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Nov 13, 2019

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IRENA predicts LCOE of solar will drop to $0.01–0.05 by mid century

Nov 14, 2019: The prices of solar power continue to trend down, with a recent projection claiming the price of solar could be as little as one cent per kilowatt-hour by the middle of the century in some markets.

Revealed: True cost of Tesla big battery, and its government contract

Nov 14, 2019: Revealed: True cost of Tesla big battery, and its government contract, Giles Parkinson, 21 September 2018New light has been shed on one of the great mysteries of the Australian electricity sector – the actual cost, contract details and merchant revenues of the most exciting new addition to the main grid in the last decade, the Tesla big battery.Excerpts:The Tesla big battery will..

Pitch the Right Person to Improve Your Utility’s PR efforts

Nov 14, 2019: There’s both an art and science involved with public relations, but all in all, the profession isn’t that complex: Make whatever you’re pitching both relevant and interesting to the media.Yet plenty of public relations people make their job much more difficult by failing to do even basic things such as pitchingDuring my day job as a newspaper editor, I regularly field calls..

Inside look at a real life phishing campaign

Nov 14, 2019: I know this is not strictly energy related, but the fact is we are all at risk of becoming a victim of phishing campaigns. This article from ACM Queue magazine provides an in-depth look at how phishing e-mail campaigns are purchased and implemented. Truly eye-opening: https://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=3365458…

Business Customer Overall Satisfaction with Electric Utilities Climbs, J.D. Power Finds

Nov 14, 2019: Overall business customer satisfaction with electric utilities is up 18 points from last year. Proactive communication open about outages and restoration times played a key role in increased satisfaction.  Customer service is one of six factors the study takes into consideration when reviewing utilities.  Take a look at utilities ranked highest this year.

Using mountains for long-term energy storage

Nov 14, 2019: In a study published in the journal Energy, IIASA researcher Julian Hunt and his colleagues propose MGES to close the gap between existing short- and long-term storage technologies. …

Fukushima reinvents itself with a $2.7 billion bet on renewables

Nov 14, 2019: A project that appears born from public opinion and desires."The site of the most recent high-profile nuclear disaster is reinventing itself as a renewable energy leader in Japan. Land that became too toxic for people to farm and live on after the 2011 meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station will soon be dotted with windmills and solar panels. By 2024, 11 solar and 10..

Discussing London Hydro’s Quick Ramp, Customer Engagement Price-Motivated Residential Demand Response Pilot at the 40th PLMA Conference”

Nov 14, 2019: Photo: RPP Pilot Kick-off MeetingParticipating during the PLMA 40th Conference in St Petersburg, Florida was a great experience. London Hydro presented results of the 15 minutes notice demand response pilot for residential customers and key elements of the customer engagement strategy implemented. If you missed the presentation you can access it here and you can also access our exclusive..

Elon Musk: Tesla is going to build Gigafactory 4 in 'Berlin area' - Electrek

Nov 13, 2019: I saw in another post that Brexit chaos warned Tesla off od the UK, but it sounds like he has been thinking about another location for some time from this article.

Democratic Presidential Contenders Chart Different Paths to Clean Energy

Nov 13, 2019: While the frontrunners all want to reduce carbon emissions, their proposed policies vary on issues like nuclear power -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com…

Solar-powered Austin home embraces sustainability in more ways than one

Nov 13, 2019: In South Austin, Miró Rivera Architects has completed the Westridge Residence, a contemporary home with an emphasis on sustainable design.

Excessive road salt threatens public health and wildlife

Nov 13, 2019: Many people and municipalities turn to road salt to de-ice wintry streets and sidewalks. Unfortunately, road salt poses serious environmental risks.

Mirrored outhouse disappears into a lush river valley landscape

Nov 13, 2019: In Australia’s Kangaroo Valley, Paddington-based design studio Madeleine Blanchfield Architects carefully crafted a freestanding bathroom that all but vanishes into its surroundings.

Four tiny pavilions make up a low-impact forest home in Mexico

Nov 13, 2019: A family that enjoys nature together, stays together — that's the idea behind the amazing, nature-inspired Casa de Bosque.

Cannabis / Solar Stock News: SinglePoint (OTCQB: $SING) Reports Record Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Nov 13, 2019: PHOENIX - November 13, 2019 (Investorideas.com Newswire) SinglePoint Inc. (OTCQB:SING), (the "Company"), a leading technology and acquisition company focused on making continued strategic acquisitions and investments in companies operating in high growth areas, announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30th, 2019.

Tacoma's Dune Peninsula: from slag heap to beloved park

Nov 13, 2019: On a gorgeous fall day, people jog and walk dogs along Tacoma’s waterfront in the new Dune Peninsula at Point Defiance Park. Locals appreciate the almost miraculous transformation of this land.

The public carsharing fleet reached 332,000 vehicles worldwide in 2018

Nov 13, 2019: Gothenburg, Sweden - November 13, 2019 (Investorideas.com Newswire) According to a new research report by IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of users of carsharing services worldwide is forecasted to grow from 50.4 million people in 2018 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 35.1 percent to reach 227.1 million people in 2023.

