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Do Electrified Villages in Developing Regions Need Microgrids?

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-03-16 11:25

A new video produced with support from international development agency USAID takes a closer look at microgrid development in India and the need to bring these independent solar and battery-based systems to villages already connected to the main grid.

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Clean Energy Issues Highlight “New Hampshire Energy Week”

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-03-16 10:43

At a breakfast during “NH Energy Week,” Governor Sununu said that its time to take the politics out of energy. His office is set to release a long-term energy plan in the next few weeks that lays out the direction that the state should be going regarding energy.

“What we do today should be different than what we did five years ago,” he said, adding that the “old school” way of pitting renewables against cost-savings is no longer valid.


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The Global Leader in Pay-As-You-Go Solar Is Downsizing

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-03-16 10:05

M-Kopa, the Kenyan pay-per-use solar power provider, is downsizing in a bid to improve its competitiveness, ensure long-term sustainability, and increase return for investors. The Nairobi-headquartered company said it laid off more than 150 of its over 1,000 staff members as part of a company-wide restructuring that took place at the end of 2017.

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From Residential to Utility-Scale, Solar Wins in Recent State-Level Actions

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-03-16 08:41

A series of recent state-level actions have been lauded by industry advocates as positive steps for driving deployments of residential, community-scale and utility-scale solar.

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Biomass to Help Clean Up One of EU’s Most Polluting Countries

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-03-15 12:11

A newly formed business partnership is working to find a way to use biomass with legacy coal waste in a “super-fuel” blend to help clean up one of the most polluting coal countries in the European Union.

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What's the Most Important Thing California Can Do with Its Clean Energy?

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-03-15 10:51

Not often is running the electric grid as simple as applying lessons from childhood. Right now it is — California is learning to share with its neighbors.

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World's Energy Giants Flock to Latin American Renewables Market

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-03-15 08:30

Latin America’s booming clean energy market is attracting the world’s energy giants, which are driving down prices and squeezing out the little guys.


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Norway’s Statoil Embraces Broader Energy Future with New Name

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-03-15 07:48

Norwegian multinational oil and gas company Statoil yesterday said that it plans to change its name to Equinor to reflect its evolution into a “broad energy company” that will include renewables.

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World Bank approves US$375 million IDA credit to support Ethiopia 2025 goal

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-03-14 14:52

The World Bank Group has approved a US$375 million International Development Association (IDA) credit to support Ethiopia’s goal of achieving universal electricity access by 2025.

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Global Solar Installations Jumped 29 Percent in 2017

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-03-14 13:35

Global solar power saw considerable success last year, with installations increasing by about 29 percent to 98.9 GW from 76.5 GW in 2016, according to data released today by SolarPower Europe.

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Puerto Rico-Based Fortune 500 Company Banks on Reliable Power for a New Microgrid

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-03-14 11:46

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Fairbanks Morse announced that it has delivered its PoweReliability-as-a-Service platform to a Fortune 500 company in Puerto Rico. The installation provides a dual fuel combined heat and power (CHP) microgrid with approximately 10 megawatts of capacity.


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Efficiency Startup Gets Funding to Cut Energy Use by Buildings

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-03-14 10:13

Carbon Lighthouse, a San Francisco-based energy-efficiency company, raised $27 million to expand its engineering and marketing efforts. GRC SinoGreen Fund led the oversubscribed funding round and JCI Ventures, SV Tech Ventures and EBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s Ulupono Initiative also participated, according to Carbon Lighthouse Chief Executive Officer Brenden Millstein. Other investors included Ekistic Ventures, Tom Steyer’s Radicle Impact Partners, former General Motors Co. Vice Chairman Steve Girsky and Tesla Inc. Chief Technology Officer Jeffrey B Straubel.

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Egypt Brings Online First Plant in 1.8-GW Solar Park

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-03-14 09:52

Egypt inaugurated the first solar power plant at a remote desert complex where the government plans to generate as much as 1.8 GW from the sun, cutting the most populous Arab nation’s reliance on dirty and expensive fossil fuels.

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A Global Game Changer for Energy Efficiency Investments

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-03-14 07:23

A new underwriting and risk assessment standard could help scale up this $1 trillion global market.

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Inside Renewable Energy: Cue the Smart Storage — What Artificial Intelligence Can Do for Our Energy Storage Future

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-03-13 11:59

Artificial intelligence (AI) has a broad set of applications, and exactly how it could be applied in the renewables sector and what changes it might bring to the grid can seem elusive. But this future-like technology is already hard at work for our power system. Stem Inc.’s Larsh Johnson explains in this episode.

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World’s First Energy Storage Fund to List in London

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-03-13 10:34

Gore Street Capital plans a London listing for the world’s first energy storage fund. The London-based private-equity firm is seeking to raise 100 million pounds ($139 million) from the initial public offering expected later this month on the London Stock Exchange. 

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Solar PV in China Looks Promising for 2018

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-03-13 10:26

China's solar PV market experienced rapid growth during the first three quarters of 2017, adding 43 GW in new PV installations, according to data released by the National Energy Administration of China. 

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Jordan Selects Finalists to Bid for 300 MW of Solar, Wind Power

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-03-12 07:44

Jordan selected 45 companies including France’s Total SA and Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power as finalists to bid for six solar and wind energy power plants with total capacity of 300 megawatts of power.

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China’s Solar PV Module Exports Reached 37.9 GW in 2017

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-03-12 07:34

In 2017, newly installed PV capacity worldwide reached 102 GW, soaring 37 percent from a year earlier, while cumulative installed PV capacity surged 33.7 percent to 405 GW, according to statistics from the China Photovoltaic Industry Association. 

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French President Macron Makes 1 Billion-Euro Commitment to Solar Deployment

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-03-12 05:55

In this minicast, France and India host the founding summit of the International Solar Alliance, and French President Emmanuel Macron says France’s total commitment to solar deployment through 2022 will reach 1 billion euros.

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