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Solar’s Remarkable Survival in the Most Extreme Weather

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-10-11 15:00

As the Atlantic continues to churn out some of the deadliest storms on record, the repercussions continue to rock the South and southeastern U.S. Whether it is the physical impact of the recent storms on solar projects or the economic impact throughout energy markets, how do these events affect the solar industry, and to what extent?

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Stanford Team Takes Ambitious Car to the World Solar Challenge

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-10-11 14:24

The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge has occurred every two years for three decades, is the oldest solar-powered car race, spanning more than 1,800 miles across the entire Outback from Darwin to Adelaide.

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Can Storage Expand Wind's Share of the Energy Mix?

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-10-11 13:48

Leading wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is looking toward energy storage solutions in a bid to improve wind power economics and grid integration.

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This Is the Microsoft Deal That Will Boost Wind-Turbine Battery Tech

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-10-10 10:44

Microsoft Corp. yesterday said it is supporting a new project in Ireland that will be first the European wind farm to integrate batteries in each wind turbine.

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Are Batteries Destined for Explosive Growth in the EU?

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-10-10 10:27

Investors seeking exponential growth may want to take a look at batteries, according to the European Union’s top energy official.

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All PV Predictions Were Wrong

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-10-10 09:29

At the Intersolar Middle East Conference, which took place on September 26 and 27 in Dubai, 86 international speakers presented past, present and future solar PV market developments. A total of 408 attendees made the Intersolar conference in Dubai the biggest standalone PV conference in the region.

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Company investing in two hydro plants in move toward green business

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-10-10 09:20

In hydro business news in Laos, Padaeng Industry Public Company Limited (PDI) has signed a memorandum of understanding with EDL-Generation Public Company to jointly invest in the 69-MW Nam San 3A and 45-MW Nam San 3B hydropower plants.

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Who Will Fight the Repeal of the Clean Power Plan?

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-10-10 09:07

As word spread yesterday that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt will officially begin the process of repealing the Clean Power Plan, others vowed to fight back.

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3@3 on Solar PV: The Solar Vortex, Renewables, and Puerto Rico

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-10-09 12:10

Today's topics include an examination of how two large and looming events in the U.S. power industry could seriously undermine the growth of renewables. Plus, how the industry is mobilizing to offer new hope to hurricane-damaged islands. 

 

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World Solar Challenge is an Amazing Adventure in Engineering

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-10-09 10:41

In its 30th year, the organizers of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge have made the journey even more challenging in 2017 by reducing the size of the solar array that powers the cars.

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Will Solar, Storage Arrival In Puerto Rico Be a Breakthrough?

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-10-09 09:12

The U.S. solar industry is about to airlift rooftop solar panels and batteries to Puerto Rico, where more than 90 percent of homes and businesses remain without electricity after Hurricane Maria destroyed the grid. The first plane of supplies is set to leave this week.

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The Truth About GE's Latest Wind Tech Patent Lawsuit

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-10-09 07:27

Which way is the wind blowing? If you are a wind energy manufacturer or a developer looking to implement or expand wind energy farm operations, this is a question you must be asking yourself when it comes to the potential effects recent litigation between major manufacturers will have on the wind power industry.

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Grid Resiliency is a Problem, But Stockpiling Coal isn’t the Answer

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-10-06 14:42

The U.S. Department of Energy’s recently proposed rulemaking, which directs FERC to “properly value” coal and nuclear power plants for their ability to be “resilient” by having a 90-day pile of fuel onsite, totally misunderstands the problem of grid resiliency. 

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How To Shine In The Solar Village

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-10-06 10:39

At noon Eastern Standard Time today — the second day of competition for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon in Denver — the Northwestern University team was sitting in first place, according to scores released on the competition website.

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Project of the Year 2017 Finalists Announced

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-10-06 04:00

Fourteen outstanding power projects were selected from industry-nominated projects in five categories: Coal, Combined Heat & Power (CHP), Energy Storage, Natural Gas, and Renewables.

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Solar Decathlon Features Hurricane-proof House

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-10-05 13:42

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Solar Decathlon officially kicked off today with a ceremony featuring recently appointed DOE Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette.

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Secretary of Energy Moves to Save Coal: The Art of the Squeal

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-10-05 10:04

A collective sigh of relief could be heard over Capital City in late August, after the U.S. Department of Energy released its much anticipated and even more dreaded study on the reliability and resilience of the U.S. electric grid. The report was ordered by Secretary of Energy Rick Perry in April and took just five months to complete.

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Wind Energy Selling for 4 Cents per kWh in India

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-10-05 09:36

New Delhi: India's wind power tariff fell to a record low of Rs2.64 per unit in an auction conducted by state-run Solar Energy Corp. of India (SECI) for 1 gigawatt (GW) of wind power contracts that ended in the wee hours of Thursday morning. While ReNew Power Ventures Pvt.

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Trump's Tax Reform Proposal 'Leaves Door Open' to Repeal ITC/PTC

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-10-05 07:55

A tax reform package released at the end of September by White House and Republican leadership “left the door open” to repeal critical existing renewable energy tax credits prior to their scheduled either expiration or phase down, Greg Jenner, partner at Stoel Rives, told Renewable Energy World.

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Trump Has a Plan to Save Coal and Hobble Clean Energy

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-10-05 07:03

President Donald Trump may soon have a chance to prove wrong the notion that economics will kill the U.S. coal industry and keep clean energy thriving.

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