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The first solar panels ever installed, were photo-voltaic solar panels mounted on military satellites and blasted into space from Cape Kennedy, Florida during the 'Space Race' of the 1960's.
As many of you know most of the gasoline available in North America today has a biofuel component of between 5 and 10 percent. Newer cars and trucks are E85 compatible, meaning they can operate with up to 85 percent ethanol blended into the gasoline -- which means there is a total growth opportunity of up to 75 percent in the North American biofuel market.
SunPower Corporation stocks were up over 5% Wednesday afternoon following the company's announcement that it had begun construction on a utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) project in California.
As a result of the December 31 presidential signing of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA; H.R. 1540), the Department of Defense, or DOD, is prohibited from funding any LEED Platinum or Gold certification of new buildings for the current fiscal year, unless it submits notification of intent 30 days before the money is allocated.
The United States Navy has selected Photon Finance LLC, Island Pacific Energy LLC, and Pacific Energy Solutions LLC for $500 million of solar development contracts.
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has recently released an Operational Energy Strategy that is highly favorable to the concept of renewable energy technologies.
Here are the Top 10 Renewable Energy News Stories You May Have Missed this Week:
1. United States: Wind Developers Waiting on New Transmission Lines - The proliferation of wind power in the United States this decade is at a tipping point. A major problem that needs to be addressed is transferring the energy from wind farms to the high density cities.