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February 28 -- NRG Energy Inc, the No. 2 U.S. power generating company, said on Wednesday it will add over 2,000 megawatts (MW) of natural gas and solar power generating capacity in 2013. "In 2013, we expect over 2,000 MW of utility scale conventional and solar generation to come on line," NRG CEO David Crane told analysts on a call after the company released its fourth quarter earnings. >>View Article

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 16:25

Exciting Ideas In Solar Energy From ARPA-E

February 27 -- Now in its fourth year, the summit of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) never fails to bring out the most cutting-edge ideas in renewable energy. >>View Article

February 26 -- Even though the 2013 National Football League season is about six months away, one team is driving the ball down the field in helping to boost the changing image of spectator sports as a champion in environmental sustainability. Sunpower is helping recent Super Bowl Finalists, the San Francisco 49ers, by providing a solar panel system for their new stadium. >>View Article

February 25 -- According to the latest “Energy Infrastructure Update” report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects, 1,231 MW of new in-service electrical generating capacity came on line in the United States in January 2013 — all from wind, solar, and biomass sources. >>View Article

February 21 -- Renewable energy accounted for all new electric capacity added in the United States last month, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. In all, 1,231 megawatts of new generating capacity were installed in January. Of that total, wind provided 958 megawatts, solar chipped in 267 megawatts and biomass contributed 6 megawatts. >>View Article

May 14 -- Sun Concept, Ampulse, Evergreen, Solyndra: the long list of defunct solar companies is enough to give pause to anyone trying to enter the business. But at least one company, SolarCity, has been succeeding where so many others have failed. Its secret? Staying away from manufacturing and focusing on installation. >>View Article

February 19 -- In the past five years, prices for solar panels -- the now-familiar glassy sheets containing electricity-producing photovoltaic cells -- have fallen at least 80 percent, bringing down the overall price of solar installations. >>View Article

February 15 -- San Antonio and Austin are using their municipal power companies to push solar electricity generation, and other Texas cities should support state policies boosting solar power, Austin-based Environment Texas says in a study released Thursday. >>View Article

February 14 -- Rhone Resch, of the Solar Energy Industries Association sees a robust clean-energy industry as important to America's future. Here is what he said about the State of the Union address. >>View Article

February 13 -- In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Barack Obama talked up alternative energy. Not only did Obama tout the solar and natural gas industries' recent gains, he also talked up the amount of wind energy that's now fueling the country. >>View Article

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