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Middle East and Africa Poised To Go Green Although renewable energy deployment in Saudi Arabia has seen slow progress over the past few years, the current need and urgency to invest in renewables has become apparent. Next year's GCC Environment Forum, Saudi Arabia's flagship environmental event, will examine the Saudi Arabian green market's commitment to sustainable and green development.

ITM Power's New Wind-Powered Hydrogen Refueling Station In South Yorkshire Hydrogen energy system manufacturer, ITM Power, has launched its first public access hydrogen refueling station at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in South Yorkshire, UK. The site consists of a 225 kW wind turbine coupled directly to an electrolyser, 220 kg of hydrogen storage, a hydrogen dispensing unit, and a 30 kW fuel cell system.

Why Renewable Energy in Latin America is a Winner Renewable energy in Latin America has made some important gains over the last decade and seems positioned to continue in a positive direction thanks to several factors including steady gains in new projects and increased financial engagement by key players.

On-Site Storage Reduces Emissions and Power Bills in Kentucky The Glasgow Electric Plant Board in Kentucky is installing smart energy storage devices as part of the its effort to reduce emissions during times of peak demand for its customers. The Demand Response Program is expected to reduce peak demand by 25 percent, lower carbon emissions, and lower customers' power bills.

New England's Largest Solar Parking Canopy Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and leaders from Bristol Community College (BCC) and its partners joined in unveiling New England's largest solar parking canopy to date, a 3.2 megawatt solar array covering 800 parking spaces on five acres of the College's Fall River Campus.

Australia's 'Best' Wind Farm Gains Planning Approval Construction on Australia's 'best' wind farm project will commence next year following development approval. The $250 million Hornsdale Wind Farm, to be developed by French company Neoen, will be located in the Mid North of South Australia, around the town of Jamestown.

PFMG Solar's Focus On Schools Goes Beyond The Bottom Line Every business endeavor needs to be financially viable or it won't benefit anyone. But it's refreshing to see a successful company so clearly focused on benefiting the community. We spoke with Paul Mikos, President of PFMG Solar, about what drives their vision and the role renewables can play in the community.

Energy Storage For Prosumer Solar PV French battery manufacturer Saft has introduced its new Intensium® Home 10M lithium-ion (Li-ion) energy storage system. The battery pack offers high performance in a modern, aesthetically pleasing design intended specifically for high-end residential and small commercial solar PV installations.

The Present And Future Of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles Mention zero-emission vehicles and most people think of battery electric cars. But there is another option: Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles – FCEVs – powered by hydrogen. Why don't we see more of them on the road? What are the hurdles hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles need to overcome before we'll be able to find them at a local dealership?

PV Solar Diversifies Panama's Power Matrix 2014 closed as the year that Central American governments increased their interest in renewable energies. The authorities in the region know the potential of solar energy, the cost has decreased and is now a feasible solution that can compete in the energy mix in terms of price.

Fuel Cells Strengthen Grid Resiliency During the severe weather events that struck the U.S. northeast states in recent years, stationary fuel cell systems proved their ability to provide power during grid outages, with dozens of systems and tens of megawatts deployed from New Jersey to Maine for utilities, public institutions, and businesses.

Revenue for Leading Solar PV Module Suppliers Reached Three-Year High in Q4 2014 Total module revenue of the top 20 global solar PV suppliers in the fourth quarter reached its highest level since 2011, despite the effect of negative exchange rates on average selling prices.

Invest In The Disruptive Innovation That Matters It’s time to invest in the disruptive innovation that matters. Wal van Lierop, co-founder of cleantech venture capital firm Chrysalix EVC, explains how many Silicon Valley startups and investors are failing to foster innovation in the troubling global trends of our time: energy security and climate change.

NRG Home Solar Expands Operations in California NRG Home Solar is opening two new California offices and will hire more than 100 new employees in order to support its rapidly growing residential solar services in the Golden State. This expansion will build on NRG's energy operations including the recent expansion of the NRG eVgo electric vehicle charging network.