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3@3 on Solar PV: The Trump Effect on Manufacturing, Jobs, Solar R&D

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-02-12 04:00

Today’s topics include how the Trump administration is affecting solar manufacturing in the United States – Will the 30 percent solar tariffs drive it up? We’ll also look at the recently released solar jobs census, which shows a drop in solar employment numbers for the first time in seven years. Is Trump to blame? Lastly, we’ll look at the proposed budget for the U.S. government.

 

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Why America’s Tech Talent Should Reconsider Africa

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-02-09 12:19

With aspects of the Silicon Valley model coming under question, where can the next generation of young, aspiring and talented data scientists, coders and entrepreneurs look to?

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Inside Renewable Energy: Inspiring Future Engineers – One Solar Car at a Time

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-02-09 10:47

Motivating young people to take an interest in renewable energy and engineering is critical to our sustainable, long-term energy future. In this episode, hear how one program provides that inspiration with remote controlled solar cars, with guests Noah Davis, executive director of Solar Rollers, and Jayvin Krzych, a Solar Rollers alumn and engineering student.

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Section 201 Solar Trade Case Killed Jobs Before It Was Even Implemented

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-02-09 09:33

According to job numbers released this week by The Solar Foundation (TSF), the solar industry employed just about 4 percent less people in 2017 than it did in 2016. The Solar Jobs Census found that 250,271 Americans work in solar as of 2017, representing a 3.8 percent decline, or about 9,800 fewer jobs, since 2016. This is the first year that jobs have decreased since the Solar Jobs Census was first released in 2010. 

 

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US Tax Credits Finally Extended for ‘Orphaned’ Clean Energy Tech

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-02-09 08:46

Representatives of what have been dubbed “orphaned” clean energy technologies breathed easier knowing they finally won tax credit extensions as part of the spending bill passed today.

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Creating and Maintaining a Microgrid: Tools to Get You from Concept to Reality to O&M

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-02-08 14:22

If the energy industry learned anything in 2017, it was that energy systems are highly vulnerable to damage from hurricanes, wild fires and other natural disasters and work should be done to make the world’s electric grids much more resilient. 

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Offshore Wind Success Continues through 2017

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-02-08 09:20

The offshore wind market does not see as much capacity installed in a given year as its onshore counterpart. Despite that, the sector is showing higher growth rates and steady success at reducing financial risk and cost.

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Digitalization Is Revolutionizing the Renewable Energy Sector

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-02-08 06:47

Renewable energy capacity increases faster than any other technology, as clean energy has never seen such high demand. A decline in investment is not due to a lack of interest, but more significantly, a considerable drop in the costs of green energy technology. 

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World's Biggest Wind Turbine Maker Pivots to Solar and Batteries

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-02-08 06:03

Vestas Wind Systems A/S will offer solar power and storage, allowing the world’s biggest turbine maker to sell hybrid renewable plants that generate electricity around the clock.

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Solar PV Market Outlook 2018: Cheaper and Bigger — Continuing to Break Records

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-02-07 13:49

Top industry experts say that in 2018, high efficiency mono c-Si modules and high-voltage inverters will take more market share, and distributed generation will start to pick up.

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New Horizons for Renewable Energies in Morocco and Africa

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-02-07 11:17

Morocco adopted a new energy strategy in 2009 to reduce its dependence on energy from abroad, in addition to the limitation of its greenhouse gas emissions, thus contributing to the preservation of the environment.

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Compound Could Transform Energy Storage for Large Grids

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-02-07 08:07

In order to power entire communities with clean energy, such as solar and wind power, a reliable backup storage system is needed to provide energy when the sun isn’t shining and the wind doesn’t blow.

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Blockchain Energy Venture Gains Utility Partners, Financing

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-02-06 11:34

A joint venture started by the Rocky Mountain Institute and an Austrian company exploring the potential of blockchain on energy transactions has attracted a new round of partners and financing in the past six months.

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Marine energy project research and development continues in Europe

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-02-06 11:15

Similar to January, February is seeing several marine energy researches and development companies throughout the world move forward with their respective projects after receiving funding support.

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Maryland Prepares for 400-MW Clean Energy Tender; Offshore Wind Welcome

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-02-06 11:05

Maryland Gov. Gina Raimondo yesterday directed Maryland’s utilities to issue a procurement for up to 400 MW of clean energy, including offshore and onshore wind, solar and hydro resources.

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Macquarie Joins with Venture Firm to Target Storage, EV Charging Tech

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2018-02-06 10:18

Macquarie’s new program will help develop so-called infratech companies. Eligible projects include those focused on energy storage and electric-vehicle charging networks. Applications will be accepted throughout the year starting this week.

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Wind Farm Derivative Accounting and Dodd-Frank Reporting Considerations

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-02-05 12:53

For corporate power purchase agreements and other hedging alternatives to securing predictable cash flows for wind farms, what are the derivative accounting and Dodd-Frank reporting requirements?

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Solar-plus-Storage Goes Community-Scale in Massachusetts

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-02-05 09:26

A small Massachusetts town already well-known for its solar-plus-storage microgrid, now will get a boost from the installation of a community solar-plus-storage project.

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Ethiopian Geothermal Is Private Equity’s Next $4-Billion Bet

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-02-05 08:29

U.S. private equity and hedge funds are backing an effort by Ethiopia to turn itself into an exporter of electricity to the region, channeling at least $4 billion into geothermal projects across the nation.

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Tesla Tapped by Australia for Solar-plus-Storage Virtual Power Plant Plan

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-02-05 07:49

South Australia plans to roll out solar panels and Tesla Inc. batteries to at least 50,000 homes to form what its government says will be the world’s largest virtual power plant.

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