Elucidation of cause of electromagnetic noise allows for EM noise-less electric circuits

Nov 13, 2019: Researchers have developed equations for quantifying electromagnetic interference (EM noise) and elucidated its origin, allowing for the best circuit configuration to reduce EM noise.

Solar Stock News: Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: $CSIQ) Won 190.5 MWp Solar Power Projects in Brazil and Brings the Total Win of Utility-Scale PV Projects in Brazil to 1.6 GWp

Nov 12, 2019: GUELPH, Ontario - November 12, 2019 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, announced it has been awarded two solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 190.5 MWp in the 7th Brazilian Federal Auction held in October 2019.

LAVA designs carbon-neutral LIFE Hamburg with an edible green roof

Nov 12, 2019: Slated to open 2023, the solar-powered sustainable building will feature a carbon dioxide-absorbing green facade and an organic rooftop garden.

Look inside BIGs yin and yang-shaped Panda House in Copenhagen

Nov 12, 2019: With their cutest new inhabitants comfortably settled in, the Copenhagen Zoo and Bjarke Ingels Group have shared new pictures of the recently completed yin and yang-shaped Panda House, a new home for giant pandas Mao Sun and Xing Er.

Collection of plant-based shirts raise awareness of endangered species

Nov 12, 2019: The collection includes vibrant, hand-drawn images that are printed on seaweed fiber T-shirts using natural dyes.

Tech-free hobbies that benefit you and the planet

Nov 12, 2019: Technology has become an integral part of our everyday life. From smartphones to smart appliances, the advancements continue to make our lives easier while simultaneous distracting us from traditional hobbies and interests. How we spend our time has changed so much over the past few decades that those seeking to reconnect with non-techy hobbies sometimes struggle to think of ways to spend their time that doesn’t involve a screen of some sort. So we’ve put together a list of eco-friendly hobbies...

Superconducting wind turbine chalks up first test success

Nov 12, 2019: A superconducting rotor has been successfully tested on an active wind turbine for the first time. The researchers designed, developed, manufactured a full-size superconducting generator for a 3.6 megawatt wind turbine, and field-tested it.

Renewable Energy Stock News: Kandi Technologies (NASDAQ GS: KNDI) Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Nov 12, 2019: Jinhua, China - November 12, 2019 (Newsfile Corp.) (Investorideas.com Newswire) Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: KNDI) (the "Company," "we" or "Kandi"), today announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2019.

Cambridge students create the UKs most efficient solar-powered electric car

Nov 12, 2019: Helia is a solar-powered electric car that is so energy efficient, it can travel more than 500 miles at 50 miles per hour on the same amount of power it takes to boil a kettle.

New spin directions in pyrite an encouraging sign for future spintronics

Nov 12, 2019: An Australian study revealing new spin textures in pyrite could unlock these materials' potential in future spintronics devices. The study of pyrite-type materials provides new insights and opportunities for selective spin control in topological spintronics devices.

Materials help photodetectors see the light

Nov 12, 2019: Using a special type of two-dimensional material, researchers have developed a new way to make light sensors that improves their sensitivity and could allow manufacturers to keep up with the growing demand for their use in devices ranging from television remotes to fiber optic receivers in data centers, and light detecting and ranging systems (LiDAR) in autonomous vehicles.

A young couple creates a dreamy Scandinavian-inspired yurt home in Oregon

Nov 11, 2019: The couple’s modified yurt offers 930 square feet of light-filled living space furnished to ooze hygge vibes.

New e-snowmobiles bring eco tourism to the northern lights

Nov 11, 2019: Electric snowmobiles, powered by Arctic winds, are making northern-lights viewing experiences more eco-friendly.

Using mountains for long-term energy storage

Nov 11, 2019: The storage of energy for long periods of time is subject to special challenges. A researcher proposes using a combination of Mountain Gravity Energy Storage (MGES) and hydropower as a solution for this issue.

LARQ: the world's first portable, self-cleaning water bottle

Nov 11, 2019: The LARQ water bottle features the world’s first portable, digital water purification system that relies on a rechargeable lithium polymer battery to keep it going.

Solar stock news: Sunworks (Nasdaq: $SUNW) Awarded Northeast Region Solar Project

Nov 11, 2019: ROSEVILLE, Calif. - November 11, 2019 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Sunworks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW), a premier provider of high-performance solar power solutions for agriculture, commercial, industrial (ACI), public works and residential markets, today announced it has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract to develop a 370kW ground mount solar system for multi-unit residential project in a Massachusetts suburb located outside of Boston.

Solar stock news: SunPower (NASDAQ: $SPWR) To Create Two Independent, Industry-Leading, Publicly-Traded Companies

Nov 11, 2019: SAN JOSE, Calif. - November 11, 2019 (Investorideas.com Newswire) SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR) today announced plans to separate into two independent, complementary, strategically-aligned and publicly-traded companies – SunPower and Maxeon Solar Technologies (Maxeon Solar).

