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Square One Utilities

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The UK government has put forward a proposal to reduce the amount of incentives they pay out to businesses for installing solar and wind power. They claim the current scheme has exceeded expectations but also exceeded cost projections.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has put a proposal forward that would have huge affects on the renewable energy industry by hugely reducing incentives payed for by the Feed in Tarriff (FiT). FiTs currently provide businesses payments for generating energy through methods such as installing wind turbines and solar panels. Businesses also receive payments for additional electricity they make by selling it back to the grid.
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Not enough oil involved then. Idiots. The government have friends in the wrong places
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Jeff Siegel

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What will break first: Old driving habits or new battery tech?
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Super caps may get to the point where they could store enough energy to be useful for charging or replacing batteries (they have replaced batteries in a few cases) but their energy density is very low compared to batteries. Some supercaps have very low ESR, so they can output very high peak power, but the capacity is low.
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Kamlesh Jolapara

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Great sir...this will really help in reducing the carbon emissions in the environment. Also, it will inspire others to go for renewable energy.
At Senator Harry Reid's National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, Obama promoted steps that the White House announced on Monday to try to shift U.S. energy away from carbon-producing sources such as coal and toward renewable...
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Kirill Klip

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     If you thought that poor Chinese people that are dying like flies because of air pollution are so far away that we should not really bother, I have a bad news for you. The great deception of "Clean Diesel" finance...
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The Electric Vehicle Battery “Can And Should Be Recycled”

http://cleantechnica.com/2015/07/23/electric-vehicle-battery-can-recycled/#

Tesla will be recycling lithium batteries into components at the Gigafactory, our strategic partner Ganfeng Lithium is already recycling it in China.

Best.
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PV Buzz

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What can community supported #agriculture teach the #solar industry?
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Andrew Thomas

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SmartKlub is  UK start-up looking at providing a local energy market place in the UK. We've produced a video and a little survey to gain insights from the UK community, please click on the link and provide us with your views. Thanks.
You can help us build an online “Local Energy Marketplace” that allows local communities, builders and planners access and build energy solutions that save money and reduce carbon through locally built Green Energy Projects. Help us achieve this vision for your local community, ...
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Our example in the video is with biomass boilers but we could have equally used PV or heat pumps to illustrate a local energy market place where owners of distributed energy devices such as heat pumps, fuel cell, PV, Electric Vehicles can trade their energy or get better tariffs or supplies (such as biomass pellets) from local supply chains, therefore decreasing the carbon footprint of the supply chain and balancing the local grid for efficiency and reducing coal and gas power stations output. This is an Innovate UK funded project and yes, I work for SmartKlub. Creating a #LocalEnergyMarketplace  is the future for local consumers, councils and local businesses! Please watch the video and complete the survey so we understand your views.
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SunHarvest Solar

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Energy savings guide with tips designed to help you reduce your monthly bill! 
Want to reduce your electricity bill? Care to be more environmentally responsible? Saving energy at home is simple with our easy-to-follow guide.
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PV Buzz

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Cheap-o #solar: How low can you really go? 
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Thomas Grounds

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Tesla’s Model X Electric SUV will Start Shipping in September
As reported by The Guardian: Elon Musk’s third electric car will be delivered to customers in the US after three years of delay, with over 20,000 pre-orders Tesla’s much delayed electric sports utility vehicle is due to fi...
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+Thomas Grounds by using the kettle boiling over metaphor, you are trying insinuate anger and lost of control; however, it was just the recognition that rational discourse was not possible and so I opted to end the conversation.
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Eclipse Automation Inc.

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Synchronization Controls Could Help Smooth Microgrids
http://bit.ly/1hECBBH
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Simple Capacity

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Intriguing interview with Nikola Tesla and John Smith in which he said: Everything is the Light.
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Really interesting stuff. It is fascinating how these legends evolve over time. Kind of like the cliché of the "fish story", where as the story is retold and retold the fish keeps getting bigger and bigger. Tesla was an interesting person, and I am sure a very smart guy, but in the end we are all only human.

I suspect that many religious stories evolved much the same way, starting as exciting true stories but, after the passage of time, becoming physically impossible tales of miracles.
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Green Energy Scotland

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LA Dumps Millions of Plastic Balls in City Reservoir to Protect #Water-http://bit.ly/1Jb5fpX
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+Green Energy Scotland thanks for that link, a really good explanation. Seems ....ahem . . . Black balls are the way forward 😳
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Argishti Sargsyan

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Another small #utility   #tech  making use of a rocking #chair  to generate #power .
I guess a playground with its playing facilities (seesaws, swings, etc) would be better for that purpose.
If you’ve ever sat in a rocking chair, you understand why every grandparent seems to own one. The gentle rocking mimics the soothing motion of a crib. It’s an ingenious, old-fashioned piece of seating bliss. Now imagine a rocking chair that even a Millennial might settle into: Not only does it relax you, but it charges your iPhone at the same time.
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It boils down to cost.  The value of the electricity being harvested is very low so the cost of producing the electricity needs to be very low as well.  

