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  • 2 September 2014: Drillers Look for Geothermal in the Depths of Paris
    In the midst of a suburban sprawl halfway between the Eiffel Tower and Paris’s busy Orly airport, a drilling crew works night and day burrowing deep into the Earth’s crust in search of underground heat.> <>
  • 2 September 2014: Tesla Charges China's EV Industry with Mobile Carrier Partnership
    Despite disappointing progress in China’s plan to put hundreds of thousands of new energy vehicles on its roads by next year, American electric car maker Tesla has made remarkable progress despite its late arrival to the market. The company has won its strong initial results though a smart combination of savvy marketing and initiatives to encourage> <>
  • 2 September 2014: Listen Up: Let's Talk Solar Water Heating
    Outdoor pools are great on hot summer days — the kids are occupied and the water is refreshing. And as the summer progresses, the water heats up to a comfortable level. But on chilly spring and fall days the cool water in that pool amounts to nothing more than a 30,000 gallon decoration in your back yard. Plus you still may need to run the electric pool pumps to keep the water clean.> <>
  • 2 September 2014: China's Shunfeng Aims for 3 GW of Installations to Rival Biggest Solar Makers
    Shunfeng Photovoltaic International Ltd., which plans to become one of the world’s biggest solar cell manufacturers this year, said it’s speaking with as many as five banks about finance for expanding installations.> <>
  • 1 September 2014: Australia's Renewable Industry Imperiled Pending Policy Review
    A government-appointed panel gave Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott two options to cut emissions more cheaply: either scrap or weaken its main clean energy program.> <>
  • 1 September 2014: Sludge Treatment at U.K. Facility Turns Waste Into ‘Black Gold’
    When the world’s largest working advanced digestion plant opened last month, it showed the power- hungry process of treating waste in the $360 billion water industry can be self-sufficient in terms of energy use.> <>
  • 1 September 2014: EVs and Energy Storage Pave the Road to a Clean Energy Future
    “The times they are a' changin'.” So goes Bob Dylan's classic song from the '60s, and that's certainly the case when it comes to how we generate, distribute, use and store electricity. Having made great strides in enhancing performance and reliability and reducing costs, growing government support and incentives for intelligent energy storage solutions adds significant impetus to the growing wave of change sweeping across the U.S. power sector.> <>
  • 29 August 2014: Solar Makers Set for Record 2014 Shipments on Strong Demand
    Solar manufacturers are set to ship a record number of panels this year, with the largest makers expected to deliver 52 percent more panel between them than 2013.> <>
  • 29 August 2014: The Fantasy of Distributed Generation, Efficiency, and Storage Raising Electric Rates
    In 2012, the Virginia Governor proposed a tax for the sales of energy efficient cars because they use less gasoline, which means less money goes into the highway trust fund to repair roads. Hybrid and electric car owners, like myself, went nuts — why should those saving gasoline and significantly reducing pollution be penalized? By the end of 2013, a bipartisan coalition abolished the law.> <>
  • 29 August 2014: SMA Sunny Bear Flash Dances the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
    In accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from SolarEdge, SMA Sunny Bear took the donation drive to the next level by recreating the iconic water scene from the 1980’s move classic Flash Dance.  SMA employees will be donating to this deserving cause and encourage others to join in their support by visiting and contributing as well. Who> <>