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Webinar: PV Modules Performance & Reliability Testing
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PV Modules Performance and Reliability Testing   Standard qualification testing of PV Modules has historically been used to identify flaws that can lead to premature product failure. Evolving standards and testing now offer options above and beyond standards like IEC 61215 and IEC 61730. Enhanced performance and reliability data can help PV equipment manufacturers and stakeholders better understand potential stressors and their impact on PV

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HREG Quarterly Meeting

Come meet the founder and CEO of  Fruition Technology Labs, Mr. Wesley Okeke, and learn how this  technology incubator supports clean technology companies and what advice he would give to renewable energy start-up companies.   - Are you developing a new revolutionary product? - Are you seeking business mentors? - Do you need guidance and investors for commercializing your product?   In addition to getting insights on his journey, you

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Wind Resource Assessment Forum
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Windpower Monthly is pleased to announce the launch of the Wind Resource Assessment Forum in North America!   This is the best event to meet and connect with wind resource assessment leaders and get the latest on new  methodologies and technologies to increase accuracy of estimations, reduce uncertainty and assure project bankability. Based on over 100 hours of research with wind resource assessment experts, the conference will cover:  

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Social Mixer: Sustainability / Green Happy Hour

Join us for our next social mixer!   Learn about the sustainable design features implemented at the new Ruggles Green restaurant in City Center.     DATE / TIME Tuesday - June 2 - 2015   HAPPY HOUR 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM       Ruggles Green Restaurant (City Center / Energy Corridor) @ 801 Town and Country Blvd - Houston, TX   The Spot Outdoor bar. Plenty free parking in Center City garage.     See you soon!  

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HREG Leadership Meeting
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The HREG leadership team meets on the second Tuesday of every month. We review recent accomplishments and upcoming tasks. Meeting on a regular basis helps us stay connected and flexible to accommodate the greater Houston community's needs.   TIME:                7:00 PM CDT  DURATION:    1 hour LOCATION:     via conference call   By invitation only. However, if you're interested (and serious) about serving on the leadership

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Solar Energy System Workshop

This workshop addresses all issues related to installation and operation. Ideal for those with a technical background or DIYer in need of guidance or troubleshooting with their solar installation project. This monthly workshop takes place at the TX/RX Labs facility. Hands-on experience will be provided with the installation of a ground-mount system.   Instructor:      Bill Swann, PE Duration:        2 hours Time:              

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Green Mountain’s New Power Plan

The company that pioneered all-wind electricity plans is launching an all- solar plan that it says could spur expansion of large-scale solar power in Texas. Green Mountain Energy, which played a substantial role in purchasing electricity from wind resources and encouraging more wind generation, announced its new plan Thursday.-solar plan that it says could spur expansion of large-scale solar power in Texas. It could lead to more solar power in Texas,

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Partnership on Aviation Bio-Fuels

This month U.S. consumers landed some exciting news as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) unveiled plans to create a national center for excellence on jet biofuel research.  The recently announced effort will help to revolutionize the air transportation industry by tackling one of its largest challenges – rising fuel costs. The center will be based at Washington State University and will bring together researchers from 16 academic institutions

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Biodiesel Production Begins at Texas Plant

Renewable Energy Group said this week that its biodiesel plant innortheast Texas has begun production. The biorefinery, in New Boston, was acquired by Iowa-based Renewable Energy after it had been down for four years. Major upgrades were done at the plant, which uses a variety of feedstocks and can produce 15 million gallons per year of biodiesel. This is the second Texas biorefinery that was acquired by Renewable Energy. It also operates a biorefinery

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IKEA Sells Solar Panels in UK

  IKEA is to sell solar panels at its British stores for the first time in an attempt to tap growth in the heavily subsidised green energy market. The world's biggest furniture retailer, best known for cheap basics such as its Billy bookcases and Ektorp sofas, plans to offer solar panel packages at all of its 17 British stores within the next 10 months.attempt to tap growth in the heavily subsidised green energy market. Ikea said the move

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