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Has Wind Capacity Really Exceeded Hydropower in the US?

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-06-06 09:49

The short answer is no. Although recent statistics from the U.S. Energy Information Administration say wind exceeded hydro in total generating capacity at the end of 2016, their capacity numbers don’t include pumped storage in hydropower.

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Guam Power Authority Looks to Energy Storage to Reduce Power Outages

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-06-05 10:32

Guam Power Authority (GPA) has chosen to install two energy storage systems that will help reduce intermittent power outages that Guam has been experiencing from net metering penetration and utility-scale renewable energy projects.

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GE Is Sending a $1.7 Billion Wind Platform to the North Sea

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-06-05 10:07

General Electric Co. said it’s ready to ship a 1.5 billion euro ($1.7 billion) offshore wind platform destined for the North Sea, underscoring the industrial giant’s commitment to clean power.

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Technical Masking in Solar PV — What Is Really Behind the Curtain?

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-06-05 09:57

One of the most vexing issues in the PV industry today is that of technical masking. Masking is all about accurately identifying technical issues, finding what is behind the curtain, the unseen, what is real but not being measured, and what is taking place that is not being accounted for.

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Italy Switches on Five New Subsidy-Free Solar Power Plants

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-06-05 09:42

Octopus Investments Ltd. started generating power from five subsidy-free solar plants in Italy in the latest sign that clean-energy can be profitable without government support.

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Listen Up: Remember the EPA

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-06-05 09:17

In a world full of alternative facts, it should come as no surprise that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) no-longer stands for Protecting the Environment. On Jan. 20, only a day before millions of Americans took to the streets to march in support of climate action, the EPA made major changes to its website.

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Vattenfall to cut up to 60% of German hydroelectric power workforce by 2019

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-06-02 13:57

Swedish state-owned utility Vattenfall has announced a plan to restructure its hydroelectric power division in Germany by the end of 2019.

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