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Reliance Said to Mull India Energy Storage With BP

Renewable Energy - 4 hours 26 min ago

Reliance Industries Ltd., owned by India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani, is considering entering the energy storage business with its partner BP Plc. to expand into the country’s growing renewable energy sector, according to two people with knowledge of the plan.

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3@3 on Solar PV: Global Solar Market Growth, Energy Storage, Eclipse

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-08-21 12:35

Today’s topics an update on the growth of the global solar market, the future of energy storage and how utilities learned from and prepared for the solar eclipse. Plus an update on the trade case.

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Argentina Eyes Slower Renewable Growth as Infrastructure Lags

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-08-21 10:55

Argentina’s next renewable power auction will be half the size of last year’s because of an infrastructure bottleneck slowing down the ability to add capacity.

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Rising Chinese Solar Panel Prices May Put Indian Projects At Risk

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-08-21 10:43

Solar power projects bid at low tariffs may be at risk as the prices of photovoltaic panels have risen amid a push in the U.S. to impose anti-dumping duty on cheaper imports from China.

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Home Depot to Lease 50 Store Rooftops for Solar Power

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-08-21 10:25

The Home Depot last week said that it will use power purchase agreements to lease rooftop space for 50 of its stores. The company is working with GE subsidiary Current and Tesla on the project.


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Investor Group to Buy Calpine for $5.6 Billion

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-08-21 09:48

Calpine Corp. on Friday said that a consortium of investors will buy the geothermal and natural gas electricity supplier for $5.6 billion. Energy Capital Partners along with a consortium of investors led by Access Industries and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board have agreed to pay $15.25 per share in cash for the company.

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5 Key Takeaways for Engineers Interested in Designing Platforms for Offshore Wind Farms

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-08-21 08:18

To say the engineering that goes into the platform design for an offshore wind farm is “complicated” would be laughable at best. “Complicated’ barely scratches the surface of the hundreds of hours of work that goes into designing a structure to support a tower that will stand some 100-200 meters high in the ocean for 20+ years, be subjected to enormous wave and wind loads over those two and half decades and oh, not to mention, generate electricity all the while.

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All Coast to Build Jones-Act Compliant Liftboat

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-08-18 11:41

All Coast LLC recently said it will build a Jones Act-compliant liftboat for U.S. wind farm installation and support activities (WTIV). 

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100 Percent Renewable Powered Microgrid in Illinois Islands from the Grid for 24 Hours

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-08-18 10:43

On Thursday, Ameren Corporation and S&C Electric Company announced that they had successfully conducted a 24-hour islanding test at the recently deployed Ameren microgrid in Champaign, Illinois. 

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Mexico City Company Turns Prickly Pear Cactus Waste Into Energy

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-08-18 10:39

A startup called Energy and Environmental Sustainability is taking cactus waste from the Milpa Alta neighborhood of the capital and turning it into biogas.

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Potential Partners Considered for Greek Geothermal Development

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-08-18 09:57

The first phase has been completed in the selection process for partners in PPC Renewable’s geothermal development work in Greece.

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Australia Continues Tidal Energy Research with $2.49 Million In Funding

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-08-17 20:38

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced it will provide $2.49 million in funding to attract future investment via a 3-year project that will explore the tidal energy potential in Australia.

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An Eclipse Is Just What the US Power Sector’s Been Waiting For

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-08-17 05:47

Turns out the solar eclipse, set to plunge parts of the U.S. into total darkness on Monday, will offer exactly what the power sector’s been looking for: a completely predictable stage for experiments.

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SolarReserve to Build 150-MW Solar Thermal Plant in South Australia

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-08-17 05:25

A 150MW solar thermal power plant will be built in South Australia by global company SolarReserve. The Aurora Solar Energy Project located in Port Augusta, about 300km north of the South Australian capital Adelaide, will incorporate eight hours of storage or 1,100 MWh, allowing it to operate like a conventional coal or gas power station.

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NorthVolt Starts Biggest Fundraising for $4 Billion Battery Plan

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-08-17 05:09

NorthVolt AB, the Swedish battery factory developer founded by a former Tesla Inc. executive, is planning to close its first major fundraising round this autumn, potentially drawing in 100 million euros ($118 million).

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How an Arkansas Co-op Used Solar Power to Help Retain a Major Employer

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-08-17 04:57

An electric cooperative in rural Arkansas is finding that solar power is not only benefiting its members, it’s helped to keep a major employer in the community.

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Offshore Oil and Gas Has Experience and Innovative Technology To Help US Offshore Wind

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-08-16 20:17

While last week’s Offshore Wind Executive Summit was formulated in order to illuminate the offshore wind business opportunities that offshore oil and gas supply chain companies could take advantage of, it was clear during the conference that the US offshore oil and gas companies have a lot to teach offshore wind.

First, according to Randall Luthi, president of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), on the public relations front, offshore oil and gas has a lot of experience dealing with opposition and educating the public about the importance of the service it is providing. 

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ScottishPower Looks to Next-Gen Turbines for East Anglia 3 Offshore Wind Farm

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-08-16 05:56

ScottishPower Renewables plans to use larger, “next generation” wind turbines for its East Anglia 3 offshore wind farm than on previous phases of the project.

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London Solar Auctions Aim to Make City Greenest on Earth

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-08-16 05:49

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he wanted to try city-wide auctions as part of an environment strategy proposed to more than double the capital’s solar energy generation capacity by 2030.

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First Solar to Profit If Trump Slaps Tariffs on Panel Imports

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-08-15 16:39

First Solar Inc. is standing on the sidelines of a trade dispute that could give its products a significant leg up.

The U.S. International Trade Commission held a hearing on Tuesday regarding the request by Suniva for the U.S. to impose tariffs on imported solar panels. The petition alleges China, which accounts for more than 80 percent of global solar panel production, gives manufacturers unfair government support.  

The commission is expected to make a decision next month, and a finding of harm could lead President Trump to impose duties as early as November.


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