ComEd installs off-grid renewable lighting at Bronzeville schools

Wed, 2019-02-20 10:16
This week ComEd said that it’s furthering innovation in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood with the installation of renewable energy powered lights along the walkway to the Beethoven Elementary School. Bronzeville is home to the first “microgrid cluster” in the United States.
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Japanese businesses test blockchain to trade renewable energy

Wed, 2019-02-20 09:59
This week independent power producer Marubeni and LO3 Energy said they have started a pilot project in Japan where LO3 will administer an energy marketplace using blockchain to connect a number of Marubeni’s power production facilities, including renewables, with offices and factories around Japan in a virtual marketplace. The project will simulate energy transactions to test the viability of the concept with the ultimate goal of creating a full-scale commercially operational network in the future.
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Consumers Energy plans renewable push for HQ; seeks ideas

Wed, 2019-02-20 08:36

The Jackson Smart Energy District aims to achieve the parent firm’s 2040 clean energy goals some 15 to 20 years earlier. Those goals include producing 40 percent of the district’s energy needs from on-site renewable sources.

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Three companies join forces to bid for Dunkirk offshore wind farm

Tue, 2019-02-19 13:06

Total, Orsted, and Elicio have announced the creation of an industrial consortium to submit a joint bid for the Dunkirk offshore wind farm project, with a generating capacity of up to 600 MW.

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Genex reaches agreement to commence early works on 250-MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro

Tue, 2019-02-19 09:45

Genex Power Limited announces it has entered into an agreement with the joint venture of McConnell Dowell/John Holland (MDJH-JV) to immediately commence an early works program on the 250-MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project (K2-Hydro) at Genex’s Renewable Energy Hub at Kidston in North Queensland.

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Residential PV + batteries as wholesale energy market suppliers are just the ‘tip of the spear’

Tue, 2019-02-19 08:15
Last week, Sunrun announced that its bid to supply 20 MW of residential solar + storage capacity into the New England ISO Forward Capacity Market for 2022-2023 was approved. According to Chris Rauscher, Director of Policy and Storage Market Strategy for Sunrun, this is not a pilot project or an experiment in any way.
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Saft deploying energy storage system to Bermuda

Tue, 2019-02-19 08:03

The deal calls for Saft to deliver a turnkey order for up to 10 MW capacity for spinning reserves and frequency response to maintain grid stability.

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2018 solar installer survey reveals more than one-third of homeowners also want batteries

Tue, 2019-02-19 07:09
EnergySage and NABCEP today released the results of the fourth annual Solar Installer Survey, which gathered responses from more than 870 local, regional and national residential and commercial solar installers from across the United States.
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First national lithium-ion battery recycling R&D center launched

Mon, 2019-02-18 09:27
With lithium-ion battery technology expanding across the world, through electronics, Electric Vehicles and stationary storage, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have launched the first lithium-ion battery recycling center, called the ReCell Center, at Argonne National Laboratory. DOE says the center will help the U.S. grow a globally competitive recycling industry and reduce the country’s reliance on foreign sources of battery materials.
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Alberta government signs PPA for 94 MW of subsidy-free solar

Fri, 2019-02-15 12:43
This week, Canadian Solar said that it has won three solar power contracts with Alberta’s Ministry of Infrastructure, for a total of 94 megawatts (MWp) of solar power system in southeast Alberta, with an average contracted PPA price of 48.05 Canadian dollars [US 36.27] per MWh. When in operation in 2021, these solar plants will provide 55 percent of the electricity needs for Alberta provincial government.
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2,115-MW Rufiji hydro project construction launched in Tanzania

Fri, 2019-02-15 12:13

The government of Tanzania has officially handed over the area around the 2,115-MW Rufiji hydro project to joint venture contractors Arab Contractors Company and Elsewedy Electric Company. This marks the start of project construction.

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Shell buys sonnen batterie

Fri, 2019-02-15 11:56
Residential energy storage provider sonnen batterie said today that Shell New Energies will be its new owner.
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World's biggest battery to boost solar in Texas

Fri, 2019-02-15 08:45
The world’s largest battery could soon be storing solar energy deep in the heart of Texas oil country.
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6 key trends in sustainable and renewable energy

Fri, 2019-02-15 08:38
The 2019 Sustainable Energy in America factbook was released this week by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BloombergNEF) and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE). The factbook highlights a number of key trends in sustainable and renewable energy growth, emissions and jobs in the sector. Take a glance at the six charts below to learn more.
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India energy storage milestone as battery plant goes live

Fri, 2019-02-15 03:44

India’s first grid-scale battery energy storage system is now operational.

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Despite 2018 slowdown, 2019 is expected to be a big year for wind power

Thu, 2019-02-14 10:38
Global commissioning of onshore wind turbines declined 3 percent in 2018, partly due to a slowdown in India and Germany. Growth is expected to bounce back in 2019, with a 32 percent jump to 60 GW.
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Opinion: In Germany, the Green New Deal actually works

Thu, 2019-02-14 10:21
Opponents of the U.S. congressional Democrats’ Green New Deal point to Germany as an example of a country where similar policies have backfired. They should take a closer look; the U.S. could do well to imitate Europe’s largest economy.
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California municipal utility will phase out three natural gas power plants in favor of renewables

Thu, 2019-02-14 09:39
This week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that rather than investing in the Haynes, Harbor and Scattergood natural gas power plants to meet the requirements of a 2010 law related to a practice known as once through cooling, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will phase them out in favor of renewable energy.
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Portland General Electric, NextEra announce unique solar-wind-energy storage project in Oregon

Thu, 2019-02-14 08:45

Details on the solar and battery storage components are still up in the air, but the wind farm itself was comfirmed to include 120 turbines manufactured by GE Renewable Energy Inc.

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First blade built for 714-MW UK windfarm

Wed, 2019-02-13 07:30

The first blade has been manufactured for the 714 MW offshore windfarm East Anglia One in the UK.

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