NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, August 27: SCALE WILL CUT 1/3 OF OCEAN WIND COST; A B2B SOLAR MARKETPLACE COMING ONLINE; THE SMART WAY TO KEEP THE LIGHTS ON

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YESTERDAY

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Is ‘Game Of Thrones’ About Climate Change?
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Surprises In The New Global Solar Rankings
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Denmark’s Vestas Wins Mexico’s Biggest Wind Deal
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Supervolcanoes Could Grow Cars With Plugs
  • THE DAY BEFORE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, August 17:

  • TTTA Thursday-Is The White House Hiding DOE’s Grid Study?
  • TTTA Thursday-Will The White House Hide The Climate Report?
  • TTTA Thursday-Crucial Transmission Line For Wind Denied
  • TTTA Thursday-Wind And Solar Are Saving Lives
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Organizing California’s Distributed Energy Efforts
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: A Deep Look At Evolving U.S. Efforts To Support Solar
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Big Growth In Customer-Sited Wind
  • QUICK NEWS, August 15: New Forest To Offset Bad U.S. Climate Policies Has 120,000 Pledges; Wind Becoming The Go-To Power; 88,000 Jobs And The Fight Over Solar Imports
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The Work On Tomorrow’s Grid So Far
  • QUICK NEWS, August 14: Climate Is The Elephant In The Room; Long-Term, NatGas Is Not The Answer; Why Wind Is Such A Good Choice
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • Weekend Video: Al Gore Talks With Bill Maher
  • Weekend Video: The U.S. Celebrates Its First National Wind Week
  • Weekend Video: Wind Is Just Beginning To Show Its Power
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  • Colbert On The Newest Climate Fiasco
  • Consumer Reports’ Tesla Vs. Bolt Face-Off
  • All About The Eclipse And The Power Grid

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

    QUICK NEWS, August 27: SCALE WILL CUT 1/3 OF OCEAN WIND COST; A B2B SOLAR MARKETPLACE COMING ONLINE; THE SMART WAY TO KEEP THE LIGHTS ON

    SCALE WILL CUT 1/3 OF OCEAN WIND COST Cost Reduction Potentials of Offshore Wind Power in Germany

    22 August 2013 (Prognos AG and Fichtner Group)

    “…For the currently operational [400 MW of] offshore wind farms, the levelised costs of energy, i.e. the average cost for generating electricity over an operational time of 20 years, amounts to 12.8 to 14.2 Cent2012/kWh in real terms. According to scenario 1 and depending on the actual site, these costs can be gradually reduced by up to 32 %, and in the optimum market conditions of scenario 2 by up to 39 % over the next ten years [as installed capacity exceeds 10,000 MW]. The main driver for the cost reduction is a continuous technological development across the entire added value chain of the offshore wind power industry…[including] investment, operation and financing…” click here for more

    A B2B SOLAR MARKETPLACE COMING ONLINE Solar Exchange to Unveil Global Solar Marketplace; Cloud-based platform spawns global trade hub for entire solar value chain

    August 26, 2013 (Solar Exchange)

    “…Beginning September 9, professionals across the solar value chain will be able to do business with each other utilizing the Solar Exchange [cloud-based commerce platform which automates the buying and selling of goods for the solar industry], a new way to buy and sell materials and finished goods on a global basis…Solar Exchange utilizes online business-to-business (B2B) auctions and request for quote (RFQ) capabilities to facilitate sales and procurement activities. These capabilities create a direct connection between qualified solar businesses, large and small, along the entire solar value chain including raw material and component suppliers, panel and BOS manufacturers, Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC) companies, developers, integrators, utilities, and power companies…” click here for more

    THE SMART WAY TO KEEP THE LIGHTS ON Intelligent Lighting Controls for Commercial Buildings Sensors, Ballasts and Drivers, Switches, Relays, Controllers, and Communications Technologies for Networked Lighting Controls: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

    3Q 2013 (Navigant Research)

    “…Demand for local [lighting controls in commercial buildings] such as occupancy sensors and photosensors, as well as networked controls, is on the rise as adoption rates of LED lighting begin to climb and controls technology improves and becomes less expensive…To meet this demand, different types of vendors are moving aggressively into the lighting controls market…[including] pure-play startup companies…[and] traditional lighting companies…Navigant Research forecasts that global revenue from networked lighting control equipment within commercial buildings will grow from $1.7 billion in 2013 to $5.3 billion in 2020…” click here for more

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