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Siemens Financial Offers ‘Outcome-based’ Financing for Energy Storage

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-08-07 08:26

A new offering from Siemens Financial Services (SFS) could give potential customers in the UK an avenue to access Siemens’ energy storage technology, SIESTORAGE, without committing capital up front.

Using SIESTORAGE technology companies can defer electricity purchases from peak times to cheaper periods. The modular system, which is based on Lithium-ion battery technology, typically suits customers with on-site consumption of between 1 MW and 100 MW, according to SFS.

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Cell Phones to Bring Solar Power to 1 Million Africans Living Off the Grid

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-08-07 07:24

Fenix International, a San Francisco startup making solar power systems for people with no access to electricity grids, is expanding in Africa through a partnership with the continent’s largest wireless carrier.

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Researchers Develop Transparent, Flexible Solar Cells

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-08-07 05:01

Imagine a future in which solar cells are all around us - on windows and walls, cell phones, laptops, and more. A new flexible, transparent solar cell developed at MIT is bringing that future one step closer. The device combines low-cost organic (carbon-containing) materials with electrodes of graphene, a flexible, transparent material made from inexpensive and abundant carbon sources.

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Japan's First New Geothermal Power Plant in 15 Years to Open Next Month

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-08-04 08:00

Japan’s first new geothermal power plant in 15 years will open next month, heralding the start of a new chapter for the nation’s nuclear-hit energy industry.

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Expansion of Waste-to-Energy Infrastructure Continues in China’s Shandong Province

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-08-04 06:57

China Everbright International is expanding its portfolio of waste-to-energy projects in China’s Shandong Province. The company this week said that it has secured a contract to build the Qihe waste-to-energy project in Qihe County.


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AES, AimCo Complete $853 Million Deal for Solar Company SPower

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-08-04 06:37

AES Corp. and Alberta Investment Management Co. completed the $853 million joint acquisition of sPower from Fir Tree Partners Inc., in one of the largest clean-energy deals to date.

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Tesla Finishes First Solar Roofs—Including Elon’s House

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-08-04 06:22

First the Model 3 electric car. Now the solar roof. In just one week, Tesla has challenged two distinct industries with radically new products. 

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Just Add Solar: Building Africa’s Largest Thermal-Solar PV Hybrid Power Plant

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-08-04 06:05

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä is set to deliver a 15-MW solar PV plant in Burkina Faso — creating Africa’s largest thermal-solar PV hybrid power plant. The solar PV development will be integrated with an existing 55-MW Wärtsilä thermal plant (running on heavy fuel oil), to power IAMGOLD’s Essakane Mine, 330km northeast of the Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou.

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The Section 201 Trade Case: Suniva’s Tangled Web

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-08-03 08:12

Late this fall President Trump is going to decide how to implement any recommendation made by the International Trade Commission in the Suniva/SolarWorld trade case.

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3@3 on Solar PV: Trade Case, GMP, Smart Inverters

Renewable Energy - Thu, 2017-08-03 07:09

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 an update on 201, aka the fast-tracked trade case against China, Green Mountain Power's innovative off-grid program and how smart inverters could change the game for residential and commercial solar + battery owners. Check it out!

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Scottish Government Extends Support for Offshore Wind Accelerator

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-08-02 12:02

The Carbon Trust today said that the Scottish government has extended its financial support for the Carbon Trust’s collaborative research, development and demonstration program for offshore wind.

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Rochester Institute of Technology Researcher to Study Energy Storage in US grid

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-08-02 07:43

A researcher from Rochester Institute of Technology has received a $149,000 collaborative research grant from the National Science Foundation to study the environmental effects of energy storage on the electricity grid.


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IKEA to Offer Home Energy Storage in UK

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-08-02 07:18

IKEA is expanding its solar homes partnership with London-based Solarcentury by making energy storage available to its customers in the U.K.


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UK Innovation Agency Supports Liquid Air Energy Storage Demo Project

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-08-02 06:50

Innovate UK is investing in a liquid air energy storage (LAES) demonstration project to meet the requirements for National Grid’s enhanced frequency response service.

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Tesla Batteries May Back Up Wind Farm Off Massachusetts Coast

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-08-01 05:55

Deepwater Wind LLC is proposing to pair Tesla Inc. batteries with massive offshore wind turbines as part of a bid to supply the state of Massachusetts with clean energy generated at sea.

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Alphabet Wants to Fix Renewable Energy’s Storage Problem — With Salt

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-07-31 07:02

Alphabet Inc.'s secretive X skunk works has another idea that could save the world. This one, code named Malta, involves vats of salt and antifreeze. 

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'American Wind Week' Launches to Teach America About the Power of Wind

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-07-31 03:00

In late July, Invenergy and GE Renewable Energy announced the renewable “Giga-project” Wind Catcher Energy Connection, which will link more than 1.1 million residents in the south central portion of the country with wind energy harvested from what will be the second-largest wind farm in the world, located in Oklahoma. Almost simultaneously, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released Q2 2017 figures that showed a 40 percent increase in wind project development over the previous year. 

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Blockchain Investment Fund Begins Initial Coin Offering for New PV Plants

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-07-28 06:03

Energy-focused blockchain investment fund Solar DAO yesterday started the preliminary initial coin offering (ICO) for its two-stage crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the construction of new solar PV plants.


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Bay State Wind Begins Offshore Wind Site Measurement Following Assessment Plan Approval

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-07-28 05:37

Bay State Wind last week said that it has received federal approval for a site assessment plan (SAP) for its wind farm in Massachusetts near Martha’s Vineyard, and has moved forward with measurement of lease site conditions.

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I Squared Joins Bidding for $4 Billion Equis Renewable Portfolio

Renewable Energy - Fri, 2017-07-28 04:50

I Squared Capital, the infrastructure investment firm, is among suitors preparing bids for Equis Energy’s renewable power business, people with knowledge of the matter said.

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