, now not only features buffalo, but an innovative distributed energy system that combines solar power generation with re-used Camry Hybrid battery …

Alternative energy, Electricity, energy efficiency, Energy Storage, Solar

Advanced Disposal Opens Gas-to-Energy Plant

Joanna Schroeder

Advanced Disposal has opened the doors to a new gas-to-energy plant built on behalf of the Sarasota County, Florida landfill. To celebrate, elected officials, media and community members toured the landfill and facility including the new gas-to-energy plant built by Aria Energy Company. The plant is comprised of three engines that can produce as much as 4.8 MW of electricity. …

Alternative energy, Waste-to-Energy

Biofuel Producers Thrive Despite Cheap Oil

Joanna Schroeder

According to a new report, “How Alternative Fuel Companies Will Compete with $50 Oil,” many biofuel producers are still able to thrive despite dropping oils prices nearing $50 per barrel. Lux Research evaluated 25 alternative fuel producers to identify the ones most likely to compete with cheap oil and found that renewable diesel producers Neste Oil and Diamond Green Diesel, …

advance biofuels, aviation biofuels, Biodiesel, Cellulosic

BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

Azure Power, an independent power producer in the Indian solar power sector, has announced the commissioning of its largest (100 MW) solar plant under India’s National Solar Mission (NSM) policy in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Azure Power had won this project under the NSM Phase-2 Batch I to supply power to Solar Energy Corporation of India, for 25 years. With the commissioning …

Bioenergy Bytes

Hawaii to Become 100% Renewable by 2045

Joanna Schroeder

Hawaii is the first state in the U.S. to pass legislation that will require 100 percent of all energy to sourced from renewable energy by 2045. Lawmakers voted 74-2 in favor of House Bill 623 requiring all electricity to be generated from clean sources such as wind, solar, and geothermal. The measure, if enacted by Governor David Ige, would make …

Clean Energy, Electricity, Geothermal, Solar, Wind

BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

The National Geothermal Summit is around the corner, taking place June 3-4, 2015 in Reno, Nevada. On tap – key players in the geothermal industry will discuss the outlook for geothermal power in the Silver State and beyond under the theme: “Geothermal Policies as Stimulus for Economic Growth and Environmental Quality”. The annual event is put on by the Geothermal …

Bioenergy Bytes

Know the Down Low on RPS Legislation

Joanna Schroeder

There is a lot of activity happening throughout the United States with respect to Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) legislation for the year. To keep people informed, the Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE) has published a Summary of State Renewable Portfolio Standard Legislation in 2015 brief. To date, 87 distinct bills have been introduced in 32 states although only …

Clean Energy, Electricity, energy efficiency, Geothermal, Hydro