Green-roofed addition brings a mid-century home into the 21st century

Nov 11, 2019: There are few things we love more than witnessing the transformation of something old into something new — and sustainable.

DPR office hopes to become Austins first WELL-certified workplace

Nov 11, 2019: Designed to follow sustainable principles, the net-zero energy office is fitted with energy-efficient fixtures, environmentally friendly materials and health-minded features that have earned the project WELL Silver and LEED Gold certifications.

Non-volatile control of magnetic anisotropy through change of electric polarization

Nov 11, 2019: Researchers controlled the magnetic properties of a metal layer through the electrical polarization of a neighboring metal oxide layer. Computational simulations and experimental measurements revealed that the magnetism of a cobalt-platinum alloying layer strongly depended on the polarization direction of an overlying magnesium zinc oxide layer. The concept of magnetic property control using electrical polarization shows potential to advance the development of nonvolatile magnetic memory.

Kandi (NASDAQ GS: KNDI) Announces Successful Inspection of First Automatic Intelligent Battery Exchange System

Nov 11, 2019: Jinhua, China - November 11, 2019 (Newsfile Corp.) (Investorideas.com Newswire) Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: KNDI) (the "Company," "we" or "Kandi"), announced today that its first automatic intelligent battery exchange system passed the inspection on November 10, 2019.

North American Outlook on Biofuels Challenges and Opportunities

Nov 10, 2019: Challenges and Opportunities in Biofuels By Steve Hartig, Former VP of Technology Development at ICM The North American biofuels market can be split into three main segments all of which have major dynamics.  What I would like to do is give a high-level overview of what I see as some of both the challenges and opportunities […] The post North American Outlook on Biofuels Challenges and Opportunities appeared first on Alternative Energy Stocks.

Carney Logan Burke thoughtfully inserts a modernist jewel in Jackson Hole

Nov 8, 2019: After over twenty years of working with a family on their 180-acre Jackson Hole property, Montana architectural firm Carney Logan Burke has capped their fruitful relationship with the Queens Lane Pavilion, a modernist two-bedroom retreat with spectacular landscape views. Topped with a flat roof and surrounded by walls of glass, the minimalist pavilion was crafted as“art piece” that seamlessly blends into the landscape and the fifth project completed in the wildlife-rich riverine ecosystem. Architect...

Dramatically twisted timber weaves together in the Steampunk pavilion

Nov 8, 2019: In Tallinn, Estonia, a team of designers have merged traditional craftsmanship with digital modeling to create Steampunk, a sculptural pavilion that uses steam-bent hardwood and computer-aided design. Winner of the Tallinn Architecture Biennial 2019 Installation Program Competition, the spectacular artwork uses the laborious process of steam bending timber by hand, rather than robotic production, to call attention to the merits of traditional craftsmanship absent in machine building. Gwyllim...

Fiji's Cousteau Resort launches a new botanical program for guests

Nov 8, 2019: The initiative is part of a larger goal to protect the island’s natural environment.

First Smart Forest City in Mexico will be 100% food and energy self-sufficient

Nov 8, 2019: Milan-based architecture firm Stefano Boeri Architetti has unveiled innovative designs for a nature-infused smart city in Cancun, Mexico that will serve as a model for resilient and sustainable urban planning.

These glass vases let you grow your own avocado tree no toothpicks required

Nov 8, 2019: While most home gardens tend to conceal the roots within decorated pots, Ilex Studio's new collection of glass vases displays one of the most underrated parts of a plant — the roots.

New photonic liquid crystals could lead to next-generation displays

Nov 7, 2019: A new technique to change the structure of liquid crystals could lead to the development of fast-responding liquid crystals suitable for next generation displays -- 3D, augmented and virtual reality -- and advanced photonic applications such as mirrorless lasers, bio-sensors and fast/slow light generation, according to an international team of researchers.

How climate change will affect hydropower production in Canada

Nov 7, 2019: Changing climate and weather patterns are going to have dramatic impacts on Canada's production potential of hydroelectricity, according to new research. Hydropower giant Quebec will see its hydroelectricity output potential jump by as much as 15%. In contrast, British Columbia, the second biggest hydropower producer in Canada, as well as Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, will see drops in production potential as steep as 10%.

Snhetta-designed center may provide a rare look inside the worlds largest seed vault

Nov 7, 2019: Snøhetta has unveiled preliminary designs for The Arc, a proposed visitor center for Arctic preservation storage on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, a remote island north of the Arctic Circle.

San Francisco breaks ground on new "Tunnel Tops" national park

Nov 7, 2019: Today, San Francisco has broken ground on “Tunnel Tops,” a new 14-acre national parkland that will span two sections across the top of the Presidio Parkway highway tunnels.

This sustainable luxury smartwatch monitors climate change

Nov 7, 2019: Just in time for your conscious holiday shopping, Veldt, Inc. is unveiling its newest luxury smartwatch, the LUXTURE AARDE, designed with sustainability and wellness in mind.