What’s Up With Solar in YOUR State? Solar Power Rocks Releases U.S. State-by-State Solar Power Rankings Report.
Date: 11/7/2014 to 11/8/2014
Location: Portland, ME
The Island Institute and the Islanded Grid Resource Center will host the fifth annual Island Energy Conference on Friday, November 7 at the Clarion Hotel in Portland, Maine, and Saturday, November 8 on Peaks Island, Maine. The Island Energy Conference brings together island leaders and energy experts to discuss common energy challenges and to learn more about resources that exist to address these challenges. This year's conference will feature a keynote address from James Manwell from the University of Massachusetts Wind Energy Center, whose pioneering work has included research on the potential to integrate renewable energy into New England island grids. In addition, the event will include a kickoff meeting for the Islanded Grid Resource Center.
New analysis commissioned by the European Commission concludes that renewables such as onshore wind and solar PV are close to that of conventional technologies like coal, gas and nuclear in terms of costs a subsidy levels.
The U.K. Green Investment Bank is set to tie up the first investments in a $1.6 billion fund by the end of March, part of Britain’s push to cement its dominance in offshore wind power.