In the news: Research and developments in renewable energy, small wind markets

In the news: Research and developments in renewable energy, small wind markets

An iPhone app that alerts you how to manage power
Economic Times
A team at the University of Arkansas and the University of San Francisco, led by an Indian-origin computer science researcher, has developed an iPhone automated energy-management system that monitors energy generation and consumption in off-grid and grid-tied homes that use solar energy or wind power.

Research and Markets Includes New Report on Small Wind Turbines
AzO Cleantech
Research and Markets, has declared the inclusion of a new report prepared by GlobalData in its list of offerings. The new report titled, "Small Wind Turbines (less than 100kW) - Global Market Size, Analysis by Power Range, Regulations and Competitive Landscape to 2020," offers comprehensive information and realization of the worldwide small wind turbine market. The research provides historical data for the period 2006-2010 and forecasts up to 2020.

UN Reports Surging Investments in Renewable Energy
ABC News
Global investments in renewable energy jumped 32 percent to $211 billion last year, boosted by wind farm development in China and rooftop solar panels in Europe, U.N. officials said Thursday. A report by the U.N. Environment Program shows that solar, wind, biomass and other forms of green energy are gaining momentum, despite the lack of progress in international climate talks aimed at slowing emissions of heat-trapping gases from fossil fuels.

TEP and UES issue joint RFPs for new wind energy projects in Arizona
UniSource Energy Corp. subsidiaries Tucson Electric Power (TEP) and UniSource Energy Services (UES) have issued a joint request for proposals (RFP) for new Arizona-based wind energy projects that could produce up to 50 MW of renewable power.

Department of Energy Awards Nearly $7.5 Million to Help Develop Next Generation Wind Turbines
North American Windpower
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) announced the installation of its Board of Directors for 2011-2012, led by electric utility executive Ned Hall. The new Board begins its tenure as the industry finds itself in an all-too-familiar environment of policy uncertainty, with the looming expiration of the federal Production Tax Credit rapidly approaching at the end of 2012.

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