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Environmental Regulation in the Age of Trump — Knot as Easy as They Thought

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-02-17 06:59
There is a lot of speculation surrounding the Trump administration’s intentions toward clean energy and environment policies and programs. Rumors abound of slashing budgets, firing personnel, gagging anyone left standing and ultimately dismantling EPA and federal renewable energy programs at the Department of Energy and elsewhere.


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Listen Up: Backup Power

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-02-17 06:07

We’re in the middle of winter — and there’s some serious precipitation. It’s snowing in much of the country, and California is finally getting a lot of rain. Although these storms are good for replenishing our water supplies, wind, rain and snow are the biggest causes of power failures.


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Improving Sustainability with Solar, Wind, and Waves

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-02-17 05:53
Switching to renewable energy is one of the best ways to save money on your electricity bills while also helping the planet. Thanks to an increased focus on renewable energy generation around the world, we now have the technology to harness energy from the sun, the wind, and even the ocean. Read on to learn more about these renewable energies and the potential each has to improve sustainability around the world.


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Geothermal, Small Wind Among Technologies to Benefit Under New Tax Credit Legislation

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-02-17 05:09
Reps. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) and Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) this week reintroduced legislation that would extend through 2021 commercial and residential installation tax credits for geothermal heat pumps, fuel cells, microturbines, small wind and combined heat and power, according to the Geothermal Exchange Organization.


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Renewables — Profiting in the Era of Drones

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-02-17 04:02

In the modern age of solar 4.5 MW is not a big power plant, generally occupying less than 50 acres of land. But from the perspective of a field technician, size is all relative.

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Update: Virginia Senate Passes Pumped Storage Bill, Moves to Governor for Signature

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-02-16 14:02

As a result of the Virginia Senate passing HB 1760 with only one no vote, the bill has moved to Governor Terry McAuliffe for signature.

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3@3 on Solar PV: Solar at $0.25 a Watt explained

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-02-16 06:54

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. Today’s topics include the official numbers for China's annual installed capacity for 2016, how the solar industry deceives itself with "alternative facts," and some of the changes already underway with the new U.S. government in place. Check it out.

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Solar Power Industry Conditions ‘Remain Challenging,’ SunPower CEO Says

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-02-16 05:14

SunPower CEO Thomas Werner yesterday said that while long-term growth prospects for the solar power industry are compelling, the near-term conditions “remain challenging.”



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U.S.-led Power Africa initiative to invest US$1 billion in Nigeria for energy including hydropower

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-02-15 12:27

Power Africa and Trade Africa Coordinator, Andrew Herscowitz, announced on Feb. 14 during the Abuja Electricity Distribution Co.’s two-day Distribution Company Workshop in Abuja, Nigeria, that the U.S. will invest US$1billion in the country through the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).

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Siemens, Bentley Systems Agree to Offer Planning and Design Solutions for Utilities

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-02-15 10:34

Siemens’ Energy Management Division and Bentley Systems have announced an agreement to jointly develop solutions to accelerate digitalization of planning, design, and operations for power utilities and industrial power customers.

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U.S. Solar Smashes Records with 95 Percent Growth

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-02-15 07:47
Each year solar analysts take stock of the industry's accomplishments with the annual Solar Market Insight Report (SMI) and each time the performance numbers impress. This year, however, is jaw-dropping. TerraSmart is passionate about all things solar, and we couldn't wait to share the latest insights with this SMI preview.
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Geothermal Funding to Support Development in Eastern Indonesia

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-02-15 05:57

The World Bank last week approved $55.25 million in funding to support the Geothermal Energy Upstream Development Project in Indonesia, which aims to facilitate investment in geothermal power generation in the country.

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Tapping the Potential of Deep-heat Geothermal

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-02-15 05:21

TerraCOH's vision is grand. The fledgling firm would use carbon dioxide emissions - a nemesis to the planet - to power a ­geothermal energy system, which would in turn produce low-cost, clean electricity. And TerraCOH's patented geothermal technology could serve as a big underground battery, effectively storing renewable - but intermittent - wind and solar energy.

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Cleantech Aims to Capitalize on Energy Storage and Integrated Energy Solutions

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-02-15 04:23

The Cleantech Forum, organized by the Cleantech Group, took place on January 23-25. President Trump’s inauguration provided the backdrop for entrepreneurs, investors and experts to emphasize the need for technological solutions that can accelerate the transition towards a low-carbon economy. 

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China Widens Wind Power Lead Over US

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-02-15 03:57

China installed almost three times more wind power than the U.S. last year, continuing its clean-energy investment blitz to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase air quality.

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Wind Power: First electricity delivered from Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-02-14 17:00

Up to 6,000 homes in the U.K. are now receiving electricity from the first producing wind turbine on Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm. When fully operational later in 2017 the offshore wind power farm will provide electricity to over 400,000 homes.


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Australian Renewable Energy Agency Commits $4.1M to Advance Energy Storage

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-02-14 09:13
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency this week said it has committed $4.1 million in funding for Sydney-based company Ecoult to commercialize its battery technology.


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SPP Sets North American Record for Wind Power

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-02-14 09:09
Southwest Power Pool set a wind-penetration record of 52.1 percent at 4:30 a.m., Feb. 12, becoming the first regional transmission organization (RTO) in North America to serve more than 50 percent of its load at a given time with wind energy. The milestone beats a previous North American RTO record of 49.2 percent that SPP set April 24, 2016.
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National Lab Studies Solar Panel Corrosion

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-02-14 05:19

Sandia National Laboratories last week said that its researchers are studying corrosion on solar panels to help industry develop long-lasting PV panels and increase PV system reliability.


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Silicon Energy Storage Technology Scales Up for Commercial Production

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-02-14 05:00
One of the most abundant elements on earth is being used to create an energy storage system that can heat homes as well as store electricity.


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