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

Green Power Network - 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

Green Power Network - 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

Green Power Network - 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

Green Power Network - 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

Green Power Network - 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

Green Power Network - 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

Green Power Network - 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

Green Power Network - 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

Green Power Network - 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

Green Power Network - 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

Green Power Network - 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

Green Power Network - 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

Green Power Network - 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

Green Power Network - 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

Green Power Network - 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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Sempra Renewables Selling Wind and Energy Storage Assets to AEP for $1.05B

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-02-12 15:18

Sempra Renewables jointly owns all of part of seven wind farms and one battery installation in seven states. 

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UK announces £10 million available through Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-02-12 13:00

A £10 million (US$12.9 million) fund will target support to achieving commercial deployment of tidal energy generation in Scottish waters through driving innovation and reduction in the cost of electricity generated, according to the Scottish Government.

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FERC Data Shows Substantial Renewable Growth Coming but Gas Still Dominating Today

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-02-12 08:31
According to an analysis by the SUN DAY Campaign of data just released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), natural gas dominated new electrical generating capacity in 2018. However, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) seem poised to swamp fossil fuels as new generating capacity is added over the next three years.
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Solar Tariffs Blamed (Again) for Decline in Solar Jobs

Green Power Network - Tue, 2019-02-12 08:18
The U.S. solar industry employs 242,343 workers as of 2018, a decline of nearly 8,000 jobs (3.2 percent) compared to 2017, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2018 released today by The Solar Foundation.
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Gridmates, GridX and Extensible Energy Win Initiate, A Start-up Challenge at DistribuTECH

Green Power Network - Mon, 2019-02-11 14:01

For the first time in history, DistribuTECH – the largest annual event for the transmission and distribution industry – hosted 12 start-ups in New Orleans and gave them each a chance to pitch their companies to a panel of judges.

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