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UAE Awards US$15.8 Million Consultancy Contract to EDF for 250-MW Pumped Storage Plant in Dubai

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-06-13 09:33

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority announced today it has awarded a US$15.8 million consultancy contract to France’s EDF for the US$523 million 250-MW pumped-storage project at Hatta Dam, located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Associations Urge Congress to Oppose $1.7BN DOE Budget Cut

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-06-13 08:34

A letter signed today by five renewable energy associations urges Congress to oppose the $1.7 billion cut to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) FY18 budget proposed by the Trump Administration.

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India Solar Tariffs — Irrational or Misunderstood?

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-06-13 06:49

I recently came across an article highlighting subdued M&A activity in the Indian solar space as it appears buyers are now reluctant to acquire older projects with high tariffs due to perceived curtailment and/or tariff revision risk! I guess this means the latest solar tariffs may not be so irrational after all.

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Hybrid Energy Storage System Power Capacity to Exceed 2 GW in 2026

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-06-12 13:30

Global installed hybrid energy storage system power capacity is expected to grow from 78.6 MW in 2017 to 2.1 GW in 2026, according to a new white paper from Navigant Research.

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A High-Water Mark for the Global Wind Industry?

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-06-12 09:54

Will 2015 be the high-water mark for annual global wind installations? We recently compiled our data for 2016 in our annual World Wind Energy Market Update 2017 report, finding that—while an enormous amount of wind turbine capacity was installed (over 54.3 GW), this was a 14 percent annual decrease from the over 63.1 GW installed the year before.

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Prototype Floating Platform for Renewable Energy Storage to be Deployed in Malta Habor

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-06-12 09:24

The University of Malta is presently working on project FLASC: Floating Liquid-piston Accumulator using Seawater under Compression. 

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The World's Biggest Wind Turbine Is Larger Than the London Eye

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-06-12 08:57

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S unveiled the world’s most powerful turbine, a 9.5-MW machine that dwarfs the giant London Eye Ferris wheel.

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Listen Up: The Solar Coaster

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-06-12 08:42

Energy and environmental trends are our friends when it comes to the long-term future of the solar industry. For more about the next dip on the Solar Coaster, Listen Up to the Energy Show on Renewable Energy World.

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Solar Decathlon Teams Enter Construction Phase; Readying for October Competition

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-06-12 06:38

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 is coming to Denver in October, and teams are building their entries to be ready for the competition.

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Hawaii Enacts Law Expanding Climate Strategies in Alignment with Paris Agreement

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-06-12 04:11

In a first for U.S. states, Hawaii Gov. David Ige last week signed two bills that codify commitments and goals of the Paris Agreement.

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Cooking Microgrids: The Case for Application-specific Power Networks

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-06-09 09:27

Thanks to the virtuous confluence of technical and business forces, and driven by entrepreneurial startups, application-specific microgrids are coming. In common understanding, a microgrid is a smaller version of the existing macro-grid, and it delivers the same electricity as the latter does.

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Federal Agency Takes Step Toward October Lease Sale of Two Geothermal Parcels in Nevada

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-06-09 08:32

The U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) this week took the next step in the potential lease sale in October of two parcels in Mineral County, Nevada.

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Nevada Governor Signs Bill Providing Legal Recognition of Blockchain

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-06-09 06:48

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval this week signed a billed that provides legal recognition of blockchain in satisfying the requirements for written records, specifically contracts.

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Active Network Management Enables Addition of 8.5 MW of Renewables to Shetland Islands Grid

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-06-09 06:13

A five-year trial on Scotland’s Shetland Islands has shown that a system of demand-side management, large-scale energy storage and monitoring and control systems — together called active network management (ANM) — has allowed the addition of about 8.5 MW of renewables to the islands’ grid.

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Recycled EV Batteries Will Be Paired with Residential Solar in UK Trial

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-06-09 05:26

A new trial in the UK will explore the performance of recycled EV batteries in residential solar+storage systems. U.K.-based Powervault this week said it reached an agreement to reuse Renault’s EV batteries in 50 trail units at homes of customers who already have solar installed. 

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Net Metering Poised for Comeback in Nevada; Solar Providers Look to Return to State

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-06-08 09:53

Following passage earlier this week of a bill to restore net metering in Nevada, Sunrun said it will re-enter the state’s solar market. AB 405 passed Nevada’s Assembly and Senate and now is awaiting Gov. Brian Sandoval’s signature.

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Ten Clean Energy Stocks For 2017: First Quarter Earnings

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-06-08 07:25

In the two months since the last update, most of the stocks in my Ten Clean Energy Stocks model portfolio have reported first quarter earnings. There were few surprises, and those were mostly pleasant ones, allowing the model portfolio to add to its gains, and pull a little farther ahead of its benchmark.

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Vietnam Conglomerate Plans $1 Billion Solar Parks Project

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-06-08 07:12

Vietnam’s TTC Group, a sugar, energy, real estate and tourism conglomerate, is planning to spend as much as $1 billion on an ambitious plan to build one of the country’s largest portfolios of solar projects in an effort to capitalize on the nation’s growing power needs.

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Asset Performance Management: Overcoming the Big Data Challenge

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-06-08 06:23

Asset management is one of the most complex elements of the utility business. Many utilities’ current practices are plagued with archaic technologies, practices and strategies. Traditionally, it has not been uncommon for power utility asset management to consist of spreadsheets populated with asset counts, purchase dates, expected life, and suggested maintenance schedules—each housed in various utility silos.

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3@3 on Solar PV: Trade Case, Paris Agreement, Climate Change

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-06-07 16:37

Jenn Runyon, Chief Editor of Renewable Energy World and Paula Mints, Chief Market Research Analyst with SPV Market Research discuss three hot topics in the global solar industry for three minutes each.

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