NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, March 4: HOW WIND IS GOOD FOR FARMERS; HOW SOLAR SAVES MONEY; NOW AND FUTURE ENERGY BATTERY STORAGE

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YESTERDAY

THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, September 29:

  • TTTA Thursday-Mars Sees Threat To Chocolate In Climate Change
  • TTTA Thursday-Wearable New Energy
  • TTTA Thursday-Picture Proof That U.S. Offshore Wind Lives
  • TTTA Thursday-BMW’s Used Battery Power Plant
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Taming the Wild West: The CA ISO’s Bid For A Regional Electricity Market
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: A Closer Look At The Plunging Cost Of Battery Energy Storage
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: New arrival Spruce ups game for 'trusted energy advisor' role
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: What Utilities Are Planning For Solar
  • QUICK NEWS, September 27: Facts Check Trump – Fed Investments In Solar A Huge Success; Top Midwest Utility In $2 Billion Wind Buy; Solar Cost Increasingly Beating The Market
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The Future Of Offshore Wind Foreseen
  • QUICK NEWS, September 26: The Sonification Of Climate Change; Wind Is Red, White, And Green; The New Hybrid Solar-Storage Concept Module
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • Weekend Video: Good News On Climate – The Public Is Starting To Get It
  • Weekend Video: The Libertarian Failure On Climate Change
  • Weekend Video: New Energy Is Doable – And Is Being Done
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-World Gets A Step Closer To Enforceable Climate Laws
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-New Energy Ready To Power The World Future
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Sahara Sun Could Power The World
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-World’s Biggest Offshore Wind Turbines Building Off UK Coast
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    Anne B. Butterfield of Daily Camera and Huffington Post, f is an occasional contributor to NewEnergyNews

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    Some of Anne's contributions:

  • Another Tipping Point: US Coal Supply Decline So Real Even West Virginia Concurs (REPORT), November 26, 2013
  • SOLAR FOR ME BUT NOT FOR THEE ~ Xcel's Push to Undermine Rooftop Solar, September 20, 2013
  • NEW BILLS AND NEW BIRDS in Colorado's recent session, May 20, 2013
  • Lies, damned lies and politicians (October 8, 2012)
  • Colorado's Elegant Solution to Fracking (April 23, 2012)
  • Shale Gas: From Geologic Bubble to Economic Bubble (March 15, 2012)
  • Taken for granted no more (February 5, 2012)
  • The Republican clown car circus (January 6, 2012)
  • Twenty-Somethings of Colorado With Skin in the Game (November 22, 2011)
  • Occupy, Xcel, and the Mother of All Cliffs (October 31, 2011)
  • Boulder Can Own Its Power With Distributed Generation (June 7, 2011)
  • The Plunging Cost of Renewables and Boulder's Energy Future (April 19, 2011)
  • Paddling Down the River Denial (January 12, 2011)
  • The Fox (News) That Jumped the Shark (December 16, 2010)
  • Click here for an archive of Butterfield columns

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  • FRIDAY WORLD, September 30:

  • Does The Oil And Gas Industry Finally See Climate Change?
  • Roadmap To The World New Energy Future Updated
  • Where In The World Better Solar Is Being Made
  • Windmaker Designing Wind Storage System

    Wednesday, March 04, 2015

    QUICK NEWS, March 4: HOW WIND IS GOOD FOR FARMERS; HOW SOLAR SAVES MONEY; NOW AND FUTURE ENERGY BATTERY STORAGE

    HOW WIND IS GOOD FOR FARMERS Wind Turbines Have Positive Effect on Crops

    March 3, 2015 (WHO-TV)

    “Nearly $10 billion has been invested into Iowa wind energy facilities and farms…[and that will double by 2020 because 75% of the state is good for development and] turbines could also be good for Iowa farmers…[T]urbines stir the air, so the crop, the corn canopy itself is drawing down the carbon dioxide level in that part of the atmosphere…[T] he extra turbulence brings down this higher CO2 air from above, promoting more photosynthesis within the crop…[Turbines also] increase nighttime temperatures, decrease daytime temperatures, and enhance evaporation…[A] negative includes increased respiration, but…the positive effects outweigh negatives…The turbines [also] provide the same lease amount every year…[and] some stable income…” click here for more

    HOW SOLAR SAVES MONEY Solar Energy Helping With High Electric Bills?

    Lindsay Ladeluca, March 2, 2015 (WGGB - ABC40)

    “Solar Energy is becoming more of a conversation now that electric bills for many are through the roof…[Thousands are] saving some big bucks and even when the sun goes down you still save by racking up credits with your electric company…[Solar output] powers your house…[The extra goes] to your neighbors and then your meter runs backwards and that’s [grid energy you can use essentially without cost] later in the evening…[The right kind of roof facing in the right direction is necessary.] Ideally your roof faces south with good exposure to the sun. But if your roof isn’t prime for panels, [Massachusetts allows utility customers to] buy a portion of a centrally based community solar project to still gain credits…Phil Dowling, President of Northampton Paint, said his company’s $500 electric bill was reduced] by at least 80%...[For the average residential electricity customer who pays $100 to $200 per month, the] your pay back with be 5-7 years…Massachusetts and the Federal Government have solar loan programs as well…” click here for more

    NOW AND FUTURE ENERGY BATTERY STORAGE Li-ion Dominates the Booming Grid Storage Market with 90% of 2014 Proposals; Molten salt batteries still account for a majority of existing grid storage installations, but Li-ion is rapidly taking over as the market matures…

    March 4, 2015 (Lux Research)

    “…Li-ion accounted for 419 MW and 1,555 MWh of proposed storage systems in 2014. But molten salt batteries – consisting almost entirely of sodium-sulfur (NaS) – account for 23% of all deployed MW and 64% of deployed MWh respectively. Globally, as of January 2015, 1,100 MW and 2,523 MWh of grid storage have been deployed across 605 projects…Japan maintained its lead in installed energy storage capacity with 1,174 MWh. But the United States held global leadership in power and number of projects with 418 MW across 250 projects...Within the Li-ion battery chemistries, lithium iron phosphate (LFP) is the largest cathode deployed by MW [39%] and MWh [38.1%]…followed by nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC), which is rapidly becoming the cathode of choice…Demand management [(376 MW and 1,335 MWh across 236 projects)] and renewable connected systems [(513 MW and 890 MWh across 261 projects)] are driving the primary grid storage applications…driven in the U.S. by time-of-use rates and tiered pricing…” click here for more

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