AltEnergyMag eMagazine Issue <br> Feb / Mar 2015

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Upcoming Tradeshow, Conference & Exhibition Summary

April, May, June 2015
03/16/15, Brandon Hetherington for, AltEnergyMag
Here is a summary of what Tradeshows, Conferences & Exhibitions to look forward to in the coming months.

Developers Want Housing Estates "Off Grid"

03/16/15, David Washington, The Lead South Australia
A South Australian solar energy company is in talks with “major developers” to build energy self-reliant housing estates which don’t need to be connected to the main electricity grid.

DuPont and Yingli Solar Collaborate on Clean Energy

03/16/15, Contributed by, Dupont
Rooftop Solar System at DuPont R&D Center Serves as Model for Distributed Solar Power Systems in China

FastRack510 Installed at Hawaii’s Largest Airports

03/16/15, Contributed by, Sollega
The minimal seismic anchors were installed at a rate of up to five per man hour. Combined, the arrays were spread over more than ten individual flat roofs.

Osaka – The City of Green Technologies

03/16/15, Rajnish Ahuja,, Revolve
The Environmental Governance approach of Osaka is exemplary for the developing Asian cities who are trying to balance development and sustainability.

Spray-on Solar Cells – How do they Work?

03/02/15, Pradhnya Tajne, Transparency Market Research
Spray-on solar cells use nanotechnology. These cells are made using quantum dots, which is a nanocrystal composed of a semiconductor material that is small enough to take advantage of the laws of quantum mechanics.

Smog Eaters Are Coming To Our Roads
03/02/15, Len Calderone for, AltEnergyMag
A reflective surface reduces smog by reflecting heat back into the atmosphere. Not only is the smog reduced, but more importantly, energy costs are lowered in big cities.

Deutsche Bank MD expects Cost of Solar to Drop Another 20-30% as 2020 Approaches
03/02/15, Contributed by, SolarPlaza
The US and China will be in the 12-15 GW range in 2015 but the incremental growth will come from some of these emerging markets. We expect Mexico to be a 2 GW market by 2017, with South Africa also above the 1 GW mark by 2017. These two markets were stagnant in 2013-14, so the growth will be quite significant in the coming years.

More Signs of Solar Energy’s Upside in India, Population 1.25 Billion
03/02/15, Tim Buckley , Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis
A sea change is gathering as the country contemplates embracing the promise of solar-powered electricity.

The Solar Industry Is a Friend, Not a Frenemy

02/16/15, Deborah Lawrence, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis
Fossil-fuel industries are boom and bust. Renewables don't have to be.

Thunder Bay Generating Station Now Fuelled by Advanced Biomass

02/16/15, Contributed by, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) 
Ontario’s Thunder Bay 150-megawatt generating station is now fully operational using clean-burning advanced biomass fuel – sawdust pellets from the province’s lumber industry.

Super Grid – Renewable Energy from Remote Sites to Cities (Projects and Challenges)

02/02/15, Pradhnya Tajne , Transparency Market Research
Just imagine, a super grid will allow Norway’s hydro-power to light up a restaurant in Italy, Belgium’s wind farms to provide power to a home in U.K., and Saharan solar power plants to run a factory in Germany.

Are Solar Highways Coming?
02/02/15, Len Calderone for, AltEnergyMag
Solar roads would consist of individual panels with three layers. The top layer would consist of a high-strength textured glass that provides traction for vehicles. The second layer would be an array of solar cells for gathering the energy, and on the bottom, a base plate that distributes the collected power.

Solar Energy Stock Index Q4 2014
02/02/15, Contributed by, Lincoln International
Solar Energy Index Underperforms S&P in Q4 2014

How Solar Power is Trending Worldwide in 2015

02/02/15, Tom Morley, Greenpower Technology
India is a late player but is pushing ahead to include solar power as part of its portfolio of energy sources. China is pushing ahead with ambitious solar plans in a bid to generate more electricity from renewable energy.

Novel Net Meter Solar PV System in Hawaii

02/02/15, Contributed by, HNU Energy
The Sunnyside Energy system consists of 90 STION 135W panels mounted in two arrays, each equipped with a 5 kW Solar Edge inverter.

