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Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2017: Earnings Season

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-03-21 09:55
Earnings season began in earnest in February. My Ten Clean Energy Stocks model portfolio gave back a little of its large January gains because a mix of good and bad earnings mostly offset each other. One pick (Seaspan Preferred) gave back its large January gains. Neither the original gain nor the loss were driven by news.


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Offshore Energies: Data Technology Transfer from O&G to Wind Power

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-03-20 19:12

Organizations are collecting more information than they ever have in the past, and energy companies are no exception. One estimate puts the amount of data collected on an offshore oil rig at 2 terabytes per day. More and more, these companies are turning to analytics service providers to make sense of their data within their business processes. 


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China’s Jiangsu Province Expands Waste-to-energy Capacity

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-03-20 10:43

Local officials in China's Jiangsu Province will help expand waste-to-energy capacity in the region with an investment in a new facility with a processing capacity of 900 metric tons.

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US Geothermal Set to Submit San Emidio II Application to Bureau of Land Management

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-03-20 09:59

U.S. Geothermal plans to submit an application to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to build its expanded San Emidio phase II geothermal plant, U.S. Geothermal President Douglas Glaspey said in a March 10 4Q16 earnings call.

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Energy and Environmental Regulation in the Age of Trump: The Role of the States—Part 2

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-03-20 09:38
Scott Pruitt has now been sworn in as the new Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Agency. It is likely the dismantling of the Clean Power Plan (CPP), and ultimately much of the Agency itself, will begin in short order.


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Bills to Expand Solar Incentives in Maine Ready to Launch

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-03-20 06:38
The near-term future of rooftop solar energy in Maine is likely to be decided this spring, as lawmakers consider changes to a widely criticized rule approved in January by the Public Utilities Commission. Two major bills are pending that would supersede the PUC's approach to compensating homeowners for the solar power they generate, an incentive called net energy billing or net metering.
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GreenWish to Invest $280 Million in Nigeria Solar Plants

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-03-20 06:10

GreenWish Partners, a Paris-based independent power producer, will invest $280 million to build solar power plants in Nigeria that are expected to start producing electricity in the first quarter of next year.


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Vattenfall Wind Farms to Use BMW Energy Storage

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-03-17 11:07

Sweden's state-owned utility Vattenfall will use 1,000 lithium ion batteries supplied by BMW Group to provide energy storage at some of the power company's wind power facilities.


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German Coal Mine to Be Reborn as Giant Pumped Storage Hydro Facility

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-03-17 06:12
A coal-mine that powered German industry for almost half a century will get a new lease on life when it’s turned into a giant battery that stores excess solar and wind energy.


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Nicaraguan Resort Turns to Solar+storage Solution to Reduce Utility Costs

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-03-17 05:48

Rancho Santana resort and residential community on the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua is turning to solar and energy storage to alleviate the high cost of peak energy in the region.


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Providing Value Throughout the Entire Solar PV Supply Chain

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-03-17 05:17

Within the past decade or two, the solar industry has experienced a great deal of evolution and expansion. In the U.S., one of the largest shakeups was in 2010 when PV panel prices dropped. The inverter market has also been subjected to changes, especially in terms of new topologies and increased functionalities.

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Avangrid Winning Bidder in North Carolina Offshore Wind Energy Area Auction

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-03-17 04:41
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank yesterday said that a wind energy area of 122,405 acres offshore Kitty Hawk, N.C. received the high bid of $9 million from Avangrid Renewables, the provisional winner in a competitive lease sale in federal waters.


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A Longer Look at Long-duration Energy Storage

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-03-16 19:15

According to a recent report "Beyond Four Hours: The Transition to a More Flexible, and Valuable, Long-duration Energy Storage Asset," 80 percent of market participants define long-duration energy storage (LDS) as an asset than can provide at least 3 hours of energy storage. But even that definition of LDS was not the same for everyone, according to Jason Deign, author of the report.

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Siemens low wind power prototype turbine installed in Drantum

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-03-16 17:00

Siemens' new direct-drive low wind turbine has reached the prototype testing stage. The onshore model SWT-3.15-142, with a rotor diameter of 142 meters passed prototype approval and was erected at the Drantum wind test site in Jutland, Denmark.

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Google's Schmidt Highlights Promise of New Battery from John Goodenough

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-03-16 08:17

The 94-year-old creator of the lithium-ion battery has invented another breakthrough storage device that’s capturing the attention of industry heavyweights.

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Sunrun Sees 1,000 Orders for Solar+storage in California, Hawaii

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-03-16 06:48

Sunrun has received about 1,000 orders for its recently launched BrightBox solar plus energy storage solution in California and Hawaii, Sunrun co-founder and CEO Lynn Jurich said during a March 8 4Q16 company earnings call.


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Sunnova Enters Tax Equity Market with $80M Deal

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-03-16 05:42
Residential solar provider Sunnova Energy Corp. this week said it has entered the tax equity market through a funding deal with U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corp.


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3@3 on Solar PV: Sungevity, Resi Business Models, Southeast Asia

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-03-15 16:02

Jenn Runyon, Chief Editor of Renewable Energy World and Paula Mints, Chief Market Research Analyst with SPV Market Research discuss three hot topics in the global solar industry for three minutes each. Today’s topics include the bankruptcy of Sungevity, the residential solar business model and solar manufacturing in Southeast Asia. Check it out!

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European marine energy Cofund Joint Call 2017 set for March 20

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-03-15 12:53

A European marine energy project program under the new Ocean Energy ERA-Net Cofund (Oceanera-NET Cofund) is proceeding with stage two, Cofund Joint Call 2017, on March 20.  

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Commercial Operation Begins at 5-MW Binary Geothermal Plant in Japan

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-03-15 09:24

Idemitsu Kosan Co. recently began commercial operation of the 5-MW Takigami binary geothermal power plant in southern Japan.


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