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JinkoSolar, Marubeni Secure PPA for 1,177-MW Solar Plant in Abu Dhabi

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-03-13 11:21

JinkoSolar Holding Co. has signed a power purchase agreement in conjunction with Marubeni Corp. and Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Co. for the Solar PV Independent Power Project located at Sweihan, Abu Dhabi.


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Developers Seek Leases for Offshore Wind Projects in New York, Massachusetts Waters

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-03-13 07:01

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on March 10 said that two developers submitted unsolicited lease requests for offshore wind farm developments off the coast of New York and Massachusetts.


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Corporations Key Demand Drivers for Wind, Solar, Moody’s Says

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-03-13 05:28
Contracts to sell electricity directly to corporate users are among the key demand drivers for wind and solar power, while the influence of state mandates wanes, according to a report Friday by Moody’s Investors Service.


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Musk Call With Turnbull Sparks Battery Debate in Australia

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-03-13 05:18

Elon Musk’s brave bet to fix Australia’s energy crisis — or hand the money back — landed the tech entrepreneur an hour-long phone call with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and quickly threw him into a debate over whether battery technology is the solution for a nation still wedded to coal for much of its power.



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UK Government Report Positive on Biomass

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-03-13 04:53

A report commissioned by the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, has found that using biomass instead of coal is playing a positive part in decarbonizing the power sector.

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Companies Want Clean Energy — These 2 EPA Programs Help Them Get It

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-03-10 08:49

For companies, future planning is simply good business. This is why many in Corporate America — having long accepted that climate change is real — are continuing to transition towards low-carbon energy options and to work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


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E.ON Co-locates Energy Storage Projects with Texas Wind Farms

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-03-10 07:50

E.ON North America will co-locate its Texas Waves energy storage projects with the company’s existing Pyron and Inadale wind farms in West Texas.

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Siemens, SkySpecs Team Up on Drone Inspections for Wind Turbines

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-03-10 06:58

Siemens is collaborating with U.S.-based SkySpecs to deploy automated drone technology for onshore and offshore wind turbine inspections.

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French Solar Subsidies Strike New Record

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-03-10 06:12

Subsidies plummeted in the first of six tender rounds for large-scale ground-based solar power in France, results published by the energy ministry on Thursday showed. This is likely to squeeze profits for other sources of electricity as the cost of generation from ground-based solar comes close to parity with combined-cycle gas turbines (CCGTs).

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Tesla Completes Hawaii Storage Project That Sells Solar at Night

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-03-10 05:15

Tesla Inc. has completed a solar project in Hawaii that incorporates batteries to sell power in the evening, part of a push by the electric car maker to provide more green power to the grid.

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Fortum Pairs Energy Storage with Biomass Plant in Finland

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-03-10 04:55
Fortum last week said it has installed a lithium-ion battery storage system in conjunction with its biomass plant in Jarvenpaa, Finland.


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Joint Venture Acquires Swan Lake North Pumped-storage Hydro Project from EDF

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-03-09 13:47

U.S.-based Rye Development and GridAmerica have acquired the Swan Lake North pumped-storage hydroelectric plant from EDF Renewable Energy.

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British Columbia's Biggest Wind Farm Just Came Online — But Future of Wind in Province Bleak

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-03-09 05:38

On wind-swept ridgelines, surrounded by pine-beetle ravaged forests, the massive turbines at British Columbia’s largest wind power project have started turning. The Meikle Wind project, built by Pattern Development, will increase wind power capacity in the province by more than one third 

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SolarReserve Receives Environmental Approval for Concentrating Solar Power Plant in Chile

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-03-09 05:11

Santa Monica, Calif.-based SolarReserve this week said it has received environmental approval from the Chilean government to build the Tamarugal concentrating solar power project in the Tarapacá region of Chile.


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Solar Power May Get Boost From Africa's Biggest Oil Exporter

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-03-09 04:51

Nigeria, Africa’s biggest oil exporter, may be about to turn sunward to generate more of its power. Senators in the capital of Abuja are debating allocation of $30 million to solar projects in this year’s budget, according to the Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria.

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Increased cost, delayed commissioning date announced for 695-Keeyask hydropower plant in Manitoba

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-03-08 15:17

The partnership between Manitoba Hydro and four First Nations via the Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership (KHLP) announced a significant increase in its control budget and a revised commissioning date for the 695-MW Keeyask Generating Station in a statement on March 7.

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Funding Secured for Nine Waste-to-energy Plants in China

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-03-08 11:20

Dynagreen Environmental Protection Group will build nine new waste-to-energy (WTE) plants in China by 2018 with the support of new funding from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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Listen Up: Protecting Solar Consumers — Interview with Tom Kimbis from SEIA

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-03-08 07:32

Please Listen Up to this week’s Energy Show as Tom Kimbis, the Executive Vice President of the Solar Energy Industries Association, talks about SEIA’s Consumer Protection and Ethics Committees, as well as SEIA’s “Consumer Guide to Solar Power” and Residential Disclosure Forms.

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Argentina Eyeing Lithium Superpower Status Amid Battery Boom

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-03-08 06:58

Argentina has some good news for Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc., and bad news for lithium producers elsewhere: the country may be about to flood the market with lithium.


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California Energy Commission Awards $2.7M to Berkeley Lab for Two Geothermal Projects

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-03-08 04:07

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on March 1 said that its scientists have launched two California Energy Commission (CEC)-funded projects aimed at making geothermal energy more cost-effective to deploy and operate.

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