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New Discovery Makes Wood Pellet Storage Safer

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-11-06 10:43

The benefits of bio-based sources for heat and power systems are sometimes called into question, but a new discovery is helping make wood pellets better for the environment.

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4 Job Sectors You Need to Watch in US Offshore Wind

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-11-06 07:21

Which job sectors have the highest potential for growth under the foreseeable development path for offshore wind projects on the U.S. East Coast? A new report has the answers.

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Import Dispute Is Putting India Solar in a Bind

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-11-03 09:44

Several solar projects in India are facing delays and inflated costs as customs officials have blocked more than 900 containers of panel shipments for more than a month by demanding higher import duties.

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Unparalleled Leadership: The 2017 Power-Gen Woman of the Year Finalists

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-11-03 08:01

In early 2013, a group of industry women, dubbed the Women in Power committee, assembled in Orlando, Fla., to figure out how to honor women who have dedicated their careers to the power industry. The industry is dominated with men making up more than 75 percent of the workforce, according to estimates.

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Two California Biomass Plants Win Power Contracts

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-11-02 14:34

Pacific Gas & Electric has awarded power purchase agreements to two forest-based biomass gasification plants in California. Developer Phoenix Energy yesterday said that contracts for the two projects — North Fork Community Power in North Fork, Calif., and Blue Mountain Electric Company in Willseyville, Calif. — were awarded under the state’s Bioenergy Feed-in Tariff Program.

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South Australia Eyes Big Wave of New Solar, Storage

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-11-02 11:58

Meeting in the state capital of Adelaide yesterday, the Board of ZEN Energy approved a strategic plan to establish 1 GW of additional dispatchable renewable generation assets. The assests will support long-term electricity supply contracts with South Australia’s large industrial users to provide access to lower cost, reliable and low emission energy.

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This Is How One Firm Is Promising a Solar Performance Boost

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-11-02 11:27

Solar entrepreneur Bill Gross, the CEO of Edisun Microgrids, has successfully penetrated the commercial and industrial solar market segment with dual-axis trackers, promising a 30 percent performance boost for a cost increase of only 10 percent compared with a standard fixed-tilt PV installation, at optimal U.S. locations, he says.

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Musk Says Solar Roof Tiles Market Is Going to Be a 'Behemoth'

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-11-02 06:16

Since unveiling its solar roof tile designs a year ago, Tesla has been testing the product, which CEO Elon Musk says is going to be a significant part of the company’s business down the road.

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4 Signs to Watch at COP23

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-11-01 13:16

Two years after the world joined together to forge the Paris Agreement on climate change, representatives from around the globe will convene in Bonn, Germany, on Nov. 6 for the next round of United Nations talks. The summit marks a critical stepping stone for global climate action.

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Listen Up: Designing a Reliable Electric Grid

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-11-01 12:25

Over the past few months we’ve experienced a solar eclipse, several devastating hurricanes, another under-construction nuclear plant shutdown, and a backwards-looking Department of Energy Grid Reliability study.

 

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NY Power Authority, National Lab Scale Up Solar Forecasting Research

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-11-01 11:05

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) last week said that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office has allocated $500,000 in matching funds to step up joint research into solar power forecasting.

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Tesla Asks, 'Where’s Storage in Perry’s NOPR?'

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-11-01 09:22

Many people with their finger on the pulse of the U.S. energy industry read the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) on grid resiliency from Energy Secretary Rick Perry and wondered why energy storage didn’t merit more attention. Tesla, in its comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on the NOPR, made its surprise about the omission very clear.

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Texas Engineers Develop New Material for Better Lithium-Ion Batteries

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-11-01 07:47

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered a family of anode materials that can double the charge capacity of lithium-ion battery anodes — a breakthrough that opens the door to cheaper, smaller and lighter batteries in the future.

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Oregon Utility to Propose $50M-$100M in Energy Storage Projects

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-10-31 14:46

Portland General Electric will file an official energy storage proposal with the Oregon Public Utility Commission by mid-November, according to PGE President and incoming CEO Maria Pope.

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US-Denmark Cooperation on Offshore Wind a Positive Sign from Trump Administration

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-10-31 13:49

Despite a huge potential, only a vanishingly small part of the United States power supply comes from offshore wind. A new collaboration, which the Minister of energy, supply and climate Lars Chr. Lilleholt has agreed with US Interior Minister Ryan Zinke, might help change.

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Commissioners Recommend Solar Tariffs and Quotas in Trade Case

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-10-31 11:12

In a hearing held today, October 31, the U.S. International Trade Commissioners announced their recommended tariffs, quotas and other recommendations for solar modules imported into the United States from anywhere else in the world. 

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This New Edge Device Will Transform Wind Turbine Condition Monitoring

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-10-31 06:21

One of the leaders in vibration monitoring technologies is working to bring the integration benefits of OSIsoft’s PI System to wind turbine condition monitoring—a process that traditionally requires a separate architecture to handle the high bandwidth coming from vibration sensors.

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What Happens When Solar Installers Get Frustrated with Loan Options?

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-10-31 06:00

Listen to Blake Jones and Aaron James discuss solar loans and the decisions consumers are making about financing today, new financing options and services, and the question of transparency in the solar loans market.

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UK Company Invests £500K to Switch from Oil to Biomass Boilers

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-10-30 10:00

Paper-product manufacturing company, Boardlink has invested £500,000 in biomass energy for its North Wales facility, installing wood-fueled boilers to fuel its 32,500-square meter site based in Hawarden. 

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What Will Influence Trump the Most on the Trade Case Remedy?

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-10-30 05:52

The International Trade Commission (ITC) is set to issue its decision tomorrow for a remedy in the Suniva/SolarWorld trade case, and send its report to President Donald Trump by mid-November.

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