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Dutch Electricity System Can Cope With Large-Scale Wind Power

Research by TU Delft proves that Dutch power stations are able to cope at any time in the future with variations in demand for electricity and supply of wind power, as long as use is made of up-to-date wind forecasts.

Cheaper Materials Could be Key to Low-Cost Solar Cells

Unconventional solar cell materials that are as abundant but much less costly than silicon and other semiconductors in use today could substantially reduce the cost of solar photovoltaics, according to a new study from the Energy and Resources Group and the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).

Raser Technologies is Named One of 50 Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company Magazine

Raser Technologies, a leader in geothermal power generation, today reported that Fast Company magazine chose it as one of the fifty "most innovative companies" for 2009 in its annual selection of the Fast Company 50.

Freescale Unveils Breakthrough in Power Conversion Technology for Solar Applications

Freescale Semiconductor is demonstrating a breakthrough in power conversion technology for photovoltaic (PV) applications this week at the Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC).

Dow Corning Announces One of the Largest Private Purchases of Renewable Energy

Dow Corning Corporation announced today an agreement to purchase more than 14,000 megawatt hours of wind generated renewable energy through Consumers Energy's Green Generation program, making Dow Corning one of the largest private purchasers of renewable energy in the State of Michigan.

Financial Community Remains Confident in Clean-Tech Sector

A new survey of alternative energy investors and analysts was released today by global public relations agency Waggener Edstrom Worldwide (WE).

U.S. and China in Race to the Top of Global Wind Industry

The United States passed Germany to become #1 in the world in wind power installations, and China's total capacity doubled for the fourth year in a row.

Wind Now Leads EU Power Sector

In 2008, more wind power was installed in the EU than any other electricity generating technology.

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