Utilities, Customers in US Southeast Embrace Community Solar

Thu, 2018-02-22 07:22

The growth of consumer purchases of solar power via community-based systems is accelerating throughout the Southeast as more utilities develop or roll out offerings.

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Sonnen Turns to South Australia for Solar Storage Manufacturing

Thu, 2018-02-22 06:58

Leading global battery and solar energy company Sonnen will move its Australian headquarters from Sydney to Adelaide where it will also establish a manufacturing hub.

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24 UK Solar Plants Fetch $267 Million in Asset Sale

Thu, 2018-02-22 05:52

Canadian Solar Inc. today said that it has sold a 142-MWp solar portfolio in the U.K. to London-based asset manager Greencoat Capital LLP in an asset sale worth about US$267.7 million.

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PG&E Meets California's 2020 Renewable Energy Goals

Wed, 2018-02-21 12:46

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has reached California’s 2020 renewable energy goal three years ahead of schedule, and now delivers nearly 80 percent of its electricity from greenhouse-gas free resources.

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Europe Can Double Renewable Energy Share by 2030, IRENA Says

Wed, 2018-02-21 10:34

The European Union can boost the share of renewables to 34 percent of its energy mix by 2030, triggering hundreds of billions euros in investment and accelerating reduction of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency.

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Alberta Leads the Pack With Cheap Wind Power; More to Come

Wed, 2018-02-21 09:28

When the winning bids for Alberta’s renewable power auction were announced in December, jaws dropped. The winning projects were approved at a record-breaking low price of C3.7 cents per kilowatt hour — the lowest price for electricity anywhere in Canada.

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Icelandic hydro project assessed using Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol

Tue, 2018-02-20 15:49

The 690-MW Karahnjukar hydroelectric project, in Fljotsdalur Valley of eastern Iceland has achieved “best practice scores” in several categories of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (HSAP), according to the International Hydropower Association.

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Homeowners Get New Tesla Batteries in Utility Trial

Tue, 2018-02-20 12:59

Nova Scotia Power has installed Tesla Powerwall batteries at 10 of its customers’ homes in a trial that the utility says will help it meet a 40 percent renewables by 2020 goal.

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How to Make Corporate Sustainability a Priority

Tue, 2018-02-20 12:33

The attitude towards corporate sustainability is shifting. What once started as “greenwashing” annual reports, is increasingly framing and shaping operating models, business processes, and even core products — sometimes driving the enterprise to new markets with unexplored opportunities.

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Australian Renewable Giant Snowy Hydro Mulls Raising A$2 Billion

Tue, 2018-02-20 10:00

Snowy Hydro Ltd., Australia’s largest hydropower producer, is considering raising as much as A$2 billion ($1.6 billion) by the end of 2018 for a project expansion, which will boost its 4,100 megawatt capacity by as much as 50 percent.

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The Future of Power-to-Gas Couldn’t Be Brighter

Tue, 2018-02-20 08:13

The objective of PtG technology is to enable the balance of supply and demand for power in electricity networks with renewable energy. Importantly, as the use of renewable energy continues to grow there will be an ever-increasing need to support ramping and smoothing of renewables and to enable storage of the over-production via transfer of PtG on an as-needed basis.

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Puerto Rico School Ditches Grid for Solar-plus-Storage

Mon, 2018-02-19 08:29

Classrooms at the SU Matrullas school in Orocovis are now entirely powered by solar panels and battery storage systems supplied by Sonnen GmbH and local developer Pura Energia. 

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Nissan Sees 2025 As Turning Point for Electric Cars

Mon, 2018-02-19 08:06

“We think that 2025 will be the turning point where the cost of an EV [electric vehicle] car, the same EV and internal combustion engine, will be the same,” he told the Financial Times. “That will be a turning point for the customer.” Nissan, through its global alliance with Renault and Mitsubishi, is the world’s largest electric car producer, selling more than 500,000 since launching the first battery Leaf car in 2010.

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Patagonia Takes Corporate Giving to the Next Level for Climate Action

Mon, 2018-02-19 06:27

In this minicast, Patagonia launches an online platform in support of local action on climate change and visits one of the greenest U.S. cities to help introduce the new platform, called Action Works.

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Backbone for New England Offshore Wind Farms “Massachusetts Ocean Grid” Takes Shape

Fri, 2018-02-16 14:22

 On Tuesday February 13, Anbaric Development Partners (ADP) announced that it had gained approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the right to develop a shared transmission system, which it says will enable Massachusetts to fully harness the potential of offshore wind power.

 

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Solar Powered Cold Storage Provides Relief During Humanitarian and Natural Disasters

Fri, 2018-02-16 13:18

A 50-year old company has a solution to provide clean drinking water and power for regions that were hard-hit by the hurricanes last fall. Aldelano Solar Cold Chain solutions is providing off-grid refrigeration, water generation and power generation equipment to Antiqua, Barbuda and the British Virgin Islands.

 

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Solar EV Charging Gets Lift with New Partnership

Fri, 2018-02-16 10:47

Germany-based solar and storage provider IBC SOLAR AG said it will begin making EV charging systems that pair with PV and energy storage available to customers.

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Europe Goes Big on Solar; 8.6 GW Installed in 2017

Fri, 2018-02-16 10:22

Early estimates from SolarPower Europe show that Europe installed about 8.6 GW of solar power systems in 2017, a 28 percent increase over systems installed in 2016.

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Researchers Plan Comprehensive Study of Waste-to-Energy v. Landfill

Fri, 2018-02-16 09:36

With waste-to-energy technology taking a front seat in the effort to deal with municipal waste in growing regions, some question whether these processing facilities aren’t doing more harm to the environment than good. Researchers at the University of Buffalo are planning to address that concern with what it says will be one of the most comprehensive and quantitative comparisons between municipal waste combustion and landfilling.

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Southeast Asia’s Coming Solar Boom

Fri, 2018-02-16 08:34

2018 should be the year that Southeast Asian solar hits its stride. That was the clear headline from the 35th ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Ministers on Energy Meeting: “ASEAN calls for energy investment.”

At the opening of the ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) towards the end of last year, Philippine Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi called on energy investors and policy officials to find new ways to meet the region’s monstrous energy needs.

 

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