SoCalGas Launches First Power-to-gas Project in US

Posted on: Friday, April 17th, 2015

Southern California Gas Company is bringing sci-fi innovation to life and has joined with the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC) to launch demonstration projects to create and test a carbon-free, power-to-gas system for the first time ever in the U.S.

US to Become a Net Exporter of Natgas by 2017 – EIA

Posted on: Friday, April 17th, 2015

The United States will transition from a net importer of natural gas to a net exporter of the fuel by 2017 as the nation’s shale gas production continues to grow, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said on Tuesday in its Annual Energy Outlook.

Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company Acquires 2 Solar Power Generation Facilities in Gainesville, Florida

Posted on: Friday, April 17th, 2015

Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC (“Greenbacker”) announced today that through a wholly-owned subsidiary it acquired 2.05 Megawatts of operating solar power facilities located in Gainesville, Florida for a purchase price of $4,150,000 (“Gainesville Solar”) plus closing costs.

State Regulators Approve Deal That Will Create Largest Solar Project in Florida

Posted on: Friday, April 17th, 2015

State regulators on Thursday approved a deal that will create Florida’s largest solar project and provide power to the Sunshine State’s smallest investor-owned utility.  

Miami Science Barge wins $300K Knight Foundation Grant

Posted on: Friday, April 17th, 2015

Miami nonprofit CappSci won a nearly $300,000 grant to develop its Science Barge, a floating laboratory on Biscayne Bay.

UCF: Three Blades to the Wind, Engineering Alumnus Helps Harvest Natural Energy

Posted on: Friday, April 17th, 2015

“What a lot of people call a fan is the rotor on a wind turbine,” explains Michael Hayman, ’03, professional engineer and project manager for Moventas in Portland, Ore.

UK Cuts Red Tape for Commercial Rooftop Solar

Posted on: Friday, April 17th, 2015

A change in the rules for permitted development rights in the UK has increased the development threshold for rooftop solar panels on commercial property by a factor of 20.

Brazil to Offer Ambitious Climate Plan With More Renewables

Posted on: Friday, April 17th, 2015

Brazil will increase the use of renewable energy, target zero net deforestation and push for low-carbon agriculture as part of its climate proposal, Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira said in an interview.

SunPower, Apple to Build Solar Projects in China

Posted on: Friday, April 17th, 2015

Solar panel maker SunPower Corp said it would partner with Apple Inc to build two solar power projects in China’s Sichuan province with total capacity of 40 megawatts.

How Costa Rica Went 75 Days Using Only Clean Electricity

Posted on: Friday, April 17th, 2015

The Central American country’s state utility company announced last week that it went the first 75 days of 2015 without using fossil fuels like coal or oil for electricity.