17 Apr 2014

Startup Invents a ‘Homemade’ Solar Lamp for Developing Countries

The solar lamp developed by LEDsafari, a young startup from Lausanne, is a more effective, safer, and less expensive form of illumination than the traditional oil lamp currently used by more than one billion people in the
17 Apr 2014

Welcome to the world of tiered clouds

When Microsoft  launched Azure Basic a few weeks back, it may have started a trend. Microsoft, while matching Amazon’s previously announced price cuts, also unveiled a set of “basic” general-purpose instances that are 27 percent cheaper than its
17 Apr 2014

CleanTechnica & TalkSolar Team Up For 2nd Season Of TalkSolar

Atlanta, GA – Cheyenne, WY (April 17th, 2014) – CleanTechnica and TalkSolar launched the second season of TalkSolar today with the announcement of a new partnership. TalkSolar started broadcasting in April 2013, interviewing industry leaders such as
17 Apr 2014

Greenbacker to support Hanergy’s solar energy projects

Greenbacker Renewable Energy will provide funds for up to 126MW of solar energy projects that are being developed by Hanergy Holdings America. CTBR – News
17 Apr 2014

NASA, DRL to Test Alternative Aviation Fuels

The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) has entered into an agreement with NASA to conduct a series of joint research flights aimed at testing alternative aviation fuels. Read more » The Daily
17 Apr 2014

Smart Grid Project Completed in New York

The Energy Department yesterday recognized the completion of New York Independent System Operator’s (NYISO) smart grid and control center project in Rensselaer, New York. Read more » The Daily Fusion
17 Apr 2014

They may be filled with trolls, but comments still have value — and they could have even more

Every now and then, the war that traditional media entities seem to be continuously fighting over reader comments — where they should be placed, how they should be managed and even whether they should exist at all
17 Apr 2014

Just How Off Is EIA’s Renewable Energy Outlook? How About 20+ Years?

Is the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) forecast for the future of renewable energy in America wrong? It’s an important question, considering policy decisions and private investments are often set by EIA guidance. EIA’s “Annual Energy Outlook
17 Apr 2014

Sony to form JV with Hydro-Quebec to develop energy storage system

Japanese multinational conglomerate Sony has agreed to establish a joint venture (JV) with Hydro-Quebec for the research and development of a large-scale energy storage system for power grids. CTBR – News
16 Apr 2014

Satellites to Help Determine Best Locations for Hydropower Turbines

University of Leicester works with High Efficiency Heating UK Ltd using satellites to pinpoint optimum locations for hydropower turbines. Read more » The Daily Fusion