There could be some niche markets, portable power (where sun isn't available) for example, where cost can be higher than prevailing electrify costs.  As an example, Armies used to use human powered radios because they needed them to work when no batteries were available.  Today, with highly energy dependent militaries there are few realistic scenarios where a hundred watts of human powered electricity would make much of a difference but for a hiker or prepper/emergency kit a bit of human powered electricity could be valuable.
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Passionate Blogging Point

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The true cost of renewable energy
With falling short of fulfilling energy needs of the modern developing economies from conventional energy sources, we are inclined to look out for alternative sources of energy. But the challenge is that do these alternative renewable energy sources really cost lower than the conventional energy production costs ?

#renewableenergy   #energyefficiency   #alternative   #energy   #production   #solarpower   #solarenergy   #solarpanels   #windpower   #coal   #fossilfuels   #biomass  
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Environmental Energetics

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7 Technologies That Will Save the Earth:
#environment   #sustainability   #technology  
We will no longer depend on limited energy sources that pose a tremendous threat to our ecosystem, but instead be able to benefit from the unlimited and non-polluting supply of wind and sunlight at...
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Where does the energy for electrolysis come from?
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Joseph Jones

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Undamming Rivers can offer a New Source for #CleanEnergy
Certainly, society requires electrical power, and rivers already are part of our grid. The way forward just may be to share a river more equitably between renewable energy production and its natural ecology. From very Good Folks at Theguardian.com Click for link to the full article Here
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I don’t know, putting solar panels in the drained reservoir of a former dam which might have been built for flood control seems a bit iffy.  After the next really big rain storm or snow melt, the flood of the no-longer-tamed river could destroy the solar farm.

The Guardian article mentions that Edwards Dam and 3.5 MW hydropower plant in Maine was removed in 1999.  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwards_Dam
“Because the Edwards Dam did not serve any of the purposes of flood control, irrigation, or substantial hydropower production, there was much more purpose to bring it down.”
However Edwards Dam has not been replaced by 3.5 MW of solar power, so I’m not convinced that’s a good example of how “undamming rivers can offer a new source for clean energy”

The article claims “If the Conowingo Dam were removed, this would free up more than enough area to replace the lost hydroelectric generation with power from solar parks along the former reservoir bottom”.  Then it fails to support that claim, which turns out to be untrue.  The  Conowingo Dam provides 572 MW of power, but the article distracts us by bringing up the 392 MW Ivanpah solar power plant in California and ends up saying “Thus, about three-quarters of the river bottom would need to be in solar to match the output of Ivanpah.”   If 3/4 of the river bottom could match the 392 MW output of Ivanpah, then the entire river bottom would be able to provide about 523 MW, which is not enough to entirely replace the 572 MW of Conowingo Dam.   You couldn’t even use the entire river bottom anyway because there would still be a (narrower) river running down the bottom of it.

It may make good sense to remove certain dams, but I’m still not sure it’s a good idea to put a solar farm on the river bottom.  The deluge from another Hurricane Agnes could wipe it out.
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James Clair Lewis

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Rainwater Cistern Construction 5 Underground Cistern Tank Placement for Rainwater Harvesting Aquascape's Rainwater Harvesting 101 RainXchange Rainwater Harvesting, Recycling & Storage Part 1 RainXchange Rainwater Harvesti...
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Square One Utilities

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George Osborne has announced in his budget that he will be stopping the CCL tax exemption from renewable energy. The CCL tax was created to encourage businesses to be more energy efficient, but did not include energy generated from renewable energy. The government have decided to stop this to generate an additional £450 million for the budget. 
The budget delivered by George Osborne on the 8th of July has had a massive effect on the energy sector. A major part of that budget was the removal of the Climate Change Levy (CCL) exemption from renewable energy. The CCL tax effects non domestic users and was created as an incentive for companies to be more energy efficient, however, companies using renewable energy sources were exempt. The Chancellor decided that this was unfair, as it had mea...
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Kamlesh Jolapara

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A team led by an India-origin scientist has developed a butterfly-inspired technique that could make solar energy cheaper
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