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What Will Remain of the Climate Challenge Conference? The Fate of the Planet Between Paris and Marrakech

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-04-12 14:22
Under the rising tide of skeptical climatologists, particularly in the U.S., where they became the leaders of the White House, the return to the "COP21" and "COP22" conferences is necessary to measure the degree of hope to save what can be saved for this co-existence on a planet where its leaders quarrel about the reality of its fatal illnesses, while the doomsday clock is ticking.


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U.S. company secures exclusive rights to develop 18-MW hydropower facility in Angola

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-04-12 13:53

Dominovas Energy Corp., through its hydroelectric division, Currentergy, announced today it will finance, build, own and operate an 18-MW hydropower project in northwestern Angola and eventually transfer ownership to Angola.

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Is Gas Holding Back Heat Pumps in the UK?

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-04-12 13:14

While the U.K. government has committed itself to decarbonizing heating, there’s still some way to go if you listen to some of the most vocal industry experts. One of the biggest stumbling blocks is the cheap availability of natural gas for businesses across the UK.

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Clean Energy and the Environment: Part One — Victor or Victim of a Most Uncivil War?

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-04-12 12:50

Welcome to the whacky and wonderful world of Washington politics. President Trump and Speaker Ryan lost the first big test of their budding bromance, Tryancare, their answer to Affordable Health Care, failed to make it on to the House floor after a long night of negotiations.

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ViZn Energy Systems, Raychem to Deliver Energy Storage to the Power Grid Corp. of India

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-04-12 11:15

ViZn's systems will be installed and integrated by Raychem RPG at Power Grid Corporation of India Limited facilities in Puducherry, India.

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Schneider Electric Turns Boston HQ into Living Laboratory with “Islandable” Microgrid

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-04-12 10:42

Last week, Schneider Electric brought media, analysts and partners to its Boston One Campus (BOC), the company’s North American headquarters in Andover, Massachusetts, to unveil what it is calling its new “advanced microgrid.”

With the microgrid, the BOC is able to completely detach from the grid and draw all of its power from the onsite generation, which includes about 448 kW of rooftop and carport PV and a gas generator. During the media and analyst event, Andy Haun, the CTO of the company’s North American microgrid business unit, demonstrated how the system responds to signals from the grid and/or weather events that would cause it go into island mode. During lunch, the building went dark and then was repowered with onsite power. 

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Corporate Demand to Boost Renewable Energy Credits Market

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-04-12 06:14

With major corporations setting ambitious environmental targets, a surge in demand for renewable energy certificates (RECs)* is anticipated, according to the market players gathered at the RECS Market Meeting in Amsterdam on 21-22 March.

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ComEd Project Targets Energy Storage at the Neighborhood Level

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-04-12 05:55

A new pilot project from Illinois’ largest utility is bringing energy storage out from behind the substation and into the neighborhood. Last month, ComEd deployed a 25-kilowatt-hour, lithium-ion battery in Beecher, Ill., about 40 miles south of Chicago. In the event of a power outage, the battery can supply about an hour of backup power to three houses selected for the project.

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Even After Avangrid’s Winning Bid, ‘No Urgency’ for Offshore Wind in North Carolina

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-04-12 05:13
After building North Carolina’s first commercial onshore wind development, Avangrid Renewables now has the rights to another first in the state: an offshore wind farm 27 miles from the Outer Banks.


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Ambri’s Battery Storage Technology is Heating Up

Renewable Energy - Wed, 2017-04-12 04:48

A new company is coming in hot with their energy storage technology, dependent on 900 degree Fahrenheit molten metals. Ambri has developed a battery storage system that is relatively simple, developing reliable power and displaying rechargeable capabilities.

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Scientist’s New Approach May Accelerate Design of High-power Batteries

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-04-11 10:33

Research led by a Stanford scientist promises to increase the performance of high-power electrical storage devices, such as car batteries. In work published last week in Applied Physics Letters, the researchers describe a mathematical model for designing new materials for storing electricity.

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Airline Waste-to-energy: New Facility Opens at Gatwick

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-04-11 10:15
Gatwick Airport in the U.K. and DHL Supply Chain in March opened a new waste management plant, which Gatwick said is the first facility at an airport to turn airport waste into energy onsite.


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How California Can Expand US Geothermal Energy Production

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-04-11 09:37

California is privileged to have access to a variety of robust energy resources, particularly geothermal energy. It produces more geothermal power than any other state, and alone accounts for more than 20 percent of total geothermal energy production worldwide.

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E.ON Develops a Demonstration Site for Airborne Wind Technology in Ireland

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-04-11 09:27

E.ON is strengthening its position as a frontrunner and early adopter in airborne wind energy, an emerging sector developing game changing technologies for renewable energy production.

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British Investor Seeking to Buy Eletrobras Stakes in Wind Farms

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-04-11 07:51

A U.K. power utility is in talks with two local partners of Brazil’s state-run utility Eletrobras to acquire minority stakes in about 640 MW of operating wind farms. The U.K. company has signed memorandums of understanding to invest in the local operators, in exchange for the right to make a first offer on the wind assets when Eletrobras officially puts its holdings up for sale, according to Paulo Dalla Nora, a partner at FIR Capital, a Brazilian venture capital company that’s structuring the deals.


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Saudis to Seek Bids for 700 MW of Wind, Solar Projects

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-04-11 06:36
Saudi Arabia will begin seeking bids next week from renewable-energy companies to build wind and solar plants with a combined capacity of 700 MW as part of the kingdom’s $50 billion program to boost power generation and cut its oil consumption.


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Photovoltaic Cost and Price Relationship

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-04-11 06:22

The photovoltaic industry has been low margin for so many periods in its history that the concept of a margin healthy enough to profitably run an entire company is anathema to it. Focus on the benefits of multi gigawatt economies of scale on margins belies the lengths that PV manufacturers have undergone to salvage margin; lengths that include sourcing lower cost and thus lower quality backsheets, EVA, glass, junction boxes and polysilicon.

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Will We Soon Be Able to Spray On Solar PV?

Renewable Energy - Tue, 2017-04-11 06:00

Can you imagine a world in which you could spray on your power source and place it wherever you’d like? Maybe on the windows of your home or on the roof of your car. Perhaps on the sides of your tall business building.

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Proposal Could Open Reclamation Facilities for Non-federal Pumped Storage Development

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-04-10 15:26

The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources' Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held a legislative hearing earlier this week that could open some Bureau of Reclamation facilities up for non-federal pumped storage development.

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Proposals Sought for Geothermal Data Management Program in Ethiopia

Renewable Energy - Mon, 2017-04-10 11:46

The U.S. member committee of the World Energy Council, the United States Energy Association (USEA), has issued a request for proposals to support the geothermal data management system of a new geothermal entity created under Ethiopia’s 2016 Geothermal Resources Development Proclamation (GRDP).



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