NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, November 25: A SLIDE SHOW ON WORLD ENERGY; PICKING THE BEST HOUSES FOR SOLAR; TEXAS COULD LEAD OCEAN WIND

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    Monday, November 25, 2013

    QUICK NEWS, November 25: A SLIDE SHOW ON WORLD ENERGY; PICKING THE BEST HOUSES FOR SOLAR; TEXAS COULD LEAD OCEAN WIND

    A SLIDE SHOW ON WORLD ENERGY World Energy Outlook 2013

    12 November 2013 (International Energy Agency)

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    PICKING THE BEST HOUSES FOR SOLAR

    David Shaffer, November 19, 2013 (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

    “…Sun Number, a start-up company that’s expanding in Minnesota, is using massive databases and web-based tools to help homeowners and solar panel installers determine whether millions of U.S. buildings get enough sun to make rooftop solar power worthwhile…[The technology] relies on aerial mapping known as Lidar that takes a three-dimensional snapshot of the landscape, accurately depicting tree and building heights, roof angles and other features…Using sophisticated 3-D analytics, Sun Number has rated the solar potential for 7.5 million properties in eight metropolitan regions…In places where the analysis is done, a free tool at sunnumber.com allows people to type in an address and see a score from 0 to 100 for a rooftop’s solar potential. Any score above 70 is worth considering for solar panels…” click here for more

    TEXAS COULD LEAD OCEAN WIND Could first U.S. offshore wind farm be in Texas? After years of struggles, offshore wind power developers hope they are turning a corner

    James Osborne, November 19, 2013 (Dallas Morning News)

    “Five miles off the coast of South Padre Island lays the beginning of the Gulf Offshore Wind Project, which developers like to refer to by the optimistic acronym GOWind…[I]n three years' time, a team [put together by developer Baryonyx]… is hoping to have the nation’s first commercial scale wind farm installed and eventually generating enough power for 1.8 million homes…While offshore wind power has taken off in countries like Denmark and Japan, the United States has yet to get past the starting line…Price remains the biggest hurdle…[because] government subsidies are a fraction of those in Europe...[and] a megawatt of offshore wind power is estimated to cost twice as much as its equivalent on land…” click here for more

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