Hawaii’s electric system is changing with rooftop solar growth and new utility ownership

02/02/15, Reprinted with permission from, Today in Energy
The high electricity prices in Hawaii have made wind and solar technologies economically attractive alternatives, especially as their technology costs have come down in recent years.

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Benefits of ATI's Value Added Reseller Program

03/02/15, Edgar Pedrego and Matt Binder, Array Technologies, Inc. (ATI)
The goal of this program is to increase the efficiency of Array Technologies’ commercial sales process while providing customers with access to the highest quality turnkey solar services with Array Technologies’ tracking systems.

U.S. Department of Energy's Wave Energy Prize

02/16/15, Alison LaBonte , U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 
The Department of Energy is investing in renewable energy through the Wave Energy Prize and is offering an opportunity for both seed funding and prize purses totaling more than $1 million for qualified prize participants.

Amyris-Total Renewable Jet Fuel
02/16/15, Fernando Garcia, Amyris Inc. 
Amyris’ innovative bioscience technology directly converts plant sugars into hydrocarbon molecules to create the renewable fuel, and the technology enables the operations of the Amyris-Total partnership to deliver the fuel from “field to wing.”

What is helium-3?

02/02/15, Chris Orcutt 
Will China Be The First To Mine Lunar Energy?

Training Program for Military Veterans to Maintain Growing Solar and EV Infrastructure

01/14/15, Rue Phillips, True South Renewables
Rather than focus on any one particular technology, the EFST training course educates the participants about the common technologies and service requirements that touch multiple markets, most notably the solar and electric vehicle charging equipment infrastructure.


More Articles

How Clean Energy Can Power Climate Action During Obama's Visit to India

02/02/15, Anjali Jaiswal & Meredith Connolly, NRDC
Prioritizing clean energy during the Republic Day visit can provide energy access solutions, create jobs, and open a huge market opportunity to Indian and American companies alike - while taking concrete action on climate change.

Reflections from Breakthrough Marine Energy Trials

01/14/15, Anders Jansson, CEO, Minesto
The marine power plant Deep Green has now been producing electricity for more than a year, and Minesto’s founder and CEO Anders Jansson shares his experiences from the trials in this article.

Solar Market Predictions for 2015

01/14/15, Contributed by, IHS 
IHS Technology analysts top 10 predictions for the 2015 global photovoltaic (PV) market

Case Study - 28kW Custom Carport in Frederick, MD

01/14/15, Contributed by, PV Racking
The PV Racking clamp-free rail was a great solution for this carport, as it helped to eliminate rain water leaking through the arrays in comparison to a traditional clamp-based system.

Upcoming Tradeshow, Conference & Exhibition Summary

March, April, May 2015
01/14/15, Brandon Hetherington for, AltEnergyMag
2015 promises to be another banner year for the Renewable Energy Industry. Solar and Wind will continue to grow and Energy Storage will continue to dominate the conversation. April offers up some great Energy Storage events here in North America and Europe.

Renewable Energy Roundup

01/05/15, Len Calderone for , AltEnergyMag
The world will need as much capacity as it can get from all fuel sources to satisfy the demand of growing populations.

Maintaining Optimum Battery Power Levels During the Winter Months 

01/05/15, Fred Wehmeyer, U.S. Battery Manufacturing
Knowing how your batteries operate in cold weather conditions can greatly help you keep track of your battery packs' health, and more importantly allow you to maintain your power needs when you need it most.

9 Things You Need To Know About 2014 And Beyond

01/05/15, Scott Wiater, Standard Solar
It’s an exciting time to be in the solar industry, both for what we’ve accomplished in 2014 and what we will accomplish in the coming year.

Aarsleff Goes Green with Modern Hybrid Power

01/05/15, Contributed by, Clayton Power
Clayton Power made it possible for Per Aarsleff to both go green and reduce costs by clever implementation of mobile hybrid power systems based on lithium technology.

Atmospheric carbon dioxide used for energy storage products

01/05/15, Contributed by, Oregon State University
Because the materials involved are inexpensive and the fabrication is simple, this approach has the potential to be scaled up for production at commercial levels.

Top 5 Innovations of the Decade in Renewable Energy

01/05/15, Pradhnya Tajne 
According to TMR, the global green energy market will reach a value of USD 831.99 billion by 2019.

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