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London Firm Seals Deal for Right to Purchase 1.8-GW Portfolio of US Solar Projects

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-04-24 04:52

London-based solar firm VivoPower International last week said that its subsidiary has signed a joint venture agreement that will give it the right to acquire solar projects in a 1.8-GW portfolio to be developed in the U.S. by Innovative Solar Systems.

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NRG Completes Solar Farm for Cisco's California Headquarters

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-04-24 04:14

NRG Energy Inc., the largest independent U.S. power producer, completed a 20-MW solar farm in California that supplies power for Cisco Systems Inc.’s headquarters.

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Solar Plant Will Charge Energy Storage Battery for Arizona Utility

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-04-21 16:19

Arizona utility Salt River Project announced a 20-year power purchase agreement for a grid-scale, integrated solar and battery project that will be located in Pinal County.

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Notes from the Solar Underground: The Long Slow Death of US Solar Manufacturing

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-04-21 10:33

In the satiric movie Network, Howard Beale said: “Edward George Ruddy died today! Edward George Ruddy was the Chairman of the Board of the Union Broadcasting Systems and he died at eleven o'clock this morning of a heart condition! And woe is us! We're in a lot of trouble!!”

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Macquarie to Boost UK Green Bank After $3BN Purchase

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-04-21 05:18

A consortium led by Macquarie Group Ltd. vowed to beef up global spending in clean energy technologies after it agreed a deal to buy U.K. Green Investment Bank from the British government for 2.3 billion pounds ($3 billion).

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Apple Explores Dual Land Use Solar Siting in Celebration of Earth Day

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-04-20 12:40

Apple is highlighting the value of dual land use solar siting in a new video it released today in celebration of Earth Day 2017.

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Interconnection Issues Could Block Future Energy Storage Progress in US, Report Says

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-04-20 10:27

Without proper planning now, it is likely that interconnection issues could emerge as a “significant blockade” to the success of energy storage programs in the U.S., much like the industry has seen with newly launched solar programs, according to a report released this week by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC).

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Three Key Points Emerge from BOEM Offshore Wind Listening Session

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-04-20 08:48

On Wednesday immediately preceding the opening of the 2017 International Partnering Forum, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) held a listening session to gather input from stakeholders about where to open up potential areas for offshore wind area leases.

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National Lab Recaptures Record for Solar Hydrogen Production

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-04-20 06:34

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) last week said that its scientists have recaptured the record for highest efficiency in solar hydrogen production via a photoelectrochemical (PEC) water-splitting process.

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Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Ending Wind Tax Credit in July

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-04-20 06:14

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Monday signed legislation that reduces the time frame in which wind power projects can qualify for the state’s clean energy tax credit.

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Wood Biomass CHP Project Wins $100K in National Forest Foundation Contest

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-04-20 05:51

A proposal for a wood biomass combined heat and power facility in California received recognition last week from the National Forest Foundation.

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Washington State Pioneers New Model for Utility-Scale Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-04-19 11:39

Many businesses in Washington state want to use renewable energy. Starbucks, REI and Microsoft are all iconic brands in the Pacific Northwest making big commitments to wind and solar.

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Solar Refinancing: When Asset Management Steals the Show

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-04-19 11:19
We all know that asset management is in many respects the under-loved function within a solar company. Solar asset management involves the ongoing management of financial, commercial, and administrative tasks necessary to ensure the optimal financial performance of a solar PV plant or portfolio of plants. 


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The Paris Climate Agreement—Should We Stay or Should We Go?

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-04-19 07:02

Predictably there’s been a lot written over the last few weeks about the Paris Climate Agreement and whether the Trump administration will continue to sit with other nations. There has been a substantial increase in tweets, polls, studies, press conferences, anonymous reports and mutterings going into and coming out of the Easter weekend.

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New Online Tool Speeds Development of Energy Storage Systems

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-04-19 05:35

Energy storage and solar+storage developers now have an online tool to help them pick the right systems for their commercial and industrial projects.

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Maryland’s Energy Storage Tax Credit: Gaining Momentum Across America?

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-04-19 05:02

The General Assembly of Maryland just passed a bill that would provide a 30 percent tax credit to those who chose to utilize energy storage technology, making it the first state in the country to pass such legislation. The funds provided by the bill would last from 2018 to 2022.

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Renewables Developments in Alberta and Saskatchewan: Market Update and Perspectives

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-04-19 04:27

Energy experts and policy makers around the globe are following developments in Alberta and Saskatchewan as they begin the first round of their competitive procurements for renewable electricity. These procurement programs aim to help the provinces achieve their renewable energy targets for 2030.

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Trump’s Plan for Clean Energy Will Damage Economy, National Security

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-04-18 12:01

President Donald Trump recently issued an executive order to start the process of reviewing and, ultimately, attempting to disassemble the Clean Power Plan and its supposedly job-killing mandates.

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Solar Module Manufacturer Suniva Files for Bankruptcy

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-04-18 11:33

The Board of Directors of Shunfeng International Clean Energy Ltd. (SICE) yesterday said that Atlanta-based solar cell and module manufacturer Suniva filed a voluntary Chapter 11 petition for relief under the U.S. bankruptcy code.


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GE, SCE Debut Unique Battery-Gas Turbine Hybrid in California

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-04-18 11:00

At the heart of the Hybrid EGT is a control system which blends output between the battery and the gas turbine. The energy storage capacity is designed to provide enough time to allow the gas turbine to start and reach its designated power output, thus dispatching power immediately when required and without burning fuel at first.

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