Amazon launches new solar energy initiative

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Amazon will be installing solar energy systems at fulfillment centers throughout the world Amazon has launched a new solar energy initiative that will involve installing photovoltaic systems on its fulfillment centers throughout the world. The company intends to invest heavily in solar energy in order to reduce its consumption of fossil-fuels and production of emissions. In the United States, Amazon will be installing solar panels on more than 15 fulfillment and sorting facilities by the end of this year. The company plans to expand these plans in order to affix…

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Department of Energy pulls funding from offshore wind energy project

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Department of Energy will no longer be supporting Fishermen’s Energy project Offshore wind energy has encountered yet another problem in the United States. The country is home to one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms, but support for this sector has begun to drop off. The Department of Energy is set to pull funds from one of the offshore wind energy projects it was supporting; a project located in New Jersey. Fishermen’s Energy was slated to develop the project, but the company failed to submit power offtake contracts by…

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New York to release blueprint concerning offshore wind energy development

State will release a blueprint outlining plans to boost wind capacity New York State is preparing to release a blueprint for its plans to develop offshore wind energy capacity. The blueprint aims to outline the development of some 1,430 wind turbines, which would be installed off of the coast of New Jersey and Rhode Island. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority notes that the blueprint will also describe the benefits that wind energy could bring to New York. Many of these benefits are economic in nature. New…

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Solar energy market in the US to be driven forward by 10 states

10 states are leading the way in the adoption of solar power Solar energy is growing throughout the United States, but 10 states are leading the way in the growth of this sector of clean power. These states have been showing more support for this form of renewable energy in recent years, providing incentives for solar developers designed to ensure that their projects are successful. Currently, the entire country only derives 0.65% of its energy from solar power, but this is beginning to change thanks to the efforts of some…

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New Jersey to lead the way in offshore wind energy production

Projects in New Jersey could place the state in a leading position in energy generation New Jersey is set to become a leader in offshore wind energy production in the United States. The state has positioned itself to produce more electric power through offshore wind turbines over the coming years, placing it ahead of its neighbors. Two promising projects will contribute a significant amount wind energy capacity to the state, if they manage to overcome some regulatory and financial challenges. Once completed, these two projects will produce a combined 1,700…

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New Jersey seeks to expand solar energy capacity

New legislation could encourage the adoption of solar power among homeowners and businesses A New Jersey lawmaker wants to bolster solar energy in his state. Assemblyman Tim Eustace has introduced a new bill that aims to introduce new incentives that will encourage homeowners and businesses in the state to embrace solar power. The legislation would offer homeowners and businesses in the five parts of the state that suffer the worst energy grid congestion a 15% incentive to install solar power systems, providing them with $1.50 per watt generated by these…

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Solar energy capacity exploding in the US

Solar capacity is growing quickly throughout the country Solar energy is finding success in the United States. A new report from the Energy Industries Association shows that solar capacity throughout the country grew by 30% in 2014. The report predicts that this capacity will more than double by the end of 2016, providing enough electricity to power approximately 7.6 million average homes. Several states that have been investing heavily in solar energy are expected to benefit from this increase in solar capacity. Large companies are embracing solar power and homeowners…

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New Jersey students to get the opportunity to study hydrogen fuel

Demand for skilled workers in the renewable energy sector is growing Renewable energy is one of the fastest growing markets in the U.S. and there is a strong demand for educated and skilled workers in this sector. The rapid growth of clean energy has created education opportunities for youth throughout the country and some educational organizations are taking steps to ensure that current students have the chance to make themselves valuable in the future energy market. New Jersey Audubon Society teams with the Hydrogen House Project The New Jersey Audubon…

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Solar energy popular among the American middle class

Middle class homeowners are the primary adopters of solar power Solar power installations are becoming more common among U.S. homeowners, but it is not the upper class that is investing in these somewhat expensive energy systems. Because of the high cost of solar installations, it had been assumed that only the rich would support the use of residential solar energy. This is not the case, however, according to recent studies from the Center for American Progress. These studies show that it is the middle class that is embracing solar power…

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Researchers develop new catalyst for hydrogen fuel cells

Research team from Rutgers University fashions a new catalyst that is free of platinum Researchers from New Jersey’s Rutgers University have developed a new way to produce hydrogen fuel that may finally be cost and energy effective. The cost of hydrogen production has been a problematic issue in the clean energy space for some time. Without effective production methods, hydrogen struggled to be considered a viable alternative to fossil-fuels. Researchers throughout the world have been working on ways to solve the problems of hydrogen production and some have found more…

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Researchers in New Jersey make a clean technology breakthrough

Clean technology project taps into the power of photosynthesis Researchers from Princeton University have been working with Liquid Light, a technology startup based in New Jersey, and have made a major breakthrough in fuel cell technology. Through a collaborative effort, the research team has been able to transform a combination of water and carbon dioxide into formic acid using a fuel cell powered by solar energy. The solar power used for this project was provided by Public Service Electric and Gas of New Jersey. Solar powered fuel cell is able…

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DOE announces winners for its offshore wind energy competition

Three companies to receive $47 million annually from the Department of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the winners of its offshore wind energy initiative. The winning organizations are to be awarded $47 million each over the next four years. This funding will be used to aid in the deployment of new offshore wind energy systems that will be ready to be connected to the country’s energy grid by 2017. The projects coming from the winning organizations are based in New Jersey, Oregon, and Virginia. Fishermen’s Energy to…

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Solar energy popular among the American middle class

Middle class homeowners are the primary adopters of solar power Solar power installations are becoming more common among U.S. homeowners, but it is not the upper class that is investing in these somewhat expensive energy systems. Because of the high cost of solar installations, it had been assumed that only the rich would support the use of residential solar energy. This is not the case, however, according to recent studies from the Center for American Progress. These studies show that it is the middle class that is embracing solar power…

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Offshore wind energy revolution is underway in the US

Wind projects are finding support from the private sector and some ambitious states A wind energy revolution is underway in the U.S. At the beginning of the year, the country’s Production Tax Credit was allowed to expire. This initiative provided financial support for various types of wind projects throughout the state. The federal government allowed the tax credit to expire due to the economic concerns it had regarding wind power and its position in the country’s energy structure. Wind projects have, therefore, been relying more heavily on the private sector,…

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Solar energy company raises more funding for financing program

Solar energy continues to gain prominence among homeowners When it comes to solar energy, adoption among consumers throughout the world can be slowed due to large upfront investment associated with most energy systems. Though the cost of clean technology and solar energy modules has been falling in recent years, many people continue to consider this form of power too expensive to justify its adoption. For these people, leasing programs may be the solution to this problem. Such programs have become quite popular in the U.S., where solar energy is experiencing…

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New study highlights health benefits of solar energy

Study details often overlooked benefits of solar energy A new study from the Carnegie Mellon University suggests that more can be gained from solar energy than many may believe. For several years, critics of solar energy have argued that this form of power is not viable because of the high costs of its associated technologies. Solar energy advocates, on the other hand, have argued that these high costs are outweighed by the environmental and health benefits that are linked to solar power. This connection has been a subject of interest…

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