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Solar Day at the Capitol
ISETA will host 2017's Solar Day at the Capitol on Thursday, January 12. The day begins with a breakfast at 7AM and continues at 10AM with remarks by leaders in the solar industry and policy makers. Both will take place in the Capitol Rotunda. Visitors will have a chance to talk with policy makers about the great benefits of solar in Iowa. All are welcome!
 
The Iowa Energy Plan
The plan, led by Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds, the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Department of Transportation, will establish priorities and guide decision-making statewide for evaluating current and future energy supply and demand, explore energy policies and programs, and recognize developing challenges and opportunities.
Additional information about the plan, its goals and details about the six public forums that will be held across Iowa in late March and early April are available on the Iowa Environmental Council's blog

Iowa Environmental Council's blog

 
Six public forums have been scheduled across the state in March and April to provide more info on the plan's development process and solicit suggestions and feedback.The forums are an excellent opportunity to meet the team developing the plan and share your thoughts on Iowa's energy future. Public input is critical for the plan and will help determine its direction. Comments can also be submitted online through June 30, 2016. These may be submitted via the Iowa Energy Plan website at

http://www.iowaenergyplan.org/contact.html

 

 

 

 Solar Energy News

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:06:00 GMT
Solar, News, Drones
5 Reasons Why Drones Are Going to Work for Solar Asset Managers

With the potential to reduce inspection times from weeks to hours, itís no wonder drones are becoming an integral part of the solar asset managerís toolkit.


Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:27:00 GMT
Opinion & Commentary, Hydropower, Baseload, Storage, Bioenergy, Wind Power, Solar, imported, Blogs, Geothermal
US Interior Department Scientist Speaks Out Against Reassignment

I am not a member of the deep state. I am not big government. I am a scientist, a policy expert, a civil servant and a worried citizen. Reluctantly, as of today, I am also a whistleblower on an administration that chooses silence over science.


Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:19:00 GMT
Solar, Storage, News
Likana Solar Thermal Project in Chile Receives Environmental Approval

SolarReserve yesterday said its 390-MW Likana concentrating solar power plant received environmental approval from the Chilean government.


Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:47:00 GMT
Wind Power, Solar, News
China Achieves 7.2-GW New Solar Capacity Milestone in 1Q17

China has installed 7.21 GW of new solar capacity in the first quarter of 2017, achieving another renewable energy milestone with growth maintaining the same pace as during 1Q16. Of that total, 4.78 GW came from utility-scale solar, with the remaining 2.43 GW originating from distributed solar PV, bringing the countryís cumulative solar PV capacity up to almost 85 GW. 


Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:14:00 GMT
Solar, News
The Future of Solar Debated at Intersolar in Light of Trade Petition

Intersolar and ees North America 2017 concluded its 10th annual event in San Francisco last week. The event organizer said attendees and exhibitors were optimistic, as they engaged in meaningful conversations about the best approaches for sustained market success, despite a year of industry consolidation and trade policy uncertainty.


Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:05:00 GMT
Solar, Storage, News
Next Level Design ó New-School Solar Software Providers Take on the Incumbents

The market for solar PV design software has opened up significantly in the past five years. New offerings have taken off in that time, and they range from fully integrated systems offering one-stop functionality, to niche services that are hyper-focused on one segment of the design process.

 


Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:27:00 GMT
Opinion & Commentary, Wind Power, Solar, News
3@3 on PV (and RE): Intersolar, Trade Case, Communicating about Jobs

Jenn Runyon, Chief Editor of Renewable Energy World and Paula Mints, Chief Market Research Analyst with SPV Market Research discuss three hot topics in the renewable energy industry for three minutes each. Todayís topics include takeaways from last week's Intersolar Trade Show; the solar trade case between the US and China and a discussion about to communicate job growth in the clean energy industry. Check it out!


Wind Energy News

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:27:00 GMT
Opinion & Commentary, Hydropower, Baseload, Storage, Bioenergy, Wind Power, Solar, imported, Blogs, Geothermal
US Interior Department Scientist Speaks Out Against Reassignment

I am not a member of the deep state. I am not big government. I am a scientist, a policy expert, a civil servant and a worried citizen. Reluctantly, as of today, I am also a whistleblower on an administration that chooses silence over science.


Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:47:00 GMT
Wind Power, Solar, News
China Achieves 7.2-GW New Solar Capacity Milestone in 1Q17

China has installed 7.21 GW of new solar capacity in the first quarter of 2017, achieving another renewable energy milestone with growth maintaining the same pace as during 1Q16. Of that total, 4.78 GW came from utility-scale solar, with the remaining 2.43 GW originating from distributed solar PV, bringing the countryís cumulative solar PV capacity up to almost 85 GW. 


Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:39:00 GMT
Opinion & Commentary, Wind Power, Editorís Picks, WindFeatured
Renewables Industry Learning from Oil and Gas Insights

The way the world thinks about renewable energy has transformed. It is no longer just a concept but a reality, and interest in renewable energy is growing globally. With much of the world looking for fossil-free energy sources, wind power is becoming increasingly popular, and forward-looking companies are adapting their oil and gas solutions for use in the renewables sector.


Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:05:00 GMT
Wind Power, News
Floating Turbines for Hywind Scotland Offshore Wind Farm in Transit

Five floating turbines for the Hywind offshore wind farm this week began their journey from Stord, Norway, to Buchan Deep, 25 km east of Peterhead in Scotland, according to Abu Dhabi-based Masdar, a co-owner of the project.


Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:27:00 GMT
Opinion & Commentary, Wind Power, Solar, News
3@3 on PV (and RE): Intersolar, Trade Case, Communicating about Jobs

Jenn Runyon, Chief Editor of Renewable Energy World and Paula Mints, Chief Market Research Analyst with SPV Market Research discuss three hot topics in the renewable energy industry for three minutes each. Todayís topics include takeaways from last week's Intersolar Trade Show; the solar trade case between the US and China and a discussion about to communicate job growth in the clean energy industry. Check it out!


Mon, 17 Jul 2017 14:42:00 GMT
Wind Power, News
Contract Wins and Acquisitions Further Growth of Global Offshore Wind Industry

The UK generates more electricity from offshore wind than any other country, meeting 5 percent of total national demand. That figure is likely to grow, with the sector predicted to be worth just under £3B [US $3.9B] to the UK economy by 2030.

DONG Energyís 1.2-GW Hornsea Project One will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world once built and on Monday, July 17, international marine and engineering consultancy LOC Renewables announced that it will be carrying out marine warranty surveying (MWS) services on Hornsea Project One. The site, which will consist of 174 turbines installed off the Yorkshire coast in the North Sea is scheduled for commissioning in 2020.


Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:55:00 GMT
Wind Power, Solar, Storage, News, Editorís Picks
Adapting to a Renewable-rich Grid: Businesses Embrace Building Management Solutions

Transitioning to the energy landscape of the future is oftentimes distilled down to a rise in renewable power generation. But the reality is that myriad industries are evolving and contributing to the foundations of a cleaner future. 


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