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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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Could ‘No Paris, No Trade’ Be the New Global Position on Climate?

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2018-02-05 06:35

In this minicast, countries talk Paris Agreement compliance as a cornerstone for trade agreements, and coal’s downtrend makes a visible symbol for addressing climate change.

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Wind, Solar, Biomass Overtake Coal Power in EU for First Time

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-02-02 08:52

Power generated by wind, solar and biomass in the European Union overtook coal for the first time in 2017, a report by Germany’s climate lobbyist Agora Energiewende and U.K. think tank Sandbag showed.

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Tesla Expands Solar Product Sales at Home Depot

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-02-02 08:14

Tesla Inc. is planning a major expansion of its solar division at Home Depot Inc., embarking on a critical test of the mainstream appeal of its renewable energy products.

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Inside Renewable Energy: The Coming V2G Uptrend — Where’s the Value in Grid Friendly Electric Vehicles?

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2018-02-02 07:38

Rajit Gadh of the Smart Grid Energy Research Center breaks down the sectors involved in vehicle-to-grid technology, identifying the path to widespread adoption for V2G and the resulting benefits to the power grid.

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Challenging, changing hydropower market addressed in BPA Strategic Plan

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-02-01 19:13

In the face of what it calls “challenging industry dynamics and other risks that could otherwise hinder its commercial performance,” the Bonneville Power Administration has released the BPA 2018-2023 Strategic Plan to help it adjust to the changing hydropower market.

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Is There a More Efficient Way to Generate Clean Energy with Concentrating Solar Power?

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-02-01 09:35

Ali Mani, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Stanford, is doing computer simulations to test what could be a more efficient way to use concentrated sunlight as a heat source. 

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White House Seeks 72 Percent Cut to Clean Energy Research

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-02-01 08:08

The Trump administration is poised to ask Congress for deep budget cuts in the Energy Department's renewable energy and energy efficiency programs, slashing them by 72 percent overall in fiscal 2019, according to draft budget documents obtained by The Washington Post.

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New Jersey Gets the Spark It Needs to Move Offshore Wind Forward

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-02-01 06:56

New Jersey finally has the impetus it needs to move forward on a plan to develop offshore wind that was placed into law eight years ago.

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Enel Plans Solar, Wind Power Sales to Miner of Cryptocurrency

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2018-02-01 06:27

Enel SpA, Europe’s largest utility, is in talks to sell power from wind, solar and other renewable energy plants to the Swiss cryptocurrency company Envion AG, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter.

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Ireland and U.S. governments collaborating to deploy wave energy converter in 2018 at WETS in Hawaii

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-01-31 12:58

Vigor, based in the state of Oregon on the U.S. northwest coast, will construct the Ocean Energy OE Buoy hydrokinectic wave energy convertor for deployment in 2018 at the U.S. Navy Wave Energy Test Site (WETS).

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When We Talk about the Future of Renewables, We’re Only Right About Half the Time

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-01-31 11:37

When I started at Renewable Energy World in the fall of 2007 as a part-time news editor, the year 2020 seemed eons away. At that time, it was easy to write about how much of a particular region’s electricity would be supplied by renewable energy by 2020, because even though the numbers were very small in 2008, with 2020 so far away, predictions seemed easily plausible.

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Maximizing Profit with Software that Optimizes the Stacked Values of Distributed Energy Resources

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-01-31 10:52

The tools that utilities are using to try to understand the value of distributed energy resources (DERs) such as batteries and solar PV along their grids was a hot topic in all five sessions in the Energy Storage Track at DistrbuTECH 2018. 

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Younicos Equips Hawaii Wind Farm with Energy Storage

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2018-01-31 09:45

Younicos signed an agreement with TerraForm Power to install and commission a 10 MW battery-based energy storage system upgrade at the site of the Kaheawa wind farm on the island of Maui, Hawaii.

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