Dec 262014
 

A new residential financing deal packages energy storage with solar panels in a combined rental and lease deal, so homeowners pay no money up front

Orix Offers Energy Storage Twist On Solar Leasing was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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Dec 252014
 
'Antarctica' looks at a continent's harsh beauty
The Detroit News
He looks at the brutal reality of the wildlife there — penguins often starve to death, seals get lost in the snow — and finds peace in the absolute silence of remote locations (of course, in Antarctica, all locations are remote). He offers stunning

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Dec 252014
 

It’s barely been a month since we reported on the government of Kawajima-machi’s (Saitama Prefecture, Japan) plans to develop a 7.5 MW solar power plant on the surface of Umenokifurukori reservoir. And now Kyocera has announced a 13.4 MW floating solar power plant on the Yamakura Dam reservoir in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. The company did not release any information on how

World’s Largest Floating Solar Power Plant Announced By Kyocera was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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Dec 252014
 

Water testing by Duke University reveals that contaminants associated with oil and gas wastewater have migrated into Wolf Creek, a tributary of the New River, above a drinking water intake. During evidentiary hearings before the West Virginia Environmental …
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Dec 242014
 

Austin Herald
A true polar plunge; Rose Creek student studies in Antarctica
Austin Herald
Laura Meany knew she wanted to travel, but she didn't know she would get to hang out with penguins in Antarctica for two weeks. Laura, a 19-year-old from Rose Creek, visited Antarctica through a study abroad program Dec. 4-19 through Iowa State …

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Dec 242014
 

Taking inspiration from Gujarat’s Charanka Solar Park, during the 2014–15 financial budget, India’s Finance Minister had amongst other things announced a fund of Rs5 billion ($ 80 million) in order to promote Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects (UMSPP) across states with good solar potential. Accordingly, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) had prepared a draft scheme for these UMSPP. Prime Minister Modi

Indian Cabinet Clears Over 20 GW Ultra Mega Solar Projects (In Depth) was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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Dec 242014
 

The EPA just hit XTO Energy, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil and the nation’s largest natural gas company, with a cool $ 2.3 million fine for Clean Water Act violations related to its fracking activities in West Virginia. This is big: you rarely hear about …
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Dec 242014
 

The Maritime Executive
Guidelines for Drone Use in Antarctica Underway
The Maritime Executive
The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) has been requested to present draft unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or drone) guidelines at the next annual Antarctic Treaty Consultancy Meeting (ATCM) in Bulgaria in June 2015.

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Dec 232014
 

Originally published on ABB-Conversations. In every endeavor, there has to be a first: The first person in space, the first man on the moon, the first to stand atop the highest mountain in the world. For Germany’s offshore wind industry, it was the pioneering Alpha Ventus installation off the coast of Borkum that waded first

Alpha Ventus Wind Farm Tops Forecasts was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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