The Study from The University of Washington Showed – Petite Poplars are the Future...

In the quest to produce affordable biofuels, poplar trees are one of the Pacific Northwest‘s best bets – the trees are abundant, fast-growing, adaptable to many terrains and their wood can be transformed into substances used in biofuel and high-value chemicals that we rely on in our daily lives. But even as researchers test poplars’ …

Wisconsin Businessman Creates Fund for Solar Energy

A Wisconsin businessman has created a fund that awards grants to nonprofits trying to move toward solar energy. Milwaukee Public Radio reports that Cal Couillard created Solar for Good, which awards the grants with the help of the advocacy group RENEW Wisconsin. Couillard is president of Componex, an Edgerton-based manufacturer. He’s contributed $125,000 to start …

Puerto Rico Gov. to Bolster Island’s Electric Grid With Renewables as Lights Go Out...

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello sent out a tweet boasting about the island finally reaching a 50 percent power threshold after Hurricane Maria wiped out the electric grid 56 days ago. “Then ‘boom’ (a witness reported) the lights went out,” tweeted CBS News reporter David Begnaud, who has been extensively reporting on the U.S. territory’s …

Facebook Signs PPA With Enel Green Power NA — 320 Megawatt Rattlesnake Creek Wind...

Enel Green Power North America has announced this week it has begun construction on the 320 MW Rattlesnake Creek wind farm, which will also provide 200 MW of renewable energy to Facebook’s new data center in Nebraska. US renewable energy company Enel Green Power North America, part of the Enel Group, announced several big items …

Wyatt Wants Winnipeg to Generate and Sell Solar Power

Coun. Russ Wyatt wants Winnipeg to create a new arm’s-length corporation that will generate solar power and sell it back to Manitoba Hydro. The Transcona councillor has authored a motion to create a new non-profit entity to set up solar farms on city property, sell solar power and promote the benefits of green energy. “We …

Ingeteam Surpasses 40 GW of Installed Wind-Power Capacity

Ingeteam, an independent supplier of electrical conversion equipment, has announced that it surpassed the milestone of 40 GW of installed wind-power capacity worldwide thanks to record sales of its converter product lines. This significant achievement underpins the growth the company experienced in its core markets, with an addition of an impressive 10 GW globally in …