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Japanese Firm Acquires Stake in Ormat

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-05-05 07:08

Japanese firm ORIX Corp. will acquire an approximately $627 million ownership stake in Nevada-based geothermal company Ormat Technologies, the companies said on May 4.

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New Solar Plane Completes First Test Flight in Switzerland

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-05-05 06:13

The team behind the SolarStratos solar airplane project had a successful test flight today.

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UK University Helps Indian Government Plan Waste-to-energy Plant for New Delhi

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-05-05 05:36

Researchers from Sheffield Hallam University in the U.K. are working with the Indian government to build a new power plant which will process a third of New Delhi's waste.

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Listen Up: How Often Should I Clean My Solar Panels

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-05-05 05:12

When someone gets a new rooftop solar installation, the second question they always ask is “how often do I need to clean my solar panels.” We’ll answer that question on this week’s show — taking into account the different effects of rain, dust and electric rates (BTW, the first question people always ask is “how do I read my electric bill,” but that’s a topic for another show).

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The Solar PV Life Cycle Dilemma

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-05-05 04:44

Historically and in essence, electric utilities simply do not buy 20- to 25-year energy generation technologies. In fact, utilities and public works organizations seldom if ever build on such a short time schedule. It is simply not practical or profitable to build a 25-year coal, nuclear, oil, gas or hydro project. 

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San Diego Water Board Looking into Pumped Storage Hydro

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-05-04 10:40

The San Diego County Water Authority board of directors on Thursday authorized the Water Authority, in conjunction with the city of San Diego, to begin seeking detailed proposals for a potential energy storage facility at San Vicente Reservoir.

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ANEEL Releases New Rules for Small Hydropower Operators in Brazil

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-05-04 10:08

In an effort to streamline the permitting process, ANEEL (Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletrica) has published new rules governing operators of small hydropower plants in Brazil.

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China’s Wind Power Sector Shifting Development Focus to Southern China

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-05-04 08:45

Average utilization hours for wind power facilities in China has been declining for several years in a row, according to an analysis conducted by China ZhongDian Media, a business consulting firm. 

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Solar Jobs: State of the States

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-05-04 08:14

With a variety of different careers to choose from in the solar industry, it should come as no surprise that there are now more than 260,000 people working in it.

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Lifeline for Nuclear Plants Is Threatening Wind and Solar Power

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-05-04 07:24

The push to save U.S. nuclear plants for the sake of fighting climate change is threatening support for the bread and butter of clean power: wind and solar.

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Technology Guru Bill Joy Is Betting on a Bulletproof Battery

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-05-03 08:28

Bill Joy, the Silicon Valley guru and Sun Microsystems Inc. co-founder, sees the future of energy in a battery that can take a bullet.

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North Carolina Solar Company Seeks Veterans for Virginia Expansion

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-05-03 06:08

North Carolina-based Strata Solar is diving into Virginia’s blossoming utility-scale market with a significant hiring goal and a twist: they’re striving to fill about 125 of the 400 job openings with military veterans.

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PG&E to Administer $240M for Energy Storage, Renewables Under Self Generation Program

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-05-03 05:30

San Francisco-based Pacific Gas and Electric Company on Monday said it will administer about $240 million under California’s self-generation incentive program to help customers install energy storage, renewables and other energy technologies.

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Social Movement in Action: Putting More Women in STEM Careers

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-05-03 04:49

Encouraging women to join the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce has become an important social movement that many hope will bring about significant change in STEM fields, where women are underrepresented.

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E.ON Looks to UK for New Solar and Storage Operations

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-05-03 04:20

Germany-based energy supply company E.ON is looking to move into the U.K. and enter the energy storage and solar energy markets. The company unveiled their available solar and storage system technologies to U.K. customers this week.

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Australian Delegation Visits Israel-based Eco Wave Power to View Tidal Energy Project

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-05-02 15:21

Australia’s Minister for the Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg, and the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, Ivor Frischknecht, recently traveled to Israel where they visited Tel Aviv-based Eco Wave Power’s (EWP) tidal energy project in Jaffa Port.

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