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ENGIE Co-locates Energy Storage with Solar-Wind Hybrid Plant in Brazil

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-04-28 11:28

French utility ENGIE is moving ahead with plans to co-locate a fully-integrated 1-M/4-MWh battery storage system with more than 5-MW of wind and solar generation capacities at a substation in Tubarao, Brazil. 

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Toshiba Completes First Retrofit from Coal to Biomass at Plant in Japan

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-04-28 11:02

Toshiba Corp. today said it has started commercial operation of a newly retrofitted coal plant in Fukuoka prefecture, Japan, that can burn biomass fuel.

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U.S. Geothermal Seeks New CEO

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-04-27 09:22

U.S. Geothermal Inc. this week said that it will begin a search for a new CEO to take over for current CEO Dennis Gilles after his current term expires in July.

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Groundbreaking Seabed Geothermal Research Allowed

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-04-27 09:08

The National Energy Authority has granted North Tech Energy a license to locate and research geothermal energy on the seabed around Iceland. 

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Denmark to End All Renewable Energy Subsidies

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-04-27 08:58

After more than four decades of relying on subsidies, Denmark’s renewable energy industry is ready to survive on its own much sooner than anyone expected.

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Researchers Outline Pathway to 10 Terawatts of Solar PV by 2030

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-04-27 08:21

Current projections for solar PV deployment in the coming years have significantly underestimate the solar market’s potential, researchers say.

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‘Look, Ma, No Fuel!’ … Fire-free Cooking with Solar

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-04-27 07:05

The cooking supply chain is being disrupted. Bounty from the sky, delivered free to the roof, drives the new cooking economy, and not the laboriously drilled, mined, transported, stored, and distributed fuel from the ground, say, kerosene or natural gas, let alone charcoal, firewood or biomass of any kind.

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Solar Power: More than half of utility-scale solar photovoltaic systems track the sun through the day

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-04-26 17:00

The electricity generated by a solar photovoltaic (PV) system depends on the orientation and tilt of the PV panels, and in some cases, its ability to track the sun throughout the day. Because photovoltaic panels operate more efficiently when oriented directly at the sun, some systems use solar-tracking technology to increase electricity generation by rotating the panels along one or two axes.

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Secretary Perry’s Going to Like What He Finds Looking at Wind Power and Grid Resilience

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-04-26 10:32

I had the honor last week of being able to join a business roundtable with fellow Texan and new U.S. Energy Secretary, Rick Perry. We met in the state Perry led as governor for 14 years while Texas made its remarkable ascent to become the nation's leader in wind power production, investment and new jobs.

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SunPower to Supply Equipment Solutions with Drones to Global Solar Market

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-04-26 07:25

San José-based SunPower this week said that it now is offering its Oasis power plant platform, with drones, to solar power plant developers and EPC providers through a newly formed business unit, called SunPower Solutions.

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ACWA Power Will Bid to Build Saudi Arabian Solar Energy Project

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-04-26 06:23

ACWA Power International will bid to build a solar energy project in Saudi Arabia, part of the kingdom’s $50 billion push to temper domestic oil use.

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C&I Will Be Fastest Growth Sectors for Energy Storage, Leclanché Exec Says

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-04-26 05:55

The fastest growth in energy storage is going to be in the commercial and industrial sectors, which are using storage applications innovatively to better manage renewables integration and energy efficiency, according to Anil Srivasta, CEO of Swiss energy storage solution provider Leclanché

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Flywheel Technology Recommended for California Self Generation Incentive Program

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-04-25 09:55

Amber Kinetics last week said that its four-hour discharge duration flywheel storage technology (FES) received a recommendation from California’s Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council for adoption into the state’s Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP).

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Tesla Doubles Its Superchargers With Massive Solar Stations

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-04-25 07:35

Tesla is going to need more chargers. Lots of them. The company is preparing to launch its $35,000 Model 3 electric car later this year, with plans to make 500,000 EVs in 2018 (up from 76,000 a year ago).

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Tax Uncertainty Disrupting Solar Deals

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-04-25 06:30

Even without any specific tax-reform proposals, President Donald Trump’s pledge to revamp U.S. policies is already affecting the solar industry, and not in a good way.

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New York to Fund Energy Storage Feasibility Studies, Demonstrations

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-04-25 06:15

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) last week issued a call for papers for energy storage feasibility studies and demonstration projects in New York.

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Silicon Valley Power to Fuel Theme Park with Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-04-24 12:02

California’s Great America, Santa Clara’s 100-acre amusement park, will cover 100 percent of its electricity use with renewable energy through Silicon Valley Power's Santa Clara Green Power program.

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Where, and When, Will California Get Offshore Wind?

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-04-24 06:53

Under California’s current trajectory, the state’s first offshore wind farm could be completed in waters near Morro Bay and begin sending power to the grid by 2025, according to Karen Douglas, Commissioner, California Energy Commission.

 

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San Diego Utility Adds Five Energy Storage Projects to Portfolio

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-04-24 05:55

California utility San Diego Gas & Electric last week signed contracts for five new four-hour battery storage facilities for a total of 83.5 MW. 

 

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UK Just Went Without Coal Power for the First Time Since 1880s

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-04-24 05:15

The U.K. had its first full day without burning coal to make electricity since the Industrial Revolution more than a century ago, according to grid operator National Grid Plc.

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