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New Hydropower Inventions

Early drawing of vertical installation of GoHydro low-head hydro system. Courtesy photos

By George Harvey

Two hydropower inventions currently going through the patent process could have far-reaching consequences. Both could enable smaller-scale hydro power projects by making them cost-effective where they had not been previously.

Closed-loop hydroelectric pumped storage

Pumped […]

Solar PV for Massachusetts Farmers: Promise and Problems

A 16.8kW dual-use array completed in 2009 at UMass Amherst Stockbridge School of Agriculture in South Deerfield, MA. The crops directly underneath the solar panels produced yields comparable to crops in direct sunlight. These crops include tomatoes, beans, and lettuce, among others. Courtesy James Marley, Hyperion Systems, Fall 2017.

By Roy Morrison

The new […]

New York’s Largest Community Solar Project is Complete

More Than 350 Households and Small Businesses to Benefit from Sullivan County’s 2.7 Megawatt Solar Array Project Supports Governor Cuomo’s Mandate of 50 Percent of Electricity to Come from Renewable Energy by 2030

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the completion of the state’s largest community solar project which will result in reduced energy bills […]

RELiON Lithium Batteries

Replacing a Lead-acid Battery Bank

Three RELiON RB48200 Ah batteries, shown in this group, will replace the battery bank shown below.

 

By George Harvey

In the February 2018 issue of Green Energy Times, there was an article, “Batteries: Lead-Acid vs. Lithium,” in which a number of battery types were discussed (bit.ly/GET-offgrid-batteries). Now, we […]

BRIEF NEWS UPDATE: Wind Surpasses Hydropower as Renewable Electricity Jumps 9% in January

SUN DAY CAMPAIGN

FIRST MONTH OF 2018, RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY GROWS OVER 9%, SOLAR BALLOONS BY 45%, WIND TOPS 7% OF TOTAL GENERATION, SURPASSING HYDRO

Contact: Ken Bossong, 301-270-6477 x.6

Washington DC – According to an analysis by the SUN DAY Campaign of summary statistics in […]

Wind & Solar Provide 100% of New U.S. Generating Capacity in January

RENEWABLES CROSS ANOTHER THRESHOLD: NOW ACCOUNT FOR MORE THAN ONE-FIFTH OF NATION’S INSTALLED GENERATING CAPACITY Contact: Ken Bossong, 301-270-6477 x.6 , The SUN DAY Campaign Washington DC – According to an analysis by the SUN DAY Campaign of data in the latest issue of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) “Energy Infrastructure Update” (with numbers […]

David Blittersdorf, president and CEO of AllEarth Renewables, plans to shift renewable development resources out of state

Note from Nancy Rae Mallery, publisher of Green Energy Times: “Green Energy Times finds the following news to be very disturbing. This is a huge loss of support to our state, and the future which we have been working so very hard to achieve. This is not the time to be going backwards or standing […]

Monday, Feb. 26th Public Information Forum on Community Choice Aggregation in Albany, NY

“Affordable renewable electricity for all – The Promise & Potential of Community Choice Aggregation”

Monday, Feb. 26th 6:30-8:30 pm: Public Information Forum on Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) at the Albany Public Library,161 Washington Ave. Albany, large auditorium:

Making a rapid transition to renewable electricity is one of the most critical acts we can take to […]

Tidal Power

The 16-metres-in-diameter turbine is lowered into place from a platform designed by Open-Hydro. Image: Cape Sharp Tidal.

By Joan Rech

Canada’s Bay of Fundy has extreme tides – which may be an understatement. At the east end of the bay near Truro (Nova Scotia), the vertical difference between high and low tide exceeds 16 […]

Plummeting Cost of Renewable Energy Plus Storage

By George Harvey

Watching the progress of a no-hitter in baseball has an unusual aspect to it. The exciting thing is that nothing new happens. The moment the game changes, the excitement ends.

That is how it has been with the prices of electricity from renewable power. The costs of solar and […]