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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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UK Government Sets Subsidy for Nascent Deep Geothermal Energy Industry

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-03-15 06:51

The U.K. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (DBEIS) this month set a subsidy rate for geothermal development in the country.



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In Virginia Push for Pumped Storage Hydro, Questions Arise About Viability

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-03-15 05:25

In a bid to boost the economy in Virginia’s coalfield region, legislation to be signed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe seeks to spur the development of pumped storage hydro electric power plants using water from abandoned coal mines.

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99.9-MW Glyn Rhonwy Pumped-storage Hydropower Plant Gets Approval

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-03-14 10:38

The 99.9-MW Glyn Rhonwy pumped-storage project has been awarded a development consent order by U.K. Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Minister Greg Clark, opening the doors for Britain's first new grid-scale power storage facility in more than 30 years.

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Sungevity Lays Off 2/3 of Workforce; Faces Potential Class-Action Lawsuit from Workers

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-03-14 10:12
Sungevity, which last week laid off more than two-thirds of its Kansas City staff, received only a fraction of the $11.8 million in potential tax breaks that were offered to attract the company here. The solar panel marketing company opened a sales office in downtown Kansas City in early 2015.
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Engie Eyes Bid for $19.8 Billion Utility Firm Innogy

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-03-14 06:46

Engie SA is considering an offer for German renewable energy utility Innogy SE as its majority owner RWE AG weighs strategic options, people familiar with the matter said.

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Oklahoma House Approves Bill to Reduce Time Frame for Wind Tax Credit Eligibility

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-03-14 05:43

The Oklahoma House of Representatives on March 9 passed by a vote of 74-24 a bill that would reduce the time frame in which wind power projects can qualify for the state’s clean energy tax credit.

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A Renewable Energy Journey in the Pacific

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-03-13 19:16

Throughout the Pacific, island communities are embracing ambitious renewable energy targets, many as high as 100 percent over the next decade or two. This isn't surprising, given that these islands are already experiencing significant climate change impacts, and recognize the environmental benefits of reducing or replacing carbon-intensive diesel power generation.

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US Offshore Oil and Gas, Meet US Offshore Wind

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-03-13 13:32

This is the first event focused exclusively on bringing the well-established U.S. oil and gas industry together with the nascent U.S. offshore wind industry.

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Massachusetts Preps for US Offshore Wind Construction Boom

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-03-13 11:26

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), a ratepayer funded research organization that works to accelerate the success of clean energy technologies, companies and projects in the state, last week announced plans to conduct a study of potential offshore wind construction facilities in Massachusetts. The Offshore Wind Ports & Infrastructure Assessment will review underdeveloped waterfront sites in Massachusetts that could potentially be acquired and developed through private investment to support both near-term and long-term offshore wind activities.

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