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GE expanding Turkish wind turbine blade factory; hiring 300 workers

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-04-25 10:01
This week LM Wind Power, a subsidiary of GE Renewable Energy, announced its plan to recruit 300 additional employees at its wind turbine blade manufacturing site in Bergama, Turkey.
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EU approves €385 million renewable energy scheme for Lithuania

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-04-25 09:15

The European Commission has approved a €385 million (US$429.7 million) renewable energy scheme to support renewables generation in Lithuania, including hydroelectric power.

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Tesla continues to lose marketshare in U.S. rooftop solar market

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-04-25 07:10
A year ago, Tesla Inc. lost its throne as king of the U.S. rooftop solar business to Sunrun Inc. Now, it may get relegated to third place.
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General Mills inks 200-MW Clean Energy PPA for Texas wind power

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-04-25 06:30

The wind farm will produce renewable energy credits that, combined with the company’s previous agreement, should equal 100 percent of electricity used annually at General Mill’s domestic facilities.

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Minigrid combines solar and digital to electrify Togo village

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-04-25 04:01

Solar energy is now providing the electricity for an entire village in Togo of 4000 people, powering streetlights, homes, schools and shops.

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Machine learning, AI aiding Sempra utilities in solar energy management on the grid

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-04-25 02:00
This week Sempra Energy subsidiary PXiSE Energy Solutions announced that Sempra-owned development company Infraestructura Energetica Nova (IEnova) would be using its software at the 110-MW Pima Solar facility located in Mexico to help manage the integration of renewable power to the electric grid.
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Xcel Energy finalizes purchase of two wind projects

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-04-24 13:42

Xcel Energy has completed the purchase of two wind energy projects in the Upper Midwest: 200-MW Blazing Star 2 in southwest Minnesota and 300-MW Dakota Range 1 and 2 in eastern South Dakota. 

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Innovative arrangement produces renewable natural gas and helps Monarch Butterflies

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-04-24 13:34
Today, Smithfield Foods and Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) announced that they have formed a joint venture called Monarch Bioenergy to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) across Smithfield’s hog farms in Missouri.
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Demystifying bank solar asset management with U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo, and kWh Analytics

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-04-24 12:08
Bank asset management is known to be an opaque subject. Thankfully, Diana Weis and Sarah Disch, each co-heads of the Solar Asset Management groups at their organizations, U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo Bank respectively, shared their expertise with me at SAMNA 2019. They each have over a decade of experience in solar finance. Here are three key takeaways bank asset management experts Weis and Disch shared:
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Ford invests $500 million into battery company Rivian

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-04-24 09:45

Through a strategic partnership, Ford will develop an all-new, next-generation battery electric vehicle for Ford's growing EV portfolio using Rivian's skateboard platform

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Iowa pork producers stall utility efforts to upend solar net metering

Green Power Network - Wed, 2019-04-24 07:42
In their push to upend the economics of rooftop solar, Iowa’s major electric utilities are up against an opponent as politically potent as they are: the state’s pork producers.
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DTECH asks experts to share what they know about the future of energy delivery

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-04-23 12:13
Utilities and other energy experts convene each year at DISTRIBUTECH International (DTECH) to discuss the future of energy and this week Clarion Energy, organizer of the event, announced that the call for abstracts for the 2020 event is open.
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Nevada is the fourth US state to commit to 100 percent clean energy

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-04-23 10:49
Nevada is joining the growing list of U.S. places that aim to ban fossil fuels from its electricity supply.
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APS battery energy storage facility explosion injures four firefighters; industry investigates

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-04-23 08:24
Last Friday evening in Surprise, Arizona a storage facility owned by Arizona Public Service (APS) exploded, injuring four firefighters. Reporter for, Maria Hechanova, visited the scene yesterday and reported that the explosion happened while four hazmat firefighters from Peoria were working to extinguish a battery fire at the facility.
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Duke Energy unit buys 150 MW California solar power project

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-04-22 09:57

The North Rosamond solar project is Duke Energy Renewables’ sixth solar generation facility in Kern County

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The world’s longest wind turbine blade rolled off the assembly line last week

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-04-22 08:21
Last week, LM Wind Power said it had successfully manufactured the world’s first wind turbine blade to surpass 100 meters in length.
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FERC finalizes expedited licensing process for hydropower projects

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-04-22 07:36

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a final rule establishing an expedited licensing process for original hydropower licenses for certain qualifying facilities at existing non-powered dams and for closed-loop pumped storage projects.

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In Michigan, developer cancels plan for large Upper Peninsula wind project

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-04-22 07:24
Citing planning delays, a global renewable energy developer has canceled plans for a major wind project in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
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Mayor: PG&E assets are ‘great’ opportunity to bring clean energy to San Francisco

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-04-18 07:39
San Francisco Mayor London Breed wants to use PG&E Corp.’s bankruptcy to take over some of the company’s assets for the city’s power needs, a move that would shake up California’s largest utility and remake the state’s energy landscape.
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Duke Energy to build North Carolina solar estimated at $404M

Green Power Network - Thu, 2019-04-18 07:29
Duke Energy Corp. will develop six utility-scale solar power projects in North Carolina that may cost up to $404 million as part of the state’s bid to boost renewable energy.
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