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Convenience at Heart of New US Ultra-Fast EV Charging Network

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-04-23 12:53

Electrify America today said it will install a network of ultra-fast charging stations at locations across the U.S. that have been chosen specifically for everyday charging convenience.

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Advocates Seek More Momentum for Massachusetts Offshore Wind

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-04-23 11:33

Coastal Massachusetts is blustery enough that a robust offshore wind system could power a residential and commercial electricity load that is 20 times larger than exists today.

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Florida Regulators Approve Solar Lease Option for Homeowners

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-04-23 08:47

Sunrun last week won the right to offer solar leases to homeowners in Florida. Rules on the structure of solar lease offerings were previously unclear, and homeowners, therefore, have not had a lease option for solar to date. 

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Jordan Eyes Energy Storage as Next Step in Green Energy Drive

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-04-23 08:35

Jordan is pressing ahead with its first electricity storage project to bolster its expansion in solar and wind generation. The Middle Eastern kingdom expects to sign a contract for a 30-megawatt battery in the third quarter, according to Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Saleh Al Kharabsheh. 

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Finding Island Grid Resilience with Advanced Software Systems

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-04-23 07:34

Grid operators on the islands of O'ahu and Puerto Rico are working with advanced software providers to help them understand how their transmission and distribution systems function with increasing amounts of distributed energy resources (DER), as they seek a cleaner, more resilient power infrastructure.

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New Bill Seeks to Repeal Trump’s Solar Tariffs

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-04-20 13:45

Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) yesterday introduced a bill to repeal the solar tariffs that President Donald Trump imposed in January. According to Rosen’s office, if passed, the legislation would allow duties and tariffs to default back to previous rates, and companies that imported any affected solar products under this new tariff would receive retroactive reimbursement.

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Michigan to Replace Net Metering Program with Avoided-Cost Tariff

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-04-20 12:53

Michigan utility customers who put surplus electricity they generate back onto the power grid will be paid a lower, avoided-cost rate after June 1.

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Banks Are Sweetening Their Terms for Solar as Confidence Rises

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-04-20 11:28

Interest rates are rising, making debt much more expensive for capital-intensive industries across America. But there’s at least one exception: the solar business.

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7 Pro-Earth Actions You Can Take on Earth Day

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-04-20 06:53

Earth Day is Sunday, April 22, and while it’s easy to appreciate a day that celebrates the importance of environmental protection, it’s not as easy to figure out what actions you can take on Earth Day to show your support for the movement.

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Morocco Ready for Another Solar Project to Curb Energy Imports

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-04-19 11:41

Morocco plans to build plants to produce another 800 MW of solar power, just months after attracting bids for its Midelt project as the North African country moves to curb energy imports.

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The UK Just Went 55 Hours Without Using Coal for the First Time

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-04-19 11:25

Coal, which fueled the world’s biggest economies for more than a century, is increasingly losing out to renewables. The latest example of how one of the dirtiest fossil fuels is being squeezed out of the market came this week in Britain.

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Why Adaptation Is the New Reality for Offshore Wind Energy Logistics

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-04-19 09:32

Everything about the wind energy business is getting bigger. For example, current turbines averaging 4.1 MW with a hub height of 90 meters will soon be replaced by 11-MW giants with hubs 125 meters off sea level and blades spanning 190 meters. Their blade tips will cut the air at well over twice the height of the London Eye.

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SunPower to Buy SolarWorld Americas

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-04-18 12:37

SunPower Corp.’s new strategy: If you can’t beat them in the tariff game, buy them. The panel maker, which spent more than a year fighting U.S. import tariffs, announced Wednesday it was buying a rival that was instrumental in pushing for them.

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Utilities Can Choose Whether Blockchain Is a Threat or an Opportunity

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-04-18 09:26

Blockchain has been in the news a lot lately. Much of the noise is a result of the soaring valuation of the digital currencies it supports like Bitcoin and Ethereum. However, digital currencies are just one application for blockchain technology. 

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Domestic Vehicle-to-Grid Charger Goes Commercial for Nissan EV Drivers

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-04-18 07:18

In what London-based OVO Energy is calling a world first, owners of Nissan electric vehicles now will have access to a commercially available domestic vehicle-to-grid charger.

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$24M Dedicated to Reducing Cost of Concentrated Solar Thermal Technology

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-04-17 12:42

The Solar Energy Technologies Office will put $24 million into research and development that will help the industry reach the DOE’s levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) targets for concentrated solar thermal systems by 2030.

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Alberta May Soon Have Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-04-17 09:42

A bill was introduced last week in Alberta, Canada, that could give municipalities in the province the option to create Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing programs.

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New Jersey Gets 40 MWh of New Utility-Scale Energy Storage

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-04-17 08:51

Two new 20-MW/20-MWh stand-alone utility-scale energy storage installations are set to come online in New Jersey this year.

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US$88 million in funds awarded to rehabilitate 126-MW Qairokkum hydro plant in Tajikistan

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-04-17 08:41

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Green Climate Fund are providing a US$88 million financing package to complete rehabilitation of the 126-MW Qairokkum hydro plant.

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Power production begins at Pakistan's 969-MW Neelum Jhelum

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-04-16 15:08

Power generation has begun at Pakistan's 969-MW Neelum Jhelum as the hydropower plant's first turbine unit is now undergoing trial runs.

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