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More Than 3 Million in U.S. Now Work in Clean Energy

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-02-22 06:37
National business groups, citing government statistics, say jobs providing cleaner energy options equal those in retail stores, twice those in building construction Washington, D.C., Feb.
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Bridging the Gap Between Drone Services and Solar

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-02-22 05:59

Incorporating drones into daily operations could turn out to be one of the most beneficial decisions a solar firm can make in 2017.

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Researchers Make Progress in Study of Geothermal at Reykjanes Volcano

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-02-22 05:32

While the most atrocious nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency may have just been confirmed, our environment might not be completely doomed. Over the past few weeks, environmental scientists took a major step forward in their search for clean and sustainable energy, and their answer may lie with some of the oldest structures on Earth: volcanoes.

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enOware Receives European Geothermal Innovation Award 2017

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-02-22 05:02

The European Geothermal Energy Council last week said that enOware GmbH has received the European Geothermal Innovation Award 2017 for its miniaturized senor for near-surface geothermal probes.

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The Age of the Giant Battery Is Almost Upon Us

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-02-22 04:31
The idea that giant batteries may someday revolutionize electrical grids has long enthralled clean-power advocates and environmentalists. Now it’s attracting bankers with the money to make it happen.

 

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Siemens to build EnBW Hohe See as first offshore wind power project with extended scope

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-02-21 17:00

Siemens Wind Power will, for the first time, provide complete offshore wind power plant solutions including foundations for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind project.

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Blue Pillar Launches New Offering to Unlock the Value of Behind-the-Meter Data and Control

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-02-21 14:19

Blue Pillar announced its new Aurora® Energy Network-as-a-Service (ENaaS) offering to advance the company's mission to simplify access to behind-the-meter data and control from any type of distributed energy resource that generates, stores, switches, consumes or measures energy.

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JDR Selected By US Wind to Supply Cables to US Offshore Wind Farms

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-02-21 12:14
JDR CHOSEN BY US WIND INC. AS CABLE PARTNER : JDR, a leading supplier of subsea power cables and umbilicals to the global offshore energy industry, has been selected by US Wind Inc., as the preferred cable partner for its first offshore wind project.
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Saudi Renewables: Reset and Launch

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-02-21 05:37

Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil producer, is relaunching its renewable energy program. Recent government communications suggest a determination to press ahead rapidly.

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India's New Solar Auction Lights the Way to Modi's Green Targets

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-02-21 04:55

Record low Indian solar tariffs tendered at a groundbreaking auction may catalyze green investments and help tip the balance of new power to renewables and away from fossil fuels.

 

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New Hydronium-ion Battery Presents Opportunity for Sustainable Grid-scale Storage

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-02-21 04:45

Oregon State University on Monday said its scientists have developed a new type of battery that uses only hydronium ions as the charge carrier.

 

 

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High-quality Components Deliver Bankability, Increase ROI

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-02-20 12:00

A minimal investment in high-quality components can have a big impact on a project’s bankability, improving the safety and efficiency of an installation and protecting its long-term health. The connectors and cabling in a solar PV system have always been vital to its safety and performance, even though they typically make up just 1.5 to 2 percent of the total overall cost of a project.

 

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US Offshore Wind Farms Will Be Constructed by US Oil and Gas Experts

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-02-20 11:47

Jeff Grybowski is CEO of Deepwater Wind, the company that built the first offshore wind farm in the United States, currently generating energy off the coast of Rhode Island. He’s not at all concerned about finding the supply chain to construct his next project, the 90-MW Deepwater ONE South Fork wind farm, which was approved last month by the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA).

“No, I’m not worried about it at all,” he said in an interview last fall at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Offshore Wind Conference. 

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Could Rising Seas Yield Common Ground? Exploring Opportunities for Climate Collaboration with the Trump Administration

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-02-20 09:39
In May 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump released his America First Energy Plan, including a number of measures to be taken within the first 100 days of his presidency. Broadly speaking, these commitments reflect the intent of the Trump administration to deregulate domestic U.S. energy production to drive private sector growth for coal, oil, and natural gas.

 

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Europe to Lead Research Project for Energy Storage in Molten Silicon

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-02-20 04:47

The Technical University of Madrid last week said that it will work with seven European R&D institutions to develop a new generation of ultra-compact energy storage devices based in molten silicon and solid state heat-to-power converters.

 

 

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Sonnen Plans US Expansion for Home Battery Backup

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-02-20 04:24

Sonnen GmbH, a German manufacturer of batteries for residential and commercial energy storage, plans to combine research and manufacturing at a new facility in Atlanta as part of a U.S. expansion.

 

 

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Pruitt Confirmed as EPA Administrator

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-02-17 11:53

The U.S. Senate today approved Scott Pruitt as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Xcel Energy Partners with FAA on Utility Drone Technology

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-02-17 11:15

Xcel Energy announced today a partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration to research the safe operation of drone technology to inspect critical infrastructure.

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Race for Home Power Storage Pits British Startup Against Tesla

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-02-17 07:54

A U.K. energy-storage startup is aiming to take on Tesla Inc. in the competition to outfit homes with affordable backup battery power.

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BP Weighing Upgrade of US Wind Turbines

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-02-17 07:34
BP Plc is weighing plans to update as many as 200 of its U.S. wind turbines with newer, higher-capacity equipment, a move that would represent the company’s biggest investment in renewable energy since its last wind farm came online in 2012.

 

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