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Electric drive Buses;

18.02.2013

More than 75,000 Electric Drive Buses Will Be on Roads Worldwide by 2018.

According to a recent report from Pike Research, a part of Navigant’s Energy Practice, the global market for electric drive buses is expected to grow steadily over the next six years, with a compound annual growth rate of 26 percent from 2012 to 2018.  By 2018, the report concludes, more than 75,000 electric drivetrain buses will be in service around the world.


First All-American Solar Financing;

18.02.2013

The largest U.S. solar manufacturer for more than 35 years, has launched the SolarWorld FreedomTM Plan, the solar industry’s first financing program dedicated exclusively to American-made solar products. The program is designed for homeowners seeking freedom from rising utility costs by replacing a portion of their electricity bill with a low monthly solar-power payment. Unlike competitors’ financing programs, the SolarWorld FreedomTM Plan guarantees the use of high-quality American-made solar panels in every installation, responding to American consumers’ recently surveyed strong preference for products made in the USA.


Rooftop Solar Program;

07.02.2013

Report: A Controversial Solar Program Creates More Benefits Than Costs For Californians.


Asia Report: India Scales Back Subsidies, What it Means for Solar;

06.02.2013

New Hampshire, USA -- India is targeting a deficit target of 5.3 percent of its GDP for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, but at current spending India will fall short by about 20%, or roughly 2.06 trillion rupee. Among the measures to hit that target are a reduction in subsidies, which has implications for the solar market, reports Bridge to India's Jasmeet Khurana.


Smart use of agricultural residues for advanced biofuels

06.02.2013

Advanced biofuels from crop wastes are a “cleaner and greener” alternative to fossil fuels and conventional biofuels, but more research is needed to specify how much waste can be sustainably used, according to WWF’s study “Smart Use of Residues”.